Enrile: Fight not over on RH bill

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Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The fight isn’t over yet, so said Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile just hours after the Senate passed the Reproductive Health bill on third and final reading Monday night.

Enrile, speaking at a Christmas party with Senate media, said that many of them were almost in tears after losing the fight against the bill uncertain of the country’s future once the biil is signed into law.

“Itong pangyayari ngayong gabi e palagay ko hidi ito ang hangganan ng paligasahan dito sa issue na ito [I think what happened this evening is not the end of the contest on this issue],” he said.

“Meron  pang third stage yan. Yung bicameral conference committee kaya abangan,” he said.

In the bicameral conference committee, a panel from both the Senate and the House of Representatives sits together to iron out the differences in their respective versions of the measure.

After reconciling  the differences, the panels will return to their respective chambers and submit the bicameral for ratification before the bill is transmitted to President Benigno Aquino III for signature.

When the Senate voted to ratify the sin tax bill, the bicameral report on it almost lost in the chamber with a vote of 10-9.

Enrile noted the vote for the RH bill was close with 13 senators voting for it and eight against it.

Two of 23 senators were absent and they were Senator Sergio Osmena III, who has expressed his support for RH bill, and Senator Lito Lapid.

Enrile though acknowledged that the 133-79-7 vote on RH bill in the House might be difficult to reverse.

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  • antiscam

    DON QUIXOTE’S FIGHT AGAINST THE WINDMILLS. ITS A LOST CAUSE MY DEAR SENATE PRESIDENT.  BUT GO ON FIGHT HEHEHE…..YOUR COUNTERPART IN CONGRESS, RUFUS RODRIGUEZ STILL PREDICTS A VICTORY FOR THE ANTI-RH….EVEYONE IS ENTITLED WITH THEIR OWN DELUSIONS…

    • virgoyap

       HE HE HE True indeed…that to wish upon the stars is their personal right.

  • JIMBOYPALABOY

    sen. enrile, mas mabuti sigurong ang pagtuunan mo ng pansin ay ang pagbaba ng presyo ng kuryente at text. para naman maging happy ang mga bumoto at naniwala sa iyo noong ikaw ay nangangampanya pa.

    para naman next election maging happy naman si jack. 

    • yaonglaan

       Pangakong napako yang babang electricity bill campaign spree niya lang yan noon wala namang nangyari

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWS5555HSDDFIVPBZEC2QPBOGM Nelson

    Johnnie Enrile still thinks his word is powerful maybe because the media pretends to listen to him out of respect for his old age.

    People understand what’s good for the country and does not agree to what Enrile thinks is good for the country! His only audience now are his diehards – Sotto and Jinggoy. 

    • otoling

      Pareho pang trying very hard to be with kukote kuno pero kulang na kulang sa walang kredibilidad.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H47CPJUE4QYKFUCKSUXK3LNBGI Allan

      and gringo.

      • efriend

        Gringo = Enrile’s inveterate chihuahua

  • jinx

    Don’t worry about the future Enrile.  The Philippines will be much better off if it gets rid of the traditional, patriarchal system you, Sotto, Honasan, Trillanes, and Estrada had so far mastered. Your babaero system, your disrespect for the rights of women, your feeling superior and magaling, will become history. It’s good  because that’s the reason this country has been plunged into the quagmire.  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZIWSONMGQYN6VXR5WROLCTL3KM dokie

      bravo!!!

    • efriend

      Enrile will go down in history with the PHL Catholic Church.  Enrile is using the RH Bill as a last hurrah prior to his downfall.

    • Paliwaweng

      nasapol mo ng husto jinx, mabuhay ka!!

  • Mattino2011

    Tandang Enrle tumigil ka na itulak kita sa hagdan lol

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/E422KEFIWEQBOVJ54ALRSBJB24 JACK

    will not vote for your son…have voted for you before but it’s a mistake i wanted to correct….

