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Solon sees 10-vote lead against RH bill



Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines –  Cagayan Representative  Rufus  Rodriguez predicted  a 10-vote lead for anti-Reproductive Health  bill  when  the  House of Representatives  votes on   the  measure on third and  final reading  this   Monday afternoon.

“Today is the day of reckoning,” Rodriguez  said  in an interview over Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

He said he was confident that the 113-104 votes last week in favour of the bill would be reversed this Monday.

Based on their own head counts, Rodriguez claimed that 40 of the 62 lawmakers  absent  last week  would vote against  the measure.

“May mga numero kami.  About  40 will be with us ,”  he  said.

“Yes, yes, we counted.  We’re confident about that. We’ve been able to get in touch with them. We’ve been able to ask them to come and be present.”

“Sa aking tingin ko, magle lead kami ng about 10 votes.  The difference was nine last week against our favor. Now it will be about 10 that will be leading. Adding everything , we will be able to get a very slim lead  also. We can’t also claim that we’re going to lead big. It will be a very slim margin also,” he added.

The  lawmaker then urged  his colleagues in the House to come  and  vote against the bill  to “save the Filipino nation from destruction of morale value.”

Rodriguez said they were  “very concerned” why President  Benigno Aquino III, who certified the bill as urgent,   has to pick up a fight  with the Catholic Church when  he strongly pushed for its passage.

“We’re just hurt that the people are trying to have this approved. It’s  is a direct  assault on the Catholic Church,” he further said.


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  • El_Gran_Capitan

    Oh really, Cong. Rodriguez, let’s see what will happen

  • pej1972

    Ito bang si Rodriguez eh representative ng CDO, o ng RCC. Assault sa Church by passing RH BIll???? Talaga???? Mga taga CDO, esep esep naman kayo sa susunod na eleksyon!!!!

    Or better, pag nanalo RH, magquit ka na as a politician Rufus kasi ndi ka effective.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      I think Rufus is very popular in his own hometown that even without campaigning, he will win by a landslide….you can check on that in the next year’s election results…..

      • Jane Tan

        Which is funny because so many people got scammed by AMAN Futures under his watch. Good job taking care of your constituents.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        desperate attack against Rufus……with this post, i doubt if you’re indeed a cdo voter…try harder….

      • Jane Tan

        Oh it wasn’t a desperate attack, it was the truth. Its in the news. He even threw the blame to SEC. Don’t you read the news?

        Much less a desperate attempt praising a man through one’s own opinion absent facts.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        are you sure you’re from cdo?

  • antiscam

    Eto si Rodriguez nag-predict din nung second reading na sigurado nang panalo ang anti-RH Bill…Anong nagyari? E di mali at panalo tuloy ang RH BILL. Sigurado ako sa prediction nya na mananalo uli anti-RH sa third reading ay mali na naman. Puro lang maling prediction.

    Rodriguez has done a lot for the progress of Cagayan de Oro but his rabid opposition of the passing of the RH BILL is doing the whole Philippines and the Filipino people a disservice. Tuta pala ng ating mga SUV-loving Obispo-Mitsubishop Montero at Nissan Sa Pari hehehe…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      kesa naman tuta ng mga dilaw at ng mga drug companies…..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z4JLOFHOJL3LMQ5W43BHBYIPS4 jonathan

    “It’s  is a direct  assault on the Catholic Church,”  CONGRESSMAN RODRIGUEZ, you are a congressman of your jurisdiction and not of the catholic church!.  Not all of your constituents and or the nation are catholics.  When you were voted by the public, you were voted not because of religion but because the people believed in your capabilities and leadership.  The government has no religion.  Its duty is to provide/make laws that are beneficial to all regardless of religion.  There should be a separation of church and state.  I am a catholic, but i am pro RH Bill.

    • Jane Tan

      Atleast we know who are the puppets of the Church. Regardless of the outcome, I already know which congressmen I’m going to vote against.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        are you even a cdo voter?

      • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

        If i were a cdo voter i will never vote for Rufus Rodriguez. You know why?

        Under his leadership of the Bureau of Immigration there was so much corruption. This could not have happened without his knowledge or even his participation. Mandarambong din yan kagaya ng amo na si GMA.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        Owwss, really…..You’ll never vote for Rufus? Who cares, you’re not going to make a dent. Di ba tuta ka ng mandarambong at promotor ng CONDOM? hehe

      • Jane Tan

        Yes I am.

