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amendments to House Bill 4244 – consolidated reproductive health bill

15 March 2011

HON. ROGELIO J. ESPINA
Chairman
Committee on Population and Family Relations
House of Representatives
Constitution Hills, Quezon City

Dear Chairman Espina:

The principal authors of House Bill 4244, the consolidated substitute bill on “The Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population and Development Act of 2011? met yesterday to formalize voluntary amendments to the bill in order to preclude misconceptions and protracted debates. The authors have also authorized me to inform you that the following amendments be adopted as Committee amendments at the proper time:

1. Section 13 on “Roles of Local Governments in Family Planning Programs” found on lines 9-14, page 12, of the bill, which reads: “The LGUs shall ensure that poor families receive preferential access to services, commodities and programs for family planning. The role of Population Officers at municipal, city and barangay levels in the family planning effort shall be strengthened. Barangay health workers and volunteers shall be capacitated to give priority to family planning work.”

should be amended by deleting the phrase “give priority to family planning work.” found in the last sentence of the Section, and should be substituted with the phrase “help implement this Act.” This would obviate complaints that family planning is given inordinate priority.

2. Section 15 on “Mobile Health Care Service” found on page 12, lines 20-25, and page 13, lines 1-6, reading “Each Congressional District may be provided with at least one (1) Mobile Health Care Service (MHCS) in the form of a van or other means of transportation appropriate to coastal or mountainous areas. The MHCS shall deliver health care supplies and services to constituents, more particularly to the poor and needy, and shall be used to disseminate knowledge and information on reproductive health. The purchase of the MHCS may be funded from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of each congressional district. The operation and maintenance of the MHCS shall be operated by skilled health providers 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 presentations. All MHCS shall be operated by a focal city or municipality within a congressional district.”

should be amended to read as follows: “Each Congressional District may be provided with at least one (1) Mobile Health Care Service (MHCS) in the form of a van or other means of transportation appropriate to coastal or mountainous areas, the procurement and operation of which shall be funded by the National Government. The MHCS shall deliver health care supplies and services to constituents, more particularly to the poor and needy, and shall be used to disseminate knowledge and information on reproductive health. [The purchase of the MHCS may be funded from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of each congressional district.] The operation and maintenance of the MHCS shall be operated by skilled health providers 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 presentations. All MHCS shall be operated by a focal city or municipality within a congressional district.”

The reason for this amendment is to liberate the PDAF without prejudice to Members of the House who may still wish to use a portion of their PDAF for the purchase and operation of the MHCS.

3. Section 16 on “Mandatory Age-Appropriate Reproductive Health and Sexuality Education” found on page 13 from lines 7-25, and page 14 from lines 1-13, which reads: “Age-appropriate Reproductive Health and Sexuality Education shall be taught by adequately trained teachers in formal and non-formal education system starting from Grade Five up to Fourth Year High School using life skills and other approaches. The Reproductive Health and Sexuality Education shall commence at the start of the school year immediately following one (1) year from the effectivity of this Act to allow the training of concerned teachers. The Department of Education (DEPED), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), TESDA, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DOH) shall formulate the Reproductive Health and Sexuality Education curriculum. Such curriculum shall be common to both public and private schools, out of school youth, and enrollees in the Alternative Learning System (ALS) based on, but. not limited to, the psychosocial and physical wellbeing, demography and reproductive health, and the legal aspects of reproductive health.

“Age-appropriate Reproductive Health and Sexuality Education shall be integrated in all relevant subjects and shall include, but is not limited to, the following topics:

        Values formation;

Knowledge and skills in self protection against discrimination, sexual violence and abuse, and teen pregnancy;

      Physical, social and emotional changes in adolescents;
      Children’s and women’s rights;
      Fertility awareness;
      STI, HIV and AIDS;
      Population and development;
      Responsible relationship;
      Family planning methods;
      Proscription and hazards of abortion;
      Gender and development; and
      Responsible parenthood.

“The DepEd, CHED, DSWD, TESDA, and DOH 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.”

should be amended by providing a final paragraph which shall read: “Parents shall exercise the option of not allowing their minor children to attend classes pertaining to Reproductive Health and Sexuality Education.”

