Sen. Lapid dying to enter RH bill debates, but Pia, Miriam scare him

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Senator Manuelito “Lito” Lapid is dying to wade into the debates over the reproductive health (RH) bill but admits to being intimidated by the two feisty women sponsoring the measure.

It was a brave admission from Lapid, once considered Philippine show biz’s ultimate macho who played such notorious characters as Leon Guerrero, Ben Tumbling and Julian Vaquero on film.

Tongue not used to English

But his apprehension may be well-founded. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, the RH bill’s principal sponsor, once declared that she ate death threats for breakfast.

Her cosponsor, Senator Pia Cayetano, has proven during interpellation that she could hold her ground against the likes of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.

“What if they don’t understand my Tagalog or I don’t know how to answer their questions in English?” Lapid said in Filipino. “These senators are also lawyers who spent 10 years in law school while I spent 10 years practicing my stunts.”

He added: “Much as I want to interpellate, my tongue is not used to English.

“First, I don’t have a good supply of English words. I have not studied adequately and even if I cram now, there are some English words, mostly technical terms they use during discussions, that are really foreign to me.”

English not required

Santiago and Cayetano appeared moved when informed of Lapid’s worry, and said he could use Filipino during the debates.

“I will try my pidgin Tagalog to try to explain [the RH issue] to him, although I am ashamed of my Tagalog. I don’t have an extensive vocabulary,” said Santiago, who hails from Iloilo and speaks Ilonggo.

But she said she did not think that Lapid was all that intimidated “because he has an entrancing effect on all women, including myself.”

Cayetano also said she would be “happy to answer” Lapid’s questions in the native language. “There should be no problem because if you will notice, I also use Tagalog to emphasize some points in my explanations on this issue.”

Even Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, who sets the lineup of senators who would question the two sponsors, said he would accommodate a request from Lapid for a shift to Filipino during the debates.

“The inputs of Lito Lapid will be very important because this bill is dividing the country. We have to have everyone’s participation. I will support him if he asks for certain accommodations,” Sotto said.

Aging population

Lapid said that while he had as yet no position on the RH issue, the aging populations of Singapore and South Korea posed a concern to him.

“If the population is reduced because the women are not getting pregnant, what happens when everyone gets old and no new people take their place, like what they say is happening to these countries?” he said.

Lapid also stressed that his respect for women would be his primary consideration in formulating a position on the issue.

“Consider that a Filipina always covers her chest when she bends to pick up a coin, a handkerchief or a set of keys. What is she protecting? Is it not her body? We have to give women the proper respect. That would be a factor in my decision,” he told a group of female Senate reporters.

One thing that Lapid wants the two sponsors to clarify is whether contraceptives cause birth defects in children.

“I have observed babies, especially in the provinces, who are born with club feet or a harelip. Do drugs cause that? Or what about those with [Down’s Syndrome]? Could that not be prevented? What causes that? Don’t the drugs a mother takes cause that?” he said.

Be faithful to wife

In an interview, Santiago said Lapid’s questions about birth defects were among the most often asked by the curious.

“The fear is without basis in medical science at all,” she said. “No groups of scientists or doctors have ever issued a paper on that possible side effect. A contraceptive is meant to prevent sperm and egg from meeting. The very function of contraception is to avoid fertilization, so there can be no side effect at all because the two never meet.”

According to Santiago, the “best preventive measure” against unplanned pregnancy is “to be faithful to your wife.”

She added impishly: “A wife getting pregnant is not news. If your girlfriend gets pregnant, that is a crisis. If both are, that is panic.”

Cayetano pointed out that all drugs, even the lowly paracetamol, has side effects.

But in the case of contraceptives, she said, “medical consultation is needed before one takes these to determine which one is best for you.”

Originally posted: 8:42 pm | Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7KWUC4QI6BBJICY2Z4GHKOWFI rafi

    A lack of education or having an education is not a guarantee that a person will be good person or not…what we need are leaders who have common sense and moral decency…its that simple.

    If you can’t speak English well…then speak in Tagalog…don’t just stay mum on the issue…otherwise, what is the use of a senator who can’t even speak his mind out during a senate hearing.

    • Anonymous

      Kaya umasenso ang bansang Japan dahil ang gamit nila salita Nippongo. Hindi nila kailangan ang English dahil sa sariling nila bansa ay maraming trabaho. Mga salita sa electronics puro Nippongo. Tayo mga Pilipino kailangan marunong mag English para maging competitive daw sa pagpunta sa Middle East para magtrabaho. Malaking bagay ang sariling wika sa pag-asenso. Sa States maraming Pilipino hindi marunong magsalita ng tagalog samantalang ang ibang lahi tulad ng  Chinese, Mexico, Vietnamese, India, French, Portugese marunong sa mga wika nila at mahal nila ang sariling wika na itinuturo sa mga anak nila. Pilipino iba nakakahiya alam ang English ang tagalog hindi.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E7SFPQFWHHEAJ4IZKPD7OYJXVM Jabba

        Agree with you!

    • http://twitter.com/morgan_d_organ pierre morgan falces

      well said.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G42DTTGPDV6OFSU4EWLNWHA3PU Familia Ipong

    Lito Lapid — The perfect image reflection of his voters

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G42DTTGPDV6OFSU4EWLNWHA3PU Familia Ipong

    Lito Lapid is just acting how his voters want him to act.  He was voted so that there will be star power in the senate

  • Anonymous

    Hindi kulang ng words kong di kulang sa talino. Mr. Senator get an interpreter. Your excuses are all lame.

  • http://www.facebook.com/serge.imperio Serge Imperio

    alam mo naman pala na kulang ka sa pag-aaral tumakbo ka pa

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EJHUA4HOXTTEOF25TJONQVH654 gary g

      nagpaparmdam lang yan si Lapid…baka kasi makalimutan na sya ng mga tang@ng bumoto sa kanya. mas mabuti na maaga pa eh maalala sya.  Di rin yan mag re-retire, sabi lang nila yan pero tatakbo pa din yan. ganyan naman sila lahat….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E7SFPQFWHHEAJ4IZKPD7OYJXVM Jabba

    In short why did he run for senator alam niyang di niya kaya intelectually. Dapat pinakinggan niya si Dolphy who famously said, “madali ang tumakbo, paano kung manalo?” hehehe. Imagine sitting there doing nothing, it must be torture for Lapid.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EJHUA4HOXTTEOF25TJONQVH654 gary g

      He ran for senator because of the pork barrel!!! yun lang ang reason nya, ayaw nya lang aminin pero yun na yun at wala ng iba pa. Karamihan din naman ng nasa public office ay tumatakbo dahil lang sa pera.  Napakaliit ng sweldo sa public office, mas malaki pa ang sweldo ng mga ofw’s lalo dito sa Europe. Obvious naman na malaki ang kurakot sa public office…kaya nga pati sa barangay ay madami na din naghahangad na maka upo.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Lapid is a reflection of today’s voter’s idiocy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002224168236 Ka Blas

      So you’re an idiot, too.

      • Anonymous

        Sorry to disappoint you but i never voted for him. Obviously you did.

  • ryan andres

    I think the issue, Mr. Senator, is not the fact that you are not adept in speaking English, but the fact that you do not have a stand (or prefer NOT to have a stand) in any controversial bill, including the RH Bill. There are some choice words that we use in the English language to describe you, but since my English is rusty, I’ll use some choice Tagalog words (para di ka na rin mag-hire ng interpreter na taong bayan din ang gagastos, gunggong ka). So here we go:

    1. IWAS PUSOY
    2. BALIMBING
    3. WALANG B@YAG 
    4. INUTIL

    Want more, Senator Lapid? Hindi ito katulad ng mga pelikula mo na kahit hagisan ka ng granada’t hinigaan mo ay buhay ka pa rin pagkatapos. Grabe, ang tagal pa ng 2016!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3EYXDE2GQIMQLOK4D35RDE4SA4 Philip Machika

    Kasalanan ng mga bumoto sa kay lapid. Alam naman ng karamihan kung ano magiging trabaho ng mga senators – ang paggawa ng mga batas at debate sa mga legal/political issues. Tapos binoto sina lapid, revilla, jinggoy at yong mga walang alam. Kaya walang ibang dapat sisihin kundi yong mga stupid voters na pumili sa kanila.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LR2HFVHEH4JPYPLKA2ENUQTTPI Jhoy Dannug

    ang mga stunt men b, hindi marunong makipagcommunicate or to even speak of themselves? Senator, your job before is not an excuse for you not to participate in any deliberations or debate. Pano malalaman ang opinion mo kung di k nman nagsasalita. Sabihin mo sa tagalog….or wla ka lng talagang masabi kasi wla ka nman pakialam sa mga nangyayari? kung ganyan ang rason mo, dapat before ka pa tumakbo as senator, naisip mo n iyan…people did not put you there to just sit and hear. try to listen also….and participate…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BCEWOO6RAKPSC6D5ZN57UI4HPY Pedrino Gonzales

    Where Lapid was going to school?Everywhere are lessons in English, aside now of the artifically created Filipino, which is just an slightly adapted Tagalog in favor of the Manila region. There are even more people speaking Visayan dialects, so they are not interested to speak the dialect of other regions. In a country with more than 80 different dialects, it needs one universal lamguage and why then not one that is understood outside RP too? The more as now anyway all communication worldwide uses English and all the technologie too. Speaking English is also the real main advantage of OFWs, not so their “skills”. But you can at least teach them what they do not know and who could do that in Filipino?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOXP6ROUIUPWUIWTJD67JQZALA ethan

    then bakit ka pa nagsenador alam mo naman ganyan sa senado? sayang lang ang binabayad sayo na galing sa buwis ng mga mamamayan. saka yun term na mongoloid is politically incorrect! senador ka dapat kahit yun ganon kabasic maintindihan mo. konting effort naman pre ilang taon ka na nandyan e tapos til 2016 kapang senador!

    • Anonymous

      hahahaha!Mongoloid!Minsan minsan na nga lang magsalita sablay pa!

  • Anonymous

    paki sabi kay lito na hindi lamang ang lengwahe ang importante kundi pati na ang kaalaman o mga ideya na napapaloob sa pananalita. kahit matatas ang dila mo sa anumang lengwahe kung wala namang nilalaman ang utak mo sa isang bagay katulad ng paggawa ng batas, wala ka pa ring maiaambag sa talakayan dahil kulang ka sa kaalaman at karanasan. hindi ko alam kung bakit pumasok sya sa isang bagay na wala naman pala syang kakayahan. tuloy nagdurusa ang taong bayan. aral ito sa lahat ng mga gustong pumasok sa larangan ng pulitika.

  • Anonymous

    The saddest part of this whole story is that his term ends in 2016-it means the country will be the big loser for having a dumb senator who does not have the bare minimum qualifications for the job. Those who voted for him have only themselves to blame-you are stuck with this dimwit for five more years. Yan ang nakukuha ninyo sa katangahan ninyo-you asked for it and you deserve it. Sayang ang taxes na bayad nitong taong ito na wala namang ginagawang kabutihan as a senator gaya nina Honasan, Trillanes at Sotto. Panay rotten apples-disgusting.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DYC6ANPMBQIXBU6LEOFIUFABAI falcon

      i like trillanes,,we need him in uncovering corruption of past administration

  • Anonymous

    actually, hindi pa huli ang lahat: pwede ka pang mag resign! tatanawin kong utang na loob kung gagawin mo yan. sabihin mo sa resignation letter mo: mag reresign ako sa senado dahil wala pala akong alam. naaawa at nahihiya na ako sa sarili ko. sorry po! natauhan na po ako! lito lapid

  • Anonymous

    Bakit sasali sali ka diyan takot ka palang mag ingles at ipaglaban ang konting nalalaman mo.  Labandera lang si Miriam takot ka na?  Bakit ka nandiyan, dahil may pera?  Puro pera lang gusto niyo pero ayaw niyo sa trabaho.  Bumalik ka na lang sa pelikula at tumalon ka na lang sa bangin. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6XQ56F6GJZIXQM2RQXLU66XASQ caloyocoy

    Lapid,Pacquiao.revilla,Estrada—- ipagpatuloy nyo ang inyong inumpisahan,Mabuhay po kayo!

