Lagman: Priests violating seal of confessional to hit RH law

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Catholic priests have taken to violating the seal of the confessional just to demonize the reproductive health (RH) law, according to one of its principal authors, Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, who deplored the “malevolent propaganda” against the law.

Lagman on Sunday twitted Fr. Melvin Castro, head of the Episcopal Commission on Family and Life, for saying that based on the observation of priests, many young people were aware of the sin of using artificial contraception because of the RH law, and were driven to confession because of it.

Lagman said a majority of Catholics in the country were supportive of the RH law, as repeatedly shown by surveys.

Castro said prelates had reason to thank Lagman for this surge of awareness.

Castro said some women had confessed to having an abortion, but added that he and other priests made sure not to violate the seal of the confessional, which made it mandatory for priests to maintain strict confidentiality when it came to the sins confessed to them.

Seal violated

But Castro’s statements did not sit well with Lagman, who contended that such claims betrayed the penitents who gave their confidence to men of the cloth.

“Some Catholic priests would even venture into violating the sacramental seal of confession to revive a lost campaign against the reproductive health law,” he said.

The lawmaker added that the “revelation of penitents’ confessions is a blatant violation of the centuries-old Church injunction for confessors not to betray or disclose both the subject of the confession and the identity of the penitents.”

Violating such a seal could be penalized with excommunication, Lagman said.

He noted that even the Philippine Rules of Court considered confessions absolute privilege communication.

Catholics for RH law

Based on “repeated national surveys,” many Catholics were in favor of the RH law that the Church staunchly opposes, Lagman said.

One feature of the law is contraception by choice, he noted.

Academics from Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila University have said that supporting the RH measure is not inconsistent with being Catholic, since it adheres to the core principles of Catholic social teaching, Lagman pointed out.

These include the sanctity of human life, the dignity of the human person, the preferential option for the poor and vulnerable, integral human development, human rights and the primacy of conscience.

Lagman cited a study by the UP Population Institute, which showed that 90 percent of Filipino youth believed the government should provide them with relevant family planning services, including contraceptives.

International studies

He also said that the United Nations Development Program, United Nations Population Fund and the World Health Organization’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research had unanimously declared that “it is universally recognized that contraception is the most effective intervention to prevent unintended pregnancy, abortion, child and maternal mortality and morbidity.”

“Empirical studies also show that the correct and regular use of contraceptives could reduce abortion rates by as much as 85 percent,” he added.

Church officials are against the RH law for requiring the government to provide contraceptives for free to those who may want it.

The Church believes that some of the artificial means of contraception induce abortion. Some opponents also contend that the RH law would promote promiscuity.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) had been at the forefront of the bitter battle to defeat the RH bill in Congress. The bishops and anti-RH members of the House of Representatives and the Senate lost the battle.

President Aquino signed the RH measure into law last December. On March 15, the Department of Health approved the implementing rules and regulations of the RH law.

After its defeat, the CBCP is continuing the fight this election season by enticing voters not to support those who voted for the bill’s passage into law. Thus, the rise of “Team Patay (Death)” posters on church premises.

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  • superpilipinas

    I hope INQUIRER has not resorted to cheap tactics regarding comments here. Recently, those comments which are critical of Inquirer and the Aquino administration seems to be placed out of order in the supposedly chronologically ordered comments. Those that are favorable to them seem to be maintained at the top so those can always be read first.

    They promote themselves wit the slogan…..”Balanced Views Fearless Views”? Is that still true?

    I have emailed DISCQUS.COM about this problem. They are the provider of this website’s discussion.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

      You have the settings set to ‘ranked by best’, which sorts posts by how many likes they have. Change the settings if you want them in chronological order.

      See, if you’d thought about this, you wouldn’t have had to embarrass yourself on a public forum. Kindly try actually thinking about the RH bill.

    • Jane Tan

      Sigh… Maybe if you stayed on-topic, you would be able to post your hate for the RH Bill rather than be embarrassed. But, like other anti-RH, you revel in attacking other issues which are not even relevant to the main problem.

    • Paliwaweng

      why blame Inquirer for your ignorance?

  • Alajero

    The phil population of 100M which is 1/3 of the 300M of the USA does not lie. For a country who relied much on OFWs, it is a shame the we are exuberant breeders. This nation should find something else to do other than copulating, and the way to go is education. The CBCP should be part of the solution not the problem. Let us work it out…

    • superpilipinas

      This government should first address the no. 1 killers and problems of this country.

      RH is only a political issue, a cover up to delay the FOI bill.

      DOH admitted their failure in controlling Dengue last year. I posted that Inquirer news below. The Dengue deaths are going to start again. Yet, DOH is announcing all out support for RH beginning Easter Sunday.

      Dengue killed more than 700 last year and the cases rose to 130,000. The deaths and cases are rising tremendously every year because this Administration and DOH are more interested in political issue.

      So who’s negligence is going to kill children again? Obviously everyone knows the answer already.

      By the way, notice that the chronological order of the comments are distorted? It’snot happening in other DISQUS provided sites. What’s going on Inquirer?

      • superpilipinas

        DOH fails to contain dengue

        By Kristine L. Alave
        Philippine Daily Inquirer

        2:02 am | Thursday, September 6th, 2012

        The Department of Health (DOH) has failed to contain the spread of the dengue virus with the number of cases in the first month of the year already breaching the DOH’s projection of 80,000 dengue cases for the entire year.

        Based on the Dengue Surveillance Report, 80,745 Filipinos have been afflicted by the dengue virus from January 1 to August 18.

        DOH spokesperson Dr. Eric Tayag had earlier said they were looking to limit the number of dengue cases for 2012 to 80,000.

        “The cases last year was over 125,000. We targeted that this should not be more than 80,000 [this year],” Tayag said in July.

        The number of dengue cases from January to August 2012 is 14.14 percent higher compared to the 70,745 cases recorded in same period last year.

        Deaths from dengue also continue to rise from 424 last year to 496 this year.

        Most of the dengue cases reported were in the National Capital Region (NCR) with 16,087, followed by Central Luzon with 12,401 and Calabarzon with 11,839.

        A steep rise in dengue cases has been reported in Zamboanga Peninsula, from 883 to 2,825 (219 percent); Western Visayas, from 2,121 to 6,242 (194 percent); Davao Region, from 2,352 to 5,917 (151 percent); Northern Mindanao, from 1,316 to 3,248 (146 percent), and Bicol Region, from 835 to 1,926 (130 percent).

        More than half of dengue victims were male, said the report. About 40 percent of the dengue cases involved children aged between 1 to 10 years old, the DOH said.

      • Alajero

        …super..if this country will not control its breeding exuberance..nature has its own way of cleaning it up…the darwinian solution rules…and the gov’t would not have the means to stop it…the doh dengue conrol is a band aid approach…the rh bill gets to the source through education and responsible parenthood…we won’t be in this discussion if we have the resource to support 100M people…maigsi ang banig kaibigan…some would have to sleep in the dirt if we don’t do something about it…it’s just the way it is….

      • superpilipinas

        So you mean to say, let’s allow Dengue deaths first and prioritize condoms? What if it is your kid or loved one who will be one of those affected by Dengue or West Nile virus this year?

        Instead of spending 3 Billion every year for RH, why don’t use the money to implement other countries effective solution of containing Dengue?

        RH is a band-aid (condom) approach. Tax money are used so people who itch, can ffck anytime they want. It actually encourage people to fffck like dogs and cats and the indisciplined will be drunk or drugged and will not use condoms anyway. The root cause solution is not RH. It is to educate people to be disciplined and get jobs and not go fffck at will.

      • Jane Tan

        You should try educating a drunk Filipino. Wasn’t there a news tidbit awhile back, about a month or two, about a drunk doctor killing someone?

        Buying off-lotion is so much easier than convincing a Filipino to quit their favorite afterwork past-time.

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. had a bottle or two?……mahina!

      • Jane Tan

        no connection. fail. like other anti-RH. he-he-he.

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. pass. like other pro-RH. (that’s the strongest connection they can do! he-he-he. very low passing mark.)

      • Alajero

        ….not go fffck at will without understanding consequence is the goal of rh…the truth you don’t have enough gov’t resource to do both…100% one has to suffer..i am sorry men…not just enough resource to get by…sadly you guys did it to yourself..if africa has to suffer…so with you guys…who have more but took it for granted..something or someone have to give…i am sorry

      • superpilipinas

        yup. you have a point….however….
        one has to address the “clear and present danger” first and mind the others later.

        RH can not prevent as much deaths as a solution to Dengue can. At least hunger can be prevented by other approaches but not Dengue.

      • Jane Tan

        That’s your opinion. Increasing the number of capable and educated is a solution that will last long-term as opposed to simply treating people who will again require treatment in the future because they still have dismal living conditions that are prone to dengue. On an economic point of view, your solution is misdirected and wasteful. Especially with a very irresponsible race of people.

      • superpilipinas

        So you want 1000 kids to die this year because DOH would like to prioritize RH?

        I can’t say that to the families of 700 kids who died last year. I can’t say that to the 130,000 families who lost their money to have their kids hospitalized.

        Dengue does not select rich or poor. Even rich kids in Florida died last year due to Dengue. But US DHHS has it minimized.

        What if it is one of your loved ones? Youl’d rather DOH spend thier time and resources for condoms? He-he-he.

      • Jarred Pulido

        Is it my understanding on what you are saying that because of the RH LAW the DOH will not have an anti-dengue program? If you are a Filipino and the PH has one of the highest population growth in the world which is unsustainable for a small country like PH, that is what the RH LAW was meant to solve. No DOH have a program against dengue . Our country has a lot of problems not just dengue, if you can understand that. And if you will still say how about dengue we can use the money other than condoms then your a fool. The budget for RH LAW is not just condoms and pill it includes educating the Filipinos on family planning.

      • Alajero

        …i suppose doh is doing what it can based on their available resource…they just came up short…even the world community cannot muster enough resource to take care of all…in reality each one are expected to take ownership of their situation…before dengue in phils…the world have to provide safe water and prevent cholera outbreaks in africa…in phils you have plenty of water…you just decided to poison yourself…resulting to these diseases like dengue…

      • Crazy_horse101010

        my daughter had dengue this year so dont talk about dengue with me again where are these jobs there is no jobs here because in this ex fishing village there is no fish if there is jobs why are the young people working in other countries instead of being home with their families and kids. halh the kids here dont even go to chool because of no money by daughter goes to school half days because there is to mant kids think what it would be like if all kids could go to school.

      • Jane Tan

        I think his solution is to keep the population in poverty so that the people will be forced to be OFWs, thereby being caretakers and being able to live in other people’s houses where they will be less prone to dengue. Lol.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        plus the church needs money now wonder how much the church is paying him for being another josef gobbels i dont think their getting their monies worth. i dont understand some people

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. the church doesn’t pay me. i have enough money. i pay the church so it can provides for the poor. our church had contributed so much to those who had been affected by Dengue last year.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        funny never seen any of that money here not a piso and this is one of the worse areas

      • superpilipinas

        My solutions got me where I am and other people to where they are…prosperous!

        so you are one who doesn’t care about 1000 kids this year who will die for as long as people can be given the chance to fffck around when they feel itchy. he-he-he……it’s your choice.

      • superpilipinas

        if your daughter had Dengue, you should be on my side! If you didn’t want your daughter to have Dengue, you shouldn’t want other daughters to have Dengue.

        you think the government can help you get jobs this year or next year by spending money with condoms?

        i feel sorry for your daughter…but not because of Dengue….but for a dad who believes in condom solutions.

        i have a great job and have a great daughter….and that’s because i decided long ago that whatever things i do, i do the top priorities first, work hard and smart, and believe in God. exactly what this government is not doing.

        Dengue affected 130,000 families last year including yours…because of failure of DOH and they admitted it…and because of people who believe in condom solutions (a.k.a. panakip butas). He-he-he

        To prevent a repeat should be the top priority!

      • Jarred Pulido

        There you go again. Is RH law only about condoms? Or should DOH be one dimensional only to fight dengue? The RH law has been debated for over a decade with much scrutiny. And your only bringing back old talking points of anti-RH. RH is now LAW of the land. Dengue is a problem and so is over population which create more problems for society and government. RH LAW is the law of the land.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        because my daughter having degue i know 3 million pisos wont help they sprayed this area everyday and didnt make daen how do you kill ievery mosquito in the phillipines make dent i deal with reality not fanasty.i feel sorry for your daughter because she is going to grow up watching people suffer and maybe her. and where did you get educated to know what condoms do.plus i hope my daughter has enough sense to use birth control and not have unwanted babies

      • darkempire007

        Disciplined? Why not wish for world peace while your at it?..they cant even throw trash were their supposed to..

      • Crazy_horse101010

        yes i get tired of seeing dirty diapers on the beach when theres a trash can 10 meters away.

      • scolexx

        Obviously you have a brain of a mosquito. Is DOH preventing the deaths of children or are they facilitating it? Do you expect DOH to catch all mosquitoes in the country? They merely conduct an information campaign through various medias to let the people know how to prevent dengue fatalities. Majority of these deaths are those who live in squatter areas and poor rural towns who have not known how to combat dengue. why? because they cant afford to have a tv, radio..etc –most likely because they have too many mouths to feed. do your part, stop breeding will you?

      • superpilipinas

        He-he-he. Obviously you’re education is only confined to what is in the Philippines. You have no idea how Dengue and West Nile virus are controlled in other countries.

        He-he-he. You justified my argument. If the poor don’t have the money to fight Dengue, then why waste 3 billion pesos to buy condom solutions? He-he-he…to allow them to fffck anytime they itch?

      • Jane Tan

        \If the poor don’t have the money to fight Dengue, then why waste 3 billion pesos to buy condom solutions? He-he-he…to allow them to fffck anytime they itch?\

        Lol. Justified the common anti-life outlook of an anti-RH.

      • Winzum Daoas

        the urge to f*ck is part of human nature and is dictated by the chemical signals in our body. A lot of the poor want to f*ck but don’t want that act to give them any more hardships since the Catholic church is already fooling them and squeezing them for their priests to buy SUV’s and their bishops to build mansions.

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. the urge to fffck is indeed natural. but to spend people’s 3 Billion pesos money for someone elses urge to fffck is fffkng crazy!

        i’d rather the government spend taxpayer money to prevent more than 700 kids to die or 130,000 families to spend their only money to send their sick kids to the hospital.

      • Jane Tan

        Hard to argue with someone who isn’t even educated enough to know that males can’t have an abortion.

        Too late to edit. Na-screenshot ko na ang katangahan mo. Stereotype pala na babae lang pwede mag-abortion ah… hahahahahahahahahahahaahahaha.

      • darkempire007

        You think 3 billion pesos can educate the whole country? Or cure all the sick?..what happen in ten years where the population reaches 150 million? What then ..you still have a lot more poverty..and your population has almost doubled, what then?..why dont you get some education you peasant…

      • Che Court

        SUV? wrong again…

      • scolexx

        you mean to say they can still get pregnant even using contraceptives and well informed about family planning? that’s rich. you see the 3 billion but you dont see the greater expense in providing social services to these kids when they grow up poor and neglected.. let alone growing up as thugs, drug dealers and menace to society — bec anti-RH folks like you couldn’t accept ur defeat. heck, public schools are as crowded as municipal jails now. if you have 12 kids and DOH performs dengue fogging this year, the mosquito will come back next year – but you still have 12 kids. fffck DOH right? there’s almost zero dengue fatalities here in singapore bec they are informed. and if a kid gets sick they have the money for hospitalization. pangpagkain nga walang maipambili ung maraming anak, panggamot pa kaya? mas kaninong negligence yan? and you say Dengue is number 1 issue? hehehe, cge gamitin natin ung 3 billion para i eradicate ang dengue, and then what? ligtas na ba yang mga batang yan sa gutom?

      • Jane Tan

        Lol… okay lang daw magutom ka basta free ka from dengue. Dengue-free to beg on the streets… weeeeeeeeeeeeeee

        Ganyan talaga ang mga short-term mag-isip sa Pinas. Rather than… increase profit per capita ratio, subsequently increasing quality of living, thereby increasing lifespan. Gusto niya lang kasi short-term, increase lifespan agad.

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. if you want your people to have food on their table, give them the means to get it. he-he-he like jobs…..don’t give them condoms, he-he-he

      • Jane Tan

        he-he-he and keep letting them make unskilled kids which the government can’t keep giving jobs to.

        he-he-he would you hire a street-child or a beggar? They won’t even pass for a security guard or a cashier. What job could you provide them?

        he-he-he mag-isip muna.

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. you want them to be skilled in fffkng around?

        use the 3 Billion pesos to educate them with skill to have jobs and not encourage them with condoms to fffck around. he-he-he.

        “condom solutions come out from condom covered minds”

      • Jane Tan

        Use 3 billion to give them jobs so they can make more people and have the government spend 3 billion more to give those people jobs…. and then these 2 uneducated unprotected generations can create more people that will require the government to spend 6 billion to create new jobs, then 18 billion. To atleast the 10th power, judging by the number of kids your average taxi driver or farmer has despite their family income.

        Sorry to say, our government can’t keep giving jobs where there are none. And there aren’t enough investors in the world that can create enough companies in the Philippines to accommodate our crazy population that multiply like jackrabbits despite their lack of food and shelter.

        But, let’s put your money where your mouth is, how many homeless people have you sent to be educated so that they can get decent-paying jobs? I’m talking college because families of 5-8 require more than just a taxi-driver income. How many? he-he-he.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        especially since the philippines is the fifth worst country for foreign investers because of the powergird corruption red tape and the 40 60 rule. where are you goig to put these companies when soon the country will be one big city.

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. but 3 billion pesos worth of condoms can not create jobs. you only create 3 billion pesos worth of people fffkng around.

      • foreignerph

        Not if you attract condom-factories in the most poverty-stricken areas. As you seem so obsessed with other people’s sexual activities (you must be a priest!), you would do well there as a quality control manager punching holy holes in the rubber secretly.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        his in america telling everyone here how to live their life when things go to hell he wont care because he is hiding out he doesnt have to look at the suffering

      • Crazy_horse101010

        he is

      • Badudels

        you are comparing us to your self that once you have a condom on your pocket all you want is to FFFCK. RH law is for family who wants to have decent leaving and not to FFCK….

