Sen. Vicente Sotto III wants lobbyists for reproductive health bill known

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Is there an invisible foreign hand behind the passage of a reproductive health bill in the Philippines?

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III sought to unmask on Tuesday local lobbyists affiliated with an international organization advocating for abortion and whose founder was a known champion of “eugenics.”

Eugenics refers to the ideology promoting selective breeding, thereby denying birth for the weak and the useless. Among its chief proponents, Sotto said, was the late Margaret Sanger, who founded the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).

Sanger, a radical figure in the women’s rights movement in the United States in the 20th century, once wrote in Women and the New Race: “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

On the second day of Senate plenary debates on the RH bill, Sotto confronted Sen. Pia Cayetano, a co-sponsor of the measure, on the roots of the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP).

In its official website, the FPOP is described as a “member of the association of the world’s largest voluntary family planning organization: the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).”

The IPPF, in its own website, says its facilities offer a total of 10 services, which include “contraception, emergency contraception, (and) abortion-related services.”

“It makes the whole thing complex,” Sotto told Cayetano, referring to the RH bill.

“If the only ones pushing for this were Senator (Miriam) Santiago (the other co-sponsor) and Sen. Pia Cayetano, I would have agreed to this bill as early as yesterday. But there are other groups behind it.”

Cayetano did not immediately reply to Sotto’s query about the FPOP-IPPF-Sanger connection, prompting Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to remind Sotto on the side to ask her again about Sanger.

Cayetano later agreed to furnish Sotto a “whole list” of groups and personalities lobbying for the RH measure.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

    Does the majority of Pinoys “baby making machines” knows about the RH Bill the lawmakers talking about? They should go down to the masses, right down at the skirts of squater areas and far flung rural areas and explain what is RH Bill all about. If they don’t know it yet those areas are where most babies are born.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37GID2VZWXICAXLF2VW4XNOXCU Third

    Whether or not there are foreign lobbyist behind the push for the passage of the RH Bill is immaterial. Why can’t Sen. Tito “the comedian” Sotto just stick to the merits of the bill, instead of trying to look for nonessential matters, like the roots of FPOP? The fact of the matter is the Philippine version of the RH Bill is anti-abortion, and seeks to promote the enhancement of maternal and reproductive health, and address the ballooning population. Shall we continue to turn a blind eye on the fact that there are thousands of mothers who die each year due to absence or lack of proper maternal care? Shall we continue to turn a blind eye on the fact that there are millions of street children who will most probably not reach their full potential due to lack of access to education and health services? Is it cheaper to build schools and hospitals year in and year out, than to invest in maternal and reproductive health programs?

    If the issue is about money, i.e. international manufacturers of condoms and family planning commodities will benefit from the Law, then by all means encourage local businessmen to invest on the said commodities. Stick to the issue, Sen. Sotto. It’s not at all complex. Then again, maybe we can come up with a compromise: We will not pass the RH Bill, but all legislators will no longer receive their pork barrel, and the funds will instead be used for social development programs. That’s a good compromise, don’t you think?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

      Third, did you meant put condom on Senators and Congressmen pork barrels? Good idea!
      …. :O)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37GID2VZWXICAXLF2VW4XNOXCU Third

        Hi! No, I meant pork barrels will no longer be released to Senators and Congressmen. Instead, the money will be used to build additional schools and hospitals, hire additional teachers and medical personnel, and other social services. If they do not pass the RH bill, they should present some concrete solutions to address the lack of access to quality maternal and reproductive services, as well as the ballooning population that puts intense pressure on government’s limited funds. In short, we wont fund the purchase of family planning commodities, but they should part with their pork barrel so we’ll have more funds for social services.  

    • Anonymous

      The presence foreign lobbyists should alert us to the fact that other interests are at play here.  It would be naïve to think that these foreign lobbyists have our best interests in mind.  These interest groups have been at it for so long a time that we are beginning to believe their lies.  One lie is that a big population is a problem.  It is not.  In fact, a big population is an asset because the ultimate resource of a country is its human resource.  Our young and big population is a threat to their countries’ aging populations. 

      If there is a poverty problem, it is because of poor governance and not because of overpopulation.  Poverty is an economic problem therefore the solution is an economic solution and not population control.  Street children are undeveloped human resources.  Should we limit the proliferation of undeveloped human resource because it is a burden today? Or should we focus on exerting all efforts to develop these resources to make them productive in the future?

      • Anonymous

        RH Bill is not all about population control. It is also about health. Please read.

      • Anonymous

        on the surface it looks like it is about health. that’s just the come on.

  • Anonymous

    Why do we even listen to Tito Sotto!? Seriously? This guy is the last person people should listen more so ask for comments/suggestions.

    Filipinos are not just asking for free contraceptives (although I wonder why those who can afford it never/rarely use them; thus the increase in HIV AIDS cases?); what they need is to be educated about what they can do to protect themselves without having to compromise another person’s life (or even their relationship with their partner). I am talking about those who have no knowledge about these things. Educate them, give them options (but no to abortion)…

    These law makers should realize that its not just the rich and can-afford who have sexual desires! (and yes, we know for a fact that many of them have several partners aside from their wife/husband; do they practice safe sex, I wonder?). SIGH. I just hope that those who are aware about the dangers of unprotected sex will practice safer ways; there are illnesses that can be avoided (e.g. STD, AIDS, cervical cancer) and yes even unplanned pregnancies… be more responsible people, while there is no RH Bill yet, educate and put into practice what you know.

    • Anonymous

      they distributed free contraceptives in Thailand and today Thailand has an epidemic of AIDS.  this is because people with contraceptives tend to be more promiscuous.  increased promiscuity leads to greater incidence of AIDS. 

  • Anonymous

    haaay naku who cares kung sino foreign lobbyist? basta ba makakabuti sa bayan (which issue he does not address). tito, balik ka na lang sa-

    ISANG LIBOOOO’T…ISANG TUWA
    BUONG BANSAAAAAA…..
    EEEAAAT BULAGA!!!

  • Anonymous

    Ginawa na naman showbiz ang senado. Ayan ang napapala kapag artista ang ibinoto.

    Why ask for the lobbyist? Why not just discuss the benefits of the law?

    When will some senators and congressmen act as lawmakers and not stupid idiots? 

  • Anonymous

    Sotto himself admitted, “if it were only Sen Santiago and Sen. Cayetano were the only ones pushing for the bill,I would have agreed to this bill”.He himself pointed out clear and admitted then that he agrees about the RH Bill,but has some concerns,not really directly connected to the bill per se.What an Idiot,he was diverting the issue and can’t stick to the point.Any bill will always have sidelines yet he should know even an elementary pupil does know to stick to the merits of the Bill.The lobbyists will always be there and that shouldn’t defeat the Bill.Personal motives will always play a part yet that is another issue.Tsk tsk,Sotto
    is just trying to grab the limelight.