  • Anonymous

    If you want to know the actual number of stupid Filipinos who voted in the last election, just go to the Comelec and find the total votes Lito Lapid garnered. He is the Lapid stock of the Senate and  is giving Ramon Revilla, Sr. a spirited challenge for the title  “Most Stupid Senator the Philippines Ever Had.”  Every time he opens his mouth like this, he proves his worthiness for the title.

    • ryan andres

      Lapid Stock…hahahahaha I like that!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LLPTRPFUTYJXKI3KJS4B2UO4LI Jim De Garman

    lito lapid makakabuti sayo kung mag-resign ka na lang at least maipakita mo sa bayan na may delikadeza ka pa rin naiwan sa alapaap…at di ka lang pambutas ng upuan dyan sa senado at hintayin ang katapusan ng buwan para sa sweldong di mo man lang pinagpawisan…ang hirap sayo alam mo nang bobo ka at ni magbasa di mo naipasa sa grade one kumakandidato ka pa ..katwiran mo ..gusto pa naman ako ng mga botante..kaya yan mukhang tsepepoy ka na…tanga pa.

  • Anonymous

    yong two million pesos na pork barrel sa mga senators ay waste of taxpayers’ money sa mga senators gaya nina Lapid, Honasan, Trillanes, Sotto. Eh yong pang buwan buwan na sweldo nila? Napakalaking pera na nawawala sa bayan.

  • Rodel Pilapil

    bakit ba kasi tumatakbo pa ito sa senado, he would really do the filipino people a favor if he resign. Sayang lang taxpayers money na ginagastos ng gobyeron sa kanya wala naman alam, dapat talaga magkaroon ng criteria ang mga tumatakbong public officials kung sa trabaho nga e kailangan atleast graduate. 

    Wla talaga kwenta disfuctional ang gobyerno natin kaya hindi tayo umuunlad..   :-(

  • Anonymous

    kung me isip ka ba naman “honourable” lapid, hindi ka na tumakbo ng senador.  pati mayor ng makati wala ka rin karapatan  …. dahil sa popularidad, ang mga kapareho ninyo na mga pulitiko dapat aminin ang kakulangan … puwede ka naman na maging kagawad o barangay captain …..

    sayang lang ang binabayad sa inyo.  ganoon din kayo sotto, revilla at estrada … mag artista na lang kayo dahil doon me take two, three or four  … ang pinag-uusapan sa senado ay ang pag gawa na batas  … hindi na kayo nahiya   …

  • http://www.facebook.com/pedrosavallejo Peter A. Martin

    pwede bang ground for impeachment ang walang kaalaman (ignorance).  Pwede siguro no? kasi yung mga judges pwedeng tanggalin sa ignorance of the law……..sa bibig na mismo nya nanggaling, wala siyang alam, hindi niya maintindihan ang deliberations…..at wala pa rin sa saligang batas na pilipino ang gamiting medium sa mga deliberations sa kongreso………hayyyyy!  Pilipins my Pilipins…..only in da pilipins……..

  • Anonymous

    Ang dapat titulo ng mga ito, Lapid, Honasan, Trillanes, Sotto at Estrada, ay Terrible, hindi Honorable, walang honor ang kanilang presence sa senate. Unless we Filipino voters wake up and stop putting misfits in public office, walang unlad ang ating bayan. Garantisado yan-100%. Mag-apply ka nang janitor ay tatanungin ka kung ano ang experience mo sa pagjanitor. Di lalo na sana na national office? Simple yata yon.

  • Anonymous

    he is not prevented from interrogating or making a speech in pilipino. but the thing is he fooled his  voters. he is fully aware of his limitations.  and yet he went for senatorship. he can serve the public accordingly. let us say he may  start as a counselor.

  • John Sulayman

    “Hindi sanay ang dila ko. Unang una kulang ako ng words dahil hindi ako nag-aral. Kulang din sa basa. Kahit na humabol ako ng basa ng basa, kulang pa rin dahil 10 taon sa eskwelahan itong [mga senador]. Puro abugado e, paano ako makakaabol e ang alam ko sirko lang ng sirko ako noong araw?”

    Eh, why did you even become a senator in the first place kahit wala kang alam sa mga batas?

    Why are we putting these kind of people in the Congress!? Susmaryosep!

    • Anonymous

      blame on the idiot, dumb and moron filipinos who elected him…

      • Anonymous

        That is so TRUE.  In defense of our voters now I doubt it kung maboto pa ito  MEDYO hindi na moron, idiot at dumb ang mga voters ngayon.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=686232240 Jvee Veneracion

        Hey, at least Lito Lapid’s passed more bills compared to the ruling head of state. He means well and he tries and he knows that his lack of education is hindering him. But he’s asking questions. That may make him look ignorant but it also means that he wants to learn. He doesn’t close his mind to facts and opinions, unlike those anti-RH bill supporters who bring religion into the debate. And gusto niyang makialam kasi trabaho niya yun. Samantalang ang ibang politiko dyan, sarili lang ang iniintindi at hindi ang taong bayan.

  • Anonymous

    tgm-erick-anong ibig mong sabihin na Lapid may start as a counselor? What qualifications does he have to be a counselor? Please explain. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    LL…Bakit ang galing mo magpaLUSOT pero hindi ka marunong MAGRASON???Sa totoo lang, kung may onti ka man lang katalinuhan eh PWEDE ka naman mag tagalog. Ang dating eh sinisiraan mo pa yang mga fellow senators tungkol sa pagkamatay ni Sec. Reyes eh di mo inisip yung mga milyong taong namatay sa gutom dahil sa kanya. Kapunyepunyeta yang mga palusot mo! There is a reason why educated people deserve to be in authority. Pinaghirapan po yan! At wag na irason si Gloria at Marcos para sabihin mga BOBO naman daw ang piliin, pwede ba!Kaya minsan nakakawalang gana lang talaga tulungan mga indigents kse pinapahirapan lang nila sarili nila sa mga kabobohang pagpili ng mga politiko. Magtiis kayo ngyon! Yan ang nagagawa ng panunuod ng mga teledramang walang kenta!leche!

  • Anonymous

    LIto, alam mo ba yoong kasabihan na, “a man should know his limitations” ? Hindi ko sinasabi na huwag kang magpursigi para madagdagan ang kaalaman mo. Pero kung noon pa man eh alam mong hindi ka uubra, bakit kumandidato ka pa ? Akala mo siguro noong kumandidato ka eh audition sa pelikula ang sasalihan mo.
    Hindi dahilan ang hindi ka marunong umingles kaya hindi ka lumalahok sa debate sa senado. Kung may alam ka, lalahok at lalahok ka kahit na managalog ka.Bakit, mga Amerikano ba ang mga kasama mo sa senado ? Puro naman kayo mga pango ang ilong, so ano ang problema mo ? Ang problema mo ay wala kang alam, aminin mo na iyan. Imbes na tawagin kang mambabatas, dapat sa iyo ay MAMBUBUTAS kasi butas na ang upuan mo sa tagal ng pagkaka-upo mo sa tuwing session niyo.

  • Anonymous

    These Kapampangans are impossible. They gave us an illegitimate president who functioned (albeit in an evil way half the time) and a legitimate senator who does not function.

  • Anonymous

    Sana sa dami at bigat ng insulto kay Lapid dito sa comment section, gawain niya ang ginawa ni Reyes for the good of the country. Parang awa mo na sa bayan. Goodbye, Lapid.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3FPTW3UQ7THI4MYVVITFOWNOHM Rosauro

    I commiserate Senator Lapid for his candid acceptance that he could not engage in debate with other of his equals in the august floor of our Senate. The Senator in the first place became a law maker not because his is intelligent but because of popularity among the less educated people who cast their votes for him. SOME of our handsome and popular politicians who want to perpetually be in power enjoy witnessing that our country be populated by poorly educated people so they can always get their votes during election times. (However, Senator Lapid is an exception because he is honest telling us that he is less proficient in the language that is widely spoken internationally.) They encourage our people to be nationalistic by falsely introducing laws that would be implemented in schools but strangely enough after graduation from college we end up going outside the country in search of work where no one can understand us well when we communicate in Taglish. At work we are being ridiculed for speaking pidgin English. It is like saying to people in the neighborhood to vacate our place but at a time of needing help we call the same people to come to help us solve our own problem. My showing compassion to people who candidly admit for what they are should be emulated and Senator Lapid is the fellow I admire.

  • Anonymous

    kung meron ka pang delikadesang natitira, mag resign ka nalang.. kesa naka upo ka lng sa silya mo nang ilang taon at tumatanggap nang milyones… ang kapal nang apog mo.. 

  • mrtn

    Ngayon, kita mo naman pala kahinaan mo! dapat mag-isip ka na at bakit ginamit mo ang iyong kasikatan para lamang mapadpad sa pwestong iyan, na di mo pala kayang gampanan at sa pagsasalita lang ng English, eh di mo kaya!   kung talagang hangad mo mag serbisyo—eh maraming pang ibang paraan para gawin yun! kysa pagiging senator mo!

  • Anonymous

    Hindi tunay na balakid ang katangahan ni lito lapid sa inggles sa kanyang maayos na pakikipag debate tungkol sa RH bill. Ang totoong humahadlang sa kanya, at sa kanyang mga kaisip, ay ang kawalaan nang saysay ng kanyang pinapanindigan.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/XY4AW6ZJBAPIJ33L7KX6M3IOQI c

    para sa Entertainment section ba ang article na eto? ano ba yan? eh bat ka pa tumakbong senator if ganyan ka? resign na, now naaaa!!!!

  • Anonymous

    While Sen Lapid factually points Singapore and South Korea’s experience of aging population and failed to raise the fact that these 2 countries are economically developed nations, this only proves that we need a bill to manage our growing population in relation to our economic development. Religion must not dictate the nations economic development and well being based on interference in population management legislation. Religion must stick to the role of “purveyor of hope” and their leaders make money out of this.

  • Anonymous

    kahit naman sa tagalog puwede ka makipag debate dahil may staff ka naman na marunong mag-english at puwede din naman sabihin sa mga senators na tagalog ang gamitin pag nakikipag debate sa yo…….pero ang totoo lang niyan ay wala ka kumpiyansa dahil hindi taos sa puso mo ang pagsisilbi sa publiko…….ang personal na interest mo lang ang dahilan kung bakit nandyan ka sa senado…..

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Senator you owe it to the filipino people to express your views. That is what your are there for. The Filipino people give you that pork barrel and all the privileges afforded to a high government official to speak for them in return. If you were a senator in a more civilized country, you would have been recalled and asked to resign despite your brave admission. You simply don’t belong there.