        Don’t you feel ashamed to even be asking that, when so many of the anti-RH copy-pasting here haven’t even read the Bill and you want to know if I’m a cdo voter when I’ve read the Bill more than 10 times already?

        Pitiful.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        really? and what has being a cdo voter got to do with your reading the bill more than 10 times? 

        You’re confused. You’re lying. 

        Pitiful.

      • Jane Tan

        It matters. Because if I wasn’t a cdo voter and I’ve read the Bill more than 10 times – what does that say about an anti-RH person who is a cdo voter and hasn’t even read the Bill once?

        Who are you to judge if I’m lying or not? I’ve taken law, and I make it a point to read whatever is pertinent. That’s how I know that there is no passage in the RH Bill that goes against our Constitution.

        Have you even read our Constitution? I have. My professor was JOSE C. REYES, JR. and, even though we didn’t like it then, I thank him for having made us read through the entire Philippine Constitution.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        okey, but are you sure you’re a cdo voter?

  • fely pino

    anti rh = anti human rights….

  • guy69

    Mga DUWAG lang na pulitiko kontra sa RH kasi takot sila sa simbahan.pero sa totoo pabor mga yan sa RH Bill!..

  • $14334231

    i am assuming the bishop of cagayan de oro had promised to do an all out campaigning for you…
    so, okay tell the poor families to have more babies, but you and your cohorts gotta feed them all…you can do it…with your yearly 70 million pork barrel, you all can spread your money to them…use them all like that welfare thing in america…. i dare you all ant-rh bill….kuing may mga bayag kayo….o pusod sa mga babae…

  • kilabot

    numbers.
    the world agenda is to make the abnormal the new normal; 
    1) drugs; 
    2) same-sex marriage; 
    3) man-beast union; 
    4) prostitution; 
    5) pedophilia; 
    6) abortion; 

    the agenda is being pushed around the world; 
    some countries have already legalized one or more of the agenda items; 
    the push is intensifying; targeting world leaders and people of influence; 
    obama, clinton and carter have fallen; the whole usa may fall soon; 
    noykapon has fallen; so do many ph politicians and academics; ph on the verge of falling; 

    everything will be redefined; $sodomy becomes love; bestialisex is affection; 
    a junkie is chic; a prostitute is enterprising; 
    adopting the agenda is equated to progress, prosperity and advancement; 

    the idea is to make the world one big orgy; all people thinking, behaving and acting alike; 
    one world order; the reign of the great pervert;
    there will be no more right nor wrong; there is only normal perversion; 

    time to choose which side you are on; fence-sitting not recommended. 

    No to perversion! 
    No to rhbill.

    • rufous23

       how stupid

      • OverseasFilipinoContractWorker

        i would suggest a mirror for you to look at so you’ll see the more stupid.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z4JLOFHOJL3LMQ5W43BHBYIPS4 jonathan

       nasa iyo yan if you wanna join the “big orgy” but at least the government will provide protection to those people who cannot abstain from you so called “big orgy”

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        but the “protection” being provided by the govt is not actually protection but is actually promoting the “big orgy”….

    • angelfish1105

      labo grabe. san nanggaling yung mga pinagttype mo diyan?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFZ2Q7RFJ6PWRYMM3NJ7JB4KSE Dynamic

    Mr.Rodriguez,why do you speak for the church?when infact they have their own distortions.Be yourself in this issue yes or no.You are entitled to your guesses or predictions meanwhile I’ll do mine too,I don’t intend to go for numbers but Yes majority is what I’m after.

  • calipso_2100

    “We’re just hurt that the people are trying to have this approved. It’s  is a direct  assault on the Catholic Church,” he further said.
    No sir.  It’s a direct assault to God, to morality.
    Every law is supposed to be based on God’s laws.  Otherwise it has to be opposed, it has to be stopped.

    God provided a means to prevent overpopulation.  God has provided a means to prevent STDs.  But humans have done different “means” to play as gods to enjoy irresponsible sex.  And now that he is faced with the consequences his solution is another one of those means.  When will we ever learn?  Throughout history we have known that when we pretend to be smart, when we pretend to be as wise as we think we are, it just leads us to failure, suffering, strife.

