RH should be among election issues, says Lagman

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Albay Representative Edcel Lagman. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines –The reproductive health law should be among the issues that candidates discuss with the electorate so that the people would know where they stand on this crucial matter, according to its author, Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman.

Lagman, of course, would want voters to elect candidates who are in favor of the measure to ensure that the law would be funded adequately.

In a recent speech at a symposium sponsored by the Employers Confederation of the Philippines, Lagman called on business and labor groups—which both supported the RH law—to help monitor its implementation so that the country could reap its full benefits.

He hailed their support for the law, one of the few issues in which these two sectors— which usually have an inherent and traditional conflict of interest—shared a similar stance.

According to Lagman, the labor and business sectors would improve with the implementation of the reproductive health law because it would address the country’s huge population growth that worsens the number of unemployed workers in the country and results in lower wages.

“More entrants to the labor market which are untapped increase the unemployment rate, while the effort to accommodate more workers results in lower wages. This is a fatal combination which menaces both capital and labor,” he said.

He said the RH law would address these concerns.

Workers could receive family planning services and contraceptives, aside from other reproductive health services. These would allow them to determine the number and spacing of their children, and help improve the productivity of women workers, he said.

With the RH law, the government and parents can invest more for health and education, he added.

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

    Para hinde mapanis ang lechon ..Iluto at gawing paksiw lechon…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

      yung ulo at mga pata ng litson ang masarap na gawing paksiw litson..pakuluan ng matagal..lagyan ng suka,soy sauce,bawang,sibuyas,oregano,laurel,paminta,optional din ang banana flowers..or saba banana..pero da best pag nilagyan ng siling labuyo..to da max ang sarap ..believe me..

      • txtman

        MALAPIT NG LALAWIT ANG DILA NIYAN

        AT MAGIGING DILAT ANG MGA MATA
        .
        .

        PITIFUL

        AHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • txtman

    SIMPLE LANG

    LAGMAN DE BABOY
    .
    .

    ITIGIL NA

    ANG PAGNANAKAW

    SA GOBYERNO
    .
    .
    .
    UULITIN KO HA

    ITIGIL NA ANG INYONG PAGNANAKAW

    SA GOBYERNO
    .
    .
    .
     
    ABA, YUMAMAN NA KAYO DYAN

    TAPOS MAGTATAKA KA

    KUNG BAKIT MADAMING MAHIRAP?
    .
    .

     ANO ULIT SABI NI PENOY?

    “WALANG MAHIRAP, KUNG WALANG CORRUPT!”
    .
    .
     EH, BAKIT DUMADAMI PA RIN ANG MAHIHIRAP?
    .
    .
     
    DAAN MATUWID NA MAHILIG TUMUWAD

    CONDOM SAGOT SA KAHIRAPAN – PENOY

    PWE!
    .
    .
     
    PINASA NINYO SANA

    ANG FOI BILL!
    .
    .

    MAS-INUNA PA NINYO ANG CONDOMS

    MANYAK!

    PWE!

    PITIFUL

    • 33Sambuang2

      punta ka ng hospital supot na gunggong…. para gumaling yang sakit mo sa utak. ka dadrugs mo kasi

      • txtman

        IPASA NINYO

        ANG FOI BILL.
        .
        .

        ANO SABI ULIT NI PENOY?

        WALANG MAHIRAP, KUNG WALANG CORRUPT

        .
        .
         ANO ULIT?

        WALANG MAHIRAP KUNG WALANG CORRUPT
        .
        .
        .

        BULAG KA BA?

        OH, SADYANG HALIK PWET AT MUKHANG PERA LANG TALAGA?
        .
        .
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        TIGNAN MO NA LANG MGA CONGRESSMEN & MAYORS ETC MO

        SUPER YAMAN NA SILA

        SAAN NILA KINUKUHA YAMAN NILA?

        SA KANGKONGAN?
        .
        .

