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Substitute RH bill faces rough sailing in House

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House majority leader Neptali Gonzales II. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II on Tuesday said the “parliamentary momentum” had shifted to the lawmakers who favor the passage of the substitute reproductive health (RH) bill that was formally accepted by the plenary on Monday.

But the anti-RH group in the chamber led by Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez said they would question the introduction of the substitute bill at this stage in the parliamentary process.

And should they be defeated in the attempt, Rodriguez said “we are going to propose amendments line by line, section by section, until nothing is left of the bill.”

Change in momentum

Gonzales said the anti-RH camp “must now muster the necessary numbers if they want certain amendments.”

“The parliamentary momentum has changed. We are now at an advantage,” he said.

After much delay and lack of a quorum, the House last Monday accepted the substitute RH bill that addresses the concerns over birth control methods and abortifacients in the original bill.

The substitute bill seeks to prioritize the poor in the provision of birth control methods, and ban contraceptives that prevent the implantation of a fertilized ovum, which constitutes abortion to opponents of the RH bill.

Needs unanimous approval

Rodriguez protested the acceptance of the substitute bill by the plenary, pointing out that it should have been referred back to the committee level for proper action.

A substitute bill can be accepted in plenary only via “unanimous approval by the entire body,” he said.

He said this was not the case last Monday when anti-RH congressmen, like Palawan Rep. Victorino Socrates, complained about the acceptance of the substitute measure to House Bill 4244, the original RH bill.

“This gives us a strong basis to go to court because of the clear abuse of discretion. But we are not doing that yet,” Rodriguez said. “We are going to move to vote on each amendment so there should be a quorum.”

Gonzales said he and pro-RH congressmen introduced the substitute measure for an “orderly period of amendments.” He said the goal was to reach the period of individual amendments and subject the bill to a vote.

“It was a matter of timing, the feel of the floor,” he said of the surprise admission of the substitute bill.

Gonzales acknowledged the possibility that some House members might try to introduce amendments that were actual provisions in the old HB 4244.

The previous measure contains provisions that RH bill advocates would prefer rather than the supposedly “watered-down” substitute.

He said he would not allow this. “It’s like we are just fooling each other. We are not going to let things come to that.”

Palace: Vote another matter

Malacañang on Tuesday welcomed the news that the House of Representatives has begun tackling the substitute RH bill, but said that putting it to a vote was another matter.

“When they will vote on it is a different story altogether. When they vote on it, we won’t know the outcome because that is based on their conscience and conviction. Hopefully, all supporters will attend,” said Manuel Mamba, head of the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office.

Mamba earlier said that pro-RH lawmakers had been skipping plenary deliberations on the RH bill because they were concerned about angering their parish priests in the runup to the 2013 elections.

He doubted Mr. Aquino would compel lawmakers to vote for the measure at the risk of losing in the midterm elections.

“That’s not his style. As things stand, the lawmakers are attending to their own problems in relation to the elections,” he said.

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. earlier said he would meet with the President for a final push for the legislation, indicating that presidential certification of the RH bill as urgent would help “propel its approval.”

Mamba said the President would be “open” to such a meeting, but doubted Mr. Aquino would give a fresh order other than what he issued in an Aug. 6 caucus with the lawmakers.

“The most he can say is vote on it,” he said.


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  • quirinomayer

    Get things moving, congressmen. Pass the RH Bill now for the sake of the nation. Let Padre Damaso who only cares about maintaining his influence over the country throw tantrums. Just pass the RD Bill now.

    • txtman

      FOR THE SAKE OF THE NATION?

      TALAGA LANG HA

      PITIFUL

  • Rae_E

    “Rodriguez protested the acceptance of the substitute bill by the plenary, pointing out that it should have been referred back to the committee level for proper action. ”

    What “proper action”? What amendments do you still want when the bill clearly upholds ban on abortion?  That bill has languished in congress for 14 yrs. already because of CBCP’s meddling & opposition of their stooges like you – Rodriguez, Socrates, Garcia, Sotto, Enrile, etc. etc. Enough of your vicious opposition for you’re obviously serving only the interests of CBCP not the Filipinos, majority of whom support the bill. Pass the RH bill now & reject these modern-day Pharisees who love wordly power more than the spiritual welfare of their flock.

    • txtman

      AS FAR AS REALITY IS CONCERN

      MGA PRO-RH IS ONLY LIMITED TO THE INTERNET & TWITTER

      MEANING KUKONTI LANG SILA
      .
      .
      MGA ANTI-RH CONGRESSMEN

      WAG MATAKOT

      MANANALO PA RIN KAYO SA ELECTION

      .
      .
      .
      MGA CONGRESSMEN

      MASKI WAG KAYONG UMATTEND SA RH SESSIONS

      MANANALO PA RIN KAYO

      MASKI ANO PA MAN SASABIHIN NG MEDIA/INQUIRER

      HAYAAN NINYO SILANG MAG-NGANGAWA

      IBOBOTO PA RIN KAYO NG MGA TAO

      THAT IS THE REALITY

      PITIFUL

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LY2B6FRILBKCZQJIOXQ7QG4CKU Joe

        pano mo naman nasabi na mananalo pa rin ang mga anti-rh congressmen. chairman ka ba ng comelec?

      • isidro c. valencia

        Bakit, ang Chairman ba ng Comelec ang nagdetermine o may final say ng outcome ng elections?

        What Mr. txtman was saying is that in the province, the priests and bishops can influence politicians. Church people are very much part of the activities in the local areas. And the Catholic Church is the dominant religion comprising 85%. 

