SC junks motion to lift status quo ante vs RH Law



The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court dismissed the bid of Akbayan Partylist Chairperson Risa Hontiveros to lift the status quo ante and allow the implementation of the Reproductive Health Law.

Voting 10-4, the high tribunal instead set the case for debate on June 8 as it maintained the 120-day status quo ante order it issued last month, Atty. Theodore Te, information chief of the Supreme Court, said in a text message.

Hontiveros, in a 42 page motion for reconsideration, said there was no reason to suspend the implementation of Republic Act 10354.

“The petitioners questioning the constitutionality of the law failed to show adequately that the provisions of RA 10354 violate the Constitution,” said Hontiveros.
At least six petitions have been filed with the high court saying that the new law violates the Constitution, which upholds the ideal of an unconditional respect for life and aspires for the establishment of policies that create opportunities to harness the economic potential of every Filipino.

They said that RA 10354 or the Act Providing for a National Policy on Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health “mocks the nation’s Filipino culture—noble and lofty in its values and holdings on life, motherhood and family life—now the fragile lifeblood of a treasured cultured that today stands solitary but proud in contrast to other nation.”

But Hontiveros argued that the law would help the government stop maternal deaths and misconceptions about reproductive health.

A the status quo ante order is issued to preserve the last actual peaceable and uncontested status before the litigation or filing of a petition.

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  • Jane Tan

    Expected. The SC will not risk taking the heat, had it lifted the status quo ante.

  • Marco

    Ms. Download Queen….work hard on crucial issues rather than this RH issue. I am actually campaigning against you so that people may be aware of what is your real cause and program for the poor. Sadly, we dnt see any point why we need to include you in the ballot once election comes. If you want public service, find other ways NOT politics……

  • Marco

    you dnt like my comment i suggest delete this portion of your page

  • Albert Einstien

    SC OUR SAVIOR the last REFUGE..of the Filipino race..


    AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, SINGAPORE, RUSSIA, GERMANY, FRANCE, GREECE, SCANDANAVIAN countries….ALL are trying very hard to INCREASE their population…some are offering BIRTH BONUS and incentives like free health care, maternity benefits, tax breaks , subsidies & allowances…

    CHINA with 1.4 billion population is ABANDONING it’s ONE CHILD policy….YET
    our TRAITOR POLITICIANS want to MURDER our GENES & future generations of

    MAIN REASON :targeted populated countries may easily become threats to world peace .

    The list of recommendations made in the Conference of the Milbank Memorial Fund
    “It is important that specific and widespread propaganda be directed to developing an
    interest in the health and welfare of children rather than in large families
    for their own sake. Such education would also involve propaganda in favor of
    controlled fertility as an integral part of a public health program. It is
    important to develop a native leadership that will acquire new values rapidly
    and serve as a medium for their diffusion. To this end native political
    leaders, civil servants, and native middle classes are needed.”

    ” we are targeted for depopulation & population control….DONT KILL our



    RISE my Philippines RISE “ 2050 VISION

    EVERY Filipino Family will be MULTI-millionaires by 2050

    ( both muslim & christian brothers )

    your grandsons & granddaughters will be masters of the world

    NO Filipino will suffer SLAVERY in foreign land..

    PROTECT these resources with utmost PATRIOTISM…

    Why are we always in poverty & war?

    Why they dont want the archipelago to be UNITED & stand as one nation?

    Why are we targeted for Population & de-population control ?

    Why is the Philippines targeted for brain-drain & intellectuals are pirated

    Why are we NOT allowed to have a POWERFUL ARMed FORCES ?

    Why are we having lunatic leaders & family of traitors as our champions &

    ANSWER : Foreign Interest/s manipulated us because PHILIPPINES is the RICHEST country in the WORLD!

    “ Literally philippines is a PARADISE in a land of GOLD blessed by GOD ( Gold,gas
    Oil & Deuterium ).. “

    ” we the most evolved & intelligent human specie are walking literally in a
    land of gold “


    An archipelago comprising 7,107 islands, the Philippines is categorized broadly
    into three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, & Mindanao. In
    addition the BENHAM Rise.. 250 km wide new territory. The Philippines’
    rainforests and its extensive coastlines make it home to a diverse range of
    birds, plants, animals, and sea creatures. It is one of the ten most
    biologically megadiverse countires and is at or near the top in terms of
    biodiversity per unit area. Our beautiful islands are the envy of the world we
    are surrounded by soft white & pearly black beaches. Most of the
    mountainous islands are covered in tropical rainforest and volcanic in origin.
    The Apo Reef is the country’s largest contiguous coral reef system and the
    second-largest in the world. The Philippines has a tropical maritime climate
    and is usually hot and humid. There are three seasons: the hot dry season or
    summer the rainy season ; and the cool dry season . The perfect climate system
    in the Philippines makes its air and atmosphere free from man made pollution
    after the system of storms cleansed the territory during rainy season &
    disinfecting the land by exposure to the sun’s ultra-violet rays in hot dry season.
    This is the best country in world to live in if the insurgency problem caused
    by poverty is solved by the tapping of the nation’s resource thereby freeing
    the people from poverty..