  • Anonymous

    Hihi!

    Galit na galit dito ang mga pro-RH!

    Go, Tito! Go, go, go!

    Lahat ng mga comments ng pro-RH puro lang atake sa personality. Pero walang real logic! Walang laman.

    Ni hindi nila nakuha ang significance ng lobbyists sa issue, which precisely is at the very heart of the problem. Hindi naman talaga isusulong ng mga kongresista at senador yan kung wala silang funding from the lobbyists: multi-billion dollar funding from contraceptive manufacturers, condom makers, pill producers, etc.

    Hindi bulag ang mga mamamayan. Enough with your manipulation of public perception. Pati siguro kayong pro-RH na nagco-comment dito bayaran din ni Lagman?

    Aminin!

    • Anonymous

      Lahat ng mga comments ng pro-RH puro lang atake sa personality.  ===this refers to  you hijo. read what you just wrote

      • Anonymous

        Of course po, LOLO.

        Kasi po dyan lang talaga magaling ang maingay na pro-RH dito sa comments section: ang tirahin ang mga pari, si Sotto, ang mga obispo, ang simbahan, ang Katoliko.

        Nag-meeting po kasi sila, LOLO!
        Napagsangayunan nila na since simbahan lang ang laging humahadlang sa kanila diyablong RH, kailangan daw po nilang sirain muna ang reputasyon ng simbahan para tuluyang maalis ang hadlang sa kanilang diyablong RH.

        Ang utos sa kanila, gumamit ng argumentum ad hominem.

        Obvious naman ang ginagawa nila dito.

        Kaya po, LOLO, kayo muna ang huminto sa ganyang maling argumento bago tayo mag-usap muli.

      • Anonymous

        “dyan lang talaga magaling ang maingay na pro-RH dito sa comments section: ang tirahin ang mga pari”
        Sa pagkakaalam ko, ANG MGA PARI ANG MAGALING TUMIRA (not in a sexual way ha)… =)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5HSFDTYJUPDEN6MQQGEROSK5UM Diwal Pangada

        kimit tumingin sa paligid at buksan ang iyong mata para makita mo kung gaano kahirap ang mga taong may maraming anak

      • Anonymous

        Please read the full text of House Bill No. 5043. Para naman may idea ka kung ano ang tinututulan mo.

        After you read, come back, and tell me if you read something about “abortion.”

        If RH Bill is not a good bill to the need of the country today, I don’t know what is.

        Please read it. Call me anything you want, magalit ka na sakin, pakiusap ko lang, basahin mo.

  • Anonymous

    Iniimbitahan namin kayong magtungo sa Quiapo Church any time. At the end of each Mass, libo-libong tao ang naninikluhuran at pinagdadasal ang baluktot na pag-iisip ng mga pro-RH. Pinagdadasal kayo ng libo-libong katoliko na magbago.

    • Anonymous

      Balita ko, dun din nakakabili ng Cytotec

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5HSFDTYJUPDEN6MQQGEROSK5UM Diwal Pangada

      ikaw ang baluktot ang pag iisip, siguro business man ka, bakit natatakot ka ba na mabawasan ang iyong kita, idilat mo ang iyong mata para makita mo ang mga tao sa quiapo na kumakalam ang sikmura dahil sa dami ng anak, agraraman ka

  • Anonymous

    Kill the RH Bill!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T2DDIPNBHSCXCOHN3J7LOVCQ4Y Shinigami Sword

    Tito Sen , Mag Jump Brother ka na lang.. ayain mo si Penoy to join.

  • http://twitter.com/ElaFortun Ela Moreno

    Go Senator Sotto! Remeber, satan loves deception!… nagtatago ang kanilang mga mukha… they are fronting RH Bill… Nakakakilabot ang ang statement ni Sanger:  “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.””…. God bless the unborn!

    • http://twitter.com/ROHorg Roots of Health

      There is nothing in the RH Bill about abortion. The Bill clearly states that abortion is and will remain illegal. The Bill seeks to avoid abortions in the future. 

  • Anonymous

    These are the RH elements. I don’t see any “abortion”

    1. Maternal, infant and child health and nutrition;
    2. Promotion of breastfeeding;
    3. Family planning information end services;
    4. Prevention of abortion and management of post-abortion complications;
    5. Adolescent and youth health;
    6. Prevention and management of reproductive tract infections (RTIs), HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmittable infections (STIs);
    7. Elimination of violence against women;
    8. Education and counseling on sexuality and sexual and reproductive health;
    9. Treatment of breast and reproductive tract cancers and other gynecological conditions;
    10. Male involvement and participation in reproductive health;,
    11. Prevention and treatment of infertility and sexual dysfunction; and
    12. Reproductive health education for the youth.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XCVTR7UEL324INPXQGQV47V6HY Bewareiftheworldagreeswithyou

      Milkyway – You decide – Sperm feritlized the egg in the fallopian tube. At that time may cromosomes na yan – may personality na ang fertilized egg. Nabubuhay sya na sya lang because he needs to travel to the endometrium for 7 days!!! May baon syang pagkain pero after seven days, ubos na. Kukuha sya sa endometrium. Yung effect ng pills kinukuha ang pagkain sa endometrium, side ng uterus. Pagdating ng fertilized egg, wala nag pagkain. Sinong pumatay sa kanya?

      • Anonymous

        Please get your facts straight first. Fertilized eggs does not reside in the fallopian tube (unless ectopic pregnancy un).

        Also, pills do not work that way. Please read the manual first.

        Or better yet, attend some Reproductive seminars to learn.

        See, if all these people know nothing about how it works and what goes on, pano na lang talaga ung mga nasa liblib na lugar, nasa slum na walang access sa education?

  • Anonymous

    “Among its chief proponents, Sotto said, was the late Margaret Sanger,”

    patay na pala ‘yon paano makapagla-LOBBY?????

  • http://www.facebook.com/daryl.zamora Daryl Zamora

    Thanks to Sen Sotto for looking into this suspicious complexity of the pro-RH side. :)

    • Anonymous

      ok, pagkatapos? ano na mangyayari? thank you tito sen… yun na yun? may problema bang nasolusyunan?