    • wawangpenoy

       ”When will we ever learn?  Throughout history we have known that when we
      pretend to be smart, when we pretend to be as wise as we think we are,
      it just leads us to failure, suffering, strife.” INDEED!!!!! That’s why you anti-RHB morons should just SHUT UP!!!

  • Reorita

    Cong. Rufus is not a representative of a district of CDO, he is a representative of the bishops in the the congress. He should not run as statesman the next time but instead focus as advocates of the teachings of the RC church.

    • OverseasFilipinoContractWorker

       The morality of a person serves as his guiding light to think and decide as a person. Congressman Rufus is just defending his Catholic moral for that. halata ang pagiging bully protestant mo.

      • angelfish1105

        as a person. but as a representative of his district he should reflect the will of the people. not make decisions based on his personal values. and you can’t say that his personal values are reflective of the people’s wishes because not every filipino is a catholic and agrees with the teachings of the church.

  • jinx

    Mga walang b@yag na tongressmen ay wag tularan. Matagal na tayong tinatarantado ng mga tongressmen tulad ni Rufus Rodriguez, di makakagawa ng sariling batas para sa bayan kundi nasunod lagi sa sabi ng Simbahan at kung sinong Poncio Pilato diyan.

  • brunogiordano

    Cagayan Representative Rufus Rodriguez predicted a 10-vote lead for anti-Reproductive Health bill when the House of Representatives votes on the measure on third and final reading this Monday afternoon.

    Cagayan Representative Rufus Rodriguez, ang congressman na sigaw ng sigaw ng WOLF! WOLF! WOLF!

    Kaya pati ang mga among niyang OBISPO ay hindi na rin naniniwala.

    Tila siya ay reporter ONION NEWS.

  • Branch_Warren

    You are a representative of the filipino people not only the catholics. What a shame. Tuta.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      Kesa naman tuta ng mga dilaw at mga drug companies at CONDOM manufacturers…..

      • OverseasFilipinoContractWorker

         He is a Representative of Cagayan de Oro, the Filipino people, the Filipino Catholic, and the Filipino Nation.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

      In a democracy, majority wins right? Percentage-wise, Catholics compose how many? There you go.

      • angelfish1105

        have you read the results of the surveys? 70% of filipinos including catholics are in favor of RH. there you go.

  • Reorita

    I browsed he names of the congressman that voted in favor and against the RH Bill, one thing I observed was majority of those that voted against it are the silent type and not so empowered congressmen. Nag playing safe lang sila, walang mga bayag…and does not know “separation of the church and the state”. They should be booted out from their office because they are not after of the welfare of the filipino people.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      And Cong Rufus is your poster boy of a “silent type and not so empowered” congressmen who voted against RHB? Probably you’ve used the wrong search engine, Rufus is one of the best performing congressmen in the lower house, in case you do not know….duh

      • OverseasFilipinoContractWorker

         tp add also he was an Immigration Chief Executive… and the one of the brightest lawmaker we have.

  • diosco

    rufus rodreguez naman nililigaw mo ang paniwala ng mga tao puro ka sipsip sa mga pare na mga pakialamero sa pagpapatakbo ng gobyerno ni hindi naman tumutulong sda mga naghihirap na tao na manggagaling sa sarili nilang bulsa tutulong sila kunwari pero galing din sa taong bayan ang ibibigay nila ni hindi nga sila nagbabayad ng buwis sa gobyerno pero kung makialam grabe talaga sumusubra na ang mga pareng iyan lalo na ang mga obispo kala nila panahon pa ng kastila ngayon huwag iboto ang mga kongresista na kokontra sa rh bill unahin na sina rodrigez ,enrile at sotto

  • alienpatriot

    Rufus has it wrong. It is not an issue of anyone picking a fight with the Catholic Church. The reality is that the Church is picking a fight with the whole country. It is putting its own power first, ahead of the nation, ahead of the poor and ahead of God. It has decided that the arrogant will inherit the congress and that the meek and those others are not important. They just love power.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      the Church is picking a fight with the whole country my foot…..

