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Monday, December 17, 2012

RH Bill Passage Seen Much Faster ; Both Sides Claim Victory



The suspense over the House of Representatives’ third and final reading on the controversial reproductive health bill is expected to be shorter this time around.

Unlike the five-hour second reading vote, the third reading process will be much faster because under House rules, all lawmakers would first have to signify their vote before any of them would be allowed to explain the positions they have taken, according to Majority Floor Leader Neptali Gonzales II.

This means that the verdict would already be known by the time the representatives, if any, begin justifying their stance, Gonzales said.







During the second reading nominal vote last week, many representatives opted to hold speeches– some brief and to the point, others meandering– explaining their stance before casting their vote. The bill’s passage, on 113 yes votes, 104 no votes and three abstentions, was only known after more than five hours.

The reproductive health bill seeks to distribute contraceptives and make other family planning methods available for free, giving priority to the poor. It bans contraceptives that prevent the implantation of a fertilized ovum, as some consider this abortion.


It also provides for age-appropriate mandatory reproductive health and sexuality education in public schools, among other provisions.


Proponents of the measure, including main sponsor Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, are confident that they will retain their second-reading vote victory, citing the voting history on their side, and the fact that all second reading votes have been sustained up to the end.

The President’s clear support for the bill, by certifying it as urgent, will also work in its favor, added Gonzales.


But opponents said the earlier victory was too close at 113-104, and Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez said “divine providence,” as well as the attendance and voting of some 62 previously absent lawmakers, would ensure that the bill would be rejected in the end.

Lagman, in a statement, predicted the ultimate victory of the bill in the House, citing the ayes and nays and nominal voting results rejecting various motions and amendments of the bill’s critics.

Lagman also decried the statements of the bill’s critics who have refused to embrace the earlier voting results.
“The continuing resistance of a few Catholic bishops and their lay allies is inordinate intransigence even after a clear majority in the House of Representatives has spoken in accord with the overriding resolve of the Filipino people in favor of the RH bill,” Lagman added.

Gonzales said the President’s certification of the bill as urgent, thereby underscoring his desire for the measure, could sway more lawmakers into approving it on third reading. The President has made it very clear that he wanted the bill passed, and members of his Liberal Party were expected to support him in this endeavor, he added.

He believes the second reading victory would be sustained. House leaders have kept up their task of calling and sending text messages to colleagues to get them to attend the Monday session and join the voting.




Rodriguez said opponents of the measure have also stepped up their drive to get more lawmakers to attend the session, and he urged those who were absent or who have abstained to take a definite stand on the bill, and preferably vote against it.

He said many absent lawmakers were known opponents of the bill and have committed to vote against it in the final reading, and they were more numerous than the absent supporters. The President’s certification would have no effect on opponents of the bill, he believed.

He also said the third reading vote could very well be a “historic” moment since it could be the first time a second reading passage of a measure would be overturned.

Other bills passed on second reading usually had an overwhelming majority, but this was clearly not the case for the reproductive health bill. The margin of victory was too narrow, he added.

The opponents’ faith has also been unshaken, he added.

“Have they not heard of divine guidance? There is divine providence and the power of prayer,” he said over the phone, when asked about comments that all second reading votes have usually been sustained in the third reading.


He said Catholic bishops would turn up in the gallery again to watch the third reading vote and to pray for the victory of bill’s opponents.

As to whether administration officials would troop to the House to watch the voting again, Gonzales could not say.

The presence of officials, led by Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, during the second reading vote drew flak from critics of the bill, who said they pressured lawmakers into approving the measure despite the President’s earlier statement that it would be a conscience vote.

Gonzales earlier said the Liberal Party officials were there to watch the crucial vote since they have openly declared their support for the bill, and added this was no different from the presence of Catholic Church officials on the floor to sway lawmakers into rejecting the measure. Some of the prelates have also vowed to warn voters against those who are for the bill.

He denied that lawmakers were threatened with the loss of their pork barrel should they vote no to the bill.
Lagman defended the administration lobby, saying “legislation is the joint responsibility of the legislative and executive departments.”


The President sometimes endorses legislators’ bills as priority measures to the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council, and he has the power to certify the immediate enactment of certain measures. The President is also necessary into turning a bill into a law by either signing it or allowing it to lapse.

Rodriguez also said he knew of no threat from the administration to withhold the pork barrel from lawmakers opposing the RH bill.

But he hopes the administration would allow the House to be independent when it comes to the reproductive health bill.

Additional Info:

Ten Facts About the RH Bill: http://www.mydailyrace.com/?p=2376

*credits to Leila B. Salaverria of Inquirer.net

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/325203/much-faster-passage-of-rh-bill-seen-both-sides-claim-victory

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114 comments:

  1. RH Bill, RH Bill, RH Bill, the most controversial bill in the senate. For me, RH Bill is not the solution to the problems of our country there are a lot more problems in our country that needs attention. The issue on the RH Bill is a big no-no for the Catholic Church. Yes, there are good points and bad points about the bill and we should consider that. I just do not understand the essence of RH Bill will it really make our country progress? I really believe that the RH Bill is not the solution to our country’s problems. The Philippines needs great leaders, just laws and discipline. Now, the Bill will become a law and I do hope that it will do good to our country.

    By the way, the article is very detailed and informative! Iine!

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  2. RH BILL AGAIN? They always fight on that issue.. For me, they should focus more on other problems of our country and if they think RH Bill is the solution why not approve it? I'm not very interested in this topic :) but, i hope that whatever they're decision will be its for the better.

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  3. We just can't get enough of the RH Bill. For everybody's information, I agree to the passage of this bill. But I think how the politicians see this as a solution to the Philippines' most pressing problem, poverty, is too ambitious. I think they should relay this appropriately to the concerned sectors.
    As a citizen, I pray that our Creator's will shall prevail. I simply put this dilemma into His hands.
    The Philippines' search for the solution to the aforementioned problem will hopefully come to an end. But this will ever be hanging by a thread.

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  4. The RH Bill has been controversial these days. "Are you a PRO or an ANTI?" Either of the two that you will choose or you're on the side of the 'neutral', I know that each one of us can stand our own reasons on why do we defend that side. It is important for all of us to know the advantages and the disadvantages of this bill and now that the Senate and other government leaders are now voting if the bill will be passed or not. Currently on the first and second reading, those people who defend the side of 'PRO' are getting so many votes.

    For me, I'm on the Anti-side because using contraceptives and such may harm us without knowing and it also means that you can prevent a fetus to grow on a woman's tummy.What does God wanted? Peace and harmony and not killing innocent babies, that is a sin. It still depends on the couple on how they'll control the growth of their family. They should know the consequences of having a big or small family. So, I just wanted to say that whatever the decision will be, we still need to respect it.