    • Facilitator1

      Sen Enrile went “above and beyond” the call of duty during the Impeachment Trial of ex-CJ Corona. Maybe, Sen Enrile is still euphoric with his high satisfaction job rating due to his masterful handling of the impeachment trial that he firmly believes he can’t do NO WRONG so he ignores his moral/civic values/obligations. But, just like Coach Norman Black had said, “you’re only as good as your last game”. Wake up SENATOR…PEACE

  • Bjdc

    engrile, don’t worry about the country’s future, it’s better off without your participation. How long have you been meddling with its future before, did something good happen? The country went down partly because of you. I hope the voters now would be intelligent enough not to vote to any one related to you.

  • bugoybanggers

    Si Enrile, bakit nananakot ba siya? Aba sa susunod na eleksyon wag na siyang iboto o mismo ang anak niya. Masyado ng garapal siya sa POLITIKA. Ang tanda mo na para maging senador muli. Hala balik na lang muna siya bilang BARANGAY Kapitan dahil panalo siya.

  • PowerToThePeople11

    I see a future where there are less children in the streets begging.

    I see a future where parents have children who they can actually feed well and send to school.

    Is that a future I should be afraid of?

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

      What Filipino couples need were proper & effective family planning. Mostly the poorest of the poor resort bearing kids more than what they can support & feed.

    • cogito728sum

      Very well.  Very well indeed!  Merci!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4N5DPIEQ7WJGOU6CJ7JHG7ZJJQ Pete

      @PowerTo, you can also see your pockets always have condoms in them ready to do evil as you will say “it’s safe” okay?  You will also see more immoral parents doing immoral things because they will say “it’s safe” okay?  That is the future you should be afraid of.

      • ed_nique

        at least there will be lesser collateral damage … unplanned pregnancies

        will you be there for them? or, will you one of those just standing aside and saying it’s their parent’s fault

      • 1aysus

         ikaw na ang malinis.

      • Paliwaweng

        The users of condom before are not the poor. With the RH Bill or not, they can have one.
        This bill is for those who can not afford to buy.

  • akimaxx

    Si Enrile, madaling magtanim ng galit sa kapwa. Naala-ala ko, nagdebate sila ni Sen. Trillanes tungkol sa  paghahati ng CamSur, napunta ang usapan sa China, topic about national security on national television. Ngayon, two lady senators gave some simple Christmas gifts to the elderly senator, hindi ko maintindihan ang dahilan, ipinasoli. 

    I wish Enrile to retire as a stateman. Di ba ang gandang ‘legacy’. Subalit magreretire yata na ang utak ay isip-bata. Sabi nga ni Lolo, tumanda na walang pinakatandaan (no wisdom).

    Ang sabi nga ni Rizal, ang kinabukasan ng ating bayan ay nasa kamay ng ating Kabataan.

  • hopeless_na

    eh sir, kung hindi maisabatas ang rh bill, are you certain of the country’s future?

    • ed_nique

      AGREE!!!!

      he says our country’s future is uncertain with the passing of RH bill …

      booming population and accompanying effects to our country if RH bill was not passed … for sure!!!

  • joerizal

    Walang silbi ang senado. Wala silang nire-represent kundi pangsarili nilang interest. Nakakagulo lang yang mga yan lalo na kung mga walang laman ang utak tulad ng mga senador ngayon.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZUGKMNYSK2ZSSS4B2LVNDWP5XM lagalag

    After Corona’s trial you loss your credibility, you voted against sin tax,voted against Rh bill. Your thinking only of yourself and UNA party.

    Common , Manong soon you’ll be with Satan, so you need to change now.

  • Magsasaka

    sa bicameral yata ng nagkakaroon ng dagdag bawas sa mga ginagawang batas, aba eh delikado nga, parang yaong anti-cybercrime law 

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Nasaktan siguro masyado ang fried chicken nitong si Enrile. Pinapaconsuelo de bobo ang sarili.