      • alienpatriot

        It sounds like you were about to defend the church but something went wrong.
        The church is only looking for a fight with the majority of the people of this country…. not the minority already under its control.
        I hope you find that statement more satisfactory and that you will refrain from waving your smelly toes at me.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC573R5VTMJ6ISRH635DJ2XVLI San

    Remember how your congressman voted…..

  • kangsongdaeguk

    “assault on the Catholic Church”

    now, ano ba yang catholic church na yan para bigyan ng pasintabi kapag gumagawa ng legislation? 

    • OverseasFilipinoContractWorker

      sa palagay mo ano ka naman kumpara sa Catholic Church?

      • kangsongdaeguk

        not me, but the collective intelligence acquired by humankind’s experience along with substantiated results from Science ever since time immemorial.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    It’s a direct assault on the Catholic Church.”
     
    The words of Monsignor Rufus Rodriguez are not the words of a lawyer and a congressman who has taken an oath to uphold the law and the constitution.  They are the words of a raving religious megalomaniac.  His statement is a direct affront to the decency, intelligence, and the common sense of all Filipinos regardless of creed and political affiliation. This man qualifies for asylum—-political and mental.

  • FelixSoriano

    The words of Cong. Rodriguez are words of a man with faith. He is convinced of the truth. Imagine, it’s a risk to go against a powerful Chief Excutive who has the pork barrel in his hands. These legislators who voted against the bill are courageous men who chose to obey God rather than men. Before his execution in defiance of the King’s order, Sir Thomas More said: “I AM THE KING’S LOYAL SERVANT, BUT GOD FIRST.”

    • angelfish1105

      the pork barrel has been given to all congressmen even before the vote. research first please bago mang-akusa. eh yung catholic church nga yung masgumagait ng scare tactics with the “catholic vote”. congratulations to the congressmen who voted for it even with that “threat” from a group which believes it can influence voters.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        that’s according to Abad and the other Malacanang raraboys and girls….but i’d rather believe pinocchio than these people

  • Mitchel

    When they saw Aquino heading to a confrontation with the catholic church, many little known protestant groups found in him an ally in their efforts to bring down the catholic church.  Although Aquino may only be interested in passing the bill, these protestants tied his stand to their fantasy that the catholic church is a political evil that presidents have been vigorously trying to dismantle for many years.   I can easily recognize a protestant by the way he blogs.  But the real problem is that they are spewing lies in their posts.  One example is the claim that the catholic church is corrupt because of the collection it receives from its flock. They never mention that catholic church collects donations only and not a fixed fee. In many protestant churches, they collect 10% of your earnings, while the catholic church do not impose any percentage, receiving mostly coins.  Furthermore, many catholics don’t really contribute at all, but are still welcome. The catholic church’s only weapon is the word of God, no guns, no armies, but these protestant bloggers equated the spiritual influence of the catholic church to the gun totting tyrants like Stalin.

    There are protestant groups that are honestly trying to discover God, but those who found the RH bill debate as an opportunity to advance protestantism by demeaning the catholic dogma may be showing signs of desperation.

    Catholic missions literally  placed themselves in the line of fire in defense of the poor around the world.  They know that the poor gives only coins as donations, and many don’t give anything at all, yet the catholic church is  defending their right to exist by opposing RH bill.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OGCYIHNF5ILIQ7ZGNUJN7AHAAA Zye

      When did the RH Bill become a war of religions? Speaking as a “protestant” and as a “protestant blogger,” there are so many things wrong with your assumptions and biased conclusions, Sir, I can’t even begin to tackle them one by one. 

      And FYI, we have neither guns nor armies as well, and we “protestants” use the word of God not as a weapon but as an instrument to teach and to spread the good news of Christ’s love for everyone – something that, from the sound of your vitriolic tirade, you seem to be missing the point of. 

      Also, your prejudiced notion that the RH Bill merely seeks to target and victimise the poor is clearly misinformed and ignorant. Have you even read the bill at all?

    • OverseasFilipinoContractWorker

       Very well said Mr. Paul. The Catholic Church governs by no other law of any country but the law of LOVE, HOPE and FAITH.

  • andrew lim

    But the Catholic church doesnt own the Republic.  And it is just one of many religions out there. How can it claim to speak for all and block government initiatives and the people’s will?