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  5. Hearing comments about the RH Bill bores me, somehow. People just state their same old reasons why or why not the bill should be passed while I remain calm, just chilling out. I'm not against the Rh Bill, but I'm not into it, either. I put the decision regarding this bill in the hands of other Filipinos for I know that I know nothing. (Honestly, I reek when it comes to decision-making. It's muzukashi!) I respect whatever the decision might be.

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  6. The RH Bill is not the solution. So what if the growth of the population will slow down? Sure, the number of consumers will not increase but does that really solve poverty? Or the major problems in our nation? For me, the RH Bill is just one of those laws that will be of little help in solving the country's problems. What will be of a big help is the election of wise and just leaders who will think of the country first before their personal wants & needs. If the leaders are unselfish enough to give to the less fortunate, then surely poverty would go down. I really think that this Bill would really help the nation. But if ever this Bill would be passed, I sincerely hope that it will do something good.

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  7. Honestly, I haven’t read the whole reproductive health bill because it’s too long and I find it boring to read. But I’m not against it neither do I concur it. But I think it’s just a waste of time arguing about this again and again. They should’ve used their time thinking of a better solution to our country’s problem instead rather than having a reading about it 3 times for more than five hours. When both parties (pro and anti) couldn’t accept whatever the result of the reading would be. I believe that there is a solution to our country’s problem that the church and the government itself would both agree to.

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  8. RH Bill is one of the solutions to our country. It should really be approved. Well, it's up to people if they'll follow or not. Besides, it doesn't apply abortion at all because how can you lose someone you never had? :)

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  9. It's been months that RH bill is being talked about in the country. I think this is not the solution to poverty,instead of wasting time arguing about this bill why they just focus on other aspects that will help the status of Filipinos.I know that this bill will somehow help to solve problems in country. For me, choosing leaders that are not corrupt will be a better solution. Leaders that will make programs for the poor will be a better option. If this bill will be passed i will not disagree anymore because I think that the senators have studied and talked about it intelligently. I really hope that this bill will have a good effect to the people.

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  10. Kathrine Cate MasilunganDecember 21, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    This topic is too sensitive. I’m so tired of discussing it all over again. The government and the people had made the voting and results showed that the pro-RH Bill won, but the people especially the Catholic bishops who are opposed to the bill didn’t agree. They still fight for what they think is right. The pro RH bill’s side says that we Filipinos should be “practical”, that is, parents should limit and plan the number of their children. On the other hand, the anti-RH bill’s side says that RH bill would lead to immoral things like abortion.
    For me, the RH Bill should be passed. We are living in a poor country, where poor people outnumber the rich ones. I think the bill would help the Filipinos to lessen the poverty. Yes, we should be practical.
    Being practical when it comes to reproductive issues for the betterment of our country is not immoral. This bill also needs the cooperation of the people.
    Everyone should learn how to moderate everything. If this bill will be passed, we should not abuse it, everything should be made with discipline and right attitude.

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  11. This RH Bill problem, it's not that important, compare to other problems like poverty, and such. Since I have no idea about this, I'm leaving the problem to the people who knows how to resolve this. And instead of focusing on this minor problem, they should just look into some other problems and resolve it. I mean, if this RH bill was resolved, what would happen next? Will it promote world peace?

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  12. I'm not generally against RH Bill. Approved or not, it has no affect on me whatsoever. They wouldn't be spending so many hours on this bill if it isn't worthwhile, will they? If this is the solution to pur country's problems, then go ahead, approve it. At least our government's doing something for the improvement of our country's state. In the end, it's up to the people if they will do their part in the proposed law. Wareware wa saisho no basho de chiyoukai shoubun sareta baai de mookoranai deshou. (This wouldn't even happen if we were disciplined in the first place.)

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  13. Niels Gabriel S. NableDecember 21, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    There are three types of people who prevent the RH Bill:
    (1) uneducated and uninformed ones;
    (2) those who have this stupid and pathetic RH-Bill-is-not-the-solution-for-the-country's-poverty reason and;
    (3) irrational and unreasonable Catholics.

    It's not about the poverty we're talking here. We're talking about women's rights. There are many women being abused by their husbands when they don't want to have sex (yes, I said it, but it's not like I said the "f" word). I hope that this bill gets passed, so butthurts can remain pressed.

    And please read the entire RH bill first before commenting, for goodness' sake. This is what I find ridiculous -- people hopping on the whole RH-Bill bandwagon when they still haven't read the bill. Stop being pretentious, people. Educate yourselves first.

    Nice article, by the way. Iine. :-)

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    1. Nice job dude :D I badly agree with you. :)

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  14. This topic is too sensitive. I’m so tired of discussing it all over again. The government and the people had made the voting and results showed that the pro-RH Bill won, but the people especially the Catholic bishops who are opposed to the bill didn’t agree. They still fight for what they think is right.
    The pro RH bill’s side says that we Filipinos should be “practical”, that is, parents should limit and plan the number of their children. On the other hand, the anti-RH bill’s side says that RH bill would lead to immoral things like abortion.
    For me, the RH Bill should be passed. We are living in a poor country, where poor people outnumber the rich ones. I think the bill would help the Filipinos to lessen the poverty. Yes, we should be practical.

    Being practical when it comes to reproductive issues for the betterment of our country is not immoral. This bill also needs the cooperation of the people.

    Everyone should learn how to moderate everything. If this bill will be passed, we should not abuse it, everything should be made with discipline and right attitude.

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  15. You know what? Instead of discussing this again and again? Senators should think another way or solution with this problem. We're just wasting time in discussing this. Just think of another way that would really help solve the problem. I don't know if I'm pro or anti. I haven't read the RH BILL.

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  16. I'm an anti in this issue. But if this bill can help our country lessen poverty, then I'll definitely agree. But if it cannot and will only worsen the situation, let's focus our attention to other things. To solutions. This is the best thing that we can do as Filipinos.

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  17. First of all, I am not anti nor pro-RH bill. I would like to say that it has its good points and bad points. As a Filipina, I would like this to be passed because it can help in controlling the population. As a Christian, I would not like this to be passed because of the pre-marital sex. Anyway, for me, we really don't have to do this because if you are a decent person, you won't need the contraceptives because you won't engage in any pre-marital sex especially at this age. I think this bill can corrupt the minds of the young people because of promoting the contaceptives. Our leaders should also not think about this bill today, rather think on the poor people who are homeless and jobless. They should think about other more helpful things than this controversial bill. Well, it's still up to us if we would like to help in controlling the population of the Philippines. All we need right now is discipline.

