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RH bicam: Satisfying, pleasurable

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HOW SWEET IT IS Principal sponsors of RH bill Sen. Pia Cayetano and Rep. Edcel Lagman enjoy their moment of victory after the final version of the RH bill was approved during the Congress bicameral meeting on Wednesday. RAFFY LERMA

What was supposed to be a meeting marked by fireworks and verbal jousts turned out to be “reproductive,” “satisfying” and “pleasurable.”

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino offers olive branch to RH bill foes

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President Aquino: In campaign mode FILE PHOTO

Showing magnanimity in victory, President Aquino on Tuesday extended an olive branch to critics of the reproductive health (RH) bill, including Catholic bishops, and called for unity in the implementation of the proposed law.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bishop accuses Aquino of ‘bribing’ Congress

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Antipolo Bishop Gabriel Reyes

A Catholic bishop on Tuesday practically accused President Aquino of “bribing” members of the House of Representatives to vote in favor of the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Sotto derails RH bicam meeting

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Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The bicameral conference committee tasked with reconciling the Senate and House versions of the reproductive health (RH) bill suffered a setback Tuesday.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sea of purple, red divides Senate gallery

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guyito

By their colors shall ye know their stand on the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Congress passes RH bill

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VICTORY HUG Senators Pia Cayetano and Miriam Defensor-Santiago, sponsors of the reproductive health bill, embrace each other after the Senate approves the measure. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Pia Cayetano embraced each other as they stood in the middle of the session hall, while Senate President Pro Tempore Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada announced Monday night the 13-8 vote approving the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senate expected to pass RH bill Monday

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Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile has acknowledged that the chamber will soon pass its version of the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Will there be a Catholic vote in 2013?

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FILE  PHOTO

The country’s largest Catholic lay groups on Thursday said there would be a Catholic vote in the 2013 elections, as they banded together to conduct a “voter’s education” drive against candidates who support “antilife” legislation.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Where in the world was Roilo Golez?

Former Rep. Roilo Golez. Photo from congress.gov.ph photo

The vote that Parañaque Rep. Roilo Golez never cast drew suspicion among prolife groups.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate waiting for final House approval of RH bill

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Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate is likely to approve the reproductive health (RH) bill on Monday.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bishops: It ain’t over, not a KO

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CHURCH LOBBY  Archbishop Ramos Arguelles holds a PC tablet as Bishops Teodoro Bacani and Honesto Ongtioco watch as they monitor the voting on second reading of the reproductive health bill on Wednesday night. JOAN BONDOC

It ain’t over yet. Refusing to admit defeat, Catholic bishops on Thursday vowed to continue fighting the reproductive health bill after the House of Representatives voted 113-104 to approve the controversial measure.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Why Pacquiao voted no even if he’s no longer a Catholic

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Manny Pacquiao. INQUIRER file photo

What sealed the vote of Rep. Manny Pacquiao against the reproductive health (RH) bill could be traced to that thunderous right hand that knocked him out cold in Las Vegas three days earlier.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lagman ‘elated’ over passage of RH bill

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RH Bill sponsor Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman. KAREN BONCOCAN/INQUIRER.net

Cheers and hugs were abound at the plenary of the House of Representatives before dawn on Thursday after they passed the Reproductive Health Bill on second reading.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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