Iboboto mo ba ang RH Bill?

February 16, 2010 at 5:43 am (Commentary)

Ang pagboto sa isang kandidato ay pag-ayon sa kanyang mga adhikain. Bakit hindi dapat ihalal ang isang kandidatong sumusuporta sa House Bill 5043 o Reproductive Health Bill? Una, dahil ang ganitong kandidato ay ignorante at bulag sa totoong problema ng bansa, kung hindi man kabilang sa mga mapagsamantala at mapanlinlang na tagapanukala ng batas na ito. Isang malaki at harapang sabwatan at panloloko ang pagsusulong ng panukalang ito na mag-uutos sa gobyerno na magtakada ng bilyon-bilyong halaga ng piso para sa mga pasilidad, instrumento, at kemikal na kakailanganin sa pagpapatupad sa nasabing panukala. At kanino mapupunta ang napakalaking bahagi ng perang ito? Sa mga nagmungkahi ng ganitong mga proyekto. At ilang beses magkakaroon ng mga proyekto na may kinalaman dito? Hanggat umiiral ang batas na ito. Kung nagpapasasa na ngayon ang mga politico at opisyal ng gobyerno sa pera ng tao, ang panukalang batas na ito ay higit na magbibigay ng “karapatan” sa iilan para angkinin ang yaman ng mga mamamayan. Kanino naman mapupunta ang natitirang bahagi ng budget na nakalaan para dito? Sa mga kasabwat na organisasyon at mga kompanyang nagsusulong ng kontraseptibong kaisipan na nagkataon din naman – at hindi kataka-taka – na silang humahakot ng limpak-limpak na salapi sa industriya ng aborsyon. Sa ginanap na rally sa University of Sto. Tomas noong July 2008 laban sa RH Bill, ibinunyag ng isang dating empleyado ng Dept. of Health (DOH), at dating  masugid na kaaway ng mga pro-life movement, ang paglalaan ng gobyerno ng budget, at ang mga transaksyon sa pagpasok sa bansa ng mga instrumentong ginagamit sa pagpatay ng mga sanggol sa sinapupunan. Wala pa man at hindi pa naiipasa ang HB 5043 ay nagagawa na nilang magnakaw sa tao para pumatay ng tao, ano pa ang hindi nila magagawa kapag naiputupad na ito? At para masiguro nilang hindi sila mananagot sa mga pagnanakaw at panlilinlang na gagawin nila, iniutos ng section 21.e ng nasabing house bill na makukulong at magmumulta ang sinumang magsasalita laban sa tunay na layunin ng “batas” na ito. Kpag nagkataon, ito ang nag-iisang batas sa Pilipinas na hindi maaaring  ilagay sapagsusuri at hindi pwedeng punahin. Ito ay isang garapalang pagsikil sa kalayaan ng pagsasalita at kalyaan ng pamamahayag na siyang pundasyon ng ating demokrasya. Kung mag-iisip lang tayo, hindi ba’t ang nag-iisang batas na ito na papatay sa ating kalayaan ay hindi mananatiling nag-iisa? Kung ikaw ay isang masigasig na tagapagsulong ng mga panukala, at nakita mong posible palang pagbantaan ang mga mamamayan laban sa pagsasalita ng salungat sa mga  batas na isinusulong mo, palalampasin mo ba ang pagkakataong gamitin ito para protektahan ang iyong ipinaglalaban? Ang mga katulad ni Edcel Lagman at ng mga kasama nya ay hindi magpapalampas ng ganitong pagkakataon. Ang bawat panukalang batas na susunod sa yapak ng HB 5043 ay unti-unting magdadala sa atin sa isang totalitaryanismong pamahalaan kung saan ang tao ay bawal magsalita laban sa batas at sa gobyerno gaano man ito kasama. Ang totoo, hindi nalalayo ang ideya ng RH bill sa kaisipan ng komunistang Tsina. Kung sa Tsina ay may one-child policy, ang RH Bill naman ay may two-child policy, na bagamat hindi ipinipilit sa legal na paraan ang paglilimita hanggang sa dalawang anak  bawat mag-asawa, layunin naman nitong bigyan ng stigma o pasamain sa mata ng nakakarami ang sinumang may anak na hihigit dito. Hindi mahirap basahin ang intensyon ng panukalang ito dahil ang totoo, hindi naman talaga ito bago at orihinal; ginaya lang ito sa mga batas na naitutupad na sa ibang mga bansa, lalo na sa Estados Unidos.

Pangalawang dahilan kung bakit hindi dapat iboto ang kandidatong sumusuporta sa RH bill ay dahil sa kawalan nito ng kakayahang sagutin ang mga argumento laban sa panukalang ito. Lahat ng mga umaayon sa HB 5043 ay hindi kailanman deretsahang sumasagot sa isyu ng abortifacient effect ng hormonal contraceptives at IUD. Hindi rin sila nagsasalita tungkol sa panganib ng “promiscuity”, sa halip ay pilit nilang sinasabi na dapat maging handa tayo sa katotohanan na habang tumtagal ay nagiging sexually active ang mga kabataan. Ang susunod ba nating kailangang tanggapin ay ang parami nang paraming kaso ng rape? Kapag nagkataon, dito papasok ang “solusyon” ng RH bill na ang mga biktima ng pang-aabusong sekswal ay dapat “tulungan” ng mga doctor. At ano ang tulong na ito? Walang nakasulat. Pero kung uunawaing mabuti, ito ay tumutukoy sa tinatawag nilang “plan B”. Ang Plan B ngayon ay isa nang brand name ng “emergency pill” sa ibang bansa. Ito ay tinawag na Plan B dahil ginagawa nito ang nabigong isakatuparan ng OCP (oral contraceptive pill) – ang itapon ang zygote palabas sa sinapupunan. Sa Section 21 Paragraph 9.3 ng RH bill ay pinagbabawal sa lahat ng health care provider ang pagtanggi na “gawan ng paraan” ang pagbubuntis ng isang inabusong menor de edad kahit na hindi ito pinahintulutan ng magulang ng bata. Kailangan din ba natin tanggapin ang unti-unting pagkawala ng respeto at pagwawalang bahala ng mga kabataan sa kanilang mga magulang na dulot ng ganitong batas? Tatanggapin na lang din ba natin na dahil sa kawalan ng takot ng mabuntis o magkasakit sa “tulong” ng condom ay magiging talamak ang kaswal na sexual activities at prostitusyon sa Pilipinas tulad sa Estados Unidos at sa ibang bansa, na parang bang ang lahat ng teen parties ay sex parties? Hindi ba’t sa Pilipinas ay may tinatawag din na party condom? Para sa mga hindi nakakaalam , Frenzy ang brand name ng contraceptive na ito. At isipin nyo na lang kung ano ang ipinapahiwatig ng salitang “frenzy” at “party condom”: ito ba ang sense of responsibility na tinutukoy ng mga taga suporta ng kontraseptibong kultura: promiscuity and wild behavior?

Pangatlong dahilan kung bakit hindi dapat iboto ang mga kandidatong sumusuporta sa HB 5043 ay ang kawalan ng consistency sa kanilang dindalang prinsipyo at pangalan bilang Cristiano. Tinatawag nila ang sarili sa ganitong pangalan pero hindi nila kayang manindigan sa hinahawakan nitong mga prisipyong moral. Hindi nila kayang talikuran ang pagiging myembro ng Simbahan, pero wala din silang balak na sundin ito. Sila ang tinutukoy ng tinatawag nilang Panginoon: “Alam ko ang iyong mga gawa. Hindi ka malamig ni mainit man. Higit na mabuti kung malamig o mainit ka. Ngunit maligamgam ka at hindi malamig ni mainit, kaya isusuka kita sa aking bibig.” Mas mabuti  pa sa kanila ang mga hindi Cristiano pero matapat sa kanilang pananampalataya.

Kapag ibinoto mo ang ganitong kandidato, ibinoto mo na rin ang HB 5043; Ibinoto mo rin ang mga kriminalidad at pang-aabusong idudulot ng RH bill; Ibinoto mo na rin ang sisikil sa kalayaan ng mga Pilipino; at ibinoto mo na rin ang kamangmangan, kawalang kakayahang humarap sa isyu, at kawalan ng paninindigan ng kandidatong ito. Ilalagay mo ba ang kinabukasan mo sa ganitong pamahalaan at sa ganitong batas?

23 Comments

  1. psoriasis said,

    mawalang galang na po. pero sinusuportahan ko pa ang RH Bill. hindi ko man sinusuportahan ang ilan sa mga probisyon ng batas, sa kabuuan ay sinusuportahan ko siya.

    ang pinakamalaking problema po ng ating bansa ay ang labis na populasyon at yun ang pangunahing nais masolusyunan kahit kaunti lamang. sa aking palagay ay ito ay isang ‘bitter pill’ na kailangang lunukin kahit sa panandaliang panahon lamang.

