RH Bill 5043 SWS Survey – 71% of catholics agree with the RH Bill

taken from the SWS website: http://www.sws.org.ph/

16 October 2008

Third Quarter 2008 Social Weather Survey:
76% Want Family Planning Education in Public Schools;
71% Favor Passage of the Reproductive Health Bill

Social Weather Stations

Seventy-six percent of adult Filipinos want family planning education in the public schools, and 71% favor passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill, according to the Third Quarter 2008 Social Weather Survey, done on September 24-27, 2008.

Support for the RH Bill is an overwhelming 84% among those previously aware of the bill, and a majority 59% among those who became aware of it on account of the survey.

Support for both family planning education and for passage of the RH Bill is very high among both Catholics and non-Catholics. Regularity of church-going, and trust in the Catholic church, have no effect on support for the RH Bill.

Support for family planning education and for passage of the RH Bill is very high among both men and women, whether single or married, in all areas of the country, and among all socioeconomic classes.

76% want family planning education for youth

To the test statement, “There should be a law that requires government to teach family planning to the youth”, 76% agreed, and only 10% disagreed [Table 1].

Support for family planning is high in all areas: agreement is 78% in Balance Luzon, 77% in the Visayas, 76% in Metro Manila, and 72% in Mindanao.

It is also high across socioeconomic classes: 78% in class ABC, 78% in class D, and 71% among class E.

71% favor the passage of the RH Bill

The September 2008 survey found 46% already aware of the RH Bill prior to the survey. The balance of 54% learned about it on account of the survey [Table 2].

Prior awareness of the RH Bill is 54% in Metro Manila, 47% in Balance Luzon, 44% in Mindanao, and 42% in the Visayas. It is higher in the upper-to-middle class ABC (69%) than in class D (45%) and class E (41%).

Regardless of whether they knew of the bill before, or learned of it during the interview, the survey asked all respondents if they favor it or not, and found 71% in favor, 21% undecided, and only 8% opposed [Table 3].

Those in favor of the RH Bill are 78% in Metro Manila, 72% in Mindanao, 69% in Balance Luzon, and 68% in the Visayas. They are 77% in class ABC, 70% in class D, and also 70% in class E.

Support for the passage of the RH Bill among those previously aware of it is an overwhelming 84%, and is a majority 59% among those who learned of it because of the survey [Table 4].

Family planning education and RH Bill supported by Catholic and non-Catholics

Seventy-six percent of Catholics and 78% of non-Catholics support family planning education for the youth. Such support is high regardless of frequency of church-going, and regardless of trust in the Catholic church [Table 5].

Awareness of the RH Bill, and public support for it, do not vary by religion, regularity of church-going, and trust in the Catholic church [Tables 6 and 7]. Seven out of ten Catholics (71%) and non-Catholics (68%) favor the passage of the RH Bill.

Men and women, single or married, support family planning education and the RH Bill

Three out of four men (75%) and women (77%) support having a law requiring family planning education for the youth. The support is equally high among singles and marrieds [Table 8].

Prior awareness of the RH Bill is slightly higher among women (50%) than men (42%), but support for it is equally high among men (70%) and women (71%), regardless of marital status [Tables 9 and 10].

Support for family planning education is high even among those against the RH Bill

The September 2008 survey found that support for family planning education is four out of five among those who favor the passage of the RH Bill (80% agree), and two out of three among those not in favor (68% agree) and those undecided (65% agree) [Table 11].

Survey Background

The Third Quarter of 2008 Social Weather Survey was conducted over September 24-27, 2008 using face-to-face interviews of 1,500 adults divided into random samples of 300 each in Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao, and 600 in Balance Luzon (sampling error margins of ±2.5% for national percentages and ±6% for Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao, and ±4% for Balance Luzon). The area estimates were weighted by National Statistics Office medium-population projections for 2008 to obtain the national estimates.