    When you claim you are on the side of God, how do we verify that?  Even Bin Laden claimed that.

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

       ”But the Catholic church doesnt own the Republic.”

      It doesn’t even pay its dues to the Republic, unlike you and me. And yet, what it wants, it insists on everyone of us.

      • Janch

         Parati pang nanghihingi ng donasyon yan para sa simbahan.

      • OverseasFilipinoContractWorker

        I pity people who always run to the idea of putting taxes to the Catholics. One way or another, unconsciously and indirectly you are benefiting from the efforts Catholics are sacrificially devoting, volunteering and doing from the way they manage their institutions. They are Catholics because they provide to the needs of the universal people regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, religion. and that’s the truth. They are govern by no government of this world but of the One Word : LOVE, HOPE and FAITH.
         

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

        “I pity people who always run to the idea of putting taxes to the Catholics.”

        That certainly is your opinion, as as your opinion, i respect it.

        That doesn’t mean people agree with your opinion. Perhaps if you also agree that some people can get through life by cutting lines, or not paying dues, perhaps subscribing to the idea of some paying taxes, and some not would appeal to you.

        “One way or another, unconsciously and indirectly you are benefiting from the efforts Catholics are sacrificially devoting, volunteering and doing from the way they manage their institutions.”

        How do I?

        “They are Catholics because they provide to the needs of the universal people regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, religion. and that’s the truth.”

        I know, how about the right to self govern? I happen to believe in the RH, can the catholic church help me preserve my idea of national government and help me raise the quality of life as I see fit? Without prejudice, without being called into prayer as being un-enlighted, without being judged or name called?

        Perhaps the only time the RCC can help me is when my goals and its goals are the same.

        I for one pity that the taxes we could have collected from the church could have been used by the government to further the welfare of the people.

    • Jane Tan

      “Even Bin Laden claimed that.”

      And he wore white too!

  • tonyoks

    “Rodriguez said they were  “very concerned” why President  Benigno Aquino III, who certified the bill as urgent,   has to pick up a fight  with the Catholic Church when  he strongly pushed for its passage.
    Pick up a fight??? sus, itong bill na to di pa man tumuntong sa kongreso si Pnoy ay matagal ng sinasakal ng mga kaparian….

    sila ang naghanap ng away laban sa sarili nilang mga tupa!!!

    “We’re just hurt that the people are trying to have this approved. It’s  is a direct  assault on the Catholic Church,” he further said.

    for this reason, “direct assault on the catholic church” is all the reason for you to make the lives of our fellowmen living in a hellish environment????

    Ano ba talaga papel mo sa buhay rodrigues, obispo o politiko?kasi kung obispo ka, obispo kang walang silbi at corrupt…kung politiko ka naman, isa kang trapo na politiko,corrupt at walang silbi…amen…

    • OverseasFilipinoContractWorker

      Of course they should be very concern. Let us face the truth which we cannot deny. RC runs most of the notable
      Human Institutions in the Philippines.One reality we should realize to
      think is what if the RC will close down all their institutions (Homes
      for Abandoned Child/ Aged and Sr. Citizens, NGOs, Civic Entities,
      Hospitals, Schools, Charitable institutions, etc.) … what do you think
      the scenario of Philippines would be? in fact at present time
      Government Offices and Departments cannot even run one public service
      unit excellently to benefit the Populace and they would somehow (always)
      seek partners from the Church, because the truth, ang programa ng
      Gobyerno ay palaging sablay kung walang consultation from all level of
      denomination. The problem among mediocre and “nagmamarunong” na
      Pinoy, e ganun na lang kung makapagbitaw ng salita laban sa mga
      Katoliko. Think first. masyado kang madamdamin at mapersonal.

      • Cherry_Bee

        @tonyoks: masyado ka daw madamdamin at namemersonal. Just like those of a certain faith who seem to feel that a public policy decision is a personal attack on their Church and that their personal beliefs should be imposed on everyone else… Think first nga naman before you post…

  • Maximumaries

    Passing RH Bill into LAW will make our Garbage Can or whatever it is be full of innocent fetus or babies plus the destruction of our MORAL VALUES!!!That is How PNOY means!

