We need RH bill, Ona tells solons at hearing

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President Benigno Aquino III observes Health Sec. Enrique Ona administer a rotavirus vaccine orally to baby Jadee Guevarra, held by mother Dory Ravidas, during the ceremonial launching of the vaccine and Philhealth’s Z Benefit Package in Heroes’ Hall, Malacanang Palace. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Health Secretary Enrique Ona went to bat for the passage of the reproductive health (RH) bill as congressmen scrutinized on Monday his department’s P56.8-billion budget for 2013.

Ona said he still believed there was a need for the RH bill despite provisions in the Department of Health’s (DOH) 2013 budget that would allow it to set up health and birthing centers and hire health workers.

He said this was because the measure would ensure that the people, especially the poor, would get the proper information on how to plan their families and space their children, and would receive the means necessary to do this.

Without the bill, Ona said, such services to the poor would be subject to the whims of local government officials.

Ona made the statements as Zambales Rep. Milagros Magsaysay grilled him on the need for a reproductive health bill.

Magsaysay noted that the existing Magna Carta of Women already gave women the right to pre- and postnatal care and access to family planning methods, and also the right to space their children.

She said the DOH’s doctors to the barrio program also addressed the need for pre- and postnatal care, while the program for health facilities enhancement addressed the need for birthing facilities.

The DOH’s deployment of health workers to the barangays would also provide for the dissemination of family planning information, she said.

But Ona stressed that this was not enough, and that there must be a reproductive health bill for there to be a national policy and uniform implementation of the measure.

“It’s not enough because it all depends very much on what a local health executive or mayor or congressman of the community will decide,” he said.

Magsaysay retorted that all that was needed was to get the local executives to implement the Magna Carta of Women and that if they didn’t then the DOH would be remiss in its duty.

Ona replied that local governments were autonomous in nature, hence, his desire for a law.

“We want to make sure that the policy is not only implemented but done nationwide … rather than depend on the whims of a particular local official,” he said.

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  • billy31

    oh come on…..pera pera pala itong RH Bill….hahahaha….no wonder!

    • http://twitter.com/verolee96 Vero Lee

      OO NGA KASI MAS MURA ANG MAGPALAKI NG BATA KOMPARA MO SA ISANG BOX NG CONDOM!!!!!!

      • billy31

         the government has already an in-placed program for Family Planning. Besides ang lahat ng bata ay may karapatan mabuhay kesa sa condom.

      • boypalaban

        sablay argumento niyan, wag mo na pansinin…bata itinulad sa condom…tsk tsk…

      • mnlmad

        Wala kang ginagawa kundi mag contra RH Bill. Go get a life!

      • boypalaban

        oo may buhay ako…na di ko na kailangan kunin…
        sabihan mo niyan yung mga impostor na kunwari pabor sa buhay…buhay pala ng bank account at kerida…hahahaha

      • burubudongstongstoings

        babaw utak. walang alam sa future. kong gusto mo matino politiko papag aralin mo muna mga tao gonggong sila pumipili at bumubuto sa mga yan, isa kana bumuto sa mga corrupt na yan.

      • boypalaban

        malala na tagas mo…
        kung may tax pagiging engot sigurado malaki babayaran mo…
        huwag mo isisi sa akin o sa mahihirap ang kawalanghiyaan ng mga panginoon mong pulitiko…
        at bakit ko pag-aaralin… trabaho ko ba yon?
        trabaho ng gobyerno yan…pero mas gusto ng gobyerno magbigay ng condom at contraceptives…added income…

      • PaengSaAmerika

        …”lahat ng bata may karapatang mabuhay..” kahit na pakalat-kalat sa lansangan na nagtitinda ng sampaguita, humihitit ng rugby, walang makain at buhay-miserable? Yun ba ang vision mo in the future?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/BV6DWTSUHKJGFANJJ5P3WPPTQM Paul

        tama, magkano ang budget ng isang bata sa school, at magkano ang porsyento sa pills, condom, etc. 

      • PaengSaAmerika

        At magkano naman ang diperensiya ng 2 batang pinapakain, binibihisan, pinapag-aaral kontra sa 6? Simple mathematics lang bro.