The Social Weather Survey on Reproductive Health Bill is a non-commissioned item, and is included on SWS’s own initiative and released as a public service, with first printing rights assigned to BusinessWorld.

  1. inkheart
    February 28, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Does the survey show–by any chance–whether those interviewed have actually READ the RH bill?

  2. wydsupportgroup
    December 18, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    the best is to teach the youth on fidelity, true love, chastity, sex-only-in-marriage, what sex is for, self restraint, the beauty of purity, etc etc

    • Gab
      March 11, 2011 at 7:18 pm

      I believe that is what sex education is about. =)

  3. sweet ibieza
    March 3, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    This is ridiculous!
    I believe that the whole Catholic church is against tha RH Bill. The best way to dissolve the wide-spread of HIV diseases is to discipline the youth by their parents. The more the youth becomes liberated, the more they indulge into sexual intimacies that may lead to unwanted pregnancy and dreadful diseases. The problem in the teens is that they have lost their moral values and they seek pleasure in engaging to pre-marital sex. Without enough thinking and care to themselves that sex will lead to unwanted situations they would surely regret.
    Married couples must know their health status so that they will be able to use righteous prevention of physically transmitted disease(if ever they may have).
    It is too vulgar for 10 or 11 year old students to have sex education. Some of them may think it as an experiment to test whether it is true or not. If there is anyone responsible to educate them about their sexual being, it is the parent. The parents know how to communicate with their kids in a way that they will think it as an advise.

    • Duckie
      March 6, 2010 at 10:30 pm

      The bill says “age-appropriate” sex education only. Sex education isnt only about sex. It is also about the reproductive system, etc.
      ” I believe that the whole Catholic church is against tha RH Bill.” – I wonder if the “whole of the Catholic Church” has read the full text of the bill.

    • Daniel
      October 1, 2010 at 9:39 am

      The bill is yet to be passed but the Catholic church had been around since time immemorial. The so-called’immorality’ in the country is on the rise if not already at its peak. Whose fault is it then? Who had been remiss in their spiritual/moral duty? The RH bill is plugging the hole the Church neglected to address. Reproductive Health is not about free sex, promiscuity nor abortion. Afterall, these things are already rampant even without the bill, thanks to the ‘morally upright’ men in the habit (read: Padre Damasos). RH is about education, about liberation from the backward thinking of the church, about quality of life.

      So, please. Stop the HYPOCRICY! All we have to do is look around and open our eyes to the real world. We don’t need the clergy to cloud our minds, their rhetorics are shallow, their facts are distorted. RH bill upholds morality and quality of life. The priests? Hmmmm. Only morons will believe they are divine and infallible. Afterall, in what organization do we read most sex abusers and pedophiles congregate? You bet.

    • blanxee
      February 26, 2011 at 11:53 am

      hmm that is why RH bill must be a law.. cos look at the people around you..there are lot of people esp. the teenagers are different some of them are hard headed..right? nd you’ve mentioned that teenagers nowadays lost their moral values, etc.. esp the parents had nothing to do with it (some) .. so all we have is protection against pregnancy of women esp to those teenagers who aren’t ready for it..it is okay since it has nothing to do with abortion too..parents are not around with their children all the time right..? so what if.. no family planning,etc is allowed? so there is a tendency alot of people will suffer. most of the women will just have an abortion or what.. so see.. it will make people suffer.. and maybe die..we cannot tell people to stop having pre-marital sex right? so all we need is protection..

  4. exseminarian
    May 9, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    do you really know what God wants us to become?????