  • http://twitter.com/ROHorg Roots of Health

    Obscurantism as it’s best. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5HSFDTYJUPDEN6MQQGEROSK5UM Diwal Pangada

    stupid remarks who is against RH bill,

  • Anonymous

    Asian Developement Bank… Common sense At Conscience lang ang gamitin para malaman n kailangan natin yan RH Bill. Sana Lumabas siya ng kanyang opisina at pumasyal sa squater area para siya maliwanagan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JAW26Y7CFMFK54FTJO56JBGWCA benjamin

    Since the
    bill is being debated, Sen. Sotto (or any other senators) have their right to
    express their thoughts and thoroughly discuss the matter before implementing
    the law. I see nothing wrong with the request to identify lobbyists (both local
    and foreign). It is but logical to know the proponents sponsoring and pushing
    this bill. Ideologies of the IPPF for me is very disturbing (such as
    “eugenics” , facilities and services related to abortion). We
    Filipinos should be alarmed of the possible hidden agenda of international
    lobbyists. They present their motives as sincere concern, but actually they are
    only interested on things that would be beneficial for their
    group/organization at the expense of people that they could exploit. We
    Filipinos should not allow foreign principles to ruin our values and beliefs.

    I am proud
    to be Filipino because we are a loving nation (despite of all the issues and
    problems we are facing). To love for me is to allow life to prosper. Not to
    control, but to make the environment compliant and supportive of life.
    These are the reasons why I am against the passing of RH bill. I believe,
    we can think of other creative solutions to solve poverty. I believe we
    can come up with something much better than the solutions being offered/pushed
    by foreign (first-world) countries. Let us remember that philosophies and
    beliefs that could be good for other nations are not necessarily good
    and applicable to us. Therefore, I believe this RH bill is not for
    Filipinos.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SHKBBO273I7GMSQTA4ZWLZCG3U Max

      ‘I am proud to be a Filipino because we are a loving nation…..’ you must be rich that you can afford to give your family all the comforts of this world. Have you tried visiting the slum areas in your neighborhood or you’re just simply ensconced inside your air-con car that you simply fail to notice their sufferings or maybe you’re too busy reciting the rosary or praying to your God inside the four walls of the cathedral.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JAW26Y7CFMFK54FTJO56JBGWCA benjamin

        I
        just want to clarify things for the sake of other readers. First, I will not be
        working so hard if I am rich. And if I am rich, I will still work hard for my
        family and to help others. Second, I wish I have a car also. Thirdly, I have been to
        different slum areas already. Yes, there is hunger for food and other basic
        commodities. But, there is love among families. Family members are the only
        ones they have. They cherish so dearly. I say, population is not the culprit to
        our poverty. There are more serious matters that we should be concern about in
        resolving poverty in our country. I want to believe that we all love life.
        Others might want to have the option to which life to care and love. But, as a
        pro-Life and anti-RH bill person, I believe that we should allow life to
        prosper and not control it. We, together with the government and other
        fellowmen should make our country compliant and supportive of every life.And lastly, yes, I do pray for my love ones not only inside cathedrals but everywhere. I think most Filipinos also pray for their families, friends and fellowmen.

      • Anonymous

        Are you saying that we should not control the population growth? Does you statement mean overpopulation is okay?

        If you’ve been to different slum areas, how come you didn’t notice the children high in solvents? You don’t even have to go far, they are on the streets – no parents, no loved ones. Do you think there is love here?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JAW26Y7CFMFK54FTJO56JBGWCA benjamin

        Of
        course, population should be managed properly with the help of parents. But, I
        simply do not believe that RH bill is still necessary to manage our people. I
        believe that having life is good no matter what. Street children high in
        solvents, with no parents, no loved ones are victims of so many possible
        causes, yes. There is still love there no matter how small. The mere fact that
        they have life means there is love. It is up to us Filipinos (government and
        countrymen) to supplement their life thru our love for them. This is my opinion
        of being pro-Life:  Providing a compliant and supportive environment for
        life to flourish (in quality and yes, even in quantity).
        We
        can not simply tell to the street children that it would be best for them not
        to be born in the first place. That, it was their parent’s fault why they
        are suffering. Who are we to judge their future? Their capabilities, their
        purpose in being born on earth.
        Even
        if the version of RH bill will put in black and white that there will be no
        abortion, implementing Reproductive Health will still includes access and leads
        to abortion eventually.

        I
        have an analogy for us to think about. For example, if crime would really be very
        rampant and that there is really total chaos within our community. If some of
        the international lobbyists would sponsor a bill to grant free access to guns
        and other ammunitions to control peace, provide security to individuals. Do you
        think that passing and implementing such a bill would lessen the crimes?
        Similarly,
        would you think that passing RH bill to grant free access to contraceptives
        would lead to less STDs? Would this invite more youths to indulge in
        pre-marital sex? Would people be responsible enough in administering their
        chosen contraceptives? What if there would still be unwanted and unplanned
        pregnancies? Are the parents going to continue with the pregnancy or simply
        decide to kill the baby?
        My
        point here is that, we can not simply solve a problem by allowing other
        problems to be injected in the situation. Thus, I really believe that RH bill
        is not a viable and necessary solution to poverty. If you will ask me what else
        we can do, I think more active help and participation of society in building a
        better country for us Filipinos. And for the government to finally and
        sincerely serve and look after the welfare of its citizens. I believe our
        country is blessed enough with so many riches. It has to be shared and managed
        properly for its people.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

        hanap ka muna ng batang pinanganak at pinalaki sa kalye na masaya sa kanyang buhay. at damihan mo, mga isandaan, para maganda ang sample population. tapos dalhin mo sa senado. sabihin mo sa kanila, pro-Life ako at ito ang ebidensya. kahit pinanganak sila sa kalye, masaya pa din sila kasi iniluwal sila ng mga magulang nila. sila ay lumaking maganda ang pananaw sa buhay at gustong mabuhay pa nang mahaba sa kalsada.

      • Anonymous

        timang… ikaw nga ang mamuhay sa kalsada kung maging masaya ka.. haaaaaay wawangpinoy talaga uu

      • Anonymous

        Excuse me but your pro-life stance is exactly the opposite of what pro-life is all about. Your post shows you don’t mind seeing those poor, homeless, and most likely future-less kids (whose birth were not their choice but their parents’) live a miserable lives. Afterall, buhay naman sila and that would be enough. Do you even know what you are talking about? So, you are a typical pro-lifer? Unbelievable, sad but true. Pro-lifers (kuno) call themselves that name for the mere reason that they support life even if such life is not worth living for. Hope maranasan mo ang mga nararanasan ng mga homeless kids na sinasabi at baka sisihin mo magulang mo pinanganak ka pa. Pro-life? More like pro-hypocrisy

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

        you assume that everyone are reproductively responsible human beings. you said you’ve been to the slums. did you ever wonder why they still continue to make babies even if they are merely surviving each day thru lugaw????? 