    Ang sinasabi mong rape at talamak na casual sex ay pwedeng mangyari (actually,nangyayari na) meron man or walang RH Bill. Ang importante, magtulong-tulungan tayo – simbahan, gobyerno at taumbayan – upang ma solusyunan ang problema sa populasyon natin. Gawin ng simbahan at moralista ang sa tingin nila ay tama samantalang magko-complement naman ang gobyerno. Di ba maganda yun?

    At sa huli, nais ko ipaalaala sa iyo na hindi lang katoliko ang mga tao sa ating bansa. Hindi lahat ng tao ay tulad mo na kaya mag tiis. May mga tao na kada tigas ay pasok kaya bata ang kasunod. Ayaw man nila ng bagong anak, ang tawag ng laman(or pagmamahal sa asawa) ay madalas hindi mapigilan. At ang RH bill ay isang paraan upang mabawasan ang chance na magbuntis ang asawang babae. Sa ngayon, walang suporta ang gobyerno para dun. Sa tingin mo, hanggang saan darating ang iyong mga salita at advises to them?

    • vanillae said,

      Kung susumahin ang lahat ng probisyon sa panukalang ito, mahahati lang ito sa dalawang bahagi: hindi dapat at hindi kailangan. Dalawang pinakamalaking halimbawa ng hindi kailangan ay ang pag-promote ng breast feeding at ng pakikibahagi ng asawang lalaki sa reproductive health ng asawang babae. Hindi ito kailangan isabatas para magawa. Ang totoo niyan, kahit wala pa ang RH Bill, pataas na nang pataas ang budget ng DOH para sa reproductive health, hindi lang nila magastos lahat dahil may iba pa silang balak na alam nilang tututulan ng mga nakakaunawa. Ginamit ba nila ang sapat na budget para sa dalawang probisyon na nabanggit. Hindi. Bakit? Dahil hindi talaga ito ang priority nila. Isinama lang ito sa probisyon para bilang “sandwich” approach — birth control + breastfeeding + punishment. Hindi maiitago ang intensyon dito.

      Pangalawang punto, sa paningin ng mga nakakaunawa ng batas, katakot-takot na paglabag ang ginawa ng mga nagsusulong nito para lamang maipilit ang nasabing panukala — nagpapakita lang na wala silang pakialam sa etika at moralidad. Ang panukala din mismo ay bumabalewala sa Saligang Batas na nagsasabing dapat protektahan ng Estado ang buhay ng ina at ng anak na nasa sinapupunan mula pa sa sandali ng paglilihi (conception). Hindi lingid sa kaalaman ng maraming tapat na mga doktor at mga simpleng tao na ang paggamit ng OCP ay nagiging sanhi ng early stage abortion, at ang IUD naman ay ito talaga ang pangunahing layunin. Hindi kailangang magpaka-relihiyoso ng isang tao para maintindihan na ang tao ay tao sa anumang baitang ng kanyang buhay; na ang kanyang karangalan, karapatan, potensyal, at buhay ay katulad lang din ng tinataglay nating lahat. Hindi lang nito linalabag ang batas ng bansa, ito ay tahasang paglabag sa batas ng Diyos — batas na magbabayad ng dugo para sa dugo (Genesis 9:6).

      Alam nating lahat kung ano ang pinakamalaking problema ng bansa: PAGNANAKAW. Nagbabayad tayo ng buwis para sa ikabubuti ng buhay hindi lamang ng ating sariling pamilya kundi ng buong bansa. Napupunta ba sa atin ang bilyon-bilyong mga buwis na ito? Hindi. Ito ay napupunta sa mga ma-anomalyang proyekto na tulad ng “fertilizer scam”, NBN-ZTE, etc., ganun din sa pamahal nang pamahal na presyo ng mga luncheon meeting at kung ano-anong kainan at “bonding time” ng mga opisyal ng gobyerno. Isipin mo kung wala ako, hindi ba’t malaking buwis ang mawawala sa kaban ng bayan? Isipin mo kung isang milyon na katulad kong nagbabayad ng buwis ang hindi naipanganak at pinatay sa pamamagitan ng mga abortifacient na tinatawag sa maling paraan bilang “contraceptives”, ilang trilyong piso ang hindi mapapadagdag sa ating yaman?

      Ang populasyon ang pwersa ng paggawa. Kung walang populasyon, walang buhay. Kung puro tayo matanda dahil pinigilan natin ang pagsilang ng mga bata, sino ang magiging manggagawa sa bandang huli? Tayo pa rin. Hindi na. Wala na tayong kakayanan sa panahong iyon. Ang mga kabataang susunod sa atin ang magpapakain sa bansa sa pamamagitan ng kanilang paggawa. Ang tanong, may gagawin ba? At kung magkaroon na, may kakayahan ba o skills ang mga gagawa? Bakit wala sa atin ang sapat na industriya at kakayahan? Pareho pa rin ang sagot: PAGNANAKAW. Lahat tayo ay katiwala ng Diyos. Naisip mo na ba kung bakit may mahirap at may mayaman? Para kailanganin natin ang isa’t isa at pangalagaan ang isa’t isa. Kahit sa pamilya, hindi mo naman siguro mamasamain kung sabihin ng magulang, “Kung sino sa inyo ang meron, magbigay sa kapatid.” We are our brothers’ keepers. At higit ang pananagutan ng pamahalaan tungkol dito. Ipinagkakatiwala natin sa gobyerno ang ating pera para ipamahagi sa lahat. Kung hindi nila ito ginagawa, isa lang ang tawag dito: PAGNANAKAW.

      At totoo ba ang “population explosion”? Kayo na ang mag-aral, nagkalat lang ang mga ebidensya. Maari rin basahin ang nasa website na ito: http://www.albalagh.net/population/overpopulation.shtml. Imumungkahi ko rin na kilalanin ninyo sina Friedrich Nietzsche, Charles Darwin, Francis Galton, Adolf Hitler, Margaret Sanger, ang Planned Parenthool, at si Barack Obama. Marami pa ang kailangan natin kilalanin para unawaan ng lubos ang mga isyung pinagtatalunan ngayon, pero sila muna pansamantala.

      Totoong nangyayari ang rape at casual sex, pero ang panlipunang pananaw ang totoong usapin dito. Kahit noong unang panahon, nagpapatayan na rin ang mga tao katulad lang din ngayon, pero hindi kailanman magiging tama na tanggapin natin ito bilang “normal” na kaganapan. Walang normal sa pagpatay. Sa kaisipan at uri ng moralidad na gustong iturok ng HB 5043 sa ating pagkatao ay unti-unting tatanggap sa mga gawaing hindi talaga dapat maging katanggap-tanggap. Hindi kailanman dapat tanggapin na ang magulang ay “walang pakialam” sa anak sa anumang pagkakataon at dahilan. Lalong hindi ito dapat isabatas. Hindi rin dapat panghimasukan ng Estado ang moralidad at paniniwala ng mga kabataan dahil ito ay karapatan at tungkulin ng mga magulang at ng relihiyong kanilang kinaaaniban — nasasaad yan sa Saligang Batas. Hindi maaaring magtulungan ang dalawang institusyon sa isang usapin na kahit kailan ay hindi nila mapagkakasunduan. Mananatili ang Simbahan sa paninindigan nito tungkol sa kontrasepsyon. Sasabihin ba ni Jesus kay Edcel Lagman at sa mga kasama niya, “For I was hungry and you gave me food” (Mt 25:35)? Hindi. Sasabihin niya, “For I was hungry and you gave me condoms.” Kayo na ang humatol.

      “Gawin ng simbahan at moralista ang sa tingin nila ay tama samantalang magko-complement naman ang gobyerno. Di ba maganda yun?” Tama, maganda nga yun. Ang tanong, mangyayari ba yun? Ginagawa talaga ng Simbahan at ng mga moralista ang sa tingin nila ay tama, nagko-complement ba ang gobyerno? Hindi. Sa halip ay gumagawa ng paraan ang ilang opisyal para palabasing ang Simbahan ang may kasalanan sa “sobrang pagdami” ng tao at sa pagdami ng mga kaso ng HIV/AIDS, kahit na ang totoo ay ang mga drug addict at mga prostitute ang tinutukoy ni Francisco Duque na may pinakamaraming kaso nito? Ang tanong, may kinalaman ba ang Simbahan dito? Hindi ba’t kung sinusunod nila ang Simbahan, sa halip na umaasa sila sa mga palpak na condom, ay hindi madadagdagan ang mga kasong ito? Sino ngayon ang nasa tama at sino ang nasa mali?