    • ricky
      December 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm

      people should also know the purpose of human sexuality…

      • September 20, 2012 at 1:52 am

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        ED MURILLO

        Dahil sa patuloy at dumaraming isuue na community/estado na tuwirang/labis -LABIS na apekto sa daily laveng

  5. Denise
    October 1, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I believe the RH bill is important nowadays. It is because our youngsters continue to have more and more chances of indulging themselves to these kind of acts; which will eventually turn their lives into a pit of Despair. I for one know that the Catholic church intensely oppose this bill. Well, we cannot blame them because Contraceptives also have disadvantages. The Philippines is known for our religious culture and conservative traditions; this is why it is so hard to accept that like other countries we will be encountering these kinds of problem with our Youth. However, considering population growth and poverty we may have to think twice on opposing this bill for it also has advantages. It will educate our Youth and give security to our teens.
    Every time, I pass by the squatter’s area near our school; I always ask myself this, “Why do poor people have the more number of children?” and then they will be complaining that poverty in the Philippines has no solution. Why? It is because we ant CHANGE but we CANNOT EVEN START WITH OURSELVES. No other law or saying can change the Philippines but only through our desire to change will the change really occur. I hope our fellow Filipinos realize this thought. It is never about the politician nor the president; it is the LOVE we have for our country that will initiate the CHANGE we desire.

  6. Neigyl R. Noval
    October 3, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    There are good things about this bill. But, there are also bad things in it. However, the bad things prevails–that is the reason why I will present the bad things. You need to have a copy of the RH Bill on sight for you to be guided accordingly.

    Here are the irregularities of the RH Bill. Please read this carefully so that you may be aware of this:

    Section 2. First paragraph: “…respect for life in conformity with internationally recognized human rights standards.”
    –> Why not in conformity with the Philippine standards? Why international? Do we need to follow other countries’ way of population control and reproductive health? Or are we undermined or enslaved by the first world countries? Philippines is known for its good and kind people like being hospitable, which other countries are seeking to learn. We have our own standards.

    Section 2. Third paragraph: “…sustainable human development is better assured with a manageable population of healthy, educated and productive citizens.”
    –> If you love our country, or if you love other people, you will see that this statement may promote euthanasia, divorce, etc. If you don’t see it, seek more of its meaning. It lies beneath the underneath. There will be an unequal distribution of wealth. Don’t you see it?

    Section 3. (a): “In the promotion of reproductive health, there should be no bias for either modern of natural methods of family planning;”
    –> Nothing in this bill that promotes the natural family planning.

    Section 3. (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.”
    –> Whoa, more money for the rich! If you look at this bill only on its presented purpose and overlooking its effects, then we have a problem. You see? This promotes more wealth for the rich.

    Section 3. (f): “Freedom of informed choice, which is…”
    –> What is meant by informed choice? Does it mean everyone is free to watch x-rated films? How about the kids? How about a demonstration in class? Oh, it’s our choice! We are free to be informed of it. Really?

    Section 3. (g): “While the number and spacing of children are left to the sound judgement of parents and couples based on their personal conviction and religious beliefs…”
    –> This statement is contradicted by Section 10.
    Continued: “…such concerned parents and couples, INCLUDING UNMARRIED INDIVIDUALS, should be granted…”
    –> This includes minors, and lovers not capable of being a parent. This promotes pre-marital sex, non-marital sex, abortion, promiscuity, fornication, incest, etc. Anyway, we are free to do it!
    Continued: “…and should be guided by qualified State workers and professional private practitioners;”
    –> Why are church leaders not included? Why do priests, bishops, nuns, etc not involved?

    Section 3. (j): “Development…that seek to uplift the quality of life of the people, more particularly the poor, the needy and the marginalized;”
    –> What assurance will the poor benefits? Please reflect on this. Is it really for the quality of life?

    Section 3. (l): “Respect for, PROTECTION and FULFILLMENT of REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS…not only the rights and welfare of adult individuals and couples BUT THOSE OF ADOLESCENTS’ AND CHILDREN’S AS WELL;…”
    –> What reproductive health rights for the adolescents and children? Children are included, whose mind are not yet mature enough! This may promote a dirty knowledge about this to the children. Parents will be responsible for this.

