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Senate finally forms panel for RH bicam

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MANILA, Philippines– The Senate has finally created its contingent to the bicameral conference committee on Reproductive Health bill.

The Senate panel is composed of Senators Pia Cayetano, Alan Peter Cayetano, Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, Ralph Recto, Teofisto Guingona III, Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, and Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III.

It was Sotto, who read on the floor the composition of the Senate panel Tuesday.

He earlier objected to the creation of the panel and the holding of the first bicameral conference committee meeting, citing the absence of a clean copy of the bill.

But even before the panel was formed, Pia Cayetano and 10 members of the House panel were already holding a pre-bicameral conference on the bill.

Pia Cayetano was the only member of the Senate panel present at the start of the hearing.

Her younger brother, Alan Cayetano, later joined her but also left after a while.

Before adjourning the session, Sotto even joked about suspending it until January next year.

He moved just the same to suspend the session until 3 p.m. Wednesday, the last day of session before Congress goes on Christmas break.


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    hindi ka na nakakatuwa sotto… joke mo panis… learn when and where to play clown, be professional at least.

    • panhase

      The problem is he is a clown, only a clown. He has no control over that.

  • malek_abdul

    Finally opposing senators have come to their senses. RH bill passed!! Next session will be other important bills…FOI or Anti Dynasty Bill maybe?

  • pej1972

    Naku naman Senador Sotto, pag nagseryoso ka, palpak; ngayon naman pati jokes mo palpak na rin. Baka hindi ka na makabalik sa Eat Bulaga niyan pag hindi ka na Senador.

  • melanioamarillo

    Which side are you? I’d rather let the unborn die than  young children die in the street like dogs because of hunger,no home to go and sleep, no parents to care a fault not their own.

    Sottoic Hot Air please cool down, get out of your infantile  jokes be simply man enough if you cannot be a senator. 

    • boldyak

      why children die of hunger?…ang pinas ba nagkukulang na sa pagkain?…o ang mga magulang na mga irresponsible ang dahilan?….kung nagkukulang ng pakain pedeng sabihi  na sobra na ang population ng pinas…kung bigyan ba ng contraceptive ang tao, maging responsable?…maling solution ang binibigay ng RH bill…

      • smartestofall

        tama. only simplistic people think RH bill will solve the problem of the Philippines in its budget requirement.  they could have sent the money on education, which will give better returns in terms of productive people… but what can we expect from a biased nation… this country just likes to follow the western world.

  • joshmale2004

    HEHEHE. Tuso man ang matsing, napaglalamangan din. Habang abala si Kopyasotto sa pagharang sa Bicam, nag umpisa na pala si Pia sa bicam kaharap sampung solons ng house. Oh e di naisahan ka ng isang babae Mr. Macho.

    • Albert Einstien

      dugong GERMAN si sen PIA…….sya lang naman ang pasimuno ng rh bill…kinopya nya kaya ke HITLER yun….UUBUSIN ng RH ang DUGONG FILIPINO.. kawawa naman ang mga FUTURE lapu-lapu, rizal at bonifacio…..lol

  • marionics

    naglaho yata si “tanga i-bicam mo mukha mo bobo”

    bwahahaha

  • noguile

    what a clown.

  • noypisiTED

    We hope Bicam finishes the consolidation work on Thursday and the President finally signs it before the year 2012 ends to put the concluding chapter to this controversial piece of legislation that rattled the nation for 14 long years behind us.

  • OFW Reader

    This is what we Filipinos get when we keep on voting for these wretched actors. They’re making the Filipino race a joke among all nations. Pathetic.

    • edm365f31

      Tito Sotto is a graqweyt of Wanbol University….he is not even qualified for a Councillor position in government.

      barangay captain might work for him; limit damage control in barangay level; if not demote him to barangay tagay…

      Filipinos should wake-up and use their right of suffrage wisely.

      • efriend

        Remember PEPSI PALOMA!