        It is not true that 85% Catholic is Pro-RH. The surveys conducted were commissioned by International Parenthood, part of UN and US population control programs and there is a lot of budget for media people, politicians,  researchers, bloggers, and even national leaderships. 

        In the United States and other parts of the world, they succeeded to pass this law. That is why Lagma’s bill is patterned, copied and plagiarized from the UN population program. It is good, we have lawmakers who are intelligent like Rufus Rodriguez, Roilo Golez, Sen. Enrile and Sen. Sotto who were able to check the “main objectives of this RH.”

        Do you know that before the year 1930, all Christian denominations fully agreed that “contraception is intrinsically evil.” But with the introduction of birth pills, condoms and other paraphernalia to abort, Anglican or Church of England and other religions agreed to consider contraception?

        Why?  Because there a lot of money, billions of dollars and pounds in contraception materials. That is why our politicians who are Pro RH are salivating for that billions of pesos.

        The Catholic Church is promoting Natural Method, meaning a Catholic should sacrifice and wait for non fertile period. It is not easy to become Catholic. You have to follow certain Church doctrines.  

    • bgcorg

      One of the strategies of the pro-rh is to ram down the throats of legislators a substitute rh bill that they could call “a law” even short-circuiting proper parliamentary processes. They think they can, using their “tyranny of numbers,” boom buzzle their way to legislate on the welfare and future of future generations by surgery when there is no disease or bodily part to be excised and a mere paracetamol or oral medicines is all what is needed for full recovery.  It is to distract attention to an issue they feel is hot as a “feminist” radical would see, creating a smokescreen for the real, gnawing problem that is far more urgent and far reaching than “limiting births” among the very poor and getting false credit for a modern Hitler style “Great Holocaust of the Unborn.”  It is giving “cake” to them in the form of condoms and contraceptives when they ask for “bread”!  People are asking for jobs, opportunities, livelihood, skills to be productive, present improvement of their quality of life: These are current, here and now felt needs, not those means for artificial birth control which may solve certain areas of the problem, but is not holistic and really sustainable, much like a stop gap measure.  First things first, please, and teach people first how to fish, not just provide him with fish for the day!

      There seems to be a dysfunction of strategies to adopt here, because of pressure from international organizations and other well- funded vociferous groups. If it is maternal and child care that is the reason for the misnomer “reproductive health” bill, why not amend already existing laws on the matter to make them more updated and relevant?  Why insist up to high heavens that the rh bill or an essentially similar bill, not go through the normal, correct process of the legislative mill?  You might get a worthless, unimplementable law, if ever, half-baked, full of half-truths, and detrimental over all to the welfare of the community.  A human law must be just, consistent, and in accordance with right reason, i.e., with the Natural Law, to be enforceable.  I don’t think that legislators are not attending because they fear a Catholic vote or their parish priests.  It’s more their way of saying that the bill will ultimately produce a cliff rupture with what is dear, true, good and beautiful in our culture, beliefs, customs and practices.  It is their way of saying: “Hey, man, is there no other way to the village?”

      Give the small man more in law, more food on the table, more jubs to enable his family to have a better life, more accessible education even in remote, isolated barangays and sitios in the countryside, more roof over his head, more investments that will sustain consistent economic growth and increase consumption, more productivity, especially in agriculture, more infrastructures to connect the countryside with the urban centers, free from corruption and mitigating overconcentration in urban centers (that would make us “look all poor” and breed criminality and dissidence), etc.  In short, develop human beings, first as the primal duty of all temporal governments for their constituents in a climate of hope and social justice!  Let us not be unfairly condescending as though they are “they” and we are “us.” Let us not be disparaging the poor because “they multiply like rabbits” and we are are the messiahs of death for “them.” No to the rh bill.  Beware of the Trojan Horse!

      • http://www.facebook.com/jake.dionisio.5 Jake Dionisio

        Enjoyed reading this, and I totally agree with most of your ideas – but even most of us have to concede that a huge majority of people engage in sexual acts without fear or knowledge of the outcome. And, it is already a way of life for most of them – to which, their children will most likely follow. I am not an advocate of using contraceptives but I am for proper family planning and sex education.

  • wehd1nga

    RH Bill by any other name is D E A D!

  • txtman

    >>>>>>>>> EMPLOYERS READ THESE <<<<<<<<<<<<

    SEC 17.
        …. EMPLOYERS SHALL PROVIDE ALL FREE DELIVERY & SERVICES TO ALL
     EMPLOYESS WITH OR WITHOUT CBA.

    MEANING, LAHAT NG CONDOM & PILLS

    TREATMENTS FOR STD'S & ABORTIONS

    ANY SEXUAL ACTIVITIES OF YOUR MAKATING EMPLOYEES

    WILL BE SHOULDERED BY THE EMPLOYERS

    DID YOU KNOW THAT?

    PITIFUL

  • txtman

    >>>>>>>>>>>>> QUESTION <<<<<<<<<<<

    IF ABORTION IS A CRIME

    THE HOSPITALS & DOCTORS SHOULD BE MANDATORY FOR THEM TO REPORT
         THIS CRIME TO THE POLICE.

    THEN HOW COME, RH BILL DID NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT PEOPLE
        COMMITING ABORTION?

    ANO SABI DYAN SA RH BILL?

    DAPAT DAW, ALAGAAN NATIN MGA NAGPAPALAGLAG

    OK LANG YUN NA GINAWA NILA

    WAG NANG PANSININ ANG BATANG PINATAY

    GANON BA YUN?

    PUMATAY NG BATA PERO BINEBABY?