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

      Might want to post that in Tagalog so he can understand it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1469048088 Patrick Greg

    minsan naiisip ko na ang masang pilipino ay tanga pagdating sa eleksyon… pano nananalo ang mga ito… (lapid, 3 marcoses, etc…) tsk… pasensya sa natatamaan, opinyon ko lang… papayag akong makasama sa ethnic cleansing, kung ang kapalit ay pagkawala ng talamak na pag uugaling kawatan sa gobyerno…

    • Anonymous

      Up to the year na ang mga showbis personatlity ay mga na elect sa ibat ibang political position Agree ako diyan na medyo tanga ang mga Filipino sa pagboto.  But majority of them have learned their lesson, kita mo si Jawo di na naboto may bumatok pa. Matatalino na mga botante natin ngayon kaya  WALA PA RIN TAYONG LABAN SA MGA MANDARAYA…..

  • Anonymous

    AT least inamin ni Lapid ang kahinaan niya,d kagaya nila Sotto at Enrile na mali na ipinagdidiinan pa,mga botante rin ang dapat sisihin kung ibinoboto pa ang ganitong klaseng politico,YES TO RH BILL,

  • Anonymous

    senador ….iyong  mga kinita sa lahar noong gobernador pa kayo at ng anak nyo  pwede po bang masoli pa

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

      Pero sabi ng kumpareng Hapon ni Lito:  “Wara na lahar ang pera.  Ubos na.”

  • Anonymous

    Ang dapat sisihin dito ang mga tanga na bumoto kay Lito Lapid…patunay lang na madamii pang tanga na mga botante gayong alam naman ng lahat na kulang cya sa kaalaman na gumawa ng batas. Ngayon dahil senador cya until 2016…hindi naman ang bumoto sa kanya ang magsasakripisyo ng kabobohan nya sa halip ang buong mamamayan ng Pilipinas. Lahat tayo magdudusa….kaya gawing bayani na lng c LL. bwahahahaha

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

      Tanga talaga ang bumoto.  Naging Governor at ilang ulit na Senador. Isama na natin si Bong Revilla at pati na si Noli de Castro.  Buti pa si Jinggoy pilit na nag-aral at natuto.

  • Anonymous

    Sen Lapid kung sa pagtatanong lang sa dalawang babae na senador ay natatatakot ka lalo na cguro kung gagawin mo ang iyong sinumpang katungkulan bilang senador na mag isip ng idea at ipasa bilang batas para sa kabubuting ng sambayang Pilipino lalo ka cgurong maduduwag. Kaya pala wala kang ginagawa sa senado…

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

      Di mag-Tagalog si Pia at Miriam kahit Ilongga si Miriam?  

      • http://twitter.com/morgan_d_organ pierre morgan falces

        it would be funny pag nagtagalog si Mirriam but why not. Masaya to.

  • Anonymous

    Kung pa-Ingles-Ingles nga, puro “wacha call this” o “it’s like” o “ahhh” lang ang sasabihin, tanga pa rin.

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

    How can Lapid oppose RH Bill when he himself uses contraceptives in his flings with other women?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

      karaniwang sakit nating mga pinoy, basta’t nalang titira e wala namang facts.Bakit, may relatives kabang kinadyot ni Lapid at binigyan nang contraceptives???

  • Anonymous

    he said:- First, I don’t have a good supply of English words. I have not studied
    adequately and even if I cram now, there are some English words, mostly
    technical terms they use during discussions, that are really foreign to
    me.”

    simple solution to the problem of mr. lapid:- let the arroyo family teach him the spanish language of which the arroyo’s are fluent ……which they think few elite filipinos only could understand…..

    …..by his name alone….e-lit(o) din naman si mr. lapid..so he is entitled to learn the spanish language, and he can forget the difficulty of learning the english language!!.

    if he can able to master the spanish language…he then can start to interpellate any proposed bills to his godmother gma…

    …sinverguenza!!!!

  • gdarjuan

    nakakatuwa sigurong panoorin si lapid at si mirriam mag debate. isa sobrang talino isa sobrang tanga!

    • Anonymous

      O dili kaya ay brenda at breno. hehehe…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

      i do not see it as a good debate between Lito and Mirriam…Enrile vs Mirriam is worth to watch!!!

  • Anonymous

    SENA TONG kuno. Lito Lapid , mamundok ka na lang mabuti pa dehins ka pala marunung mag INGLES bakit tinanggap mu pa ang posisyun mo.. Tumatanga ka lang pala sa SENADO, kubra ka nang kubra nang sweldo wala ka naman ginagawa.. Mabuti pa si JUAN DELA CRUZ na lang pumalit sa yo.. he.. he.. he

  • Anonymous

    HOY SENA TONG Lito Lapid , mabuti pa bumalik ka na lang sa pagka ARTISTA mo , takut ka pala ha.. ha.. ha.. Baka tadyakan ka ni Miriam Santiago

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SOEVHIPPMHMHREOUIVH75FIVUE leonardoo

    For the sake of our beloved country, Lapid should shut his mouth and not to expose his  utter ignorance in the media. Better still he should leave the senate before the next senatorial elction. It will make many people happy to know that the senate is occupied by educated and intelligent senators who are paid by the  taxes they are paying.

  • Anonymous

    E tanga ka pala, nagkukunwari ka pa maging senador. If you can’t handle debating with educated senators, then don’t presume that you can handle being a senator yourself! Thank you for at least admitting that you “haven’t studied adequately” and that you are unfamiliar with legal jargon.

    Question for the general public: if you were in need of medical services, would you submit yourself to a doctor who was full of good intention but lacked a medical degree? In the same way, why should Filipinos elect a legislator who, while full of the right intentions, lacked the intellectual wherewithal to handle the job???

    In the future, just say NO to actors with political ambitions. Also, this should serve as a warning to you, Manny Pacquiao. You might be a hero in the ring, but you sir are a zero in politics. Don’t even think of running for any higher office. If so, God help the Philippines…

  • Anonymous

    Nakakahiya ka Lito Lapid.  Parang kasalanan pa ng mga ibang senador na may pinag aralan sila.  Sana matuto na mga ang pinoy na bumoto sa mga taong may totoong qualifications.  Nakakhiya ka talaga.  Bakit akala mo na dahil sa sinabi mo eh mas mamahalin ka ng masa?  Please mga kababayan isipin niyong mabuti ang mga binoboto niyo para di na tayo magkaroon ng mga ganitong opisyal.  

  • Anonymous

    You have to educate the voters: what we need in Senate and Congress are not only smart but a nationalist one. Smart nga, magnanakaw naman- kawawa naman ang sambayanan. Kilangan nating ang matatalino at mapagmahal sa bayan!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Delfin-Dano/100000369657039 Delfin Dano

    Mag iksibisyon ka na lang ng Arnis de Mano Senatungak Lito. Baka makumbinsi mo pa si Pia.

  • Anonymous

    Sino ba dito ang bumoto sa hunghang na to?

  • http://www.facebook.com/serge.imperio Serge Imperio

    lapid’s revelation of his incompetence is enough reason for him to RESIGN.

  • Anonymous

    Walang pakunwari kay Lapid. Nagtataka lang ako kung bakit english ang medium sa congress.  Dapat gawing requirement sa kandidatura na marunong ng national language. O kaya gawing national language ang english. Ewan ko kung may ibang bansa na gumagamit ng english sa congress kung ang national language nila ay iba.

    Muntik ng makasuhan si Martin Nievera(?) nang kinanta niya ng ibang style ang pambansang awit, pero okay lang sa kanila na hindi  gamitin ang pambansang wika. Hypocrisy and double-standard

  • Anonymous

    when somebody accused of being stupid, i’d rather keep quiet than speak up and prove them right !!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Zahl/1670371040 Steven Zahl

    82% of Pinoys want RH Bill to pass!!!

    ITALY, where the catholic church started, had their RH Bill approved in 1970.

    Spain, France and Ireland all have their Universal RH approved decades ago.

    Wag tayo TRYING HARD catholics.  Daming GUTOM sa Pinas.

    BBC Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn0XynCvqIE

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E37CWX56VA3EV3CLD73Y44VU6U Anonymous

      Ireland’s case is different. What they did was to remove a portion of their constitution that says the Chuch is the official religion. This was needed because laws contrary to Church doctrine cannot be passed. Because of this, Ireland does not have a ban on contraception. But neither do they have a law that promotes it. The Philippines does not have ban too just like Ireland. But It is different in our case because RH mandates the state to be the agent of contraceptives and that is not the case of Ireland.

      Small information. The Catholic Church did not start in Italy.

      82% of Pinoys want the RH bill to pass because what they hear are just parts of the bill palatable to everybody. Its proponents dont mention the other parts that are contentious. Most of all, its proponents are playing the religion card to convince everybody about it. You dont need to have faith to go against it. You just need to read the whole bill and think about the provisions.

      Madaming gutom kaya papakainin natin sila ng pills at condom?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X7EKDO52F7HOCWFMHALMPWHKEM Shake-yer-head

    “…I don’t have an extensive
    vocabulary,” said Santiago, who hails from Iloilo and speaks Ilonggo.” The correct term is HILIGAYNON instead of “Ilonggo”. Ilonggo refers to a person.

  • Anonymous

    Pass the RH bill.
    What is wrong with
    – providing education and family planning supplies to the poor to enable them to have more manageable family sizes?
    – providing sex education to our young adults to enable them to be knowledgeable about prevention of underage pregnancies and STDs?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gabby-Smith-De-Mesa/100000930812759 Gabby Smith De Mesa

    e2 ba ang hinalal natin sa senado mahiya nman tyo sna nga marami nagawa i2 c lapid ok lang nman na tagalog ang lenguwahe nya pero sulitin nya nman ang paghalal s knya ng taong bayan tgal na pinag uusapan i2 RH bill eh di nya gnagawa assignment nya  hay naku juan!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDQHTKWD4AYZY2522DH3SFXOVU Gangsong

      Sir wag ka naman sana quick to judge. Di naman po porke’t ngayon lang nabalita ito ibig sabihin wala syang pakialam all this time. Wala naman ho sigurong masama umamin na hindi ka makasabay kesa naman magkunwari ka tapos pulpol ang labas mo diba mas nakakahiya? Chaka di naman ho ibig sabihin na di ka magaling magingles, senator ka man o magsasaka, eh wala ka nang alam. Lahat po ng tao kahit papano ay may logic. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QSBNZB3TEKHJE5A74STZTTUHC4 ed0408

    The problem with those against RH Bill is that they are only good in talking. They should also be active in  adopting poor families who have more than 3 children. These poor families need the support of anti-RH Bill supporters not by words alone but more on deeds. You can’t feed and educate them with words but food and money for education.  

  • Anonymous

    When you have the truth, you need not fear: you will prevail. When you think you are wise and articulate to hide the truth, like a fish, you’ll get caught by your mouth.  This happened to Sen. Santiago when interpellated by Sen. Enrile.  We will see how wise we had been by having 2 Cayetanos in the Senate.  Let us pray for our divided country and be part of making the Way, the TRUTH, and the Life a living reality in our lives.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZEBE6PPD5PJIHJZZRRH2VM3MYE Ed

    This clearly (and loudly) shows Lapid’s ignorance on the works of the senate. Sana naisip nya yan bago sya tumakbo sa legislature. But as in his case, ibinoto naman sya  ng madlang tao. So we get what we deserve. His questions (re: Do drugs cause that? Or what about those with [Down’s Syndrome]? Could
    that not be prevented? What causes that? Don’t the drugs a mother takes
    cause that?) can be easily answered to him by his legislative staff if they only do some simple research.

  • Anonymous

    lito lapid is a disgrace to the country as ramon revilla was. His ambition then was to have a photo taken with Obama. That’s all? what good can a  zero IQ official like him do to our country except for collecting tong for every truckload of lahar hauled? There must be a law that bans useless officials. A grade school student can easily beat him in all arguments. 

