Skip the drama; let’s get on with RH bill–Pia Cayetano

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Senator Pia Cayetano. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

Tired of “all the drama” over the reproductive health (RH) bill, Sen. Pia Cayetano urged her colleagues to submit all their amendments once and for all so the Senate could finally approve the measure.

“I will not allow the RH bill to be put aside,” she insisted after Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile was heard saying the contentious measure has to be sidelined since the chamber is busy with the equally controversial “sin tax” bill and the proposed 2013 budget.

Cayetano said the senators’ willingness to extend the plenary session from 2 p.m. to

8 p.m. Mondays to Wednesdays for discussions on the sin tax bill and the 2013 budget is indicative of their willingness to roll their sleeves and get down to business.

Cayetano, chairperson of the Senate committee on women, children and family relations, said she recalled that only Enrile and Sen. Ralph Recto would be introducing amendments to the RH bill.

“It would not take long, we only need a few minutes (to accommodate those),” she noted in an ambush interview Wednesday.

Cayetano, principal author of the RH bill, recalled it took only 30 minutes for senators to discuss and resolve the most debatable amendment introduced in the measure so far.

The senator questioned the Senate leadership’s quick resolve to drop the RH bill just so other supposedly more urgent measures could be approved.

“Honestly, I’m a little bit disappointed with all the drama. We (RH proponents) have worked hard for this bill. Why is it that the RH bill has become a favorite every time a measure needs to be shelved,” she complained in Filipino.

Earlier, RH cosponsor Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago challenged Senate leaders to put the RH bill to a vote already.

Cayetano said the RH bill could have been included in last Wednesday’s agenda when senators first tried out that 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. session schedule.  But it was not.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CAWLT6SE3IC36RTDVRUIDWO364 Dag Erickson

    Are you really serious regarding the RH Bill?   A MANDATORY TUBAL LIGATION FOR WOMEN AND VASECTOMY FOR MEN AFTER TWO CHILDREN !!!!   If a man is never married but have more than two children with different women- he must have a forced VASECTOMY.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1841784164 Arthur Reyes-Lao Ong

      STFU you delusional bafoon

    • AntiAko

      Oh God, are you happy spreading LIES?

    • EOJ

      This is clearly a misinformation.

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      what mandatory are you talking about idiot?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VKXUKFOID3EPNFDJRKSG2TQ5IE Rex

       Phak dis moronic idiot. Pang gulo ka eh…

    • parak_obama

       @Dag ….Dagukan kaya kita

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZVI3CGSFRRZLG3FWCX3U7CXLNU Jay-Z boi-1da

       Get a life loser!!!

  • Datukalun

    For our countries sake lets put the anti Dynasty law past

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

      CBCP BISHOPS SAY REPRODUCTION IS MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES”

      • Datukalun

        Maybe but not politically

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

        DAGUKAN KITA JAN GUS2 MO SUMAMA KA NA DUN SA MGA PARING MANYAK AT KAY TITO SOTTO KUPYADOR MGA IDIOT GUNG GONG AT BOBO”’PITIFULLLLL”

      • Datukalun

        God forgive you you can just judge your Intellect

  • joerizal

    Pagkatapos ma-approve yan, dapat alphabetical order ang pag-implement ng vasectomy. Umpisahan natin sa letter A – starting with Aquino. Tapos B – Binay. Then C – Corona…and so on.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

       Pnoy, i-vavasectomy?

      did i read it correctly?

      Bakit pa, eh diba parang si Val yan, harmless.

  • mangtom

    Sen. Cayetano, push hard to get bill this passed. Yes, get these two stumblingblocks, Enrile and S-otot out of the way. And you will get something accomplished. 

  • marionics

    wala pa si herbert david (or whatever his name is)? wala pang humihirit ng “tanga! e di i blah blah blah mo tanga!” hahaha

  • prince_janus

    yeheeey, yahooooooooooo! aasenso na ang lahat! makapagplano na ang lahat! yayaman na tayo!  gagaling na ang lahat! mag-enjoy na ang lahat sa sex kasi available na ang contraceptives kahit saan at libre. mawawala na ang AIDS at pwede na ang orgy kahit saan.

    to all the girls, don’t forget to keep a contraceptive pills in your wallet, your protection for future sex encounters and to all the boys, always bring a piece of condom in your wallet so that will enjoy sex with anybody without worrying that your girlfriend will get pregnant.

    huwag kayong mag-alala, pwede na ang sex dito at sex doon.   

    • prince_janus

       di na dadami pa ang may HIV, dahil may protection na sila.

  • mangtom

    prince_janus, you sound like a sex maniac. 