    WALA NG CRIME?

    PITIFUL

  • txtman

    >>>>>>>>>>>> THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    SEC. 2

    ……. UPHOLD THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE PARTICULARLY WOMEN AND THEIR
                     ORGANIZATIONS

    I REPEAT

    THEIR ORGANIZATIONS??????????

    SINO MGA YAN?????

    BASICALLY WE ARE AUTHORIZING THE ABORTIONISTS ORGANIZATIONS FROM
         ABROAD

    ANO CONNECTION DYAN SA MATERNAL DEATHS?

    NOW WE KNOW

    KUNG BAKIT NGAWA NG NGAWA MGA ORGANIZATIONS KONO

    KASI PO

    SILA ANG MAKIKINABANG DYAN?

    PITIFUL

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LY2B6FRILBKCZQJIOXQ7QG4CKU Joe

      malabo ba mata mo o talagang galit ka lang sa capslock?

      • marionics

        at lahat na lang PITIFUL

        aaaaahahaha

        o talagang formatted na lang talaga

        aaaahahaha

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    • http://www.facebook.com/jake.dionisio.5 Jake Dionisio

      Maybe you should examine why you don’t want the RH Bill passed. Is it because a lack of an RH Bill will benefit the country or because you don’t want certain organizations to profit from it? Yes, these companies/organizations will profit from it. Otherwise, why would they exert the effort? Do you get paid from your job or do you work for free? If you want everything to be free, stop being a hypocrite by selling your services for a profit and go campaign for a communist regime.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TP6YY66XPT63YFGHDKYTMIO4CM Daniel

    I am a Christian and I’m against the “RH Bill”. Why? Because, I want that our Judeo-Christian culture and heritage should flourish – not the other way around. I am going to quote here what I have learned as “truth”, for everybody to contemplate and reconsider.

    “According to research…….in order for a culture to maintain itself for more than 25 years, there must be a fertility rate of 2.11 children per family. With anything less, the culture will decline. Historically, no culture has ever reversed a 1.9 fertility rate. A rate of 1.3, impossible to reverse, because it would take 80 – 100 years to correct itself”.

    The above quoted facts have been explained and elaborated further by portraying the declining cultures of Europe (France in particular), Canada and USA. The culture’s gradual downward trend on those continents is further aggravated by Muslim immigrations. We know that Islam allows a Muslim man to have four wives. No wonder, Muslim population in those countries grows at an alarming rate.

    In our case, if we pass this RH Bill……controlling the future Christian generations to grow…….I can foresee that our cherished Christian culture will also decline for the next 20 years.

    No to RH Bill.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LY2B6FRILBKCZQJIOXQ7QG4CKU Joe

      that’s too unfortunate for you, majority of filipino christians support the RH bill.

      • bgcorg

        I think support should be more reasonable, foreseeing and prudent.  Given facts observed in other countries, the support of pro-rh adherents for their pet peeve may be a “majority (?)” but apparently motivated by a Pied Piper.  No to the rh bill.

      • manny

        Hey Joe, yow.   the noisy majority voted for Barabbas too and had Jesus Christ crucified. The noisy majority started cultural revolution in China that killed thousands upon thousands of innocent civilians.  The noisy majority killed millions upon millions during the purge of Stalin and Lenin’s Bolshevik revolution that swept the entire Russia and across Eastern Europe.   Unfortunate indeed!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4Q5EHNRA6LXAHGXPSMAXBGJ4ME isidro

        Joe, do you have concrete proof or hard facts to prove that majority of Filipino Christians support RH Bill?

        The UN Planned Parenthood has manipulated research and surveys to prove that RH is accepted by majority of Filipinos. Similarly, they employed the same strategy to other countries while there people continued to believe on it, without realizing of the mind manipulation by certain groups.

        And who are these groups?  Multinationals firms manufacturers of pills, birth control paraphernalia worth billions of dollars and pounds. If RH is approved, it is like creating a NLEX ans SLEX toll fees. Every time you do it, you have to paytoll fees to be paid by 85% Catholics and 15% Protestants, Born Again, Muslims, Iglesia ni Cristo etc. 

        And Joe, natural family planning method is more simple and safe than artificial method. All you need is a little sacrifice. Tiis lang and control that “urge.” Ilang araw lang naman yan at lilipas din.

        While contraception, puede pa mag ka cancer asawa mo, anak mo at pinsan mo. Mahal pa. Gusto mo ba yan?

      • http://www.facebook.com/jake.dionisio.5 Jake Dionisio

        Does it matter whether a majority supports it or not? I’d like to think that Filipinos aren’t just hopping on a wagon with an unknown, unlicensed driver heading to nowhere.

        I totally support the natural family planning method but the odds of that happening in this country is … yeah… probably just the minority will practice it. The only time a couple is required to attend a family-planning seminar is when they apply for a marriage license. What about couples with no plans of getting married? Prostitutes? Sex-workers? Or, those who can’t control that urge? Face it. This country has a large number of single mothers.

        Until someone has a better idea of lessening this “phenomenon”, the RH Bill is the closest thing we have. There are things about it that I don’t agree with, but rising circumstances require such action.

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

      I’m a pro-RH and I’m OK with 2.11 children per family, but not 6 and above specially on poor families where the parents could not give good future to the children, worse they are being abandoned and grow up to become criminals and burden to society. 

      YES TO RH BILL!!

  • Ommm

    It’s more fun in the Philippines…. travel back in time to experience the true “dark ages” flavor you have never seen. Witness throngs of pregnant women dressed in rags followed by their naked beggar children. See creative shanty architecture in almost every town and city you visit. Meet many puppet politicians loafing around awaiting their orders from the church.