      • boypalaban

        mas mura siguro ma-confine ang may tagas sa pag-iisip…magkano nung na-confine ka?

    • boypalaban

      di pa makuntento sa 56.8 billion na kinukurakot din naman nila…at ang daming gamot niyan itinatago lang…
      …at…ubos na populasyon ng mahihirap…pagkaganid ng mga yan di pa mababawasan…
      para daw sa mahihirap at kababaihan…uto uto lang maniniwala diyan…
      …teka…akala ko ba para sa classrooms…pa-iba iba pa ng dahilan…KURAKOT DIN NAMAN ANG PINAKADAHILAN…

      • mnlmad

        E wala ka palang trust sa gobierno, e ano pa ginagawa mo dito? Bakit di ka na lang mag migrate or mamundok?

      • boypalaban

        Trust? condom yun ah…
        palayasin mo muna mga gahamang pulitiko na inangkin pati bundok, sige doon ako mamumuhay…

      • burubudongstongstoings

        kitid naman utak nito. gusto nga solusyunan ng gobyerno ang problema kontra pa rin. hay naku sa mga ito utak talangka talaga. di mo yata gusto umasenso pilipinas. umalis kana lang kaya dito punta ka bangladesh at india don wala RH bill.

      • boypalaban

         ok na makitid utak di naman nagpapauto…
        utak talangka yung mga gusto makipagyarian na puro pasarap lang nasa isip…safe sex? saan? paano? condom 100% sigurado? hahahahaha

        ang ayaw umasenso ang pilipinas ay yung mga nagpapagamit sa mga gahamang pulitiko…walang pagkadala…

        at di ba banat ninyong mga pro RH Pilipinas na lang ang walang RH sa buong mundo…ano yang pinagsasasabi mo na India at Bangladesh…paiba-iba kayo ng sinasabi….mamaya…shortage of classrooms naman…maya maya ulit..unwanted pregnancy…tapos AIDS prevention naman….pero di mabanggit ang kukurakutin ng mga ganid na opisyal….

  • Mananandata69

    Promote ligation and vasectomy through out the philippines by offering free ligation and vasectomy with P5,000.00 incentive

    • kapatad

       sige mauna ka na. kung babae ka pa ligata ka, kung lalaki ka naman magpavasectomy ka na.

  • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

    Yes, we really need the RH Bill! It has to join the long list laws that have not been followed.

  • boypalaban

    ok din lng daw na may kurakot dito sa RH Bill kasi lahat naman daw ng proyekto ng gobyerno may kurakot….SIGE…ituloy na ang NBN ZTE deal…pati Northrail project…lahat na…!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BV6DWTSUHKJGFANJJ5P3WPPTQM Paul

    magkano kaya ang kay ONA sa budget na yan. whew, money, money, money….

    • boypalaban

       basta daw ONA siya sa listahan ng mga tatanggap…

  • boypalaban

    O panawagan ulit sa mga pro RH: pangatawanan ninyo ang ipinaglalaban ninyo:
    Daming tao sa evacuation centers…tamang tama pwede na kayo mamigay ng contraceptives…70% gusto yon ayon sa inyong survey…kailangang kailangan na nila….at baka dumami pa sila na parang kuneho at magkaroon ng matinding traffic, baha, shortage ng classroom, AIDs, unwanted pregnancy…
    O punta na! bilis!

    • mnlmad

      Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Maybe what you’re saying and indeed suggesting ay dapat ngang gawin.

      • boypalaban

        maybe…
        since most pro-RH attribute the calamities (natural and human-made) to the poor, then…it would be best that they, the pro-RH, “control” themselves these “burden” of society.

    • Jones

      o boy palaban. ikaw have you done your part? punta na din ikaw dun mapakinabangan ka naman :)) 

      • boypalaban

        ikaw ang nagsasabing 70% yan ang gusto…o sige na punta na…

        di ko na kailangan pang ipagmalaki dito ang nagawa ko…ok na yun…

      • burubudongstongstoings

        your stand is not really your stand but the stand of the church. you only based your concepts and ideas of what the church teaches you. you dont analyse personally.