        CCT and RH Bill is a very good combo. You provide cash incentives for the deserving poor, and condoms so the poor couple can make love without making babies. Without new babies, they can focus their allowance to the education of their kids.

      • Anonymous

        How could you live life if you are mired in poverty? Be spiritual about it? But what about the children?
        Having difficulty feeding your children. Watching them starve.
        There maybe love…but what about the suffering, that can be avoided with PLANNED PARENTHOOD!

        RH Bill is PRO LIFE too…a better life.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37GID2VZWXICAXLF2VW4XNOXCU Third

    Sen. Sotto should know that in every bill, there are lobbyist. For instance, in the passage of the cheaper medicines act, there are lobbyists on both sides — the pharmaceutical companies vs the NGOs who are representing the masses. What’s wrong with that? With regards to RH, only the blind and deaf will not be able to identify the groups lobbying for the passage of the long – overdue bill. These include the women’s groups, the youth, religious groups, urban poor sector, medical associations, celebrity personalities, and many more. It’s insulting to even think that these groups are pushing for RH not because they fully understand the merits of the bill, but because they are following the orders of  late Margaret Sanger’s, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).

    From his own words, Sen. Sotto understands the merits of the bill, and is willing to support it, had it not been for IPPF. This clearly shows that the comedian senator bases his decisions on personality and not on merits.

    It’s funny how other people here are branding the pro-RH supporters as illogical, when it’s pretty clear that we are dissecting the issues, and not the personality of the senator. Accusing people of being paid by Rep. Lagman without proof is not only illogical but utterly stupid and irresponsible. The pro-RH did not take a stand based on one man’s proposed bill alone, but because they can relate to the issues pertaining to the bill. They are not as stupid as these critics here think. On the other hand, they are probably even smarter. Compare the statements in terms of language and sentence construction. Get the point?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SHKBBO273I7GMSQTA4ZWLZCG3U Max

    In this planet Earth, the ONLY country that still opposes artificial family planning and opposes divorce is the Catholic Republic of the Philippines. WOW we must surely go to heaven, or our country must be blessed or paradise by now for blindly obeying the Pope.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XCVTR7UEL324INPXQGQV47V6HY Bewareiftheworldagreeswithyou

    Etong lines ang paborito ko…Miriam:We never know when life begins(implantation or fertilization)…..Sotto:Pag hindi ka sigurado, wag mong gawin. If you’re driving and something went the front of your car and you ‘re not sure if it’s basura or pusa, anong gagawin mo? You stop! ….Recto:May mga test tube babies, artificial insimination. Pinagmeet ang egg and sperm sa laboratory. Pag fertilized na, e-insert sa uterus ng mother. Kung walang buhay yung fertilized egg sa laboratory, e di walang baby na ma form sa loob nga nanay. Life begins in the fertilized egg.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XCVTR7UEL324INPXQGQV47V6HY Bewareiftheworldagreeswithyou

    @Milkyway, this is where abortion is happening……sperm fertilized the egg in the fallopian tube. Now it has chromosomes already with personality of a person. He can live on his own for seven days. Seven days is the time he travels from the fallopian tube to the uterus. May baon syang paglain. Fertilized egg is expecting a buffet of food in the uterus when he arrives. What the pills do is to make the uterus barren, wala nag food. That’s killing the fertilized egg that has lived for 7 days. That’s ABORTION!

    • Anonymous

      Please get your facts straight first. Fertilized eggs does not reside in the fallopian tube (unless ectopic pregnancy un).

      Also, pills do not work that way. Please read the manual first.

      Or better yet, attend some Reproductive seminars to learn.

      See, if all these people know nothing about how it works and what goes on, pano na lang talaga ung mga nasa liblib na lugar, nasa slum na walang access sa education?

    • Ria Navarro

      Fallopian tube? Ectopic?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XCVTR7UEL324INPXQGQV47V6HY Bewareiftheworldagreeswithyou

    God the Father, have mercy on all of us, Filipinos.

  • Anonymous

    Senator Sotto, unmask this Planned Parenthood “INTERNATIONAL” backer of this bill. PLANNED PARENTHOOD is the LARGEST ABORTION MILL PROVIDER IN THE UNITED STATES.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5QIYM62ACJQ3NVPPAPIU7ERC7A J

      every government higher ups and senator backing this bill gets huge sum of bonus money awaiting for them this december.

  • Anonymous

    PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS KNOWN FOR PROMOTING CONTRACEPTION IN THE U.S. AND AT THE SAME TIME USES ABORTION TO KILL THE BABIES FOR FAILED CONTRACEPTIVES.

  • Anonymous

    What’s wrong with RH bill? Nothing…. i think it’s with the politicians who are looking forward for the next election and trying to get the favor of these religious organizations including the Catholic church. They made RH bill look bad as the devil in the eyes of ordinary people.  Other than that…it’s just a plain family planning program. We had it during Marcos time, and it worked well. 

  • Anonymous

    MARGARET SANGER WAS BEHIND ALL PLANNED PARENTHOOD AGENDA. BE CAREFUL PHILIPPINES, BE VERY CAREFUL.

  • Anonymous

    No RH Bill = more population = poverty = more less/uneducated = more votes…ad infinitum

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IAJZ7WLDGZNGKRQPPLSWM3IWZE Mafe

    Parang amatuer nman tong si sotto, lahat naman ng bill may backer, ang importante dito pag naipasa ang bill nato, women will have the right king ano ang gusto nyang gawin sa buhay nya. 

  • Anonymous

    PLANNED PARENTHOOD HIDES BEHIND THE CLOAK OF “FAMILY PLANNING” AND “WOMEN’S RIGHTS” TO ADVANCE THEIR ABORTION AGENDA. ENTIRE CITIES HAD BEEN DECIMATED BY ABORTION IN THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1973 WHEN IT LEGALIZED ABORTION. THE CAUSE OF FINANCIAL MELTDOWN IN THE UNITED STATES IS ABORTION, KILLING MILLIONS OF POTENTIAL TAXPAYERS, PROFESSIONALS, THRU ABORTION.

    • Anonymous

      Typing in caps and commenting every two minutes without reading anything about the bill makes you look ignorant and doesn’t make your spouted nonsense any more truthful. Read.

  • Anonymous

    NO WONDER CAYETANO AND LAGMAN DUG INTO THE DEEP POCKETS OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD. HOW MANY MILLIONS PIA AND EDCEL? WOULD YOU MIND TELLING THE PHILIPPINE PEOPLE?