    Nowhere on earth will you visit a country with a thousand times more churches than Starbucks. You can even hear mass from a celebrity priest banished from the USA for child molestation!  Enjoy a friendly “God fearing” people that excel at going forth and being fruitful.

    Come today, or next year, it will still be here and unchanged forever….

    • manny

      Ommmmminousssss, you must be forgetting the topic is RH, RH, RH, RH for Rhesus Monkeys…. 

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

      MORE FUN IN KATOLIKISTAN

  • browndarwinian

    The cure for poverty has a name, in fact. It is colloquially
    known as the Empowerment of Women. It’s the only thing that does work.
    If you give them some control over their cycle of reproduction so that
    they are not chained by their husband or by village custom to annual
    animal-type pregnancies, early death, disease and so on – if you would
    free them from that and give them some basic health of that sort, and if
    you are generous enough to throw in perhaps a handful of seeds and a
    bit of credit, the whole floor, culturally, socially, medically and
    economic of that village will rise. It works all the time…-Hitch

    RH Now!

    • manny

      How about muscle control?  Oh yeah…. RH for Rhesus monkeys!

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

    Rodriguez said “we are going to propose amendments line by line, section by section, until nothing is left of the bill.” 

    I think with that declaration alone, there’s no need for the proponents to entertain the anti-RH. They will be wasting their time, efforts and people’s taxes. Just put the bill to a vote and get it over with.

    PASS THE RH BILL NOW!!

  • Albert Einstien

    RH BILL anti- FILIPINO! anti-PROGRESS, anti-PATRIOTISM,anti-HUMAN…

    AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, SINGAPORE, RUSSIA, GERMANY, FRANCE, GREECE, SCANDANAVIAN countries….ALL are trying very hard to INCREASE their population…some are offering BIRTH BONUS and incentives like free health care, maternity benefits, tax breaks , subsidies & allowances…
    CHINA with 1.4 billion population is ABANDONING it’s ONE CHILD policy….YET our TRAITOR POLITICIANS want to MURDER our GENES & future generations of Filipinos….

    MAIN REASON :targeted populated countries may easily become threats to world peace
    The list of recommendations made in the Conference of the Milbank Memorial Fund include

    :”It is important that specific and widespread propaganda be directed to developing an interest in the health and welfare of children rather than in large families for their own sake. Such education would also involve propaganda in favor of controlled fertility as an integral part of a public health program. It is important to develop a native leadership that will acquire new values rapidly and serve as a medium for their diffusion. To this end native political leaders, civil servants, and native middle classes are needed.””

    we are targeted for depopulation & population control….DONT KILL our UNBORN LEADERS ”

    • “ RISE my Philippines RISE “

    EVERY Filipino Family will be MULTI-millionaires by 2050
    ( both muslim & christian brothers )

    your grandsons & granddaughters will be masters of the world

    NO Filipino will suffer SLAVERY in foreign land..

    PROTECT these resources with utmost PATRIOTISM..

    .Why are we always in poverty & war?

    Why they dont want the archipelago to be as UNITED?

    Why are we targeted for Population & de-population control ?

    Why is the Philippines targeted for brain-drain & intellectuals are pirated abroad?

    Why are we NOT allowed to have a POWERFUL ARMed FORCES ?

    Why are we having lunatic leaders & family of traitors as our champions & leaders?

    ANSWER : Foreign Interest/s manipulated us because PHILIPPINES is the RICHEST country in the WORLD! They want to ENSLAVE our people & take our RESOURCES….

    “ Literally philippines is a PARADISE in a land of GOLD blessed by GOD ( Gold,gas Oil & Deuterium ).. “

    we the most evolved & intelligent human specie are walking literally in a land of gold “

    ISLAND PARADISE

    An archipelago comprising 7,107 islands, the Philippines is categorized broadly into three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, & Mindanao. In addition the BENHAM Rise.. 250 km wide new territory. The Philippines’ rainforests and its extensive coastlines make it home to a diverse range of birds, plants, animals, and sea creatures. It is one of the ten most biologically megadiverse countires and is at or near the top in terms of biodiversity per unit area. Our beautiful islands are the envy of the world we are surrounded by soft white & pearly black beaches. Most of the mountainous islands are covered in tropical rainforest and volcanic in origin. The Apo Reef is the country’s largest contiguous coral reef system and the second-largest in the world. The Philippines has a tropical maritime climate and is usually hot and humid. There are three seasons: the hot dry season or summer the rainy season ; and the cool dry season . The perfect climate system in the Philippines makes its air and atmosphere free from man made pollution after the system of storms cleansed the territory during rainy season & disinfecting the land by exposure to the sun’s ultra-violet rays in hot dry season. This is the best country in world to live in if the insurgency problem caused by poverty is solved by the tapping of the nation’s resource thereby freeing the people from poverty.. Located within the Pacific Rim of Fire, the Philippine archipelago is hypothesized as having been formed 43 million years ago. Its 7,109 islands rest on top of underwater mountains formed by the outpourings of molten rocks from the earth’s interior, thus creating an ideal setting for mineral deposition. (After Wolfe, J.A., “Origin of the Philippines by Accumulation of Allochthons” in The Philippine Geologist July- September 1983 Issue, p.17)
    In the archipelago, resurgent volcanoes particularly provided access for rising gold-bearing solutions which cool to the geotherm of 300 degrees Celsius at about 400 m depth. At this point, the gold began to precipitate and epithermal gold deposits were formed over geologic time of 1.5 million years from the present time. (After Wolfe, J. A., in International Mineral Development Sourcebook, 1993)