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  18. Most of those who oppose the bill reason that contraceptives kill the babies before they were even born. I believe otherwise. They only prevent. Period. And how about the unfortunate people that live with many children. Won't they suffer? It's better not to "make" a child if you can't support and give him/her a decent life rather than to neglect their child's needs.

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  19. Sore wa hijō ni jūyōna topikkudesu (it is a very crucial topic) Watashi wa Katorikku no shinkō de sodattanode, watashi wa bubun-teki ni wa dōi shinai. (I partly disagree with it since I was raised with the catholic beliefs.)

    But if we will look through it, it might be better if the RH Bill is passed. It does not only promote safer sex, but it will ease the country's overpopulation problem. The church may be doing its part to preserve the morals of the people, but it would be appalling if it will "dictate" what couples should ought to do!

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  20. RH Bill.. I've lost track of the countless articles and debates regarding this topic. It will not lessen poverty because the bill is not related to things about poverty. The bill talks about the rights of women and children.
    What rustles my jimmies the most are those people who just join the bandwagon, most of them, without reading the said bill. And also those people, clouded by their beliefs, who only looks at the situation one-sidedly without considering the good points.

    I'm hoping for this bill to be passed since this will teach students their responsibilities, having a healthy lifestyle and of course, the risks of having sex. This will lessen the pregnant teenagers as they will have the knowledge of the consequences.

    With or without RH bill, people still won't learn, so they'll learn what needs to be learnt by experience. This is where discipline kicks in. This is what we Filipinos, unfortunately, lack.

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  21. I'm sick and tired of that issue. We've been talking about that issue in school, internet, and many more. RH Bill or Reproductive Health Bill, I think that would not solve our problems in this country but rather would add more problems in the Philippines. I've heard that our country would give a big amount of money if ever, that bill would be passed. And for me, that money would be more useful if they would spend it in different way. The government should first think of the education in our country. Some of us are totally illiterate thus, those people couldn't give any help for the improvement of our country. I know that my opinions won't be read by those higher officials, and this won't affect their decisions. And since this country, is a free country, I will still say that I am not supporting this bill because of the reasons that I've written above.

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  22. Reproductive Health Bill or Responsible Parenthood Bill. I don't really care how they call it or which they prefer. This bill has been fought over for too long that people get more confused on which stand they'd choose. Even I still haven't decided whether to support the bill or not. I'm not saying that this shouldn't be imposed but for me, this bill should not be prioritized because the country still has tons of problems to be solved. The officials have been focusing too much on this topic to the extent that they've almost neglected the other possible ways to resolve the issue of poverty in our country. With or without the said bill, poverty would still occur. Why? Because the only thing that hinders the improvement of our society is the lack of discipline. All of us should practice discipline in ourselves and then we'll realize that we are too foolish to think of complex things, like the RH Bill, to solve our issues. Discipline is what we really need. Nothing less, nothing more.

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  23. I can say that this bill is one of the trending topics in the country. You would hear such things like are you a pro or anti? But, for me this bill should not be the priority of our country. IT doesn’t mean that if this pass the poverty of our country will be lessen. Our country needs a DISCIPLINE. Live beyond your means. If you know that you can’t feed a dozen of kids, then don’t produce a lot. Now, the Bill will become a law I really hope that it will somehow help our country. Anyhow, the article is very detailed and informative. :))

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  24. The RH debate has become one of the bitterest controversies of our time. We should not focus on things like this because it's really obvious that if you want to have a big family, go find a stable job and feed them! Discipline yourself. Well, this bill become a law, maybe it can help us, someday.

    this article means a lot!

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  25. Why do we need to argue about this bill over and over again? The RH bill must not be the prioritized. This is the problem with us people. After having a sexual intercourse with someone and finding out that the woman is pregnant they're saying that it's only an accident. No, it's not! You must be responsible on every actions that you make. If you don't want to take the responsibility then don't do such decisions that you will regret in the end.

    For me, RH bill is not totally the solution to the problem of this country. It begins with us.

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  26. THIS IS NOT WORTH DEBATING FOR.
    DISCIPLINE, SELF CONTROL, RESISITING TEMPTATION. These are the things a guys/girl needs to learn to prevent them from having accidental babies. Gosh, Why do we need to implicate this law... over and over again? If you want to have sex. SO BE IT. BUT THINK FIRST WHAT YOUR ACTIONS MIGHT DO TO YOU IN THE FUTURE....
    On the side of the gov't, why dont you apply economics....If you want to control the population, why dont you provide jjobs for those people who dont have work yet so that they would be busy enough that they dont have time for SEX (NOT MAKING LOVE)

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  28. RH Bill is not the solution for the poverty and overpopulation in our country. Why not we try some alternatives before they pass the bill? We can start it all by ourselves by just having self control, self discipline, and be responsible on every action that we make. By using this contraceptives will have also bad effects not now but maybe in the future. The government is not thinking deeply what would be the effects of this RH Bill to his countrymen. When RH Bill becomes a law it will cause a big trouble, disorder in our country, and the worst is a war between the government and it's people.

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  29. The Philippines is known to be a very religious country where majority of the people who reside in it are Catholic. Naturally, it is expected that the RH Bill will not sit well with our clergy. I think though, that under a controlled set-up, the RH Bill could actually be beneficial for our people by making them aware of the dangers of pre-marital sex, having multiple partners, the dangers of getting pregnant every year etc, which can now be linked to the practice of self-control, discipline, resisting the urge to give in to the needs of the flesh, and the overall restoration in the practice and belief of good morals. Sex education in itself, is not bad, as it promotes awareness. But it is not the solution to population problems, reproductive issues and to poverty in general.

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  30. Self-control and self-discipline is the best solution to our country’s problem which is overpopulation. But it’s unattainable for us because not all of our country’s citizens are participating. Arguing about RH Bill is meaningless because it is still up to the citizens’ behavior if they will have sexual intercourse with someone or not...They must take the whole responsibility. If the bill will become a law, I hope this will somehow help to lessen the poverty in our country.

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  31. RH Bill there, RH Bill here, RH Bill everywhere! Why won't they just test the RH Bill for like a year or two? If it made the country progress then continue with it, if it did not do anything then abolish it. I know that it's easier said than done but there is nothing wrong in trying right? For me, i agree on RH Bill because the country should use their man power, the population, to increase their production and to create more products for such country to progress, but the Philippines is so overpopulated that the government don't know where to put the people. Yes other politicians would not allow on passing the RH Bill because for them, "the more people we have in our country, the more votes they could earn" but isn't that just being selfish? But then again, there are so many problems that needs more attention than this.