  • Anonymous

    Ok lang yun. Si Lapid naman laging miyembro ng “SILENT MAJORITY” kaya laging silent sa debate. Ang mga bumoto sa kanya ang may kasalanan niyan hindi si Lapid.

    Sa palagay ko mas magandang mag-interpellate si Lapid kasi magtatagalog siya na mas maiintindihan ng nakakarami. Ang mga magtatawa lang siguro sa mga itatanong nya eh yung mga taong mas mababa ang pinag aralan kaysa sa kanya.

    Pero, saludo ako kay Lapid. Umaamin siya kapag hindi niya alam. Yung iba diyan, bobo na nga nag aasal matalino pa. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDQHTKWD4AYZY2522DH3SFXOVU Gangsong

    Not being able to speak in English is not a sign of incompetency. I really dont get it why we have to use such extensive English in education, politics and law to the point that less than a quarter or even 10% of our population doesn’t understand a thing. Anyway, to go straight to my point. East Asian (CN, JP, KR) and European law makers, for example, use their native tongue in classes, debates and in sessions. This clearly bridges any gap in understanding between all concerned parties. I am not, in any way nor ever will be, a Lito Lapid supporter. But you have to give credit for his action of admitting his short coming. I guess the only solution for this is to elect senators which are competent enough to speak English. Just my two cents. Peace mga kapatid.

  • Anonymous

    so if he considers his defficiencies as like that, can’t express fully himself on debates, why did he still run for senator! how can he make laws when the laws tries to recommend, he himself cannot express. only in the PHILIPPINES! same too with other elected officials who doesn’t know what laws are for!

  • Anonymous

    pwede naman magtagalog, sen. lapid. ang masama, eh yun hindi alam ang sinasabi.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6KU4GZOUZYZABWJOWMDFEHMCYI Anton

    actually diyan nagtatago ang mga nakakarami , sa english , para sa kanila ang english ay competency at knowledge , as far as i know , tayu lang yatang pinoy at india ang nagkakan damatay na magpakagaling sa english hahahahahaha… punta ka sa boracay , dami europeans , pag kinausap mu ng english, sagut sa yu ,,,we dont speak english that much ,,,tapus ang kuwento

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4DR7YUGXCJNVHL6AZ2ATWCG7RY Felix

      reply to anton: ang china, taiwan, singapore ay ilan sa mga bansa na ang pamahalaan ay may mga programa upang maging bihasa sa salitang english ang mga mamamayan.

  • Anonymous

    Walang problema kung tagalog ang debate basta and takbo ng paguusap ay may pupuntahan at hindi puro pogi points lang. Senador Lapid palagay ko ikaw ay ibonoto ng mga tao dahil naniniwala sila sa kaya mong gawin at hindi dahil sa magaling ka sa english.

  • Anonymous

    Naku, i can’t wait to hear and see Sen. Lito Lapid to debate with Miriam. ang ganda nito. Back-to-back: Lito Lapid and Tito Sen vs Miriam and Pia. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RNJYX4OMNWEQEPRDAPR6D6FENI marco

    Lapid, bakit ka kasi kumandidato at naging senador pa?. Eh bobo ka pala.

  • antonioluna

    ang alam ko masarap magluto si senatong lapid, kung saan ka magaling doon ka na lang magtuon ng panahon at pag iisip, dapat ang tawag sa kanya chef lapid.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002224168236 Ka Blas

      Ikaw dapat maging loro.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RNJYX4OMNWEQEPRDAPR6D6FENI marco

    Talaga lang walang alam naman yan. Artista kasi kaya binoto ng mga fans nya na tulad niya, wala din alam.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Zahl/1670371040 Steven Zahl

    82% of Pinoys want RH Bill to pass!!!

    ITALY, where the catholic church started, had their RH Bill approved in 1970. 

    Spain, France and Ireland all have their Universal RH approved decades ago.

    Wag tayo TRYING HARD catholics.  Daming GUTOM sa Pinas.

  • Anonymous

    Sayang lang ang pera ng taong bayan na ibinabayad kay Senatong Lito Lapid.  Artista yan at walang alam sa paggawa ng batas.  Hindi rin niya naintindihan ang Ingles.  Pero sigurado akong marunong MANGURAKOT yan kagaya ni Kabalen niyang si Gloria.

  • http://www.facebook.com/louiebee Louie Bretana

    oy pero teka ha, his comment about Filipino women covering their chest when they bend down to pick something up, although slightly simplistic, is actually insightful and indicates to the chivalrous nature of the Filipino male macho man mentality and their sincere (though possibly sexist) concern for their damsel’s well being. at kahit madami kang pwedeng isagot sa issue ng aging populations ng mga bansa tulad ng Japan, Singapore at Korea, his arguement is at least an issue not based on hearsay and more on fact. pwedeng hindi sya masyado matalino pero parang meron syang sentido common. samantalang ang ibang sendaor dyan, magaling nga maginggles, pulpol naman ang arguments. sana lang mangibabaw ang kanyang maayos na pag-iisip.

  • Anonymous

    Lapid should acknowledged his limitations before running for office. Ambitious celebrities, ignorant electorate, corrupt trapos, controlling church & irresponsible media keep the Phils. in the dark ages.

    Anyway, mastery of English language is immaterial, what’s important is you have a stand & aware of the plight of the poor & that our nation’s on the verge of unsustainability.

  • Anonymous

    hmm, this would be interesting to watch/listen to. philippine politics is really entertaining to watch. it would be like how our good rep. pacquiao and rep. lagman debated in congress.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Senator Lapid, 

    S. Korea and Singapore have low birthrates because women were educated and their society has become affluent (mayaman po). It happened by choice and has nothing to do with birth control, your honor. Please do not worry about an aging population. Instead, you should worry about poor families with 10 children. 
    You will have your place in history, and my genuine respect, if you take a brave stand in supporting the RH Bill. 

    Thank you your honor.

    your kababayan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYITA5V33GYZSLC3G37UCVNTKA Ben

    He added: “Much as I want to interpellate, my tongue is not used to English.
    “First, I don’t have a good supply of English words. I have not studied adequately and even if I cram now, there are some English words, mostly technical terms they use during discussions, that are really foreign to me.”

    That`s sad, what a waste of voters attention to him. This is nothing to do with their professions, it is about the ability of the person to have a mark of leadership, gather his subordinates to research something and help him defend his anti stand. But, I do hope he is able to pass viable laws other than this and is able to help people with his own ideas not always agreeing with the majorityjust  because he can`t stand a debate which is unfortunately, a senate`s way of life…. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K2RI3LJVGNNED3XPMG7HVMIIO4 Herbert

    Pwede naman siyang tumambling nang tumambling na lang sa senado para ma-entertain yung mga bumoto sa kanya.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBO77K6PXKPQKPQQQOFRCYNJFA ricky

    “Sen. Lapid dying to enter RH bill debates, but Pia, Miriam scare him”
    HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA….. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/serge.imperio Serge Imperio

      ilang litro kaya ang nosebleed nya pag natuloy ang debate jejejeje

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBO77K6PXKPQKPQQQOFRCYNJFA ricky

    “If the population is reduced because the women are not getting pregnant, what happens when everyone gets old and no new people take their place, like what they say is happening to these countries?” Lapid said.

    this goes to show that Lapid is so ignorant about the issue. tagalugin natin. hindi sinasabing wag ka na manganak… ang kailangan lang dapat kontrolin mo ang pagdami ng tao. na wag naman dumami ng sobra na wala ka na mapakain. hindi mo na mapaaral. lumiliit ang pagkakataonna magkaroon ng magandang buhay dahil sa sobra dami.  talaga ito si lapid oh. 

    pero in fairness, gusto ko ang Lapid….. chicharon. :)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

      ang dapat kontrolin ay ang kamangmangan, pag-nagawa yan ay di mo na dapat silang pagsabihan!

  • Anonymous

    “the aging populations of Singapore and South Korea posed a concern to him.”

    ===> This is not primarily due to their version of RH law. They do not sterilize people there. But rather it is due to their modern lifestyle, with both husband and wife working – so they cannot afford to take care of babies. That is why they are putting off having babies at a later age.

    Eh sa Pilipinas, hindi na nga mapakain ang mga anak, eh lalo pang gawa ng gawa ng baby.

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

      not too fast…check the UN data showing Korea has significantly more couples getting sterilization at 36.8%, combined women and men, while 10.6% in the Phil.

      they cannot afford to take care of babies yet has one of the high divorce rate in Asia…

    • Anonymous

      Given the prosperity the Singaporeans are enjoying now shortage of manpower is not a problem – they can always afford to import from other countries.

  • Jun Go

    hay naku, ito ba ang senador na binoto nyo? kaya sa susunod, pumili po tayo ng may alam.  nagdahilan pang di siya makapag-english

    • Anonymous

      That’s the result when the people are ill-informed or not informed at all – they make bad choices. Same thing is happening right now as far as our population problem is concerned. The RH Bill is about providing information to help couples make the right decisions on family size.

  • Gil Caceres

    Such an illiterate senator known to have done nothing but amass wealth through corruption. You are suppose to make laws, deliberate with the best minds on laws and champion the cause of the masses. You can’t even talk straight english? Go back to movies and get Melanie Marquez to team up with you with her long legged. We don’t need people like you at the Senate. Or maybe just sell Chicharon…Lapid’s

    • Anonymous

      Lito Lapid will just laugh at us because he knows there’s plenty of idiots who will continue to vote for him. They are his constituency.

  • Anonymous

    Kasi we export manpower. Kung hindi tayo marunong sa Ingles, paano tayo makakahanap ng trabaho sa ibang bansa, kahit chimay man lang.

    • Anonymous

      Hindi dunong english kaya hindi pwede trabaho abroad kaya senate na lang siya kasi madami di dunong bumoto.

  • Anonymous

    Si Manny english o tagalog debate no problem.  Humarap sa kahit sinong tao including Barrack, no problem. Si Lapid, wala basta may pakinabang doon siya boboto.

  • http://twitter.com/HACKpatooey Mac Estrada

    Wouldn’t it make a lot more sense if the senator read up a bit on basic sciences first before joining in on the debate? The answers to questions such as:

    Do drugs cause that?
    Or what about those with [Down’s Syndrome]?
    Could that not be prevented?
    What causes that?
    Don’t the drugs a mother takes cause that?

    can easily be found in general knowledge health books. If he really wanted to, it would have been way easier to have someone with a medical background explain to him the effects of poor nutrition, environmental factors such as heavy metals on drinking water, the correlation of advanced childbearing age and down syndrome, etc. (common factors affecting childbearing women in the provinces).

    There are better ways of wasting taxpayer money than turning the senate into a science remedial class.

    • Anonymous

      In my opinion, simply remove religion from the discussion and it will all come down to common sense.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

      you’ve missed the prelimenary debate in the lower house? both pro and anti RH Bill are Medical Doctors!!!…don;t listen to gays and retired people it’s obvious hindi na applicable sa kanila ang RH bill but yet they are the primary sponsors…let me say it again, smart people does not need RH bill!!!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HQKEZ27MSGTSFJVGQNP34CWFLY Brain

        I agree with you that smart people don’t need RH bill. However, we need RH bill because we are not that smart, to say the least.