      • boypalaban

        anong church ang pinagsasasabi mo?
        kumontra ba ako dito gamit ang spiritual na argumento?
        di mo kayang patunayan na ang stand ko ay galing sa katoliko…unang una di ako katoliko…
        pero ang stand mo malinaw galing sa mga kurakot na pulitiko…
        congrats…isa ka sa mga disipulo nila…

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        HAVE U DONE UR PART…ginawa mo na ang share mo…and so on…

        dba yan ang gawain ng gobyerno…sinasahuran sila ng taong bayan para gawin kung ano ang dapat…BAKIT MO PINAPASA SA MGA TAO ANG GAWAIN NG GOBYERNO???ANG GOBYERNO AY MAY MGA RESOURCES…SAMANTALANG ANG TAO INIISIP KUNG PAANO MAGKA PERA SA KANILANG HANAP BUHAY….

        ANG HIRAP SA INYO MGA YELLOW RIBBONS, MAHILIG IPASA OR ISISI SA IBA….TSK TSK TSK…

    • PaengSaAmerika

      Boy, ang Simbahang Katoliko ang dapat managot kung bakit maraming tao sa evacuation centers.Kung di sila kumontra sa family planning programs in the past administrations, sana moderate lang ang population natin.

      • boypalaban

        haaaay….
        simbahang katoliko ba ang nagsabi : sige magparami kayo at gutumin ninyo at maging salaula kayo.

        katoliko ba ang nangangasiwa ng mga drainage system, flood control, etc?

        di ako katoliko pero in fairness, bakit sila lagi ang sinisisi?

        musta naman ang mga proyekto ni mayor, governor tongressman na may pagmumukha pa sa mga tarpaulin/billboard? anong klaseng materyales ginamit? naging maayos ba ang trabaho? naging tapat ba sila sa mga specifications ng proyekto?

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/FpmdhGgWtdRlPGuxSxk9i9d7VbLbOg--#83295 Panaginip na Fili

      a case of mental retardation

      • boypalaban

         O punta na! bilis!

  • boypalaban

    Sino ba itong “WE” na sinasabi ni ONA? (kung yan nga ang sinabi niya verbatim)
    Noynoy Aquino, Edcel Lagman, Risa Hontiveros, Pia Cayetano, Enrique Ona, etc…

    Kung “THEY” malamang yung mga mahihirap tinutukoy niya…kahit puro kaplastikan..

    • Bidang

      Ikaw hindi ka ba plastic? yung senador mong si sotto yun ang tunay na plastic paiyak-iyak pa, mission daw niya na tutolan ang RH bill kaya siya naging senador.. eh yung ginawa niya kay pepsi paloma misyon din ba niya yun? 

      • boypalaban

         di ko senador yan…
        ano naman ang kinalaman ng kaso nila kay Pepsi Paloma? kasama ng idol mong si Vic Bossing?
        yun ba ang issue?
        e yung pagdagdag ni dambuhala lagman ng pitong malalakas lumamon na anak sa populasyon ng pilipinas, mas related yun di ba?

  • kapatad

    Wala nang magagawa ang mga Filipino na kontra di umingi ng tulong sa Diyos. Sapagkat siya lang naman ang makakapangyayari sa lahat. Ang mga kontra sa RH Bill, concern lang sila sa masamang bunga ng contraceptives, tulad ng karanasan ni Sen. Sotto. Si Pia kaya gumagamit kaya ng contraceptive pills, maglagay ng IUD sa karawan. Nakikipagtalik kaya siya sa kanyang asawa na may condom?

    • boypalaban

       ako kontra sa kurapsiyon..di ako naniniwala na hindi kikita ang mga pulitiko at opisyal ng gobyerno diyan sa RH na yan…kurakot lang yan…sabi ko nga ubos na mahihirap..pero pagkagahaman ng mga nasa posisyon dito hindi man lang mababawasan..

