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SC reschedules deliberation on RH law petitions

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court has rescheduled the deliberation of its discussion on the petition questioning the constitutionality of the Reproductive Health Law.

The petition filed by couple James and Lovely Imbong in behalf of their minor children has been discussed during Tuesday’s en banc (full court) session but the justice who has been assigned to pen the decision of the case sought more time to study the petition.

Associate Justice Jose Catral Mendoza has been assigned via raffle of cases to handle the decision writing of the case.

Late December last year, Malacañang signed the controversial bill into law after a heated debate in Congress.

The petitioners said the case “will present the illegality of the Act as it mocks the nation’s Filipino culture—noble and lofty in its values and holdings on life, motherhood and family life—now the fragile lifeblood of a treasured culture that today stands solitary but proud in contrast to other nations.”

“The RH petition will be taken up again in the future session,” high court spokesman Gleo Guerra said.


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  • marionics

    mukhang walang sufficient grounds on its face yung application for tro kaya hindi considered urgent ni bambito he he

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      yan ang alam mo…abangan mo na lang ang resolution…

      • Jarred Pulido

        confident. Just like what your CBCP ilk was saying before…

      • Jane Tan

        Doesn’t matter. If the law is deemed unconstitutional, the country will just  have to wait a few more years until it realizes the same thing it did after it elected Erap. We screwed up. Then everyone will blame the government again. Then we will have another President ousting the other, and he/she will probably be elected because he/she will play on the weakness of the nation. Then we’ll have a few more invisible bridges, or maybe invisible buildings (just to change things up abit) erected. Blah blah blah. 70% of our countrymen will be caregivers in other countries, and the Philippines will be populated by Korean immigrants who find things super cheap here and love our beaches which we ourselves can’t enjoy. And so on…

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

       I hope everything is in order when they present their case. That way, wala nang itataas pang ibang tanong that would just prolong the issue. Sana, lahat ng ayaw nila about the law is there so that it will finally be answered, then closed.

      But knowing them it will be an effort of again beating a dead horse.

      hay buhay.

      • marionics

        bahala na sila pero ang nakakaburat diyan e kung religion imbes na tunay na legal grounds ang gagamiting for issuing a tro if ever. e talagang kagunggungan na yun.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        ang preamble pala ng constitution ay hindi legal issue kasi may na mention na god dun…tanga mo naman!!!

        at basahin mo ang ART II…yan kung marunong kang umintindi

      • Jane Tan

        Double-sided. Some believe that the Bill upholds this, while others don’t. Both sides can apply.

        Btw, Church meddling in State affairs goes against Article 2.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        malabo yata ang isip mo sa separation of church and state…

      • marionics

        he he pre sagutin ko ba itong si pol? give up na ako diyan kasi ala akong napapalang matinong usapan diyan e he he

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        haha…naghanap ng kakampi…hahaha…kakatawa ka talaga…sobrang tanga mo…

      • Jarred Pulido

        Dont try to explain yourself to stupid people. You are not “stupid people” wisperer. They just want to impose their extremist religious beliefs on our countrys policies and laws.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

        boooo….toink!!!

      • marionics

        ok lang sana kung he tries to impose his beliefs on me with good rational arguments, wala akong problema dun. e kaso puro kabalbalan naman ang sagot e hindi na intellectually stimulating e he he

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

        toink! kabalbalan. toink!!!

      • Jarred Pulido

        I feel your pain… best example is the response below..

      • marionics

        uuuy “toink” daw o. ang alam ko lang na nagto-toink ay si poltergeist hahaha. huli siya ngayon. same person hahaha

      • Jarred Pulido

        hahaha nawala na dahil nahuli

      • marionics

        well i guess he was too dumb to pull it off he he

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

        hahaha…toink ulet!!!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ON7OVYELIEWW7U25MAF7XD36WU Cubano

        Na edit na, pero mali pa rin ang spelling.

      • Jarred Pulido

         

        Owww. The spelling police are out tonight. Be careful.

      • marionics

        he he mapilit talagang pansinin ko pre. dehin na lang kasi ala namang kuwentang kausap e he he

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

         Am back.

        Ano nga ba recently nabasa ko….