  • Anonymous

    Senator Lapid, its good that you accepted one of your weakness especially with your english which for me is immaterial. But if you truly respect women the best for you is to listen carefully Senators Miriam and Pia Cayetano why they are pro-RH. You listen with an open heart and mind and without bias.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TQXRFWGXBTLLL6GNN6566P2VN4 lius

    that’s the voted senator…not doing he’s work…just great…! wasted tax payers money…not through corruption but simply an official not doing he’s work…

  • Anonymous

    The frequent comment by Sen. Sotto that the issue on RH bill is dividing the country is somewhat ridiculous. Since when did a democratic country like ours not dealing with divisive issues? During election, discussion in the legislature and in any deliberative body there are always different stands and point of views. That is why knowledge in parliamentary rules and procedures is imperative specially for a lawmaker like him. If a group cannot be convinced then the issue will be voted upon. The tenet is that anyone who wishes to speak shall be heard and towards the end though the stand of the minority shall be respected but the will of the majority shall prevail. If Sen. Sotto does not want divisiveness will he rather keep his mouth shut? But the way I understand it he would rather have the proponent of the RH bill back out. Considering what is at stake, it is not amusing. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DYC6ANPMBQIXBU6LEOFIUFABAI falcon

      the country is always divided..pro gloria and anti-gloria..as in pro corruption and anti-corruption

  • Anonymous

    Now these male senators are implying that RH bill is equivalent to genocide.   This is another big lie because it’s never forcing anyone to use contraceptives.  Wag naman sana silang mapanloko.

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

    sen lapid
    huwag naman gamitin yan
    as an excuse not to do your job

    problema na ni sen miriam at sen pia
    kung di ka maintindihan
    sila ang may pagkukulang
    at hindi ikaw
    pag ganoon

    pilipino tayo
    hindi ingles o kano

    • Anonymous

      Pwede naman kasing ma-accomodate si Sen. Lapid basta magsabi lang siya. Ang problem pati sa pagbuka lang ng bibig natatakot ata siya. Iyan ang napala ng mga idiots na bumoto ng another idiot.  Gumagastos ng malaki ang bayan para sweldohan ang isang senador tapos walang gagawin kundi makinig lang sa usapan ng ibang senador.

  • Anonymous

    Sen. Lapid, please just stick to renaming streets. We already have a nutjob weighing in (that’s conspiracy theory-proponent Sotto).

  • Anonymous

    Kabalen Sen. Lito ba’t ba kasi sinabak mo pa ang pagkasenador, ngayon ang iyong katangahan ay nahahalata. Doon ka na lang sana sa quarry sa Porac hintay ka nila mayor at kapitan dun. Kahit tagalugin o kapampangan kung may inherent intellect ka talaga no problem. Pero inamin mo mismo na puro tumbling lang ang inatupag mo noon eh tumahimik ka na lang, it is worth your while. Ito ang lagi mong tandaan, this is an unsolicited advice…”I’d rather that I keep my mouth shut and presumed a fool than open it and remove all doubts”. Gets mo, abe?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W4RTNUSX3BQCWCDQAA562BFC5I Lito G

    Eh obvious ba na bobo yang si Lito Lapid na yan. Bakit nga ba naging senador yan? Kahit nga siguro sa tagalog debate eh lalabas pa rin ang katangahan nyan. Kaya walang mangyari maganda sa bansa eh dahil sa mga ganyang senador na walang laman ang utak. Yun nga lang pag masyado naman matalino eh super galing din mangurakot. Wala talagang mapagpilian. Kawawa naman ang aking bayang mahal….

  • Anonymous

    dapat mas lalo silang ma scared pagdating ng judgment time pag harap sa Creator… hehehe

    • Anonymous

      Do not laugh because you can never be sure na absuelto ka.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

    What a revelation!
    Of course, I know Sen. Lito Lapid’s limitations. That is why I never and will ever vote him as a senator.
    Subalit, napapanahon na rin po, Senador Lapid, na kayo ay magsalita at makibahagi sa usapin ng contraceptives at condoms.

    Bakit hindi ninyo subukan na magbayad ng isang tutor sa Ingles para maigawa kayo ng script na babasahin na lang ninyo para sa inyong pangunahing mensahe bago kayo sumabak sa debate?
    Pagkatapos din po ay maghanap kayo ng mga eksperto na sasagot sa mga agam-agam ninyo at ipasulat sa kanila ang kani-kanilang pahayag at gawin mga tanong na maaari rin ninyo basahin muli kung magtatanong na kayo kina Sen. Miriam at Sen. Pia. Dahil mayroon na kayong listahan ng mga katanungan at mga kasagutan, madali na ninyo magagawa ang paglahok ninyo sa isa sa pinakamahalagang panukala na hinaharap natin ngayon.

    I am not surprised either why Sen. Miriam Santiago and Sen. Pia Cayetano feel “superior” among their batch of senators. The capable ones who can match their debating skills are strangely quiet for a long, long time. I get the feeling that they are busy planning for the next elections or for their new enterprises in the drawing board or in progress funded by people’s money legitimized indiscriminately by a sub-culture of elected public “servants” called PORK BARREL. Most of these “intellectuals” (pwede na rin sabihin na ganun) ay nagtutulog-tulogan.

    I have more faith in the Lower House which has more legislators who care about moral values and decadence of social norms. Therefore, I can predict that this bill that is inimical to sustaining family solidarity by its ill effects on the youth and married couples will win in the Senate and lose in the House of Representatives. If both houses pass the bill, I have my last resort – pray incessantly that President Noynoy Aquino will veto it. If he signs it to become a law, that would be the beginning of his decline from the grace of our Lord God. P-Noy, hopefully, must not use as an excuse like what Rep. Edcel Lagman loves to say – “I am not a Catholic congressman.” God creates life..contraception stops the hand of God to do His will. Go figure that, Senators Miriam and Pia. God gives the married spouses to enjoy sex without fear of pregnancy during infertile periods of the woman. Why the need to use contraceptives and condoms? Why can’t we obey and respect God’s natural laws? Artificial family planning methods form part of Satan’s culture of death. Families break up from infidelity of spouses with access to “safe sex with anyone.” and teenage corruption in a promiscuous society. Sen. Lapid, o hayan po..ilan lang sa mga dapat ninyo malaman.

    • Anonymous

      You are insulting the poor by insinuating that they cannot make a wise decision for themselves even if given  the necessary information. Keep religion out of the RH Bill debate and let us not impose our individual religious belief and morality on others. I fear that if the RH Bill opponents with the strong support from the Catholic church succeed in scuttling it, every law to be passed in the future will have to be approved first by the unelected bishops. It will have to be Catholic Church approved and our government will turn into a theocracy like in some Muslim countries notably Iran. Worse, the Philippines  may even turn into a Taliban-like country where religious zealots rule and impose their brand of morality to everyone whether you like it or not.

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

        Ngek!. . . . drama

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Raul-Matienzo/1295637968 Raul Matienzo

    Sen. Lapid, makinig na lang po kayo sa debate. Magbasa ng mga materials at konsultahin ninyo ang mga experts sa magkabilang panig at siempre pagdasalan mo kung ano ang nararapat.Kubg ikaw naman ay may takot sa Diyos, gawin mo ang nararapat bilang may takot sa Diyos.

  • Anonymous

    hindi dapat matakot si leon guerrero dahil puwede namang magtagalog yun ibang senador. tutal mahilig naman ang mga pinoy sa taglish eh di taglish na lang para sa mga terms na mahirap tagalugin. hindi naman kasalanan ni lapid na mahina siya sa english, ang may responsibilidad nyan eh yung mga bumoto sa kanya.for the majority of the filipino voters,  popularity is more important than competence and intelligence.

  • Tyopando

    Kala ko ba matapang ang Leon (Guerrero)?  Bakit ka matatakot sa isang Mahinhin. Mahinahon, Mabait, Di makabasag-pinggan at Kagalang-galang na Senadora Mirriam Satiago? 

    Sugod Leon……….sugod!!!

    • Anonymous

      This is the kind of lawmaker we get when idiots vote in elections. Sayang lang yung pasahod at allowances ng senador wala namang ginagawa at naka tunganga lang.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ESHBUAHKJ6TPHIPWCRJUM7MLEQ c5cjr

    kaya nga dapat bawal taga sa senado, porke kasi sikat tatakbo agad di iniisip kung kaya trabaho

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

    I was going to say I was shocked at how ignorant some of our senators are on vital current issues, but then I realized it was Sen. Lapid, and he was probably busy with all the plunder he was doing.

    Man’s got to keep his priorities straight.

  • Anonymous

    What can we expect from a Senator with nothing between the ears? Utak hangin.

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

    RH BILL advocates DO NOT KNOW facts . . ..  . Nandito ako sa bansa ni Kim(Lea Salonga) ngayon. Hindi ko pwedeng sabihin pangalan ng bansa dahil sa reasons na alam nyo na kung anong klaseng gobyerno dito. Eto yung facts. About 400 fetuses/day are collected by the priests and nuns here in the hospitals so they can be buried properly with prayers in a secret cemetery. Victims of abortions sila. Kung hindi to ginagawa ng mga pari at madre, PINAPAKAIN ANG MGA BABY SA BABOY. Free dito ang contraceptives. Fellow pinoys, let’s study what’s happening in other countries. Let’s not be too emotional. Find out the facts.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

      U.S or Europe my best guess…

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

    CHECK ANY MEDICAL BOOKS – Show me your source and prove that this is wrong . . . . . .FERTILIZATION is the beginning of life, not implantation as miriam and Pia thought.  . . . . When the egg is fertilized by the sperm in the fallopian tube, it already contains chromosomes. These chromosomes contains our personality as a person. Then that single fertilized egg cell starts to divide(mitosis). That shows that it is already growing – may life na because it’s dividing/growing. Then for seven days while it will travels through the fallopian tube to the side of the uterus(endometrium), it continues to divide and have more cells. That’s the beauty of life. I hope you will consider this and check the medical books. Truth cannot be voted upon. God bless you and your family.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BA4TG2UHFGAHO5ZX73PCUFIJ4Y Markie

      ang dapat kasi pag usapan eh panu ba maging responsableng tao? how to be responsible individual? RH bill should promote responsible parenthood also not only contraceptions.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

        that’s a good point, making people smart has a direct impact to their future.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B7MDYZAREPI6RVPOKKJRUH4XHM ibunes

      IF YOU HAVE THE POINTS AND WIEGHT, WHY NOT ATTEND IN THE SENATE DELIBIRATIONS ON THE RH BILL AND EXPRESS YOUR OPINION.  BAKA ANG BINABASA MONG BOOK IS OBSOLATE NA???

  • Anonymous

    iboto nyo naman si pakyaw para pamalit kay lito lapid. hahaha. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    The talks between the government and MILF was advised by Marvic Leonen (I hope he is not a Communist). Peace with the moros is more than impossible unless they lay down their arms. They are like the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka.

    Cessation of hostilities for the muslim and communist insurgents means they are rearming, supplyin all resources needed for war.

    The government will again spend hundreds of million of pesos to fight a major war. 

    This will drain our national budget which is the Communist ulterior intention. 

    That the Defense budget will be cut slowly until your armed forces and police will no longer be capable to fight the insurgents.

    They are doing it in Congress, one of it is RH Bill. The Bill if passed will share a huge amount of budget that will clearly threatened the security of this nation.

    Threatened this nation, because guns and ammunition for the military will be scarce while they get millions from investors monthly in the forms of revolutionary taxes or “tongs”.

    Mas malakas kayo manghingi ng TONG.
    Ilo-ilo is one of the provinces na maraming insurgents!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

      naligaw ka ‘ata kapatid!!!

  • Anonymous

    Prolonged daily use of paracetamol increases the risk of stomach bleeding and may cause kidney or liver damage

    Prolonged daily use of birth control pills increases the risk of serious conditions including blood clots, stroke, and heart attack.