    • prince_janus

       di na raw dapat ikahiya na pag-usapan ang sex. dapat daw open minded na tayo. pwede na maging sex maniac ang lahat.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      Ako manyak.

      hmmmmm. pwede bang party list iyon?

      • prince_janus

        Oo nga tama, gawin na rin natin na may party list yung mga pabor sa RH Bill. AKO MANYAK, good suggestion!

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        ummm.

        Ako Manyak. (as in literally)

        tanong mo kay marionics. lol!

      • prince_janus

         Ako Manyak, yan ang magiging bagong party-list. Gawin natin si marionics na 1st nominee sa party-list na ito para walang reklamo. lol.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        hahaha,

        I second the motion.

        mabuhay ang bagong party list, Ako Manyak!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

        CBCP BISHOPS TALIBAN SAY REPRODUCTION IS MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES;”’

  • Hfxwst

    What about including mandatory castration for Priests and Bishops and Cardinals who sexually abuse children?

    • prince_janus

       huwag na rin natin ipagbawal sa kanila ang gusto nilang maka-sex. libre na tayo kahit kanino. i-enjoy lang natin ang sarap na mararanasan sa sex. as long as may protection tayo, walang dapat ipag-alala. libre na ang condom at pills kaya go lang nang go!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

        SCIENCE IS REAL  THE CBCP CATHOLIC TALIBAN CHURCH IS LIE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES THEY WANT TO BACK IN STONE AGE”’BISHOPS IS IDIOTS”’

      • http://twitter.com/maunahanp Paz Maunahan

        Science is real? hahaha ! noong naging communist ang msraming bansa ang unang itinuro ay walang Diyos!!! BANSA MUNA BAGO ANG DIYOS, kinukwartahan lang ng Relihiyon ang mga tao. After so many years isa isang bumagsak ang ekonomiya ng communist o socialist country. Nagutom ang maraming tao. Kaya nagbukas sa kapitalista ang karamihan sa kanila. Mga pananim na ayaw tumubo tag tuyot na di masugpo, o bakit di nila ginamit ang science para tumubo ang pananim, bakit di nila ginamit ang science paranumulan. Science versus God hahaha ilampaso ng Diyos ang Science.

    • divictes

      Dadami and mga soprano sa “Pinas…he he he

  • mangtom

    marionics, ang pangalan niya ay herbert, the pervert. Pag-balik niya, tama yong sabi mo na mapupuno na naman itong usapan ng favorite word niya-tanga. He is a clown and amuses me. Dapat mag-umpisa na siya. Hoy, herbert, the pervert, gising na.  

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

    What’s preventing the senators to put to a vote the original version of the RH bill? Vote on it, win or loss. Don’t wait for the amendments because the signal from Vatican is not yet coming, perhaps in a couple of decades.

    • prince_janus

       oo nga, pagbotohan na yan para ma-enjoy na ng lahat ang epekto nyan!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZVI3CGSFRRZLG3FWCX3U7CXLNU Jay-Z boi-1da

      I’ll answer your question.

      Half of the senators and (some of the inutle/imbecile/s***headed tongressmen in the lower house) think they are some kind of heaven-sent demigods KUNO (that’s why they’re out lobbying positions in the government) to impose beliefs as taught by Padre Damaso and the Mitsubishops to the whole Filipino populace thinking that they’re level is way off reach and astronomically sky high from the ordinary Filipino citizen while thinking if they succeed in their pursuits, they would want endless credit or worship and indiscriminately make themselves the sort of National Heroes (with the likes of Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Lapu-Lapu, etc.) for “winning the war” that will actually end up screwing this country (without an RH bill and, at the same time, banning ALL contraceptives).

      So much about that, we cannot depend on the legislation anymore to pass the bill. Either there would be a nationwide plebiscite on the bill or a Presidential Decree version of this bill will make the RH bill finally seize the day.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    si kupyador Sotto ang mahilig magdrama…may paiyak effect pa…

  • mangtom

    Kilabot ng mga Balahibo, Troll on, troll on, troll on, troll on, troll onCollapseAko manyak.hmmmmm. pwede bang party list iyon?Ang sagut: Kausapin mo si Brilliantes sa COMELEC baka pagbigyan ka. Good luck.

  • jerry_tan

    FOI muna para alam namin kung saan n’yo dadalin ang pondo. Hindi naman masisisi ang mga tao kung mawalan ng tiwala sa gobyerno, lalo na’t may mga trapo at *ehem* dinastiya *ehem* riyan. 

    • superpilipinas

      Yes. People are united behind FOI.

      The problem is that the corrupt are not interested interested. In RH they can steal some more money. In FOI, they surely lose.

  • superpilipinas

    Just drop this very divisive and expensive RH.

    There are too many other problems that kill more people yet don’t get enough resources and attention.