        Dont argue with stupid people..  they just bring you to their level, then beat you with their experience.

        ahahahah

      • marionics

        yup. it took some time (more than the usual) but i learned my lesson he he

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

        ahahaha.

        and sometimes I stir the hornet’s nest, just to know if there are any changes. You never know. A great discourse could start from it, but of course it never does. One could hope though.

        Anyway, how’s it hangin’ pare.

      • marionics

        i’m doing just fine and dandy thank you very much (spoken with forrest gump accent).

        well, ako naman e medyo identified ko na yung mga trollistic talagang mga regulars dito na wala kang maaasahang matinong diskurso so di ko na talaga ine-engage. pero meron din naman yung mga ok ka diskurso na di naman kami parating magkatugma ang pagiisip sa isyu pero nagrerespetuhan pa rin kami kanyakanyang opinyon (or at least the right to express them). gaya natin, di naman ako talaga ganun ka kritikal usually sa current admin (di gaya mo he he) pero di naman tayo nagbabastusan.

        kung sabagay, meron kasing tayong common interest e, ang kamayakan he he. kasama na diyan si night he he

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

        Agreed.

        pero di me naman totally against the PNoy admin. And dali lang kasing batikusin because of the wrong things they do ON TOP of the cover up.

        regarding sa kamanyakan. ah, oo, kaya nga di ko ma gets mga …ummm, gays. sarap kasi ng keps pero di nila ma appreciate tulad natin. ahahaha, anways i can respect their preferences, and more for us, diba. lol!

        respect opinion of others, oo, agreed.

      • marionics

        huwag mo nang pilitin intindihin ang preference ng mga bading at talagang this is hardwired in our respective dna. gaya natin, ptulo laway at tigas titi tayo pag nakita si atty. jimeno lala na pag naka latex ika mo nga (ako naman e mas gusto ko ang bare skin talaga he he), e sila naman e ganun same biological reaction pag si papa piolo naman ang nakikita hehehe

      • marionics

        naku isa pa itong si mchammer. ala din kuwentang kausap yan. dehin na lang he he

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      So you may know!

      Scots pastor accused of raping 10-year-old girl faces trial in USBy ALISTAIR MUNRO Published on Friday 28 December 2012 00:01A SCOTS pastor accused of raping a 10-year-old girl in the United States is to face trial next month.Malcolm John Fraser – born in Aberdeen and brought up in Elgin – allegedly told his victim she would “go to hell” if she told anyone, according to papers lodged by prosecutors in Washington State.Fraser, 39, the assistant pastor at Sound Doctrine Church in the city of Enumclaw, faces two counts of first-degree rape of a child. The case was due to be heard earlier this month, but has been postponed to 16 January, with a preliminary hearing on 4 January. The newest delay stems from a request by Fraser’s legal counsel.According to Ian Goodhewof, spokesman for the King County prosecutor’s office, Fraser’s attorney filed a motion “to have the computers of the Enumclaw police department forensically examined for e-mails potentially relevant to the case”.

      • Diepor

        looks like rapists and abusers are drawn to a religious life. Much better to stay out of it.

  • rightist

    i-dismiss na yang petition na yan at ibaon sa lupa

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

    “The RH petition will be taken up again in the future session,” high court spokesman Gleo Guerra said.

    Hmm.. perhaps the anti-RH needs help from some import, say the leader of the Vatican himself?.. hehehe