    However, nobody in his right mind would take paracetamol daily.

  • victor corpuz

    don’t worry senators…. may RH Bill man or wala  hindi mauubos ang bata sa ‘Pinas…..dapat din sanang isali or liwanagin kung kasama ang mga kabit sa mga aanakan at kung cover din sila ng RH bill…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UQDZKGZTXCIIRPFWZPBRWZQBPY Ely

    To those who made a comment on how poor Sen. Lapid speaks english, it’s so saddening—having such a minute mind set that people who fluently speaks english are bright…may be yes but a lot of con artist speaks english as well…try checking out what Sen. Lapid has done first before you criticize the man…he’s the author in the law that lawyers should render free service to the people…magaling ka ngang mag-english manloloko ka naman…tsk..tsk…tsk… 

  • Anonymous

    What a big clown lapid is. Pano nga sya ulit naiboto? My grade school kid knows more than him. Mag senador na din kaya anak ko? hehe

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2BCV2YTRFVA3YOVMAN2A4RFHBM markx

    RH Bill is basically for women’s welfare and empowerment!
    Anti-RH are men.

    the struggle on RH Bill is a machismo power play versus women’s fight against their second class social status.

  • Anonymous

    We should not equate English fluency with intelligence. I know a lot of people who are intelligent although not fluent in English. But in the case of Lito Lapid, he’s neither intelligent nor fluent in English.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002224168236 Ka Blas

      How come he’s Senator and you’re not? Those who judge others based on impression alone are ignoramus.

  • Anonymous

    Senator Lapid, its good that you accepted one of your weakness especially with your english which for me is immaterial. But if you truly respect women the best for you is to listen carefully Senators Miriam and Pia Cayetano why they are pro-RH. You listen with an open heart and mind and without bias.           

  • Anonymous

    Senator Lapid, its good that you accepted one of your weakness especially with your english which for me is immaterial. But if you truly respect women the best for you is to listen carefully Senators Miriam and Pia Cayetano why they are pro-RH. You listen with an open heart and mind and without bias.

  • Anonymous

    “The fear is without basis in medical science at all,” she said. “No groups of scientists or doctors have ever issued a paper on that possible side effect. A contraceptive is meant to prevent sperm and egg from meeting. The very function of contraception is to avoid fertilization, so there can be no side effect at all because the two never meet.”
    WELL SAID, SENATOR SANTIAGO….we used contraceptives and we have two healthy boys (almost 6 years apart) who both graduated from college and has now stable jobs….as for lapid,he was elected by the stupid voters, so he can STILL voice his opinion however he wants it..do it in kapampangan if you wish…nanang, tatang,buri kopong mag lolo kekang anak n’yong malago…he..he..he..now,if you’re scared, RESIGN!!!…you’ve enough money from your pork barrel anyway…oh, plus the nakurakot mo sa pampanga…he..he…he 

  • Anonymous

    “These senators are also lawyers who spent 10 years in law school while I spent 10 years practicing my stunts.” — If that’s the case, hindi sila matalino kasi 4 years lang ang law school. Hahaha. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DVP4NE2IHZLHNZIQODT3RNGNSM Lawrence

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DVP4NE2IHZLHNZIQODT3RNGNSM Lawrence

    “These senators are also lawyers who spent 10 years in law school while
    I spent 10 years practicing my stunts.”

    And there lies the problem Mr. Lapid.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnjhet-Alcarez-Delima/100001724597682 Johnjhet Alcarez Delima

      Na igo sa english ni Meriam, na tambling si Ben LOL!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZP7LGATAU6NV5ZKS7NRHRZCEE Josh

    Lito Lapid and Manny Pacquiao are the perfect reflections of the Philippine electorate. All machismo, with very little brains. Same goes for Ignoy Aquino, except that he doesn’t even have any shred of machismo whatsoever lol. Which just goes to show that in a democracy, the people only get the kind of leaders they deserve. Great job Philippines! Manny Pacquiao/Bong Revilla for president!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brando-Pascual/100002132017262 Brando Pascual

    I like Sen. Lapid than many of the other senators in our country. He is good-mannered while those I don’t like are ill-mannered. I based my assessment on their showings in senate investigations and other media-covered activities.  Let me name them with the number one as the most ill-mannered: 1. Santiago; 2. Trillanes; 3. Lacson; 4. Estrada; 5. Guingona; 6. Drilon; 7. Pimentel; 8. Cayetano, Allan; 9. Sotto; 10. Pangilinan; 11.  Osmena.   Most good-mannered in same order. 1. Enrile; 2. Honosan; 3. Villar; 4. Angara 5. Arroyo; 6. Zubiri; 7. Cayetano, Pia; 8. Legarda

    Go ahead Senator Lapid, sir! I am for the RH Bill but I love to hear from you.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZP7LGATAU6NV5ZKS7NRHRZCEE Josh

      @Brando Pascual

      So you choose your leaders not based on their track record, qualifications or positions taken on key issues, but based on how “ill-mannered” they are? Wow. You’re probably one of the 14 million vapid idiots who voted for Aquino. Great job!! Bravo!! Glad to see you’re doing your part in contributing to the country’s brain drain.

      • http://twitter.com/hustlergalore hustlergalore

        wala naman siyang sinabi na yun ang dahilan ng pagboto niya e.
        kung sabagay tingin mo sa kanya, tanga at ikaw hindi!
        LOL

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZP7LGATAU6NV5ZKS7NRHRZCEE Josh

        Sabi niya:

        I like Sen. Lapid than many of the other senators in our country. He is good-mannered while those I don’t like are ill-mannered.

        No.1: When he said he “liked” Sen. Lapid, were you thinking of Facebook? Poor you. Liking a politician = an almost guaranteed likelihood of voting for said politician. Would you vote for a politician you don’t like? This isn’t rocket science. It’s common sense.

        I based my assessment on their showings in senate investigations and other media-covered activities.

        No. 2: The senate is a collegiate legislative body, not a media circus. It’s primary function is to formulate laws, not engage in political grandstanding. Choosing your leaders based on how well they perform in “media-covered activities”? Wow. That’s exactly the kind of mentality that regularly elects inferior leaders like Aquino, Lapid, Revilla and Pacquiao in the first place.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brando-Pascual/100002132017262 Brando Pascual

        I did not vote Lito Lapid. I just cited the kind of senators that we have. How they conduct themselves as elected officials of the land. Yes, many in the senate have brains. But they are not setting good examples for the youth. And you are more idiot if you voted them!  Only idiots vote fellow idiots!

  • Anonymous

    MAAARI NAMANG MATULUNGAN SI SENATOR LAPID

    1. Dapat may magpaliwanag sa kanya sa Filipino/Tagalog or Kapampangan kung ano ang nilalaman ng RH Bill.

    2. Ipaliwanag din sa kanya kung ano ang mga puntos na pinagtatalunan.

    TIYAK na malalaman niya kung FOR or AGAINST siya.

    Di na kailangan pang makipagdebate pa kina Sotto at Santiago.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnjhet-Alcarez-Delima/100001724597682 Johnjhet Alcarez Delima

    Maayo naa gyud ni barog… para sa RH Bill

  • Anonymous

    i admire sen lapid for his brave admission to the fact and for his being candid instead of applying sort of  alibis he can think of just to hide his, if we may call it, handicapped.

    however, as he was already informed that he can use as well our native language still it is apparent to his answers in the interview that he was not sure if he can stand on the deliberations proceedings which i’d like to read it as his deficiency is not actually on the issue of language itself but more on how he can logically go through with it?

    having said that, i pity sen lapid in this situation but more i pity with and may be blame at the same time are the filipinos who installed him in the senate! further, much more i pity about is the opportunity we filipinos in general had but deprived by sen lapid’s inability to perform the job mandated to him! should we elected a qualified one then he/she could have contributed significantly in the deliberations for a better and effective rh bill rather than this kind of absurd issue! 

    now, will it be right to say artista lang kasi eh kaya hayaan na natin sya? how about the tax payers’ money spent for the senator’s salary, allowances & bonuses? hay kailan pa kaya tayo matototo?

  • http://twitter.com/hustlergalore hustlergalore

    ang dami namang nagpapanggap na elitista dito!

  • http://twitter.com/hustlergalore hustlergalore

    God’s natural laws -> food chain mechanism -> population management.
    on top of that is and it ends in man.
    we must be responsible for our own good.
    yes to rh bill.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BM7WMA4CU764OSBSCDAAAOTSKM kris lee j

    i will never question Senator Lapid for his lack of English Communication skills, .. but on being a Senator? how many bills has he passed so far? what are his contributions? projects?..

    seroiusly, there was a point when i saw him on TV (perhaps a senate coverage of some sort) and thought to myself, ” senator pa pala siya hanngang ngayon?!?!”.. invisible..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHASLFOABRFQ65B7ZMMCIYRTYY Steve Hicks

      For your information Madam  he is the author of the famous LAPID LAW!!! I got that information on TV advertisement BEFORE the senatorial elections. I just dont know what the Heck is that law all about?

  • http://twitter.com/JohnTWTarrobal John TWT

    Hindi naman problema talaga kung Tagalog o Ingles ang gagamitin eh. Ang importante kung kaya bang i-communicate ang kanyang mga ideya.

    Mukhang hindi eh. Siguro kelangan script.

    Meron pang naga-admire ki Leon Guerrero dito. Mukhang nagpapaka-simple lang ito pero hinayupak ang ginawa nitong korupsyon sa Pampanga, pati anak niya.

    Sinasayang lang nito ang pipapa-suweldo natin sa kanya!

  • Anonymous

    Pwede bang magpasa nalang siya ng bill para sa pelikula kasi hindi niya kayang makipag debate. Kahit Tagalog hindi niya kayang ibigay ang gusto niyang ipa-intindi. LOL. Takot sa babae si Leon Guerrero.

  • http://www.facebook.com/redreticlejohn Orlando Marcos Taguiam Jr.

    kaya nga dapat wala ka sa senado eh. lols!

    • Anonymous

      At least Lito Lapid knows and humbly accepts his shortcomings. Look at most of the Senatongs, educated nga pero ang yayabang, wala namang magawa kundi mag ngangawa sa harap ng camera/media.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LP4DRN3WBSVSWKHJBYTO3CFSNI Freddie Maragana

    dapat ipasa na yang rh bill na yan para yong mahirap pa sa daga matutong magcontrol ng pagpalaki ng pamilya nila. napansin ko lang yong mga tutol sa rh bill hindi nyo rin ba napuna mga business-minded sila kaya ayaw nila sa rh bill dahil kapag malaki ang populasyon ibig sabihin lalago din negosyo nila. kapag konti ang populasyon lugi sila diba? kaya nga tama ang kasabihan na ang mahihirap ay lalong naghihirap at ang mga mayayaman ay lalong yumaman. at yong mga religeous group ayaw din nila sa rh bill kasi kapag konti populasyon konti din ang mag aalay ng pera di ba?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

      your comments speaks for yourself as ignorant…read your comments again and again and refer it to your teacher  

    • http://twitter.com/whipnsaddle Bastonero

      At saka konti lang ang magpapabinyag…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J47R2PJFKFPPV25TLBRVNXIYKY Mel

    Sen Lapid, if your position in what you fight for is clear to you it does not matter what language you speak in. The so called “people of higher intellect” will take your point if you’re honest enough about it. 

    Hindi po pwede hiya-hiya or takot-takot sayang po boto ng tao sa inyo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J47R2PJFKFPPV25TLBRVNXIYKY Mel

    This is pathetic, why am I even giving elementary lectures to a senator…

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

    “If the population is reduced because the women are not getting pregnant, what happens when everyone gets old and no new people take their place, like what they say is happening to these countries?” he said.