    There are enough laws that can do the same objective. They just need to be driven.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

      CBCP BISHOPS TALIBAN TERORIST SAY REPRODUCTION IS MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES”

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZVI3CGSFRRZLG3FWCX3U7CXLNU Jay-Z boi-1da

      tanga mo naman!!!

      Umalis ka na nga dito!!!

  • mangtom

    HfxwstCollapseWhat about including mandatory castration for Priests and Bishops and Cardinals who sexually abuse children?Ang sagut: Kaya kong magcastrate ng hayup. Siguradong walang pagkakaiba sa mga Bishops at Cardinals. Gratis ang service ko. Name the time and place. I will be there.

  • Jimbox88

    Mag botohan na, tama na delaying tactic jan!

  • mangtom

    Jimbox88CollapseMag botohan na, tama na delaying tactic jan!Ang sagut: Alam nina Enrile at S=otot na manalo ang Pro-RH bill supporters kung magbotohan kaya ayaw pumayag ng voting. Elementary, kabayan.

  • virgoyap

    Putting aside the RH bill is like putting aside a significant bill that will bring our nation to a brighter future. Senator Enrile please wake up. Don’t dillydally a bill which you might disagree but has a great worth to the majority of the Filipinos.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

      CBCP BISHOPS TALIBAN SAY REPRODUCTION IS MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES”

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZVI3CGSFRRZLG3FWCX3U7CXLNU Jay-Z boi-1da

      That’s just wishful thinking dude…

      DAPAT NANG MA-IMPEACH SINA ENRILOY AT SI TITI este TITO “escalera brother” SOTTO!!!

  • kapatad

    mag motion ka to put that RH Bill of your into a vote. nagpamedia ka pa.

  • deadlyshooter

    ang ugali ng pinoy…habang kinukontra mo ang isang pinoy, lalong manggigil yan, labanan yan hanggang lumamig ang araw,  di susuko yan, giyera patani ang mangyayari..subukan mong sang ayunan, titigil na kusa yan kasi nga, wala na siyang ikakatwiran…tingnan nyo nung all saints day na nagpaalam si little girl na dadalaw siya sa puntod ng mga ninuno niya, kung hindi pinayagan yon, magpupumilit na pumunta yon, ingay na walang katapusan sa medya, press releases…etc… sa kahihiling na payagan siyang makadalaw…di na nga kinuntra at pinayagang makapunta siya…anong nangyari?…ayan, di pumunta…pinoy nga…makapanguntra lang at mapag usapan gagawa at gagawa ng usapin…kaya ito na naman ang balitaktakan sa usaping ito…wag itong pansinin, kusang mamatay ang usaping ito…magtrabaho na lang kayo diyan sa senado…tama na ang daldalan…an daming problema, matatapus na naman ang taon, walang nangyari…uminit lang ang puwit nyo sa kauupo diyan, tumigas na nga ng walang nangyari…

  • mangtom

    Sabi ni deadlyshooter:matatapus na naman ang taon, walang nangyari

    Ang sagut: I beg to disagree. Meron nangyari sa loob ng isang taon: Sina Enrile at S-otot at lahat ng senatot at congresista-sila lahat nangolecta ng milyong milyong pork barrel. In short, may nangyari pero walang accomplishment-sayang ang pera ni Juan at Juana dela Cruz. Luging lugi ang mamamayan-laging short changed by these racketeers. Hindi nagaattend ng session sa congress at senate, o kaya kung pupunta man, aalis pagkatapos ng roll call. Kapal muks talaga itong scammers.

    • deadlyshooter

      ay, oo nga pala…nakalinmutan kong banggitin, yan pala ang pinaka performance nila
      …sorry, I stand corrected po….[:-I).

  • JosephNess

    bilisan nyo ba, abaw, laki na ng lugi sa kikitain nila diyan…

  • AJ Giorgio

    eto ang hirap eh.. ang dami nating senador at congress people.. sobrang dami nila, lahat magaling.. kaya hindi matapos ang trabaho.

    bakit yung cybercrime law, parang overnight lang naging batas na? sabagay, na TRO naman..

    wala talagang kwenta.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    sayang pinasasahod sa mga bobong senador dapat nood pa naipasa yan r.h bill nayan