      • darkempire007

        Yeah lets keep on spitting 2 million unwanted kids a year, you are right dont spend any money on condoms..spend it in those millions of kids who need education..by the time those kids finish elementary..you have 20 million kids to worry about..and stll keeps on going…DO YOU NOW UNDERSTAND ??? SUPERBONEHEAD

      • Crazy_horse101010

        where are uneducated people going to get them jobs when the unemployment rate is 25 percent. spent 5 trillion pisos to create dead end jobs makes a lot of sense. you dont have a clue as to what is out here in the real world. why are there squaters in manila because theres no jobs anywhere and manila i sthe promised land then they go there a reality sets in a lot of young girls here go there then find the only job they can get is laying on their back. to are to ashamed to go home so they do it yes its a great life

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. for a start, don’t throw away P3 Billion pesos on condoms. that ends there as condoms. it’s like throwing money on a bottomless pit.

        don’t create dead end jobs. create jobs that will perpetuate to creating more jobs.

        To give you an example: there are a ton of unemployed nursing graduates and a ton of graduates going to call centers. All depending on US as a market.

        Spend some of the 3 billion to build non-English language centers to capture non-English market. Then our nurses can work in France, Germany, Japan, etc…bringing back dollars in remittances to the economy and to relatives to get better education. The money going back will be translated to better economy and new jobs. It is perpetuated….unless this government throws away money for stupid things like condoms.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        more slave labor. you can have only so many call centers and nurses. create 20 million jobs good luck what are ou going to do with power to run these operations. how many nurses can you create from people who dont even go to schools i see out my window the fruits of these overseas workers their relatives sit all day playing cards and drinking tuba while some poor person is working 16 hours a day supporting them, have you ever asked these overseas workers how they like their lives they are miserable try it sometime hee hee hee ps the non- english countries arent interested and where are you to find all these non-speaking english people that dont go to school

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he…that’s why i said ….for a start…..the solution evolves.

        but you can’t start by buying 3 billion pesos worth of condoms.
        he-he-he

      • Crazy_horse101010

        go find all them jobs

      • Crazy_horse101010

        2011 476 died from dengue fever.every year 4000 mothers die from child birth and 82000 children die before they are 5 years old half by malnutrition dec 27 20i2 inquirer 562262 shool kids were found to be suffering from malnutrition and the situation in the philippines is rated as seriousmortality rate is 25 kids per 1000 for children under 5 . yeap every thing is hunky dory here.

      • blowcoldblowhot

        You can never guarantee that even if you try really hard, you
        will succeed. But you can always guarantee that you will fail, by quitting.

      • darkempire007

        HOW MUCH IS IT TO RAISE AN UNWANTED CHILD???HOW MUCH IS ONE CONDOM?..can you do the math?..or you are naturally handicaped by your intelligence

      • darkempire007

        europe is a dead market..euro keeps on falling..your just an idiot i suppose..get some education..you keep on wishing for pink unicorns

      • done_druff

        No job then giving condoms create jobs?! Absurd conclusion!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        what the hell are you talking about im being sacrastic because of the stupid remark above. absurb remark

      • Jane Tan

        Hard to argue with someone who isn’t even educated enough to know that males can’t have an abortion.

        Too late to edit. Na-screenshot ko na ang katangahan mo. Stereotype pala na babae lang pwede mag-abortion ah… hahahahahahahahahahahaha.

      • darkempire007

        Yeah how can your poor tiny island of a country support 100 million people?..i dont see microsoft or apple investing in your country, since when was having to many kids you cant afford to take care of a good thing?

      • darkempire007

        Like what jobs? You dont know what your talking about, the country is way over populated, the goverment cannot support that many people and give them a better quality of life..its idiots like you who want to put a stop in sex education and contraceptives that are the problem…you need more education…now back to the kitchen you peasant

      • foreignerph

        Make catholic church businesses pay taxes like everybody else and the financial problem is solved. He-he-he.

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. so you are one of those who can say to the 700 kids who died last year and another 800 who will die this year….

        sorry na lang kayo…expect to die..since .the priority of DOH is not to control Dengue

        ….their priority is to provide free condoms.

        he-he-he…ang gutom, maraming lunas…gamitin ang 3 Billion to generate needed jobs…

        don’t use 3 Billion pesos so some people who can’t control their itch can fffck anytime they want.

        it’s interesting you mentioned Singapore which had an aggressive population control program, ngayon they could not reverse the side effects. They are trying to pay people to bear children….he-he-he…eh wala na…nabaog na sila dahil sa contraceptives!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        singapore is a city lets go to america where i lived it was a state bigger than the philippines with 80000 people and we loved it we didnt want more people there was clean air water no noise wildlife everywhere where you can drive 100 kilometers for hours and only stop for gas a place where everyone waved when you met on he road most places you didnt lock your house because here was very little crime and where neighbors watched your house. you rarely read about murders or rape where teenagers owned their own cars to drive to school. .

      • ARIKUTIK

        Then kill yourself ! Why you want others to die by RH poison pill. So that you can enjoy this world for you only !

        RH pills rammed into mouth of the poor is for the enjoyment of the rich.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        oh yeah the army going to go around ramming pills as i said i come from a birth control country and seen it for years and everytihg you say is a bunch of crap spread by the church again how many mothers die of childbirth a year look that one up on google . kill myself i thought you were a cathoilc this is not the 1400 where the church murdered my wife took and daughters took the pill if it was poison would i allow that get a life because you dont clue you are now sounding like a child

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. did you read about the Steubevnille, Ohio rape case this week? A bunch of 16 year old high school footbal players treated that poor 16 year old girl like a pig. Did you watch the videos of those kids who did it and bragged about how they sodomized and laughed as they were doing it? They treated the girl like dead meat. Even some rapist would curse them. It’s all over the news today…CNN, Foxnews, CBS, Yahoo, MSNBC….

      • darkempire007

        Why dont you read about those rape victims in INDIA..it is a lot worse in the thirdworld countries..they are a lot more like animals..

      • foreignerph

        Did you drool on it?

      • Jane Tan

        ^ pro-death. Lol. Mali parang ang nakalagay sa Bacolod diocese tarpaulin.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        how many mothers and babies die at child birth lots more than 700

      • superpilipinas

        Definitely less…..he-he-he….read the facts. And it is getting lesser even without RH last year…. but DENGUE has risen by 25%.

        Many of the chidbirth deaths are also due to previous use of contraceptive pills.

      • Badudels

        umuwi ka dito sa Pinas at linisin mo mga kalat ng mga squatters dito para mawala ang dengue kinatatakutan mo.

      • virgo57

        You are so arrogant Mr.TNT ( tago ng tago). Kunyari ka pa nasa Tate daw kung totoo man for sure PT ka taga pumas itsaa

      • Mr Moonlight

        dont believe that punk, he could be staying in payatas or in some shanties in tondo

      • Badudels

        dengue lang pala priority mo turuan mo silang maglinis ng paligid nila….

      • Mr Moonlight

        CBCP and superfilipinas are one and inseparable, you cant take them seriously

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. yes you can….because I’m not CBCP…..he-he-he….fist because they would not let me, I’m not a bishop. And second, I’m in the US!

      • darkempire007

        Then shame on you..you know how people who have to many kids get frowned upon..like those large family wetbacks…you should know the disadvantages of being overpopulated..or do you now.?

      • Mr Moonlight

        Who the f*ck cares whether youre in u.s. or hell, dont flatter yourself bonehead! got that? hampaslupang punk! ooooch that hurts

      • Yxon

        you are working in singapore, what difference have you noticed versus our country? one, they have a high density of population per land area; two, corruption is minimal; three, they are disciplined; four, they have very minimal resources. please check what differences made them prosperous.

      • Abraham Ortiz

        The Philippine government doesn’t follow other nations which have a system of money allowance to all of their people.If we can have that “allowance” maybe we can be called somewhat like a rich nation.Remember we are able to buy battle ships in billions of pesos but we can not have a law to have all Filipinos HAVE AN ALLOWANCE to ease their life everyday.We have the DOH but lack the the stem to helped the people.We lack education when it comes to producing people.Plus , we have people who post in the internet unnecessary subject matter and all they say is against the government or againts the administrations!Why don’t they help the government and suggest to their congressmen to have laws for the betterment of the Filipino people like as I have said “allowance,”education on herbal medicine,education on family planning and education on health safety and environment?People,help the Philippines and not post always against the government.Think of something that will help the government instead of posting so much negative emotions here on inquirer and all media forms against the government.Do you know that your post were read by other people other than the Filipinos.What will become of us if they say we are a bunch of idiots because of what we post here?Remember ,these were read by other nationalities!Kah

      • Abraham Ortiz

        Kahiyahiya hindi ba?

      • Mr Moonlight

        hehehe krakhead, get da f*ck out of here

      • AntiAko

        and what is wrong with ffffuckiiing every time they itch? if they wanna do it, why should it bother you? it is not your life and that is none of your business!

      • Winzum Daoas

        the government does not interfere even with this law. all the government does is to give them a choice and it is up to those who choose to avail of it.

      • ARIKUTIK

        Laws are created to interfere upon the lives of citizens. That is PAK why laws are created. Pro RH are liars for claiming RH law is freedom.

      • Jane Tan

        If you don’t like laws, create a country of your own with them. You don’t have to stay in the Philippines if you don’t want to. I’m sure the monks of Shaolin temple will gladly take you in.

      • ARIKUTIK

        By the way you speak, you’re not a lady at all but Fake Jane. Anyweis, what i like is justice for the poor women and to take care of Filipina ladies for they are my delight. I will stay by her side to protect them from genderless Evil Abnoy who wish babies to die because a pervert is incompetent even in bed.This Abnoy hates babies he/she can not make. So through cheating by PDAF, the freak creature created RH law to eradicate poor babies. And you Jane is Freak Fake lady too. …. nya…..hahaha….. byeeeeee >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ^(‘j’)^ >>>> Out and away >>>>>

      • Crazy_horse101010

        yes the rest of the worlds wrong and you are right yeah good luck with that one. if you dont like the law dont use birth control is anyone putting the pill down your throat. i believe in birth control so why should the churches out dated laws have to affect me. their laws interfere with peoples lives everyday even if your not catholic.

      • marionics

        woooooww!!! what is with this PITIFUL guy? i don’t want to talk to him and he’s still coming after me. pathetic

      • Crazy_horse101010

        he is like a tapeworm wont let go except i feel im insulting the tapeworm

      • marionics

        wow topak talaga

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. it doesn’t bother me.

        what bothers me is that they spend 3 Billion pesos for condoms, yet they say they can prevent the rise of deaths from Dengue when they could have use the money. tell that to the grieving families of the 700 who died last year and the 130,000 families who lost their money to get their kids treated.

      • AntiAko

        last year wala pang RH Law pero maraming namatay. Absurd naman yatang i-blame mo sa RH Law at ang 3B na gagastahin for this year for something that happened last year. Obviously, hindi RH Law ang naging dahilan ng pagkasawi ng mga biktima.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        if you buy condoms you wont need to spend all that money fighting dengue one reason they die at least here is lack of food because no one has money but 8 or 10 kids. women are breeding so much they can even supply milk kids are being raised on coconut milk. that really provides enough strength to fight dengue

      • Jane Tan

        Hard to argue with someone who isn’t even educated enough to know that males can’t have an abortion.

        Too late to edit. Na-screenshot ko na ang katangahan mo. Stereotype pala na babae lang pwede mag-abortion ah… hahahahahahahahahahahaahaha.

      • Paliwaweng

        it is an insult to the mosquito. They are a lot wiser than the person.

      • Abraham Ortiz

        DOH does not want people who knows about alternative medicine to get into the scene of medicine or medical practice.Ego!The DOH should have a program to informed the poor on Dengue and they should have their men go into the slum area or the poor area so they can help them 24/7 but we have not seen them.All we saw are drug peddlers offering the poor of their business sachet.

      • AntiAko

        who is killing children? alam mo, pabayaan mo na yung ibang taong gustong gumamit ng artificial methods for birth control. buhay nila yon. wala kang pakialam.

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. la akong pakialam sa pangangati nila. if they want to fffck around like dogs and cats, who cares? he-he-he…

        ang issue ay DOH at gubyerno…Dengue season nanaman…marami nanaman batang mamamatay….400+ namatay nung 2011, 700+ last year. siguro 1000 this year kasi di gawan ng paraan ng DOH. sa kin hindi OK yun. pero sa iba, OK lang na namatay sila.

      • AntiAko

        Eh you don’t care pala eh bakit putak ka nang putak?

        Sa tingin mo ba walang mamamatay sa dengue, cancer, heart attack at iba pang sakit kung walang RH Law? Haaaaay naku… you are such a sore loser.

      • Jane Tan

        Don’t bother. He isn’t even addressing the issue. Ganyan naman ang typical anti-RH. He’s talking about dengue in an RH thread. He even has a complaint here about how the comments are organized. Lol. Halatang hinde marunong magbasa, like any anti-RH.

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. eh confused ka pala….heto paliwanag ko ulit.

        mali ang priority ng DOH…imbes na Dengue na ikamamatay ng isang libong kabataan ngayong taon…..ang inaatupag nila ay condom! he-he-he.

        hay naku…heto ineng basahin mo

        DOH fails to contain dengue
        By Kristine L. Alave
        Philippine Daily Inquirer
        2:02 am | Thursday, September 6th, 2012

        DOH spokesperson Dr. Eric Tayag

        The Department of Health (DOH) has failed to contain the spread of the dengue virus with the number of cases in the first month of the year already breaching the DOH’s projection of 80,000 dengue cases for the entire year.

        Based on the Dengue Surveillance Report, 80,745 Filipinos have been afflicted by the dengue virus from January 1 to August 18.

        DOH spokesperson Dr. Eric Tayag had earlier said they were looking to limit the number of dengue cases for 2012 to 80,000.

        “The cases last year was over 125,000. We targeted that this should not be more than 80,000 [this year],” Tayag said in July.

        The number of dengue cases from January to August 2012 is 14.14 percent higher compared to the 70,745 cases recorded in same period last year.

        Deaths from dengue also continue to rise from 424 last year to 496 this year.

        Most of the dengue cases reported were in the National Capital Region (NCR) with 16,087, followed by Central Luzon with 12,401 and Calabarzon with 11,839.

        A steep rise in dengue cases has been reported in Zamboanga Peninsula, from 883 to 2,825 (219 percent); Western Visayas, from 2,121 to 6,242 (194 percent); Davao Region, from 2,352 to 5,917 (151 percent); Northern Mindanao, from 1,316 to 3,248 (146 percent), and Bicol Region, from 835 to 1,926 (130 percent).

        More than half of dengue victims were male, said the report. About 40 percent of the dengue cases involved children aged between 1 to 10 years old, the DOH said.

      • Jarred Pulido

        and what are you? an anti-RH who can’t accept being a loser? RH is a LAW that it requires the DOH to implement. It is the people thru legislature who is tasking the DOH to implement it. The priority of the DOH is not just RH or dengue.

      • ARIKUTIK

        You said it right ! Wala kang pakialam. Bakit gumawa ng batas na RH poison pill for the poor. Kasi nais nilang kitlin ang buhay ng pobreng Filipino.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        another blind fanatic ive asked this question before but never got a answer give me a figure on how people can this country support before starvation i billion never happen already running out of food and water. i hope when the food riots hit you fanatics will be first on the list because do you think people are just going to sit by and watch their kids starve just so the vatican can make more money off of them

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. mga tamad will run out of food.

        and a negligent government will worsen that!

        and people who are fooled with condom solutions make it even worst..he-he-he

      • ARIKUTIK

        I answered that question before but one does not posses wisdom to comprehend. Read carefully > Are you still alive at the time of your prediction ? Who are you to know the future ? Even the end result of RH law you don’t know. But other countries who practiced it are reversing what they had done. That is a FACT, right in your eyes at this very moment. Therefore your prediction is not true like an imagination of Abnoy creature.
        The pervert will step down in less than 3 years but no effect of RH law will be felt except that Billions of taxpayers money will be wasted.

        With that > Bye….bye… na talaga ! Wants to rest now, waaaaahhhh…..

      • Crazy_horse101010

        you never gave a answer america and europe isnt revesing some say singapore which is a city. so who are these countries. i didnt say i could see the future i asked how many read carefully. someone must have a number

      • cowan2325

        the vatican can make money out of starving people? how’s that?

      • Crazy_horse101010

        even though their poor they still have to pay for every ritual. 2 weeks after the coronation of the new saint a letter from the church was delivered to my house saying every church has to donate 30000 pisos to pay for the new saint 30000 pisos in a poor village just so the saint could have a window seat on the airplane to fly to rome and take over 100 retainers with him, ive been here over 7 years and all that time the local church asked for double donations to rebuild the church they have built nothing yet.

      • cowan2325

        on the other hand, any figure from any pro-rh on the impact of this law to the population growth? what are the projections say by year 2020?

      • Crazy_horse101010

        30 million new people and growing every ten years figure it out next will be 40 then 50

      • Jane Tan

        Why do you care if the government wants to give them the choice to make? Buhay nga nila yon diba? The way I see it is, you don’t want the RH Bill, you don’t want these people to have a choice. For those who can’t afford the choice, you want them to keep making the same choice forced upon them by poverty, which is to keep having unprotected sex.

        If I give-away free toothpaste, am I now forcing the people to brush their teeth? Stores sometimes give-away free samples, are they forcing the people to take them? You need to get a handle on your life. Do your parents dictate your life that you have to project it unto everyone else just to feel good about yourself? Geez…

      • Raphael Fernandez

        DOH should realize that there is no way we can stop dengue. Dengue is transmitted by mosquitoes and you can only stop the spread of Dengue if you kill all the Aedes mosquitoes in the whole wide world. Reduce or minimize is the only option for now…but hopefully a vaccine for Dengue will be a reality in the near future – there is one trial already being done in Australia then later maybe in Vietnam…

      • Mr Moonlight

        Hoy CBCP youre hiding under the name of this blogger named superfilipinas, your filty rotten linen has been exposed in public, youruin yourself by constantly unleashing venom spewing out of your kocksucking mouth,
        bitter loser

      • darkempire007

        100 million in a tiny island..as big as the state of arizona with 3 times the population..do the math…bonehead

      • Crazy_horse101010

        and smaller than montana with 800000 people

      • Jane Tan

        L2sortfunction. L2stayontopic.

        But, then again, we all have to make allowances with people who can’t even differentiate between man and woman.