4. Section 20 on “Ideal Family Size” found from lines 5-9 on page 15 which reads: “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.”

should be deleted in its entirety considering that the norm on ideal family size is neither mandatory nor punitive. Its total deletion will preclude further misinformation and misrepresentation as to the import of the provision. Moreover, its deletion will also underscore freedom of informed choice.

5. Section 21 on “Employers’ Responsibilities” found on page 15 from lines 10-15 and on page 16 from lines 1-4 which reads: “The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall ensure that employers respect the reproductive rights of workers. Consistent with the intent of Article 134 of the Labor Code, employers with more than 200 employees shall provide reproductive health services to all employees in their own respective health facilities. Those with less than 200 workers shall enter into partnerships with hospitals, health facilities, or health professionals in their areas for the delivery of reproductive health services.

“Employers shall furnish in writing the following information to all employees and applicants:

1. The medical and health benefits which workers are entitled to, including maternity and paternity leave benefits and the availability of family planning services;

2. The reproductive health hazards associated with work, including hazards that may affect their reproductive functions especially pregnant women; and

3. The availability of health facilities for workers.

“Employers are obliged to monitor pregnant working employees among their workforce and ensure that they are provided paid half-day prenatal medical leave for each month of the pregnancy period that the pregnant employee is employed in their company or organization. These paid prenatal medical leave shall be reimbursable from the Social Security System (SSS) or the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), as the case may be.”

should be deleted in its entirety considering that this provision is a restatement and amplification of the existing Article 134 of the Labor Code. This deletion would obviate further objections and debates.

5. Section 28 (e) on “Prohibited Acts” found on lines 24-25 on page 21 which reads: “Any person who maliciously engages in disinformation about the intent and provisions of this Act.” should be deleted in its entirety in order to afford widest latitude to freedom of expression within the limits of existing penal statutes.

Thank you and warmest personal regards.

Very truly yours,
EDCEL C. LAGMAN

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  1. zatho
    May 24, 2011 at 10:03 am

    TO THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES:

    HAVE YOU BEEN WONDERING WHY THERE IS A VERY AGGRESSIVE PROMOTION OF THE RH BILL?… READ ON

    What’s New
    Philippines adopts US designed family-planning promotion plan

    02 September 2010
    United States Agency for International Development designed a new family planning promotion strategy being implemented by the Philippines government. The May Plano Ako programme has been conceptualised in line with the MDGs on population control and reproductive health and aims not only at women but also men and youth.

    The government has started implementing a new family planning marketing strategy designed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

    The “May Plano Ako” program, conceptualized by the USAID’s Health Promotion and Communication Project, or HealthPRO, is in line with the country’s Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs, especially those on population control and reproductive health.

    May Plano Ako “targets not only women but also men and young people” on the importance of family planning and contraceptive use, according to a top official of the Department of Health (DoH).

    Unlike previous family planning initiatives of the DoH, which were “sporadic and small-scale,” the new program will be “unified, national and comprehensive,” according to USAID and DoH program materials furnished the Inquirer.

    The US Embassy in Manila has acknowledged Washington’s active role in the Philippine government’s family planning initiatives.

    In a text message, Wossie Mazengia, the US Embassy deputy spokesperson, told the Inquirer that the USAID “continues to work in partnership with the DoH, local governments and the private sector to increase access to and improve the quality of basic health services, including family planning.”

    Training of nurses

    HealthPRO and the DoH-attached National Center for Health Promotion (NCHP) have so far trained 607 nurses and midwives and 2,217 barangay (village) health workers in 11 pilot provinces on “interpersonal communication and counseling on family planning, and maternal and child health.”

    The provinces are Bulacan, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Sarangani, South Cotabato, Zamboanga del Sur, Compostela Valley, Albay, Pangasinan, Capiz and Davao del Sur.

    HealthPRO and NCHP are set to train another 700 health service providers and 3,000 barangay health workers in 12 other provinces: Cagayan, Isabela, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Aklan, Bohol, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Agusan del Norte, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay.

    The two groups plan to use “strategic communication to enhance family planning and maintain behavior change among targeted market segments in the Philippines.”

    May Plano Ako, finalized in June, has the “full support” of Health Secretary Enrique Ona, said Dr. Ivanhoe Escartin, NCHP head.

    Ona is scheduled to lead the launching of the program on Aug. 31 in Legazpi City while Undersecretary David Lozada and Assistant Secretary Nemesio Gaco are expected to grace similar activities in San Fernando, La Union, and Bacolod City, respectively.