    • Jane Tan

      Obviously haven’t read the Bill.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        Presumptuous. Like your claim, me and many others opposing it have also read it more than 10X….duh

      • angelfish1105

        nabasa niyo na? ahh. baka hindi lang naintindihan.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        intindi na intindi, kaya kami hindi naguyo ng mga pro-RH….duh

    • lucidlynx

      There’s nothing in the bill that condones abortion! Abortion is still illegal in the Philippines.
      And as I’ve said, laws are for secular purposes and they don’t have to be moral but only fair.

  • Janch

    It is a direct  assault on the Catholic Church?  The government is not there to protect or promote the teachings of any religion.  It makes laws and policies according to what it decides is best for the people regardless of religion. Now, why on earth would Rufus Rodriguez, a lawyer and a former dean of a law school, say something crazy like this?  Nagpapapogi for reelection.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    NO TO RH BILL!!!WAG HAYAAN ITONG MGA SATANAS MAMAYAGPAG SA PINAS…

  • jojoandrada

    So many good things in that RH bill. Anti-RH bill proponents have stooped down to lying and deceit to have their way. They have chosen to use hysteria and indignant self-righteousness to keep filipinos IGNORANT and less in control of their lives. 

  • lucidlynx

    Rufus Rodriguez: 

    The Catholic Church is not the people! It doesn’t even pay taxes.

    Ours is a government of the people, for the people, and by the people. That’s democracy. 

    Congressman ka pa naman at hindi mo alam itong pinaka-basic about our form of government.

    • OverseasFilipinoContractWorker

       They don’t face taxes for you to indirectly and unconsciously benefit the fruit of their volunteerism, devotions and charitable ways. my suggestion is for you to do all efforts to surpass Catholic Church undeniably sacrifices.

  • $31552910

    The pro-RH bill legislators have delivered a lucky punch on the fast-growing economy of the Philippines. As Manny Pacquiao said, “the fight isn’t over.” The Philippines should learn from Europe, Russia, and Japan to avoid the detrimental demographic effects of the RH bill. Countries with an aging population and population imbalance face the possibility of economic decline.  Invest in the Filipino people.  Many countries are reversing their RH programs.  The RH bill is a step backward for the Philippines.  The RH bill special interest groups are the modern-day false prophets and profiteers of doom and gloom.

    • angelfish1105

      malayong malayo pa yan. the rh bill is seeking to solve the fact that our growing population cannot be supported by our state and our economy. it has a provision that it will still ensure the a healthy birth rate.kaya nga economists are supporting the bill. as well as UN. masmarunong ka ba sa kanila pagdating sa economics?

  • $31552910

    The Philippines is one of the ten fastest growing economes in the world. Population growth can create economies of scale and bring economic growth. The fast-growing economy of the Philippines is being driven by its youthful population. It took Britain about 150 years to double GDP per capita, the US about 50 years, and Japan about 30 years. It is taking China and India about 20 years to double GDP per capita. The RH bill will only stall or reverse the fast-growing economy of the Philippines.

    • Cherry_Bee

      Economics 101: learn the difference between a fast growing GDP and GDP per capita… GDP per capita is = GDP/total population. even if numerator grows at a fast pace, if the growth of the denominator is too fast then people do not reap the benefits of economic growth. China’s rapid GDP per capita growth was fueled by both fast GDP growth while curbing the rate of population growth (emphasis on RATE of population growth as opposed to population growth. iba rin yon!).

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFZ2Q7RFJ6PWRYMM3NJ7JB4KSE Dynamic

    Bless me Father for I have sinned,I don’t like the catholic church at all.They’re into my nerves.

    • OverseasFilipinoContractWorker

       you must double your prayer of repentance. For you may find yourself being disliked by the Catholic Church. Amen!