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Pwede pala ang mga lalaki manganak at magpa-abortion hahaha you really made my day

        Check my FB wall to see what your typical anti-RH (i.e. superpilipinas) has been lead to believe.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        information for you 20ii 476 were killed by dengue fever 4000 mothers a year die of child birth and 82000 kids under the age of 5 die every year. inquirer dec 27 says 562262 school age children suffer from malnutrition . oh the 82000 who die half are associated with malnutrition. the condition is rated as serious for the philippines. dengue fever is a drop in the bucket compared to lack of food

      • http://www.ofwsinhongkong.wordpress.com/ pinoysahongkong2012

        Rubbish talk, superpilipinas!!!
        The RH law and responsible planning are more social, than political issues.
        Bulag ka kasi gaya ng maraming Padre Damaso sa Catholic church.
        You have eyes, but you choose not to see harsh realities of many poor people copulating, without any regard how many children they will have and whether they can feed and raise them responsibly and well.
        Dengue??? What nonsense are you talking about?
        Iba ang problema sa dengue mula sa pagsabog ng ating populasyon!
        Pero obvious na di mo masakyan ang pagkakaiba ng 2 isyung ito dahil bulag ka nga at pipi — sa mga kahirapan ng mahihirap na kulang sa mas mahusay na paraan ng pagpaplano ng pamilya — gaya ni padre damaso.
        A friendly suggestion — gamitin mo na lang na Padre Damaso ang pangalan mo sa forum na ito!
        Mas bagay sa yo, sa mga pinagsasabi mo at takbo ng isip mo! he! he!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        he is hiding in america so he doesnt see but loves to preach and pass judgement on the people here

      • Abraham Ortiz

        For dengue,all you have to do is to have the papaya leaves pound into a juice and drink it.Problem solve!Once any one has a fever and his environment is infested with dengue mosquito,let him drink papaya juice out of papaya leaves and all is well.No need to go to a hospital because the Drs. have a field day with your money.

      • Mr Moonlight

        hey hampaslupang punk you just wouldnt quit are you,,well, what can i expect from a child of bessstiality such as you,, tsk tsk tsk such an irrational animal indeed,

      • Vin

        guys don’t give your opinions to superpilipinas as it seems that he has a one-track mind.

      • JOHN

        para matigil na tayo ng bigayan ng good opinions….let us work to control population growth….kahit walang rh bill…start now to stop making babies, kahit masarap man gawin, maghirap tayo in the long run..tama na yang 100m….di na natin dagdagan, kung di maiwasan ang itch/urge to have sex….control it na di maging baby…..pero no abortion pleasee….

    • Crazy_horse101010

      whats going to happen when there is 500 milion people or a billion. fishing is almost destroyed yesterdays paper they are worried about pure water. the power grids are overloaded and every person born requires more food more land more power and water. i live in the rurals and i have seen a rapid decline in just 7 years its getting scary.

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. you should be more scared of the next 1000 kids this year who will die of Dengue just because of DOH negligence.

        those 1000 kids will not live long to have your luxury of getting scared of destroyed fishing or less food.

        anyone of them would like to be in your place. would you like to be in theirs? he-he-he.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        that is the dumbest remark ive ever read and ive seen a lot of dumb ones if people dont have food dengue is kind of moot which is worse dengue or dying from lack of food and dont ever tell i dont know what im talking because even a blind person kind see this. i spend up to 5000 pisos a month helping the poor plus giving them rides to the hospital. im not like a ostrich with my head in the sand hoping the lion wont see me and go away and it isnt just here ive been to other places and see the same thing i would laugh but this isnt funny

      • ARIKUTIK

        Yes ! the ruling evils are scary. Let us catch them all and dump into garbage bin of snakes. A Dynasty of Abnoy’s must vanish in this land.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        what the hell does that have to do with people having 8 or 10 kids they cant afford. i think there should be a law anymore than 3 children the church has to feed and educate them you would never hear a peep from them again because money talks with them

    • KarloSilverioSevilla

      I love your use of “exuberant breeders.” :D

    • cowan2325

      right…they relied more on ofw’s and not on good-for-nothing politicians who make laws just to get some piece of the billions that will b earmarked for those laws…so, if the rh bill can gurantee that no more would be politicians like them are born into this world, then the bill is ok…otherwise, let the people make more ofw’s…

  • superpilipinas

    Lagman is so ignorant. He should be removed from office. Shameful stupid.

    The seal of confession applies to a confession of a specific person. The identity of the person and his/her confession can not be revealed.

    It’s also obvious why Inquirer would not explain the rules of the Seal of Confession.

    • Jane Tan

      Uh yeah… so, the next time a woman goes into a confessional, what do you think the people who see her going in there will be thinking?

      \some women had confessed to having an abortion\

      Helloooooooo…

      • superpilipinas

        He-he-he. Don’t think that all people think like you do.
        Educated people do not prejudge women!

        Hellooooo. Do ya know what STEREOTYPE means? It’s baaadddd. He-he-he….don’t be like that for your own sake.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        that means you are uneducated because all you do is judge people and speaking of sterotypes hee hee hee

      • Jane Tan

        What stereotype!? A guy can’t have an abortion! LOL! Alam mo na walang utak ang kausap natin!

      • Jane Tan

        ? Stereotype? Uh… pwede ba mag-abortion ang lalaki? Oh God. Now I know who I’m arguing with. I don’t pre-judge women. When someone talks about an abortion, why would they be referring to a man who can’t even have an abortion? HELLOOOOOOOOOO…. utak please.

        Tsaka basahin mo ang sinabi ng pari \SOME WOMEN had confessed to having an abortion\. WOMEN. Kahit nga hinde niya pa sabihin na babae, alanganin naman na lalaki ang nag-abortion. Grabe. Alam na. May napahiya nanaman sa katangahan niya he-he-he.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/IFQFNCLJ4C3LHJKNXRP75VGEMU John Y

        Says the supporter of an organization that prevented the creation of women priests and moved to abolish (and later insisted on their exemption from) the magna carta for women rights

    • rbrtsmith

      of course the priests cannot divulge the penitent’s identity because as i’ve known it’s not part in catholic’s confessions (the revealing of identities)..have you ever confessed to a priest with bless me father for i have sinned, i am maria castro from brgy. gumamela in cagayan, philippines..?

      • superpilipinas

        It’s not a must for Catholics to use the confessional. You can be face-to-face with the priest. I do sometimes.

        In a small parish, it is possible for the priest to identify the confessor without the confessor revealing identification. sometimes the voice of the person and the confessed sin itself identify the person…..”i wrongly convicted a person to 6 years in prison”…..he-he-he…how many municipal judges for that bgy gumamela in cagayan, philippines would have that voice?

      • rbrtsmith

        the biggest part of the so-called confessions is the penitents’ revelation of sins..therefore it should be handle with discretion whether the priests knew the person or not.that’s why identities are unnecessary, confession per se is all about the penitents’ revelation, and in this case the priest disclosed their revelations.(i dont believe in this priest story anyway) btw the place doesnt exist..

  • Eugene De Ocampo

    “Make Jesus your Lord proud of you by being good citizens. Respect the authorities, whatever their level; they are God’s emissaries for keeping order. It is God’s will that by doing good, you might cure the ignorance of fools… Exercise your freedom by serving God, not by breaking the rules. Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere God. Respect the government.” 1 Peter 2:13-17

  • jinx

    Father Castro said many young people were aware of the sin of using contraception.
    Question is- is this gospel truth? Is he only exaggerating, equating many to only one confession? Well, no one really knows except him, him who claims to have monopoly of the truth and considers pro-RH supporters as evil. They (tatay priests) have been caught lying and deceiving people before. There’s no reason they won’t stop lying just to revive a lost cause.

    • Paliwaweng

      …and they were caught molesting, raping our children, ‘these men of God’. Their god and themselves are no different from what they brand as evil.
      Ahhh, it is because their god himself created the devil, and these paedophile priests!

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he….free will….you can believe what you want…

        you condemn all because of a few who committed wrong….

        so if some Filipinos are rapist, he-he-he, are you also a rapist?

    • superpilipinas

      it’s free will. you can choose to believe or not. he–he-he.

      “Lost cause”?.. he-he-he…..all around the world….all the news (even in China and Iran) treated the Catholic Church like a rock band…the Pope like a rock star….on the headlines for weeks (including Inquirer)….waiting for that second for the white smoke to appear…..1.5 billion followers…..he-he-he….i’m so awed by that “Lost Cause”!…….I like “Lost Cause”…he-he-he.

      • Jane Tan

        Atleast I don’t believe that men can give birth to children and consequently, have abortions too. he-he-he.

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo. Stereotype pala na “abortion is only for women” hahaha

      • Crazy_horse101010

        yeah the pxssy girls hee hee hee

  • LabkoPinas

    The distrust for priests have me never going to confession any more. I just confess my sins straight to God and ask for his forgiveness. I will never trust a priest with my sins.

    • superpilipinas

      You definitely can do that. It’s free will. But you are no longer a Catholic. To be a Catholic, you need to follow all Catholic teachings. You might as well join the Protestants since that’s what they do.

      • brunogiordano

        Who needs to be a conservative/fundamentalist catholic??

        Mas marami ang mga katoliko ngayon ay PROGRESSIVE/LIBERAL CATHOLICS na.

        Iilan na lang ang mga natitirang mga maka-DAMASO sa PILIPINAS.

        Proof –

        Basahin mo ang mga POST dito.

      • superpilipinas

        no such tihing as PROGRESSIVE/LIBERAL CATHOLICS! he-he-he those people are in-denial since they can’t change the Catholic Church and they don’t like to be labeled as Protestants, which they actually are.

        A person is either a Catholic or not. A Catholic believes in all the Catholic religion teaches. He-he-he…no selection for convenience.

        he-he-he. karamihan ng Katoliko, hindi mag-po-post dito. Masaya na sila sa kanilang faith. Ako lang dahil nakakatuwa ang mga hindi Katoliko na galit-na-galit sa mga Katoliko! he-he-he.

      • marionics

        i respect what you believe the same way as i respect what brunogiordano believs hahaha

      • superpilipinas

        yes. it’s free will.

      • GuRamoy

        Is it not that one of the most important teachings of the Mother Church is “freedom of the will”?

      • ARIKUTIK

        Pareho kayong may hehehe… at hahaha…. pag nag post. What a duo of Donks ….. NYA…. HAHAHA….. HEHEHE >>>>>>>>>

      • superpilipinas

        walang gayahan….diyan ako mapipikon (he-he-he)

      • marionics

        i respect you na din “he he he”

      • Jane Tan

        lol… anti-life Catholic…. okay lang mamatay ang tao sa gutom basta wala silang dengue? hahaha…. you truly practice the Word of God.

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he…anong ipapakain mo? condom? he-he-he

        aanhin mo ang damo kung patay na ang kabayo. he-he-he

        isa ka pala sa mga nagsasabing OK lang na mamamatay ang mahigit isang libong kabataan this year dahil sa Dengue. yan ba ang ibig mong sabihin na Pro-Life?

      • Jane Tan

        Hold on, you know the difference between a Catholic and non-Catholic but you don’t know the difference between a man and a woman?

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Stereotype pala na “abortion is only for women” hahaha

      • xrisp

        That is why one has to guard himself on how subtly the devil’s tricks, (including those of liberalism, consumerism, materialism, progress, etc…) are creeping into one’s inner self until one day he will find himself already an apostate. Time to reflect on our QUALITY as followers of God. QUANTITY does not count.

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

        so? it does not make them right! if they remain Catholics and does not follow the teaching of the Church they ll liable for their actions. they have free will to do so and that is there ways. but the Church have taught what a good Catholic should follow and they should abide by them.

        so? if the remain outside the Church, eternal damnation awaits them just like you!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        in your fantasy world try the real world sometime

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

        whats your arguments?

      • Crazy_horse101010

        yawn zzzzzzz

      • Mr Moonlight

        Who the f*ck are you to say that, freaking pagan, are you not? Did you not worship and pray in front of icons and statues

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. sorry na lang sa mga pikon. as i said….he-he-he….free will.

        heto pa isa…minimis-interpret niya ang pag-gamit ng mga Katoliko ng mga imahen…..hindi niya naintindihan eh nagpuputok na ang puwit! ha-ha-ha.he-he-he-he.

      • Mr Moonlight

        dont embarrass yourself further, otherwise more insults will be coming at you,, and if you cant handle the TRUTH shut the f*ck up, got that

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he….you have to ask Inquirer to shut me up…he-he-he…got that? (actually they are doing that a little bit…in subtle but obvious ways…they are afraid of what i am saying…he-he-he)

        i don’t mind insults…people who are weak and do not stand on good reasoning resort to those….it just makes me laugh more…he-he-he

      • Crazy_horse101010

        you said it as you level more insults than anyone, proved your case he he he

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

        you say prove your case? eh you cant even prove your religion! coz its all fake!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        prove it show me a sign from god not your preaching i want to hear it from god himself

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

        im the one asking you, what is your religion?

      • Crazy_horse101010

        im answering none of your f–king business

      • Jane Tan

        Don’t bother. That’s how an anti-RH thinks. Remember, the person that is preaching about religion here is the same person who said that it was okay for people to starve to death as long as they are dengue-free.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        the same type if people who said it was ok to burn 10 year old girls at the stake because they were heretics. the same type of person who says after a priest is caught raping a child says we have to pray for the priest that type of fanatic hee hee hee

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. lame argument using events of thousand years ago…

        he-he-he. Should we still kill Germans and Japanese today because of their World War II attrocities?

        and then condemning all priests because a some priest committed wrongdoings…

        he-he-he. are you a rapist because some Filipinos are rapists?

      • Crazy_horse101010

        some priest where have you been the vatican lied and protected them animals and sent them somewhere else so they could do it again it cost them another ten million last week on top of the 3 billion dollars that they are supposed to pay and where does that money come from the poor. you could have killed a lot of mosquitos with that much money

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

        that s what you get from a pastor trained born again!

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

        dead heretics were in hell!

        there is more time to convert!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        bite me worm they were in hell where are they now

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. without Dengue you have the chance to live?

        with Dengue, how could you even starve? you could die first.

        he-he-he.

        1000 kids will die of Dengue this year unless DOH takes immediate effective action.

        and you want those 1000 kids to die?

        Dengue does not choose the poor. Even rich kids die. Kids in Florida have died. But DHHS in the US has it under control.

        Do you want someone you love to be one of the 1000 because of DOH negligence?

      • AntiAko

        Aba, at pinapagalitan mo na ngayon ang mga taong gustong kumausap nang derecho sa Panginoon! Anong karapatan mong pagbawalan ang mga taong makisusap sa Panginoon nang di dumadaan sa mga pari, mga santo at kay Maria?

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. sino ang nagagalit?.natatawa pa nga ako so katwiran ninyo…he-he-he. tulad ng sabi mo…hindi naman niya sinabing pakikipag-usap…eh kahit kailan pwede mo kausapin ang Diyos….ang sinasabi niya ay “confess my sins” at “ask for forgiveness”.

        he-he-he. eh sabi ko nga ….free will…gawin mo gusto mo….pero kung tinuturing mo sarili mo na Katoliko ka, dapat gawin mo ang gawaing Katoliko. Kung ayaw mo, he-he-he, HUWAG MO.

      • AntiAko

        Una, ang Panginoon ang nagpapatawad ng kasalanan kaya dapat lang sa kanya ka humingi ng tawad at hindi kahit kanino pa.

        Pangalawa, sabi mo may free will ang tao at kaya nilang gawin kung ano ang gusto nila. Yon pala eh. Eh bakit ka nakikialam sa mga taong hindi asal katoliko? Pabayaan mo na sila. Kung mali man ang ginagawa nila sa tingin mo, wala ka ng pakialam doon. Buhay nila yon. Kaligtasan nila yon. Pananagutan nila yon sa Panginoon. Ang isispin mo yung kaluluwa mo!

      • superpilipinas

        He-he-he….Hudyo ka ba at di naniniwala kay Hesus?

        Kasi sabi ni Hesus John 20:23….”the sins you forgive, they are forgiven…”

        Kung Hudyo ka o Muslim, ok lang. he-he-he

        Nag comment siya at nag counter-comment din ako….he-he-he….bawal ba? nag counter-comment ka rin sa kin di ba? free will! he-he-he.

      • mabyrik

        So that the priests have something to talk about outside the confessional box? And who are you to excommunicate a believer who just expressed an opinion that he distrusts a priest?
        Is talking directly to God already a sin?
        Bro, you don’t represent the Catholic hierarchy so please be careful with what you are saying. You are destroying the church more than protecting it.

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he…as i said….it’s free will….so which church i am destroying?…he-he-he

        no one has to represent a Church to say what his Church believes in.

        he-he-he. you got it in reverse….who am I to protect a Church which is already very strong? It’s me that is protected by a strong Church.

      • mabyrik

        so free will. OK. Then you contradict yourself.

      • superpilipinas

        nope. he-he-he. free will in religion means you can believe what you wish to believe. i’m not forcing anyone just as the Church can not. he-he-he.

      • Jane Tan

        Problem is you believe that men can literally give birth to children too. Does that belief come from priestly sexual abuse?

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo. Stereotype pala na “abortion is only for women” hahaha

      • GuRamoy

        I strongly agree with you on this point.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        go to europe and america and see how strong it is he hee he he

      • superpilipinas

        March-For-Life in Washington DC this year by Catholic youths grew from 500,000 last year to more than 650,000 this year according to DC Police. And now, it’s not only Catholics joining the march, other religions too.

        In Europe, there is much optimism that it will grow again. Thanks to Pope Francis.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        read the internet im from america so dont tell me whats going on there

      • Crazy_horse101010

        500000 out of 300 million and your point shows there is fanatics in america also

      • Crazy_horse101010

        the march for life had nothing to with birth control it was about abortion different subject

      • dominicD

        kasama ba sa Catholic teaching ang pagiging tanga? Ang magbulag bulagan sa kataranduhan ng mga pari? Ang maging bobo sa katotohanan? Ang tingalain mga bishops na parang diyos katulad ng ginagawa mo? Aba, di yata naituro ni sister yan sa religion class dati a. Baka radical yung religion teacher na yun.

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

        what did he tell you?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/IFQFNCLJ4C3LHJKNXRP75VGEMU John Y

        So people during crusades had no choice but to join in the raping and killing? Burning of “witches” at stakes? Donate their properties to have their sins forgiven? During each of their respective times, THOSE were what was meant to follow “Catholic teachings.”

      • LabkoPinas

        I am a catholic but with very strong doubts on the fundamentalists who use to control Vatican. I hope this new Pope is a lot better or else he definitely will continue losing his flock.

    • Mojaku

      Then enjoy your life while you can because after the end of life punishment begins.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        who cares no one knows

      • LabkoPinas

        Boy, they really got you scared, huh? See you in hell then which is here in this world!