    Communication strategy

    In a 37-page report, titled “Family Planning Behavior Change Communication Strategy,” the NCHP said: “The strategy builds on the understanding that encouraging individuals or couples to use family planning is a process, involving distinct audiences that need different messages and approaches.”

    “Information alone is not enough to bring about behavior change among any audience. Instead, the strategy is based on a multilevel, synchronized and holistic marketing approach to family planning.”

    The same report said “the approach is unique in that it focuses on increasing modern contraceptive use through demand generation, or increasing knowledge and forming positive attitudes toward contraceptive use and birth spacing; social marketing, or repackaging or selling the concept of family planning as a lifestyle that contributes to better quality of life; and service marketing, or building capacity of family-planning service providers and promoting model providers.”

    Lost opportunities

    The report also noted that previous family planning approaches of the DoH had “resulted in lost opportunities to involve men and young people and address values that may actually drive contraceptive use.”

    Citing data from the National Demographic and Health Survey and the Commission on Population, among others, the NCHP said that:
    Many poor Filipino women are having more children than they want.
    “Currently, the total number of children a Filipino woman has during her reproductive years is one child higher than the desired number, or 3.3 vs. 2.4. For the poorest women, it is two children (5.2) higher than the desired number.”

    A large proportion of married women, especially those with more than two children want no more kids, yet contraceptive use is low.

    “More than half (54 percent) of married women in the Philippines want no more children. The proportion of women who no longer want additional children increases with the number of living children.”

    “However, contraceptive use is low and has remained fairly stagnant over the last five years. Only one out of three married women is using a family planning method and only one out of three is using a modern method.”

    Unmet need

    Adolescents, those aged 15 to 19, have the “highest unmet need for family planning.”

    The DoH defines “unmet need” as “the percentage of married women who either want to stop having children or want to wait for their next birth but are not using any family planning method.”

    More than one in five pregnancies in the country are either mistimed or unwanted.

    Worse, “many women obtain an abortion when they discover an unplanned pregnancy.”

    “About one in five pregnancies in the Philippines end up in illegal abortions, mostly in unsafe conditions that can lead to maternal deaths.”
    In a May Plano Ako briefing paper, HealthPRO said “many Filipinos believe having a plan is good for their families.”

    “They not only want their government to help them plan their families. They also have to get the information and services they need to help them plan their families,” HealthPRO also said.

    Aside from HealthPRO, USAID’s other health-related projects in the country include SHIELD, short for Sustainable Health Improvement Through Empowerment and Local Development; Health Policy Development Program (HPDP); Private Sector Mobilization for Family Health (PRISM); and Strengthening Local Governance for Health (HealthGov).

    These projects are part of the US government’s “Country Assistance Strategy for the Philippines” from 2009 to 2013.

    P4.46B in USAID projects

    Last year, the USAID allocated $96.04 million (about P4.46 billion) to its projects in the Philippines.

    Nearly $27 million (about P1.25 billion) of the budget was spent on health-related projects like the drive against HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases.

    In June, then Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral cited the USAID as a DoH partner in the state’s family planning campaign.

    Earlier in an interview, Cabral told the Inquirer that the government’s family planning program had “not been as successful as we want it to be.”

    “Even as population growth is coming down, it is not coming down at the rate necessary to improve the country’s socioeconomic status,” she said.

    Target growth rate

    Cabral said the state needed to “bring it down (from 2.04 percent in 2008) to a level of 1.3 to 1.4 percent per annum where the population will stabilize.”

    In a report on the Philippines, the UN Millennium Campaign (on the MDGs) said “the country’s high population growth is diluting the gains of economic growth.”

    “The larger the population a country has, the greater will be the pressure on basic social services and on natural resources,” it said.

    Here, “more than one million babies are born every year. They will be needing resources in the future, such as health care, schooling, food, clothing and later on, employment. Even today, these needs are not being met,” the report added.

    Source: Asian Journal

  2. zatho
    May 24, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Even without this rh bill. every one is free to choose his way of contraception. GUSTO MO MAG PILLS- YOU ARE FREE TO DO IT. GUSTO MO MAG CONDOM – YOU ARE FREE TO DO IT NOW. You want ligation or vasectomy or iud– nobody is stopping you from getting access to it.