    Filipino estimated population = 95,000,000
    Annual population growth = 2.3% or = 2,185,000
    Annual death rate = 1.0% or = 950,000
    Net Annual Population Growth = 1,235,000
    In 2021 Filipinos population is approx. = 108,350,000
    With the food resources dwindling and cost to live becomes more expensive, every Pilipino has the moral obligation to plan for a family that is sustainable. If the RH bill has no provision or power to send couples outside marriage to jail for having illegitimate kids then laws of this kind will not become effective. Marami nagsasabi masarap ang bawal. Kahit na Christianity ang ating religion e madali mangyari ang “kaliwaan”. Ibig sabihin “baby, baby, baby ooow, baby, baby, baby na naman.”

  • Anonymous

    Our excessive population growth is due to inefficient electricity services nationwide and the ubiquitous transportation strike done annually and heavily lobbied and endorsed by the CPP-NPA legal front militants. Because of brownouts or no visibility, the poor husband cannot see the TV or play his computer, and what’s so tempting is the only available, affordable and luxurious thing, that is in the arena with bedfellows. And even if the lights were restored, the transport strike would make many husbands opt to go home more frequently and therefore, the booming baby making exercise is the only thing worth doing because psychologically, the happenstance seemed to make the night always younger. So, without much ado, the solution is for the concerned sectors to improve services of electricity and transport services to the masses to avoid the temptation to do the couple’s  outburst in bed! What do you think?

    • http://twitter.com/morgan_d_organ pierre morgan falces

      Nice point to consider but spouses should really be responsible enough. When you aim your gun, you sure fire to  hit the target. If you did it you are a sharp shooter. On this case, aim your gun and when the bullet spews out of it make sure to change target. It pays sometimes to miss a thing.

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

    In fairness, Sen. Lapid had passed 5 bills into laws, either as primary author or co-author. marami din syang bills na naipasa sa senado. eh takot sa englisan kaya ano magagawa natin. sana un iba na nagcomment ng below the belt, think first before u talk. kayo ba kaya nyo ring maki-debate kay miriam? sige nga…

    • Anonymous

      Hindi ko po kayang makipag debate ky Miriam, kaya nga po wala akong kabalak-balak tumakbo sa Senado. Si Senador Lapid po. Hindi kaya niya alam na isa sa ginagawa ng mga Senador ay makipagdebate dahil kailangan edepensa ang panukala niyang batas? Ang akala po kaya nya ay pupunta lang siya doon para mapasali sa TV coverage habang natutulog o nanonood lang na parang isang miron. Ano po kaya ang tawag sa isang tao na nagpipilit tumawid sa malalim na ilog pero hindi naman marunong lumangoy. Di po ba TANGA ang tawag doon? Ganon po si Lito Lapid sa tingin ko.

  • http://twitter.com/morgan_d_organ pierre morgan falces

    I support RH bill. Red horse bill. Waiter, chit namin. LOL -)

  • anony mous

    Why am I not surprised with this Senators’ stand on RH bill? Lahat na lang ng Utak bulbura kontra RH! :P

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E7SFPQFWHHEAJ4IZKPD7OYJXVM Jabba

    with brenda’s brilliance daw (or lunacy?) she’s not that invincible. she chose a career that makes her an item in the newspaper almost on a daily basis but i don’t think we will run out of people who can debate brenda on any issue anytime, anywhere. by the way, sometime ago rolex suplico said miriam only got 76% in the bar exam, suplico got 82% if i’m remember it correctly. bar exam is not the main gauge of a lawyer’s brilliance but 76% in the bar for a class valedictorian daw?? that’s lowwww… remember it’s lapid saying he is scared. eh paano naman siguro, row 4 itong si “honorable” lapid nakaupo pa sa bunot hekhekhek!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E7SFPQFWHHEAJ4IZKPD7OYJXVM Jabba

    ano bang bill itong naipasa ni bicycle cayetano? puro porma lang ang alam nito. i have to admit naloko ako nitong si bicycle nung una siyang kumandidato. noong re-election nya ibinasura ko na, kaya lang nanalo pa kasama ni zombading allan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZMN3VW5HICSJ7IV5ZYAKDLBWQ Lucas

    At first, I thought this was satire when someone linked a similar article to me on ABS-CBN News. If you don’t have the education or the guts to debate, what in the world are you doing in the Senate?

    This ticked me off the most: “I have observed babies, especially in the provinces, who are born with club feet or a harelip. Do drugs cause that? Or what about those with [Down’s Syndrome]? Could that not be prevented? What causes that? Don’t the drugs a mother takes cause that?”

    I distinctly remember that high school taught me that these are caused by either genetics, the mother getting sick during pregnancy, or the mother unknowingly taking drugs harmful to the baby. It has very little to do with contraception. And the fact that some people (even Senators) don’t know the cause of inborn disorders in children further proves the necessity of the RH Bill; people aren’t getting good reproductive health education. 

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

    ..good job Senators Defensor Santiago and Pia Cayetano… that’s the kind of discussion am looking forward to…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000532465679 Donardo Cuago

    BAKIT IKINAKAHIYA ANG PAG-GAMIT NG SARILING WIKA???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZDWT46ZRHZRJPI7UASWJMXMGKE Alen

    @Jabba dude, that means you’re an idiot and those who elected Pia were smart.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZDWT46ZRHZRJPI7UASWJMXMGKE Alen

    i can’t blame this idiot Lapid, those who elected him were the real idots in this country and the scary thing is, they are the majority (poor, pathetic and poorly educated).

    • http://www.facebook.com/earl.ganuelas Earl Ganuelas

      As much as I would like to agree on your point, the partial responsibility of improving the state of the country’s education to ultimately improve the state of the majority whom you called “poor, pathetic and poorly educated” falls on us, the educated few. I honestly hope that you are not, or won’t be one of the millions who leave the country for “better” opportunities. Please do contribute the expertise you have gained from your education to the country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/earl.ganuelas Earl Ganuelas

    The case presented by the article above just shows how Lito Lapid is terribly incapable of giving justice to his elected post as a senator. “These senators are also lawyers who spent 10 years in law school while I spent 10 years practicing my stunts.”  If he personally knew that he would not be able to effectively participate in important events such as the debate on the RH bill because of his poor english comprehension and irrelevant professional background, he should not have run for office in the first place. Shame on him and shame on the unreasonable voters who elected him into office. 

    • Anonymous

      precisely, but sen lapid ay isa sa mga “makakapal” na mukha na taga sowbiz who took advantage of the “bakya crowd” who thinks the senate is a cinema ground, ha, ha, ha! naikot ko na itong mundo, pero,  wala pa akong maikompara sa Ph. na ang mentality sa public office ng mga voters ay sobrang garapal na pagkababa, talaga! tatlong senador na mga artista na wala namang galing na maipakita & significant qualifications & abilities for lawmaking ay ibinoto ng mga voters, kawawa ang bansa! napakabigat ang pasanin ni P-noy sa bansang Ph, tsk, tsk, tsk!

  • http://yahoo.com isagani b. rias

    a signboard mark i saw in a road in Qingdao, China runs as follows: “controlled population benefits both the country and the people. promoting quality population builds a strong nation and wealthy families” who will argue with this?

  • Anonymous

    sen lapid is pro-catholic stand on the RH bill which he is persuaded to support, ok? but everybody know that mr lapid is a sitting duck in the Ph senate, hindi na nahihiya sa kanyang sarili( kasalanan ng mga bobong voters ); sa laki ng gastos ng bansa sa bawat senador, talagang “liability” itong si sen Lapid, ha, ha, ha, wala na bang ibang hanapbuhay siyang mapapasukan, ha?

  • Rj Nieto

    Sen. Lapid, magluto ka na lang ng chicharon.

    Obvious namang pwedeng magtagalog sa Senado. Hindi mo na kailangang gumawa pa ng alingasngas tungkol sa wikang ginagamit. Isa pa, alam mo naman ang dahilan kung bakit ka andiyan, sana lang ay sisiihin mo na lang ang iyong intelektwal na mga kakulangan kaysa ibintang na burges ang ibang mga senador.

  • Anonymous

    This is precisely the reason that I admire Dolphy. When asked to run for public office, he said “madali lang tumakbo pero paano pag nanalo?” People, especially popular people, should do some self-reflection to know whether they have the skills to be effective public officials. Since it takes two to tango, Filipinos on the other hand, need to realize that elections have serious consequences – hindi po ito shooting ng pelikula. It is disappointing how we Filipinos elect our leaders – kaya when things like this happens, I’m sometimes tempted to say – you get what you deserve. We set such low bars for our public officials. We need to do better, much, much better. 

  • Anonymous

    Saan naman kasi nakuha ni Senator Lapid ang patutsadang layunin ng RH bill bawasan populasyon ng Pinas?  Susginoo, di madaling bawasan yan maliban na lang kung Presidente natin mag-ala Hitler o Stalin.  Ito ang mahirap kapag mababaw lang kaalaman, madaling ma-uto.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SNPXIOVJFKA63HESWAATP62OKA chris

    He should have thought about what he’s getting yourself into before he runs for that office. I’m not even sure if he understands the bill and now he is going on a national debate about it. As a senator, he has an obligation to know the facts and science, do research on he’s own, not ask the sponsor of the bill. If his IQ can’t cope with it, the QUIT because he is just making fun of himself. Or maybe the Filipino people deserve to have somebody like you. A moron.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SNPXIOVJFKA63HESWAATP62OKA chris

    He should have thought about what he’s getting yourself into before he runs for that office. I’m not even sure if he understands the bill and now he is going on a national debate about it. As a senator, he has an obligation to know the facts and science, do research on he’s own, not ask the sponsor of the bill. If his IQ can’t cope with it, the QUIT because he is just making fun of himself. Or maybe the Filipino people deserve to have somebody like you. A moron

  • Anonymous

    Magnanakaw na, bobo pa, at naging senador pa. Pero mas bobo ang mga bumoto sa kanya, lalong-lalo na ang mga Kapampangan. Pinaka-bobong probinsya ang Pampanga at pinaka-bobong Pilipino ang mga Kapampangan.

  • Anonymous

    At bakit mo naman kasi naisipang tumakbo bilang senador Ginoong Lapid?? Tignan mo tuloy. Nagmumukha kang saling-pusa dahil hindi mo alam mag-ingles.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Zahl/1670371040 Steven Zahl

    82% of Pinoys want RH Bill to pass!!!

    ITALY, where the catholic church started, had their RH Bill approved in 1970.

    Spain, France and Ireland all have their Universal RH approved decades ago.

    Wag tayo TRYING HARD catholics. Pagpag na kinakain ng mga Mahirap.

  • Reynaldo Cunanan

    No problemo, Lito!  Eh di magaral kang magsalita ng English or gawin mong Taglish.  Pwede naman ang Tagalog sa Senate.  Ang problema …..ikaw.  Ayaw mung matuto or matigas ang ulo mo.  Poverty is not an excuse,  don’t give me that shi*! 

  • Anonymous

    May kasibihan po tayo. “BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR”. Senator Lapid knows exactly what Senator’s do and yet run for that position just because he enjoys an Actor’s popularity. Siya ang kumuha ng bato na ipupukpok sa kanyang ulo. I hope his revelation will serve as lesson for those AMBISYUSO who thinks that popularity alone is enough for similar position. The only thing I admire from him now is his admission that ANG BOBO AY HINDI PWEDE SA SENADO.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/UJ7UFL47P2J2MZ7S6SWA7NCD7U eye_brows1101

    Bakit naman sa Manny Pacquiao ang husay nang mag-english ngayon? Eh dati kahit pinagtatawanan english nya confident pa din sya.. you know?? Si Pacquiao mayroong determinasyon matuto.. eh si Lito Lapid??? 