  • pcosmachine

    Enrile probably thinks it is still Martial Law days of the Seventies when he, as Minister of National Defense, was above the law.

    At 88, Enrile may not see the day when the bicameral conference committee convenes and may not even witness the day when his son, Jackie, loses the 2013 senatorial election.

  • kulittwit

    Sounds like an echo of the damasos.

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    Enrile’s only son Jackie Enrile was a notorious killer who killed several people including alfie anido.
     Let us also not forget about Tito Sotto’s involvement in the Pepsi Paloma and Guada Guarin 1982 rape scandal. 

    • RomyLitz

      So let’s keep blogging the killing score of Jackie and the raping saga of Sotto and Joey of Pepsi Paloma…because the Filipinos are prone to amnesia or have a low giga memory. Filipinos brains need reformatting everyday to keep updated of the crimes committed by Marcos, El Tabako, El Bigote and La Dwende.

  • blainz

    Enrile is turning out to be as childish as the sore anti-RH losers in disqus. I hope his legacy ends on this pitiful note.

  • muddygoose

    Ang hinde ko maintindihan sa mga senator at congressman, kahit gaano kahalaga ang bill, nakukuha pang umabsent.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TEEI5C5UPRRAVPE6GK52363MSA sievert

    He will not see the future of this law, only his tombstone will be the silent witness.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    ulyanin na si ingkong,,pakarga ka uli ng patay na sanggol ng tupa ,,para makaalala ka na tap[os na boksing…

  • dkgboy

    It is unfortunate that these senators treat legislation of laws as a contest or paligsahan pala !
    And to hear that comment coming from the Senate President himself,it bothers me when I think
    that laws are crafted based on our fondness of sport.My only choice is to play along with these Pinoy Henyos.The show must go on.Game ka na ba?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H47CPJUE4QYKFUCKSUXK3LNBGI Allan

    dapat sa bicameral conference committe, ang mga member ay yung mga bumotong FOR kasi pag isinama pa yung mga Against, magugulo lang ang bill. tutal talo naman sila. kung nanalo sila, ibig sabihin walang pag-uusapan. look at the Cybercrime bill, binaboy when it was in the bicam cc. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

    “Practice and fight again” Those are Pacman’s words. ow it has become Enrile’s. Don’t you think you are too old to do that?
    Tama na Enrile. matanda kana. Accept defeat and hone down what is best for the state. The ruling is the voice of the people.

  • iping2sison

    Payo kay Tandang Enrile, ibaling mo iyong paningin sa iyong sarili. Dahil wala ka naman pakialam sa ano mang kinahihitnan naming mga maralitang kahig isang tuka. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4N5DPIEQ7WJGOU6CJ7JHG7ZJJQ Pete

      @iping, ayaw kong maniwala na ikaw ay isang kahig, isang tuka dahil nakukuha mo pa ngang mag-Internet.  Nag prepretend lang kayong mahirap. Ang pinag-uusapan dito ay ang pag pasa ng isang batas na hindi naman talaga kailangan.  Proud na proud yung mga mambabatas na proponent ng rh dahil sa tingin nila ay dakila sila sa mata ng tao pero ang totoo ay dakila sila sa mata ng halimaw na ang tirahan ay karagatang apoy. 

      • Rey Cabague

        hahaha! Funny!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4N5DPIEQ7WJGOU6CJ7JHG7ZJJQ Pete

        The evil one is enjoying fun with you. Laugh louder.

      • 1aysus

         oo mayaman ako eh. kaya kong suhulan yan halimaw sa karagatang apoy mo ungas.

  • tonto_ka

    Ulyanin na si sinugaling ENRILE…ang purpose ng bicameral conference committee is to iron out the differences in their respective version of the bill not the VOTE!!!