    Located within the Pacific Rim of Fire, the Philippine archipelago is
    hypothesized as having been formed 43 million years ago. Its 7,109 islands rest
    on top of underwater mountains formed by the outpourings of molten rocks from
    the earth’s interior, thus creating an ideal setting for mineral deposition.
    (After Wolfe, J.A., “Origin of the Philippines by Accumulation of
    Allochthons” in The Philippine Geologist July- September 1983 Issue, p.17)

    In the archipelago, resurgent volcanoes particularly provided access for rising
    gold-bearing solutions which cool to the geotherm of 300 degrees Celsius at
    about 400 m depth. At this point, the gold began to precipitate and epithermal
    gold deposits were formed over geologic time of 1.5 million years from the
    present time. (After Wolfe, J. A., in International Mineral Development Sourcebook,

    HUMAN resource…

    we are the ONLY Country in the world ..who speaks 175 languages
    & dialects with literacy rate of 93.4% . Most speak fluent & write
    foreign languge like english , spanish,nihongo,arabic, mandarin,hindi, &
    malay than country of origin..some elderly can still speak latin…Average
    Filipino can at least speak 3 foreign language & 2 dialects..while the rest
    of the world can speak only english & their native tounge…the people are
    educated, fun loving, resilient, hospitable & industrious… in fact ,
    currently the economy is heavily reliant on remittances & BPO sector which surpass foreign direct investment as a source of foreign currency. Therefore the more population more benefit for the economy. Currently we have the BEST YOUTHFUL educated , skilled & mannered LABOR FORCE IN THE WORLD.. The Philippines need a HUGE population & Army if it intends to tap the resources otherwise foreign
    invasion can easily land on its shores & control can be had without a

    MINERAL resource…..

    Initial Lode and placer GOLD DEPOSITS occur in most of the 73 out
    of 83 provinces in the Philippines.The ten provinces were not properly tested
    yet due to internal conflicts & war. The 1996 $2.1TRILLION value resource
    estimate based on conservative 10% ( $21 trillion total estimate ) maybe
    deficient and could double to $42 trillion or more of the actual resource.. .
    … such amount could catapult this country to first world status .. we could
    even buy americas $16 Trillion debt..

    Also, we have .$26.3-Trillion Oil Reserves ..Country’s Untapped Deposits
    Mostly In Spratlys Philippines News Agency April 25, 2012, MANILA, Philippines-
    The Philippines is “sitting on a mountain of gold,” with untapped hydrocarbon
    deposits estimated at $26.3 trillion, mostly found in the disputed Spratly
    chain of islands, more than enough to free the country from the shackles of
    poverty.Also if we are able to claim SABAH… It has the potential to produce 1
    million barrels of oil a day,” “The estimated reserves from the present Sabah
    oilfields is 1.4 billion barrels of oil and 7.7 trillion scf of gas.” …Malaysia
    govt does not even give our sabahan brothers share of their on wealth ONLY
    PETRONAS ( govt corp ) which give sabah a PITIFUL royalty of 5%…

    That amount is even without considering the UNQUANTIFIABLE value today (maybe
    thousands of $ trillion ) of the resources that can be found in our new
    territory called the BENHAM rise a 250km wide domain which is perceived to
    contain very huge oil & gas deposits & the envy of world for we are
    the proud owner of the vast DEUTERIUM deposits with a 868 mile long find in
    Philippine trench. With these resources properly tapped we are bigger than
    america & arabia combined.. : .yet many potential mineral & natural
    reserves are still HIDDEN n our archpelago…