    • efriend

      “In my good conscience, I will not vote in favor of the RH bill. Hindi ko po matatanggap na isang sanggol na walang kalaban-laban na hindi pa naipapanganak na sesentensiyahan natin ng kamatayan (I will not accept that a helpless child who has not been born we will be sentencing to death). Life is a blessing, not a curse.” –  BONG REVILLA

      Kaya pala tanggap niya na ang ama niya ay may 72 anak sa ibat-ibang babae.  What a hypocrite!

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

    SATANAS LANG AYAW SA R.H BILL CARNIVAL TAGLE SATANAS CBCP BISHOPS DAMASO!!

    • Albert Einstien

      sure ka po ba?

      “Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.” Revelation 13:18

      the CHURCH should advice the FAITHFUL not to WEAR yellow ribbon anymore….if they want to defeat the devil….

      MARK of the DEVIL……………..yellow ribbon……!

      yellow RIBBON symbol number equivalent is 666…
      ( symbols are used for SUBLIMINAL mind control ).

      yellow ribbon isa symbol for WAR,DEATH, CHAOS, SUICIDES,GENOCIDE, DISASTER…it is a sign of hardship & negative feelings…negative feelings give power& strength to EVIL..

      write 6 on a piece of paper = 6

      at the back write 6 at the same spot of the first 6 = 6

      turn it to front and trace second 6 = 6

      VIOLA! = 666

      ribbon symbol –the MARK- the KEY

      Tie a yellow ribbon song…in biblical sense

      Bus driver, please look for me’ Cause I couldn’t bear to see what I might see I’m( DEVIL ) really still in prison, and my love ( zombies ) she holds the KEY
      A simple yellow ribbon’s what I need to set me FREE…!

      yellow ribbon gives strength, summons & FREE the DEVIL…..!

      TRIVIA : 2 prominent figures with names number equivalent is 666 :

      miguel (6) tuason (6) arroyo (6)

      noynoy ( 6 ) simeon ( 6 ) Aquino ( 6 )

  • smartestofall

    hindi lahat ng gusto ng tao ay mabuti para sa tao

  • ashleybulls

    Eskalera talaga to si Sotto….pagretire mo basahin mo history ng Senado – siguradong bidang-bida ka — kopyador at joket ng senado :-)

    • Jane Tan

      What can you expect from an entertainer?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2SAS5EA3XCKC7Z3D7ODUHO2KFE lone ranger

    Kapag mabagal reklamo, kapag mabilis reklamo parin, ano ba talaga koya?

  • basilionisisa

    buti naman at kasali si Sotto, baka may mapulot syang magbubukas sa kanyang isipan.

    Let’s give him a chance to redeem himself!

    • blainz

      If Sotto’s skull is pried open, a clown will spring out.

      This is the first time I’ve heard Sotto complaining that he doesn’t have a COPY. His hardworking staff must have taken their loss seriously.

      • panhase

        Hahahahah
        That´s a good one, he does not have a copy.

  • monses

    akala cguro nag te taping lang ng iskul bukol…matagal na po kayong di nakakatawa mr.senatoy….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Bicam is to reconcile the House and Senate.  Sotto vigorously opposed the RH Bill so he should not be a member of the Panel.  Upon the Catholic Church’s instruction, Sotto would only destroy it.

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

       This is what I dont understand why the plagiarist Soto is with the panel when he is opposed to the bill.

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    GlorIa Gift to Mitsubishop and Safari
     Butuan City Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos, who received a Mitsubishi Montero, Bontoc-Lagawe Bishop Rodolfo Beltran (Nissan Pathfinder), Abra Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian (Mitsubishi Strada), Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo (Toyota Grandia Hi-Ace), Basilan Bishop Martin Jumoad (Mitsubishi Strada), Zamboanga Archbishop Romulo Valles (Toyota Grandia Hi-Ace); and Nueva Segovia Archbishop Ernesto Salgado (Isuzu Crosswind).