  • ConstructiveMediaCritics

     GOD AND JESUS AND MOTHER MARY LIGHTS AND MIRACLE THE BICAMERAL TO
    OUST RH BILL 4244…………..THE MIRACLE OF GOD WILL
    PREVAIL………….MOTHER MARY APPARITION AND LIGHTS WILL STOP THE RH
    BILL 4244 TO BECOME A LAW….

    KEEP FAITH TO GOD AND JESUS AND MOTHER MARY WILL MAKE MIRACLE AND LIGHTS FOR US AGAINST RH BILL………….

    • taga_ilog

      Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?   
      Epicurus

    • PikonNaKami

      Not all Filipinos are Catholics.  It is so arrogant of you to assume that this law is only for Catholics, hence invoking your beliefs in Marian miracles to stop a law that governs a country of multiple faith.

      Not even Jesus was as intolerant as you.

  • TotoyKalentong

    Hmm.. Enrile’s upcoming movie: The Curious Case of Juan Ponce Enrile

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin

      buy 1 ticket take 10 tickets free….. hehehe

  • EdgarEdgar

    Fight not over yet? Then take it to your grave please Manong Johnny. Don’t forget to bring your son along with you.

    • RomyLitz

      This time I agree with you 100% !!

  • serapious

    Filipinos, we are all noble freedom loving people..both sides pros,cons for rh bill, our beloved philippines is on glorifiying process…all have freewill to comments God is Love Almighty and wise to all who comments negative and positive, xchrist jesus returned to sender and the answer are all Positive..as rizal aquino marcos is in my conscience said…rh bill itoy ating kailangan na kailangan-masamang kailangan, kailangan ngunit masama parin na dapat ituwid ayon sa kaluwalhatian ng ating bayan…rh bill-sex is a mortal sin,as christ crucifixion is a mortal sin-masamang kailangan the reason our Father corrected it on the third day.. cacth me to testify in cbcp and congress. so that we have the thesis and the anti thesis and we will have the synthesis for us all, Filipinos, we are all noble freedom loving people.. lolo seraph…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IAWS7NUKPOQR357RN7GN6GOI7I fe

    Go, go, go Senator Enrile and the other PRO-LIFE senators. We are behind you in prayers. God works in mysterious ways.

    • taga_ilog

      Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?   
      Epicurus

      • RomyLitz

        Who burned Sodom and Gommorah with brimstone and fire? God himself. Who created the floods during the time of Noah? God. Who created the good and the bad in the garden of Eden? God himself. You can never  fathom God’s ways, Epicurus. Your life is just a negligible  fleeting moment in God’s time.

      • lino

         nandun ka ba nuong nangyari yang pinagsasabi mo? eh science nga hindi ma prove na nangyari mga yan. Wake up! Hndi mo alam baka sa Enrile din ang nagsulat ng Bible.

      • taga_ilog

        who told you that those things really happened? why don’t you answer my question? 

  • Odnalor Larguia

    di ako bilib dyan sa mga sponsor ng RH bill sa senado…si pia cayrtano…hiwalay sa asawa yan…malungkot ang pamilya nya, si loren…naku…nung araw pa na cla na no gov. nagmumurahan ya sa lobby ng kanilang building sa Makati…grabe yung murahan nila at si Mirriam…kita mo naman yung buhay nya halus maligo yung mukha niya sa uhog nung nag kagulo ang pamilya nya…ngayun sila ba ang gusto nyung maging representante ng responsible parenthood…come on…anung alam nyu dun

    • TOMA_NA

      The. same thing can be said about the priests and bishops against the RH bill, anonong alam ng mga yan about reproductive health? Di naman sila involved sa reproduction….unless syempre meron silang mga gf na tinitira lol

      • Arlie85

        And if they have gfs, then all the more they have the need for contraceptives!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin

      hahaha dinadaan mo sa character assasination kasi NGANGA kayong mga alagad ni DAMASO…

      bwahahahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

    Sa tanda nyang yan sa pulitika, naniniwala kayong iiyak yan dahil lang sa RH Bill? Corocodile tears yan para kunyari nakikisimpatya. Everything is electioneering disguised under pagiging anti-RH. Ganyan ka-tuso yan si Enrile.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

       Korek k dyan, iiyak yan kung nabawi sa kanila ung mga nakaw sa kaban ng bayan.