  • latino_boom

    Nakapagtataka lang ha…kung sino pa ang mga pobre sya pa ang anak ng anak..minsan may nakita ako sa TV….ang tatay tricycle driver hirap na hirap na daw sila tapos ang anak nila eh 8 at buntis pa si Misis…awww….meron pang isa…bakit daw sila di nakakatanggap ng CCT eh hirap daw sila sa buhay…tanong ano po trabaho nyo pa extra extra sa construction si Mister kayo po ano ginagawa nyo wala po kc 7 ang anak namin na maliliit…Tanong ko lang sa simbahan ano ang ginagawa nila to educate this people…DI PO BA KASALANAN DIN SA DIYOS YUNG MAG ANAK NG MAG ANAK TAS DI NAMAN KAYA BUHAYIN THEN LATER ON THESE KIDS WILL GROW-UP THE UNWANTED PEOPLE OF THIS SOCIETY BECAUSE THEY ARE LACK OF EDUCATION…GUESS WHAT??? MADAMI PO KAMING MAG KAKAPATID NA DI NAKAPAG ARAL….ILAN KAYO 13 PO….GOOD LUCK NA LANG PO….KUNG KAYA NYONG BUMUHAY NG 100 ANAK TO LIVE COMFORTABLY THEN GO AHEAD MAKE 100 KIDS BUT IF YOU’RE LIVING MISERABLY DON’T ADD ANOTHER PERSON TO LIVE MISERABLE…MAAWA NAMAN KAYO SA MGA BATA…GOD BLESS THE PHILIPPINES

    • PaengSaAmerika

      Kung kasing yaman sana ng mga Revillas, Estradas, Quizons, Cojuangcos ang mga nakararaming padre de pamilyang pinoy, okay lang magkaanak kahit 75. Ang RH Bill ay di lang about condoms, contraceptives and all that, it’s all about “AWARENESS” about the burden of having a big family.

      • boypalaban

        hindi porket mahirap di alam ang epekto ng malaking pamilya…
        may Bill o wala, alam ng mga mahihirap yan..wala lang talagang plano isakatuparan ang maliit na pamilya…kahit tambakan pa yan ng pills at condom…

      • burubudongstongstoings

        di nila alam oi, kala mo lang. alam nila pagmarami anak mas makakatulong sa kanila paghanapbuhay. gusto nila marami anak kasi paglaki ng mga anak gagawin nilang maid at iba pa, di na papag aralin.. para makatulong sa pamilya nila.

      • JuanTamadachi

        well said..

      • https://me.yahoo.com/a/FpmdhGgWtdRlPGuxSxk9i9d7VbLbOg--#83295 Panaginip na Fili

        alam nga nila, pero hindi naman sila makaaccess sa birth control methods…alangan naman kasing ibili nila ng condom/pills ang pangkain nila…baka sabihan pa silang sosyal, nagcocondom di naman kumakain..mas mabuti pang ang state ang magprovide ng condom/pill for them para di na sila dumami kaysa naman ang state ang magpalamon sa lahat ng kanilang mga anak.

      • boypalaban

        may mga health center na namimigay ng libreng condom…kumukuha ba sila? (di tayo sigurado…ang nakakaalam lang niyan yung taga health center at mga nakatira doon sa baranggay).

      • https://me.yahoo.com/a/FpmdhGgWtdRlPGuxSxk9i9d7VbLbOg--#83295 Panaginip na Fili

        Hindi pa masyadong coordinated ang mga services na yan sa ngayon kaya hindi pa alam ng karamihan. At wala pang masyadong information dissemination dahil sa mahigpit na pagtutol ng mga damaso.

      • boypalaban

         may mga damaso rin ba hanggang baranggay?

  • PaengSaAmerika

    Healthcare costs increase because of over-populated citizenry. Definitely the government will spend more money to improve healthcare services. Kung di kinontra ng simbahan noong panahon ni Marcos, disin sana eh moderate lang ang population ng Pinoy. We’re close to a hundred million, come to think of it. I was in elementary in early 80’s and Philippine population was just at more than 40 million. In less than 3 decades, lumobo na nang todo. 

    • Rainero Sanchez

       Disin sana, wala ka ngayon na puro reklamo. Di ba isa ka rin sa nagpalubo ng ating populasyon? Bakit, ikaw lang ba ang may karapatang mabuhay, yong iba hindi para moderate lang ang ating populasyon? Think before you talk!

