Reproductive Health Bill: Fact Sheet and Explanatory Note
Published by Atty. Fred September 16th, 2008 in Family and Property Law and Obiter/News. 23 Comments
(Note: This is the Fact Sheet from the Committee on Health on House Bill No. 5043 [full text], in substitution to HB Nos. 17, 812, 2753 & 3970. Introduced by Reps. Edcel C. Lagman, Janette L. Garin, Narciso D.Santiago III, Mark Llandro Mendoza, Ana Theresia Hontiveros-Baraquel, Eleandro Jesus F. Madrona. The full text of the explanatory note of Rep. Edcel Lagman’s House Bill No. 17, one of the substituted bills, is also reproduced below.) REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND POPULATION DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2008 OBJECTIVE/S: • To uphold and promote respect for life, informed choice, birth spacing and responsible parenthood in conformity with internationally recognized human rights standards. • To guarantee universal access to medically-safe, legal and quality reproductive health care services and relevant information even as it prioritizes the needs of women and children. KEY PROVISIONS: • Mandates the Population Commission, to be an attached agency of the Department of Health, to be the central planning, coordinating, implementing and monitoring body for effective implementation of this Act. • Provides for the creation of an enabling environment for women and couples to make an informed choice regarding the family planning method that is best suited to their needs and personal convictions. • Provides for a maternal death review in LGUs, national and local government hospitals and other public health units to decrease the incidence of maternal deaths. • Ensures the availability of hospital-based family planning methods such as tubal ligation, vasectomy and intrauterine device insertion in all national and local government hospitals, except in specialty hospitals. • Considers hormonal contraceptives, intrauterine devices, injectables and other allied reproductive health products and supplies under the category of essential medicines and supplies to form part of the National Drug Formulary and to be included in the regular purchase of essential medicines and supplies of all national and local hospitals and other government health units. • Provides for a Mobile Health Care Service in every Congressional District to deliver health care goods and services. • Provides Mandatory Age-appropriate Reproductive Health Education starting from Grade 5 to Fourth Year High School to develop the youth into responsible adults. • Mandates the inclusion of the topics on breastfeeding and infant nutrition as essential part of the information given by the City or Municipal Office of the Family Planning to all applicants for marriage license.
• Mandates no less than 10% increase in the honoraria of community-based volunteer workers, such as the barangay health workers, upon successful completion of training on the delivery of reproductive health care services. • Penalizes the violator of this Act from one month to six months imprisonment or a fine ranging from ten thousand to fifty thousand pesos or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the Court. ——————————Republic of the Philippines HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Quezon City, Metro Manila FOURTEENTH CONGRESS FIRST REGULAR SESSION HOUSE BILL NO. 17 Introduced by HONORABLE EDCEL C. LAGMAN EXPLANATORY NOTE The present population of the country of 88.7 million has galloped from 60.7 million 17 years ago. This makes the Philippines the 12th most populous nation in the world today.The Filipino women’s fertility rate of 3.05% is at the upper bracket of 206 countries. With four babies born every minute, the population is expected to balloon to an alarming 160 million in 2038. It is worth noting, however, that available studies, data and statistics show that the Filipinos are responsive to having smaller-sized families through free choice of family planning methods: a. The desired fertility rate of Filipino women is 2.5 children per woman. However, the actual total fertility rate is 3.5 or a difference of one child because of the lack of information and absence of access to family planning. The current unmet need for contraceptives for example is 23.15% for poor women and 13.6% for women who are not poor (2003 National Demographic and Health Survey) b. 61% of currently married women do not want additional children (2003 National Demographic and Health Survey) c. 50.6% of the youth want to have only two children (2002 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Survey) d. 97% of all Filipinos believe it is important to have the ability to control one’s fertility or to plan one’s family. It is significant to note that 87% of the total respondents are Roman Catholic (February 2004 Pulse Asia Survey) e. Nearly nine in ten Filipinos or 86% say that candidates for elective positions who advocate a program for women’s health should be supported while only 2% say they should be rejected and 12% are undecided on the matter; f. 82% say that candidates in favor of couples’ free choice of family planning methods should be supported while only 3% think otherwise and 15% are undecided;