      • Mojaku

        Nope, I am not scared and definitely you wont see me in hell!!! But you will be scared when he ask you “Why did you do that to my priest?”.

      • LabkoPinas

        You mean a Pharisee that claims to be God’s representative and interpreter? Get a life!

      • Mojaku

        Pharisee! Talking to you is just a waste of time. You are so ancient!

      • LabkoPinas

        Thats how much I dislike priest who think they talk to God. A delusional group.

    • superpilipinas

      he-he-he. yes you can always do that….Protestants do that…but not Catholics….he-he-he.

      • LabkoPinas

        The desire to change for the better is not related to your having to be a blind follower to another human being but only to God.

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

      what did He tell you? your sins are forgiven? did He say that to you?

      • LabkoPinas

        If you are talking about God, my belief is yes. Just because a priest tells you your sins are forgiven are you sure God forgave them? Just because you bought absolution and penance offerings from a priest are you sure God forgave you? I don’t buy that following. You might.

    • cowan2325

      nope…better yet don’t sin anymore…stop using condoms…

      • LabkoPinas

        I do not use condoms. I just have my women partners tube ligated. Ha,ha, ha.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        tell that to the priests who use them i dont believe its a sin to use a condom so why does someone tell me what i should do im not your child. to me what is a sin is priests who sodomize children isnt that murder because your wasting your sperm on a 6 year old boy no the church forgives them and protects them. so dont talk to me about sin because the thing is a bunch of garbage..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

    walang pinagbago ang mga damaso. panahon pa ni Bonifacio hindi na ginalang ang sagradong kumpesal….

  • Brownfly

    If proponents of the RH bill keep on minding what the CBCP does, then their plan to enact such bill will get nowhere. Just deliberate on the matter and approve it at once. That’s it. If their intention is really to come up with such a law, they have no choice but hurry up. Negative publicity stunts on the RH bill are only meant to distract the proponents’ attention.

    • brunogiordano

      Sorry tila late ka na sa balita.

      Ang RH BILL ay RH LAW na!!!!

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

        yeah correct…malapit na i declare na unconstitutional!

  • w33k3nd3r

    This is dangerous! This is exactly how the Spaniard friars sealed the doom of our Filipino forefathers who plotted against our oppressors; they used religion. The faithfully devout then Indios would go to confession and talk about their plots, plans and locations and the friars spilled the beans to the cabeza de baranggays and the governadorcillos! Don’t fall for it again! We’re already moving forward as a nation and we’re all Filipinos first–that’s the one thing that will unite us. If we put too much importance on religion, it’ll only segregate us as a people. True, our faiths are an intrinsic personal right yet having rights, we have a responsibility to our country: if we would want our nation to move forward, we have to see ourselves as one people UNDIVIDED despite differing beliefs, all moving forward as one.

    • ARIKUTIK

      RH law had Divided this nation. Government against Church. Rich against Poor. How can we move forward when the body is against the spirit. We will become like wild animals clawing each other. This is all the creation of a pervert ruling in Malacanang. An Abnoy is infecting everyone. Look at how PH is being run now. A showbizz of an Abnoy.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        then tell the church to shut up and then it wouldnt be divided their the ones who are sore losers and crying like a baby

      • Jane Tan

        Rich against poor? Rich people support the RH Bill. Poor people want it. Its only the Church that opposes it.

      • w33k3nd3r

        Don’t confuse issues of the State with Religious issues. We are a Democracy, not a Theocracy. The more the Church thinks itself that way, the more it becomes irrelevant to the days.

    • superpilipinas

      he-he-he. another lame argument using events 1000 years ago.

      should we still kill Germans and Japanese today because of their atrocities 60 years ago in WWII?

      he-he-he. wake up. don’t live in the past.

      • rbrtsmith

        the germans and japanese recognize their errors and even made atonement and apologies.. what w33k3nd3r trying to imply is that these priests are still doing the same mistakes over and over again. read his post once again!

      • Jane Tan

        Coming from someone arguing that men can have abortions too. he-he-he.

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo. Stereotype pala na “abortion is only for women” hahaha

      • w33k3nd3r

        If we do not heed the lessons of the past then we are bound to end up like primitive cattle lined up for slaughter like you.

    • cowan2325

      you won’t…the minute you start believing that it is the population and not corruption that is making the country poor, it will all be backwards…

      • Crazy_horse101010

        i suggest yoy come to where i live in the real world where kids get one meal a dy where parents ask me to buy their kids where the kids are full of worms and are covered with rat bites where everywhere there is 13 14 year girls carrying babies. where the church does absolutely nothing but the priest hhas a new car and 2 dogs worth 25000 pisos he has a car but im the one who hauls people to the hospital it is backwards no doubt.

  • brunogiordano

    Lagman: Priests violating seal of confessional to hit RH law”

    DOUBLE DOWN para sa mga OBISPO ng CBCP.

    Talo na sa RH LAW, humihirit pa.

    Ngayon mas malaki ang talo nila sa pag violate ng seal of confessional.

    Mga maka-DAMASO na lang ang mga maniniwala sa kanila na kaunti na lang ang nalalabi.

    Ngayon JESUIT na ang bagong POPE lalong magmumukhang mga basang sisiw ito mga
    OBISPO Ng CBCP.

    • superpilipinas

      he-he-he. Fan ka pa ng bagong Pope.

      Basahin mo ulit ang mga balita. Natutuwa si Pope sa CBCP at kay Cardinal Tagle. He-he-he.

      • dominicD

        Probably not when he gets to know CBCP better, that disgusting gang of bishops who wouldn’t mind conniving with corrupt govt officials in exchange of SUVs, or shielding abusive priests. Alangan namang sabihin nya on media na hindi nakakatuwa ang CBCP, maaaring si Cardinal Tagle ay nakakatuwa, pero most of CBCP’s bishops? Ha, nakaksuka.

        hehehe, antay antay ka lang pre. Your gods in CBCP will get their due.

  • Eugene De Ocampo

    parang yung issue ng RH na divert sa dengue sya gumawa tayo ng maraming condom para sa mga lamok para di dumami ang dengue kasi itong mga lamok mahilig din mag mate so need din nila ang condom para di dumami ang lamok na may dalang dengue.

  • Amador Amor

    Cong. Lagman was right. A confession is a sacred thing and must remain a secret and not to be divulged by the priest. What the priest did was a violation of the vow in accordance with the Canon Law of the Catholic church and one can be defrocked by this action. What the heck is happening to the Catholic church? This is one of the reasons why more and more Catholics are withdrawing from the church and transferring to other religions because of the actions of the priests. Here in the U.S.,the church had to pay millions of dollars because most of their LA Catholic Priests were charged with sexual crime against minors.Nakakahiya na ang ugali ng simbahan!

    • superpilipinas

      he-he-he…violated the vow? …you didn’t even read the meaning of “seal of confession”

      Yes…in LA the Catholic Church had to pay millions of dollars. that is true

      he-he-he. but you are lying if you say “most of the LA Catholic Priests” were charged….do you know how many where charged and how many priests are there in LA to use the word MOST…..he-he-he, even the non-Catholics know you are lying….

  • speedstream2

    Let’s not get all worked up again over something that we know is not a panacea. The effects of the RH law will not be seen overnight. In fact, we know it will take more than just the RH law to stop PHL from being in the Top 10 most populous countries. And we also know we need to improve a lot of things in our country today to cope with the pressures brought about by our current population.

    • superpilipinas

      in the meantime more than 1000 kids in the Philippines will die this year of DENGUE because DOH is not doing anything to control it. Yet it wants to prioritize RH and spend 3 billion for it already.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        how many thousands will die from disease and lack of food. if there was fewer kids there wouldnt be so many dying.;and they might be stronger to fight dengue

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. read the internet to educate yourself.

        Dengue does not kill the weak only. It kills weak or strong, rich or poor.
        Even in Florida, rich healthy kids die of it.

        Prevent the deaths first. Hunger will not kill as much as Dengue this year. If DOH does not prioritize it, I can guarantee you it will be more than 1000 kids this year.

      • Jane Tan

        Read how men can’t have abortions because they don’t carry the child inside them. He-he-he.

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo. Stereotype pala na “abortion is only for women” hahaha

      • Crazy_horse101010

        i probably read more of the internet than you can dream of how many women die of child birth use he internet it is much more than 1000. hee hee hee

      • Crazy_horse101010

        you better find a better internet not the church brainwashing one read my other postt about how many children and mothers die every year. dengue fever is a drop in the bucket with the 58000 ho die under the age of 5 every year and the 4000 mothers who die every year. half of child deaths stem from malnutrition 562262 school age children suffer from malnutrition compared to the 476 who died in 2011 from dengue

    • ARIKUTIK

      But why should an RH Poison pill law is created to be rammed Only to the mouth poor wife? This law is Greed of the Rich. To poison the poor Filipinos.

  • Eugene De Ocampo

    bat nauwi sa dengue ang issue RH law din and solution jan sa dengue lagyan ng condom ang mga lamok na may dalang dengue para di sila dumami..

  • quirinomayer

    What Melvin Castro has done is a classic case of sweet lemoning. That’s an idiom which is the direct opposite of sour graping. It means insisting something unpleasant is actually very desirable.

    What Melvin Castro did is also a classic case of what Judas did to Christ – betrayal. Padre Damaso surely does not spare anything to hit the RH Law including playing Judas Iscariot.

    But then again nothing is beyond Padre Damaso.

    • superpilipinas

      He-he-he. What Lagman has said is a classic case of deception. The “Seal of Confession” applies to individuals and not about a generalization.

      He-he-he. A congressman who does not read the facts.

      • dominicD

        Uh-uh. Still cannot think straight? Well, fanatics of CBCP (not the church) are like that. Very much willing to forget wisdom to please the bishops who unfortunately shun wisdom too. How low can you and CBCP go? Are lying and threatening still not enough for you?

        Go and kiss your raping, lying and smuggling bishops. They’re your gods, aren’t they?

      • GuRamoy

        you are the one deceiving. under the canon law the sacramental seal is inviolable. the canon law further states that it is absolutely wrong for a confessor in any way to betray the penitent, for any reason whatsoever, whether by word or in any other fashion. whether the priest is stating it in general terms it is still a violation of the seal for there is a betrayal and disclosure of the knowledge he obtained during the confession. A Decree from the Holy Office (Nov. 18, 1682) mandated that confessors are forbidden, even where there would be no revelation direct or indirect, to make any use of the knowledge obtained in the confession that would “displease” the penitent or reveal his identity.

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

        agree. superpilipinas clearly does not know the facts.

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he….ok….show me where you found the facts….

        otherwise……what does “clearly” mean? he-he-he.

      • superpilipinas

        tell me where you found “whether the priest is stating it in general terms” then I’ll tell you …you are right… he-he-he…

        or is it just your interpretation?

        you already proved me right when you use the terms…..”the penitent”..and “his identity”….he-he-he

      • GuRamoy

        The problem with you is that you don’t know how to argue intelligently. You don’t even finish your sentences.I am prepared to concede a good point in every argument but please present your argument in a logical manner. Have some basis. You cannot even explain why my use of the words “penitent” and “identity” proved that you were right. The way you present your argument, if you have one, is a betrayal of the position you are advocating.

      • cowan2325

        well, you have to qualify then whether those youngers were “displeased” with what the priest had done…they went to confession because they knew they have sinned…and that’s what the greedy congressman should know – that he was the brain who lured our youngsters to sin…and he will pay in hell…

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

        i guess he is not a Catholic…he does not know!

      • Jane Tan

        Whoah hypocrite. Coming from someone who doesn’t even know that men can’t get an abortion.

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Stereotype pala na “abortion is only for women” hahaha

  • mangtom

    Eugene de Ocampo-you get the gold medal. That is the funniest one ever.

    May I add to it? Let us go to the next step and put IUDs on the female flies. That will be a big help forward. And then we can also ligate both male and female mosquitos. Might as well go all the way and beat the enemy.

    Now the Dengue fever brouhaha will disappear in no time.

    Now, if there is gold medal that the Dept. of Health gives to great ideas like yours, you would be an awardee.

  • tra6Gpeche

    If this person, Fr. Melvin Castro, is telling the truth, he is a violator of the Catholic sacramental seal of confession. If he is not telling the truth, then he is disgustingly sick in the head and a liar. No matter what it is, Fr Melvin Castro is definitely dishonest and not trustworthy. He is not worthy of any respect, at all!

    • superpilipinas

      You don’t know if he is or he is not….

      But Lagman clearly lied. The “Seal of Confession” applies to specific individual confessions and does not apply to a generalization.

      Inquirer also intentionally did not define the scope of the “Seal of Confession” to influence the readers.

      • tra6Gpeche

        Kabayan, since I am not Pope Francis and not an expert on the sanctity of confession, general or not, I will give you the benefit of the doubt. However, by saying that RH kills life, these Catholic leaders, including Fr. Melvin Castro, are a bunch of liars. On top of that, RH is already the law of the land. They should all learn how to follow and respect the Philippine law. Otherwise, they are also all lawless. Why should anyone respect Filipinos, Priests or not, who mock and disrespect the law of their own land? Unless, these Catholic leaders are all savages?

      • superpilipinas

        You are not a Catholic and that is why you have a different interpretation.

        He-he-he. You say Catholic leaders are a bunch of liars, then you call Pope Francis a liar. It’s free will.

        But you can not force any Catholic to go against their teachings even if it is disrespect to the law.

        Pope Francis was very much admired because he went against the Argentinian government regarding liberal laws.

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

        they re protestants…you know when did started. you know their beliefs were started by human founders…and they ll tell you they are saved! hahaha! saved? bat dito pa sila sa lupa?

      • Crazy_horse101010

        oh goody dumb dumb is back ranting another squeaking wheel better started by humans than satan

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

        …if you might missed some of my posts, i just said that dead HERETICS were in HELL! That is 110% sure!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        so im so scared guess what you are wasting your time with me because i know what you are a hypocrite again were in hell where did they go

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

        hahaha is that so?

        its just funny; a man made religion? how can that be divinely inspired? Christ Himself founded a Church and yet these protestants claim other wise!

        its like buying imitation products from China and these protestants would say, just 10% of your salary and you ll get as good as what Catholics have! mama mia!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        ive never ten percent of my money to any church ever and ive beebn to around 10 of them in my live and again better than satan made. its because we know the truth about the church starting so try again. hahahaha its so

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

        from what church are you?

      • Crazy_horse101010

        dont read do you i m a deist like rizal im tired of people telling me what to do i worship in my own way and dont need someome to lead me around i know how to read but in america most protestant churches dont require ten percent they hand around the plate and you put in what you want

      • tra6Gpeche

        Where did I say that Pope Francis is a liar? We are discussing the RH law in the Philippines. Right? I did not hear Pope Francis attacking the Philippine RH law. You know I meant the Philippine Catholic leaders. They are the ones telling lies about the RH law. And besides, the Philippine Catholic leaders are very much different from the Catholic leaders outside the Philippines. All Catholic countries, except the Philippines, already have legal contraception, legal abortion, legal divorce and on and on for many years. How could I call them liars? These Catholic leaders outside the Philippines do not interfere in the function of their government and they obey and respect the laws of their country. But not in the Philippines. Whether I am Catholic, Agnostic, Atheist or something else is not important or relevant to your belief about the RH law. The leaders of the Philippine Catholic are lawless and uncivilized if they have no respect for the law of the country. And because of that, they should not expect any respect from law-abiding Filipinos, Catholic or not.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        i went to catholic churches in america and their nothing like here there wasnt the hatred bullying.and fanatics. there was no candle sellers or oil sellers. no parading images around and churches worked together. i never heard the word heretic our priest wore cowboy boots and levis. there wasnt all this stuff about mary and saints like here. most women took birth control and no one was sentenced to hell and the only thing you seen about religion was in the papers where they listed times of services. what ive seen here is why i left the church that and the lies i read in the papers about birth control it was to much

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

        really? coz you zip your mouth that’s why!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        yawn zzzzzzzzzzzzza

      • tra6Gpeche

        Kabayan, you are lucky. If everyone can go around the world, they will find that Philippine Catholic Church is much different than Catholic church outside the Philippines. The Philippine Catholic Church’s leaders are, in general, liars, dictators, manipulatiors, egotistical, selfish and, sometimes, corrupt. On top of that, this Philippine Catholic Church always interferes with the government policy and service to the Filipinos while they do not pay any Philippine tax.

      • Jarred Pulido

        majority of the legislator who voted for the passing of the RH law are catholics as well as the majority of Filipinos who supports it.

        He went against the liberal law of Argentina and he loss. Why? Because it is supported by its people. same as the RH law here in the PH.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/IFQFNCLJ4C3LHJKNXRP75VGEMU John Y

        Let’s say it only applies to specific individuals as you said. Thus, they can say “Group C people confessed to Sin 2″ and still not violate the seal? For example: “Majority of women confessed to cheating on their partners”?

  • OleSapra aka ARGUS

    PRIESTS VIOLATING SEAL OF CONFESSIONAL

    ANA: “Oy, nasubukan mo nang mangumpisal sa pari at umamin kang nakipag-barukbukan ka sa boyfriend mo na may suot siyang KAPOTE?”

    LISA: “Kapote? Baka condum ang ibig mong sabihin. Bakit idinadaldal mo sa pari ‘yang pakikipagbarukbukan mo sa boyfriend mo? Para barukbukin ka rin ng pari ng walang condum?”

    CION: “Naku ‘day, huwag mong ipagsasabi kanino man, lalo na sa pari, na hindi ka nasisiyahan sa love making kung nakakapote si manoy, kasi, palaging ready sa’yo ang pari dahil bawal ang codum sa kanila, o, ‘di ba?”

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

      stupid post…what s your argument?

      • OleSapra aka ARGUS

        Pari ka ba? ‘Yung pamangkin ko binuntisan ng pari. Anong magagawa mo?

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

        oowwss…binuntisan? yun kaibigan ko yun pinsan nya binuntisan din ng pastor!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        to stupid to read garbage

  • mangtom

    Eugene de Ocampo-we can enforce our rules on condom for mosquitoes by getting the aid of the PNP. Put a sign on their check points saying: No condom, no passage. Just like the no helmet no travel sign for motorcyclists.

    We will have specially trained PNP units like the SEALS that brought down Osama. Armed with the firepower of the SEALS, what chance do the lowly mosquitoes have? None, zero, nada, wala, awan (atwo or athree), anggapo, Yes, the PNP mosquito Quick Response operatives will be equipped with nigh vision, of course. Ayos na ang buto buto.