    BENHAM RISE new Philippine territory 250 km wide –GMA LEGACY

    Despite its proximity to the archipelago, the plateau was previously not
    included in the territory of the Philippine Islands. On 8 April 2009 ( GMA
    govt. filed the claim to UN now we owned it.. eventually our history &
    after the political vendettas ….legislature might rename the benham rise to GMA
    rise to give honor to its finder/claimant .. ), the Republic of the Philippines
    lodged a partial territorial waters claim with the United Nations Commission on
    the Limits of the Continental Shelf in relation to the continental shelf in the
    region of Benham Rise. The UN has officially approved the claim in April 2012.
    The Philippines may soon be able to provide its own energy through Benham Rise,
    an underwater ridge to the east of Luzon which is believed to have mineral and
    gas deposits. The Philippines claim over Benham Rise is “very
    relevant” because scientific surveys indicate minerals and natural gas in
    the area. Solidified methane was found during mapping activities and the
    “probability is very high” there are oil deposits. There may be more
    natural gas than oil, and is considered better because it is cleaner. Benham
    Rise, which is bigger than Luzon, Samar, and Leyte combined, is being claimed
    solely by the Philippines

    GREATEST of them ALL- “ DEUTERIUM the Gift of Nature “- MARCOS LEGACY

    the Philippines trench has the LARGEST DEPOSIT of deuterium with 868 mile long
    52 mile wide “

    If the superpowers ALLOWED marcos to continue his governance & he produced deuterium.. in 1981-83…our INITIAL production output is 12 million
    barrels a day multiply it by $7 per barrel ..that is $ 31 billon already ( now it $62 billion at a minimum…by $7 a barrel ( 1981-83 price ) ..but ..OIL now is
    90-97 per barrel already….the estimate then per year if we price it by oil
    price is close to $ 700 billion a year & it is an UNLIMITED RESOURCE…… ) JUST FEW MONTHS TIME we are FREED from poverty.. MARCOS was a victim of ECONOMIC HITMEN…the SHARING AGREEMENT is so DISADVANTAGEOUS to the FILIPINO people that is why MARCOS made a PATRIOTIC stand against the interest of SUPERPOWER..MARCOS wanted a SHARING AGREEMENT of 80% to RP & 20% to INVESTORS & they will buy it at MARKET PRICE……while the superpowers want a 40-40-20 agreement & at same time the INVESTORS will be buying the deuterium at almost 60% of the Fair market price….HOWEVER they TOPPLED marcos in feb.25, 1986 their cover story is BLOODLESS REVOLUTION…..

    MY PROPOSAL : We can produce & extract DEUTERIUM
    for FREE…. there is no need for 40/40/20 , 50/30/20 or 80-20 sharing .ALL we have to do is OFFER the investor group of allied nations/multinational corps. ( either NATO or BRICS ) the ” RIGHT to BUY ” a small portion of daily production ..or a 10% DISCOUNT of daily price per barrel …so that the resource can be fully utilized by the world.

    Imagine the Philippine DEUTERIUM will power the WORLD…every city will be having a SAFE nuclear powered electricity plants in middle of urban cities.. We will be at
    the forefront of human evolution, space exploration, science &
    technology…WE will POWER the world & we will FEED the world… DESTINY
    is already knocking for us…embrace it!….. : > )

    Any country/alliances ( nato or brics ) who controls the production of deuterium
    will control space. .any country/alliances who controls space will dictate the destiny of earth…that is how lucky we are..

    Now is the future fact they are mining helium-3 from outer space ( esp. moon ).The use of helium-3 and deuterium as the fuels in “aneutronic” (power without neutrons) fusion reactors. The involved nuclear reaction here when helium-3 and deuterium fuse creates normal helium and a proton, which wastes less energy and is easier to contain. Nuclear fusion reactors using helium-3 could therefore provide a
    highly efficient form of nuclear power with virtually no waste and no radiation. can be built in urban cities..

    Speaking of helium-3, it is quite noteworthy to point out that one ton of the rare isotope costs $4 billion . But what is the value of helium-3 without deuterium? any
    aspect of future space programs DEUTERIUM which the Philippines great wealth is indispensable…our country will be the richest country in the WORLD by 2050…. be patriotic save the future… : > )

    If we allow production even for just a portion of this natural deposit… the
    Philippines will already become a first world country.. what more if we produce
    a quarter of it… Deuterium has several commercial and scientific uses today. It
    has become much more than the heavy water many countries sought after during
    World War II.Deuterium, a form of concentrated hydrogen, is used in the
    production of natural gas now utilized in Canada, America, Germany and Sweden,
    to provide fuel for cars, trucks , jet planes, & deuterium fuel for fusion
    reactors.”Deuterium can replace gasoline, (liquefied petroleum gas),
    (liquefied natural gas), Avgas, etc. in powering all types of internal
    combustion engines including maybe SPACE ships of the future & can be use
    in space explorations…. It does not emit pollutants or any harmful carbon
    monoxide and does not cause any environmental problems because it is in the
    water family. We can build electric nuclear plants in the middle of the URBAN
    cities of the world ! we will power & feed the world at the same time.