        .
        .
         TAPOS MAGTATAKA KA KUNG BAKIT MAHIRAP ANG PINAS?
        .
        .
        .
        BALIW NA CONDOM HEAD

        PITIFUL

        AHAHAHAHAHA

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

    ENRILE TUTA NI DAMASO GUS2 MAG PARAMI NG BATANG HUBO SALOT RADICAL!

    • txtman

      DID YOU KNOW

      MADAMI NANG YUMAMAN

      SA MGA NILALAIT MONG MAHIHIRAP?
      .
      .
      .
       BAKIT KAMO

      KASI

      MARUNONG SILANG MAGSUMIKAP
      .
      .
       NOT UNLIKE

      YOU RICH PEOPLE

      NA WALA NG GINAWA

      KONDI MAGDRUGS

      AT MAGSEXS

      AND EVENTUALLY KAYO NAMAN ANG POOR
      .
      .
      .
       MASBABOY PA KAYO SA PINAKA BABOY NA BABOY!

      ANG BABOY MO BABOY!

      PITIFUL

  • simondj

    dapat ang pag aralan ni Lagman ay bakit hindi masugpo sugpo ang AIDS at bakit dumadami ang mga autistic child. bunga ba iyan ng sexual immorality at contraceptives? For God said, anyone who destroy the temple of God, i will destroy him.
    sa ganang akin, alisin muna ang mga KAWATAN bago aasenso ang Pinas.

    • Teresita Sy

      temple of god?

  • Mendoza_Juniors

    Yaaaaan na!  Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!   Lumalabas na ang katotohanan.   Peraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!  Saaaaaan ka naaaaa???

  • 33Sambuang2

    lagman, isa ka pang tuta ni GMA…………. nagpayaman ng husto ka kadidila ng pwet ni punggok gloria. pweh

  • mangtom

    txtman=pitiful (of sh1t). He got resurrected after he was “humiliatingly butchered ‘ with the passage of the RH bill into law. Pitiful(of sh1t). Reincarnation po ito, parang pusa (pusang ina ka!) na may nine lives-ha-ha-ha and pesteng weed na hard to get rid of. Freedom of speech-let’s live with it, folks. (My suspicion is he is a member or in cahoots with the CBCP). Either way, he ain’t nothin’ but a houndog, crying all the time-a la Elvis (no plagiarism-take note, S-otot).

    • txtman

      WALANG MAHIRAP, KUNG WALANG CORRUPT

      CONDOM, SAGOT SA KAHIRAPAN- PENOY
      .
      .
      .
       ANO ULIT SABI NI PENOY?
      .
      .
       WALANG MAHIRAP, KUNG WALANG CORRUPT

      .
      .
      .
       IPASA NINYO

      ANG FOI BILL
      .
      .
      SIMPLE LANG

      ITIGIL NA NINYO ANG PAGNANAKAW
      .
      .
      .

      MASBABOY KA PA SA PINAKABABOY NA BABOY

      ANG BABOY MO, BABOY!

      PWE

      PITIFUL
      .
      .
      .
      HUMILIATED?

      AHAHAHAHAHAHA

      TANGA
      .
      .

      PAKIALAM KO SA INYO

      GUSTO NINYONG MAGYUGYUGAN

      MGA ANAK NINYO

      GO

      GO

      GO

      GUSTO MO, AKO PA MISMO MAGBIBIGAY SA MGA ANAK NINYO
      NG CONDOMS

      SEX NA MGA KIDS

      JUST DONT FORGET YOUR CONDOMS

      YUGYUGAN NA!
      GO

      GO

      GO

      ALRIGHT!

      AHAHAHAHAHAHA

      PITIFUL

      • Crazy_horse101010

        who cares what your raving about

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

    lagman should have been a great man, but gloria has touched him, instead of turning into gold , he became a gorgon, anyhow he is trying to make a comeback, thanks cong lagman for the RH bill…

    • txtman

      ALAM MO

      ANG TAONG UNGGOY

      PALIGUAN MO PA MAN YAN

      NG MURIATIC ACID

      NG MASKI ILANG BESES

      UNGGOY PA RIN
      .
      .
      .