      “At sa huli, nais ko ipaalaala sa iyo na hindi lang katoliko ang mga tao sa ating bansa.” Sa huli din ay nais kong ipaalala sa iyo na ang HB 5043 ay walang pinipiling relihiyon — Katoliko man o hindi — lahat ay magbabayad ng buwis para gastusin sa isang napakalaking proyekto, gamit ang pera ng mga Katoliko laban sa kalooban, prinsipyo, at paniniwala ng mga Katoliko. Sounds fair. Na-ah. Labag din ito sa Saligang Batas: “Hindi dapat magbalangkas ng batas para sa pagtatatag ng relihiyon, o nagbabawal sa malayang pagsasagamit nito.” Ibig sabihin? Kung ang isang panukala ay lalabag sa paniniwala at gawaing pangrelihiyon ng isang mamamayan, hindi ito dapat isabatas. Ang pag-obliga sa mga estudyante, ang pag-obliga sa mga magulang, ang pag-obliga sa mga manggagamot, at ang bantang parusa laban sa paglabag; lahat ng ito ay hindi lamang basta pagyurak sa karapatang pangrelihiyon; isa itong tahasang paglabag sa karapatang pantao — isang tahasang totalitaryanismo.

      Hindi ko opinyon lamang ang sinasabi ko. Nasa likod ko ang Saligang Batas, ang Biblia, ang Simbahan, ang “totoong” praktikalidad, at ang tapat na konsensya.

      Hanggang dito na lang muna ang maiisagot ko dahil ubos na ang panggastos ko sa pag-arkila ng computer. Hindi dahil wala akong trabaho kundi dahil katulad ng lahat ng pangkaraniwang Filipino, hindi ko rin natatanggap ang dapat ay sa akin. Sana ay maintindihan ng bumabasa kung ano ang totoong problema ng bansa. [Hindi ko na sinuyod ang usapin ng tangkang PAGNANAKAW na pangitang-pangita sa pagkakabalangkas ng HB 5043.]

      The majority is not always right. Remember, “Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” (Matthew 7:14)

    • noemi abonita said,

      + tama! dapat hndi maipatupad ang ganitong batas sapagkat dadami ang bilang ng sex sa ating bansa,lalo na sa panahon ngayun ndi na mapilit ng mga magulang ang mga anak nilang babae man o lalake dahil sa pagkaimbento ng gantong paraan o batas.. ndi dapt ipatupad iyan dahil magigigng dahilan lamang yan umang dumami ang mga biktima ng sex most especially sa mga teens. IURONG anG RH BILL!!!

  2. jlocute said,

    We are really at the end of times era. These are all Satans works. The Government maybe should pass a Bill instead that teaches sex without marriage is a crime, having sex with person other than your spouse is a crime.

    People have been persuaded by the devil that they are entitled to have sex when they choose, rejecting any unwanted life that may result. The enemy may tell you “God is too demanding and unreasonable”. “If we distributed more condoms we would not have disease or the need to abort babies”. “It’s God’s fault because God’s Church is against the use of condoms”.

    Sexual intercourse, by its nature and intent is potentially life giving act. This is God’s version. The enemy’s version is that sex can be closed to give life and used for physical pleasure only. Enemy’s version of sex is selfish, emotionally dangerous, and bad for humanity. The enemy offers an answer to this too, and led souls to avoid consequences by offering widespread contraception and abortion. Both men and women are now told that sinful sexual behaviors are allowable and acceptable. God intends that a man and woman enter a blessed union (through marriage) and then share their sexuality with one another. The devil is mocking God because he depicts God’s purpose. He is laughing because many led astray on this sin.

  3. jlocute said,

    We should be aware how Satan works. As he said “I Pretend to love men, in order to destroy them; serve them, in order to ruin and deceive them; help them, in order to pervert them and draw them into these, my hellish regions.”

    Isn’t it this bill is one of its form that says will help us? We are deceived then by him if this one will be approved. Satan’s plan is to destroy us by having and committing sins against God.

  4. tomoya said,

    HOUSE BILL NO. 5043

    AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A NATIONAL POLICY ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD AND POPULATION DEVELOPMENT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

    Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

    SECTION 1. Short Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Reproductive Health and Population Development Act of 2008“.

    SEC. 2. Declaration of Policy. – The State upholds and promotes responsible parenthood, informed choice, birth spacing and respect for life in conformity with internationally recognized human rights standards.

    The State shall uphold the right of the people, particularly women and their organizations, to effective and reasonable participation in the formulation and implementation of the declared policy.

    This policy is anchored on the rationale that sustainable human development is better assured with a manageable population of healthy, educated and productive citizens.

    The State likewise guarantees universal access to medically-safe, legal, affordable and quality reproductive health care services, methods, devices, supplies and relevant information thereon even as it prioritizes the needs of women and children,among other underprivileged sectors.

    SEC. 3. Guiding Principles. – This Act declares the following as basic guiding principles:

    a. In the promotion of reproductive health, there should be no bias for either modern or natural methods of family planning;

    b. Reproductive health goes beyond a demographic target because it is principally about health and rights;

    c. Gender equality and women empowerment are central elements of reproductive health and population development;

    d. Since manpower is the principal asset of every country, effective reproductive health care services must be given primacy to ensure the birth and care of healthy children and to promote responsible parenting;

    e. The limited resources of the country cannot be suffered to, be spread so thinly to service a burgeoning multitude that makes the allocations grossly inadequate and effectively meaningless;

    f. Freedom of informed choice, which is central to the exercise of any right, must be fully guaranteed by the State like the right itself;

    g. While the number and spacing of children are left to the sound judgment of parents and couples based on their personal conviction and religious beliefs, such concerned parents and couples, including unmarried individuals, should be afforded free and full access to relevant, adequate and correct information on reproductive health and human sexuality and should be guided by qualified State workers and professional private practitioners;

    h. Reproductive health, including the promotion of breastfeeding, must be the joint concern of the National Government and Local Government Units(LGUs);

    i. Protection and promotion of gender equality, women empowerment and human rights, including reproductive health rights, are imperative;

    j. Development is a multi-faceted process that calls for the coordination and integration of policies, plans, programs and projects that seek to uplift the quality of life of the people, more particularly the poor, the needy and the marginalized;

    k. Active participation by and thorough consultation with concerned non-government organizations (NGOs), people’s organizations (POs) and communities are imperative to ensure that basic policies, plans, programs and projects address the priority needs of stakeholders;

    l. Respect for, protection and fulfillment of reproductive health rights seek to promote not only the rights and welfare of adult individuals and couples but those of adolescents’ and children’s as well; and

    m. While nothing in this Act changes the law on abortion, as abortion remains a crime and is punishable, the government shall ensure that women seeking care for post-abortion complications shall be treated and counseled in a humane, non-judgmental and compassionate manner.

    SEC. 4. Definition of Terms. – For purposes of this Act, the following terms shall be defined as follows:

    a. Responsible Parenthood – refers to the will, ability and cornmitTrient of parents to respond to the needs and aspirations of the family and children more particularly through family planning;

    b. Family Planning – refers to a program which enables couple, and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children and to have the information and means to carry out their decisions, and to have informed choice and access to a full range of safe, legal and effective family planning methods, techniques and devices.

    c. Reproductive Health -refers to the state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its funcitions and processes. This implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life, that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so, provided that these are not against the law. This further implies that women and men are afforded equal status in matters related to sexual relations and reproduction.

    d. Reproductive Health Rights – refers to the rights of individuals and couples do decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing and timing of their children; to make other decisions concerning reproduction free of discrimination, coercion and violence; to have the information and means to carry out their decisions; and to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health.

    e. Gender Equality – refers to the absence of discrimination on the basis of a person’s sex, in opportunities, allocation of resources and benefits, and access to services.

    f. Gender Equity – refers to fairness and justice in the distribution of benefits and responsibilities between women and men, and often requires. women-specific projects and programs to eliminate existing inequalities, inequities, policies and practices unfavorable too women.

    g. Reproductive Health Care – refers to the availability of and access to a full range of methods, techniques, supplies and services that contribute to reproductive and sexual health and well-being by preventing and solving reproductive health-related problems in order to achieve enhancement of life and personal relations. The elements of reproductive health care include:

    1. Maternal, infant and child health and nutrition;

    2. Promotion of breastfeeding;

    3. Family planning information end services;

    4. Prevention of abortion and management of post-abortion complications;

    5. Adolescent and youth health;

    6. Prevention and management of reproductive tract infections (RTIs), HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmittable infections (STIs);