  • Anonymous

    Instead of ranting about how they perceieve this as evil, why don’t these people present their alternatives? No matter how you tell people to stick to rhythm method, it just wouldn’t work. There are many people who doesn’t even know what this method means and how it should work. You need proof? Go out, see around, go to the poverty-stricken places, to the uneducated.

  • Anonymous

    To all those people crying about abortion, shut up and read the proposed bill first. Make use of your reading skills before whining. Make use of the education you received.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, vinzerx is correct. Read. There are available full texts of House Bill 5043. Read. Please.

  • Anonymous

    why does senator sotto keep on equating rh bill to abortion?

  • Anonymous

    i support senator sotto on this.  more power !!!

  • Anonymous

    We can buy anything at the drug store now for family planning, Why are some of the people in the senate including Pnoy is advocating the implementation of RH bill. Lutong Pnoy ito, marami yatang under the table involve dito kaya ganon na lang ang pag push nila sa bill na ito. Gaano kaya kalaki ang parti parti nila kapag pumasa na ang bill na ito at sa tingin ko naman ay hindi na kailangan. Public education na lang ang kailangan kasi all the drugs are there to buy openly. Ano pa ba ang kulang, ang ma-monopolized at ma-control nanaman ng isang kompanya para magkamal nang katakot takot na salapi? Only in the Philippines money drives everybody. MONEY TALKS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vince B

    has this nutbar finally lost it?

    you cant cure stupid after all.

  • Anonymous

    It’s precisely because of the unabated actual abortions & maternal deaths that proponents are pushing for the RH bill. We are a sovereign state that’s distinctly god-fearing & abhors abortion so it’s an affront to the nation’s sensibilities to even suggest that we’ll allow ourselves bullied by groups w/ abortion agenda. Filipinos have more confidence in their constitution that bans abortion than lawmakers like Sotto who’d rather advocate paranoia.  RH Bill clearly upholds ban on abortion. Don’t dumb down the RH debate by espousing conspiracy theories rather than facts & glaring realities on the ground. Tito Sotto educate yourself & do this nation a favor by living/talking among the poorest who have an average of 5 or more children & unable to feed them.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37GID2VZWXICAXLF2VW4XNOXCU Third

    Yes, but it doesn’t mean that the Bill supports abortion.
    Even now, doctors treat women who went through abortion (raspa), precisely
    because you cannot just simply let these women die. Treat them and then file
    charges afterwards. Just because abortion is mentioned in the Bill, doesn’t
    mean it is being promoted. C’mon.

    • Anonymous

      PEOPLE!!!   ABORTION is not included in the RH BILL!!

      Intiendes!!

  • Anonymous

    Most liberal international groups and women rights groups will support the RH bill. Many of them will also support abortion. So what? The issue in the Philippines is not abortion which is illegal and is not slated to be legalized by this bill but giving couples the means and education to manage their families sizes better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Deacon-Blues/100001723186536 Deacon Blues

    hindi na kailangan rh bill…pwede ka naman mag family planning kahit wala yan…in othe rwords..kahit may rh bill hindi pa rin garantisadong magkaroon ng pagbaba population natin..

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s not only about population growth. It’s about health as well.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

      hindi naman para ating may mataas na kaalaman ang RH Bill e. para duon sa mga kapatid natin na puinanganak na mahirap, at malamang mamamatay na mahirap, at mag-aanak ng  mahirap na marami. our hope is that thru RH Bill, hindi sila magdagdag ng anak at sakit ulo sa mga taxpayers kagaya natin na nagpa-familly planning. gets mo?!!!!!!!

  • Rowel Allan Rocaberte

    Good thing Sen. Sotto brought this RH Bill-IPPF-Sanger connection. A shadow of a culture of DEATH is quite evident with this connection.

    To you who always question why abortion is always related to reproductive health, let us be reminded of US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s words at a hearing on April 22, 2009, “Reproductive health includes access to abortion.”

    • Anonymous

      Nasa Pilipinas po tayo. Walang pakelam ung sinabi ni Hilary Clinton sa RH natin.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

      ang tawag over-analysis. analysis paralysis. namangha ka namankaagad.

      • Anonymous

        and if I may add – paranoia

  • Anonymous

    Ang galing! Talagang ang dami nang pro-life ngayon na nagsasalita at lumalaban!

    Dati rati, puro pro-RH lang ang post nang post dito ng comments. Ngayon ang dami na ring anti-RH na nakikibaka! Go, go go, PRO-LIFE!!

    Nakakatuwa talaga!

    And obviously, hindi bayaran ang mga pro-lifers na nagco-comment na yan.

    Ang alam ko kasi, si Lagman and company nagbabayad pa ng mga tauhan para lang lunurin ang mga internet sites ng kanilang pro-RH propaganda.

    Tama nga ang totoong survey: AYAW NG PILIPINO sa RH!
    Tama nga ang text votes sa tatlong networks: Mas Marami ang AYAW sa RH!
    Kill the Bill, NOW!

  • Anonymous

    Even before that “monster” Sanger, Sotto is already against RH bill. I don’t know what is his valid reasons.  As a senator he should also respect women’s rights especially when it comes to RH. Both Senators Meriam Santiago and Pia Cayetano knew very much what they are talking about. But RH is not only good for women but for the entire family as well. I hope that as a senator and a gentleman he will take more time to ponder and to consider this controversial issue for the good of the people and country.

  • Anonymous

    Marami kasing pill na kunyari contraceptives lang…. Pero napatunayan na, at inamin na rin ni Cabral sa senate hearing, na they are abortifacients.
    Sabi nga ng artikulo ni Nidoy:
    The pill and the intrauterine device kill young human life. The pill has a secondary “postfertilization effect”, according to Walter Larimore and Joseph Stanford who performed a systematic review of 94 studies published at the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Medical Association, year 2000. The intrauterine device brings about the “destruction of the early embryo” (American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology). The American Medical Association is the largest medical association in the United States. The main author is Walter Larimore, who begun the study in order to “disprove” claims that the pill has a postfertilization effect after having prescribed the pill since 1978 and used it with his wife. The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology is the peer-reviewed journal of seven American medical associations. Please take note that among the highest levels of scientific expertise in biology, genetics, embryology there is “overwhelming agreement” that fertilization is equal to conception and that this is the moment when human life begins. Among 57 international experts invited by the US Senate in 1981 (among whom were scientists from Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic and the Father of Modern Genetics, Jerome Lejeune), 56 overwhelmingly agreed to this point. The same thing happened (19/20) in the First International Conference on Abortion in 1967, a fact mentioned in the Records of the Constitutional Convention, to which the commissioners also agreed.

    • Anonymous

      Condom? Ayaw nyo rin?

