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Enrile sees 9-8 vote against RH bill in Senate


Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile

MANILA, Philippines– Nine senators have allegedly committed to vote against the controversial Reproductive Health bill while only eight have committed to vote for it, Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile disclosed Thursday.

The remaining six of 23 senators, Enrile said, are still “weighing” their position on the bill.

“What I know is that nine are committed antis and eight are committed pros,” he told reporters.

Enrile, who openly opposed the bill, declined to identify the senators who are either for or against the bill.

But asked if the six undecided colleagues are seeking re-election in 2013 senatorial race, the Senate leader gave a hearty laugh.

Senate Pro Tempore Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada on the other hand had a different headcount on how the senators will vote on the bill.

Based on his own information, Estrada said 10 senators will vote against the bill and 10 senators will vote for its approval.

Only three, he said, remained undecided.

Senator Panfilo Lacson earlier said 14 will vote in favor of the bill.

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  • andrew lim

    Enrile is so protective of sperm these days, but in his time as Martial Law administator in the Department of Defense, he did not care about anti-Marcos activists losing their lives, getting raped, disappearing and getting tortured.

    And I did not clap at his performance and vote in the Corona trial , just to inform you.

    • johnllander

      Right after the EDSA Revolution, he admitted he himself was able to cheat Cory in favor of dictator marcos a total of 300,000 votes in Cagayan Valley!

      A cheat!
      A pillar of the dictatorship!

    • just_anotherperson

      Ded na ang RH Bill

      • marionics

        like i said whatever the result of the voting will be is acceptable to me basta magbotohan na ta nang matapos na

    • boypalaban

      better to have changed ways than not….
      can we expect something good from a corona fanatic like you?

      • andrew lim

        engot!  i am as anti-corona as you are pro-cbcp. check my posts on other websites, specially raissa robles.  pano mo na-conclude yun? 

        as you anti rh always like to say, shoot the message, not the messenger! har har

  • patriotic_act

    A revised “Responsible Parenthood” law should be substituted if the RH Bill wont push through..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K63PQGGWTWPALHJE7FMKKPAOCE Public

    re: “But asked if the six undecided colleagues are seeking re-election in 2013 senatorial race, the Senate leader gave a hearty laugh.”

    Dito mo malalaman kung sino talaga ang mas paniniwalaan, sincere at may credibilidad sa public service despite sa possibleng mawalan ng puwesto sa susunod na election. Key sa mga opisyal na pilit maging tahimik, “undecided” dahil sa takot mwalan ng supporta at boto galing sa simbahang katoliko.

  • Juan_Mapalad

    Botohan na… dami pang satsat ni Manong Johnny… pag-ayaw ang bill tumatagal…

  • TuwadNaDaan

    Ang tagal naman nyan..bilisan nyo na at napapagod na ako dito …Makatulog nga muna..!!!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/LSC6LC55H5VT4O7223VVC7XD7A Maurice

    If I have 100 Pesos and 1 child, I can give 100 Pesos to my child.
    If I have 100 Pesos and 2 children, than I can give only 50 Pesos each.

    What if I have 100 Pesos and 4 children, I can only give 25 Pesos each.
    And so on…..

    = Same with land & food. Stop making too many children if you cannot provide a good life to them.

    • Irwin Tangan

      don’t agree, you go out and look for more 100 pesos.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/NV25ZPWMBDYFXEYR3AWQ43ZS5E Hein S

        If you can’t find more, your children STARVE.

      • boypalaban

        feed them with contraceptives Steven Zahl

      • RNKR2005

        If you go out to look for more 100 pesos, who will take care of your 8 children? The eldest 11 year old? Good parenting.  

      • mad_as_Hamlet

        Correct!   As a matter of fact, that is what every  thief, snatcher and pickpocket in every city throughout the country does everyday while their hungry kids, or kid-brothers or kid-sisters await either their return or a policeman’s knock on a rickety door.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

        Madaling magsabing maghanap pero mahirap makahanap sa mabuting pamamaraan na paraan…bihira sa mga Filipino to look for extra source of income…karamihan ok na sa kanila ang isang kahig isang tuka… (ops. baka makasuhan ako ng nangopya….)

      • andrew lim

        yun nga ginagawa ng iba, nag riding in tandem…

        tapos sisisihin mo na naman ang gobyerno?  lahat na lang inasa sa gobyerno?

      • http://twitter.com/syrilcool Syril

        Reality check, is this what’s really happening?