    7. Elimination of violence against women;

    8. Education and counseling on sexuality and sexual and reproductive health;

    9. Treatment of breast and reproductive tract cancers and other gynecological conditions;

    10. Male involvement and participation in reproductive health;,

    11. Prevention and treatment of infertility and sexual dysfunction; and

    12. Reproductive health education for the youth.

    h. Reproductive Health Education – refers to the process of acquiring complete, accurate and relevant information on all matters relating to the reproductive system, its functions and processes and human sexuality; and forming attitudes and beliefs about sex, sexual identity, interpersonal relationships, affection, intimacy and gender roles. It also includes developing the necessary skills do be able to distinguish between facts and myths on sex and sexuality; and critically evaluate. and discuss the moral, religious, social and cultural dimensions of related sensitive issues such as contraception and abortion.

    i. Male involvement and participation – refers to the involvement, participation, commitment and joint responsibility of men with women in all areas of sexual and reproductive health, as well as reproductive health concerns specific to men.

    j. Reproductive tract infection (RTI) – refers do sexually transmitted infections, sexually transmitted diseases and other types of-infections affecting the reproductive system.

    k. Basic Emergency Obstetric Care – refers to lifesaving services for maternal complication being provided by a health facility or professional which must include the following six signal functions: administration of parenteral antibiotics; administration of parrenteral oxyttocic drugs; administration of parenteral anticonvulsants for pre-eclampsia and iampsia; manual removal of placenta; and assisted vaginal delivery.

    l. Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric Care – refers to basic emergency obstetric care plus two other signal functions: performance of caesarean section and blood transfusion.

    m. Maternal Death Review – refers to a qualitative and in-depth study of the causes of maternal death with the primary purpose of preventing future deaths through changes or additions to programs, plans and policies.

    n. Skilled Attendant – refers to an accredited health professional such as a licensed midwife, doctor or nurse who has adequate proficiency and the skills to manage normal (uncomplicated) pregnancies, childbirth and the immediate postnatal period, and in the identification, management and referral of complication in women and newborns.

    o. Skilled Attendance – refers to childbirth managed by a skilled attendant under the enabling conditions of a functional emergencyobstetric care and referral system.

    p. Development – refers to a multi-dimensional process involving major changes in social structures, popular attitudes, and national institutions as well as the acceleration of economic growth, the reduction of inequality and the eradication of widespread poverty.

    q. Sustainable Human Development – refers to the totality of the process of expending human choices by enabling people to enjoy long, healthy and productive lives, affording them access to resources needed for a decent standard of living and assuring continuity and acceleration of development by achieving a balance between and among a manageable population, adequate resources and a healthy environment.

    r. Population Development – refers to a program that aims to: (1) help couples and parents achieve their desired family size; (2) improve reproductive health of individuals by addressing reproductive health problems; (3) contribute to decreased maternal and infant mortality rates and early child mortality; (4) reduce incidence of teenage pregnancy; and (5) enable government to achieve a balanced population distribution.

    SEC. 5. The Commission on Population (POPC0NI). – Pursuant to the herein declared policy, the Commission on Population (POPCOM) shall serve as the central planning, coordinating, implementing and monitoring body for the comprehensive and integrated policy on reproductive health and population development. In the implementation of this policy, POPCOM, which shall be an attached agency of the Department of Health (DOH) shall have the following functions:

    a. To create an enabling environment for women and couples to make an informed choice regarding the family planning method that is best suited to their needs and personal convictions;

    b. To integrate on a continuing basis the interrelated reproductive health and population development agenda into a national policy, taking into account regional and local concerns;

    c. To provide the mechanism to ensure active and full participation of the private sector and the citizenry through their organizations in the planning and implementation of reproductive health care and population development programs and projects;

    d. To ensure people’s access to medically safe, legal, quality and affordable reproductive health goods and services;

    e. To facilitate the involvement and participation of non-government organizations and the private sector in reproductive health care service delivery and in the production, distribution and delivery of quality reproductive: health and family planning supplies and commodities to make them accessible and affordable to ordinary citizens;

    f. To fully implement the Reproductive Health Care Program with the following components:

    (1) Reproductive health education including but not limited to counseling on the full range of legal and medically-safe family planning methods including surgical methods;

    (2) Maternal, pen-natal and post-natal education, care and services;

    (3) Promotion of breastfeeding;

    (4) Promotion of male involvement, participation and responsibility in reproductive health as well as other reproductive health concerns of men;

    (5) Prevention of abortion and management of post-abortion complications; and

    (6) Provision of information and services addressing the reproductive health needs of the poor, senior citizens, women in prostitution, differently-abled persons, and women and children in war AND crisis situations.

    g. To ensure that reproductive health services are delivered with a full range of supplies, facilities and equipment and that service providers are adequately trained for reproductive health care;

    h. To endeavor to furnish local Family Planning Offices with appropriate information and resources to keep the latter updated on current studies and research relating to family planning, responsible parenthood, breastfeeding and infant nutrition;

    i. To direct all public hospitals to make available to indigent mothers who deliver their children in these government hospitals, upon the mothers request, the procedure of ligation without cost to her;

    j. To recommend the enactment of legislation and adoption of executive measures that will strengthen and enhance the national policy on reproductive health and population development;

    k. To ensure a massive and sustained information drive on responsible parenthood and on all methods and techniques to prevent unwanted, unplanned and mistimed pregnancies, it shall release information bulletins on the same for nationwide circulation to all government departments, agencies and instrumentalities, non-government organizations and the private sector, schools, public and private libraries, tri-media outlets, workplaces, hospitals and concerned health institutions;

    l. To strengthen the capacities of health regulatory agencies to ensure safe, high-quality, accessible, and affordable reproductive health services and commodities with the concurrent strengthening and enforcement of regulatory mandates and mechanisms;

    m. To take active steps to expand the coverage of the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP), especially among poor and marginalized women, to include the full range of reproductive health services and supplies as health insurance benefits; and

    n. To perform such other functions necessary to attain the purposes of this Act.

    The membership of the Board of Commissioners of POPCOM shall consist of the heads of the following AGENCIES:

    1. National Economic DevelopmentAuthority (VEDA)
    2. Department of Health (DOH)
    3. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
    4. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
    5. Department of Agriculture (DA)
    6. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)
    7. Department of Education (DepEd)
    8. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
    9. Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
    10. University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI)
    11. Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAFI)
    12. National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPQ
    13. National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW)
    14. National Youth Commission (NYC)

    In addition to the aforementioned, members, there shall be three private sector representatives to the Board of Commissioners of POPCOM who shall come from NGOs. There shall be one (1) representative each from women, youth and health sectors who have a proven track record of involvement in the promotion of reproductive health. These representatives shall be nominated in a process determined by the above-mentioned sectors, and to be appointed by the President for a term of three (3)years.

    SEC. 6. Midwives for Skilled Attendance. -Every city and municipality shall endeavor to employ adequate number of midwives or other skilled attendants to achieve a minimum ratio of one (1)for every one hundred fifty (150) deliveries per year, to be based on the average annual number of actual deliveries or live births for the past two years.

    SEC. 7. Emergency Obstetric Care. – Each province. and city shall endeavor to ensure the establishment and operation of hospitals with adequate and qualified personnel that provide emergency obstetric care. For every 500,000 population, there shall be at least one (1) hospital for comprehensive emergency obstetric care and four (4) hospitals for basic emergency obstetric care.

    SEC. 8. Maternal Death Review. – All LGUs, national and local government hospitals, and other public health units shall conduct maternal death review in accordance with the guidelines to be issued by the DOH in consultation with the POPCOM.

    SEC. 9. Hospital-Based Family Planning. -Tubal ligation, vasectomy, intrauterine device insertion and other family planning methods requiring hospital services shall be available in all national and local government hospitals, except: in specialty hospitals which may render such services on an optional basis. For indigent patients, such services shall be fully covered by PhilHealth insurance and/or government financial assistance.

    SEC. 10. Contraceptives as Essential Medicines. – Hormonal contraceptives, intrauterine devices, injectables and other allied reproductive health products and supplies shall be considered under the category of essential medicines and supplies which shall form part of the National Drug Formulary and the same shall be included in the regular purchase of essential medicines and supplies of all national and lord hospitals and other government health units.

    SEC. 11. Mobile Health Care Service. -Each Congressional District shall be provided with a van to be known as the Mobile Health Care Service (MHOS) to deliver health care goods and services to its constituents, more particularly to the poor and needy, as well as disseminate knowledge and information on reproductive health: Provided, That reproductive health education shall be conducted by competent and adequately trained persons preferably reproductive health care providers: Provided, further, That the full range of family planning methods, both natural and modern, shall be promoted.

    The acquisition, operation and maintenance of the MRCS shall be funded from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of each Congressional District.