      Don’t rant. Give alternatives kung tutol kayo.

      • http://twitter.com/notorhbill notoRHbill

        kung gusto ka ng condom bili ka huwag mong ipasa sa estado ang pagbili mo ng bagay na magbibigay lang ng false security. hindi naman illegal ang pagbili nyan ah.. huwag mo lang ipilit na pati ang mga buwis naming ayaw niyan ay gagamitin mo para sa sarili mong maling pag intindi ukol sa sex o sa sekswalidad.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

        Sabihin mo yan sa mag-asawang scavenger na may 3 anak na natutulog sa may kanto ng Alley 14, Pag-asa at Mindanao Avenue.

      • Anonymous

        Instead of rants, give your alternatives. Please.

        Call me whatever you want, but I want you to read and understand the RH bill.

        What would your statement do to alleviate the problems?

      • Anonymous

        Ang bottom line sa usaping ito (RH bill) ay ang karapatan ng mga batang isisilang na mabuhay na katulad mo, at karamihan sa mga ito ay pagpapataying ng bill na ito. Ang bansang Vietnam ay halos madurog sa giyera laban sa amerika, na ang papulasyon ay katulad halos ngayon sa Pilipinas.  Subalit, sila ngayon ay mas-maunlad sa ating ekonomiya  dahilan sa MAAYOS NA PAMAMALAKAD ng kanilang pamahalaan. Sino nga ba ang nakapagbibigay ng malaking tulong sa atin pamahalaan? di ba ang mga OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS na pawang nanggaling sa mga MAHIHIRAP NA PAMILYA!? Ang dapat sisihin sa lahat  ng pangyayaring ito ay  ang  mga nakaraang mga administrasyon  simula sa rehimeng at diktaturang Marcos na kung saan nagmula ang matinding nakawan at kahayupan sa gobyerno hanggan ke Gloria Arroyo,  na siyang nagpahirap sa bayang Pilipinas at magpahangan  sa  ngayon ay atin parin na nararamdaman ang matinding epekto ng kahirapan! Aking uulitin, Ang best alternative sa tanong mo ay ang…” MAAYOS NA PAMAMALAKAD NG GOBYERNONG ITO ” PERIOD!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

        Kung ako ang unborn child na yan, I’d rather postpone my concepcion kung mapuopunta lang din naman ako sa mag-asawang scavenger. Hintayin ko yung next na mag-asawang may kaya na maglabing labing. gets mo????!!!

      • Anonymous

        I would still say that you read the RH bill. You have a point, and I see that. Pero hindi naman natin to maso-solusyunan kung maninisi lang tayo ng tao at gobyerno. As an individual, how would you think you can contribute?

      • Anonymous

        I can contribute by being a law abiding citizen, a responsible parent who knows when and how many children I would have. I can contribute by being a responsible citizen by finding a job first then planning to have a simple family that I can provide with descent and modest way of life.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, this is what people will learn if the RH bill is passed. Especially those who doesn’t know how pregnancy works (they exist).

        We can’t just leave these people ignorant about family planning.

  • Anonymous

    mannmendoza: “And obviously, hindi bayaran ang mga pro-lifers na nagco-comment na yan.”

    Parang kailan lang may kumalat na balita na mya mga estudyante from a certain educational institution na sinabihang magcomment AGAINST RH BILL. If they do, they will get incentive sa grades.
    Ngayon, sino ang bayaran o naghihintay ng kapalit?
    Kung bayaran lang ang mga pro RH, mayaman na siguro ako pero hindi…

    “Tama nga ang totoong survey: AYAW NG PILIPINO sa RH!” 
    – sige dali, ipakita mo yang resulta ng totoong survey mo.

    Sana naman hindi puro satsat ang sinasabi para hindi magmukhang basura ang comments…

  • Anonymous

    FOR THIS, CONGRATULATIONS, SEN. SOTTO! KEEP IT UP!
    (na-eat bulaga si Sen. Cayetano!)

  • Anonymous

    uhh.. nakalagay ba sa RH bill na pwede ang abortion? and sinabi ba dito na no choice tayo kundi sundin to? di ba ginawa ang RH bill for us, especially the poor who cannot afford to have more children, to have options regarding family planning? and anu naman ang connect nang sinabi ni hilary at belief ni sanger sa RH bill na ginawa SPECIALLY FOR THE PHILIPPINES by FILIPINO CITIZENS? i mean, that is their opinion, i repeat, OPINION.. doesn’t mean it’s the true definition and goal of reproductive health bill. mag-isip nga kayo.

    • http://twitter.com/notorhbill notoRHbill

      opinion nga BUT if RH Bill made into law it will become a law… RH Bill is contraception for depopulation. kung hindi yan and true definition or goal of reproductive health bakit gustong gusto ng mga Pro RH to change the definition of “when life begins” from fertilization to implantation?

  • Anonymous

    Okay, if di nyo matangap ang pills, then lets go all out for condom. Siguro naman di na ma-brand na abortifacient ang latex. The senators, instead of instilling paranoia to themselves and the gullible flock then should just pinpoint what are acceptable in the bill and work them out. Nakakabagal lang sa usapin ang mga trivialities, dilatory tactics na naman. The point is, we need RH badly. The Catholic Churh point that are utterly moronic (like their take on condom) should not be given attention while the seemingly valid ones should be studied thoroughly. But if the bishops and Sotto and Enrile oppose the bill just for the sake of opposing it without valid, sound and objective reasons, we’re going to have a problem. The same way the pro-RH should be ready to make some compromises so that the bill be acceptable to all. If still, di pa rin matangap ng simbahan e di, may problema na talaga ang simbahan, let them be, let the people decide then. With 80% plus na Pilipino who show some degree of wisdom and maturity, the bishops won’t be able to turn the tide.

    • http://twitter.com/notorhbill notoRHbill

      with due respect, i think you misunderstood those who opposed the RH Bill. The point really is we do not need RH badly. The good points in the bill were already in the Magna Carta for Women. And the rest are all bad points. So scrap that RH Bill-RP Bill now! 

      • Anonymous

        I do understand the anti-RH crowd with their shallow arguments which are based on religious beliefs. You cannot make laws with religion as its foundation, this is a secular state mind you and not a religious one. We need RH for valid reasons (tapos nang mailitanya ito so no need na isa-isahin pa, otherwise you like to engage in a full-blown debate). Your bishops told you we don’t need it, but an overwhelming majority says we do. Lam mo kung bakit? Because its the reality. Yung need sa RH is based on real issues and not on superstition/religion.

  • Anonymous

    it is masked in “management of post-abortion complications”.  the bill seeks to provide emergency facilities for abortions which are initiated by illegal abortion clinics.  this does not prevent abortion at all.  in fact, it gives additional support to abortion by providing safe abortion facilities.