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  32. What's with the RH Bill?! I strongly oppose the passage of the Reproductive Health Bill because AS CITIZENS, we do not want to be subjected to imprisonment and/or pay a fine, for expressing an opinion against any provision of this law, if such expression of opinion is interpreted as constituting "malicious disinformation" I also do not agree to the provision which reclassifies contraceptives as essential medicines and appropriating limited government funds to reproductive services instead of basic services. Yes there are good points and bad points but it is stlli not the solutionto the problems of our counrty. This bill should not be the priority of our country. It doesn’t mean that if this pass the poverty of our country will be lessen.

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  33. For many years have passed since the Bible is published. The Ten Commandments found on the Bible list down 10 Divine Laws that should be followed. One of this is “Thou shall not KILL”. Punishment of a violation on a divine law is eternal damnation for your souls. Is ABORTION is really KILLING? Well for me yes but for many this is still a topic that they are debating for. As an Anti- RH bill citizen of the Philippines I don’t like this bill to pass because it victims many innocent babies, have mercy on this babies that whom later they would bring changes to our country and will build a new generation. Like I said earlier there is only one word to solve the problem and that is DISCIPLINE. Without Discipline there is no Chastity and conservation of virginity will be neglected. DISCIPLINE, DISCIPLINE , and DISCIPLINE . Then the debate is over.

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  34. Everyone should understand the sacredness of Marriage. You should remain virgin until you got married to that someone who will stay by your side and love you forever.
    RH bill is not worth debating for. If you're still a teenager, you should learn to have self control and a lot of discipline. Then if you're old enough, you're at the right age, you should know what is right or wrong, you should think twice, thrice, even a hundred times if you have to before you decide. Be responsible enough to face the consequences of your actions.

    RH bill is not related to abortion.

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  35. RH Bill again and again. -.- why do we need to talk about this? . I don't care if this bill will pass or not. Besides, this bill should not be prioritized. There are more problems in this country.It begins with us, people. We should be responsible enough of what we're doing. We should be aware of it. Again, Think before you act.

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  36. The bill might help in controlling the population of our country. But why do we even need this bill? It's because the citizens lack discipline. If the citizens are disciplined enough they would not do it. Besides our country is facing a lot more problems. Problems more worthy of our time than this.

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  37. To be honest, RH bill is for the benefit of everyone. It would make individuals more liberated, but then again that does not mean that once the bill is approved, premarital sex is already permitted in the country. If you contemplate about it, RH Bill would inform people, it would make them more conscious of their forms, of having undesirable offspring and early pregnancy. The bill is not insisting individuals to abort their kids, its helping them avoid on having those kids by using contraceptives. Overpopulation is one of the main problems of our country. And this bill will help us to control the size of our family. This bill is one approach of giving people a chance of making a choice of their own in their own life.

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  38. I'm not against RH Bill, but i'm not into it, either. RH Bill has positive and negative points. It will surely help us in controlling the population of the country and it will be beneficial for those who can't discipline themselves. We all know that many Catholics are against this because they believe that it's like abortion or something like that. Well, if you don't want to have a 'responsibility', don't do it. Think first about the consequences of your actions. In my opinion, the best solution for overpopulation is for Filipinos to have self-control and discipline.
    Move on! There are a lot of problems there that needs solutions compared to this.

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  39. I agree on the passage and ratification of this bill , but seeing this as the biggest solution to our country's problem , such as poverty, hunger ,and unemployment , is just too good to be true. It is only "A" solution and not "THE" solution to it , and yes it may lower the poverty rate and improved the quality of life index of our country but , still it cannot handle everything. And for those in the religious section , should open their mind and eyes to the reality of what is actually the condition of our country. In addition , everybody has the right for a "SAFE" and "SATISFYING" sex .

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  40. "People say that making a choice is difficult, when not all of us has a choice" - Anonymous*

    Well, in order to speed up things, that's nice. I don't think that forcing people to do things faster already means that they would definitely vote for the bill's passage; haste just dulls judgement, and the result isn't specified (if he will ultimately be voting against or for the passage). Anyway, it's nice that the author gave links (these actually gave me a better way to create a 'proper' (basically more accurate) opinion. For the people saying that this bill should not be prioritized, well, even if that is true, since this will always remain behind the backs of our memory as everyday passes by, why not just let it be dealt with very fast? As much as I like open conclusions (even though they are sometimes wonderful), they take up a lot of people's time even after centuries, as thoughts and ideas will always either remain or be revived as long as they are not dealt with accordingly (ignored). I personally am encouraging the passage of the bill (not because of having to be dealt with faster; it has not dulled my senses) because basically you are giving the people a CHOICE. It's not freedom that is absolutely evil. It's the same as saying God should have made us angels, not human beings (because human beings have their free will). Let us recall genetic engineering. Though the church may say it is a bad idea, isn't it needed to be done in order to be able to sustain the planet's ever-growing population? Well, someone needs to do the job, isn't it so? Well, with one 'sinful' act, a person or group of persons would have been able to let about a million people starving in all parts of the globe live, right? Let us recall the statement of Anonymous* a while ago. Also, please read the link posted by the author at it really is quite helpful. It is not that the poor are FORCED to use contraceptives, contrary to popular belief, but it is that we are giving them the CHOICE. Our people hate having to choose between them, when not everyone has a choice. While I do agree that some people are just irresponsible, let us remember that rampaging hormones are common in teenagers. And let us remember that we have the duty to control ourselves, even if we have our free will. Even if we say that now, what happens in nature happens in nature; just as how other people from non-Catholic countries believe that circumcision is a weird practice (well it is proven by doctors that it really does not have anything to do with growing tall) and how people from Catholic countries believe that masturbation is a sin (sorry for the sensitive words, yet actually it is biologically deemed that it is normal); we are all children of God or some Supreme Entity. Just to reiterate, I do encourage the passage of the bill, just for freedom's sake, as it is ultimately the people's choice whether or to utilize it (and thus, at least according to the Catholic Church, do a sin.) or not (and thus the Malthusian Theory applies; basically it already applies, yet what I am saying is that we are speeding the cycle's ultimate end up again, and faster again as we do not approve genetic engineering.).

    *Basically because I forgot the exact statement though I am sure that was the message. Please note I am not referring to the group.