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PQPOCGSITYMSD2UTYIN4TJP56U Rene

    he cannot be any other but a clown, ang siste kahit sa eat bulaga hindi nakakatawa mga dyoks nito eh, ewan ko kung matawag bang mga dyoks kasi walang tumatawa kaya sa senado nagtry magpatawa…hunghang na joker…gusto siguro eh amuin siya ng seks appeal ni mirriam para di na kumontra…wala din palang nagawa sa bandang huli ang paimportansya niya…

  • kuz_n_efek

    I’m trying to understand why the ‘road less travelled’ is hard to take. We, Filipinos prefer the modern day slogans: instant noodles, instant coffee, instant money or instant honey, etc. We’re easily seduced if things like these are right in front of us. We don’t resort giving ourselves a second chance to think beyond the horizon of all these alluring things, seemingly necessary for our desperate existence. Of course nobody can deny the fact that we’re living in poverty; we always worry about the food for our next meal; Where & how to get money to pay for our bills or to pay for the money we borrowed to avoid further interests or to end the shameful instances we’re mindfully aware, but hopeless due to the reality of POVERTY we’re facing with. Many of us are worried because our sons & daughters are eager to have an education, but we parents are unable to provide the amount needed for the enrolment. We’ve had the most devastating experience to tell that our baby had passed away because we could not afford to buy medicine or to bring her/him to hospital. Now, I know why we don’t want to take ‘the road less travelled any longer’. We’ve been constantly bombarded with all sorts of problems in life due to financial constraint. Many of us if not all would say: I want it now, don’t delay, instant is what I’m looking for, I wanna be free, take me out from the bondage of poverty right now!

    As soon as we heard the word ‘Free Contraceptives’, we instantly succumb to the idea, thinking that it will lead us to prosperity & abundance. The most alluring word of the aforementioned phrase is ‘FREE’. This is very tempting to many of us Filipinos. We’re only focussing our eyes closely to the word-Free, but not conscious of the ramifications it would bring to us later. The tactic has been used is very effective to convince us Filipino people living in hopelessness. Well, we accepted that we’re living in poverty, but we don’t realize that the real cause of poverty is not overpopulation, instead the most evil-word CORRUPTION. We’re only seeing the effect-poverty, but fail to pinpoint the paramount cause of our endless suffering-rampant corruption. Why waste our money & time on this RH Bill implementation. It’s not a solution but rather another effect of Corruption in our Society. Try solving a problem by creating another or multiple-causing problem. We’ll still be facing this seemingly eternal problem of Poverty. Personally, I can’t blame totally the majority of the Filipino people who’re living in poverty supporting this RH Bill. But I do have reservations towards politicians who’re taking advantage of the poor. They should be guiding & protecting our people, not misleading them. 

    What the Government should be doing is to instil into the minds of every Filipino that corruption is damaging to our Society &  brings worst effect to our economy. The leaders of our Government have the mandate of the Filipino people to lead our Country away from this massive corruption habitual tendencies. Rectify the sick system of collecting tax payers’ monies. There should have a transparency & accountability of all funds distributed to the Government agencies. Our revenue, if collected properly, is more than enough to alleviate the sufferings of the people in our Nation. Hence, we don’t need this RH Bill to free  us from this deemed to be eternal problem of POVERTY. Collect the tax payers’ monies properly, keep them safe from crocs, distribute them to the right Government agencies with full knowledge & responsibility. It’s solely this way that Filipinos will have the opportunities to give themselves proper education, find a decent job & have real choices in life. We don’t need RH Bill in our Country because the real problem is not overpopulation but rampant corruption in our Government system. Let’s see what we can do- start convincing ourselves that Corruption is evil & has no place in our society; it destroys our lives & the lives of our future generations. Mabuhay!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/EDUH7A744QYTM4DOOCM3AC5CVQ Robert Martin

      perhaps you’re just one of these few people trying to convince yourself that your arguments are as sensible as you thought your church have. you are dwelling on the shallowness of the “solution to the problem of the country” conundrum. this bill alone is not the sole way out of poverty. people like you are only ones who say that the people pushing for the bill are promising a better philippines. 

      that in whatever explanation the other group presents, you will always retort with the phrase “you’re not giving any convincing justification”; even without reading the whole context of it (believe me, I’ve known a lot of “anti-RH” people, most of whom are priests, that say they have not read any of the pages yet they are crying is a waste of time. i hope you’re not one of them).

  • disqusted0fu

    it doesnt matter who the panels are consisted of, Aquino has already made up his mind. by hook or by crook, he will not take no for an answer. that is an order!



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