    What this bill does is to make it mandatory by means of brainwashing our children (by means of mandatory attendance in sex education classes). So that when they are of reproductive age, the children will find it ACCEPTABLE or EVEN THE EASIER CHOICE, to get contraceptives rather than to EXERCISE SELF CONTROL.

    This bill not only makes it alright for teens to engage in promiscuity. It promotes it by making it alright so long as you have protection or contraceptives.

    This Rh bill should be restricted to a rating of PG (parental guidance) or R (restricted) or even For Adults only.. This Rh bill makes it mandatory for children to attend sex education classes (without parental guidance)

    Ano ba naman ang gusto ng proponents nitong Rh bill na gawin sa bansa natin?

    Poverty is caused by lack of drive of people to succeed, lack of faith in God, and by greed/corruption of people. Sometimes by sheer stupidity and laziness.

    The solution for poverty is not immorality. Spending of millions of pesos (tax payers money) to give away contraceptives to people, to me seems to be the wrong approach.

    KAILAN BA NAGING ESSENTIAL MEDICINES ANG CONTRACEPTIVES? That we the taxpayers should be obligated to purchase with our taxes. Hypertension medicines, anti tuberculosis medicines, vaccines, antibiotics etc.. yun ang essential medicines. Alam mo ba kung ilan ang namamatay dahil walang pambili ng anti-hypertension medicines? dengue? etc.

    HOW CAN IT PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD when you give away contraceptives, which will be purchased from taxes of the people.

    HINDI BA NAKAKAHIYA IYON NA IBA ANG GAGASTOS NG CONDOM, PILLS etc para sa pagtatalik ng isang magka partner? Ano responsible doon? Dapat kung gusto mo mag condom, mag-condom ka pero ikaw bumili galing sa pera na pinaghirapan mo. Hindi galing sa pera ng ibang tao. DELIKADEZA LANG YUN, AT SELF RESPECT.

    And we are not talking only of a few pesos per condom, we are talking of hundreds of millions of pesos.

    THE GOVERNMENT MUST BE MORE CIRCUMSPECT IN SPENDING PEOPLE’S MONEY. Contraception is a private matter. The rh bill should promote individual responsibility.

    THIS IS HOW THEY WANT TO BRAINWASH OUR CHILDREN.. THEY WILL BE USING THE EDUCATONAL SYSTEM ( MANDATORY SEX EDUCATION ) TO MAKE CONTRACEPTION ACCEPTABLE TO YOUNG CHILDREN. SO THAT WHEN THEY GROW OLDER, THE CONTRACEPTIVE INDUSTRY WILL HAVE A MARKET FOR THEIR PRODUCTS.

    our children is not a market.. they are our future. if we allow the pro-rh to corrupt their minds now, what will happen to the philippines?

    What this rh bill wants is for our nation to have a culture of contraception. DO YOU WANT FOR OUR PEOPLE TO HAVE THIS CULTURE OF CONTRACEPTION?

    In Psychology and training, if you are promoting an idea, and you use mandatory education to propagate it, in layman terms, we call it BRAINWASHING. Brainwashing is the application of techniques that tend to persuade or coerce to implant ideas into the subjects. To affect a persons thought patterns and subsequent behavior (wether you realize it or not).

    “Age-appropriate Reproductive Health and Sexuality Education shall be integrated in all relevant subjects…”

    If YOU PUT SEX EDUCATION INTO TEXT BOOKS, AND THE CHILDREN ARE TASKED TO STUDY THESE TEXTBOOKS , THEN THIS IS MANDATORY. THE RH BILL WANTS PARENTS TO OPT OUT OF THIS MANDATORY LESSONS. BUT HOW MANY PARENTS WILL EVEN BE AWARE OF THESE LESSONS? REMEMBER THE LESSONS WILL BE FROM GRADE 5 TO 4TH YEAR HIGH SCHOOL. THIS OPT OUT IS DECEPTIVE.. WHAT THEY SHOULD PUT IN THERE IS OPT IN.. MEANING IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILDREN TO ATTEND SEX EDUCATION CLASSES THEN YOU CAN OPT IN.. THE WAY TO OPTING OUT IS DECEPTIVE AND IS NOT REASONABLE

    let the children get older so they may decide for themselves what they want to learn… to do. Education is not evil. It is alright , but if this rh bill gets passed into law. It will not be a choice anymore.