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  41. RH Bill has been passed people! Then why still debate? Ha, kidding.
    We may be not aware of all the provisions of the bill to say how this will not be beneficial, or that this would help us. Our elected government officials passed the law, and what a shame if the bill would show no progress in our country. I just hope that the budget they allotted for implementation would not be wasted. I remember one man saying that RH Bill is not the answer to our problems because how come China is still a successful country despite a large population? So if they can do, why can’t we?
    As for my opinion, I don’t think we must put so much attention and consideration (?) to RH Bill. Because it will all end up to the fact that most, if not all, of our society’s problems will be solved through self discipline, and the ability to take the responsibility and consequences that follows after our every action.

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  42. The Philippines is known to be a very religious country where majority of the people who reside in it are Catholic. Naturally, it is expected that the RH Bill will not sit well with our clergy. I think though, that under a controlled set-up, the RH Bill could actually be beneficial for our people by making them aware of the dangers of pre-marital sex, having multiple partners, the dangers of getting pregnant every year etc, which can now be linked to the practice of self-control, discipline, resisting the urge to give in to the needs of the flesh, and the overall restoration in the practice and belief of good morals. Sex education in itself, is not bad, as it promotes awareness. But it is not the solution to population problems, reproductive issues and to poverty in general.

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  44. As of now, I cannot say whether I'm against the RH Bill or I'm into it. I have my own opinions why. On the positive side, I agree with the RH Bill because it is one of the ways to control our growing population. It is also for the sake of the soon-to-be-new born babies. Because of the RH Bill, the babies could be saved from harm and from the bad things in our society. Some parents didn't have their family planning first before they make babies, and as an effect, the babies suffer. So because of this, I think the RH Bill should be passed.
    On the negative side, I don't agree with the RH Bill because it is against the Catholic Church. I respect the Catholic Church that's why I am slightly against it.
    But to solve this issue, people should always practice DISCIPLINE, SELF-CONTROL, and should be RESPONSIBLE with the things that they do.
    For the politicians, I think, you should all move on with this. It has been a hot issue for many months. I suggest that you should focus more with other problems in the society that need immediate solutions.

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  45. Rh debate is important to our country, whoever wins this debate will give use positive or a negative effect to use. Passing this bill would teach us proper family planning. If this bill is passed for sure a new debate will arose, abortion Should Be legalize. We have a religious country in which abortion is illegal. The best Solution for this is to test the bill, if it work then pass it if not then abolish it. Also self discipline and self-control is needed. We should learn to control our selves in any thing that we do.

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  46. Rh bill very controversy.. all i can say is there are many problems in the country that needs more attention.. about this issue.. DISCIPLINE! is very needed we dont really need such law if we dont really have that DISCIPLINE AND SELF-CONTRol in ourselves. whats the use of that law if in a simple rule dont litter we people tend not to follow how much more.. if we wan change it should we should practice discipline! about his matter im praying and hoping that whatever may he result be it would be well-implemented and be helpful for the country. may the purpose of this law be helpful and beneficial to us filipinos. and i hope the our problems that needs more attention be followed up .. btw very informative Indeed!


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  47. So much time has been wasted for RH bill, aren't we supposed to be tackling new and more attention worthy issues?

    RH bill has points that were rampant even before the existence of this bill. Anyway, the passage of this marks a new world for the Filipinos.

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  48. Passing the RH bill can have both positive and negative effects to everyone... First, before thinking about this RH bill, everyone, especially teenagers should have proper discipline and self-control. We should know our own responsibilities and we should accept the proper consequences of our actions. RH bill has positive effect because we can prevent those illegal abortions. Almost every time I watched the news I always heard some fetus found somewhere. This is one of the saddest news I heard. It's because of those people who didn't accept the consequences for the wrong thing they did. And for the negative one, I respect the Catholic Church. I know that it's against GOD's rules to have that RH bill. But for me, we should not focus on this first. We should focus on the things that we really need to solve...

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  49. RH Bill has been the topic of debates for far too long now. Why should we even bother and debate about this when we could resolve this by disciplining ourselves. Having self-control and avoiding temptations wouldn't hurt right? By acting upon this ourselves then we can even be a step closer to resolving this issue. Just by disciplining ourselves and having awareness we could prevent the negative things that this bill will try to prevent. There are far more important things to exert time and effort on, let us not waste any more of our time in matters likes this.

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  50. RH BILL is NOT the solution to alleviate poverty and overpopulation.

    The government should think about why is the Philippines poor? why is the Philippines overpopulated?

    Our country is poor because not all of the people here have stable jobs and what more, there's also the issue of corruption. What will we do if we don't have something to do or to exert effort in because we don't have jobs? There's a possibility that we'll do the easiest and the thing that gives pleasure the most (or what experienced people describe it to be). So that is the cause of overpopulation.

    RH BILL is just a short term solution. A bill that the government thinks would be the answer to solve our long term problems.

    Why don't the government teach people how to fish. What I mean is they should produce economical, entrepreneurial, and educational solutions.
    I have watched a documentation that talks about the life of the people in an island here in the Philippines. There were girls and guys same age as mine or even younger that were already having their babies. When the host asked them why did that happen to them they said the reason was they don't have schools for higher learning so after going to elementary they already started their lives as moms and dads. So if having a school for them the cycle will most probably stop.

    Another thing is RH BILL is a bill that do not care about the people's conscience. I'm not yet really sure but I heard that:
    DOCTORS should give their patients contraceptives if their patients wanted to have some. What if the doctor is against it? The patients could file a case and imprison the doctor.
    PARENTS should give their children contraceptives it they asked them to have some. Even a five year old should be given some contraceptives. And what will happen to the parents if they don't provide contraceptives for their children? Same with the doctors.

    What kind of immorality is building up?

    HOW can you be so sure that when you have contraceptives you are practicing SAFE SEX? What if the condoms you are using gets tampered while you're having contact, are you having safe sex? We are not 100% sure the condoms you use won't get tampered because there are really some instances that happen...the things you don't expect to happen.

    I have read an article about a woman who was expecting her third baby. The doctor already told her to prepare herself. And she's also suffering pregnant women's sickness. So she bought all the things she needed. But what an unfortunate event came. Her baby wasn't alive. I'm not sure but she had something like Hydatidiform moles that is an abnormal form of pregnancy wherein a non-viable fertilized egg implants in the uterus and converts a normal pregnancy into an abnormal one. The placenta contains grapelike sacs. One of the doctors' judgements is that maybe it is the effect of her using pills when she still doesn't want to have a baby.

    So is the government really protecting mothers and their babies by having this bill?

    People should practice abstaining, self-controlling, disciplining their actions.
    I just want to cite something:
    "Choice not chance determines your future."