    Just imagine the philippines at the forefront of human evolution, science ,
    technology & space exploration

    The GOOD news is we have UNLIMITED deposit of it!

    NEVER to RH LAW it is against our POSTERITY & DEVT as a PEOPLE & NATION…..


    • Javaman

      Your argument is defective and obsolete!

    • CookieMonsterX

      Tanga. The reason why Singapore et al are trying to boost their population is because masyadong mababa ang birth rate nila. Tayo naman sobra sobra.

      • adriel0104

        ikaw ang tanga.corruption ang problema hindi population.yan ang sasabihin mo sa mga abortionist katulad mo..

      • Felix Alcantara

        Hindi problema ang population but tayo sa Pinas OVER populated na ano ka bulag or nakatira ka sa gitna ng forest?

    • Scorpio15

      Magbasa ka ng mabuti tungkol sa mga nasyon kung bakit na gusto magkaro-on ng dagdag na populasyon bago mo ka magdadak dine sa dyaryo.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      first of all why are you worried about other countries i come from a birth control country and i haven seen anyone losing any sleep over it i lived in a state bigger than the philippines with 800000 people and we loved it we dodnt want more people we wanted clean water clean air no noise going in the country and see the wildlife b eing able to drive 120 kilometers an hour without traffic. so stop worrying about something that isnt there. the world is worried about whats going to happen in the next ten years so how can you say whats going to happen 30 years from now. america had aa severe drought in the wheat belt last year now new zealand anf austrialia is going through the same thing people in africa are dying because of droughts no one knows what gobal warming or weather changes will bring especially you. you know none of them things will ever happen so why worry about. it only takes one depression to change the world how are you going to feed the world with 200 million or so what are you using for land take a bucket and drain the ocean more people less land. as for deutrium no ones going to touch it until there is no more oil in the ground the oil companies wont allow it and in 30 years who knows what the world will be using if we are still around

      • RegineMarfie

        because these marxist agents in our country want to control our population.

        the excess philippine population is securing for the philippines a regular monthly amount of over SEVENTEEN BILLION US Dollars… month on month… year on year by working for the whole planet.

        The Philippines is a world class labor force because filipino workers are all over the globe. That one point alone, among many… is already favorable to the Philippines. And a great service to the world…

    • RegineMarfie

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    • marlo concepcion

      kung kaya mong buhayin ang isang dosenang anak. pagaralin sa magarang paaralan. mapagtapos at maging successful sa buhay. GO!
      pero kung nasa barong barong ka, ilugar mo naman ang semilya mo. one or two children is enough. fact is sa public sila malamang magaaral. hitting a jackpot job would be 50:50 at aasa na lang kay wowowillie.
      so whatever it is, law man yan o utos ng simbahan, gamitin lang natin ang common sense. maraming naghihirap sa pinas dahil sa corruption at dahil wala tayong magawa kundi kuman***. unless marunong ang lahat mag-withdrawal e di masarap. e hindi naman lahat marunong mag-control. no choice. gamitan ng goma. it’s the wisest thing if you can’t control your urge.

    • Felix Alcantara

      Bakit savior ang SC sila ba ang nagpakain ng mga destitute families dito sa Pinas?

  • Javaman

    You can really smell the color of the Supreme Court Justices in giving the 120-day status quo ante order it issued last month, a color that we still live in age of the Damaso. A status quo ante order of being being poor and no family planning program support from the government.

    Its easy for them to say “AS IS WHERE IS” since SC Justices can afford contraceptives and give high level of lifestyle for their family. Instead they should go to the slum and experience life have a room and nights with an average of 5 children with no work for the parents and you blame them for being what they are. Where is justice there!

    what things to debate where the congress spent 20 years to pass this law. SHAME ON THEM!!!

  • kilabot

    sc should just junk the rhlaw.
    it’s junk anyway,
    being pushed as treasure.

  • RegineMarfie

    NoyNoy – 0 (╥﹏╥) Damaso 2 ≧✯◡✯≦



    Sino yong 4 na SC Justices na nag nais lasunin ang mahihirap na Native Filipinos. Ipaskel ang pangalan ng mga traidor na SC justices. Tuta sila ng mga dayuhan. Siyento porsento kasali diyan si Sereno ni Penoy.

    • Felix Alcantara

      Ikaw tuta ng mga pari na makasarili

  • disqusted0fu

    So far the SC has somewhat been the only government body that doesn’t completely succumb to the authoritative ways of the administration. SC has somehow saved the PH from ridiculous laws such as this RH law or the cybercrime law. Keep it up.

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