    The MHCS shall be adequately equipped with a wide range of reproductive health care materials and information dissemination devices and equipment, the latter including but not limited to, a television set for audio-visual presentation.

    SEC. 12. Mandatory Age-Appropriate Reproductive Health Education. – Recognizing the importance of reproductive health rights in empowering the youth and developing them into responsible adults, Reproductive Health Education in an age-appropriate manner shall be taught by adequately trained teachers starting from Grade 5 up to Fourth Year High School. In order to assure the prior training of teachers on reproductive health, the implementation of Reproductive Health Education shall commence at the start of the school year one year following the effectivity of this Act. The POPCOM, in coordination with the Department of Education, shall formulate the Reproductive Health Education curriculum, which shall be common to both public and private schools and shall include related population and development concepts in addition to the following subjects and standards:

    a. Reproductive health and sexual rights;

    b. Reproductive health care and services;

    c. Attitudes, beliefs and values on sexual development, sexual behavior and sexual health;

    d. Proscription and hazards of abortion and management of post-abortion complications;

    e. Responsible parenthood.

    f. Use and application of natural and modern family planning methods to promote reproductive health, achieve desired family size and prevent unwanted, unplanned and mistimed pregnancies;

    g. Abstinence before marriage;

    h. Prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and other, STIs/STDs, prostate cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer and other gynecological disorders;

    i. Responsible sexuality; and

    j. Maternal, peri-natal and post-natal education, care and services.

    In support of the natural, and primary right of parents in the rearing of the youth, the POPCOM shall provide concerned parents with adequate and relevant scientific materials on the age-appropriate topics and manner of teaching reproductive health education to their children.

    In the elementary level, reproductive health education shall focus, among others, on values formation.

    Non-formal education programs shall likewise include the abovementioned reproductive Health Education.

    SEC. 13. Additional Duty of Family Planning 0ffice. – Each local Family Planning Office shall furnish for free instructions and information on family planning, responsible parenthood, breastfeeding and infant nutrition to all applicants for marriage license.

    SEC. 14. Certificate of Compliance. – No marriage license shall be issued by the Local Civil Registrar unless the applicants present a Certificate of Compliance issued for free by the local Family Planning Office certifying that they had duly received adequate instructions and information on family planning, responsible parenthood, breastfeeding and infant nutrition.

    SEC. 15. Capability Building of Community-Based Volunteer Workers. – Community-based volunteer workers, like but not limited to, Barangay Health Workers, shall undergo additional and updated training on the delivery of reproductive health care services and shall receive not less than 10% increase in honoraria upon successful completion of training. The increase in honoraria shall be funded from the Gender and Development (GAD) budget of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

    SEC. 16. Ideal Family Size. – The State shall assist couples, parents and individuals to achieve their desired family size within the context of responsible parenthood for sustainable development and encourage them to have two children as the ideal family size. Attaining the ideal family size is neither mandatory nor compulsory. No punitive action shall be imposed on parents having more than two children.

    SEC. 17. Employers’ Responsibilities. – Employers shall respect the reproductive health rights of all their workers. Women shall not be discriminated against in the matter of hiring, regularization of employment status or selection for retrenchment.

    All Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) shall provide for the free delivery by the employer of reasonable quantity of reproductive health care services, supplies and devices to all workers, more particularly women workers. In establishments or enterprises where there are no CBAs or where the employees are unorganized, the employer shall have the same obligation.

    SEC. 18. Support of Private and Non-government Health Care Service Providers. – Pursuant to Section 5(b) hereof, private reproductive health care service providers, including but not limited to gynecologists and obstetricians, are encouraged to join their colleagues in non-government organizations in rendering such services free of charge or at reduced professional fee rates to indigent and low income patients.

    SEC. 19. Multi-Media Campaign. – POPCOM shall initiate and sustain an intensified nationwide multi-media campaign to raise the level of public awareness on the urgent need to protect and promote reproductive health and rights.

    SEC. 20. Reporting Requirements. – Before the end of April of each year,the DOH shall submit an annual report to the President of the Philippines, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives on a definitive and comprehensive assessment of the implementation of this Act and shall make the necessary recommendations for executive and legislative action. The report shall be posted in the website of DOH and printed copies shall be made available to all stakeholders.

    SEC. 21. Prohibited Acts. – The following acts are prohibited:

    a) Any health care service provider, whether public or private, who shall:

    1. Knowingly withhold information or impede the dissemination thereof, and/or intentionally provide incorrect information regarding programs and services on reproductive health including the right to informed choice and access to a full range of legal, medically-safe and effective family planning methods;

    2. Refuse to perform voluntary ligation and vasectomy and other legal and medically-safe reproductive health care services on any person of legal age on the ground of lack of spousal consent or authorization.

    3. Refuse to provide reproductive health care services to an abused minor, whose abused condition is certified by the proper official or personnel of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) or to duly DSWD-certified abused pregnant minor on whose case no parental consent is necessary.

    4. Fail to provide, either deliberately or through gross or inexcusable negligence, reproductive health care services as mandated under this Act, the Local Government Code of 1991, the Labor Code, and Presidential Decree 79, as amended; and

    5. Refuse to extend reproductive health care services and information on account of the patient’s civil status, gender or sexual orientation, age, religion, personal circumstances, and nature of work; Provided, That all conscientious objections of health care service providers based on religious grounds shall be respected: Provided, further, That the conscientious objector shall immediately refer the person seeking such care and services to another health care service provider within the same facility or one which is conveniently accessible: Provided, finally, That the patient is not in an emergency or serious case as defined in RA 8344 penalizing the refusal of hospitals and medical clinics to administer appropriate initial medical treatment and support in emergency and serious cases.

    b) Any public official who prohibits or restricts personally or through a subordinate the delivery of legal and medically-safe reproductive health care services, including family planning;

    c) Any employer who shall fail to comply with his obligation under Section 17 of this Act or an employer who requires a female applicant or employee, as a condition for employment or continued employment, to involuntarily undergo sterilization, tubal ligation or any other form of contraceptive method;

    d) Any person who shall falsify a certificate of compliance as required in Section 14 of this Act; and

    e) Any person who maliciously engages in disinformation about the intent or provisions of this Act.

    SEC. 22. Penalties. – The proper city or municipal court shall exercise jurisdiction over violations of this Act and the accused who is found guilty shall be sentenced to an imprisonment ranging from one (1) month to six (6) months or a fine ranging from Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000.00) to Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000.00) or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court. If the offender is a juridical person, the penalty shall be imposed upon the president, treasurer, secretary or any responsible officer. An offender who is an alien shall, after service of sentence, be deported immediately without further proceedings by the Bureau of Immigration. An offender who is a public officer or employee shall suffer the accessory penalty of dismissal from the government service.

    Violators of this Act shall be civilly liable to the offended party in such amount at the discretion of the proper court.

    SEC. 23. Appropriations. – The amounts appropriated in the current annual General Appropriations Act for reproductive health and family planning under the DOH and POPCOM together with ten percent (10%) of the Gender and Development (GAD) budgets of all government departments, agencies, bureaus, offices and instrumentalities funded in the annual General Appropriations Act in accordance with Republic Act No. 7192 (Women in Development and Nation-building Act) and Executive Order No. 273 (Philippine Plan for Gender Responsive Development 1995-2025) shall be allocated and utilized for the implementation of this Act. Such additional sums as may be necessary for the effective implementation of this Act shall be Included in the subsequent years’ General Appropriations Acts.

    SEC. 24. Implementing Rules and Regulations. – Within sixty (60) days from the effectivity of this Act, the Department of Health shall promulgate, after thorough consultation with the Commission on Population (POPCOM), the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), concerned non-government organizations (NGOs) and known reproductive health advocates, the requisite implementing rules and regulations.

    SEC. 25. Separability Clause. – If any part, section or provision of this Act is held invalid or unconstitutional, other provisions not affected thereby shall remain in full force and effect.

    SEC. 26. Repealing Clause. – All laws, decrees, Orders, issuances, rules and regulations contrary to or inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.

    SEC. 27. Effectivity. – This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in at least two (2) newspapers of national circulation.
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  5. Don Kulas said,

    The end does not justify the means! or does it?

    Ang posisyon ng simbahan ukol sa usaping ito ay tama at nararapat, maaring hindi katanggap tanggap sa marami at hindi praktikal.

    Kung sasangayon ang simbahan dito, parang sinabi ng simbahan na OK na pagbigyan ang SEXUAL urges kailangan lang walang consequence.