    Dengue problem solved! Now back to the anti-RH folks-ha-ha-ha.

  • UrHONOR

    THE sanamagans will use every trick in their sleeves to reverse the agonies of defeat they have suffered and experienced one after another. Sa kaugalian ng Pilipino, ito ay KAHIYA-HIYA. At para sa mga nag-iisip na SILA na ang may pinaka-mataas na antas sa lipunan at may pinaka-malinis na budhi na pinahihiwatig ng saya nilang puti, ang HIYA ay pangunahing yaman na kanilang pinaka-iingatan, kasunod sa $alapi. Mahirap ang mapahiya sa madla. Ang katapat ng hiya ay dangal. Sa Japan, kapag dangal ang nadungisan, ang kapalit ay kamatayan o hara kiri. DIto sa ating bayan, sa halip na kamatayan, PALUSOT ang katimbang ng hiya. Tulad ng kapangyayari lamang sa paglitis kay CORONA. Katakot-takot na palusot o excuses ang sumabog sa bulwagan ng paglilitis.

    Sa kaso ng mga TNL na natalo sa kanilang pagmamagaling na ginamit pang kakampi ang diyos na walang-wala sa ayos, MAHIRAP, MASAKIT, at MAHAPDi ang mapatunayang ang mga “BANAL” na “sugo” ng “kalangitan” ay NAGKAMALI at MALING-MALI sa kanilang “banal” na HULA. At lalong tumigkad ang kanilang sama-samang pagkakamali dahil sinangkot pa nila ang pangalan ng diyos sa kanilang KA-ANUHAN! At, ano pa nga ba ang iisipin ng madla sa pangyayaring yan kundi ang pagpapalagay na ang mga pinagsasabi ng mga “banal” na tatay ay, tulad na din ng mga nakalipas, OFF the MARK. Ni hindi umabot sa board yong tirang foul shot!

    KAYA, papaano na yan, San Juan? “Ha? Eddie, maghanap ng PALUSOT! Hmmm…. ah, oo nga…PASASALAMATAN natin ang gumawa ng bill na lumampaso sa atin at palabasin natin na MALAKING TULONG nga pala yon sa ating samahan dahil…. dahil…oo nga pala, dahil dadami ang maggogoyo nating mangungumpisal na ang TNL na bill na yan ay nakatulong sa kanilang buhay!” Problem solved and we’re back in brisk business. Next collection basket, please!

  • brunogiordano

    “After the Mass, the pope stepped out jauntily from St. Anna’s Church and waved to a crowd of hundreds kept behind barriers across the street, and then greeted the Vatican parishioners one by one. One young man patted the pope on the back — an indication of the informality that has been evident from the first moment of his papacy.” CBSNEWS

    Papayag ba ang mga MAYAYABANG na OBISPO na gawin sa kanila ito??????

    Sana palitan ang mga sinugaling at mayabang na OBISPO ng mga JESUIT.

  • mabyrik

    This expose’ of a priest (I don’t know if he’s a bishop, but the way he acts, maybe he is, but not sure), provides me one more valid reason to avoid using a priest as conduit in confessing for my sins. From now on, I will directly confess my sins and ask for pardon to God.
    Who need priests if priests will divulge my sins in media? That’s terrible!!!

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    In the town where I live, the confession rate is zero. In fact, the two confessional booths in the local church are just used as closets or “bodegas” for storing miscellany—rags, brooms, pails, dust pans, broken icons, and other broken church stuff. I don’t know what’s with the church janitor, but the sign that reads “Priest Inside” is still posted on the door.

    • superpilipinas

      He-he-he. Your town must be very lucky to have very few sinners!

      Or the priest is so nice that the good Catholics can face the priest in the confession. He-he-he. Some people also wrongly think that confession must only be in the confessional (by the way that is what it is called he-he-he)

      Also, he-he-he, if anyone is expecting Catholics to go to confession even at least once a month, he-he-he he’s expecting too much. He-he-he. Why would a Catholic go to confession only to sin again in the next month or two?

      • Crazy_horse101010

        dreamer

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

      its because satan’s influence is great…the Church needs to do much work to save its flock! team taning and team heretic are outside the Church trying to snatch the faithful!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        yep heading there right now with my butterfly net everyone watch out at least you dont have to worry we dont want you

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

        ah may butterfly ka…san sa tainga mo nilagay mo? ah type mo butterflies….i see.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        that the best you can do pitiful

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

        hahaha…that s all you can say…about your butterfly!

  • Paliwaweng

    it would make a fool of us should we trust these priests on the said confidentiality on ‘confessions’.
    The Philippine Revolution was thwarted due to confessions from these supposed to-be- ‘men of god’.

    • superpilipinas

      he-he-he….again taking centuries old problems as justification….

      should we still hate germans or the japanese for what they did in WWII or the americans for the slavery or the british for what they did to Indians and Australian aborigines?

  • Paliwaweng

    a century from now, or maybe less, all these non-sense beliefs in super-natural/s will put to a halt.
    courtesy of the internet.

    • superpilipinas

      Or maybe it’s the other way around.

      The Pope has become like a rock start thru the Internet. Just count how many news about the Pope and the Catholic Church was in the front page in the past 3 weeks and still continuing. 1.5 Billion followers…Awesome!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        1.2 billion and has anyone taken a nose count lately, you must look on the internet dealing with millions of people leaving the church some countries haft the churches are empty 1500 closed and 3000 no priests. countries like holland 70 percent drop the only place the church is growing is africa AWESOME

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

        just happy…so is Taning!

    • ARIKUTIK

      in years from now, the greed of the rich will be exposed courtesy of the internet.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        you wont be alive to worry about it

      • ARIKUTIK

        That made me laugh….. hahaha….. nice day …. got to hit the bed …. byeeeeeeeee…….. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      • Crazy_horse101010

        it already has been its called vatileaks

  • marionics

    magdadagsaan na naman dito ang mga flippy pero mahirap itong format nitong dsisqus na ito. mahirap hanapin ang mga comments na gusto mong urutin hahaha

    • superpilipinas

      sinisira ng Inquirer.

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

      Team Taning and Team Heretic nagrereklamo! Use your tail to browse!

    • marionics

      my god, what can i say?? he really really knows who he is hahaha

      • Crazy_horse101010

        not hard to figure out him and the leader of team heretic below

      • marionics

        yes but he’s not even worth engaging anymore. what a LIMITED vocabulary and wit and intelligence.

        if i may quote another troll here…this guy truly is PITIFUL

      • Crazy_horse101010

        yeah he doesnt have much in the way of intelligence. he is kind of boring

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

        …boring come on…pastor scholar! what is your religion?

      • Crazy_horse101010

        again none of your fxxking business you a bill collector or something you got a nose like aarvark that you have to know everyones business

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

        wrong again…run out of arguments? what is your religion? …you can t even answer it?…galing bang imburnal?

      • Crazy_horse101010

        as tell say where i come from dumber than a post

      • marionics

        wow the guy is really pitiful. he really wants me to engage him. but i’ve really outgrown him. wala na ako sa mood talaga pumatol sa mababaw na topak pa he he

      • rbrtsmith

        you two are talking about the dengue guy?

      • marionics

        nope. the heretics burn in hell guy he he

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

        yeah…your lolo heretics burnt in HELL! so dont be proud of them!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        maybe both we are team heretic along with jane and a few others i vote you president.

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

        vote…oppsss may voting sila…di nyo nga ma identify religion nyo..boboto pa kayo? bka di kayo magkainitindihan pa ng comelec codes yan..kasi iba iba interpretations nyo!

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

        …wrong! …why are you hiding your religion? san ba na kuha yan? sa imbornal?

      • marionics

        wow the topak guy is really relentless. he wants to know my religion hahaha he is really obsessed with his own stupidity. as if i was dumb enough to talk to him after all his stupid rantings hahaha

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

        it just proved that your religion is mabaho! from the imburnal!

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

        …hahaha…nagulat…ohemgee pa! hahaha…yeeh even the devil can say that!

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

      okay…you re not Team Taning…what s your religion again?

  • Mr Moonlight

    Bishops creates their own mess, only in the philippines folks!

  • Mr Moonlight

    How would you feel doing confession to a priest who happens to be a pedophile or a serial sex offender and who drives around in SUVs and plays tong its pekwa mahjong regularly

  • Che Court

    hahaha… violating the seal of confession? anong basis niya? sana nagtanong siya sa isang canon lawyer kung may na break ba. hahaha…

    • superpilipinas

      exactly… that’s the common way of those people….twist the facts.

    • brunogiordano

      Sabi ng NIKON lawyer talagang na violate ang seal of confession.

  • ARIKUTIK

    Since the beginning of RH bill debate, the main argument of Pro RH is demonizing the church. Was it because RH pills is poison that induce cancer and create freak babies. A fact that RH pills can never be considered as health care for it is Poison in reality. But to be inflicted Only to the Poor. The Rich are Exempted from poison pill.

    Pro RH claims based on Studies that the Youth clamors for RH pills but has anyone heard a poor wife beg for RH pills? I had heard no one ! Only the studies is telling it is so. But who created the studies, the Pro RH ? So that they have some cooked up data to splash around. The fact remains not a single voice of poor wife was heard.
    Pro RH claims that Catholics supports RH law but when the names of Pro RH candidates were displayed by the church in extra large Trapolen. The Comelec threatened to lock in jail the Diocese.

    Pro RH are liars and Lagman is attacking the priest because he can not honestly justify that inducing cancer to poor wife is health care.

    • brunogiordano

      Liar liar pants on fire!!!!

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

        Team Heretic and Team Taning had a great SMILE!

    • superpilipinas

      Lagman didn’t even read the scope of “seal of confession”.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      why is it that countries that have had the pills for years the women live 10 to 12 years longer. i come from a birth control country and my wife daughers took the pill it hqas been proven the pill is more effective fighting uterine cancer or ovarian cancer than without you have been watching to many church brain washing movies they started those stories in 1970 when the bishops in the west were polled and found 60 percent supported birth control that is when that stupid story condoms have holes them also started thet wanted to scare the poor most of the catholic women in the world who use birth control use the pilll .you need to listen because ive heard a lot of women who wanted to use the pill because they are tired of having a kid every year

      • ARIKUTIK

        I had seen and heard stories of women who had taken the pill like one endorsed by RH law. Some felt something is wrong with their body being weakened so they stopped taking the pill. Those who continued using the pill acquired cancer, conceive babies born with congenital disease and worst are born abnormal babies. They all suffer on their own. The Pill manufacturers never admits or takes responsibility, insisting that the pill is safe. But the mother knows by her heart with out doubt that it was the effect of the Pill.

        She is only a Pill Taker not a doctor so no authority believes her.

        Let all those whose life was made miserable by the pill be given freedom to speak. I heard them cry.
        RH law will induce horrible cancer and create freak humans to be inflicted to the poor Only. RH law is greed of the rich.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        yeah you read the churches stories i have never heard of a abnormal baby being born because of the pill and i was around thousands of people who took the pill since the sixties there has been a drug company screwup once or twice but the same with other drugs and these companies were punished i know 2 men here who have died from viagra and the church endorses that. again how come women in the west arent falling over dead. stats say more women die from blood clots due to child birth in one year than the pill has caused in 60 years are you saying women in the rest of the world are stupid .you must have good years if you hear crying i believe you if you hear voices .

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

        you came from a birth control country? ….women tired of having a kid every year? …so is going to lead to? your kid sex all the way? ohhh…she s using pills….might have been satisfying…sex all the way!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        are you insulting my daughter worm. piece of pig crap good catholic has to insult family yeah preach to me hypocrite

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

        you say she s using pills…so she is protected…so she can have sex all the way!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        at least you dont need them you cant get boys pregnant. i always wondered when you said it was right for the church to burn 10 year old girls you didnt say children now i think i know why. you like the boys

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

        yeah somebody heard that news about the 10 yr old girls…ah..its your pastor! right…

      • Crazy_horse101010

        yeap haw haw

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RNAP5D3NBE2CWWANOR7PXU5MPY Michael

    Nowhere did Fr. Castro identify who these young people were. The seal of confession was not broken.

    • brunogiordano

      May ilan pa rin na maka-DAMASO ang naniniwala sa katwiran na iyan.

      Bottom line wala ng tiwala ang mga PROGRESSIVE/LIBERAL CATHOLICS sa mga pari at OBISPO.

      • superpilipinas

        He-he-he. There is no such thing as PROGRESSIVE/LIBERAL CATHOLICS.

        Yan yung mga in-denial na protestante! he-he-he. Ang kanilang pope eh kanilang sarili. parang saling-pusa.

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

        well sabi ni pastor dito…broken na daw…siempre utak pastor ito!

    • superpilipinas

      Exactly. Inquirer intentionally omitted the definition. to deceive people.

    • rbrtsmith

      it is because identities is not part of confessions, that’s why it’s out of topic when you discuss catholic confessions.. confession per se comprises of penitents’ revelation and confessors’ absolution only. the bigger and basic part is the revelations.. now based on your logic a priest can disclose every confessions as long as there’s no identities?

  • Dan Carlo Rieta

    What does Honourable Lagman know about the Canon Law and the seal of the confessional? So long as no person is identified as a source of that particular confession or ‘sin’ then the seal is not broken. Regardless, the doctrines and dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church goes against the RH Law; so confession or no confession the RCC would go against it.

    • superpilipinas

      he knows condoms….he-he-he.

  • mavtan

    Wala na lang kasi maisip ang ang mga kaparihan kung paano makakabawi sa pagpasa ng RH bill. Tigilan nyo na lang kasi kapapansin sa RH. Mas lalo lang napapansin ang kabulukan ng simbahang katoliko sa ginagawa ng mga pari tulad na lang ng “Team Tatay”.

  • superpilipinas

    DOH fails to contain dengue

    By Kristine L. Alave
    Philippine Daily Inquirer

    2:02 am | Thursday, September 6th, 2012

    The Department of Health (DOH) has failed to contain the spread of the dengue virus with the number of cases in the first month of the year already breaching the DOH’s projection of 80,000 dengue cases for the entire year.

    Based on the Dengue Surveillance Report, 80,745 Filipinos have been afflicted by the dengue virus from January 1 to August 18.

    DOH spokesperson Dr. Eric Tayag had earlier said they were looking to limit the number of dengue cases for 2012 to 80,000.

    “The cases last year was over 125,000. We targeted that this should not be more than 80,000 [this year],” Tayag said in July.

    The number of dengue cases from January to August 2012 is 14.14 percent higher compared to the 70,745 cases recorded in same period last year.

    Deaths from dengue also continue to rise from 424 last year to 496 this year.

    Most of the dengue cases reported were in the National Capital Region (NCR) with 16,087, followed by Central Luzon with 12,401 and Calabarzon with 11,839.

    A steep rise in dengue cases has been reported in Zamboanga Peninsula, from 883 to 2,825 (219 percent); Western Visayas, from 2,121 to 6,242 (194 percent); Davao Region, from 2,352 to 5,917 (151 percent); Northern Mindanao, from 1,316 to 3,248 (146 percent), and Bicol Region, from 835 to 1,926 (130 percent).

    More than half of dengue victims were male, said the report. About 40 percent of the dengue cases involved children aged between 1 to 10 years old, the DOH said.

    • superpilipinas

      The government should control Dengue. Another 1000 kids will die because DOH is not prioritizing the implementation of solutions other countries are doing. Another 150,000 families will have to spend their money to pay hospitals since their kids will get the virus.

      So whose negligence is killing them and making those families lose their money?

    • Jane Tan

      Hard to argue with someone who isn’t even educated enough to know that males can’t have an abortion.

      Too late to edit Sir superpilipinas. Na-screenshot ko na ang katangahan mo. Stereotype pala na babae lang pwede mag-abortion ah… hahahahahahahahahahahaahahaha.

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he…pikon…next applicant.

  • BimboCabidog

    Slighted for failing to impose their dogma on Congress and win the RH battle, the clerics are now resorting to the foulest tactics to get even. They do not mind that the legislation they have been opposing is now law and at the very least should be respected because it already stands as the nation’s collective will. Revealing confessions of the faithful to back up their lost cause is spurious for two reasons. One, they are forbidden to do that and therefore what the confessors say in the secrecy of the confessional box is not admissible as proof or evidence. Second, those who may have revealed their story in confidence, sinful or not (because there is no categorical pronouncement yet by church as a whole that using condoms or pills is a mortal sin) expecting that the priests would not violate their trust represent a very small fraction of dwindling church goers today. They cannot even be verified in the spirit of truth or much more made sample of the vast majority of Filipino women. These priests who are using the purported confessions are deceiving and blacken the Catholic religion with their devious machinations.

    • superpilipinas

      The Catholic Church will respect its teachings. If the law goes against its teaching, then the law can not be respected.

      Even in the US, Obama’s administration had to reverse its direction to force Catholic Churches to provide contraceptives to its employees if they ask for it.

      He-he-he. You have been deceived by Inquirer. They purposely omitted writing the definition of “Seal of Confession”. Read carefully the definition.

      Dwindling population of the Church. He-he-he. Do you go to Sunday mass? Did you see the last Black Nazarene procession? Do you go to Baclaran Church?

      He-he-he. If that’s “dwindling” ….then I like “dwindling”.

      The Catholic Church is just getting stronger. Thanks to CBCP. Thanks to Cardinal Tagle, and thanks to the new Pope Francis.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        no thanks to fanatics like you. no different than north korea millions go to see their great leader also. when hitler made a speech there was millions there so what hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee had your brain scrubbed lately

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. yes…there are 1.5 Billion fanatics like me….luv it!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        1..2 how many in china

  • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

    contraceptives are not imposed on everybody. kung gusto, take it, kung ayaw, avoid it. ano b naman ang mahirap diyan? the best thing the priests can do is preach in their churches. masyado pake-alamero, palibhasa mga bading

    • superpilipinas

      he-he-he. paano sila nakikialam? eh di naman sila kasali sa kongreso. he-he-he.

      pero tama ka. it’s free will.

      the priest just guides its parishioners. he-he-he. wala dapat napipikon.

  • Raphael Fernandez

    Mr. Lagman, I disagree with your opinion. The only time you are abusing the sacramental seal is when you clearly identify the person or persons by name. “Young adults” is a general collective word that can be anyone. If I say, “Mr. So-and-so is pirating movies,” that is already an allegation of one doing an illegal practice. Yet, if I say young adults are now pirating movies and music files then it is an observation worth mentioning rather than a judgment.

    • Jane Tan

      Uh… Hi there, when you go inside the confession booth, do you state your name to the priest? I don’t think so =) They could not identify you by name unless they knew who you were before that.