    HUMAN resource…

    we are the ONLY Country in the world ..who speaks 175 languages & dialects with literacy rate of 93.4% . Most speak fluent & write foreign languge like english , spanish,nihongo,arabic, mandarin,hindi, & malay than country of origin..some elderly can still speak latin…Average Filipino can at least speak 3 foreign language & 2 dialects..while the rest of the world can speak only english & their native tounge…the people are educated, fun loving, resilient, hospitable & industrious… in fact , currently the economy is heavily reliant on remittances which surpass foreign direct investment as a source of foreign currency. Therefore the more population more benefit for the economy. The Philippines need a HUGE population & Army if it intends to tap the resources otherwise foreign invasion can easily land on its shores & control can be had without a sweat.…

    MINERAL resource…..

    Initial Lode and placer GOLD DEPOSITS occur in most of the 73 out of 83 provinces in the Philippines.The ten provinces were not properly tested yet due to internal conflicts & war. The 1996 $2.1TRILLION value resource estimate based on conservative 10% ( $21 trillion total estimate ) maybe deficient and could double to $42 trillion or more of the actual resource.. . … such amount could catapult this country to first world status .. we could even buy americas $16 Trillion debt..
    Also, we have .$26.3-Trillion Oil Reserves ..Country’s Untapped Deposits Mostly In Spratlys Philippines News Agency April 25, 2012, MANILA, Philippines- The Philippines is “sitting on a mountain of gold,” with untapped hydrocarbon deposits estimated at $26.3 trillion, mostly found in the disputed Spratly chain of islands, more than enough to free the country from the shackles of poverty.Also if we are able to claim SABAH… It has the potential to produce 1 million barrels of oil a day,” “The estimated reserves from the present Sabah oilfields is 1.4 billion barrels of oil and 7.7 trillion scf of gas.” …Malaysia govt does not even give our sabahan brothers share of their on wealth ONLY PETRONAS ( govt corp ) which give sabah a PITIFUL royalty of 5%…That amount is even without considering the UNQUANTIFIABLE value today (maybe thousands of $ trillion ) of the resources that can be found in our new territory called the BENHAM rise a 250km wide domain which is perceived to contain very huge oil & gas deposits & the envy of world for we are the proud owner of the vast DEUTERIUM deposits with a 868 mile long find in Philippine trench. With these resources properly tapped we are bigger than america & arabia combined.. : .yet many potential mineral & natural reserves are still HIDDEN n our archpelago…

    BENHAM RISE new Philippine territory 250 km wide –GMA LEGACY

    Despite its proximity to the archipelago, the plateau was previously not included in the territory of the Philippine Islands. On 8 April 2009 ( GMA govt. filed the claim to UN now we owned it.. eventually our history & after the political vendettas ….legislature might rename the benham rise to GMA rise to give honor to its finder/claimant .. ), the Republic of the Philippines lodged a partial territorial waters claim with the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in relation to the continental shelf in the region of Benham Rise. The UN has officially approved the claim in April 2012. The Philippines may soon be able to provide its own energy through Benham Rise, an underwater ridge to the east of Luzon which is believed to have mineral and gas deposits. The Philippines claim over Benham Rise is “very relevant” because scientific surveys indicate minerals and natural gas in the area. Solidified methane was found during mapping activities and the “probability is very high” there are oil deposits. There may be more natural gas than oil, and is considered better because it is cleaner. Benham Rise, which is bigger than Luzon, Samar, and Leyte combined, is being claimed solely by the Philippines

    GREATEST of them ALL- “ DEUTERIUM the Gift of Nature “- MARCOS LEGACY“

    the Philippines trench has the LARGEST DEPOSIT of deuterium with 868 mile long 52 mile wide “
    If we allow production even for just a portion of this natural deposit… the Philippines will already become a first world country.. what more if we produce a quarter of it… Deuterium has several commercial and scientific uses today. It has become much more than the heavy water many countries sought after during World War II.Deuterium, a form of concentrated hydrogen, is used in the production of natural gas now utilized in Canada, America, Germany and Sweden, to provide fuel for cars, trucks , jet planes, & deuterium fuel for fusion reactors.”Deuterium can replace gasoline, (liquefied petroleum gas), (liquefied natural gas), Avgas, etc. in powering all types of internal combustion engines including maybe SPACE ships of the future & can be use in space explorations…. It does not emit pollutants or any harmful carbon monoxide and does not cause any environmental problems because it is in the water family. We can build electric nuclear plants in the middle of the URBAN cities of the world ! we will power & feed the world at the same time.
    Just imagine the philippines at the forefront of human evolution, science , technology & space exploration

    The GOOD news is we have UNLIMITED deposit of it!this is NOT a sotto or church position…

    this is for LOVE of COUNTRY & PATRIOTISM……!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jake.dionisio.5 Jake Dionisio

      AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, SINGAPORE, RUSSIA, GERMANY, FRANCE, GREECE, SCANDANAVIAN countries….ALL are trying very hard to INCREASE their population…some are offering BIRTH BONUS and incentives like free health care, maternity benefits, tax breaks , subsidies & allowances…- Feel free to migrate to any of these countries and make as many kids as you want because their economies can support it, ours can’t.

      EVERY Filipino Family will be MULTI-millionaires by 2050
      – Aman Futures reopening?

      this is for LOVE of COUNTRY & PATRIOTISM……!!!
      – Barring the creation of a country-wide solution to problems plaguing it for years is patriotic?