    • boypalaban

      abstain from sex and stop trusting condoms and contraceptives if you cannot provide a good life to your children…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3QBMYPCCPWL5IDWF55BTBVWSAE UPLB-2008-3****

        That’s very good but then – does it work all the time? Remember, the catholic church has been advising that for years and most of people still don’t follow.

    • TuwadNaDaan


    • yatot

      I agree!

      But why marry in the first place if your capability/capacity is on 100 pesos? 

      Financially broke families are product of WRONG decisions. Sarili mo hindi mo pa mapakain tapos mag aasawa kapa.

      Dapat lahat ng hindi kayang magtayo ng pamilya – KAPUNAN!

      Angal? Hahahaha. Uragon ka!

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Mr. Sen. Sotto does plagiarism, while Mr. Sen. Enrile analyzes jueteng.

  • yatot


    Stop kalibugan! Be responsible! Wag totnak kung ayaw mong mabuntis o maka buntis. Mag jak-l ka nalang idoy!

  • $31701260

    hintayin muna natin ug iba makadecide… ano ba ang pinagmamadali nyo?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Mr. Senate President, put the RH Bill on a vote and finish all these displays of rabid subservience to the RC Church! 


  • yatot

    Lahat ng walang income – KAPUNIN! Ipagbawal ang panganganak ng walang pampakain!!

    Kung may breasfeeding rooms, maglagay ng jak-l rooms para kapag inabutan ng libog, magbawas muna!


  • Mali_Galig

    We can recycle used condom to make into chewing gum for export to China, USA, Europe and the rest of the world. It will be good for our economy and buy more condoms.

  • Mali_Galig

    Let’s make the Philippines the largest exporter of Tsimoy and Tsimay in the world. It will be good for the economy. I don’t trip on the RH bill either it will pass or not, it’s the same. If I like to F@ck with a condom or not, it’s my own freakin business.

  • mangtom

    MauriceCollapseIf I have 100 Pesos and 1 child, I can give 100 Pesos to my child.
    If I have 100 Pesos and 2 children, than I can give only 50 Pesos each.What if I have 100 Pesos and 4 children, I can only give 25 Pesos each.
    And so on…..Sagut: Sorry, Maurice. This simple, common sense na usap na ganito ay beyond the comprehension of these anti-RH Bill gaya nina yatot, TuwadnaDaan, IrwinTangan, at itong si toyboy(a.k.a boypalaban-ang panglaban ay yong batuta niya sa singit-para sa Padre Damaso). Pasensiya ka na lang.I give these ugags a challenge: punta kayo sa squatter area at sabihin ninyo dito sa mga kalalakihan. Sigurado ako na hindi pa makahakbang ng isa, pinagbubugbug na sila. Sabi ni TuwadnaDaan-tamad daw yong 100 pesos lang ang income. I am 100% sure na 99.99% of these guys want to make more money than that, pero wala namang trabajo. Eh anong gawin, meron bang job na pwedeng ibigay ni TuwadNaDaan?  Si yatot naman, huwag daw magasawa kung P100 lang ang income mo kapunin. Ikaw ang kakapunin pagtumuntun ka sa squatter area. In fact, you are wanted. Mag-ingat ka na kung ayaw mong kapunin ng mga lalaki sa squatter areas. Mabuti pa, magpa-cosmetic surgery ka na kung may pera ka (ikaw ba may P1 sa bulsa mo?) at punta ka sa bundok at tumira ka doon kung gusto mong mabuhay ng matagal.Cut the BS. Pass the RH Bill NOOOOOOW. 

  • Mali_Galig

    use the front for reproduction, and the back for regulation. problem solved. amoy etat nga lang.

  • Nic Legaspi

    Maybe we should have a better DSWD wherein they will have agents to check up on families, especially those neglecting the welfare of their children. Those guilty would have to be penalized harshly for not giving much thought to the children they will have.

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

    Let those Pro senators suffer the ignominy of their votes.

  • Oliver82

    PASS  yan.. sa Manong Johnny lng ang hindi. 

  • filatheist67

    here we go again, pro life advocates like these christian “solons” mindlessly ignoring the real issue which is poverty. the problem of this country is our blind subservience to catholic church, its vote and the consequence of not being re elected. i wonder how they could not see stench of deprivation in shanties in their campaign sorties, wherein a family of ten is typical earning measly income and sometimes surviving on dole outs. please if you have an iota of conscience pass the bill and face the consequences of not getting re elected.     

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