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  51. I'm catholic but I'm Pro to RH Bill :D Hear Hear! "Nakakaumay na ang RH BILL" The senate and congress should stop arguing on this bill and proceed to the issues and problems that are more important to be discussed. It is time for Philippines to move on to this unending RH BILL... It is already passed .. what's the problem with that huh? I don't see violations of the bill to our own religions and besides the one who made the bill are also catholics , so I don't see the point of argument already. We should respect the decision. Still , People are the one responsible for their own deeds. It is you who will decide for your future! It is a matter of choice. God Bless Philippines.

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  52. RH Bill have been passed and it is already signed as a law (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/331395/gonzales-aquino-signed-rh-bill-into-law) So arguments should be ceased after 13 years. Again the government should be separated from the church. No, the government IS separated from the church.

    We should now move on to other issues like poverty or the never-ending battle with corruption.

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  53. I think we should stop arguing about RH Bill. RH Bill is already a law in this country. I think we need to move on and try to solve other problems in our country. Arguing about RH Bill will waste our time. Instead of making further issues about it we should now start looking for solutions for other major problems.

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  55. Micahella SarmientoDecember 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    RH Bill issue should be settled once and for all. There are other social cancers that also need attention. Others disagree with the bill because of misconceptions due to lack of knowledge. Our country's population ticks faster than the clock. THINK ABOUT IT.

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  56. The RH bill is one of the most sensitive issues to tackle mainly because it is a clash between the beliefs of the State and the Church, two different entities that should be independent from each other. The RH Bill has some good sides and negative sides, but I'm not against it if it really is not inhuman and if it really helps improve the lives of Filipinos.

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  58. We should stop arguing about this matter. rh bill is already a law here in our country. Just respect their decisions and move on guys. There are many problems here in our county that needs to be solve.

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  59. RH bill has passed. It may not be the solution to our country's problems but it may be our first step! So, the thing that we can do for now is to wait and see what this law could make to our country.
    Another is to move on and focus to the other problems of our beloved country. :)

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  60. The endless battle between science and faith has always been a thorn in progress. Yet this is a good point. This may not make a huge difference, it still makes a good start. After all, most of us are getting really tires of this issue.

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  61. RH Bill everywhere. Can this issue end? I mean, we should focus to more important issues in the society. There are good effects to the country. Just think of it as a help for our country's economy, i think :)

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  62. This topic is really complicated for it involves two major things, the Government and the Church, which are in fact very different and independent from each other. The unending arguments between the two have made people weary about the issue that they lose all the interest on whether what is really beneficial to us. As for me, I am not really persistent on what entity am I suppose to side with. I just wish that what has been passed will show even a bit of progress in the country and will not just waste all the energy, time and budget that has been allotted to it.

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  63. The Bill has been passed people. Actually, for me, Rh Bill is not that complicated, it is just a bill authored by a Congressman concerned about our population and advocates rights for our women. And please, give me a break, the Department of Health will not require you to have a condom in your pocket and they will not distribute people. They are educated, why would they do such thing? They are just passing the items to health centers so that couples can grab some if they can't afford to have one. It sounds funny but its true. Its because of our economy, couples can't even buy the protection they needed, look at the results, 100 million happy people and with the majority of them starving because of their number that they can't feed themselves. Another point, the bill was passed because the government is currently aware of the country's situation and now they want to make a move and educate everyone about it. Its what the bill about, education, protection, and safety.

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  64. RH bill was being debated in both the House of Representatives and the Senate and by the pros and the antis who have vigorously, relentlessly and heroically defended their respective positions according to the dictates of their consciences and hopefully not because of the urgings of their party, religious or industry affiliations. Kudos to both sides. In the end only one side wins, though it is not necessarily winner-takes-all. There have been and will be more give and take.I hope in the end, the answer or the solution should benefit pour country.

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  65. even though this bill has been passed, i am against implementing this bill. so much money will be used for this, why don't we use the money for other things that could solve the country's problems? it may be a great idea that to solve the problem, we must solve it from the roots itself but i think it doesn't work that way. also, over population is not the main root of the problem for me. why can't we open jobs for these people?
    anyhow, this bill is already implemented, all we have to do is know if this can actually make a change.

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  66. After days and months of debate, a side has finally won. The RH bill is now a law. People think that this "RH Bill" is the solution to our country's problem yet it is merely an answer. Instead on focusing on how to control the land's population, why don't we think of ways of accommodating such. We should look at it in a broader aspect. No matter what law we impose, the number of citizens will continually rise. This is a given fact. We have allotted a lot of time for this bill which can barely do any good to our country.

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  67. I basically think that we should just leave this thing alone. We are all happy enough that condoms exist. Why put it up now? It just built an argument and made the government and church fight. For me just let it slip. We were all just fine without discussing it.

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  68. why not consider RH bill..?? if you will read its contents you will know that this bill is not all about abortion. it merely helps the community to widen its reach. many of us say that contraceptives kill a cell.. guess what, we lose cell every day and considering killing is a crime. then we should be at jail. but why not? because that's life. its the cycle of life. even though this bill requires a huge amount of money, many projects are too right.?? so why don't give it chance.. its all we have now. a chance that can make a difference.

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  69. I think RH Bill should no longer be debated anymore. Whether it will be passed or not will only affect a few of us, because in the end people are more worried of their growling stomachs than their own sexuality. We don't even need such complex law if we ourselves know how to combat these foolish temptations. But seemingly we all forgot about it, we forgot all of these core values taught to us and let corruption crawl upon our skins. That is why I think it's about time we feed again ourselves with these values especially Temperance and Chastity. In other words we should cut all of this perverseness within us, now that's the real challenge for all of us.

    A famous line in NBA goes like this "If it ain't broke, then don't fix it". Seemingly, we are fixing something that isn't broke at all. Look, we can't stop the growth of the population as it is necessary and hell I'm pretty sure we won't be able to stop it all. Instead of stopping the growth of the population, why not focusing instead on the growth of the country giving more access and space to those who are yet to come. More resources, more jobs, and more space, that's what we all need and not some bogus law.

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  70. RH bill should be considered, because the Philippine's no. 1 problem is the population itself despite of having a small land. We should have birth control and the use of condom is very effective in regulating the population in the Philippines. I believe that every person has the right to have this option. I believe that RH Bill will prevent unwanted pregnancies and in my opinion, we do not need to do abortion because there will be no offspring in the first place.

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  71. It is passed but what I think of it?
    I agree in the passage of the bill. It doesn't mean that they're promoting abortion and all (it's not like they'll distribute condoms, etc.). It is said that before making an action you should plan it.

    This is just a matter of 'Think before you act' issue.