g. 82% of Filipinos consider candidates supporting a law or measure on population issues worthy of their voltes while only 3% say such candidates should not be backed at the polls and 15% are undecided; h. 83% of Filipinos say they are in favor of candidates who support the allocation of goverment funds for family planning while only 2% say they are not and 15% are undecided; and i. A mere 8% of Filipinos believe that a candidate’s championing of family planning issues will spell that candidate’s defeat at the polls. j. In July 1991, the Social Weather Stations conducted a survey that revealed that 97% of Filipinos want to have the ability to control their fertility and plan their families. Notwithstanding these findings that favor smaller-sized families, this bill is not a population control measure with the sole objective of limiting population growth. It provides for population development that aims to: (a) help couples/parents achieve their desired fertility size in the context of responsible parenthood; (b) improve reproductive health of individuals and contribute to decreased maternal mortality rate, infant mortality and early child mortality; (c) reduce incidence of teenage pregnancy and other reproductive health problems; and (d) contribute to policies that will assist government to achieve a favorable balance between population and distribution, economic activities and the environment. This measure is not coercive. It gives couples the freedom to decide whether or not to plan their families or space or limit their children. Those who decide to plan their families also have the freedom to choose what method of contraception is best suited for them. The so called “two child policy” is voluntary, not compulsory; suggestive, not coercive; and absolutely not punitive. It is not even a policy. It is a suggested ideal or norm. Accordingly, this bill seeks to provide the enabling environment for couples and individuals to enjoy the basic right to decide freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children and to have the information, education, and access to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of family planning of their choice. This proposed law aims to uphold and promote the four pillars of population and development enunciated by no less than President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo herself in her statement of support for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) namely: (1) responsible parenthood, (2) informed choice, (3) birth spacing, and (4) respect for life. It should be clarified, however, that this bill does not only protect the life of the unborn from the moment of implantation but that of the mother as well. Hence, the bill seeks to promote the reproductive health of women basically through massive and sustained information campaign on reproductive health rights, care, services and facilities coupled with universal access to all methods of family planning ranging from the natural to the modern which are medically safe and legally permissible. In the event they fail to prevent pregnancy and resort to abortion, they shall be provided
implementing and monitoring body for the comprehensive and integrated policy on reproductive health and population development.the same Report disclosed that fertility declines accounted for 1/5th of the economic growth in East Asia between 1960 and 1995. including reproductive health and family planning.3% of families having many children are poor but only 15. with the number of children in the family (Raymundo. this proposed legislation provides for age-appropriate reproductive health and sexuality education that may be initiated by parents at house. This proposed Act doses not only seek to protect and promote reproductive health and rights and to empower couples. • Large family size is associated with negative determinant of school participation and poor health and survival rates among children. This partly explains why poverty tends to be transmitted and sustained from one generation to the next.” To guarantee the right of all persons to a full range of information on family planning methods. • According to the UN Population Fund 2002 Report. repeatedly shown that reproductive health education leads to responsible behavior. Studies show that rapid population growth exacerbates poverty while poverty spawns rapid population growth. this bill continues to proscribe and penalize abortion which is a crime under the Revised Penal Code. and school attendance falls. approval of this measure is earnestly sought. Responsible Parenthood and Population Development Act of 2007″. (Orbeta. A consistent and coherent national population policy along with sound monetary and fiscal policies and good governance could propel our people toward sustainable human development. it showed that countries that invest in health. and fewer sexual partners. These good effeds are even greater when parents can talk honestly with their children about sexual and reproductive matters.with appropriate health and medical care. 2003) • The prevalence of child labor rises. higher use of contraception. To contribute to the empowerment and responsible behavior of the youth.the odds of a child becoming underweight and stunted are greater if he/she belongs to a household with 5 or more members (FNRI 1998). and shall be sustained and complemented by formal education in school. “lower birth rates and slower population growth over the last three decades have contributed faster economic progress in a number of developing countries. Accordingly. Additionally. According to the United Nations Population Fund: “It has been. Despite the provision for humane and compassionate management of post abortion complications. 2004). Section 5 of the bill specifies the functions of POPCOM as the lead agency in the implementation of the “Reproductive Health. coordinating. and the youth. later initiation of sexuality. higher levels of abstinence.7% of families having two children are poor. services and facilities and to ensure their access to an equally full range of medically safe and effective family planning methods at an appropriate time and by competent and adequately trained persons. more particularly women.