      KAYA, MASKI ANONG GAWIN

      NI LAGMAN DE BABOY

      NA PAGPAPAPOGI

      KUNG CORRUPT SIYA

      CORRUPT PA RIN SIYA
      .
      .
      .

      IMAGINE KUNG ANONG KLASENG REASONING MERON KA?

      MAGNANAKAW NA NAGNAKAW

      WAG NG PARUSAHAN

      KASI UWAYON SIYA SA IYONG OPINION?

      HUH?

      BOBO

      PITIFUL

      • Crazy_horse101010

        pitiful is when they allow people like you to play with a computor

  • brutsador

    Lagman is an evil man , Dapat e audit ito ng COA lahat ng Projects nya sa sa First District of Albay, Yung anak nya dating councilor ng Quezon City na meron kaso ngayon naman lilipat sa Albay para ipalit sa kanya . Dating tuta ni GMA ngayon bumalimbing sa Liberal party di ko maintindihan kung bakit tinangap ito ng Liberal Party ,Ginagamit nya ang NPA panakot sa mga kalaban nya . Sabi ni Pnoy kung walang corrupt walang mahirap bakit si Lagman tinangap sa Liberal Party. Pork Barrel number one source ng corruption dapat tangalin na.

  • Loggnat

    The FOI bill should be the number one election issue in the coming election. The voters should know where the candidates for congress stands in this bill that will make the spending of the people’s tax money accountable and transparent. Those candidates who are against or are sitting on the fence and undecided about it should not be elected, no matter what the reason they give for their decision.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      and if the church loses the next day they will calling foul and demanding another election. and keep doing it over and over again. theres birth control in catholic countries all over the world but they didnt put the fuss like they do here. one reason is with people in other countries where people are leaving the church by millions they are scared, how are they going  to support the people in the vatican who have the highest standard of living in the world. who dont make or grow anythingv they. just harvest people especially the poor.

  • $5699914

    Para que pa?
    Naipasa na yung RH-Bill, naging Law na ito, ano pa ang saysay kung yung tumatakbo na kandidato ay hindi sang-ayon sa RH-Law?

     

    • boldyak

      para maipangako sa mga tao ang libreng condoms…..at ng may pangbili ng condoms…bwahahahaha…lumilitaw ang katotohanan….

  • Tnosce

    Hoy ! tapos na valentine’s day. nan dyan ka na naman, eto talaga si Bonobo magsama na lang kaya kayo ni Elvira, ahooo ! ! ! perfect combination.

  • JasonBieber

    Helping the poor should also be a major issue along with providing more support for the victims of natural disasters like typhoon ‘Pablo.’

    Victims are getting restless since they are not getting any help…the poor appear to have been forgotten by PNoy’s government…even the UN said that they aren’t receiving any help. It’s sad actually.

  • boldyak

    hahahaha…concern lang pala sa pundo ng RH bill…bwahahahaha

  • Tnosce

    Ano pa ang tawag mo dyan di ” Bonobo Politiking “.ha ! ha ! ha !

  • abbygemini

    I don’t know how did the Honorable Lagman arrive at the conclusion that lower population could trigger increase in labor wages. On the contrary, on long term basis having a mass base of able-bodied and qualified workers would do good to the whole populace. Look at Spain now, even Greece, because they are having a huge gap between their retirees-pensioners and the younger workforce, they find themselves in great difficulty on where to find much needed resources to support the growing numbers of aged persons.  At least, it becomes apparent now that the likes of Lagman are only after the huge budget that would be needed for the implementation of the unnecessary RH Law. Pera na naman, mangungutang na naman para sa walang kakwenta-kwentang programa. Poor Juan, he is always at the losing end with politicians like Lagman. Huwag silang iboto sa darating na election. Dapat sa kanila ay sa kangkungan. LOL!

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

    TITO SOTTO TUTA NI DAMASO GUS2 MAG PARAMI NG BATANG HUBO SALOT RADICAL!

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

    CBCP BISHOPS RADICAL TERRORIST GU2 MAG PARAMI NG BATANG HUBO SALOT!

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