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    Holy molly pastor!!!
    By Anugrah Kumar , Christian Post ContributorJanuary 5, 2013|9:57 amJack Schaap, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Hammond, Ind., has requested in a new court filing that he be given the minimum 10-year sentence for his sexual relationship with a teen girl from his church. He blamed the affair on stress and depression.Schaap, 55, was under great stress, exhausted and depressed at the time of the relationship, says a sentencing memorandum filed in U.S. District Court in Hammond by the megachurch pastor’s attorney, Paul Stracci.”Unfortunately, for a four-week period during the summer of 2012, he acted in a manner contrary to the entire balance of his life by engaging in sexual activity with a young woman with whom he had only recently come to counsel,” Stracci wrote in the memorandum, according to The Associated Press.Schaap, who pleaded guilty four months ago to taking the teen girl across state lines with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, was regularly working 100-hour weeks as he struggled to raise money for the 15,000-member church, handled additional counseling responsibilities, and had to lay off staff, the memorandum said. He was also being treated for chronic and acute inflammation of his prostate – all of that led to his “aberrant” behavior with the girl who turned 17 during the relationship.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    SHELBYVILLE, TN (WSMV) -A Middle Tennessee church community is dealing with a shock after their youth pastor was accused of rape and sexual battery.Police said Joseph Neill, 36, of Unionville, TN, had inappropriate contact with a 17-year-old girl last week after going out of his way to get close to her.Neill was the youth pastor at Bedford County’s North Fork Baptist Church.According to detectives, Neill became friends with the girl’s family, gaining their trust. They also said he even went to great lengths to keep things private.However, perhaps most troubling, investigators said the warning signs were there all along, and everyone should have seen them.Detectives say, typically, a child sex predator is either a family member or a close family friend. In this case, investigators say the Shelbyville youth pastor is suspected of giving the teen money for Christmas, texting her from a fake phone number, watching ball games with her dad and eventually getting close enough to commit a heinous crime.”It’s just disheartening to think that someone that is in a position of trust like that is involved in a crime that is not only legally wrong but also morally wrong,” said Shelbyville police Detective Brian Crews. “I think that there were some warning signs in this relationship, that people noticed them getting close and may have been able to prevent this from happening if they would have acted earlier.”The alleged crimes took place in a parking lot near Walmart, where police said Neill arranged to meet the girl on two separate occasions then sexually abused her in his truck.Neill’s friends are adamant none of this ever happened.”There’s two sides to every story, and you know the truth will come out eventually,” said friend Jason Barber.But the truth, according to police, is that it did happen – twice – and, at this point, they’re concerned about other potential victims.”Unfortunately in cases like this, we know that he knows what he did was wrong because she is under 18. We don’t know what his cutoff limit would be. We don’t know if he would violate the law at what age. Would he justify it in his mind? And that is what scares me,” Crews said.Neill was arrested Thursday after the girl’s parents called police. Channel 4 News was unable to contact him, but police said he has denied the allegations.Neill resigned from his job at the church before the accusations came out. The church pastor says the congregation is thinking about and praying for the family, and the church will fully cooperate with police.Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    Eat this born again!!!

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -One of Atlanta’s most well-known pastors is accused of cheating his flock.  A DeKalb County grand jury indicted Gospel Tabernacle Church Bishop Wiley Jackson and his brother Rodney on eight counts of violating the Georgia Securities Act on Thursday.”These people are essentially charged with selling securities without a license. In  Georgia, this is regulated activity,” DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said.James said that the Jackson brothers recruited investors to their company, Genesis LLC — a business that the district attorney says doesn’t exist.”The Secretary of State has confirmed that, at least licensed in Georgia as an LLC, there is no Genesis LLC,” James said.According to his website, Jackson’s Gospel Tabernacle Church has three metro area locations. The district attorney says the victims who lost thousands of dollars were parishioners at Jackson’s church.”They invested with them and they lost their money,” James said.One of the three victims named in the indictment lost as much as $10,000.Jackson released a statement to FOX 5 stating, “I am surprised to learn of this indictment. I am out of town and cannot respond until I have read the indictment.  There has been no wrongdoing.”But James says the case is clear.”They operated outside of the law,” he said.James says the investments were ministry and church related.The maximum penalty Bishop Jackson could be facing is 10 years jail time for each of the eight criminal counts.

    • Jane Tan

      ??????

      Honestly, all this is saying is that preachers of faith are corruptible and are capable of doing such things…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

        booo…nice try…same answer!!! –>>owwsss….your telling me that you seems to be without sin in cursing the priests of the Catholic Church! Now, here is one of your own. Not only one, many of them if would search!

      • Jane Tan

        One of my own? I’m not a Christian or a Born Again. Okay, a pastor, did such a thing. What’s to stop a priest or a bishop from doing the same thing? 

        Have you been to the Church near Forbes? They have 24-hour air-conditioning and flat-screen TVs there, while children are outside the Church begging church-goers.

        And the priests raping altar boys. How is that any different from a pastor having sexual relations with a girl (aside from the added homosexual component with is like a double whammy)?