    • Anonymous

      Again, please read and understand.

  • Anonymous

    The RH bill has more teeth. It compels the government to look for the reproductive welfare of its citizens. With the bill passed, the government has no more reason to deny those who need RH services what they needed. Take for example the Arroyo administration, because dahil walang batas about sa RH, nagawa nitong pabayaan ang mga Pilipinong nangangailangan ng RH services. Nasa Magna Carta for Women nga, pro sino nakakaalam nito? With the bill, ang gobyerno mismo ang bound to let the be aware of reproductive health. 

  • Anonymous

    puro naman kwentong barbero tong si Sotto. parang eksena lang sa Iskul Bukol to ah..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7T2BPPGLG457K5BUPQBPOKDPA4 Marlon

    400 years ago, the Spanish brought the Catholic faith to the Philippine Islands.  

    using the framework of the esteemed and erudite Tito Sotto’s argument (sarcasm) the Filipinos should not have embraced the Catholic faith, that these pro-lifers (again, sarcasm) so blindly adhere, which the Spanish imposed on the Filipinos because the Spanish are ruthless colonizers only here for our natural resources and will kill anyone who stands against their way.

    on paper, the Catholic faith does not espouse violence but history tells us that its foreign promoters have no qualms using violence to expand their imperial agenda.

    on paper, the RH bill does not espouse abortion but the wise Tito Sotto tells us that its foreign promoters are for abortion.   

    using the framework of his argument, we should have rejected the Catholic faith.

    yun ang tunay na hinde maka-Pilipino kasi ang Katolikong paniniwala ay isang banyagang kaisipan.

    • Anonymous

      Pantayong pananaw.

      • Anonymous

        cssp ka rin? haha

      • Anonymous

        Hindi po :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

    What would Sotto do if he finds out among the lobbyists is INC, the religious sect that supported him from the beginning of his political career?

    • http://twitter.com/candypop290 therese ♥

      he would hate the lobbyists even more. 

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    sen sotto
    ano po kaya
    gagawin natin sa mga
    nag aabort na sa ngayon?

    wala sigurong iaabort
    kung may pills o condom
    na libre
    para sa masa

    at sex education
    ok sa high school ito
    pwede pa curriculum
    from the churches, not only catholic

    susmaryosep!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PYQ2UB7PHJ34WII42OSCOUGUXA yeoj

      wala sigurong iaabortkung may pills o condomna librepara sa masa
      kabayan punta ka sa health center meron dun libre may sex education pa libre…

  • Anonymous

    pera pala ang hinahabol ni sotto kaya gigil na gigil. sige ilabas mo mga lobbyist kung alin yun makakatulong sa pilipinas gusto mo pa kumotong. hahahaha go go sotto ilabas mo tunay mo kulay

    • Anonymous

      blame the stupid people who even voted for this nincompoop Sotto… puro porma, balimbing  at walang kwentang senador… wala akong ka respe-respeto sa hayop na yan.

  • Anonymous

    uhh.. please read the bill then tell me if it explicitly states that anyone can have access to abortion and it is legal? don’t give me crap about contraceptives being abortifacient because many drugs are abortifacient when taken by a pregnant woman. And i don’t think the opinions, i repeat, OPINIONS, of hilary and this sanger woman has anything to do with the Philippine RH Bill. That is their OPINION, doesn’t mean it’s a fact. doesn’t mean it defines the RH bill. hello… mag-isip nga kayo. to all pro-life people, I think you define “life” ( in relation to RH BILL) as technically “having born alive” so being “pro-life” means you fight for people to be born alive.. however, you are not seeing the long term effect of your actions.. i mean, a beggar is born alive. have you achieve your goal because he/she is born alive yet living a miserable life? come to think of it, once a baby is born, then you no longer care whether the said baby lives a good life or not because the baby is “alive”.. i know for sure you won’t be around to give a good life to a stranger, even if its a baby.. is that how being “pro-life” means? I am basing my conclusions on all your actions.

    and to those politicians who oppose the Rh bill, you are desperate to win the votes of catholics since they are the majority.. you will do whatever it takes to oppose the RH bill.. i assume that you had read the RH bill in its entirety, can you point out where exactly in the bill have you read about all the things you’re spouting?.. so far, all you’re saying is an interpretation, you’re own interpretation, of the words from the bill. And since it is your OWN interpretation, then i can say that it is biased. you can say condoms are not effective, but i can tell you that the natural family planning is much more ineffective based on our population now and statistics.. you can say that contraceptives are abortifacient.. i can say that many drugs are abortifacient not only contraceptives..kaya nga may warnings about taking medicines when pregnant.. those drugs should not be taken when a woman is already pregnant.. so its kinda annoying that you will use that info to oppose RH bill since any drug will do if you really wanted to have abortion.. anyway if there’s a will, there’s a way.. kung moralidad lng ang paguusapan, you cannot impose what you believe is moral to others.. let the person decide kung ano ang morality para sa kanila.. hindi naman sila robot para hindi nila malaman kung ano ang tama at mali.. kaya nga democracy ang ruling sa bansa natin.. at iba un sa majoralism.. ibang-iba..

  • Anonymous

    haaay naku who cares kung sino foreign lobbyist? basta ba makakabuti sa bayan (which issue he does not address). tito, balik ka na lang sa-

    ISANG LIBOOOO’T…ISANG TUWA
    BUONG BANSAAAAAA…..
    EEEAAAT BULAGA!!!

    • Anonymous

      isang libog, isang luwa..isa na namang bata…buong bansa…eat….WALA!

  • Ria Navarro

    No RH Bill = more population = poverty = more less/uneducated = more votes…ad infinitum

    ====>> Sad, but true (m/)

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/DLZGSAWQN3PKS3QSNOBFUSHC4Y Allan O

    Will the RH Bill educate and empower women to say “NO” to their partners in bed if they don’t want to get pregy? Women’s “NO” are more powerful and effective than contraceptives in preventing pregnancies. Let’s empower our women.

    • Ria Navarro

      Hahaha. Sorry. Lalake ka, you should know how the “drive” works. And I think, it’s part of the obligation of each to respond. Also, females are more “into it” when they are fertile.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7T2BPPGLG457K5BUPQBPOKDPA4 Marlon

      sabihin mo yan sa mga ina na ayaw manganak pero pag dumating ang mga laseng na asawa nila ay nabo-bugbog lang pag sila ay tumatanggi.

      have you not heard of “spousal abuse” and “marital rape”? kaya nga mas gustuhin ng mga kawawang babae na ito na mag-“pills” kasi kahit magahasa sila ng asawa nila ay walang dagdag na palamunin.
      kaso walang pambili ng “pills’ kaya kailangan ang RH bill.

      kasuhan nila ng rape ang mga mister nila? asa pa, karamihan sa mga kawawang babae na ito ay walang trabaho at hinde “employable”kaya titiisin na lang nila ang “economic and sexual abuse” ng mga mister nilang “breadwinner” kaysa magutom sila at ang marami nilang anak.