  • OverseasFilipinoContractWorker

    Let us face the truth which we cannot deny. RC runs most of the notable Human Institutions in the Philippines.One reality we should realize to think is what if the RC will close down all their institutions (Homes for Abandoned Child/ Aged and Sr. Citizens, NGOs, Civic Entities, Hospitals, Schools, Charitable institutions, etc.) … what do you think the scenario of Philippines would be? in fact at present time Government Offices and Departments cannot even run one public service unit excellently to benefit the Populace and they would somehow (always) seek partners from the Church, because the truth, ang programa ng Gobyerno ay palaging sablay kung walang consultation from all level of denomination. The the problem among mediocre and “nagmamarunong” na Pinoy, e ganun na lang kung makapagbitaw ng salita laban sa mga Katoliko. Think first.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFZ2Q7RFJ6PWRYMM3NJ7JB4KSE Dynamic

      Just to remind you, your church has two faces.The front is too good ,how about their other face?Do I have to to enumerate everything?You are one sided individual ,you only favor the good things about them,how about the negative things that are world wide.Think again before you leave messages that are too good to be true but on the other hand,it is also evil works that goes hand in hand.

  • wawangpenoy

    TO ALL THE ANTI-RHB MORONS HERE WHO ARE SPEAKING SO RIGHTEOUSLY AND PORTRAYING THEMSELVES AS GODLY! CAN YOU PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION. I  AM CONFUSED. SINCE YOU ARE SO GODLY, THEN YOU BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING HERE ON EARTH HAPPENS BECAUSE IT’S GOD’S WILL. WHY THEN DO YOU STILL BELIEVE IN THE SCARE TACTICS THAT CBCP IS ESPOUSING AND NOT JUST ACCEPT WHATEVER THE OUTCOME IS. IF RH IS PASSED IT IS DEFINITELY GOD’S WILL.LIKEWISE, IF IT FAILS TO PASS.

    AND IF GOD GAVE US FREE WILL, HOW FREE IS IT IF CHOOSING ONE OVER THE OTHER WILL EARN YOU CONDEMNATION AND ETERNAL DAMNATION? WHY NOT LEAVE THE SOLONS ALONE TO EXERCISE THEIR FREE WILL?

    • Mitchel

       ”LEAVE THE SOLONS ALONE TO EXERCISE THEIR FREE WILL” -  Go tell that to the Liberal Party.

      • OverseasFilipinoContractWorker

         Sir Paul,

        wawangpenoy should tell that to the Man (nga ba?) in Malacanang!

      • Mitchel

         yes, thanks

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

      The same reason why I stop a person from jumping off a cliff of his free will.

    • OverseasFilipinoContractWorker

       MY QUESTION TO YOU: CONFUSED? (You have so many IFs)

  • wawangpenoy

    Thanks to all who responded to my questions. At least you have proven you’re different from the men in robes. You have the decency to admit you are MORONS, the men in cloth still thinks they are GODS.

    And because you are all self-admitted morons, I will explain to you that those anti and pro-RH solons exercised their free will even if Malacanang seemingly coerced the pros. The whole exercised is political and there are party lines, political and self interests involved. THE CHURCH IS NOT PART OF ANY POLITICAL PROCESS. To argue against this is unconstitutional, if you know what I mean (prove to me again you’re morons).  For CBCP to stick their noses in exercises that are beyond them is not only corruption of the political process but corruption of the soul, to borrow villegas’ scare mongering. The votes that each and everyone of them chosed was totally out of free will but not necessarily interest free. That is totally different from being threatened with eternal damnation. If you still don’t get this, you are really MORONS.

  • $31552910

    The populaltion growth (annual %) of the Philippines has been on a decline.

    Population Growth (PG):

    1960 PG: 3.3
    1965 PG: 3.1
    1970 PG: 2.9
    1975 PG: 2.8
    1980 PG: 2.8
    1985 PG: 2.7
    1990 PG: 2.5
    1995 PG: 2.3
    2000 PG: 2.1
    2005 PG: 1.9
    2010 PG: 1.7

    Source: World Bank. World Databank.

  • $31552910

    The total fertility rate (TFR), births per woman, of the Philippines has been on a decline.

    Total Fertlity Rate (TFR):

    1960 TFR: 7.1
    1965 TFR: 6.8
    1970 TFR: 6.3
    1975 TFR: 5.7
    1980 TFR: 5.2
    1985 TFR: 4.7
    1990 TFR: 4.3
    1995 TFR: 4.0
    2000 TFR: 3.8
    2005 TFR: 3.5
    2010 TFR: 3.1

    Source: World Bank. World Databank.

  • disqusted0fu

    wrong! Rodriguez underestimated the power of a bully dictator in Aquino! Aquino and his administration made all the necessary moves to make sure this bill passes.



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