Osmeña says he failed to vote on RH bill due to pancreatitis


Sen. Sergio Osmeña III. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Serge Osmeña III on Tuesday said he was suffering from acute pancreatitis that was why he was not able to vote on the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill.

Osmeña and Senator Lito Lapid were the only senators absent when the Senate passed the bill Monday night with a vote of 13-8 with no abstention.

“I was affected by acute pancreatitis on Saturday night and had to check into Makati Med[ical Center] on Sunday night because my reading was ten times normal level,” said a text message from  Osmeña’s office.

“No food, only intravenous feed and anti-biotics until levels recede,” the text added.

The senator said he hopes to be discharged this Tuesday noon if his blood test I the morning would come out better than the last two days.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NPV7TOHIJPG3UMTLQDTHLQJR7Y Jack

    hindi naman po tinatanong ng taongbayan ang dahilan ng pagka-absent ninyo sa senado kahapon 

    • popeyee

      He’s guilty of cowardice…that’s why..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/M3LQ4MUAU3Z36MIQGIGSOKBCQE Rosauro

    Afraid to get the ire of Malacanang and the LP.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      sayang daw pork niya hahaha

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

    Did the reporter asked what would have been osmenia’s vote?

    • buttones


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

        Then this is a useless news. Showbiz section nyo post to.

      • buttones

        It seems to me, that the health of the ‘movers and shakers’ of my country is up for debate. I’ve got a President who can barely make it to State banquets abroad, I’ve got a leader of The Senate who seems to be in the early stages of submitting to a frail dotage, there is poor old GMA in a wheel chair and a neck brace, a SC CJ who seems to be obsessed with her god, there is dear old Imelda who hardly knows what day it is, members of the House whose focus has all been lost because of comments from a Canadian songster, and now Osmena – I mean is anybody well? WTF is going on here?

  • les21reago

    No balls Senator…In prior days to Voting the RH, this Senator was quoted that he will get the IRE of his closest friend and his mother if he talks the good thing of the RH and better for him not to engage…Well well the HOSPITAL is ideally good excuses…
    The Senator is NO different to JOCjoc Bolante, De los Angeles and CGMA..

  • KpTUL

    COWARD ! It doesnt matter if you are pro or anti. You need to vote coz it is your duty. If you are indeed ill then you better resign so that a healthy and responsible citizen can take over your post. Seriously, stop feigning illness. Youre so lame !

  • Manolo Villareal

    Another term for pancreatitis is takotitis

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    who gives a sh17…. another useless cretin osmena…. kamusta na yung hexpose mo na 100 gazillion trillion billion na bridge project???? Propaganda nanaman?? 

    tamaditis kamo 

  • c7cinbox

    another one making PALUSOT ! ok na, pero i want to know your stand. are you in favor or not of the RH BILL ? baka itong tanong ko ay di mo pa kayang sagutin. baka paikut-ikutin mo pa ako. simple lang naman ang sagot. YES if your infavor and NO if ur not infavor of the bill ! the same     goes also dun sa mga di naka-boto . . . . 


    HINDI duwag yang si Serge O….matapang yan kahit tanong pa ninyo sa asawa niya!  Ginagawa nya ang lahat ng gusto nyang gawin basta’t aprubado ni Misis.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

      Sino ang di maduduwag sa panahon ngayon? Pag sumalungat ka sa gusto ni Presidente talagang matapang ka. Kita nyo naman nasaan na mga lumaban kay Pres. Si Sotto nga eh nag anti RH , SUMALUNGAT o ano inabot nya di ba at pinagtulung tulungan sya. Wag sasalungat sa administrasyong ito, yun lang

      • UrHONOR

        LOL!  Sirit na…hirap naman sagutin ng tanong mo!

      • kalikasanipagtanggol

         Ang tanong ay kung ilang vienna sausages na naman ang sinubo mo kagabi at para ba may hang over ka pa sa kaligayahan?

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

    Ano ba naman.

    Wala na bang meaning yung ‘ANG MAMATAY NG DAHIL SA IYO!’

    Pancreatitis, mas importante pa sa bayan? Kung si rico yan nga, hindi ininda ang pancreatitis, di man lang nag reklamo na masakit o may nararamdaman.

    • JuanTamadachi


  • acidicboy

    hindi po simptomas ng pancreatitis ang pagkawala ng itlog, senator osmena.  

  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    walatitis yan sen

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    mag resign ka na lang…wala ka ng pakinabang

  • lets_go_sago

    i got a friend who died due to acute pancreatitis so its no laughing matter. 

    Get well soon Sen. Osmena. 

  • $23228448

    what a load of bull crap…where is your wheelchair 

  • blainz

    His brain was telling him to vote yes, his shrunken balls were telling him to vote no, his body split the difference and the pancreas decided to call in sick.

    Just vote yes in the bicam Serge, give your medieval clan in Cebu the finger, and your pancreas and balls will be fine.

  • jayemdee_412

    Okay, Sen. Serge Osmena, your excuse is accepted but what is your stand on the recently passed RH bill?

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