1,000 women march to Mendiola for Reproductive Health bill


MANILA, Philippines. — About 1,000 women staged a rally Tuesday in Manila in support of the Reproductive Health Bill, authorities said.

Carrying placards urging legislators to “Vote for the RH bill”, the women marched towards Mendiola Street, near Malacanang, shortly after 10 a.m., momentarily blocking traffic in the area, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said.

A policeman who requested anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak to the media said the marchers have a rally permit.

He said that around 200 policemen were deployed to maintain security in the area.

Police said they were assured by the rallyists that their program won’t take long.

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  • Anonymous

    Ang eengót naman. Hindi naman sa Mendiola ang labanan sa RH Bill, bakit doon nagsipunta yang mga yan? Dapat sa Senado. Rally-hin nila si Enrile at yung Eat Bulaga host na pumapart-time sa Senado.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TJJCXGX3OVFQXNAX5R2CFKC7OA Jan

      yeah…tama ka.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYITA5V33GYZSLC3G37UCVNTKA Ben

    Pnoy has spoken, and congress swiftly, instantly, in just a day passed a vote to impeach Corona, therefore, the seat of power is in Malacanang to push congress into a high speed resolution of this RH law…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYITA5V33GYZSLC3G37UCVNTKA Ben

    With PNoy promising the pork barrel, virtually showed how he held the congressmen by their neck, virtually a slave legislative mill subject to the wills of the presidency…therefore, partisan congress.

  • Anonymous

    Go, go, go. That is the way to show your solid support for the RH bill. I hope more groups take to the streets and make their voices heard. The more noise you make, the more support you will get from the public. Huwag tayo magpatalo sa mga tauhan ng mga mitsubishops na nagdedemonstrate.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TJJCXGX3OVFQXNAX5R2CFKC7OA Jan

    sa senate at batasan din po kayo magrally, kasi yung mga senador at congressman ang humaharang sa RH bill.

  • Anonymous

    I am a Catholic and I support the RH Bill. I march with you, respected women of the Philippines. Go, you have the right to be heard. It’s your health and that of your children’s that’s at stake. Don’t be afraid. E-mail, or text your congressmen and your senators, set up Face Book page, Twitter page, whatever you could get your hands on to urge the lawmakers to pass the RH Bill. Go international if necessary.

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