      • https://me.yahoo.com/a/FpmdhGgWtdRlPGuxSxk9i9d7VbLbOg--#83295 Panaginip na Fili

        RH bill does not deny anyone the right to live. ANOTHER CASE OF MISINFORMED.

      • Rainero Sanchez

         I’m pointing my argument to PaengSaAmerika’s principle and not on RH Bill. You’re an acute case of dumbness.

    • boypalaban

      ilan ba talaga anak ni marcos?…

      “Definitely the government will spend more money to improve healthcare services.”
      sana nga lang totoo…at di binubulok mga gamot sa bodega….
      pati relief good na dinonate ng ibang tao may mga pagmumukha na ng pulitiko…yang mga gamot pa kaya….

  • PaengSaAmerika

    Can our country afford to sustain 120 million people in just more than a decade? If so,then, go ahead and multiply! RH Bill needs to pass for our future generation so they will never experience the burden and misery that we do face now! 

    • burubudongstongstoings

      correct.

  • UrHONOR

    NAKU, Ona, kawawa kang makasalanang linalang!  Sa sinabi mong yan, EX-COMMUNICATED ka na, katoliko ka man o hindi.  Ibig sabihin nyan, mapwe-pwera ka na sa barkadahan ng mga naka-sayang puti.  At wala ng magtatanggal ng kasalanan mo bilang isang makasalanan.  Anong kasalanan?  Malay ko ba.  Basta’t makasalanan ka na nang pinanganak ka, like it or not.  No return, no exchange.  

    • boypalaban

      e yung hindi pa ipinapanganak at katatapos lamang maipanganak…tinuturing na agad na peste…pasanin ng lipunan…kriminal paglaki…ayos!

  • Jeremiah_CheGuevara

    If sec Ona and his DOH intends to allocate P17.5 billion budget at least to the RH Bill as he told Sen Pia cayetano, Ona must be salivating now for his share of the P12 billion at least corruption kickback from this Bill yearly. Let us maintain the status quo – No to RH BIll – no to contraceptive mentality – No to the rise of the Culture of Death in our country!

    • pej1972

      we already have a culture of death, just look at the statistics of mothers maternal death.

      • Jeremiah_CheGuevara

         that will increase once the RH Bill is passed and implemented just like in the US when abortions rise after contraceptives failed to stop conception. deaths of mothers will surely follow because the RH Bill is not the right solution. I just dont know why the pro RH want to impose their own brand of mentality or morality here without conclusive experiential results.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4QXJAFWAZHQXP4FCEFQZ4RZNOU Boy Peter

    What these anti RH bill only see specially the re-electionist politicians (Sotto, et al) is the present situation being presented by the Catholic Church moguls. What they can not imagine is the situation of the Philippines in 5 to 10 years time where the population of the country will hit the 120 or more million mark. Who are the victims of the present calamities plaguing the country now? Is it the politicians or religious leaders that are against the passage of the RH Bill? No, its those poor people leaving under the bridges, esteros and river banks.

    These politicians, just to muster votes in the coming elections, and the religious leaders who will benefit in the population explosion because of income derive from religious rites, must come up to their senses for the future deluge as a result of over population in this very small country, Philippines. Wake up now before its too late. I am not a proponent of that RH Bill but I am only concern for the future of those unborn children who will suffer because of the insensitivity of those so-called pro-life advocates but without thinking of the future of these still to-be-born children who have uncertain or no future at all.

    If for them the RH Bill is unconstitutional, for me, those unprotected deaths and unwanted births with uncertain futures are unconscionable. 

    • Rainero Sanchez

       Wala ng pagkukulang ang ating batas sa pag alaga sa lahat ng Filipino. There is a malicious scheme on this Bill in the grandest scale. It’s a big business at ginawang mga pawns ang iba nating mga politicians para maisulong at maging batas ito. Just for an example; we have a right for a proper nutrition. Pero marami ang nagkulang sa nutrition dahil kulang sa kaalaman pero napalibutan naman ng mga nutricious food. Ngayon, dapat ba nating isabatas na kailangan isama sa pagkain ang multi-vitamins capsules and other food suppliments? Sino ba ang mas makikinabang? Ang mga tao o ang mga suppliers. Masasayang ang pera ng taong bayan. RH Bill is BUSINESS.