  • Odnalor Larguia

    sabi ni pia naruon daw yung tataling doh secretary at yung current….diyos kopo pawang mga consultant yan….imagine they received US$Dollar 15,000.00 per month siempre walang tax kasi nga may congressional approval yung agency na consultant sila….parang mga parrot yan…yes sir…yes mama…hoy pia na sira ang pamilya wag mo kaming pag lolokohin, pasalamat kat sumikat ang tatay mo kung hindi ni consultant di ka pwedeng tangapin…sa iyo nanalng ang RH Bill mo…kayu ng papsie mo…weeee

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin

      Loser!!!

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

    ENRILE ALIPIN NI CARNIVAL TAGLE SATANAS” DAMASO!!!

  • Le Commentor

    What if, his plan is to really increase the number of poor and squatters? So that when it’s time of election, magpapamudmod ng pera para dumami ang mga boboto sa mga corrupt na politikong tulad nya?

  • wakats

    Apo johnny must accept the inevitable.  The only incident that can change the steady course of wind is the armageddon of 12-21-12 and all indications point to the mayan prediction as ludicrous as it is ancient.

    There’s no stopping the RH bill into becoming a law before the year ends. 

  • Tonypogi

     Pare-pareho lang iyang mga senador na may mga baho. Hindi rin ako bilib sa ibang mga anti-RH bill sa senado. Ang importante ay ang hibik ng sambayanang Pilipino at hindi ang sangsimbahang Katoliko. Sino ba ang pinagsisilbihan nila, ang bayan o ang simbahang Katoliko? Kung ang simbahang Katoliko, nagkamali sila ng propesyon, Dapat nagpari na lang sila, puro ipokrito.

  • zahraff

    To those who voted against the RH-BILL, please forgive them for they don’t understand what they are fighting for. They cannot even discern the meaning of FERTILIZATION and when and how a human being starts to be and keeps on talking about the innocent and unborn. It reminds us of the old time movie entitled “THE REBELS WITHOUT A CAUSE”, now starring SENATE PRESIDENT ENRILE, ESTRADA, HONASAN, SOTTO and all the other legislators that seems to be BLIND and trying hard as well to lead the BLINDS! Let”s just commend the Senators and the Congressmens who voted YES to the RH-BILL- because it’s a waste of time paying attention to these so called “MAKULIT” LOSERS. 

  • ben311

    nangangamoy lupa na naman…busit

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

    This senile ex-martial law administrator really don’t have any idea when a game is over or not. Like his role during the martial law years, his lying continues till now. He is not a good role model in the senate, rather a bad influence.. observe the attitudes of the younger senators like Estrada, et al. High time to apply the boots to this sore loser!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

    Kung ibigay m n lng sa mahirap ung mga ninakaw m eh mas mganda sana!!!

  • Fulpol

    BS Aquino III can’t stop Enrile.. why?

    • lino

       tapos sasabihin mo diktador si PNoy! Hayaan na yang si lolo Cardinal Enrile.

    • John Mars

      You don’t have to stop Enrile. His opposition is insignificant. Remember “You don’t have to silence every adversary only your enemies.” They are important in a working democracy.

      An adversary is only a stated enemy if he derails your goals. So far Enrile hasn’t derailed any important legislations. His presence is important so that Congress (at least, the Senate appears to be independent) won’t appear to be rubber-stamp.