    Section 3. (m): “…as abortion remains a crime and is punishable, the government shall ensure the women seeking care for POST-ABORTION COMPLICATIONS shall be treated…and compassionate manner.”
    –> This is again contradicted in Section 10. The bill doesn’t only contradicts the Law of Nature but violates the bill itself as well. Post-abortion complications in this statement is only an admission that abortion really has complications.

    Section 4. “Definition of Terms”
    –> This may not be a big deal but redefining the common understanding of everyone does not need to be defined.

    Section 4. (b): “…which enables couples and INDIVIDUALS to decide freely and responsibly the NUMBER and SPACING OF THEIR CHILDREN…”
    –> “Individuals.” Does this mean that unmarried couples have the right to have children? I’m using my common sense here. You should use yours also.

    Section 4. (c): “Reproductive Health – refers to the state of physical, mental and social well-being…”
    –> Why spiritual and moral well-being not included here?
    Continued: “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.”
    –> Take note of the phrases that are in UPPERCASE. People to have satisfaction includes the youth, unmarried, homosexual, etc. And, they may decide when and how often to do so? How about teenagers doing it every minute on the grassland? It is not against the law as long as no one saw them.

    Section 4. (d): “Reproductive Health Rights – refers to the rights of INDIVIDUALS and couples to DECIDE FREELY AND RESPONSIBLY the number, spacing and timing of their children.”
    –> Again, the ‘individual’ word. Does this bill really promotes population control in which I can decide freely and responsibly the number of children? Suppose I receive great pay, I can raise about 15 children. What a population control. This bill is too vague.

    Section 4. (g): “10. Male involvement and participation in reproductive health.”
    –> Number 1 to 8 of this section may be considered okay. But on 10, how will I be involved and participate with reproductive health? Isn’t it obvious that this refers to sex? Take note that on Section 4 (c) doesn’t include the spiritual well-being.

    Section 4. (h): “…relevant information on all matters relating to the reproductive system its functions and processes and human sexuality…”
    –> This may promote promiscuity in education.
    Continued: “…developing NECESSARY SKILLS to be able to distinguish between facts and myths on sex and sexuality…”
    –> How? Doing actual sexual intercourse in class? What necessary skills? Does it mean the techniques, the positions and the likes? Does it mean the class will have a film showing on pornographic films?

    Section 10: “Contraceptives as ESSENTIAL MEDICINES – hormonal contraceptives, intrauterine devices, injectables and other allied reproductive health products…shall be considered under the category of ESSENTIAL MEDICINES…”
    –> This is the most interesting part. Contraceptives are now considered as ESSENTIAL MEDICINES–not only an ordinary medicine but an ESSENTIAL medicine. We can buy condoms the same way we buy Biogesic. Teenagers can buy those too at an affordable price. Better advertise it so that small children will learn too and if possible imitate it through experiments and practice for better reproductive health learning and to master the NECESSARY SKILLS as depicted in Section 4, h.

    Section 12. (g): “Abstinence before marriage”
    –> How can this be promoted when the unmarried are allowed to have sex and reproduction (See Section 4)?

    Sections 22 – 27:
    –> If this become a law, people like me who loves humanity will have no choice to obey it. One reason for peoples immorality may be from this law.

    I know you are tired of reading my sharing. That only proves that this Bill has many irregularities. Erase all those above mentioned parts on the Bill, and the Bill may become better for the people and logical.

    • December 16, 2010 at 4:54 pm

      ah like your post and opinion.

  7. Sarah
    October 7, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    the only thing that youth can do, is self-control… they don’t have to use RH Bill, just to prevent the HIV… we all know that RH Bill is also useful to the people nowadays. But, remeber it has many side effects. Be aware of the side effects of RH Bill. share lang…

    • August 9, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      you think you can control if your partner is always disturbing you at night.???make sense..

      side effects..??or let say..disadvantages..