      • https://me.yahoo.com/a/FpmdhGgWtdRlPGuxSxk9i9d7VbLbOg--#83295 Panaginip na Fili

        Kung gawing piksyon po siguro yang sinasabi nyo siguro mabenta yan… lalo na kapag it turned out pala, yung mastermind behind that grand scheme…ay ang cbcp…best-selling!

      • Rainero Sanchez

         Ang mga comment ay hindi binibili, ito ay inu-unawa. Hindi ako nag benta ng comment, ito ay para maipahayag ko ang aking mga argumento tungkol sa RH Bill. If your dull intellect cannot comprehend, don’t change the idea.

      • https://me.yahoo.com/a/FpmdhGgWtdRlPGuxSxk9i9d7VbLbOg--#83295 Panaginip na Fili

        I’m being sarcastic in my comment. Did I tell you to sell your comment.?Ikaw yata po ang utak capitalista dahil lahat yata ng bagay inaassociate niyo sa business. 

      • Rainero Sanchez

        Parang hindi ka matinong kausap pre. Nagsabi ba ako na inutusan mo akong ibenta ang comment ko? Ikaw ang gusto at gumawa ng paraan (gawing piksyon daw sabi mo) para mabenta ang comment ko. Kaya nasabi ko na hindi binibili ang argumento kundi iunu-unawa. . Tapos lumilihis ka na naman. Parang papunta na ang usapan natin sa ideolohiya kasi nagbanggit kana ng capitalismo. Pero hindi na ako papatol sa ‘yo pre. Ingat na lang.

    • boypalaban

      “…and the religious leaders who will benefit in the population explosion because of income derive from religious rites”

      ganon? akala ko ba mahihirap?…paano makakabayad ang mga yan? paano kikita ang simbahang katoliko kahit napakarami nila?

      pakipaliwanag muna kung ano ang ibig mong sabihin ng unwanted birth…

  • marionics

    hay naku same old same old. botohan na ng magkaalaman.

    • sked482

      I agree. Isama na to as plebiscite sa midterm elections next year para malaman kung ano gusto ng majority. Let’s get our democracy to work.

  • virgoyap

     “Magsaysay noted that the existing Magna Carta of Women already gave
    women the right to pre- and postnatal care and access to family planning
    methods, and also the right to space their children.” Yes, well and good but the question is HOW? How are they going to do it? And that’s the role of the RH bill. It’s to educate women and mothers how to make their families the way it is supposed to be.

    • Rainero Sanchez

       Ibig ba sabihin, gumawa na ang gobyerno ng batas pero hindi pa alam paano gagawin?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AHXXSHY4F2ZXT5L2UGYU5JVALE Tomas

    ha ha education and information lang raw ang rh bill. so the tab of P3b is only for info! even state info agencies don’t have that much budget! rep. magsaysay is right. why come up with an altogether different law when family planning services are already ensured in magna carta for women? eh kasi hindi naman talaga health bill yang RH kundi social engineering measure: it’s meant to splay the poor.
    those who claim that dahil walang RH kaya maraming maternal deaths should realize kaya nga maraming namamatay eh dahil may batas na sa women’s rights pero hindi pa rin tinutugunan ng DOH and dr ONA-nist ang tungkulin nila to promote women’s health kasi all along p-noy, doh and congress want RH because of the $3 billion tab. mas kikita sila kasi doon

    • Rainero Sanchez

       AGREE! RH Bill is BUSINESS in the grandest scale. At dito babawi si Pnoy. Hindi na siya puede mangurakot sa kaban ng bayan dahil sa slogan “DAANG MATUWID” kaya sa Grease Money na lang babawi.