    If the children are too young to decide, then it is us parents who must protect them by by being wise.

    It is the parents who have primary responsibility in the moral upbringing of his child. If the government through its laws unreasonably interferes with it, then the law is inherently wrong.

    There are good points in this bill. But if you include those that intrude on parental authority, and religious freedom and also considering the manner by which this law is to be implemented, maraming bad points itong rh bill. It is not a good law.

    Alam mo ba na ang population ng mga muslim sa pilipinas is just a fraction of the entire population of the country? Pero mayroon silang special privileges. for example, pwede sila mag-asawa ng madami, maron silang principle na ‘blood money’, etc..

    You know why? Because of ‘FREEDOM OF RELIGION’. We respect their right to their beliefs. Maski na it is contrary to ours.

    MAYROON TAYONG FREEDOM DITO sa PILIPINAS. We should guard against any form of laws that will diminish our freedoms.

    Alam mo, this bill does not increase any of your freedoms that you now already enjoy. You already have this freedom to choose, what ever you like. You most certainly know what is there to know about family planning, sexuality, social dynamics, if you only inform yourself about it.

    This bill will not increase your knowledge or your freedom. THIS BILL WILL NOT MAKE OUR COUNTRY PROSPER.

  3. May 24, 2011 at 11:33 am

    This BILL is flawed.

    1. It is unnecessary (Popcom already exists. All it needs is restructuring and efficiency in implementing NFPM – Natural Family Planning Method)

    2. It is very expensive to fund. Billions of taxpayers money will be allocated for entitlements (potential abuse from the public and politicians stand to earn kickbacks from distributors, suppliers)

    3. Will not alleviate Poverty (jobs and livelihood program for micro-enterprise is the answer to this problem)

    4. Promote promiscuity and delinquency among minors. (Giving away condoms and educating minors about sex education is like telling them here’s the key to the car, you may drive the car as long as you wear your seat belt). Not to mention the risk of potentially lethal latex allergy reactions to users.

    5. It will result in increase case of abortion (in the form of miscarriage due to the abortifacient effects of contraceptives. (Treating post abortion complication is very costly. Trust me , it is very costly. I’ve been a health care professional here in NY for over 20 years. Our government hospitals can’t even afford to provide adequate numbers of life saving devices like ventilators and asthma nebulizers in clinic.)

    6. It is unethical and unconstitutional. Lagman claims that life begins during implantation. That’s a big LIE!

    Section II Article 12 of our 1987 Constitution clearly declares “The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception.”

    Biologists and Embryologist in the International Community agrees and supports the notion life begins at conception/fertilization.

    One of the mechanisms of Contraceptives is to thin the endometrial lining preventing implantation of the unborn fetus from thriving into a sustainable environment until full maturity. That’s considered abortion which is illegal and punishable by law.

    If anyone wants to refute my statement here. Please check my comprehensive article that will blow the Pro-RH Bill proponents argument into thin air. Because truth of the matter. the intentions of this Bill is not to alleviate poverty.

    Contraceptives, condoms and materials necessary to dictate the innocent public is a very — or rather extremely lucrative business.

    Who’s gonna get the kickbacks from suppliers?

    Your guess is as good as mine.

    C’mmon people we have been deceived for too long. It’s time to wake up and tell them as it is.

    Quit fooling around and let’s get serious with the business of protecting our mothers and our youth they hold our futures in their hands.

    Stop messing around with their upbringing. Let us spend more time and resources in restoring morality in our land instead of telling them how to behave in bed.

    I’m not angry I’m just hurt that people are buying into the cons and deception!

    By the way Filipino race and talents are in demand globally. we are our own asset. If we allow abortions, miscarriage to occur as a result of this BILL…it will drive our race into extinction. Yes our growth rate is over 2% annually but we rank only 62nd among other nations. Filipinos are not necessarily exploding in numbers out of control.

    Mabuhay ka Pilipino!

    I wish to come home and retire but I’m afraid that my country is diving into murky waters.

    Regards to all from NY

    If anyone is interested in reading the in-depth review of the RH Bill. Here’s the link: http://yhep.yolasite.com/rh-bill-4244-demystified.php#/_welcome/

    JJ:>)

    • May 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm

      one of the points of the RH Bill is to provide the citizens a full and open choice of contraceptive methods. both natural and artificial methods and to provide them with science and medicine based information so that they can make an informed choice of the method they think best for them..