  8. December 16, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Philippines is not Experiencing poverty because of OVERPOPULATION !..but the real issue is scarcity is caused by greedy crocodiles politicians.!
    likewise in a liberated country, Singapore is experiencing a major problem regarding their population- the unequal distribution of POPULATION.
    Majority residents are old aged one that’s why they are implementing the reproduction of children.. have you found out that OFWs are very in demand abroad? the reason is they are lucking of YOUNGs to take care of those OLDs. SiNGAPORE is frighten by the thought that time may come FILIPINOs will be the residents of SINGAPORE>!

    Dont be blinded by the LIeRS in hell.
    OVERPOPULATION in Phil. can be observed in CITIES but not in Provinces.
    SCARCITY is caused by greedy crocodiles politicians.!
    PREMARITAL SEX ‘must’ bring to an end.
    REMEMBER the RIGHTS! the first Right is “THE RIGHT TO LIVE.!”
    Observe HUMANITY.

  9. December 16, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Philippines is not Experiencing poverty because of OVERPOPULATION !..but the real issue is.. scarcity rooted by greedy crocodiles politicians.!
    likewise in a liberated country, Singapore is experiencing a major problem regarding their population- the unequal distribution of POPULATION.
    Majority residents are old aged one that’s why they are implementing the reproduction of children.. have you found out that OFWs are very in demand abroad? the reason is they are lucking of YOUNGs to take care of those OLDs. SiNGAPORE is frighten by the thought that time may come FILIPINOs will be the residents of SINGAPORE>!

    Dont be blinded by the LIeRS in hell.
    OVERPOPULATION in Phil. can be observed in CITIES but not in Provinces.
    SCARCITY is caused by greedy crocodiles politicians.!
    PREMARITAL SEX ‘must’ bring to an end.
    REMEMBER the RIGHTS! the first Right is “THE RIGHT TO LIVE.!”
    Observe HUMANITY.

  10. December 16, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    students in high school will have little to worry about getting into teen-age or pre-marital sex since the law has opened the door wide open for so-called ‘freedom of choice’. This simply means that children have the right over their bodies and this literally enough, includes that right to have an abortion in case they somehow get pregnant and they know their parents would not approve of it. Young boys feel safe and therefore think they can engage in teen-age sex with anyone in the opposite sex comforted with the thought that in using condoms, they don’t have to get the girls impregnated.

  11. December 16, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    The first five years after the law is erected, futuristic wise, will tell just how bad we have gone with the RH bill enacted into law. The bill will realize that in the next generation of children – their very own – have just become the victims. So for a few pounds of money, why risk a future? Without risk of being wrong, the embryo is a human being!

  12. January 4, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Rh,,,,,bill is good for us as to maintain of our populations but,,,,,,,it is against to the bible as what i have known……….but then if we will think it over….both of this is right,,,,,,,the answer for this problem as what you are thinking that we have a huge population,,,,,,we the people is the answer,,,how can i say, that it because it depends upon us if we will maintain or control ourselves,by doing that/ things…..it is for our own good,,,,,,,for that we can control our population….and for that i think,,,,it may lessen our problem for poverty,,,,,,,,,,,,,and also not only for the people but also the corrupt politicians are need also to stop doing that,,,,,ok,,, you knew that already,,,,

  13. Berns Gumba
    January 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    The surveys reflect more or less the voice of the people – Catholic and non-Catholic. The Church may opt to reflect on this and see how their doctrines may translate to propagating God’s love for His people.

    • January 11, 2011 at 9:19 am

      unfortunately the church will not do that. the church by its very nature is driven by dogma and its teachings.

  14. March 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    we should all accept that not everyone has the same degree of belief and compliance to the same religion. each one of us has our own way of living and practising our faith. we even have different interpretations of the same church teaching.

  15. jay
    May 13, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    It is not a matter of religion, we should know what is good for us. The bill is not applicable in our country. The bill comes from the united nation they created this bill and supported by our some politicians who are not valuing their moral values, The Americans jealous in our family oriented style, take note most of us we do this and that for our family until in our last breath we always think our family.The Pinoy parents they experience respect to their son and daughters.Even If the parents impose grounded with in their family if they said you are not allowed to go outside to join a party because it is already to late in the evening. Some of us think and even if we are murmuring we respect our parents discussion.