    Sadyang sayang lang ang pondo ng bayan na nakalaan sa isang kagaya ni Sen. Lito Lapid.. pasensya na pero sana umalis ka na din dyan..

  • Anonymous

    speak from the heart senator, wag mo intindihin sasabihin nila as long as you believe you’re right, hindi lahat ng mataas ang pinag-aralan at mahusay mag inglis ay matino ang pag i-isip, yung iba may sayad as in may topak.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VBQ3WVON36K3LKKHHZ2FJIHEXI Rex

    Stupidity and ignorance is not an excuse Mr Lapid para hindi sumali sa debate. You don’t deserve the title nor the seat in Senate because in the first place nung tumakbo ka alam mo ang gawain ng isang senador.

    Sayang ang pinasasahod ng mga tax payers so yo…leche ka sampu nung mga bumoto sa yo!

  • Anonymous

    Dear Senator Lapid, If you believe you possess substance that would help millions of Filipinos, don’t let the language barrier stop you. Pasensiya po…ang ibig kong sabihin ay obligasyon po ninyo na ipaglaban ang saloobin ninyo. Kaya po tayo paurong kasi nauuna ang hiya kahit alam na alam natin ang tamang kasagutan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000184091194 April Whiteside

    In  my opinion  Senator  ka naman  ok  lng  magtagalog   yan nmn ang lenguwahe  natin ang kadebate nyo nmn pilipino din  ang makikinig pilipino  din mas maiintindihan ng mga masa  yun….ung  mga  foreigner  understood  sa kanila  kung ang pinoy hindi fluent  o perfect  ang pagsalita ng english dahil hind nmn daw tayo  NATIVE  ENGLISH  SPEAKER….ung  kapwa  PILIPINO natin pa nga ang madalas  magtawa at mangutya ….

  • Anonymous

    Now that’s girl power. 

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Senator, what if a group of boys under 15 years old and under heavy influence of drugs would gang rape your wife Sharon Cuneta?  Not only they raped her but they roast her alive as they mistook her for a huge pig. How would you react?  Would it be just fine with you since they are still below 15?

  • Anonymous

    Paalaala kay Senador Lapid.
    Ikaw ay Pilipino. Ang Pambansang Wika ay Pilipino .Nasa Pilipinas Ka wala sa America
    Ang sponsor ng RH Bill gaya ni Miriam ay mas mukhang native na na aeta pero Nageenglish amerikana.

    Bukod pa nga sa yang RH Bill na yan ay hindi original dahil kopya lang sa ibang bansa. Pangalawa, mali naman ang english ng mga senador ang tama lang ay spelling at grammar dahil sa america hindi rin sila maiintidihan.

    Kaya ang ating batas ay masalimuot dahil nga sa english. Ienterpret pa pero iba iba ang interpretasyon, kaya magulo ang Pilipinas.
    Kaya ako sa iyo huwag ka ng Mahiya dahil si Miriam at Pia ay makakapal ang mukha kaya laging nanalo bilang senador.

    Isipin mo na lang na nasa kama ka kasama ang iyong nililiyag na walang saplot, di ba, wala ng hiya hiya pag nasa kama na. Yan ang sample ng RH Bill, sa kama.
    Walang namamatay sa hiya lalo na sa kama, nagbibigay buhay pa.

    Ipaglaban mo ang lahi nating Pilipino gaya Aguinaldo na lumaban sa Amerikano .
    Si Aguinaldo ang Tunay na Bayani dahil ayaw niya ng English as National Language but ESL or secondary language.

    Gaya nga ng sabi ni Balagtas, Ang hindi magmahal sa sariling Wika, masahol pa sa Hayop at malansang isda.

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

    hindi naman ata tama na porke hindi marunong mag english ang isang tao ay bobo na o tanga or that he deserve all these name calling. A lot  were enraged when a certain james soriano said that tagalog is not a language of the learned, tapos eto ang iba sa atin condemning a man who merely admitted that he is not good at english. it’s the opinion that matters, not the medium to express one’s self. for pete’s sake!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/isidro.valencia Isidro Valencia

    Para sa mga kasamahan ko na nagtataguyod upang labanan ang kasamaan ng Batas ng RH:

    Mas mabuti siguro kung ang ProLife Coalition ay makapag limbag ng tamang
    katayuan tungkol sa batas ng RH o Kalusugan sa Dugtong Buhay o Tamang
    Pag Tatayo ng Pamilya, pakigawan lang ng tumpak na pagsalin sa wikang
    Pilipino, Tagalog, Ilokano, Ilonggo at iba pang wikain.

    Manapa’y ito ay makakatulong hinde lamang sa butihing Mambabatas ng Mataas na
    Kapulungan Kgg. Lito Lapid, kundi na rin sa mga taong salat sa
    karunungan at hinde nakakaunawa ng salitang English. Isalin na rin ito
    sa wikaing Cebuano, Ilokano, at Ilongo para sa malawakang pag unawa. Ito
    siguro ang magiging landas para sila ay makipag talisan ng unawa hinde
    lamang sa mga marunong mag English kundi na rin sa kapwa nila mahirap sa
    pagsasalita ng banyagang salita.

    Palagay ko naman si Senators Pia Cayetano at Miriam Santiago ay marunong mag salita ng wikang Pilipino.

    At dagdag pa dito, ito ay maaring makapag isa ng tunay na damdamin at isipan ng mga
    Pilipino para tayo ay magkaisa. Marahil ang ating Butihing Pinuno,
    Pangulong Benigno Aquino ay lalong mapapalapit sa atin sa kadahilanang
    inuugnay natin ang ating mga kababayan sa tunay na isyu.

  • Anonymous

    palagay ko hindi ang english o tagalog ang problema nitong si lito lapid.. ang tanong kung may naiintindihan ba sya sa panukalang batas na RH bill. ano ba ang pros and cons nito. kung siya ba ay sangayon sa sinasabi ng simbahan o sa mga nagsasabi na dapat lang ipasa ang bill na eto dahil makakatulong sa pag ahon ng ilan nating kababayan sa kahirapan. kahit mga native speakers ng english hindi rin makakasagot sa mga debate kung hindi nila alam ang sinasaad o nilalaman ng pinagdedebatehan. palagay ko nagpapalusot lang etong si mr. lapid at tinuturo nya ang kakulangan niya sa englsih ang hindi pagsali sa debate. lahat naman ng mambabatas ay nakakaintindi ng tagalog kaya imposible parin na hindi siya makasali kung talagang meron talgang siyang nalalaman sa panukalang batas na eto. o baka naman pati sa sarili niyang wika ay hindi pa rin niya maisaad ang nilalaman ng kanyang utak dahil baka wala naman etong nilalalman.

  • Anonymous

    There’s nothing to be ashamed of Sen. Lapid in telling your opposition to the RH bill in Tagalog or maybe in Pampango. Just like Sens. Santiago and Cayetano you’re a duly elected senator of the country and knowledge of the English language is of no concern to this matter. These two politicians belonged to the moneyed class but you’re also an asset to the film industry. Setting aside Sen. Cayetano’s American origin on the maternal side, like Sen. Miriam their parents can pick the school of their choice, whereas yours is like an open book. Please remember to now heads of states of China, Russia,France and the like seldom or maybe don’t speak English but they have interpreters. Have guts and go get them.

  • Anonymous

    ano naman masama sa pag gamit ng salitang Pilipino eh hindi naman tayo Amerikano, hindi naman lahat ng mataas ang pinag aralan at mahusay magsalita ng inglis eh matinong tao bagkus ang mga inglis speaking na iyan mga abogado at nagsipag aral sa Amerika ang mga pinaka malalaking magnanakaw ng pera ng bayan sa gobyerno 

    • Anonymous

      excuse of an uneducated person, take joseph estrada, uneducated, very corrupt..most of corrupt people such as dictators and leaders, are mostly uneducated

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MDOX2EROQGXBPGBLOHM5YRFEPY Genki

    What a joke of an excuse.  This idiot of a senator is making a lot of excuses to hide the simple fact  that this man is not competent to debate much less competent as a senator.  Bakit ba naboboto ang mga inutil na kagaya ni Lito Lapid?  Ah…yes, because the Philippines is obsessed with show business add to the fact that it is the uneducated masses who vote for these celebrity politicians.  Sana naman ang napupunta sa posisyon, gobyerno man o sa trabaho ay napipili dahil sa kanilang kwalipikasyon at hindi sa popularidad at palakasan.  Sa Pilipinas, mas malaking posibilidad pa na maipasa ang anti-planking bill kaysa sa RH bill haha!  Proud to be penoy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mon-Mayuga/100000311601932 Mon Mayuga

    Yan ang napapala ng mga taong bumoto sa isang kandidato kesyo sikat na artista. Kasalanan ninyo kung bakit pinagpapawisan ng mala-Ondoy na tulo ng pawis ang idolo ninyo kahit na air conditioned ang halls ng Senado.

  • Anonymous

    Takot ka ba mag ingles or takot ka lang malaman ng mga tao na wala kang alam?  Wag kang mag alala, alam naming lahat na Bobo ka at Tanga.  Tumambling ka na lang sa bangin..  ogags

  • Anonymous

    It will be better for you, lapid to abandon your wish to enter into fray. Just warm your seat and collect your salary every month and open your pork barrel every tranche of it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_66CTYSD23BI3SYCUXQ6DNSIWOU Rodrigo

    Sa tingin ko hindi issue dito kung marunong ka mag inglis o hindi, ang mahalaga segurong tingnan kung naintindihan ba ang nilalaman ng panukala? Unfair naman kay manong Leon Guerrero, wag nating maliitin baka nakalimutan natin na naging gobernador din ito sa pangpanga ng mahabang panahon. Ang dapat nga sa atin ay gamitin ang wikang pilipino sa lahat ng argumentong pang publiko upang maintintidan ng karaniwang mamayang pilipino na hindi nakapag aral. Sa panahon ngayon dapat talagang pagtounan at pag aralang mabuti kung paano ma kontrol  ang mabilis na pag lobo ng population sa pilipinas?  Dapat ito ay seryusohin ng pamahalaan.

    • Anonymous

      education is everything, cures stupidity and ignorance, its 95 million people in the phillipines, 2 million babies are born every year..do the math..figure it out..GO TO SCHOOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Zahl/1670371040 Steven Zahl

    The Philippines is the BIGGEST RICE IMPORTER in the World. If there would be a Crop Failure in Vietnam or Thailand, which happen from timte to time, Millions of Pinoys will starve.

    When 1,000,000 catholics died in Ireland due to the Potato Crop Failure, the only thing the church could do was pray.

  • http://twitter.com/JeanValjean78 Jean Valjean

    That’s the problem with people who are brazen enough to dream of becoming legislators oblivious of what their job requires them to be.  English communication is not the issue here for Senator Lapid, but a good grasp of knowledge and intelligence to understand important issues and matters.  He should have at least done his homework well before even dreaming of going to Senate.  It’s really embarrassing how he needs to be treated like a grade school kid just to keep up with the ongoing debate.  In the long years he has been a public servant he should have at least taken extensive time to overcome his educational shortcomings if indeed public service is his highest priority.  RH Bill considers basic moral and scientific principles.  If he has difficulty understanding them, how effective will his legislative duties be on more complicated matters?

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