  • Albert Einstien

    RH POLITICIANS are TRAITORS, BRAINLESS, NO VISION at alll…. their selfish impaired vision is how to get elected …NOT how the COUNTRY will BECOME GREAT… that is why ..we are still what we are …wolrd slaves .. that is what they want you to believed ..to become a SLAVE forever…….our present & past generation are SLAVES ..succeeding generations WILL be MASTERS of the WORLD……we have so much riches…more than enough EVEN to FEED the WORLD……all we have to do is to MULTIPLY , become a strong nation with huge army & population…& preserve the resources for the near future……what we ONLY need are VISIONARY patriotic filipino blood LEADERS…!TRAITORS please read this…MOST countries are desperate to PRESERVE their GENES..you want to depopulate us.. while the WORLD is desperate for POPULATION increase…

    RUSSIA : declared that women choosing to have a second child would receive 250,000 rubles, nearly $11,000.

    CHINA : The China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) — a think tank affiliated with the Chinese government — has recommended that China gradually phase in a two-child policy over the next three years, and then cease all birth limits in the year 2020, according to a China Daily report.

    SINGAPORE : Desperate in trying to increase population.. Singapore’s ‘baby bonus’ packages which included financial incentives to encourage couples to have two or more children. Parents were given a tax relief for having a third child. However, by the 1990s there was only a 1.6% growth in population which was still not high enough. To try to encourage couples to have children, married couples who had children before the age of 28 were offered a 7000 pounds tax break. Several additional measures included government-sponsored matchmaking efforts through a Social Development Unit. Its aim was to ‘romance Singapore’. A month-long festival in the Valentine’s period was introduced to try to bring people together.

    ITALY: The Italian government offers a one-time payment of 1,000 euros (£685) to couples who have a second child.
    Late last year a proposal that mooted paying women not to have abortions gained popular support in Parliament.

    SPAIN: the government introduced a national family policy but there is still a belief that family creation is a private matter. However, Spanish PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has been urging companies to set up child care facilities and promoting long-term employment over short-term contracts.
    Fully funded maternity leave can last for 16 weeks, and unpaid leave of three years is available, but only about one-third of Spanish mothers take up maternity benefits.

    FRANCE : It has some of the most extensive state-funded child care in Europe.
    Mothers can take 16 weeks paid maternity leave for the first child, rising to 26 weeks for the third child. There is also a total of 26 months parental leave.
    Last year, the government pledged more money for families with three children in an effort to encourage working women to have more babies.
    Child care facilities are subsidised by the government. Younger children are entitled to full-day childcare (crèches). For children aged two to three there are pre-school programmes for which families pay on a sliding scale.

    POLAND: The Polish parliament has passed legislation to pay women for each new child they have, in an effort to boost the country’s falling population.
    Under the scheme every woman will receive a one-off payment of 1,000 zlotys (258 euros; £177) – for each child she has. Women from poorer families will receive double that amount.
    The population has actually decreased by close to half a million in the last six years. But some women’s groups say payments are a quick fix and will not address the long-term trend

    GERMANY: Germany has long had one of the lowest birth rates in the European Union and one of the highest proportions of childless women. According to EU statistics from 2005, 30% of German women have not had children.
    Demographers say Germany’s problem has probably been made worse because it has been ignored for so long
    The government offers 14 weeks maternity leave plus parental leave of up to 36 months, with the level of pay depending on a number of factors.
    One of the biggest problems is a real lack of child care places. According to government figures, only one in five children under three get a place in day care. Not only do they close at lunch time, but the fees are incredibly high. Another problem for working parents is that traditionally, the school day ends at 1pm.
    The government has now lifted the birth rate to the top of the political agenda. In January, it adopted a bill to give tax breaks to families. It has also floated the idea of eliminating fees for kindergarten.

    UK : New mothers currently get six months’ paid leave and the option of six months further unpaid leave. The first six weeks are at 90% of pay and the next 20 at £102.80 per week. New fathers are allowed two weeks’ paid leave at a maximum £102.80 a week.
    The government offers free early education places. Children from the age of four get free part-time places at nurseries – some three year olds also get places.
    Parents of children under the age of six have the right to ask their employers for more flexible working hours

    .SWEDEN & NORWAY : Nordic governments employ a range of policies designed to help couples have more children. These governments have a long history of social policies aimed at helping people balance their work and family life. This is part of what is known as the “Nordic model”.
    In Sweden, each parent is entitled to 18 months leave, which is paid for by the government. Public day care is heavily subsidised and flexible work schedules are common – women with children of pre-school age are entitled to reduce their working hours. Women’s participation in the work force is high. In Norway, mothers are entitled to 12 months off work with 80% pay or 10 months with full pay. Fathers are entitled to take almost all of that leave instead of the mother. Fathers must take at least four weeks leave or else those weeks will be lost for both parents. The leave is financed through taxes, so employers don’t lose out.( thanks to various contributors figures lifted & culled from different sources )

  • browndarwinian

    ‘“The RH Bill is wrong because it assumes that contraceptives are good for mankind and women.”

    1. I agree, the RH Bill is not good for women because it might draw a
    woman away from her one, true, universal purpose – the uninterrupted
    production of healthy babies.

    2. Furthermore, the role of women in society and the universe is to
    make babies. That’s why God made women. That’s their sole purpose in
    life. They’re not good for anything else. Ever wonder why there are no
    women in the clergy? Because they’re not good enough.

    3. Contraceptives would allow women to enjoy the benefits of physical
    intimacy while maintaining a successful and productive career, if she
    so chooses. That is so wrong. Only men should be able to enjoy that
    privilege.