  • Rae_E

    Fade in oblivion Enrile, the passing of RH bill signals that Filipinos are now ready move forward from the aging, backwards, irrelevant, hypocritical & crooked figures like you & CBCP! It’s so disgusting that powerful rich men like you, Sotto, Honasan, Estrada, Revilla, Trillanes & CBCP deprive the poorest women RH services when your wives or lovers easily have access to best Obgyn or RH services. How dare you treat women as second class citizens & treat the poor like dirt! Enough of these hypocrites! You’re the plague the kept this country backwards!

  • mfdo

    JPE, your colourful legacy as Marco’s enforcer to saviour of the church, well .. is winning votes .. but it is time you accepted the truth .. unless you are willing to put up a foundation to feed the abondoned pregnant women or orphans .. 

  • Romulus Fenandez

    to those Pro-RH posters here,  do not cry when your 13 year old daughter comes home one afternoon crying then telling you that she’s pregnant!

    • panhase

      ?
      What exactly is it you want to say with your post?

      • frudo

        wla pa epal lang sya  looser kasi eh kaya mga bitter 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fred-Mil/100002160424509 Fred Mil

      idiot, what kind of argument is that?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRDGZHO73F5SCBMJO3BGCPXR6E Nilo C

      Anong masama do-on. Eh nabuntis nga di ipagpatuloy ang pagbuntis. Siguradong sigurado ako na apo ko ang isisilang.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin

      ikaw din Romulus Fernandez, do not cry when your 13 year old SON comes home one afternoon crying telling you that HE is pregnant….

      bwahahahaha

    • John Mars

      If you are an absentee parent, then you deserved to have a teenage daughter a pregnant mother but not a pregnant wife.

      Besides, you are arguing against yourself or at least against common logic. Are you telling us that if your daughter engages in unprotected sex (sex without condom, etc.) is likely not to get pregnant than a woman who uses a condom, considering every conditions equal. What kind of logic is that?

  • Romulus Fenandez

    idiot, what kind of argument is that!

  • Guest

    Jinggoy and JV Ejercito Estrada magsasama sa Senate in 2013. Baled ka naman gayahin ni Jinggoy ang mga bills na ihahain ni JV.

    • Guest

      But in fairness bagay sina Jinggoy and Wilma Doesnt, it’s like the dwarf
      and the giant. Pwede, pwede

      • Guest

        What! It’s like the beast [Jinggoy] loves the beast [Wilma].

  • UrHONOR

    MAY katwiran si Cardinal enrile.

    Pero, cardinal, sabi ng isa ninyong katoto na MOVE ON na, ibig bang sabihin noon ay rally-rally at nobe-nobena na naman sa mga kalye? Nakaka-awa naman yong hinahakot ninyo…ang daming na-aaksayang oras at pera…tapos, wala naman ding nangyayari. Dura veritas, sed veritas….the truth is harsh but it’s the truth.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PZR7JI7G2WD2CTVMZ7LM667FD4 Ugly Bunny

    I REALLY REALLY hope that your son won’t win this coming election.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fred-Mil/100002160424509 Fred Mil

    Wag iboto ang anak nito!!!!

  • RomyLitz

    When the bicameral conference, where bifurcation point is invisible,is concluded, predictably those who abstains or was phoning sick during the third and final reading, will vote for the passage of the RH Bill. Goes without saying, even the heavens squawkingly did not agree with nor answer the prayers of Cardinal Tagle and the SUV Bishops !! Quo vadis Enrile?

  • sam_aquino

    why is it some people find it difficult to concede???  they do NOT know when to accept defeat, even if it was already staring them right in their faces…

    time to let go… 

    please do us a favor – give it up, old man…

    • lino

       Tigas lang ng ulo ni lolo.

      • John Mars

        In psychology class, it is called defense mechanism a coping mechanism inherent in humans to cope with pressures of life – a way to save one’s face. Persons who don’t know how to cope pressures, such as loss, may turn to suicide, if the pressures turn insurmountable. 

        Enrile can be easily replaced but Pres. Aquino has the uncanny ability to let Enrile think that he is the boss and the latter is weak. “Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer.” Let your adversary think you are allies so that you can easily predict his movements.