    • passingthru2u

      I read RA 9710, the magna carta of women, hoping that i would find Sec. Ona’s claim that its implementation is decentralized as per his claim, that’s why it was hard getting positive results from the aims of the law. however, i found otherwise. there were no weighty provisions to the effect that Ona’s statement is affirmed. I really hoped, before reading thru the law, that he was correct, because if so i could somehow answer a friend, who is a priest, who once asked me- why another law, when i think we have enough laws catering for the healthcare of mothers specifically.

      i am ALMOST for RH bill, but there are serious doubts which still linger, drawing me back from totally supporting it. for example, the regulation of access to these contraceptives, what are the proposed age appropriate sex education stuff, as per section 16 of the RH Bill- there should be an approved manual for this.

      i just hope people who comment on this issue be more constructive, avoid rhetorics and name calling, and avoid highly speculative issues as if they are the considerations of the status quo.

      there’s much to be clarified.

      and BTW- please shun from arguing about corruption that’s why people are pushing for this bill to be passed. mind you, there are better options if these people wanted to really get our tax money, why labor on a bloody rh debate and on its passing- only for the money? im not on the boat with you on this  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AHXXSHY4F2ZXT5L2UGYU5JVALE Tomas

    “Your comment must be approved by a moderator before appearing here. ”
    are anti-rh comments being censored?

  • gerp

    im out of our country for almost 6 years…and no idea if this RH bill was explained nationwide via any media means… reading comments below…most people thought that RH Bill will not help to control the population growth, and some thought that there has available program that is already in the law whih RH Bill is a duplication only. If there is already a law, to be specific, the magna carta of women, why our population still growing fast…and if the Bishops is against this RH Bill…why they allow women and men of out of wedlock to receive the Eucharist…and there are many women getting pregnant with no father…it is clear that CBCP does not care about population or responsible parenthood…they keep on spreading words from their mouth but nothing was done by them to give education to Filipino young women..what about the local government officials like congressman and mayors or baranggay chairmans…why their constituents are still having children out of wedlock, many women are being torn/molested/raped/abused etc…then why not give a chance to National Government to enforce the law?

  • Rainero Sanchez

    RH Bill is BUSINESS in the grandest scale. At dito babawi si Pnoy. Hindi
    na siya puede mangurakot sa kaban ng bayan dahil sa slogan “DAANG
    MATUWID” kaya sa Grease Money na lang babawi.

  • w33k3nd3r

    Milagros Magsaysay, the idiot who said “The Heavens must be crying…” , pretty much at the same IQ level with Senator Sotto, who said that condoms do not protect humans from HIV. These kind of people should not be in public office as they give misleading statements that are tantamount to misinforming the public with very serious matters. They should do their country a favor and resign.

    • Rainero Sanchez

       At ang mga pro RH Bill, nag inform ba sila sa public about the business background of this bill? If we try to comprehend more deeply studying on both sides, BUSINESS is the root of this bill. It is just a duplication of existing laws and the addition of certain revenues of the big corporations lobbying for this bill to be passed.

      • w33k3nd3r

        if this bill passes, are you going to leave this country?

      • Rainero Sanchez

         Anong connection doon? Ang labo mo pre..

      • Ganymede

        Kanino mo narinig yan? Kay Tito Sotto na naman? Sa mga obispo? Puro kayo business, business.. pharmaceutical companies etc. Mag name kayo ng company na naglolobby para sa RH Bill. Puro kayo ispekulasyon wala namang maipangalang drug company na naglolobby… pwe!

    • boypalaban

      bakit ang mga bansang malaki ang kaso ng HIV meron ding mga condom at RH law?
      sa di ba pag-implement ng batas na yan mahahawa ng tulo o sa pakikipagtalik na banat lang nang banat,na masyadong tiwala sa condom (kahit walang manufacturer niyan na nagsasabing 100% safe yan laban sa STD)?

      • w33k3nd3r

        if you were there, would you rather do it with a higher rate of protection or no rate of protection? I don’t mind if you wouldn’t want protection, tutal ikaw naman ang mamamatay at mababawasan ng bobo ang Pilipinas. I’m more concerned for your partner whom you are not protecting.

      • boypalaban

        di mo masagot na di 100% effective yan…
        sige nga yumari ka ngayon ng pokpok…at gumamit ka niyang pananggalang mo…matapang ka di ba?
        congrats daw sabi ng mga pulitiko…isa kang disipulo nila….