    Ang mensahe ng prinsipyong ito ay maaring ipahayag sa ganitong paraan. Dahil ang natural na consequence ng sex ay ang posibilidad na magkaanak, maaring lunasan ito basta gumamit ng condom o ibang method. Pero malinaw na ang layunin ay PAGBIGYAN ANG SEXUAL URGES na walang consequence. Kung ito ang prinsipyo na gustong ipalulun sa simbahan ng karamihan at kung lulunukin ito ng simbahan dahil sa pressure ng “karamihan” wala nang prinsipyo ang simbahan na sasandalan para komontra sa naglipanang “night spots”, women for hire, at promiscuity. Dahil ang pagsang ayon dito ay nangangahulugan ng pagsangayon sa pagbibigay sa makamundong pagnananasa basta walang consequence(pagbubuntis).

    Di na rin dapat kontrahin ang pakikipag sex kung kanikanino dahil pagbibigay daan lamang ito sa “pangangailangan ng katawan” basta gumamit lamang ng condom.

    At kung ganitong prinsipyo ang susundin, ok lang ba gumawa ng bagay na makapagpapasaya sa iyo basta walang consequence. Pwede na ba mang rape basta i-drug muna yung babae para walang discomfort sa kanya, walang maalala kung gising yung biktimang babae, dapat siguruhing maliligayahan din siya at importante mag condom para di magbuntis at wag pahuhuli para di makulong. Kung magnanakaw(para masaya) ka, dapat wag kang pahuhuli para di ka makulong (consequence). O kaya i legalize na lang ang pagnanakaw?

    Ano kaya ang komunidad na kagigisnan natin kung ganitong prinsipyo ang paiiralin?

    • vanillae said,

      Salamat sa iyong komento at praktikal na paliwanag. Sana ay makadagdag ito sa kamulatan ng mga mambabasa.

      • jlocute said,

        Nice comment! DOn Kulas

  6. kix said,

    Sino ang bulag?
    Sino ang mapanghusga?
    Natukoy mo na ba ang “root cause”?
    At, ano po kaya ang “role” ng Simbahan sa ganitong pagkakataon o problema?
    Meron silang posisyon, ngunit alam ba nila ang kanilang role bilang religious advisers?
    Kung alam man nila, nagagawa ba nila ito?

    • vanillae said,

      Palagay ko ay nagtatanong ka hindi para sa sagot kundi para sabihin ang iyong opinyon. Mas maganda siguro kung ikaw na rin ang sumagot sa mga tanong mo para matugunan din naman ng mga bumabasa o ng blog na ito. Sino nga ba ang bulag at hindi nakakakita sa totoong kalikasan, layunin, at mga paraan ng reproductive health bill? May mga nanghuhusga nga ba? At sino ang hinuhusgahan? Kung ang tinutukoy mong root cause ay tungkol sa “problema sa populasyon”, mas maganda siguro kung ipaalam mo sa lahat kung ano nga ba ito at saan ba nagmula ang ideya na ang Pilipinas ay malapit nang umapaw; na ang marami sa atin ay titira na lang sa ibabaw ng tubig? Malamang sila din ang may ideya na kailangan natin pumunta sa Mars para hindi magsiksikan ang mga tao sa mundo. Ano nga ba sa palagay mo ang role ng Simbahan sa ganitong sitwasyon? Kilala mo ba ang Simbahan — ang misyon nito? Maghihintay kami sa sagot mo at hayaan mong matugunan ito kung talagang nararapat tugunan.

      • kix said,

        Hindi ba tayo overpopulated?

      • vanillae said,

        Malaki ang space para maipaliwanag at mapatunayan mo ang iyong idea ng overpopulation. Mas madaling sabihing, “Oo nga, overpopulated ang Pilipinas,” pero hindi ito sapat. Marami din ang nagsasabi na mayroong mga aswang at mga manananggal, pero kung hindi ito mapapatunayan, hindi ito maaaring ituring na totoo.

  7. kiko said,

    i support the RH Bill… Kung 11 bishops ang mamamatay araw-araw, tutulan pa kaya nila ang RH Bill? Kung nabubuntis lang ang mga bishops, kokontra pa ba sila sa RH Bill?

    • vanillae said,

      Reproductive Health Bill is not a subjective issue. Kahit pa sandaang obispo ang mamatay kada oras, walang mababago sa katotohanan.

      At ito pa ang isang palaisipan: 11 babae daw ang namamatay sa mga kumplikasyong may kinalaman sa panganganak (hindi sa panganganak mismo), kaya ito ang paboritong punch line ng mga nagsusulong ng RH, pero naging ganito ba katigas ang paninindigan nila para sa 80 kababaihang namamatay araw-araw dahil sa sakit sa puso, 63 sa vascular diseases, 51 sa cancer, 45 sa pneumonia, 23 sa tuberculosis, 22 sa diabetes, at 16 sa lower chronic respiratory diseases? Nagpasa ba sila ng mga batas para matutukan ang mga sakit na pangunahin sa pagpatay ng tao? Isn’t that ironic?

      Anong meron sa RH bill at binalewala nila ang napakaraming mga babaeng namamatay araw-araw dahil sa mga totoong sakit para lang pigilan sa pagbubuntis ang 11 babae na posibleng mamatay dahil sa kumplikasyon ng panganganak?

      Isa pa, bakit ang panganganak ang itinuturong salarin sa pagkamatay ng mga babae at hindi ang kawalan ng sapat na atensyong medikal at totoong “maternal health”? Ibig bang sabihin ay huwag nang manganak ang lahat ng babae para walang mamatay sa kumplikasyon nito? Paano nila malalaman kung sino sa mga babae ang walang posibilidad na mamatay? Posible nga ba yun?

      At sa huli, tama nga bang isangkalan ang di umano’y 11 kababaihang namamatay araw-araw para sabihing dapat isulong ang RH Bill?

  8. mannix fortz said,

    Hinding hindi ko iboboto ang RH Bill! Ito ay pasaway at imoral! Teka, magkano kaya ang peperahin ng mga politikong ito galing sa mga negosyante ng mga contraceptives? Di kaya ito lang ang interes nila?

  9. mannix fortz said,

    hi vanillae, am also engaging in a very heated debate on this subject in fb, and use some of your answers to their quesions and line of argument. please add me in your fb so we can also hear your opinions. mannix fortz is my name in fb. thank you so much!

  10. Laxicle20 said,

    “Liham kasagutan sa Paglaya ng Bayan!”
    ni
    Leonard La torre Carrillo

    Ang aking pag galang sa Ating Pangulo Benigno Semeon “Noy” C. Aquino III halal ng masang Pilipino “nangako natatahakin ang tuwid na landas” at nag bitiw ng salita na KAMI: at wala ng iba ang BOSS o AMO kung baga! Siya’y anak ng yumaong dating pangulong Corazon “Cory” Cojuanco Aquino isang sagrado katoliko, ina ng demokrasya, si PNOY rin ay Pinunong Comandante ng Sang Sinukuban ng Militar ma pa Langit, Karagatan at sa Kaluapaan ngunit ito ang malinaw Hindi sya diyos isa lamang siyang hamak na TAO- na may puso “daw” sa Milyong-Milyong Pilipino na (1) Nagugutom (2) Naghihirap (3) Naaabuso (4) Namamatay (5) Na Iipit sa Gyera di lamang sa labas ng bansa pati rin sa Kasulok-sulukan ng Bansa (6) Walang Trabaho (7) Maraming Anak (8) Biktima ng kurupsyon (9) Alipin ng Ilegal na Gawain (10) Lipunang Uhaw sa Hustisya (11) Sakim sa Kapangyarihan (12) Mangmang sa Edukasyon (13) Ganap na Inaabuso ng Dayuhan (14) Walang bubong na Matitirahan at higit sa lahat (15) walang tigil Na pag lobo ng populasyong NAGDUDULOT ng (14) labing apat na problema sa (15) labinlimang taon na pinag lalaban ang Reproductive Health Bill ng ating Bansa! Isipin mo 15 taon nabinbin ang Pagpasa sa Batas dahil simbahang katolika kaagapay ang CBCP

    Ang aking Pag tangis – sa mga Inang nag silang sa mga Sanggol na may kakulangan sa pangangatawan, di tiyak na kinabukasan, di ganap na Tirahan at matibay na panuluyan, Mapanganib na gagalawang mundo at Masaklap na tatahaking Landas Tungo sa di tiyak na Hinaharap. Ang aking luha’y di ko ma piit sa pag tulo habang aking iniisip ang mga bagay na ito sa aking edad na sapalagay ko’y sapat na upang mamulat sa katotohan kung ano ang BAYAN sa KUKO ng kahirapan. Marahil mababatid ng kung sino mang makakabasa nito ng aking munting pag balik tanaw sa mga kaganapang minsan ay ating Nginingitian lamang dahil Tayo’y pinoy at ating nakaugalian ay kalimutan ang hinagpis at poo’t bagkus ay ipagdiwang ito at kalimuntan ngunit ano nalamang ang haharapin ng bansa kung tayo’y mga Positibong TAO na mulat sa mga problema ng Sambayanan… ako’y hamak na Estudyante lamang at napaisip bakit?ano?paano? ako MISMO…