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  72. Our country should consider RH bill because one of the main problems here in our country is having a lot of population despite of having a small piece of country. On around 2015, our country will have more population, maybe there will be more half of our population on the said year. We should be responsible on having our own family. Instead, we should concentrate ourselves on other important things.

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  73. RH Bill, is not about abortion.

    It is about prevention. Well, that's for me. No offense.
    I believe that this is not the key to stop poverty. But it can slow down the overpopulation problem in this country. It is the problem of the people. Some of us were not oriented about this. I can say that I don't like this because people might always want to do "that" because it will be legal. Or they might not be afraid to do so. And that is a very sin especially the pre-marital, also the EXTRA-marital. But let us accept the fact, that there is no other way to help lessen the rapid growth of our population. Yes, this might be a sin, but what else shall we do? If some uneducated ones would really like to do that, he will do that no mater what RA's would be violated. And the last option the government can do is to prevent it.

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  74. Rh bill is one of the trending topics in our society but although this bill is passed I still don't agree with this because this is just a waste of our country's fund because on my point of view it is more about the people's choice and free will on how many child they will have. People should know their capabilities and limitations on raising their children.

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  75. RH Bill. very wide yet very sensitive issue.
    I believe this issue had gone too far, wherein the only case implied comes hand-in-hand with overpopulation. I'm not in favor of any side. Too many children suffer from hunger, what will we feed them, condoms?

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  76. RH bill is a considerable law inspite of the resistance of a few Catholic Bishops must be implemented because of our large and still growing population. This is a grave problem in our society we are the roots of the large population that cause squatter and illegal housing areas. 92 million people and many of them are living poor in squatters and under bridges because of insufficient provisions for the overgrown family. So lets think wise and under go family planning programs and use contraceptives to ensure the future of your family.

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  77. I wasn’t enthralled upon knowing it was already promulgated. Instead, my firsthand reaction was “Yes! This might finally shut the infantile minds!” I mean, I just understand why they do not want a National Policy on Reproductive Health, Responsible Parenthood and Population Development. Ugh. Though, I’m personally admitted that some politicians’ arguments on why this should be passed are quite absurd and perplexing to the part of the multitude, still, the epitome of the House Bill 4244 is absolute in the part where it only wants to safeguard the life of women, the unborn, the children, the family and the whole society as a whole.

    THE PHILIPPINES DOESN’T NEED YOUR PUERILE MINDS, PEOPLE! Wake up and think for the better. All it takes is a different perspective to see the light!

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  78. I haven't read the whole article. Why? MEN!!! it sucks..
    why did the government focuses on this nonsense RH BILL?! why don't they think of a better solution more than this?
    Look, government CANNOT prevent the families for having so many child. What they can do is to find a solution to PREVENT and CURE poverty and corruption in this country.
    they are such *tooot* aaggh!!!
    im out of this....

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  79. As for me , we don't really need this.What is important here is , we should have the courage to follow our hearts and intuition.


    Basically we should not let the noise of others' opinion drown out our inner voice.

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  80. "NO TO RH BILL, YES TO PRO-LIFE"
    Senators who stand firmly to pro-life, I salute you. We all know that this law had its first and second reading, and the next step was the presidential action to the bill (President's Signature). We could rebut this law by making deeper actions and unity among Christians, who supports life.

    By mandating this law, the only thing that is acceptable is to demolish the incremates of the population, and to avoid transmission of diseases, while the rest belongs to a total disagreement. I remember how Britney Spears said in one of her music video 'I Wanna Go.' "FVCK YOU, FVCK YOU, FVCK YOU,... YOU'RE COOL, FVCK YOU. I'M OUT." Expounding, that the RH Bill has more negative effects on the equality of the citizens than to the positive effects.

    First it does violate the women's right. Second, contraceptives, which has the highest failure rate on pregnancy, such as condoms, produce diseases, and knowing that doctors has the only authority to be given to a patient. Third, the government must not prioritize the maternal problems for it is not the major field that they had to be focus. On the hand, their are more Filipino dies on TB, than maternal problems.

    So for the concluding part, we must respect life that begins at conception.

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  81. I agree to this bill. It was stated that it won't force anyone to go against their religious beliefs. That's why I think that those who disapproved this are just having a huge misconception. But still, this won't be an excuse on practicing discipline regarding to the topics related here.

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  82. In Science, you have to experiment to get the right conclusion. Unfortunately, They didn't. But I'm glad the RH Bill successfully penetrated into the holes of the legislative branch. It's just that they didn't make it a provisional law.

    IT IS STILL OUR CHOICE

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  83. As a Christian and a faithful servant of God. I disagree on this matter, of course.

    BUT

    If I were given an opportunity to choose my side in terms of debate, I move the RH bill to be passed. I believe that this is an effective solution to cure the problem of overpopulation, which we know, is a widely spread conflict in our society.

    Maybe it is time for the Philippines to open up, widen our views on the matter. If the children are to be deprived of sex education and if they are still innocent and ignorant, then they might suffer the consequences they have never expected. If they are to be educated, then they will have a deeper understanding about this matter. They will have knowledge about the outcome of certain things.

    I believe that sex education does not stimulate whatever hormones are concerned like what the Cons think. This is also not a sin. When did education become a sin? All this depends on the children's choice in the future. Of course, parents, you are responsible for letting your child adapt to the changes. Explain to them clearly and vehemently what this is all about.

    Don't blame it all on the RH bill. Let us do our parts. Welcome to the 21st century! XD

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  84. For me, this should be passed as law because we shouldn't only think of the negative side of everything we don't want because if we only think of the negative side of everything, our country won't grow and develop. Let's just be optimistic.

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  87. well for me RH bill is not the solution on the problems that this country has been undertaking, we Filipinos should start from the basic solutions, and this is what we call self control and discipline.
    yes, discipline and self control is the foundation of all good things that happens in our life. with these, we will be able to know what is right and wrong, and will be able to know our limitations.

    " PRAMIS marami kasing hindi marunong magpigil , masyadong maharot at masyadong malibog at ayun pagkatapos mabuntis isisi sa gobyerno kung bakit sila naghihirap.(yung iba lang ha)........ang sinasabi ko lang...kung wala kang pampakain at wala kang pera..... matuto ka magpigil...
    -tagalog yan para damang dama..
    by the way the author write it ina an informative and detailed way

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  88. So basically for me, this RH Bill has its essence to make our country progress but it is not one of the main solution to our country's problem. Discipline to ourselves and a good governance should be one of the best answer to our country's problem. So, as we all know this RH Bill has been passed and hopefully it would be an essential for the future of our country :)

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  89. first of all i would like to say that i am pro-RH bill.is just that this ordinance would make a great change for our country well,as much as possible i would really agree if there would be 2 child policy because people nowadays can't just wait for the right time for them to make love.well,the result of this would just be early pregnancy which leads to poverty and economic downfall.so lets just all be safe.that's all.