      • Anonymous

        True! That is why aside from the RH Bill, we should also educate women about their rights and encourage them to work (even go into small business like what some LGUs and TESDA are doing, training them to do home-based business) so that they will become more independent. 

    • Anonymous

      Believe it or not, there are people (men and women) who don’t know how pregnancy works. Education about this is part of the RH bill.

      And also, with your statement, are you leaving all the responsibility of parenthood to women? That if a woman get pregnant (that is unwanted), it’s all her fault?

      Be a better man for being more responsible partner, and don’t just rely on the “NO” of women.

  • Anonymous

    Reason is the only objective means of communication and of understanding among men; when men deal with one another by means of reason, reality is their objective standard and frame of reference. But when men claim to possess supernatural means of knowledge, no persuasion, communication or understanding are possible. Why do we kill wild animals in the jungle? Because no other way of dealing with them is open to us. And that is the state to which [faith] reduces mankind—a state where, in case of disagreement, men have no recourse except to physical violence- Ayn Rand

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BCFQOJSJXNXNUCQSM7LAOILHN4 kelnashi

    Reasons to delay the passage…

  • Anonymous

    I hope that Sen. Pia Cayetano is sincere in furnishing Sen. Sotto the list of group and personalities lobbying for the RH bill. Can you imagine the millions the pharmaceutical firms will earn if this bill will be passed? I’m afraid too that not only lobbyists will benefit on the passage but some politicians as well. Now I’m aware why this Pinay actress Heart Evangelista is pro RH bill as I saw her once on tv w/ Sen. Santiago. Really don’t know her but my teenaged niece told me she used to be a GF of Jericho Rosales for long. No wonder.

    • Anonymous

      showbiz?

      I don’t find anything wrong if many pharmaceuticals earn, and I personally don’t care about Hearth Evangelista’s lovelife. It doesn’t do anything about the contents of the bill.

      What I do know is that RH bill addresses the need of our women, children and families, and we need it.

  • Anonymous

    “Tito Sotto said he could have agreed to the bill. . .”

    I and the senator have different principle in life. My logic is, if I believe a thing is right, it will always be right even if the devil also says it is.

  • Anonymous

    Simple lang ang pagsolve niyang RH Bill ni Tito Sotto,
    Just bring the debate in Eat Bulaga’s Bulagaan, ayos na ang buto buto. Pagdedebatehan pa ba yan, alam mo naman si Tito walang  serious, laging comic.
     

    • http://twitter.com/candypop290 therese ♥

      maybe he’s serious this time, comedians are not comical all the time, marunong rin sila maging seryoso. 

  • Anonymous

    even if the bill doesn’t pass, sex between man and woman, will continue…do you think these single celebrities are not doing it?…i bet these people are using contraceptives because they can afford it..and some politicians too who has mistresses….those against  the bill never mentioned these rich personalities who, some are living with their boyfriends or girlfriends without getting married……why do they get a pass from the anti-bill, nor do i hear from the chuch….sotto must know a lot of them….i hope those anti rh bill adopts those children born out of wedlock…the church can pioneer the adoption….let’s start in metro-manila..adopt the all the “batang lansangan” first…sotto, the church,and the anti bill people can poll their money, buy maybe 2 or 3 hectares outside of metro, build dormitory-type houses, send them to public schools, have vegetable gardens in the compound, teach them how to “fish”, etc…expand it to all the provinces, and adopt all babies born out of wedlock in each province…i want to see if they will continue not to support this RH BILL….as for the lobbyists,..our government was framed almost identical with the united states congress…whether we like it or not, lobbyists will be there for good…for now, it is probably the pharmaceutical lobbyists…is sotto never been approached by a lobbyist or a group of lobbyists,,,on what purpose is he asking for the lobbyists and personalities names…if i were pia, i would have told him with a stern “no”  as he too probably was approached by lobbyists before but not this time “kaya wala siyang kita”…sotto’s style is nothing but papogi…my apologies to helen gamboa..you were and stil are one of my favorites to this day… 

  • http://twitter.com/LarcetMyre Larcet Myre

    Ah, this comes from someone who once wanted to ban (If I remember correctly) the E-heads song “Alapaap” because it was promoting drug use. Sheesh. Please Sen. Sotto, just go back to Eat Bulaga where you belong. 

    • Anonymous

      Yes he did! Grrrrrr.

  • Anonymous

    i dont see any reason why sotto needs to know whos lobbying the rh bill, he should just read the rh bill analyze it and make as stand if pro or not it seems that other people are influencing your decision and not by actual facts i believe that sotto is also being influence by the church on his stand, mtgal p ang eleksyon 

    • Anonymous

      the article says it clearly:
      “Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III sought to unmask on Tuesday local lobbyists affiliated with an international organization advocating for abortion and whose founder was a known champion of “eugenics.”
      Eugenics refers to the ideology promoting selective breeding, thereby denying birth for the weak and the useless. Among its chief proponents, Sotto said, was the late Margaret Sanger, who founded the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).”If true, then perhaps this is just a “test bill”  then the next step will be abortion.  Hmmm, maybe we should let the RH bill pass and see if the Catholic Church is right again in a few years.  It was right when Roe vs Wade was passed barely five years after the warning of Humanae Vitae.

  • Anonymous

    Even if I do not agree with some politicians motivations regarding their actions, I agree that we should know the lobbyists not just for this bill, but for any bill.  Maybe we will finally learn that all this time laws are being passed not for the benefit of the people but for the benefit of certain groups that stand to benefit from the laws at the expense of the people.

    Why do we need to see who benefits from the RH Bill?  Perhaps we will see that it is drug companies that need to get rid of old stocks of pills, or condom makers who need more profits?  Just maybe…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N7YMQLOGF5ROIMOJR232JGM7YA noel

    It is now becoming clear for all of us the real agenda of RH bill advocates! These people are saying RH bill is not about abortion, yet, their  actions and advocacies show their real agenda. Thanks to Sen. Sotto for unmasking this evil agenda. We have to reject this kind of bill because it will not do good for us Filipinos. We have to learn from the tragic experiences of several countries in Europe which implemented birth control through contraceptives and condoms.    

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