      \Castro said some women had confessed to having an abortion\

      The mere fact that he stated this is already casting judgement on any woman that enters the confessional booth. When a woman goes into the booth, what will the people who see her think?

      What if Castro has stated that “recently, there has been a surge of men who had confessed to masturbation because the RH Law has made them aware of the issues of using contraceptives”. How would you feel if you were to enter the confessional booth and you see some guys whispering as they saw you?

      • blowcoldblowhot

        Sheep get excited sometimes when there are no wolves around. Now go back to sleep or stay there whatever comes first cause we don’t need your verbal diarrhea here. You are just engaging in mental masturbation. Its very obvious you are a cracked head giving birth to your 10th kid, and could not bothered knowing their names let alone you don’t know who are their fathers. Your vagina was a printing press for money.

    • superpilipinas

      Yup. They just swallowed the deception of Inquirer.

      That’s why Inquirer did not write the definition of “Saal of Confession”

      he-he-he. Well it’s free will. They can believe what they want.

  • Janch

    Priest didn’t violate the rule on confidentiality of confessions. But the congressman was right in saying that majority of catholics support the use of contraceptives. This majority just doesn’t confess it to the priests. LOL.

    • Jane Tan

      Uh… Hi there, when you go inside the confession booth, do you state your name to the priest? I don’t think so =) They could not identify you by name unless they knew who you were before that.

      \Castro said some women had confessed to having an abortion\

      The mere fact that he stated this is already casting judgement on any woman that enters the confessional booth. When a woman goes into the booth, what will the people who see her think?

      What if Castro has stated that “recently, there has been a surge of men who had confessed to masturbation because the RH Law has made them aware of the issues of using contraceptives”. How would you feel if you were to enter the confessional booth and you see some guys whispering as they saw you?

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

        …a penitent who leaves the confessional box is full of joy. she/he does not mind her/his sins anymore because they were forgiven. that’s the greatest thing to know that you are sin free!

      • Jane Tan

        Yeah… The killing of Anikaw by those rich kids he insulted says otherwise. The support shown by people for Kiram’s men, in the face of war, all for the sake of pride, says otherwise.

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

        Kiram’s men? They re muslims! So?

      • Jane Tan

        ^ pro-life daw? Hoo boy. What a statement.

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

        sorry i miss that…what s your point?

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he….good luck to your search of the point.

      • Janch

        Ah.. but my dear you are overreacting. I do not believe that people will immediately think that a woman (or man) who goes to the confessional is confessing abortion, use of contraceptives, premarital sex, masturbation, etc. And if you see people whispering as they see you entering a confessional booth, that means that those people are mean and malicious regardless of any pronouncement any priest makes and are bad christians. One should wonder what they are doing in the church in the first place.

        And no, Castro did not violate the seal of the confessional. In fact, priests do often tell about the lives, follies and problems revealed to them in the confession during the homily as a means to preach to the congregation.

    • superpilipinas

      He-he-he. Catholics follow Catholic teachings. There is no majority or minority.

      And thanks for clarifying what others could not take or are crying about….he-he-he…they just didn’t know the facts about “Seal of Confession”.

      • rbrtsmith

        and tell me where does fr. bernas, who sometimes oppose his fellow priests actions, belongs?

      • superpilipinas

        If he does not believe in the Catholic doctrines, then he is not Catholic. If he believes, then he is a Catholic. Simple as that.

        If the Pope and the Church believes that condoms must only be for those with AIDS and a person believes otherwise, then why consider himself a Catholic. He’s just in denial. He can make his own religion and be his own Pope.

      • rbrtsmith

        it boggles me why you considers every word and commandment of every priests/bishops as holy and sort of infallible..it goes on like this- when they spoke about religion they’re guided by the holy ghost, if they erred its “because they’re human.”

      • Crazy_horse101010

        no the priests use birth control to rape nuns and also make them have abortions and before you call me a liar go to google and type ipriest raping nuns in 22 countries their was a offical vatican investigation on it the nuns were fired and sent home in disgrace priest business as usual

      • Janch

        If that’s the case, then wala nang catholics because it is inevitable that a catholic violates a catholic teaching at one point. LOL.

        Actually, Archbishop Lagdameo calls those catholics who do not believe in the catholic teachings on contraception “erring catholics” not non-catholics.

        Majority of Filipinos who profess to be catholics do not believe in the catholic teachings on contraception. Unfortunately for the church, they have no way of knowing who among the flock are “erring catholics.”

  • Mr Moonlight

    Warning: you cant take this blogger named superfilipinas seriously. Evidently, that person has a serious mental problem

    • Jane Tan

      Lol obviously. He even thinks that its a stereotype that “only women can have abortions” AHAHAHAHA…

      @ superpilipinas – Sorry, too late na edit mo, na-screenshot ko na ang katangahan mo. Now everyone will know how stupid a typical anti-RH is. You dare stand against a movement for women when you don’t even know what … forget tact, you’re stupid =)

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. napikon. sorry.

        next applicant. those who can challenge with ideas and not personal attacks. he-he-he.

      • Jane Tan

        Hinde napipikon ang panalo. Wag mo na itago ang katangahan mo sa likod ng “he-he-he”.

        I don’t need to challenge the ideas of someone who doesn’t know what he’s talking about. That’s just a waste of time. Ang katapat lang ng walang alam ay “HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!” =)

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Stereotype pala na “abortion is only for women” hahaha you really made my day.

    • superpilipinas

      Warning: If you can’t make a good argument or debate, attack the person, he-he-he! not his ideas because you just can’t.

      he-he-he. to attack the person is actually to surrender.

      • http://inquirer.net/ binaygulay

        we surrender to your katangahan. bow.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      im trying to figure out how they let him into america

  • http://www.ofwsinhongkong.wordpress.com/ pinoysahongkong2012

    Before Fr. Melvin Castro and other leaders of the
    Catholic church attack further the RH law, it is best for them to respond to
    the following questions:

    What have they done to help poor families plan the number
    of children that they are having?

    Does the church care at all if poor children are cared
    well by poor parents with insufficient means to feed, educate and turn them
    into responsible Christians?

    Or is the church only interested in procreation – no matter
    what hardships children of poor families have to endure?

    What is the church doing to help on a regular and
    comprehensive manner the poorest of the poor and their children meet their
    financial and other needs?

    The Philippine Catholic church is said to be rich due to donations
    that it receives from its millions of its members and returns from its
    investments. It is also said to remit monies regularly to Rome. Why not use
    part of its funds to set up free seminars and training programs across the country to help the poor plan the size of their families?

    • ARIKUTIK

      What good the RH law can bring ? It creates freak humans for one.

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

        just expect the worst…this law is Devil Inspired!

      • superpilipinas

        We Catholics will fight it out…..he-he-he… Bring it on!

        In the US, the Catholics are gaining. In this year’s March for Life in DC, the participation has increased again by more than 150,000 and they are mostly high school and college students.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        how come the third largest religious group in america is ex cathloics how come 1500 churches have closed and 3000 dont have priests how come when the bishops filed 12 law suits against obama it wasnt even reported. what was reported was the nuns who revolted against the vatican. because they were insulted.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        well in your case you were created as a freak and no pill was involved or was it maybe thats why you hate the pill.

    • Jane Tan

      Add: How does the Catholic Church plan to address the sexual misconduct of some of its priests?

      FYI, answer to number 3 is NO – not because of the number of street-children but because they’ve allowed couples who have no means to support a family to get married and create one.

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

        oh…you re asking…well its Pope Francis for sure who will address them.

        and im pretty much sure he is more more capable and is intelligently superior than you other than being the Prince of the Catholic Church.

        he ll definitely be just okay to handle them!

      • Jane Tan

        Good. He’s not like our priests here who have 24-hour AC, flatscreen TVs, SUVs, etc while there are poor kids begging outside the very Church they stay in.

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

        …they ll get reprimanded by Pope Francis for sure…this is the Church of the poor, he said.

        …saying that, though there maybe problems in the Catholic Church, the Church remains the True Church Christ had established!

        …I am the vine and you are the branches; apart from me and you are nothing. Like a branch cut off from the tree and is put to fire to be burned!

      • Jane Tan

        Well, I’m hopeful that there will be some progressive changes with Pope Francis, and he seems like a really cool Pope.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/IFQFNCLJ4C3LHJKNXRP75VGEMU John Y

        At the very least he’s JESUIT, one of the most hated among most of the catholic group because of their forward-thinking that clashes with theirs. How in the world are you supporting a Jesuit when his views have contradicted most of your posts? You HAVE bashed a Jesuit before.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        touche

    • superpilipinas

      here are the answers. you need not research further. those are easy questions:
      any Catholic can answer you.

      -the Catholic Church promotes natural method of birth control. simple isn’t it?

      it teaches couples to be human beings who have discipline and wait for the right time. (not to just go fffckng around like stray dogs and cats. he-he-he)

      it’s free. no sneed to spend money ( why use taxpayer money so some people who cannot control their itch can fffck at will?)

      it bans premarital and extramarital sex which it considers immoral and cause a lot of these unwanted pregnancies, abortion, and immorality, etc.

      Yes the Catholic Church are providing for children of the poor. Many church based organizations help the poor people. Many orphanages are also run by the Church. but the Church is limited by its resources. It is the government’s primary responsibility to use the tax money to provide for the poor with jobs and basic services. The Church can only help.

      The Church supports population control but only through natural means.

      The Catholic church is centralized so money must be sent to Vatican and Vatican distributes it with priority to the poorest of the poor in the world. Many of them in Africa. Some of the donations are retained in the Philippines but it is still not enough to support all the poor.

      If you want to totally depend on the Catholic church to support the poor, what is the use of our government and tax money? The government should do its best to provide the poor to support themselves….

      You should question why the Philippine CHARITY Sweepstakes Office directors are pocketing tens of thousands of pesos for each meeting when those are supposed to be for CHARITY to the poor. Why is our government allowing that?

      • Jane Tan

        Funny how you know answers to these questions but you don’t know that men can’t have abortions.

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Stereotype pala na “abortion is only for women” hahaha

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he…pikon…next applicant.

      • Jane Tan

        Hinde napipikon ang panalo. Next argumentor with a brain please. he-he-he

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Pwede pala ang mga lalaki manganak at magpa-abortion hahaha you really made my day

      • rbrtsmith

        “to be human beings who have discipline and wait for the right time.” so why doesn’t the fathering priests waited for the right time for their ‘honor’ sake?

      • superpilipinas

        because those fathering priests lost their discipline. simple.

        Those fathering priests don’t represent the whole Church.

        Just like Filipinos who raped do not represent all Filipinos.

      • rbrtsmith

        they doesn’t represent the whole church right, but they represent the real world..realities that human beings are sexual beings.. realities that even a strong willed being is no match against his/her own hormones.. it happened, its happening and will happen(talking about the fathering priests)..

      • Jane Tan

        Just like Filipinos who believe that men can give birth to children. They don’t speak for all Filipinos.

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Pwede pala ang mga lalaki manganak at magpa-abortion hahaha you really made my day

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/IFQFNCLJ4C3LHJKNXRP75VGEMU John Y

        So why do top church hierarchies all over the world spend their resources to protect them from accountability instead of outright removing them from their positions and surrendering them to proper authorities? What happened to the accountability frequently mentioned in Catholic teachings?

      • Crazy_horse101010

        and they call the people who use it parents. do you think when a man comes home drunk and forces his wife to have sex is he worried about the natural way. come south i will show you women who have black eyes and bruises from saying no and they men brag about it you sure live in a fantasy world and cant face reality

  • Crazy_horse101010

    article in todays freeman called why this pope will fail msgr achilles dakay of the cebu archdiocese says he doesnt believe them stories about the pope cooking his meals or riding the bus it is unacceptable for priests not to have a car and just ride buses. it is too much to have us ride a bus . that is no longer right. wonder why the church here is years behind the rest of the world it because they have there own rules and kingdom.

    • superpilipinas

      he-he-he. go ahead sell it to those who wants to buy. he-he-he

      when you said your daughter had dengue, was that real?

      if you want to be believed, write about news and educated opinion and not about gossip and mudslinging. he-he-he

      • Jane Tan

        If you want to be believed, first make sure you know what you’re talking about.

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Stereotype pala na “abortion is only for women” hahaha

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he…pikon…next applicant.

      • Jane Tan

        Hinde napipikon ang panalo. Next argumentor with a brain please. he-he-he

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Pwede pala ang mga lalaki manganak at magpa-abortion hahaha you really made my day

      • Crazy_horse101010

        didnt i say freeman would i say that if i made it up stupid it saw a editoral hee hee hee hee .

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

    …everyone knows what sins are…the seal of confession does not allow the priest to name the penitent and his/her sins specifically. every Catholics knows this…priests will lay down their lives to protect and not confess the sins of the penitents!

    • superpilipinas

      exactly. you have the right definition.

      but Inquirer did not write that since they wanted to mislead.

      • Jane Tan

        Misled like you? Thinking that men can have abortions?

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo. Stereotype pala na “abortion is only for women” hahaha

      • superpilipinas

        He-he-he…pikon…next applicant.

      • Jane Tan

        Hinde napipikon ang panalo. Next argumentor with a brain please. he-he-he.

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Pwede pala ang mga lalaki manganak at magpa-abortion hahaha you really made my day

  • ShibumiNinja

    Cong Lagman you feeling the heat? Your comment is just sensationalizing nothing… there is no secret revealed from confession… how much did you pay for inquirer to give you notice space. You’re so pathetic in your old age… time to retire

    • Jane Tan

      Uh.. Hi there, when you go inside the confession booth, do you state your name to the priest? I don’t think so =) They could not identify you by name unless they knew who you were before that.

      \Castro said some women had confessed to having an abortion\

      The mere fact that he stated this is already casting judgement on any woman that enters the confessional booth. When a woman goes into the booth, what will the people who see her think?

      What if Castro has stated that “recently, there has been a surge of men who had confessed to masturbation because the RH Law has made them aware of the issues of using contraceptives”. How would you feel if you were to enter the confessional booth and you see some guys whispering as they saw you?

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he. do you know the definition of “Seal of Confession”?

        If you want to make a good argument….read the true definition first….

        otherwise….pareho lang yan sa kwentong barbero….he-he-he

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

        di kwento barbero…kwento pastor!

      • Jane Tan

        I’m not arguing about the ‘Seal of Confession’. Maybe you should read what I wrote. Do you want to go confession after you read on a newspaper that “recently, there has been a surge of men who had confessed to masturbation…”? Considering how judgemental Catholics like you are, I’m not sure you’d be able to handle their assumptions when they see you walk in there.

        Read a biology book. You can develop your skills there and learn more about how women reproduce.

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo. Stereotype pala na “abortion is only for women” hahaha

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

        …we are not judgemental…its all in the bible…its nothing new…they are just posted here again to remind you of Christ teachings…that s what you get if you do private interpretation of the bible…you have thousands of interpretations…sure indeed…see the thousands of protestants denominations…one in disagreement of the other…pastor against pastor!

      • Jane Tan

        Really? Supporting the tarpaulins placed by the Bacolod diocese kinda says you are. Unless you don’t approve of that sort of thing, then I’m wrong.

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

        the Church got to defend its followers when it comes to moral teachings…like your pastor does!

        this case, its about RH Bill! RH Bill is against the Church! Voting for it is going against what the Church teaches!

        …if you are not with me, then you are against me!…so why will the Church vote for those who voted for RH Bill? their mind set is somewhere out there; surely not following what the Church teaches!

      • Jane Tan

        See? You automatically assume I have a pastor. Judgemental. I go to Church. I’m a Catholic.

        \…if you are not with me, then you are against me!…so why will the Church vote for those who voted for RH Bill? their mind set is somewhere out there; surely not following what the Church teaches!\

        That’s weird. When Jesus died on the cross for us, including the people that were mocking him, He wasn’t against them. He did not judge them like the Church is doing now.

        You do know that your continued statements are just proving me right?

      • superpilipinas

        He-he-he…I would not vote for Team Patay.

        Syempre doon tayo sa Buhay.

        he-he-he. lalong hindi sa Team Condom.

      • Jane Tan

        Baka ibang Team Buhay yan kung lalaki manganganak.

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Pwede pala ang mga lalaki manganak at magpa-abortion hahaha you really made my day

      • superpilipinas

        you’re right!

        it’s a dog eat dog out there..,he-hey..good thing we’re Catholics. he-he-he.

      • Jane Tan

        Don’t you mean man-on-man? =p

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Pwede pala ang mga lalaki manganak at magpa-abortion hahaha you really made my day

      • blowcoldblowhot

        You will love this.

        A man was at the horse races playing the ponies and all
        but losing his shirt.
        He noticed a Priest step out onto the track and blessed the forehead of one of the horses lining up for the 4th race. Lo and behold, that horse – a very long shot – won the race.

        Next race, as the horses lined up, the Priest stepped onto the track. Sure enough, he blessed one of the horses.
        The man made a beeline for a betting window and placed a small bet on the horse. Again, even though it was another long shot, the horse won the race.
        He collected his winnings, and anxiously waited to see which horse the Priest would bless next. He bet big on it, and it won.
        As the races continued the Priest kept blessing long shots, and each one ended up winning.
        The man was elated. He made a quick dash to the ATM, withdrew all his savings, and awaited for the Priest’s blessing that would tell him which horse to bet on
        True to his pattern, the Priest stepped onto the track for the last race and blessed the forehead of an old nag that was the longest shot of the day.
        This time the priest blessed the eyes, ears, and hooves of the old nag. The man knew he had a winner and bet every cent he owned on the old nag..
        He watched dumbfounded as the old nag came in last. In a state of shock, he went to the track area where the Priest was.
        Confronting Him, he demanded, ‘Father! What happened? All day long you blessed horses and they all won. Then in the last race, the horse you blessed lost by a mile. Now, thanks to you I’ve lost every cent of my savings!’.

        The Priest nodded wisely and with sympathy. ‘Son,’ he said, ‘that’s the
        problem with you Protestants, you can’t tell the difference between a simple blessing and last rites.’

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he…pikon…next applicant?

      • Jane Tan

        Hinde napipikon ang panalo. Next argumentor with a brain please. he-he-he..