    But in America the parents are not feasible to their duty , If their son go to the party they only can say is that DO YOU BRING YOUR CONDOM? Because even if their son and daughter is grounded they, always perform their wants what ever the parent decisions made. Even if the daughter bring a boy in their house and sleep with her, the parent cannot intervene because it is indicated in the bill they have their sexual rights.

    Here in the Philippines that acts is not acceptable, that is why Americans jealous in us. They want to pass this bill so that we can experience also their failure of a family life by passing this bill. Now its become a culture for them, one the act is doing repeatedly it becomes a good for the eyes of others and they forget the moral values.

    Another one we only Christians apply this bill throughout the world. Why the Muslim area not applying the RH bill because,for one reason they value life.
    If this the case if we only limit our no. of children, someday muslim will only live in this world the race of the christian are vanish and other races. what happen in China for their one child policy, this time the population of the old once are more than the young ones. That is why thy want pinoy migrate in their nation to help them care to their elders. That is advantage for us because a lot us can have a job. we should happy because our race rapidly spread throughout the world. Thank to god’s plan.

    Our population is not cause of our poverty. It comes from the mismanagement of the government and the corruption is rampant. Ask your self, Why if we pass this bill our country become rich or theirs no more poverty occur? Just reflect?

    I hope readers you enlighten your mind…. God bless us all..

  16. Mr. Hallucinator
    May 22, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    (sorry of wrong grammar lines)..lol…Lets say RH bill is being pass and what if it fails(wont work)i mean…or lets say it work after it being pass and fiew months later still the situations the same,back to normal where RH bill was not yet being passed…think twice guys….can u tell the outcome?..is it accurate to use it(100% effective?)..you cant prevent birth coz it is GOD’s purpose..you made by not an accident…even though how professional you are,cant argue that you can’t tell the future…same idea of what im pointing on..

  17. jade
    June 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I am not infavor of RH BILL(DEATH BILL).In this bill mothers are making their womb a tomb.Killing innocent child is more brutal than killing a criminal person.Where is the true value of life that God gave us.

  18. Sweetyshark
    June 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I am in favor with the RH Bill….. its not just a law but a foundation of the young generations in fulfilling their duties not only to their family but to the country as well as a son of God…A foundation because it includes everything that a young man and woman needs to know about their sexuality and the negative possibilities that may happens the moment they attempt to enter with it in their young age. It is not a Law for them to follow, but a PREFERENCES for them to use what kind of alternatives they may use in case of family planning. There are no irregularities in this law, what makes other people thinks that there are such in this law because of their perspective but if we are going to evaluate the statement made by the author of this Bill…it is clear that this law is not for the other side of the church….!!!! but it is one way or another to help Filipino family to overcome poverty, small family…..the greater family income..take note of that!!! The Bill will never push Filipino young generations to be immorally oriented but it will help and teach them to look after some circumstances that they may encounter if ever they try to act on their impartially minds….SO LET US PURSUE RH BILL…MABUHAY TAYONG LAHAT

  19. kiko laurel
    June 27, 2011 at 8:11 am


    The reason there are so many abortions in our country is not the lack of knowledge about contraceptives/ family planning, nor the lack of resources in acquiring contraceptives. PEOPLE COMMIT INTENTIONAL ABORTIONS BECAUSE OF LACK OF RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE.

    I had a neighbor once, who became my friend.. She was very intelligent about so any things. But when it came to sex, she was hungry for it, really. Of course without contraceptives she became pregnant. She wanted to abort her baby. I urged her not to. I even offered to help her support her baby, and her hospitalization. Just so she won’t abort the baby. You know what happened. She still aborted her baby.

    You would think that she will learn from the experience and use contraceptives? No she did not. After some time she got pregnant again. Again I offered to help her support her baby, and to help her with hospitalization expenses. But she aborted her baby again.