    • boypalaban

      ang sinabi ni sotto kung di ako nagkakamali ay yung nangyari sa anak niya na epekto ng pag-gamit ni helen gamboa ng contraceptives…
      out of context ka…
      si edcel lagman…in context….pito ang anak ni dambuhala…malalakas pa lumamon gaya niya…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AITTOHVBILS62DE24F3GQW5L4 Masao

    The RH bill is a sensitive and thorny issue mainly because it touches people’s moral values. How can a congressman or senator really be sure of what the people really want?

    You can’t even voice your opinion as a moral individual without being branded as a religious bigot.

    The RH bill needs to go via referendum. Senators and congressmen shouldn’t be given this kind of power for such an important law change.

  • IronMan8888

    @boypalaban Kaya palaban kasi “child by chance” kasi.

    • boypalaban

      talo sa argumento…ano naman susunod na itatawag mo sa akin?
      namigay ka na ba ng condom sa evacuation centers?
      kailangan na ng 70% yun…bilis!…baka dumami pa ang mga kuneho….

  • http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/ Lucky Luciano

    That bill shall pass.

    Basta maubos lang ang mga politicians na naniniwala na ang “Ptolemaic System” is a form of government and kissing bugs are shameless.

  • Rainero Sanchez

    RH Bill is a grand BUSINESS employing the plight of the POOR.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VY25ZOHU3FJFFX6CYSH5W4AX3I sugbu

    ONA should RESIGN ! RH Bill is the pinnacle of our stupidity.Meron na nga tayong Family Planning Program since Marcos era…redundant lang ito at source of corruption.

    • boypalaban

      medyo kulang pa raw yung makukurakot…kailangan may batas para legal…kahit immoral…

    • Ganymede

      Anong meron? Wala! Wala! Wala! Tama si Sec. Ona, dumedepende nalang ito kung sinong nahalal na mayor. Tulad nung baklang Lito Atienza, inalis lahat ng modern family planning methods sa Maynila. Gusto ata solo lang niya mga condoms eh ayaw ipamudmod sa mga nangangailangan.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VY25ZOHU3FJFFX6CYSH5W4AX3I sugbu

        Mang Tebz…ilan taon ka na ba at bakit hindi mo alam na meron ng PopCom ?
        Si Ona ,doctor pa naman ay sana huwag ibaling sa iba ang failure ng DoH sa pagpalaganap sa Family Planning Program noon.Porke’t hindi gaanong nag succeeed ay papalitan natin ng RH Bill,,,wala namang halos ipinagbago sa dating programa ang ito ,di ba ? Ayon ka ba na meron na tayong mga Barangay Health Workers at midwives na nagbibigay ng assistance tungkol sa population control ng PopCom ?at mabibili ang mga contraceptives pills anytime ,with doctors prescription..condoms available 24Hrs.How about our unfortunate women who works on red districts…ano ang standard procedures na dapat nilang sundin ?
        Get real Mang Tebz…

  • passingthru2u

    @boypalaban:disqus can you expound on the “immorality” issue Re: RH bill? thanks

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VY25ZOHU3FJFFX6CYSH5W4AX3I sugbu

    President Pnoy…kami ang mga Bosses mo…Sibakin mo na si ONA !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AIPSCQM2TZQUMQ5GEIMWMWDFL4 Edward Solilap

    Dapat lang na ipasa ang RH Bill kung nasa batas na ito maging pantay lahat ang ipanatutupad na  layunin nito. Tama c Mr. Ona na ang mga policy ng governo matutupad dahil itoy nasa batas at hindi dedepende sa mga LGU na kung malapit ang elecion saka lang mamimigay ng libreng consultation sa health center, Mr. Una sana tinatanong mo c Cong. Mitos kung lahat ng nasasakopan nya ay meron lahat ng contraceptive at mga health center sa bawat barrangay, pakilinaw lang po sa kanila.

  • Steven Zahl

    ITALY, where catolicism started, had their own Universal RH Bill approved in 1970. The pope did not say a thing.Let’s not be TRYING HARD cathoilics.

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