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Pwede pala ang mga lalaki manganak at magpa-abortion hahaha you really made my day

      • ShibumiNinja

        let me repeat because you seem nice

        there is no secret revealed in confession
        and this dude needs to retire na. Inquirer just made a ton load of money because the headline captured attention… you get let down when you read detail

        it’s just some dementia-ridden politician blowing off steam using his big shot lawyering skills

    • superpilipinas

      exactly…he-he-he…obvious ba ang Inquirer?

      they took the “Seal of Confession” using the wrong context and did not write the facts of what it is.

      he-he-he

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

    The Filipino nation consists of the born and the unborn. The born refers to:

    a) ourselves, and

    b) our ancestors or ascendants.

    The unborn refers to:

    a) the conceived, and

    b) those to be conceived.

    The 2012 Reproductive Health (RH) Law LIMITS its protection to the unborn from conception. It offers NO PROTECTION to the unborn before conception.

    That is the problem.

    The law

    1. Under the 1987 Constitution, the Government has the sovereign duty to secure to ourselves and our POSTERITY the blessings of independence and democracy (Preamble).

    Comments

    2. Posterity means all descendants of a person from the first (his children), second (grandchildren), third (great grandchildren), fourth, and so on up to the remotest generation (Black’s Law Dictionary).

    3. The Filipino race, like the human race in general, is made up—in constitutional contemplation—of the PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE generations.

    4. The PAST refers to those who have been BORN but most of whom have passed away.

    5. The PRESENT refers to those who have been BORN and most of whom are still alive. It includes their unborn from conception.

    6. The FUTURE refers to the unborn before conception.

    7. What does the RH Law aim to do? Distribute contraceptives to PREVENT CONCEPTION. Hence, the law directly attacks FUTURE GENERATIONS by preventing their coming into being.

    8. The law, instead of protecting, will actually ANNIHILATE Filipino posterity, with the aggravating circumstance of adding ignominy to the natural effects of the act. There is ignominy or dishonor because the people’s own POLICE POWER is turned or used against them by their own government officials.

    9. The proponents of the law appear to have deliberately omitted the legal distinction between the:

    a) “unborn from conception” in the sense of Civil Law which is confined to FAMILY relations, and

    b) unborn BEFORE conception in the sense of POSTERITY and Constitutional Law which covers INTER-GENERATIONAL relations.

    10. What is the importance of the distinction? The first is subject to prevailing politics and therefor negotiable. The second is entirely above temporary political considerations and therefor non-negotiable.

    11. What are the blessings of independence and democracy which the State must secure to ourselves and our posterity? First, the right of self-determination which defines our distinct identity and way of life as a people and our role as a member of the family of nations. Second, the preservation and perpetuation of mankind —the Filipino race in particular.

    12. How can the State perform this sacred duty in favor of posterity if it implements the RH Law which attacks posterity itself? It cannot. Therefore, the law constitutes a betrayal of public trust.

    Conclusion

    Posterity, as a cherished subject of constitutional protection, has its roots in the 1987, 1973, and 1935 Philippine Constitutions, as well as the Constitution of the United States of America, which served as the model for the former. It is respected by the Supreme Court which refers to it as the “future generations” in the celebrated case of Oposa v. Factoran. And no less than the Charter of the United Nations accord it primordial significance by expressly declaring that the purpose of the organization is to save “succeeding generations” of humanity.

    Consequently, one cannot help but discern and sense that EVIL animates the RH Law. It is something like GENOCIDE by legislation.

    The Filipino people must be vigilant. The big fight for their rightful future is NOW.

    By : AFPAGUIA

    • Crazy_horse101010

      blah blah blah

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

        baby daw cya…anak ng tipaklong –>blah blah blah

      • Crazy_horse101010

        hurt thou feelings hee hee hee

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

        hurt? how come? you can reason out on this post? coz its all true!

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

        just wait, its going to be declare unconstitutional!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        yeah and hell is going to freeze over

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

    RH LAW Unconstitutional!
    Distribution of contraceptives is unlawful!

    The distribution of contraceptives is prohibited by Republic Act No. (RA) 4729 which was approved on June 18, 1966. However, RA 10354, or the 2012 Reproductive Health (RH) Law, commands such distribution.

    That is the problem.

    The law

    1. RA 4729 reads:

    “AN ACT TO REGULATE THE SALE, DISPENSATION, AND/OR DISTRIBUTION OF CONTRACEPTIVE DRUGS AND DEVICES

    SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership, or corporation, to sell, dispense or otherwise distribute whether for or without consideration, any contraceptive drug or device, unless such sale, dispensation or distribution is by a duly licensed drug store or pharmaceutical company and with the prescription of a qualified medical practitioner.

    SECTION 2. For the purpose of this Act:

    (a) “Contraceptive drug” is any medicine, drug, chemical, or portion which is used exclusively for the purpose of preventing fertilization of the female ovum: and

    (b) “Contraceptive device” is any instrument, device, material, or agent introduced into the female reproductive system for the primary purpose of preventing conception.

    SECTION 3. Any person, partnership, or corporation, violating the provisions of this Act shall be punished with a fine of not more than five hundred pesos or an imprisonment of not less than six months or more than one year or both in the discretion of the Court.

    This Act shall take effect upon its approval.”

    2. The RH Law reads materially as follows:

    a) “… hormonal contraceptives, intra ultrine devices, injectables and other… family planning products and supplies… shall be included in the regular purchase of ESSENTIAL MEDICINES and SUPPLIES of ALL national hospitals…” (Sec. 9)

    b) “The DOH shall procure, distribute to LGUs and monitor the usage of family planning supplies for the whole country. The DOH shall coordinate with all appropriate LGU bodies to plan and implement this procurement and distribution program. The supply and budget allotments shall be based on, among others, COST OF FAMILY PLANNING SUPPLIES.” (Sec. 10)

    Comments

    3. Under RA 4729, the general rule is NOT TO DISTRIBUTE, while the exception is LIMITED DISTRIBUTION only by a duly licensed drug store or pharmaceutical company and with the prescription of a qualified medical practitioner. In other words, the general rule is NEGATIVE, while the exception is a limited POSITIVE.

    4. The obvious ratio legis or reason for the law is that contraceptive drugs and devices the exclusive or primary purpose of which is:

    a) to prevent fertilization of the female ovum, or

    b) to prevent conception

    – during sexual union – defeats the COMMON GOOD, PUBLIC INTEREST, and PUBLIC MORALS.

    5. Insofar as the COMMON GOOD is concerned, the law prohibits the artificial elimination of the PROCREATIVE PURPOSE of the sex act between the married couple contemplated by the civil law.

    6. The implication is that natural birth regulation is allowed.

    7. The law declares that, in general, PREVENTING CONCEPTION through artificial means is essentially WRONG or BAD. The prohibited act is malum in se.

    8. Insofar as PUBLIC INTEREST is concerned, the law seeks to ensure and protect the constitutional existence of Filipino POSTERITY up to the remotest generation in the future.

    9. Insofar as PUBLIC MORALS are concerned, the law upholds the inviolability of the social institution of marriage which legitimizes the natural union between man and woman.

    10. What does the RH Law do? It REVERSES the ratio behind RA 4729.

    a) It allows the artificial elimination of the PROCREATIVE PURPOSE behind the sexual union of the married couple. It also encourages ILLICIT SEX by eliminating any possibility of conception.

    b) It subjects an incalculable number of Filipino POSTERITY to ANNIHILATION BY LEGISLATION.

    c) It violates the sanctity of marriage by ABETTING ILLICIT SEX without risk of parenthood, responsible or otherwise.

    Conclusion

    The Filipino people must realize as soon as possible that their POSTERITY is under serious attack by the imminent implementation of the RH Law. They must raise their sovereign voice and call on their Supreme Court to UNDO what the executive and legislative departments have inflicted on them and their future generations. The spiritual and constitutional war is raging. Every voice counts.

    By : AFPaguia

  • Spidekick

    A large and growing population could actually be compared to a double bladed sword.

    A large population, managed well, properly educated, given social equality, driven to create advancements using technology and innovation, and provided in earnest with all of the financial, medical, and yes spiritual services it needs from an honest and efficient government (and church), will surely make a strong, vibrant, wealthy, and powerful nation.

    On the other hand, the same large population, exploited and made more ignorant by the minute, cheated of their taxes, robbed from, poorly educated, reeking in superstition and archaic, medieval beliefs, living with injustice in a society where a huge gap exists between the haves and have-nots, will surely drag a country down in misery and chaos.

    While I agree with educating our youth about sexuality and responsible parenthood, the government should not equate a rotten economic system directly with a huge population.

    Rather, it should pursue an honest to goodness reform that will ensure that its resources are not wasted on corruption, that justice works and works more efficiently, especially for the poor, that it encourages our youth to embrace research, technology and innovation and support the development of new technologies that could potentially become billion-dollar exports (anthropologists believe that powerful societies from ancient times were driven by technology), and that its economic resources are managed so as to create a strong middle-class.

    In the end, it’s all about management. Just my two cents worth.

  • Mr Moonlight

    this just came out, superfilipinas turned out to be a lovechild of human and animal, therefore hes half half, no wonder his brain is hopelessly screwed up,, pathetic! hehehe

    • superpilipinas

      he-he-he. it’s really funny when people could no longer make an argument…resort to name-calling and mud slinging, he-he-he

      thank you….you just made me look better…..and your side….worse….he-he-he

      we stand the higher ground! he-he-he.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        no he looks better

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

        …this crazy is really crazy…he did not even know when his faith/religion started!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        who cares started didnt it

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

        ano sabi mo? who cares started didnt it <– ano yun?

      • Crazy_horse101010

        boring zzzzzzz

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

        yeah, its good with your mouth shut! you sleep now horsey!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        im back wormie

      • Jane Tan

        Its really funny when people can still even argue on a topic where he doesn’t even understand his own reproductive limitations.

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo. Stereotype pala na “abortion is only for women” hahaha

      • superpilipinas

        ay napikon….he-he-he…sorry.

        o sige matalino ka na. he-he-he.

        next applicant please.

      • Jane Tan

        Lol wag mo na itago ang katangahan mo, sir. Hinde napipikon ang panalo. Thanks to your show of stupidity. I don’t need to make any further arguments against you. I only need to laugh and make you look stupid. And that, is so much fun =) Wag ka mapikon ah…. pero tanga ka talaga hahahahahaha …

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Stereotype pala na “abortion is only for women” hahaha

  • superpilipinas

    A lot of people were fooled by the RH bill.

    It was only used to delay and prevent the passing of the FOI bill. It is the only solution the corrupt congressmen can think of to prevent FOI from becoming a law.

    That is why after RH bill got passed, Belmonte immediately tried to bring in Divorce bill in order to delay the FOI bill again. He-he-he people will bite the bait again. Next….same sex marriage.

    • Jane Tan

      It seems you were fooled by God when you thought guys can have an abortion.

      Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo. Stereotype pala na “abortion is only for women” hahaha

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he…naubusan ka na ba ng makabuluhang katwiran?

        kung napipikon ka na at naubusan ka na, sorry ka na lang. he-he-he.

        o sige. para hindi ka na mapikon…..napakatalino mo! he-he-he.

        next applicant with better argument please….

      • Jane Tan

        Hinde ko na kailangan ng better argument because I already have proof that the person I’m going to be arguing with, knows nothing =) There’s is no point. All that needs to be done is to let the other people who post here know that they can disregard your words. he-he-he

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Stereotype pala na “abortion is only for women” hahaha

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he…pikon….next applicant please.

      • Jane Tan

        Hinde napipikon ang panalo. Next argumentor with a brain please. he-he-he kahit pagiging pikon hinde mo alam hahahaha… yan ang napapahiya at tinatawanan kasi inamin niya na pwede manganak at mag-abortion ang mga lalaki hahahahha pikon is for those that can’t return an argument because they’ve said something stupid that they can’t take back, and because they are repeatedly humiliated. HAHAHA

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Pwede pala ang mga lalaki manganak at magpa-abortion hahaha you really made my day

    • Crazy_horse101010

      yes the whole world is thats why they have it inculding other catholic couintries you think your so much smarter than them. not by your remarks your not

  • certainshadeofgreen

    I still find it ridiculous how some would defend the RH law on the basis of our population.
    I was talking to a Japanese Buddhist a few days ago, who lamented their country’s aging population, which is creating problems for their economy, as skilled young workers are rapidly decreasing, while more money is being spent catering to the needs of the elderly. He actually found the Philippines very lucky due to its growing labor force (which could actually become better if the K-12 program works out well).

    This fellow, mind you, doesn’t have much of a clue about the RH issue here in the Philippines. And I find it infuriating how far behind we are in our level of thinking as countries such as Singapore and Japan are now regretting their past population control programs.

    Okay, so this doesn’t really pose an answer for the more pro-choice RH supporters. All I’m saying is, it’s ridiculous to make our population the scapegoat for our poverty, as we do have the means to increase the skill of the labor force, which is something we are not maximizing.

    • superpilipinas

      not only Singapore and Japan, Sweden and Norway also. the effects are irreversible. the locals are soon to become the minority.

      RH does not solve anything. It is just a patch and not a root cause solution.
      That’s why I call it a “condom solution”…”panakip butas”.

      • Jane Tan

        Ah takot ka kasi akala mo na pwede manganak ang mga lalaki. Understandable fear.

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Stereotype pala na “abortion is only for women” hahaha pwede pala manganak ang mga lalaki at mag-abortion

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he….pikon….next applicant please.

      • Jane Tan

        Hinde napipikon ang panalo. Next argumentor please he-he-he

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Pwede pala ang mga lalaki manganak at magpa-abortion hahaha you really made my day

        Check my FB wall to see what your typical anti-RH (i.e. superpilipinas) has been lead to believe.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/IFQFNCLJ4C3LHJKNXRP75VGEMU John Y

        Using countries like Singapore and Japan where their cultures prioritize making money over having families makes them invalid examples. People there avoid having kids as they’re seen more as expenses.

    • rbrtsmith

      rh goal is not eradicating the next generations, it simply moderates the population according to the country’s economy, social status and individual capacity..

      • superpilipinas

        the intention yes…but what will happen is different…
        it has been proven by Singapore, Japan, Sweden, etc.

      • rbrtsmith

        can’t you see the difference? those countries above are elite and progressive..if our country has higher employment rate, low poverty and as are economically stable as those mentioned above maybe, just maybe, ill go against population control.

      • superpilipinas

        no difference. the effect of contraceptives and the effect to the culture will ultimately lead to the irreversible problem that these countries now have regardless of job availability.

        also, if you think RH will result to more jobs in the next 5 years, you will find out that a lot of people have been fooled. Just look at the US, even with their own version of RH, job availability is still very difficult. Jobs are created by opportunities and not by reduction of population.
        I got my job in the US because the company I work for invested more and I was able to contribute to hiring people because of my productive result.

        you know why people fffck around? because they have no jobs and nothing better to do….he-he-he.

      • Jane Tan

        Taxi drivers work longer than rank-and-file employees yet most of them have more kids. Your theory holds no water. If you had said the masses fffck around because they always come home drunk, then someone might actually believe you.

        In any case, you probably don’t understand these things because 1) you’re in the states and 2) you think guys get pregnant when they fffck around.

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Pwede pala ang mga lalaki manganak at magpa-abortion hahaha you really made my day

        Check my FB wall to see what your typical anti-RH (i.e. superpilipinas) has been led to believe.

      • rbrtsmith

        holy cow! comparing philippines to progressive nations and say nothing is different..what a logic.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        philippines unemployment rate 24.7 america 7. 9/. average wage philippines 3 400 dollars a year china 7870 a year america 45,000 a year yeap their suffering. .spain unemployment 26 per cent italy 25 per cent. i cant believe you were ever in america must not looked ouit the windows.

      • Jane Tan

        Lol… Even with a better quality of living, stupid will always be stupid. He even believes that men can give birth and have abortions.

        Check my FB wall for a post on what he said, and you will realize that there is no use arguing with people like him.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        im wondering where he was hiding in america as for the right of k life march in washington dc was about abortion not birth control thats why other churches were involved. did you read what i wrote about childrens and mothers deaths in the philippines it is scary about what is really going on.

      • Jane Tan

        Yeah. I’m aware. I’ve been doing community work, especially while I was still studying, and its pretty bad. You really feel how much they appreciate things like cooking them food, teaching them skills, etc

      • Jane Tan

        You can’t compare the Philippines to countries like Singapore and Japan and Sweden. By race alone, they show more discipline than your average Filipino masa.

        Then again, can’t really expect you to see the difference when you can’t even differentiate between a man and a woman.

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Pwede pala ang mga lalaki manganak at magpa-abortion hahaha you really made my day

      • certainshadeofgreen

        “Moderates the population.” Uhm. I think that’s what Japan, Singapore, Norway, and Sweden had in mind when they had their population control programs. Mind you, the “tiny and moderate” changes we make now on our population are sure to start a trend, especially as a “contraceptive culture” seeps its way into our society.

        As in Singapore right now, having children has become very much unattractive to its citizens, which is why their government is aggressively pushing for couples to have two or more children (and is failing due to people’s changing mindsets).

      • rbrtsmith

        think again, how come you compare our country’s status by that nations mentioned above?.it(rh) targets those who needs moderations, those in poverty, those with pregnancy ailments, those normal humans who cannot do abstinence and those who are incapable of raising a decent child..

    • Crazy_horse101010

      yeah lets send more of our young there and singaphore is a city state that would be like comparing manila. and when you increase the skill wheres the jobs for 20 million people

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

        send more of our young there…and you are…? the DFA? the DOLE? the crazy_horse? ah yeah crazy!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        isnt that what you are breeding them for theres no jobs here more money better wine and food for the vatican.

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

        send more of our young there? ano ka lolo martin luther?

  • http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/ Lucky Luciano

    LOL. Confession is a political tool. The Katipunan was a victim. May nagpapaniwala pa pala sa mga ka**&$^$^$%#duhan ng simbahan na ito. HAHAHAHA.

    • superpilipinas

      He-he-he. Yup. It’s surprising.
      Pope Francis and his 1.5 billion flock….Isn’t that awesome?

      Last week all news networks worldwide were awed at the election of the new Pope.

      All the countries’ will send top representatives to attend his inauguration.

      It’s been weeks and newspapers still have the Pope and the Catholic Church in its headlines.

      • Jane Tan

        What’s surprising is you’re a supposed Catholic yet you support man-on-man relations, and even men giving birth.

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Pwede pala ang mga lalaki manganak at magpa-abortion hahaha you really made my day

        Check my FB wall to see what your typical anti-RH (i.e. superpilipinas) has been lead to believe.

      • http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/ Lucky Luciano

        Oh, yeah how sweet, First non-European Pope, The Vatican is serious about this “Regeneration of Faith” campaign by electing a non-European for a Pope.