    Bakit simula magising ako sa kamalayang ito ay Kahirapan na ang ibinungad sakin ng mga araw araw na balita Marahil ito’y pagsubok lamang ngunit HINDI sa akin lamang ito’y matinding hamon sa Panahon pa ng ating mga Bayani… inpirasyon ko lamang si Rizal Pluma lamang ang sandata nya upang iwaksi kung ano ang kamaliang di Makita ng mga sinaunang Pilipino dahil sila ay na BULAG sa pangako, relihiyon, kapangyarihan at sandata na maging sa makabagong panahon ay di lingid satin na laganap parin ang ganitong paniniwala; Mataas na antas ng pamumuhay ay namamana at iilan lang ang pinapalad sa mga pamilyang dukha o nasa katamtamang lebel lang ng pamumuhay ang nakakadaupang palad ang magandang kapalaran ito’y masasabing Kapalarang MAILAP sa mga taong Ilang dekada na itong inaasam at hinahagilap. upang bigyang diin ang konteksto ng aking sulatin nais ko lang linawin na ako’y hamak na estudyante lamang ngunit sa (18) labingwalong taon kong pamamalagi sa Pilipinas ay batid ko ang karaingan ng ating mga kababayan sa PROBISYA-SYUDAD at LIBLIB na kanayunan dahil ako’y tumira at nasubukan ang tatag at tiwala sa sarili kung ano ba ang kaibahan at ano ba ang karaingan at problema sa mga Lugar na ito. Una Pulitika parin ang nangingibabaw sa lahat Pangalawa Relihiyon at Pangatlo ay ang mga Mayayaman at sa kaduluduluhan ay matatagpuan mo ang pangalang JUAN na nakalinya Sa listahan ng mga dukha – na walang trabaho, maysakit, madaming anak, may lima o higit pang asawa may bisyo at napariwara.

    Ano? ang Sitwasyon may lunas pa ba? O sadyang tangap natin ang ating nagging kapalaran sa loob ng ilang dekada minsan nahahagip ng aking isip ang mga tanong na gaya nito kung ang kahirapan ba ay dulot ng TAO?PANGULO?RELIHIYON? o AKO? Di ko lubos ma isip na ang aking susunod na saling lahi ay may kamumulatang utang na kailan man ay hindi pa nila Naranasan o Natikman… ako’y lubos na nakikisimpatya sa susunod na henerasyon na sa aking palagay ay patuloy na papadyak upang maiahon ang lahat sa kahirapan, Henerasyong tanging sila lang ang mag sasalita, makapagsasabi at magpapabago sa pagpaikot sa mundong dati ko nang ginalawan at ngayo’y kanila namang lalasapin kung may konting ginhawa pang matitira at paghahatian ng bawat isa ang kakarampot na opurtunidad. Sa bansa, Bawat taon humihigpit ang kompetisyon tumitindi ang problema at sadyang nakakapamuksa ang hagupit ng kalikasan sa mga panahong ito NASA ISANG TAO PARIN BA ANG KASAGUTAN? Ito ang aking tanong sa bawat oras kung maiisip ang pambansang problema natin… meron pa bang ngipin sa pag papasa ng batas na pakikinabangan ng LIPUNAN at mag aahon sa mga Pilipino sa kahirapan.
    Kailan man HINDI balakid ang populasyon sa pagunlad bagkus ito’y adbentahe sa atin dahil mas marami mabilis nating maiaahon sa kasadlakan ng sangkatauhan marami ng nag tangka, Ilang beses naring nasawi at ipag papatulo’y parin ba natin ang kasawiang ito hangang sa nasaid na ang ating PAG-ASA na may tyansa pa sa magandang bukas, bilang isang BATA ganito na kalalim ang iniwang bitak sa aking puso ng mga balitang parte na ng bawat buhay nating bawat Pilipino sana naman kahit sa hinagap natin ay MAGISING tayo sa ating kamalayan na PANAHON na, bumilang na ng maraming taon ngayon ay 2011 ilang siglo na ang lumipas tapos na ang digmaan ngunit para sa akin ang LABAN ang magpatuloy pa lamang, marahil ang agos ng buhay ay kailan man di makakatikim ng ALON mula sa dagat ALAT na mula sa tubig at ALIMANGO na laman ng karagatang sagana ngunit payak lamang sa mata ng iba huwag sana nyang hilain pababa ang mga Pilipino bagkus iahon niya ito sa kasadlakan.

    PAANO? Ito ang panahon ng pag tutuos na saan kung ano anong paraan ang ipararanas ng masidhing pag nanais nating makamtan ang paglaya sa tali na naguugnay satin sa ating pananampalataya, AKO’Y pinalaking KRISTYANO mula sa ugat ng aking Ninuno mula noong ang mga kastila’y lipunin ang sambayanan upang maging isang kristyanong sambahayan at kilalanin ang panginoon na higit na nakaktataas ito ay simulain ng malalim na debosyon at paniniwala nating lahat ngunit hanging saan ba ang PANATA?-DEBOSYON?-PANINIWALA? O MASIDHING PANANAMPALATAYA? Inari tayo ng Diyos ukol sa kanyang Patantay pantay napagkakatingin kailan man ay di siya namili ng ANAK; siya ay pino, siya ay wagas, siya ay si Hesus banal at makangyarihan hari ng kalangitan.

    ANO BA ANG BATAYAN NG PAGIGING TAPAT SA ATING SANTA IGLESYA? Ito ba’y yaman sa pananampalataya o sukat ng lalim ng bulsang nag lalaman ng susi sa lahat ng pangangailangan, Hindapatin nawa ni Hesus na buksan ang saradong Isipan ng kanyang Kawal mga Obispo,Pari at taong simbahan ang kanilang mga Mata para sa makabagong ANYO ng lipunan, Bigo man tayong maipaunawa sa kanila ang tunay nating layon na dahil sa kasaraduhan ng ISIPAN ng iilan, naway maunawaan nila ang tunay na LAYUNIN ng RH Bill masyado lamang itong pinsasama ng iilan na alangan sa bisa at epekto nito sa Lipunan, ang masasabi ko lang HUWAG NATING PANGUNAHAN; akala ko sila ang mga alagad ni Hesus ang Sandigan- ang Aagapay- ang Magtutuwid at mag dadala sa tuwid na pamumuhay- ang Mag aahon sa Ispiritual na aspeto ng buhay isang Mabuting katoliko sa ISIP-sa SALITA at sa GAWA… Ang hinihingi ko lamang ay lubos maunawaan ang TURO ng simbahan na napaka komplikado sakin unawain… kung ang pilipnas lamang ay hindi nahaharap sa ganito ka komplikadong siwasyon hindi natin kailangan ng ganitong solusyon, nyunit nandito na at hinog na hinog na ang pag kakataon upang bukasan ang kabanatang tatapos sa SIKSIK LIGLIG at UMAAPAW na populasyon natin biruin mo 20 milyong tao nag kakasaya sa kalakhan maynila, ang Panginoon ay binigyan tayo ng karapatang magdesisyon, magbigay lunas at umayon sa mga posibleng solusyon sa mga kinhaharap na problema ng ating bayan, siguro bukas makalawa Dalangin ko sa may kapal na “Gumising sana ang mga Pilipino na tatanawing Umagang abot kamay ang kanilang pangarap”