    After a few months, we met to talk. I ask her why she continued to be promiscuous. She said, hindi daw niya mapigil kasi masarap. All this time she did not even bother to use contraceptives

    I am sure she is fully knowledgeable about contraception and contraceptives. Contraceptives are easily available here where I live. But, sadly the availability of contraceptives does not equate with being responsible.

    It is not difficult to see that being knowledgeable about contraception or having the means of acquiring contraceptives does not prevent the problem of having unwanted children.


  20. clark
    June 28, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    RH BILL is not the answer of overpopulated ountry..

  21. K.Celis
    November 7, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Not all parents are responsible enough to teach their children about RH, sex or diseases such as STD and HIV. If we could highlight the negative impact what they can get for engaging through immorality then we can prevent the spread of these diseases and children will have full awareness of the consequences. All I know is that the answer is education.

  22. NieFeng_XII
    August 5, 2012 at 3:36 am

    remember that poverty isn’t the only reason why the RH Bill is drafted. It is not the answer, but a means of providing options.OPTIONS. yung tao pa rin ang magdedecide kung tatanggapin niya yun. I read no article making the use of contraceptives as mandatory, or s prescribed by the law. My reading also proved some of the statements that the priests say about the RH bill: na makukulong ang tatangging gumamit ng contraceptives at tinatanggalan ng karapatan ang mga magulang na gabayan o/at pangunahan ang anak tungkol sa issue ng sekswalidad at pakikipagrelasyon.

    I ask anyone to post a direct quote stating the bill encourages and/or promotes abortion. (Coz I found none, to my surprise).”Implied” is not valid. Bill ito, walang “read between the lines” sa legislature.
    (unahan ko lang po yung mga violent reactions about sa post ko. I read the bill thoroughly. Please don’t judge me like I couldn’t understand what the bill is about because I do. The articles are self-explanatory and I find no pro-abortion statement there. I wish to understand why so many people say otherwise, and I wanna know how many of those anti-RH bill people have actually read the bill.)

  23. NieFeng_XII
    August 5, 2012 at 4:01 am

    another thing: if only every sector of the society did their part, none of the current issues we are dealing right now would have inflated to an alarming rate:

    teenage pregnancy: parent-child openness&bond, strong but affectionate family orientation
    HIV- monogamy within couples, education to promoe awareness
    inability to send kids to school due to finances-agreements between couples about children and earning capacities
    can’t afford health services for the family- proper budget prioritization,distribution and execution in government, less corruption

    technically, the solution to most of the society’s issues is there, we just have to accept it and wear it proud: SELF DISCIPLINE. What better place to promote this than within the home? But the question is, is every home performing this very important task? What factors contribute to homes not doing so?

    The Church does its best to protect the family, which is directly threatened right now. Is the RH bill one of the threats? I cannot say, with more threatening aspects such as divorce, infidelity, relationships outside marriage, teenage pregnancy and early parenthood already around before the bill came along, and with the latter still under approval, what harm can it make right now? I am already seeing families being destroyed despite of the Church’s efforts and more social problems rippling out of that…I cannot help but say this is already larger than one aspect of society to deal with on its own. Philippines must pull every sector together and seek solutions, not create divisions based on indifference!

  24. ccm
    August 7, 2012 at 9:37 am

    i will oppose to this bill it is not right it is against the law of god/ hope the congressman will leave this bill and focus on more needed issued

  25. yeah
    September 12, 2014 at 8:16 am

    “The Church rejects abortion and contraceptives as the solution to the rising birth rate,” members of the Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines said in reaction to the resumption on Monday of discussions in the Filipino Congress of the Reproductive Health bill before a final vote is taken. The bishops announced that the “Catholic Church [. . .] would continue to promote the Natural Family Programme (NFP)” and a culture of responsibility and love in the population.

  1. January 18, 2010 at 9:59 pm
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