    4. Women should get pregnant every single time they have sex and only
    immoral women enjoy sex without the possibility of conception. In fact,
    a better alternative would be for women, in general, to follow the
    example made by Mother Mary – to learn how to conceive without having
    sex.

    “The RH bill will put Filipinos at risk of extinction!”

    1. I agree. If we pass the RH bill, we will become extinct, like
    dinosaurs. The dinosaurs are all dead. If we don’t want to be extinct,
    we should not pass the RH Bill. I mean, do you really want to be a
    dinosaur?

    2. In my opinion, it wouldn’t even be far-fetched to speculate that
    the most probable reason the dinosaurs became extinct was because they
    used contraceptives.

    3. Population decline is just bad for nations. Just look at the
    countries which have a declining population – Italy, Japan and
    Singapore. They’re in such a bad shape. The Philippines obviously has a
    better economy and has a higher literacy rate than these countries. In
    fact, many Italians, Japanese, and Singaporeans go to the Philippines
    for work. That only goes to show that a decline in population is bad for
    the economy.

    “Our population is our biggest asset!”

    1.  In my opinion, people should make as many babies as they can
    because the population is not a problem. In fact, the more babies a
    person has, the more assets he has. Forget real estate properties, stock
    investments, or Jollibee franchises. The real secret to increased
    wealth is babies.

    2. If you have 15 babies, you’re practically wealthy because babies are assets:

    2.1 If you need money, you can sell them.

    2.2 If you can keep them alive until they can walk, they can one day
    beg for money in the streets – they’re going to have to anyway because
    there’s no way in hell you’ll be able to provide for all of them on your
    own.

    3. If ever a person is not able to feed the 15 babies he made, it’s
    the governments fault, because it’s the governments sole responsibility
    to make sure that every Filipino baby is fed.

    4. The best way a person can contribute to his country is to contribute to its population.’ -d celestino

    bazinga!
     

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

      LOL!!

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

      baka ma accuse ka ng plagiarism. lam mo naman dito.

      anyway.

      Disagree. on #2. “Furthermore, the role of women in society and the universe is to
      make babies. That’s why God made women. That’s their sole purpose in life. They’re not good for anything else. Ever wonder why there are no women in the clergy? Because they’re not good enough.”

      They make good sammiches in the kitchen.

      lol. joke

      • marionics

        It
        is a melancholy object to those who walk through this great town or travel in
        the country, when they see the streets, the roads, and cabin doors, crowded
        with beggars of the female sex, followed by three, four, or six children, all
        in rags and importuning every passenger for an alms. These mothers, instead of
        being able to work for their honest livelihood, are forced to employ all their
        time in strolling to beg sustenance for their helpless infants: who as they
        grow up either turn thieves for want of work, or leave their dear native
        country to fight for the Pretender in Spain, or sell themselves to the
        Barbadoes.

         

        X
        x x

         

        I
        shall now therefore humbly propose my own thoughts, which I hope will not be
        liable to the least objection.

        I have been assured by a very
        knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well
        nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food,
        whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will
        equally serve in a fricassee or a ragout.

        I do therefore humbly offer it
        to public consideration that of the hundred and twenty thousand children
        already computed, twenty thousand may be reserved for breed, whereof only
        one-fourth part to be males; which is more than we allow to sheep, black cattle
        or swine; and my reason is, that these children are seldom the fruits of
        marriage, a circumstance not much regarded by our savages, therefore one male
        will be sufficient to serve four females. That the remaining hundred thousand
        may, at a year old, be offered in the sale to the persons of quality and
        fortune through the kingdom; always advising the mother to let them suck
        plentifully in the last month, so as to render them plump and fat for a good
        table. A child will make two dishes at an entertainment for friends; and when
        the family dines alone, the fore or hind quarter will make a reasonable dish,
        and seasoned with a little pepper or salt will be very good boiled on the
        fourth day, especially in winter.

        X x x

         

        I
        think the advantages by the proposal which I have made are obvious and many, as
        well as of the highest importance.

        For first, as I have already
        observed, it would greatly lessen the number of papists, with whom we are
        yearly overrun, being the principal breeders of the nation as well as our most
        dangerous enemies; and who stay at home on purpose with a design to deliver the
        kingdom to the Pretender, hoping to take their advantage by the absence of so
        many good protestants, who have chosen rather to leave their country than stay
        at home and pay tithes against their conscience to an episcopal curate.

        -Jonathan Swift

    • http://www.facebook.com/jake.dionisio.5 Jake Dionisio

      I have an idea that this is what an anti-RH person would say or rather, what they condone and support… thought just scares me.

      “If you need money, you can sell them.”
      – Funny. If this “idea” is tolerated, I guarantee you that the number and frequency of pre-marital sex, minors having sex, unwanted pregnancies, etc will go up. I find it hilarious that you are against using contraceptives but you have no problems with human trafficking. Mail-order brides much?

      And, the only way a higher population contributes to a country is when 1) the country has enough jobs for said-population 2) the country has enough resources for said-population.

      I read the news daily and the only way your argument will apply to the Philippines is when I don’t read about crime each time I read the news.

  • No Mind

    Mas maganda ganito: Sa bawat Pilipino na magugutom dahil walang makain at kawalan ng trabaho, ang mga church leaders na lang na ayaw ng RH ang sasakit ang bituka! At ang hirap na dinadanas ng mga pulubing walang maipang gamot sa kanilang mga sakit dahil sa kakulangan, ay mga pulitiko at mga bundat simbahan na lang ang makakaramdam! Kayo na lang ang mamilipit sa sakit bago kaming mga hampas lupa malagutan ng hininga! Yan ang bagong utos ng Dyos!  