    Ang mga kabataan ngayon ay mahirap kalkulahin ang takbo ng utak mahigit 60% na porsyento na ng mga kabataan ang nagiging Dalagang ina sa kadahilang kulang sila sa gabay sa Tamang pag iingat kung sila man ay makikipag talik sa kanilang irog, mga kamunduhang pag nanais na bunga lamang ng pagbabago ng panahon Mapusok, Mas komplikado at Mas rebelyoso ang mga kabataang Pilipino na minsang Nabanggit ni Gat Jose Rizal ang kinabukasan ng BAYAN, ngunit pano pa ito magiging kinabukasan kung sila mismo ay nagdadalang tao at di natiyak ang tatahaking landas sa KINABUKASAN ano ba ang nararapat ang unhin Relihiyon na naniniwalang ang pag plaplano ng pamilya ay gawaing labag sa mata ng diyos na nag dudulot na walang habas na pab bubuntis ng mga kababaihan hanggang sa umabot sa siyam hanggang dalawampu ang anak parehong walang pinag kakakitaan isang pobreng mag asawa at sa kahulihulihan ang mga anak ay magiging salot sa lipunan dala ng kagipitan, dadapuan ng sakit at walang pera pam pa doctor ito ang nangyayari sa ating LIPUNAN talamak pa sa droga. Ito lamang ay isan halimbawa sa sinasabi ng simbahan na ANG PAG BUO NG PAMILYA AY HINDI PINAG PLAPLANUHAN bagkus ito’y biyaya sa may kapal. Oo nga ngunit sa kabilang Dako kung hindi rin lang ito kaya buhayin at Mamatay lamang siya sa GUTO-KARAHASAN-KAHIRAPAN eh bakit pa natin ito pa rararanas kung pwede nman ang pag tatalik ng mga mag asawa ay pag planuhan sa ganitong paraan hindi na dadami ang mga bata sa lansangan, Uunlad ang pamilya at mamumuhay tayo ng payapa, ISA RING PUNTO mula sa usaping ito ang Ideyolohiya ng mga Pilipinong mag asawa na kung sila ay mag aanak ng marami Isa sa mga ito ay giginhawa ang buhay at kalaunan ay makatutulong sakanila sa pag ahon sa kahirapan, ito ay patunay na sa mentalidad ng mga Pilipino ay mahilig sila sa consepto ng Pagbibilang ng grasya habang wala pa ito sa kanilang mga kamay metalidad na sana’y iwanan na natin kung saan man natin ito napulot dahil ito rin ay isa sa ugat n gating kahirapan. Ang RH Bill ay itinalaga upang maging LEGAL na gabay tungo sa mabuting pag plaplano ng pamilya at wala ng iba pa.
    “mapayapa ang lahat kung atin lang bigyang pansin at unawain matuto tayo sa Nauna Pakingan natin ang kasalukuyan at Planuhin natin ang KINABUKASAN”

    Walang hanggang ipaglalaban ang tunay at wastong adhikain para sa bansa at mamamayang Pilipino na nag papatakbo sa ating bansa:

    Ito’y Buong Liham mula sa isang Aktibista, Estudyante, Manunulat at Mamamayan ng Republika ng Pilipinas Leonard La torre Carrillo;

    Email: Leo_anderson20@yahoo.com

  11. Unknown said,

    What is your stand in RHbill? To vote please click the link –> http://www.99polls.com/poll_75402:1

  12. choir said,

    Who is behind population control anyway? Its the same internationalists behind the satanic groups such as the New World Order, Council of Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg Group. And they made it very clear that the purpose is to protect their own interests because they consider population growth in third world countries as a security and economic “threat.” They want to keep the number within controllable limit because they thought they own the world and we are just slaves.

    RH bill is really an election between good and evil. Satan wants to claim the Philippines for himself believing that there are now more perverts in the country like their President than those who are loyal to the cherished moral traditions. He is now trying to bribe his minions in the Philippines to campaign for his reign.

  13. John said,

    Ang RH Bill ay hindi usapang simbahan. Ito ay usapang BUWIS KO NA GAGAMITIN NYO SA PAMBILI NG KONDOM AT CONTRASEPTIBO DAHIL WALA KAYONG KONTROL SA SARILI NYO!

    Kapag ipinasa ang RH Bill, sasagutin ng pamahalaan ang pagtataguyod at pamamahagi ng condoms at contraceptives ng mga taong walang control sa pagbembang sa isa’t isa. Kaya’t ganun na lamang ang pag-lolobby (behind the scenes) ng mga pharma companies tungkol dito sa kongreso at senado.

    Ang problema kase ng mga pharma companies ay may 90% ng mga kababaihan na dapat gumagamit ng contraceptives ay nabibilang sa mababang kita o low income na hindi kayang gumnastos ng may 1000 piso kada buwan para lamang sa contraceptive. Kaya naman para mapataas ang bilang ng mga nabibiling contraceptive ay mahigpit ang kanilang pagtutulak na maipasa ang RH BIll upang nang sa ganun ay ang gobyerno ay siyang magbayad ng gastusing contraseptibo. Kapag ipinasa ang RH, nasa batas na ang Gobyerno ang sasagot nito. Tuwang tuwa ang mga kompanyang parmasyutiko sa isang industriya na may P132 billion per year na kita. KIta na magmumula sa buwis na ibinabayad ko sa gobyerno!!! Buwis natin na dapat sana ay ginagamit sa paggawa ng tulay, pagtatayo ng bagong ospital, pagpapailaw sa liblib na lugar, pagsawata sa krimen atbp… Wag nyo naman ibili ng contraseptives nila ang buwis na dapat sana’y para sa amin at hindi sa kanilang pagpapasarap!!!!

    At hindi lamang yan, ituturo sa mga batang 10-15 gulang ang paggamit ng kontraseptibo sa iskwelahan. At sila ay bibigyan ng kapangyarihang bumili ng kontraseptibo nang KAHIT WALANG CONSENT NG MAGULANG. May 4 na milyong kataong dagdag pa yan sa bibili ng kontraseptibo. Happy na naman silang mga suppliers ng condoms at contraceptives!!!

    Inuulit ko, hindi ito usaping ispiritwal. Usapin ito kung sino ang kikita ng malaki sa nasabing batas!!!! Usapin ito na malaking parte ay ang paggmit ng buwis na ibinabayad ko sa gobyerno!!!!

  14. Jill said,

    Hi. I’m a student from a catholic university which promotes pro-life advocacies and my purpose is to share my stand about RH bill. This bill is somewhat in feminism approach since it provides information about the adverse effects among women. This is intended to show how worse it affects on women if you pass this bill and how immoral it is in the eye of the church.
    First, health effects of usage of contraceptives are salient among women. Hormonal side effects are the most common adverse effects of contraceptives among women however; cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction and stroke are also major adverse effects of this contraceptive. This is due to the estrogen and progestin content of the pill; the estrogen has the desirable effect in increasing the HDL- cholesterol which leads to blockage in the arteries and also estrogen is related to glucose tolerance. Women would also suffer in neoplastic diseases such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, and endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer which said to be as major cause of mortality and morbidity; breast cancer on developed countries and cervical cancers for developing countries. These cancers are hormonal related factors and in addition, cervical cancer is caused by the Human Pappiloma Virus and mode of transmission could be the use of contraceptives. Another contraceptive is the IUD which pelvic-inflammatory disease could obtain and higher possibility of ectopic pregnancies.
    It showed that women suffered from different health risks of contraceptives. Also, as written in the Catechism of Catholic Church (1789), “Some rules apply in every case: –One may never do evil so that good may result from it. (C.f. Humanae Vitae, sec. 14)”. In relation to RH bill, this may convey that, when it comes to life, we should have moral rules against using those mentioned contraceptives because it harms and disregard the health of women. It seems that we disrespect what has been God was created. Life is given by God and we should not devastate it in man’s immoral way. This bill may really against the church teachings and appeared to be really immoral because as the CCC said:
    1783 Conscience must be informed and moral judgment enlightened. A well-formed conscience is upright and truthful. It formulates its judgments according to reason, in conformity with the true good willed by the wisdom of the Creator. The education of conscience is indispensable for human beings who are subjected to negative influences and tempted by sin to prefer their own judgment and to reject authoritative teachings.
    It may mean that those who promote RH bill are covered with sin and had immoral conscience which creates their own judgment rather than respecting the teachings of the Church. Judgment should be according to the will of God because He is the perfect God who has the only right to judge everyone; he is the only one who truly knows what is the good for his people and the church is serving as an instrument which mediates between us and Christ.
    Furthermore, A Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines stated that we value the dignity of every human person and guarantees full respect of human rights (Art. II, Section 11). It also mentioned that “it shall equally protect the life of the mother and the unborn from conception.” we are created in the image and likeness of God and the children who are prevented through the use of contraceptives are the children of too and shaped with His likeness. Also, and as one of the verse of Psalm 139, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful. I know that full well.” Why should we prevent the creation of children of God for the works of God are the most wonderful in this world rather that the creation of man’s contraceptives? The RH bill may mean the visible disregarding and disrespecting of the God’s will
    Personally, I am against RH bill because it may serve as an excuse for the people to exploit the sanctity of sex. Sexual revolution aggravates overtime and if this continues, this may forget that we still have the mightiest God and He has the supreme law that SHOULD be follow not just by fellow Filipinos but by all of his creatures. We should never underestimate the law of God by the selfish law and technology of man. Also, instead of spending a large amount of money in contraceptives, why don’t you spend it on the people those who in need such as Providing classrooms, providing shelter, and helping people in remote areas?.With that, you’re not just helping people but also, you don’t have any conflict with Church and lastly, you will be always in the kingdom of heaven…

    Thank you…And May the God bless us all…

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