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mother of all polls on RH Bill – join the poll, let your voice be heard

  1. May 18, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    ” …and would like to value the quality of life you can give to a child that considering the quantity.”

    Standing with the Church or Thinking for the Whole Community – RH Bill: http://wecantalk.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/standing-with-the-church-or-thinking-for-the-whole-community-rh-bill/

  2. withconviction
    May 19, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Simple lang naman ang buhay. Simple rin naman and katanungan. Totoo bang kasama na sa bill and sinasabi ni Lagman? Hindi nga kasama dahil hindi pa nag-aamendment. Sagutin lamang nang tapat ang katanungan ni Pacquiao.

  3. May 20, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    tama kapatid..dapat nasagot ng tama ni Cong. Lagman yun..bakit kailangan pang dayain ang mga mamamayan para lamang maipasa ang bill?

  4. Liza
    May 22, 2011 at 8:08 am

    They say this is pro women rights. But , if this is pro women’s rights, this is against the right for babies to live. Sex act is for PROCREATION, not PLEASURE. If you are a Christian and you are scared of STD’S, you only have two choices: abstain or get married. Have only one sexual partner.
    If you are worried of the poor people around you, don’t blame it on the population!!! See when you go to Manila, there are lots of people everywhere. If you go to the provinces particularly Mountain Province you will hardly see any house in the mountains. Where do our taxes go to?? blame it on the CORRUPT GOV. OFFICIALS

    • May 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm

      If sex is only for procreation, why does the church allow traditional methods if contraception? Allowing the practice of traditional methods of contraception means it is allowing sex for pleasure and not just procreation.

      • zatho
        May 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm

        THE CHURCH TEACHES COUPLES TO HAVE SEX FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROCREATION. BUT ADVISES AGAINST ARTIFICIAL METHODS OF CONTRACEPTION, FOR THE REASON THAT IT REDUCES THE VALUE OF HUMAN DIGNITY.

        GUSTO MO BANG MAGING BABOY ANG KATAWAN MO?

        NA KUNG ANO-ANONG FOREIGN OBJECT IPINAPASOK MO SA KATAWAN MO JUST FOR THE SAKE OF PLEASURE? GUSTO MO BANG BABOYIN ANG KATAWAN NG PARTNER MO, JUST BECAUSE DI KA MAKAPAG-PIGIL.

        BESIDES, MODERN CONTRACEPTIVES HAVE LOTS OF NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS. WE ALL KNOW THIS.

        THE CATHOLIC CHURCH DOES NOT MAKE IT MANDATORY FOR NON- BELIEVERS TO FOLLOW ITS TEACHINGS.

      • Prince
        May 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm

        correction: d po lhat ng natural birth control ay approved ng Simbahan. itinuturing pa ring imoral ang withdrwal o resorting to masturbation o oral sex n lng ng couples para matigil pambubuntis. itinuturing n imoral ung sexual acts n hindi purpose of procreation. other methods like rhythm & ovulation respects natural cycles of our body which God designs n my fertile & infertile days kya moral sya.

    • May 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      What about married couples who are old and can no longer have babies? Are they also not allowed to have sex? Also, what about couples who are sterile or those who have medical conditions that does not allow them to have babies, are they also not allowed to have sex?

      • zatho
        May 22, 2011 at 8:27 pm

        JOHN THE BAPTIST’S PARENTS WERE ALREADY VERY OLD WHEN THE BORE HIM.
        THEY DID HAVE SEX, OBVIOUSLY. AND WERE ALLOWED TO HAVE SEX, OBVIOUSLY.

        ANO RELATION NITONG TANONG MO SA RH BILL?

  5. n.jorda
    May 22, 2011 at 8:17 am

    onan was instructed by god to raise children for his dead brother. he spilled his semen on the ground (ancient form of contraception) since any child born would not legally be considered his heir it made GOd angrY so GOd killed onan. (Genesis 38:8-10) and also yung rh bill kahit for women’s rights kontra pa rin ito so children’s right to live. antiRH ako.

  6. Raymond
    May 23, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Aside from being an Immoral (RH) Bill, and facts are clear that we do not need it ever, there are many other issues that must be addressed by lawmakers as well as The President of the Philippines. Let CONSCIENCE and Sense of Priortiy prevail! NO TO RH BILL!!!

  7. zatho
    May 24, 2011 at 11:10 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

  8. zatho
    May 24, 2011 at 11:12 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.

  9. Raymond
    May 24, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Fact 1: Contraceptives/Birth Control pills lead to breast cancer. This is what Former Health Secretary Cabral said. She is a medical doctor and bound by the Hippocratic Oath, she is telling the truth and she is Pro RH BILL. Fact 2: The Philippines population is on a steady decline – 2.36% (1995-2000), 2.16 (1995-2007) and 2.04 (2000-2007). Poverty issue can not be solved by this bill alone. Its making every Filipino productive and the government must not waste Php2B on this Immoral Bill instead, fund livelihood and infrastructure projects. Fact 3: Hillary Rodham Clinton stated “And if we’re talking about maternal health, you cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion.” Clearly, if this passes one evil will surely lead to another. Conscience anchored on the TRUTH and clear sense of priorities is what we need. If you people supporting this RH BILL will not listen, you are the problem yourselves and God will deal with you on Judgement Day.

  10. July 25, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Let’s reflect through this song & stop the evil acts of human.

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