        But wait: Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires, one of the five children of Mario José Bergoglio, an “ITALIAN” immigrant railway worker born in Portacomaro (Province of Asti) in “ITALY’s” Piedmont region, and his wife Regina María Sívori[2], a housewife born in Buenos Aires to a family of northern “ITALIAN” (Piedmontese-Genoese) origin?????????????

        HAhahahahhahha……….

        “It’s been weeks and newspapers still have the Pope and the Catholic Church in its headlines.”
        Advertisement = Ca$h.
        Naivety…..

        First (non-European YEHEY!!!!) but “Still Italian” Pope Via Buenos Aires.

        He-he-he. Nope, it’s not surprising. The Vatican has 1.5 Billion gullible followers. Good-luck.

  • ever green

    Back to the spanish era……

  • virgo57

    I could surmise the definition of CBCP hierarchy and to the Roman Catholic priest in particular. These idiots are showing their true colors as faggots, sore loser,pea brain and stone age doctrine. And no wonder Pope Benedict resigned due to his stubborn scandalous flocks and bunch of pedophiles, fathered priests and gays. Wow !What a fantastic sect.

  • dikoy321

    LEAVE the church, DO NOT SUPPORT the church, IGNORE the church and their Bishops & Priests so they will find out that the MISTAKE lies with them !

    While our Bishops and Priests are chauffeur-driven, or car owners, Pope Francis RIDES the bus !

    Bishops & Priests mostly have pot belly, proving that they have good food, while the hungry Filipino must SUFFER from the church’s centuries of ABUSE !

    Forward Philippines, IGNORE the church and LEAVE it BEHIND…!!!

    • superpilipinas

      He-he-he….
      Poipe Francis and Cardinal Tagle has just attracted millions more to the Church.

      It’s good that you like Pope Francis. You have something in common with CBCP. He-he-he.

      The Pope likes CBCP and Cardinal Tagle too.

      • Jane Tan

        I can’t say the same for you…

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Pwede pala ang mga lalaki manganak at magpa-abortion hahaha you really made my day

        Check my FB wall to see what your typical anti-RH (i.e. superpilipinas) has been lead to believe.

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he….pikon….next applicant.

      • Jane Tan

        Hehehe hinde napipikon ang nanalo sa argument.

        Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Pwede pala ang mga lalaki manganak at magpa-abortion hahaha you really made my day

        Check my FB wall to see what your typical anti-RH (i.e. superpilipinas) has been lead to believe.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/IFQFNCLJ4C3LHJKNXRP75VGEMU John Y

        But to them alone, not the church in general. They’re a lot more forward-thinking than you and the priests you worship. I don’t even know why you even support them considering all your posts contradict what they say.

    • cowan2325

      forward? where? the wrong way?

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    Hindi naman yon “violation of confessional seal”. Hindi naman binanggit kung sino (in particular) kundi yong case in general, that would benefit the youth and the public, as a whole.
    If one is mature, “safe sex”, using condoms or pills could lead you nowhere, but boken soul and sadness. Sex alone has consequences that a mature individuals have understood already.
    Lagman, being once a communist, doesn’t believe it.
    Hahahahahahaha! Si Laglag Man, talaga.

    • Jane Tan

      \Priests may not reveal what they have learned during confession to anyone, even under the threat of their own death or that of others. For a priest to break confidentiality would lead to excommunication\

      \There are limited cases where portions of a confession may be revealed to others, but always with the penitent’s permission and always without actually revealing the penitent’s identity.\

      Did he get the penitent’s permission? It doesn’t say. But, I seriously doubt that he did. Imagine being asked after confessing – “My child, would it be alright if I told the nation that you and your sisters confessed about this? It is alright, I will not mention your names.”

      Always with the penitent’s permission AND always without actually revealing the penitent’s identity. Both are required, and I doubt he did the first one.

      And, the proper system to follow is – the priest hearing the confession asks the permission of the penitent to write a petition, using pseudonyms and containing the absolute minimum information necessary, to the bishop or to the Apostolic Penitentiary, the cardinal delegated by the Pope to handle such requests. This request may be forwarded, sealed, through the apostolic delegate or nuncio in a country (the Pope’s ambassador), to be guarded by the privilege of a diplomatic pouch.

      Was any of this done?

  • Tnosce

    Eto talaga si Lagman o, nandyan ka na naman. Ang sinasabi mo ay violation of the what ? seal of the confession na ka katawa naman o. Hindi ba alam ni lagman na he is violating the ” Seal of Virginity ” sa RH law niya ha! ha! ha!

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    magbasa ka muna ng CANON LAW…MR LAGMAN…nagpapansin ka na naman…mas magaling ka pa sa mga pari na kumuha ng canon law…

    IKAW ANG MR LAGMAN AT MGA PRO RH ANG TUNAY NA DAMASO…you called yourselves catholics, yet YOU CANT FOLLOW HIS TEACHING…LIKE DAMASO, A PRIEST AND A CATHOLIC, YET, IBA ANG GINAGAWA…

    MGA DAMASO KAYO!!!MGA SATANISTA!!!….TEAM PATAY, MAMATAY SA ELECTION!!!SA PANGUNGUNA NI HONTIVEROS, ANGARA, MADRIGAL, ENRILE…

    • Jane Tan

      Why, what does the Canon Law actually say about the Seal of Confession?

      \Priests may not reveal what they have learned during confession to anyone, even under the threat of their own death or that of others. For a priest to break confidentiality would lead to excommunication\

      \There are limited cases where portions of a confession may be revealed to others, but always with the penitent’s permission and always without actually revealing the penitent’s identity.\

      Did he get the penitent’s permission? It doesn’t say. But, I seriously doubt that he did. Imagine being asked after confessing – “My child, would it be alright if I told the nation that you and your sisters confessed about this? It is alright, I will not mention your names.”

      Always with the penitent’s permission AND always without actually revealing the penitent’s identity. Both are required, and I doubt he did the first one.

      And, the proper system to follow is – the priest hearing the confession asks the permission of the penitent to write a petition, using pseudonyms and containing the absolute minimum information necessary, to the bishop or to the Apostolic Penitentiary, the cardinal delegated by the Pope to handle such requests. This request may be forwarded, sealed, through the apostolic delegate or nuncio in a country (the Pope’s ambassador), to be guarded by the privilege of a diplomatic pouch.

      Was any of this done?

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

        those are generic sins…what s the big deal? its more important to hear that you are forgiven!

        so what s the protest here protestants since you dont even believe in our confession!

      • brunogiordano

        “those are generic sins”

        Magulo talaga itong mga fundamentalist Catholics.

        May venial, mortal, genric sins.

        Siguro may mga branded sins din.

        Pag branded sins mahal ang halaga ng INDULGENCE certificates.

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

        those sins are known to all…you dont have to search them just to know them…i just say generic so you lowly brainy can understand it!

      • Jane Tan

        so what? the rules don’t specify what kinds of sins are allowed to be revealed. that doesn’t mean he goes blurting out that “recently, there’s an increase of women confessing to him about…” wth… then anyone who sees a woman going to confess will immediately be judged by onlookers.

        its like asking a rape victim to appear before the court to testify. apologies, i meant announcing to the world that a rape victim will be testifying.

      • Jane Tan

        so? he still broke the rule/law. he should be excommunicated. when celdran broke the law, he was jailed, so why shouldn’t castro be excommunicated? unless you’re obviously biased towards the situation. I, for one, agreed that celdran be imprisoned.

        yan ang problema sa inyo eh. sobra kayo strict kung sa mali ng iba, pero kung nagkamali ang isa sa mga supporta ninyo, its okay to bend the rules a little bit.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        ang tanong, did the priest mentioned names?

        as to when the priest preaches “many of us falling to the sin of abortion as we usually hear in the confession” does the seal has broken???where, i think, the intention of the priest is for all the faithful evade that sin so that it will not be committed again…

        your contention is like saying “THE PRIESTS ARE PROHIBIT IN PREACHING THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF SINS BECAUSE THEY HEAR THAT ALREADY IN THE CONFESSION” napaka kitid naman kung gayon ang iyong utak…

        there is a boundary between SPECIFIC statements and GENERAL statements…

    • Diepor

      Walk away satan, stop spreading your hate.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        ang galing atalaga ninyo mag TWIST mga satanas…kami na itong against the rh law which is satanist law, tapos babaliktarin…tsk tsk…TUSO talaga kayo!!!

  • ShibumiNinja

    just be careful
    inquirer likes to make tons of money on
    deceptive headlines that trumpets
    half wit trapos

  • done_druff

    Obviously, this Lagman knows nothing about the seal of Confession. The priest did not divulge any persons of their names when he made the comment.

    I should have been more happy if the confessor of Lagman showed up and talk about this lard-ladden guy!

    • Jane Tan

      Read previous posts that have already destroyed your argument.

      Why, what does the Canon Law actually say about the Seal of Confession?

      \Priests may not reveal what they have learned during confession to anyone, even under the threat of their own death or that of others. For a priest to break confidentiality would lead to excommunication\

      \There are limited cases where portions of a confession may be revealed to others, but always with the penitent’s permission and always without actually revealing the penitent’s identity.\

      Did he get the penitent’s permission? It doesn’t say. But, I seriously doubt that he did. Imagine being asked after confessing – “My child, would it be alright if I told the nation that you and your sisters confessed about this? It is alright, I will not mention your names.”

      Always with the penitent’s permission AND always without actually revealing the penitent’s identity. Both are required, and I doubt he did the first one.

      And, the proper system to follow is – the priest hearing the confession asks the permission of the penitent to write a petition, using pseudonyms and containing the absolute minimum information necessary, to the bishop or to the Apostolic Penitentiary, the cardinal delegated by the Pope to handle such requests. This request may be forwarded, sealed, through the apostolic delegate or nuncio in a country (the Pope’s ambassador), to be guarded by the privilege of a diplomatic pouch.

      Was any of this done?

  • done_druff

    “Academics from Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila University have said that supporting the RH measure is not inconsistent with being Catholic, since it adheres to the core principles of Catholic social teaching, Lagman pointed out.”

    Ang laki bobong tabachuy nitong si Lagman eh! How can contraception adheres to the core principles of the Catholic social teaching when the former is adhored in the natural law?!

    Sabi ko sa inyo, ang daming bobo or caferia Catholics dito!

  • KarloSilverioSevilla

    “Academics from Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila University have said that supporting the RH measure is not inconsistent with being Catholic, since it adheres to the core principles of Catholic social teaching, Lagman pointed out.”

    I love Jesuits!

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

    this cbcp bishops is a big joke in the philippines talagang gus2 mag parami ng batang hubo hindi mo puwedeng bahala na sana di ka buntis hayop talagang obispo satanas damaso! dami mga batang di na kayang pag aralin ng gobyerno dahil kapus na budget ayaw naman nila papasukin sa catholic private school ang mga batang hubo nag paparami na naman ng batang hubo para lumakas ang mga mang mang na tatawag sa kanila! cbcp bishops radical mapia salot sa pilipinas pppptttnngggg inamo damaso!

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

    CBCP BISHOPS AND BISHOP MELVIN CASTRO RADICAL MAPIA SALOT SA PILIPINAS GU2 MAG PARAMI NG BATANG HUBO BISHOP MELVIN CASTRO UTAK MANOK WALANG HIMALA! HINDI PUWEDE SABIHIN NI MISTER KAY MISIS SANA LORD DI SIYA BUNTIS! UNGGOY RADICAL SALOT CBCP BISHOPS HIPOKRITO CARNIVAL TAGLE UTAK MANOK DIN

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

    CBCP BISHOPS RADICAL MAPIA SALOT SA PINAS GUS2 MAG PARAMI NG BATANG HUBO

  • cowan2325

    congressman lagman, you are really are an amazing piece from hell…you make a lot of filipinos sin just because you love money so much…

    • Jane Tan

      Filipinos have been sinning long before Lagman came into this world, and I’m 100% sure that they still will be after he dies.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      dont even make sense how come there is only one rich catholic country in the world where the people live like kings the vatican where do they get all that money they dont make or grow anything. they harvest humans

  • 2rey3

    Lagman’s RH law is causing many Catholics to sin without them realizing that they are committing a sin until the RH opened debates in public where priests and other Catholics who know pointed out that to use contraceptives is a sin. For some Catholics who just realized that using contraceptives is a sin and they bring this up in confession, the seal of confession is not violated when priests happily note that this is happening. Thanks and no thanks to Lagman. One thing that Lagman and his cohorts do not like is this observation is brought out in the media and many more will resist the imposition of RH!!!

  • superpilipinas

    He-he-he. Inquirer is portraying Lagman in a bad light since he does not know the full definition of “Seal of Confession”, it’s pertaining to individuals. Inquirer intentionally did not write the full definition.

    • Jane Tan

      Still requires permission to disclose. It’s okay. We all understand that you’d side with the priests, assuming that you probably got very close to one because you thought men can have kids and they can get abortions.

      Na-screenshot ko na katangahan mo superpilipinas. Pwede pala ang mga lalaki manganak at magpa-abortion hahaha you really made my day

      Check my FB wall to see what your typical anti-RH (i.e. superpilipinas) has been lead to believe.

  • KarlosRegaza

    Shut up Lagman.

  • KarlosRegaza

    Decentralize manila. That is the first step. Not RH Law.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Mark-Batu-de-Guzmán/1614760226 John Mark Batu-de Guzmán

    Congressman Lagman actually doesnt know what he is talking about….

  • bebang

    @Alajero:disqus Japan popn= 126M, Phil popn = 103M.
    Japan
    land mass = 377k sq.m., Phil land mass = 299k sq.m. Japan popn density =
    377/sq.m., Phil popn density = 306/sq.m. Could it be that the economy (more
    specifically, poverty) is driven by more than the population or the population density? I do agree with you on education. I would like to add stopping corruption. The impact of that is more immediate in terms of proper service to the citizens (especially those who are hungry, jobless, homeless, etc.) right now.

  • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

    There was no violation. IF the confessions were provided in detail, including the name of the confessee, then that is a violation.

    • Jane Tan

      Better read-up on the Seal of Confession.

      \Priests may not reveal what they have learned during confession to anyone, even under the threat of their own death or that of others. For a priest to break confidentiality would lead to excommunication\

      \There are limited cases where portions of a confession may be revealed to others, but always with the penitent’s permission and always without actually revealing the penitent’s identity.\

      Did he get the penitent’s permission? It doesn’t say. But, I seriously doubt that he did. Imagine being asked after confessing – “My child, would it be alright if I told the nation that you and your sisters confessed about this? It is alright, I will not mention your names.”

      Always with the penitent’s permission AND always without actually revealing the penitent’s identity. Both are required, and I doubt he did the first one.

      And, the proper system to follow is – the priest hearing the confession asks the permission of the penitent to write a petition, using pseudonyms and containing the absolute minimum information necessary, to the bishop or to the Apostolic Penitentiary, the cardinal delegated by the Pope to handle such requests. This request may be forwarded, sealed, through the apostolic delegate or nuncio in a country (the Pope’s ambassador), to be guarded by the privilege of a diplomatic pouch.

      Was any of this done?

      • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

        Thank you for sharing this. It only proves that I’m correct, after all. =)

        Now, I want you to read this:

        “Fr. Melvin Castro, executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Family and Life, said many priests had noticed a ‘general trend’ among young Catholics to seek forgiveness through confession for using artificial contraceptives.”
        (culled from: Thanks to Lagman, the young now confess ‘RH’ sins)

        Kindly focus on the words “general trend” so that I will no longer have to copy and paste my previous comment. =)

        Other than that, nobody can quote that Fr. Melvin reveal any DETAILED confession regarding this issue. To deduce this: If the priests say that they have been receiving a trend in confessions about rape in recent weeks, that doesn’t mean that they are violating the sacrament of confession.

        Best regards.

      • Jane Tan

        Whoah … “general trend”. Its easy for you to say that wasn’t a breach of confidentiality if you don’t use contraceptive. What if Castro had said, “there was a recent surge of men who confessed to constant masturbation after being made aware of the pitfalls of using contraceptive”? Lol… How would you feel walking to the confessional booth when there are onlookers, knowing well enough that the first thing on their minds is that recently, there is a “general trend” of guys confessing to constant masturbation, and you’re a guy going to confession?

        After Castro’s “revelation”, when a young Catholic enters the confessional booth, what will be going through the minds of onlookers who have been made aware that there is a “GENERAL TREND” among young Catholics confessing for using artificial contraceptives? Instant judgement. It’s like he told everyone that every young Catholic entering the confessional is most likely going to confess to using artificial contraceptives. Its like telling every thief in the city that the richest man in the world is coming to town without any bodyguards and he’s taking a public bus.

        It doesn’t have to be detailed. It doesn’t have to be specific. It doesn’t matter even if he simply said, “there is a general trend of confessions among young Catholics of cursing their neighbors”. It simply says they “may not reveal what they have learned”. Those are the words. The mere fact that he specified “use of contraceptives” is revealing what he learned.

      • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

        Let us not mince words. A general trend will always be a general trend but is not really the rule. Whether or not there is a general trend of RH bill confessees, the HARD FACT remains that there are still many other causes as to why Catholics go to confession: womanizing, stealing, etc. etc. etc.

        And thank you for showing respect even if we’re not on the same side of the fence. Have a nice day.

      • Jane Tan

        Hard fact or not, the rules regarding the Seal of Confession is still laid down as such. I, for one, wouldn’t want to go to confession with a label on top of my head saying what I’ve done.

        In any case, when Celdran broke the law, he was jailed, and I fully agreed that he should. Castro broke Canon Law, thus he should be excommunicated. Simple as that. You can call Lagman a whiny little girl and I wouldn’t care =) I just care that we should all be strict with the laws placed before us. No biases.

      • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

        Yes, we’ve both read the rules. And it is clear that they were not violated.

        “Priests may not reveal what they have learned during confession to anyone” The specifics were not violated. The confessees’ identities were not revealed. We do not know the details. Nothing at all. The report couldn’t be any more clearer: the priest simply noticed a “general trend” among young Catholics to seek forgiveness through confession for using artificial contraceptives.

        And the last time I looked (and this is in no way disrespecting you), you don’t even know FULLY what constitutes the violation of the seal of confession. The info you got from Wikipedia (a very dubious source of info, by the way) is not even complete. Only EXPERTS in Canon Law can decide whether or not Fr. Castro broke any rule or not.

        By the way, Celdrán and I both hate each other to the core. But I do not agree to his imprisonment. Community service is enough for him, like sweeping the marble floors of the Manila Cathedral, or distributing the collection basket, etc., LOL!

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