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  90. People should know that one of the major problems of the Philippines is overpopulation. Overpopulation is not just overpopulation. This major problem creates branches of other problems like poverty, high-unemployment rate and others. This bill will help our country from progressing and to face future challenges that will come in our way.

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  91. There are times that i am against in that bill because if we will talk about it and we will involve the religion, we all disagree on this but if we will think on the future and on our population now we must approved on this bill because we must lessen our population and decrease the number of family who is suffering poverty and decrease the number of people who live on the squatter area.

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  92. I'm a Catholic yet I am Pro-RH bill. RH bill does not involve killing, it prevents killing. I mean by this, why should we let a child be born just to suffer? It's like killing the child alive. If we know that a couple can carry the child all through out it's life, then why not? But knowing that a couple did not expect and not ready for a child, this is what we should prevent and this bill shall help us, our country and our citizens, not to suffer anymore. We shall help each other not to give each other burdens. Why shall we tolerate our citizens with this acts knowing that they will just suffer? So Pro-RH Bill is ALSO Pro-Life.

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  93. 'change is what we need for our future'. i do agree in the rh bill since the purpose of this ordinance will be a big help in resolving problems of our country specifically OVERPOPULATION. since this bill has been passed, we are all hoping that the help that the people seen in the ordinance will happen and continue to make progress for the years to come . :)

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  94. RH Bill is indeed a very cognizant topic. Before I would say anything, I am not on both sides. I am definitely not a PRO, but not an ANTI. I mean, RH Bill has its positive and negative side. But.. Can we just settle this thing once and for all? There are more other vital issues in our country that we should take our attentions on. Besides, we all have our own minds and we should be responsible enough of our actions.

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  95. I am one of those people looking forward to the passage of the RH bill. Simply because I do hope that this will help us win half of the country's battle against overpopulation and the consequences of its presence.

    Nevertheless, I believe that the country does not need any of this if we ourselves are disciplined enough.

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  96. I firmly believe that discipline and self-control cannot uproot the main problem of our country including its branches.
    If discipline and self-control itself can be a solution to many of our problems, then why do the leaders of
    different countries, including our leaders came up with this idea of controlling the population?

    The RH Bill is not intended to ruin the Filipino culture. It is made to give an answer to a question,
    to solve a problem with the given solutions.
    I also don't believe that we should not put too much attention on this issue for this is an action made by our government to stop poverty which is caused by overpopulation.
    why can't we please society? They are complaining about poverty, yet they can't do anything to help themselves.

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  97. If our country gets paid every time people discuss this RH Bill, we would be rich. RH Bill is one of the most discussed topic in the Philippines. Honestly, I think debating about this is not worth it. The Government should focus on the MAJOR problems of our country. Besides, it is passed. We should just hope that it lessens the country's problems.

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  98. Even at first, I never liked the concept of this BILL, I really can't see a reason why they would pass such a bill. Yes, it will help in the progress of our country in SOME way,?!?!? but isn't it better if we just put the money allotted for this project in DepEd???? because we all know that SOME, but not all these persons who wants this bill to be passed are the ones who lack education... Teach the people not to do it, and they will follow. There are other ways to stop OVERPOPULATION if that's really their CONCERN....... and MOST of these solutions do not require huge amount of money as this, for buying contraceptives and such...:)I guess the senate just want this to be passed because of the large fund allotted for this >:)

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  99. The reproductive health bill is being passed through the senate and the congress to be finalized and to be legalized. It is all about the reproductive health and population management. It deals more on population control in the country. The bill is strongly recognize by the government and almost ready to be proclaim as one of the bill of the country. But, there are some objections from religious preference that hinders the proclamation specially the roman catholic church of the country. The CBCP strongly disagree on some contents of the RH bill as it goes on the final decision of the legislative body of the government. The bill is designed to promote the welfare of man and uplift them from their sufferings. Massive population growth should be hindered as soon as possible for its effects to be conquered. Effects such as increase in crimes, no job opportunities, no food, no clothing etc. it aims to lessen the suffering of the people to its effects.

    For me, debating and arguing this problem will not help in finding the good solution. I think we need to have unity between the church and our government in order to solve this problem.It is the only way to reduce problems regarding population and the needs of the people. And lastly, we should always think of the consequences before making a final decision in a important phenomena.

    Consider what you think justice requires, and decide accordingly. But never give your reasons; for your judgment will probably be right, but your reasons will certainly be wrong. ~Lord Mansfield

    The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.
    -John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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  100. RH bill. why such a controversy? debating and arguing over and over again but doesn't find the solution to this problem. But I say, this should be settled once and for all. This is not the only problem in the country. But they are giving too much attention to this. Yes, RH bill may help find a solution. having discipline and self-control can also be a solution. Well, if RH bill can really help the country, then why not? Since it's already being passed through the senate, then i'll be looking forward to it. There are other problems in the country that needs more attention. The government should focus on that.

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  101. I am not against or pro RH bill. I haven't read it really. I think it can be a solution but I also think that there's a lot of solutions not yet thought by our lawmakers. If Rh bill has been approved then let's see if it can make any improvements on our country.

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  102. I'm confused whether I'm going to support it or be against it. So I thought I'd better not care ab't it. You know why? Because in this case, it's not worth of debating for. It's on the person itself how he'll handle sex and its consequences. S

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  103. RH Bill might provide us some beneficiaries, yes. But with constant arguing, debating on both side of the parties. I think the problem's getting worse. Personally, without this Bill there'll be no arguments between the two leading influences in our country. That's why the government issued laws for the people to follow and the church taught us the right things to do. This is the question. Isn't this enough? If it isn't then the problems not within the government nor the church but with the people. Seems like we haven't learned yet and we have much to learn. Promoting self-discipline ain't that half bad nor dangerous. So why not do it?

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  104. it was like "nakakarindi". OMG there are many problems in our country that we need to prioritize. Yes, i know that somehow we should talk about it but for me, it was not the best solution to our problems because honestly it was hard to implement because we all know that we can't dictate and control the minds of the people. For me, they should give the decisions to the people whether to have lots of children or not because I believe that if we have the best leader, i'm really sure that he/she can handle this problems.. but im not giving all the burden to the leader, of course, as a Filipino, before we act we should think the consequences. :)

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  113. RH Bill. very wide yet very sensitive issue.
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