        Point-being, its a double-edge sword. What’s the point of using it on the other side when your side is just as guilty?

        So, yeah, tone it down a notch before you start judging others. I just noted the double-standard and you judge me as a Born Again? I’m a Catholic and I don’t think such an attitude was taught in Catholic school.

      • tagatabas

         We are on the same boat, It’s fully understood.

      • Hfxwst

        Churches are run by men and women and all men and women are fallible (including the pope).  Want me to start list all of the sexual abuse cases for priests, or the acceptance of new cars by priests as bribes.  Maintain your faith in whatever religion you want,  but put your faith in God, not the people who operate the church

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

        Go visit the Blessed Sacrament.

      • Jane Tan

        Take your own advice.

    • dickenhead

      thanks for the info father, i see the RCC does not have the monopoly of doing things not exactly Godly

  • Jarred Pulido

    Everybody has the right to be stupid, but the anti-RH law are just abusing that privilege.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      That s your right as you say so! So be the first to claim it! Jarred Pulido – Stupid!

      • Jarred Pulido

        your abusing it again…

  • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

    perhaps the SC is having a hard time on “Filipino culture” thing.. haha
    but RH Law will win

    • Jane Tan

      Not that hard… Abandoning a child, creating another street beggar = Filipino Culture? I think not. Though it would be a sight to see if the Bill isn’t passed and other nations will start labelling the Philippines with this statement.

  • tagatabas

     This time kailangan ang ibayong wisdom ng taga SC kung meron man, dahil taong bayan na ang makakabanga ninyo pag nakataon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

    hello

  • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

    mxscimxm you are one of the reasons i stopped being a  catholic. yes i  know there are  so called protestants who have committed.i was born in america and i read newspapers. i have know idea what you are blabblind about christmas. i was a  lutheran also and know none of the things you are talking about. the 2 best things i have done is divorce my first wife and getting my cords cut so i cant have anymore kidsmy wife left me with another man to another country and left me with 3 kids to raise. i either had to raise mt kids alone and live alone the rest of my life or commit adultry which according to the bible is a greater sin. getting my cords cut took a lot of pressure off of me and anyone i was with. i know you are going to preach to me and tell im going to hell, but quess what. i could care less what you think. i feel like im more of a christen than most people i know abd no one is changing that is between me and god.

    • joshmale2004

      When you feel you are more of a christian than most people, in the eyes of God, yes you are my friend.

      • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

        thank you

      • ARIKUTIK

        Anyone who feels being better believer than others is cursed by God. Remember the story of 2 guys who prayed like this > Guy #1 “Thank you God, you blessed me so much for I did not commit sin, not like this guy nearby who is a sinner to the bones”. Guy #2 “God have mercy on me, forgive my sins and accept me into Your Kingdom”. Jesus preached, “The guy #1 will go to hell for he already enjoyed his life on earth but guy#2 will be accepted in my kingdom for he prayed for My mercy”. All are sinners, cursed are those who curse others. The wisdom of the Lord.

      • joshmale2004

        Well no argument with that. But you should have understood well what Daniel was talking. He was not talking nor declaring about he have not sin. He was talking about living a Christian life and his personal relation with God. All mankind kind have committed sin along the way. Only Jesus Christ have not sinned while He was among us.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      Go visit the Blessed Sacrament.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

    committed crimes typed to fast

  • Hfxwst

    It’s not about Filipino culture – it’s about a singular religious doctrine (Catholic), and the desire of that church to impose its beliefs on all Filipinos through government enforcement.  The Catholic belief system is not strong enough to survive on faith alone, it requires the enforcement of government to survive.

    The RH Bill will endure.  The Filipino culture is one which celebrates many religions – some weak, some strong.  Government legislation has to reflect this multiplicity of beliefs, or we are back to the Catholic Inquisition of the 16th century.

    Next must come a modern divorce law that is not based on the Catholic fantasy of annulment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

    good comments hfxwst

  • basilionisisa

    thank God the assigned Associate Judge has good sense to reschedule. They have better things to do and follow through than this nuisance.

    yes, fall in line, please!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pgnelineman Daniel Nielsen

    visit it yourself not interested



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