      • mojo
        May 24, 2011 at 10:03 pm

        sobra na dami ng condoms. maski sa supermarket meron. ano ba sinasabi mo na full and open choise of contraceptive?

        wala ka ba pambili? kailangan mo pa manghingi parang pulubi?

        kung gusto mo magpa -ligate punta ka lang sa public hospital. pwede doon.

      • mojjo
        May 25, 2011 at 6:54 am

        ano ba ibig mong sabihin sa full and open choice of contraception?

        yan ba yung condom? marami niyan sa supermarket.. wala ka ba pambili? kaya gusto mo libre?

        ang alam ko yan libre na yan patikim lang yan, free sample ika nga. pag nasanay na mga tao. dun na sisingilin ng mga kompanya na gumagawa ng mga contraceptive
        A
        gusto mo ba mag pa-ligate?.. punta ka lang sa PGH pwede dun. hindi kailangan yang rh bill nayan?

      • mojo
        May 25, 2011 at 7:03 am

        hindi kailangan yan ng taong bayan. kung gusto ng tao ng contraceptive , eh di matagal ng ginagamit yan.

        bakit hanggang ngayon sinusulong pa rin nyo yang contraceptive na yan?

        di ba ganyan ginagawa sa mga supermatket pag may pinakikilalang produkto… free sample ika nga. tapos pag nasanay ang tao dun na sisingilin ng mga kompanya na gumagawa ng contraceptive.

    • May 24, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      poverty’s cause is multi-level, its solution is also multi-level. the rh bill is one of the solutions.

      • zatho
        May 25, 2011 at 7:28 am

        madami na contraceptive sa pilipinas.. full and open choice na. Hindi na kailangan yang rh bill na yan.

        propaganda lang yan. para gawin na bagsakan ng contraceptive ang bansa natin.

        • May 25, 2011 at 9:48 pm

          in the first place, the RH bill is more than just contraceptives. and while contraceptives are available in the market, the poor who comprise a large majority of the population do not have the resources and the information on contraceptives. the RH bill will fix those problems.

  4. zatho
    May 26, 2011 at 6:41 am

    HUWAG NATIN GAWING STUPIDO O BOBO ANG ATING MAHIRAP NA KABABAYAN. My work takes me to urban poor areas. They know more about contraception than you make it out to be. They don’t use it because they don’t want it. Bigyan mo man sila ng condom , hindi nila gagamitin yon.

    Maraming Pilipinong may sakit, nagugutom.. Contraceptive ang ibibgay mo sa kanila. Sa maliliit na bata na nanglilimos dahil walang makain. Hindi makapasok sa iskwela dahil walang baon, walang makain, walang damit. PILLs ang ibibigay mo??

    Bigyan mo ng trabaho mga magulang nila. para may pambili ng pagkain at gamot ng pamilya nila.

    Pag may trabaho na sila, mag-kakaroon na sila ng pambili ng contraceptive kung gusto nila. Pag ibinigay mo condom, pills, at ibang contaceptive, tinuturuan mo lang silang maging iresponnsable.

    Kung gusto mo mag-contraceptive, BUT IT. Let us promote responsible parenthood in its true sense. Let us promote individual responsibility.

    This RH BILL IS JUST PRIMARILY PROPAGANDA FOR CONTRACEPTION.

    • bughaw
      May 26, 2011 at 10:55 am

      the poor are not stupid, they are just poor. and the government has a duty to help them. the RH BIll will go a long way in helping them because it directly affects the family.

      • zatho
        May 27, 2011 at 8:15 am

        quote
        May 25, 2011 at 9:48 pm | #10 Reply | Quote

        in the first place, the RH bill is more than just contraceptives. and while contraceptives are available in the market, the poor who comprise a large majority of the population do not have the resources and the information on contraceptives. the RH bill will fix those problems..
        unquote

        you can change your name like a mutant.. but still your color shows.

        you just want to make propaganda. why don’t discuss real issues

        • bughaw
          May 27, 2011 at 8:51 pm

          propaganda is another form of conspiracy theory. like i said any idiot can invent one.