        Look what happened to the Sin Tax Law and RH Bill. All the while Enrile taught he has the numbers and has the complete control of his chamber. At the end of the day, he has to learn who the real boss is. Pres. Aquino even hopes that Enrile won’t realize this arrangement so that Enrile can continue to do his role. 

        The presence of Enrile at the helm of the Senate gives it the illusion that it is independent. Every law then that comes out from Congress has the appearance of close scrutiny from an independent institution – the Senate.     

  • Paliwaweng

    Kung totoo na may kaluluwa at dagat-dagatang apoy ayon sa doktrina ng Iglesia ni Kristo, madaming senador, obispo at pari ang magiging kandidato dito.
    Mas mahalaga kasi sa kanila ang ‘dogma’ kaysa buhay ng isang ina.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LWXDMZBYPCZJK7PEQEG5UHEFB4 Ace Grave

      totoo ung kaluluwa at impyerno…mas kandidato jan ung mga nanghuhusga sa kapwa..hehe

  • AllaMo

    Huus, si juan purugannan naman, sobrang uber sepsep sa mga prayle para sa kapakanan nilang mag-ama sa darating na eleksyon. Panahon na para ilibing sa limot itong berdugo nang martial law na ito!

    • batid

       YES AT YONG LAHAT NG AYAW SA PAG UNLAD NG PINAS! ITABI!!!

  • Guest

    Walang intrigahan. Walang kinalaman ang pork barrel sa boto ng mga
    lawmakers sa RH bill. Di totoo yan.

    • batid

      d totoo yan!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    PATALSIKIN NA SI ENRILE…NOW NA  !!!!!

    • batid

      AHORA MISMO!

  • Guest

    Bumaba na ang ating child mortality rate, ngunit ang ating hangarin ay hindi lamang ang pagpapababa nito kundi ang pagpapanatili at pagaangat sa kalidad ng buhay.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TCQMRK4HVOSF2IGML46TAGKMXU Benjamin

    These anti-RH bill followers are but a bunch of jokes. Even in Italy where the seat of Catholicism is, and where the Vatican is situated has divorce law and contraceptive pills are allowed. Ano kayo mga walang alam. Sa Italy Kung saan nandoon ang Vatican ay may divorce law ay okey ang pills. Bakit kayo nagpipilit against the bill when the main Catholic Church cannot do a thing in their country. And remember this, other religions favor this bill and majority of the citizens approve it. Isa pa, more than half of Pinoy Catholics favor this bill and do not follow the church’s dogma. Sige, sundin ninyo ang mga sermon NI Padre Damaso na siyang dahilan kaya nagalsa tayo laban sa mga kastila.

  • Commentator

    Baligtaran or double-faced talaga itong si Enrile.

  • Guest

    Kudos to PNoy. Kung hindi pa niya sinertify as urgent ang sin tax and RH bills, di agad ito papasa sa Congress.

  • davaodurian

     @Benjamin….Vatican may be in the middle of Rome but it is a city state, a walled enclave and therefore is not Italy. The Pope resides in Vatican city state and opposes the RH Bill. I guess most if not all of the anti RH Bill object to Section 4 of House Bill 4244.
    We
    may have different takes on the RH Bill but then again, it’s healthy to
    voice our own opinions. To drive my point, I quote my friend Atty.
    Batas Mauricio, Jr. “This provision is found under its “Section 4,
    Definition of Terms”, which says “Reproductive Health Rights refer to
    the rights of couples, individuals and women to decide freely and
    responsibly whether or not to have children; to determine the number,
    spacing and timing of their children; to make decisions concerning
    reproduction free of discrimination, coercion and violence; to have
    relevant information; and to attain the highest condition of sexual and
    reproductive health…”Any
    clear-minded Filipino will see that this provision gives even a minor
    girl (who is an “individual”, in the contemplation of Section 4) the
    right to “decide freely… whether or not to have children… free of
    coercion and violence”. In pure and simple language, this part of the RH
    Bill says even a baby girl can kill her own baby in her womb. Why can’t
    our congressmen and senators see this? What have they been blinded
    with?” Cheers!