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    BAWAT ISANG SENADOR 200 MILLION PORK BAREL YEARLY DI SILA GUMAWA NG BATAS NA MAKA BUBUTI SA MAMAYAN NILA TULAD NG R.H BILL FREEDOM OF IMFORMATION BILL AT DEATH PENALTY TULARAN SANA NILA ANG SINGAPORE MALAYSIA HONGKONG KUNG NASAAN ANG ATING MGA LIBO LIBONG KABABAYAN NA NAG LILINIS NG ENEDORO DI NA NAHIYA ANG MGA SENADOR NA ITO BABAGAL MAG PANUKALA NG BATAS PARA SA IKABUBUTI NG NAKARARAMI’PILIPINAS BANSA NG MGA CRIMINAL AT MAG NANAKAW SA KABAN NG BAYAN”TINGANAN MO METRO MANILA AKALA MO WARZONE NG MGA CRIMINAL DI NA NATATAKOT ANG MAMATAY TAO SIMULA LANG NG MAWALA ANG PARUSANG BITAY AKALA MO NAKAKAWALA SA KULUNGAN ANG MGA CRIMINAL”

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

    Put it to a VOTE!! What are you people afraid of?

  • Cal_Reznick

    If you are looking to skip the drama then you are in the wrong field lady. The government is filled with drama. It seems that is one thing that the Administration is continually achieving, filling the news and providing the Philippines with drama…plus corny jokes from the President.

  • blainz

    I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating since legislators have proven inutile:

    Place the original RH bill on a plebiscite to run alongside the 2013 elections. Let the majority decide what they want to end this squabble once and for all.

    Many have sung praises about the American electoral system, including the Comelec commissioner; it’s also a good time to emulate the plebiscites individual states run alongside the elections. It saves massively on logistics costs, and engages the masses on a more intellectual level in a participatory democracy, since issues, not persons, are at stake.

  • jenny lim

    Yes. Bilisan mo Ate Pia para makalibre ako ng condom…I’m so excited to do you back and forth.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

      BIGYAN MO SI BISHOP BAKA MAG KAROON NG AIDS PARA DI SIYA MAHAWAHAN  YAN PAYO NG DOCTOR GUMAMIT NG CONDOM PAG DI MO KILALA YUNG KATALIK MO”’ PARA DI MAHAWAHAN NG SAKIT SI BISHOPS’

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    DR.JOSE RIZAL SAY BISHOPS IS TALIBAN TERORIST IN THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES THEY WANT TO RETURN IN STONE AGE”’ SCIENCE IS REAL SULUTION”’

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XWH5SD6XPM3XKND6PJQQ32ZRAU Mabuhay

    tumatanda na rin…..di yan kaya remedyuhan ng pork barrel……..di nyo madadala sa hukay ang pork barrel nyo……

  • artz555

    No need for a referendum or plebiscite on the RH bill by the Filipino people, which others rightly call as delaying tactics until people forgets the issue altogether. Just gather the results of all surveys, done year after year, decade after decade, and one will come up with the overall conclusion that 75 %, or more than 2/3 rd of the Filipino people (or majority) wants the passage of an RH bill. How many more surveys are to be done to find out what the people really wants in regards to the RH bill ?
     
    If  the conservative congressmen and senators ( with the strong influence and backing of the Padre Damaso descendants of the Spanish colonial era ) doesn’t get the message, they should look to and  learn from the Christian  countries close to the Vatican in Europe, like Italy, Germany, France and Poland who have had universal RH for it’s people for decades now. They should be reminded also that even Pope Benedict said that in matters regarding family planning, people should make their judgments ‘ based on their conscience’.   

     Finally, the Filipino people should remind their representatives in congress of what their job is in the legislature,, and that is to represent  the people on what they want done to improve their lives now and in the future. And if the Filipino people thinks that their representatives are not doing their job while in congress, they should remind these representatives of the inevitable consequences in the next election, and that is to replace them with others who will represent them well in congress.

  • jenny lim

    Tumanda na at naging kulubot na sa pagnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan.  Yung mukha mo senador pinakita kung anu ang nasa kalooban mo…kulubot na konsensya, gamitin mo pa ang mga mahihirap at kababaihan sa pansarili mong kapakanan.

    Kung talagang matino kang lingkod-bayan, mag file ka ng Anti Political Dynasty Bill. Pag gawin mo yan, diyan ka maging kapani-paniwala.  Baka kikinis pa yung kulubot mong mukha.

    Pero may pampakinis dyan, manghilamos ka ang s…m. hehehe pero dapat from the original source, di dumadaan sa condom.

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

    When the Italian people wanted Universal RH, the Brave Italian lawmakers gave it to them.

    Filipinos are still under the Shackles of the DAMASO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jack.bawang.5 Jack Bawang

    Oo nga! At maraming oo nga! Isyu ito na mas nangangailangan ng kagyat na tugon..bayaan na yan si Sotto..darating din ang panahon na makakapagmuni-muni din yan ng pagkakamali nya..di pa lang nya matanggap sa ngayon sa sobrang pagkapahiya…gigiit at gigiit yan ng katwiran magka pitpitan man ng yagbadudels haha!

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