      • zatho
        May 27, 2011 at 9:09 am

        you make them out to be stupid. Then you backtrack by saying they are not stupid…

        As the saying goes, “THE DOG GOES BACK TO ITS VOMIT”

        • bughaw
          May 27, 2011 at 8:53 pm

          where is it that i said the poor are stupid?

          like i said, any idiot can make things up, but it does not change the issues or the lies. wait, didn’t i say that already this thing about idiots?

  5. zatho
    May 28, 2011 at 8:41 am

    To the pro rh bill people,

    Please try to keep an open mind. We Should not be over-zealous in our desire to promote one side. Making propaganda for the rh bill just for the sake of it, is not reasonable.

    You must admit the Anti-rh bill has valid points, that would benefit our country. Hindi ba? Think about it..

    Have a nice day,

  6. bughaw
    May 30, 2011 at 10:28 am

    we should stop insisting on imposing one’s religious beliefs into things like laws for the whole country. the philippines is a democracy, not a theoracy.

    • zatho
      July 1, 2011 at 6:12 am

      WHO IS INSISTING ON IMPOSING ONE’S RELIGIOUS BELIEFS?

      THE PRO RH PEOPLE —–BY MAKING YOUR PROPAGANDA. YOU ARE TRYING TO IMPOSE THE RH BILL ON THE PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WANT IT.

  7. Babae Ako
    June 29, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Ang RH Bill . . . maganda yong major provisions for the care of women and children…
    Except that, with the influence of US economists/strategists, it becomes a natural tool to fund their promotional schemes on the use of their products–like condoms, pills,and especially knowledge media like books, e-media,etc.

    Until now, hindi pa nagkaroon ng strategic long term scheme ang legislators natin–short term karamihan. . . sana, they will have to formulate on how to develop schemes where people be more responsible…

    In this case, we are totally developing the people to be irresponsible in his action. If a man/woman wants to have sex, then make them responsible on their action by taking responsibility on the responsibility of the pregnancy. How could we develop people by insitutionally supporting their being irresponsible on the action . . . taking anti pregnancy accessories after the act was made… Do we want to be like the western people ? Disowning the responsibility to what they have done to humanity ? As long as they are enjoying… no matter what happens to the people to the rest of the world.

    Let us stop taking US as the model… Tingnan nyo sila… Walang respeto ang kanilang mga anak sa magulang… Kasi ang mga magulang are not setting good examples…

    Yes, we Filipinos are monetarily poor, but majority of us still have the sense decency as people . . . We still have the values that cannot be exchanged by money . . .

    Developing people to be more responsible is the main scheme for us to get out from the pit of this poverty… HR usually says… the best asset of the company is the human resource…

    Bakit sa gobyerno natin gustong halos walain ang next generation ? dahil magastos ? eh kasi naman hindi rin na dinivelop ang values ng mga tao. Eh kung dyan ag concentrate ang DSWD sa values formation ? Hindi na sya makialam sa livelihood matters kasi anjan naman yong Dept of Agriculture at DTI… Aside from that, pwede ring scorer ang DSWD sa performance the Dept of Agriculture, DOH, at DTI. Tingnan nya kung bawat pamilya na natulungan ng mga ahensyang ito, umangat ba ang kabuhayan…

    Isa pa, masyado tayong magastos sa gobyerno dahil nagkanya-kanya ang mga agencies… ayaw magtulungan dahil gisto nila, sila lang maka claim ng performance pag report doon sa president… Hai naku…

    Marami tayong nasayang na pera, kasi bawat bagong lider, ang previous initiatives ng previous leader, hindi irecognize ng bago… so, nag se set up ng bagong organisasyon… ang lahat ng data ng previous initiatives, nawawala or not recognized… panibagong data banking na naman… panibagong milyones o bilyones ang ginagastos… gusto ng bawat lider sya lang ang sikat… kaya sa amor propio na yan, tayo ang naghihirap… pare pareho yan sila.. kahit tanungin nyo pa yong mga matagal na sa gobyerno nagtatrabaho…

    Masyadong mayabang ang mga lideres natin… magastos yan…

    Hiling ko sa mga political at appointed leaders natin… gamitin yong intellectual properties na na generate ng previous leaders… imodify nalang para sa kailangan mong enhancement… don’t refuse to see the performance of the previous one . . . if you are a natural leader by heart, your every will value that . . . learn to respect the previous one kahit hindi mo sya gusto… for the sake of the people that you professed you treasure most…

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