  • bryant85

    VERY GUD RODRIGUEZ BY STAUNCHLY DEFENDING THE WORDS OF GOD, YOU’LL HAVE A LONGER LIFE TO SERVE FOR IT’S WRITTEN IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. AND SO WITH THE REST WHO ARE ANTI RH BILL, SAME TREATMENT YOU REAPED BUT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DEFIED THE WORDS OF THE HOLY FATHER THROUGH THE RH BILL, THEY WILL FEEL HIS WRATH SOONER OR LATER. DEFY GOD AND YOU PEOPLE SHALL NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY. THE RH BILL IS GOD VS SATAN

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

      Father, we’re no longer in medieval times where your words are the law.. I guess you’re using the internet which means you’re now in the 21st century..

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

      Scaring the People, Padre DAMASO?

  • luzviminda88

    BWA HA HA HA. . SIGE MGA KAMPON KO IPALABAN AND ATING KAHARIAN LUSUBIN ANG MGA KATOLIKONG KUMAKALABAN SA ATING RH BILL./ MAGANDA ANG LAYUNIN NG BILL NA YAN KASI MARAMING TAO ANG LULUSONG SA PUTIK NG KASALANAN DAHIL SA MGA CONTRACEPTIVES NA MAGKAKALAT. MARAMING PAMILYA ANG SIGURADONG MAWASAK AT ANG KORUPSIYON NA PUNO’T DULO NG KASAMAAN AY LALAGO PA. BWA HA HA HA KAYA BANAT PA MGA BATA

    • No Mind

       freddie krueger

    • http://www.facebook.com/jake.dionisio.5 Jake Dionisio

      Less unwanted/unplanned pregnancies > less mouths to feed/support > less expenses > more savings… nawawasak pala ang pamilya pag mas marami silang pera… >.>

  • marionics

    It
    is a melancholy object to those who walk through this great town or travel in
    the country, when they see the streets, the roads, and cabin doors, crowded
    with beggars of the female sex, followed by three, four, or six children, all
    in rags and importuning every passenger for an alms. These mothers, instead of
    being able to work for their honest livelihood, are forced to employ all their
    time in strolling to beg sustenance for their helpless infants: who as they
    grow up either turn thieves for want of work, or leave their dear native
    country to fight for the Pretender in Spain, or sell themselves to the
    Barbadoes.

     

    X
    x x

     

    I
    shall now therefore humbly propose my own thoughts, which I hope will not be
    liable to the least objection.

    I have been assured by a very
    knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well
    nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food,
    whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will
    equally serve in a fricassee or a ragout.

    I do therefore humbly offer it
    to public consideration that of the hundred and twenty thousand children
    already computed, twenty thousand may be reserved for breed, whereof only
    one-fourth part to be males; which is more than we allow to sheep, black cattle
    or swine; and my reason is, that these children are seldom the fruits of
    marriage, a circumstance not much regarded by our savages, therefore one male
    will be sufficient to serve four females. That the remaining hundred thousand
    may, at a year old, be offered in the sale to the persons of quality and
    fortune through the kingdom; always advising the mother to let them suck
    plentifully in the last month, so as to render them plump and fat for a good
    table. A child will make two dishes at an entertainment for friends; and when
    the family dines alone, the fore or hind quarter will make a reasonable dish,
    and seasoned with a little pepper or salt will be very good boiled on the
    fourth day, especially in winter.

    X x x

     

    I
    think the advantages by the proposal which I have made are obvious and many, as
    well as of the highest importance.

    For first, as I have already
    observed, it would greatly lessen the number of papists, with whom we are
    yearly overrun, being the principal breeders of the nation as well as our most
    dangerous enemies; and who stay at home on purpose with a design to deliver the
    kingdom to the Pretender, hoping to take their advantage by the absence of so
    many good protestants, who have chosen rather to leave their country than stay
    at home and pay tithes against their conscience to an episcopal curate.

    -Jonathan Swift

  • kilabot

    the rhbill is gaining speed: backwards.

    which of the following will help alleviate poverty?
     1) give free artificial birth control contraceptives (aka 17B rh bill) to control population growth;
     2) use of natural birth control techniques (aka hit-n-run) to control population growth;
     3) encourage people to practice a life of celibacy (aka monsignor-fast) to control population growth;
     4) practice lgbt lifestyle (aka anal_izing): increase 25% hiv/aids cases, and negative pop growth;
     5) perpetual implementation of the cct (aka eternal-beggar) program;
     6) train the poor acquire skills and livelihood (aka sow-n-reap) using rh + cct budget (>17B total);

    the rhbill is like the 60% rise in ocean waters: danger.

    No to rhbill.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jake.dionisio.5 Jake Dionisio

      1) lessen the growing number of poverty-stricken children
      2) same as above
      3) the church promotes that
      4) you homophobic?
      5) redefine the selection process
      6) yeah… I don’t see how this won’t help alleviate poverty and it helps those enrolled in the CCT so they won’t be “eternal beggars”.

      People who have the means to support children don’t have to use these contraceptives. If it were a measure to control population growth, the government can take a page out of China and implement a 1-child policy. You don’t even know why the authors of the Bill are pushing so hard for it.

      News flash, the ones who have trouble supporting their kids have bigger families than those who are well-to-do.

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

    The IMAMS, este priests, are trying to control our country.

    Shall we rename PH to KATOLIKISTAN?



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