    • John Mars

      You are simply hair splitting when you mention the Vatican is a state within a state. Are you telling me Italy is not a Catholic majority state?

      On a more serious point, in the definition of terms you quoted, there is nothing there that stipulates anything about abortion? Besides, when you argue your point you have the tendency to use hyperbole (imagine, “even a baby girl can kill her own baby in her womb”). It is best for you to look in the mirror when you said “What have they been blinded with (sic)?”.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/A3B5B7CAS25M3OSQSEBXPKDEIU zafirol

       This debate is over. Dont try to confuse people over the issue.

  • regd

    Tawag dyan KAMIKAZE! Kahit saang angulo, baligtarin mo pa ng ilang beses, PATAY PA RIN!
    Ang mga lasing hinde umaamin na sila ay lasing. Sa mundo ng mga baliw, siya lang ang matino!

  • $25214711

    Talagang ikaw matandang ulyanin, talo kana hirit kapa ng hirit. Yan ang ugali ng matandang ayw magpatalo.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LWXDMZBYPCZJK7PEQEG5UHEFB4 Ace Grave

      kanya kanyang pananaw lng yan…pangit naman kung wlang sumasalungat, lahat ng ipapasa na bill lahat sang ayon at walang sasalungat?pangit naman nun..

  • boomvilla

    TRO NA YANG RH NA YAN AJEJEJEJE sorry na lang mga beke

  • Your_King

    Fight not over but you’ve essentially lost Old Timer. And maybe soon you will be losing your title as Senate Prez. You should have learned long ago, at least 3 years ago when Aquino was sworn into office, that any of his political oppositions get attacked, impeached, and/or jailed. Good luck until 2016 because no one is safe from the wrath of the ultra sensitive Aquino.

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

    CARNIVAL TAGLE SATANAS!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6WTWZBPWUKYVEPFT2A6VIHDQZI taytay

      satanas ka edgardo mendoza

  • mucho_cheapo

    Enrile-do us a BIG FAVOR. Go Away! Better yet-DIE

  • ARIKUTIK

    Population control was already a govt. policy since the days of Marcos. In fact our birth rate is declining. The citizens are aware, only the few irresponsibles are not. But can a toothless population control law will force the irresponsible to be responsible ? Surely it can not ! So what the passage of RH bill did achieved that was not already in place ? There is nothing new except that the passage of RH bill had put condoms on Jesus face. A useless but detestable achievement of Abnoy administration.

  • ARIKUTIK

    The mother Cory had left behind a defective constitution that became a curse to this nation. The son who grins like an Abnoy made a legacy of condoms in Jesus face. Both mother and son is a curse.

  • yonoh

    bilib ako kay lolo johny kaya mahaba ang buhay…………….

  • disqusted0fu

    its over when the president says its over! thats how things work in this administration. everyone should do what the president wants. besides, the people who are going to be in the bicameral meeting are the same people who are said to be bribed by the administration to vote yes, it would not make any difference, would it?

    • ARIKUTIK

      The RH bill did not make a difference in the way population control was practiced in PH. Free contraceptive and condoms with out users and the law has no twisting arm to force the irresponsible to be condom dressers. They will always undress a sex mate for nudity is the way it should be neither will anyone wish to be sickened by RH pills. The govt. will always supply the Cheap ones but expensive in receipts of accounting. Everybody knows that ! Cheap govt. pills is a sure way to mutilate ones body. Now then, what difference did RH passage make. The divorce bill had come around. Look have been done by whorshipers of an Abnoy. They choose to believe a man who grins like a dog than their merciful God in heaven. They become immorals, that is the difference now.

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