. Population and the Fight Against Poverty. individuals. Moreover.” • Moreover. An effective reproductive health education does not only instill consciousness of freedom of choice but responsible exercise of one’s rights. and in education and women’s development register slower population growth and faster economic growth.the bill mandates the Commission on Population (POPCOM) to be the central planning. but it also aims to improve the quality of life of the people in general. Consider the following: • The Family Income and Exfenditures Surveys by the National Statistics Office (NSO) from 1985-2000 disclose that 57.
That reproductive health education shall be conducted by competent and adequately trained persons preferably reproductive health care providers: Provided. shall be promoted. by the trees and the animals. is really over populated? well according to our records there are still 4 percent of unclassified lands in our country. more particularly to the poor and needy. another SEC. The sex drive is there. We need other creatures to live. this bill does not say anything about this we know its a broad matter they should include it did they think about it? well they better think about it. that’s why they are created before the human beings. Mobile Health Care Service. im a new user of this site and i found it interesting to discuss things such as reproductive health bill. to support our existence. remember that human beings are not the only ones created by God.49 percent classified but not all of this land is in right use if only our government will be able to control this lands in proper use we are not going to face this problems. 2009 at 5:06 am PLS. They don’t come prepackaged and are readily available from the grocery. READ THIS!!! hello to all. Knowledge liberates anyone from ignorance. even thou minors and parents will not have their right to teach and control in some way their childrens if they will be the first to teach themselves. just like when we were young. It is up to the parents how to teach their children. is it true that phil. 3rd we filipinos are still in stage of being conservatives and i think this bill will erase it like what this guy/gal says our government will produce contraceptives this will be free nationwide and everyone is allowed to use this methods. 2.
. both natural and modern. but you know for me RH bill is not the answer to our problems frankly i dont want our government to pass this bill for such other reasons. second they say that sex education is going to teach for those children in grade 3-4 and 5 to 4th yr. Where will we get our oxygen? Who will provide our food. as well as disseminate knowledge and information on reproductive health: Provided. Maybe you are out of touch but the young are curious. and i see some errors at this bill. 15 JarodVIII Dec 14th. highschool there is no problem about that but this people should make sure that this minor will not be curious about sex and they will not be tempt to try this. 2009 at 1:50 am Why do we think that we are not overpopulated just because there are still lands that are not occupied? It is already occupied. 11. That the full range of family planning methods.11 of RH Bill says : SEC. further. first they are pointing out that philippines is over populated but the question is. -Each Congressional District shall be provided with a van to be known as the Mobile Health Care Service (MHOS) to deliver health care goods and services to its constituents.23 Responses to “Reproductive Health Bill: Fact Sheet and Explanatory Note” Feed for this Entry Pages: « 2  Show All 1. 14 yl_marie Aug 25th. pornography.and let me share this to you im a student at our first subject last monday which is politics discuss this RH bill there is debate between affirmative and negative and it looks like affirmative side wins. One would try something if they don’t know what would happen. 4th protitutions.
another. 2009 at 12:11 pm We based our opposition to RH bill not only on our faith but also on natural law. do you think it is moral you should better think about it. of the funds maybe there is a question playing on you minds “what is the connection of DSWD in our dicussion?” well according to sec.nasa krisis na tayo ngayon. reproductive health bill is good. (facts from our symposiums) another “THERE IS LIFE STARTING FROM FERTILITY” its true people say theres no life on fertility but there is . 12 CL Jun 25th. they do belive theres no life by 3months of bearing a child. 5.gumising kayo. 2009 at 2:31 pm
.mga taong nadala sa salapi. NOTE: its my opinion violent reaction is accepted but dont forget to reflect after reading this. and have you ever think that what if one time by the time your mother are pregnant to you and they think of aborting you bec. sana isipin rin natin ang susunod pang salinlahi. 2009 at 8:08 am i think dapat na talaga i-control ang population natin. sige eto sulatan mo ako.in the first place sino ba ang mga nagluklok sa kanila sa posItion?hindi ba kayo. 6. if ever this bill will be pass expect for more of this kind of cases stated above. 13 ehctir2009 Jul 15th. whose abused condition is certified by the proper official or personnel of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) or to duly DSWD-certified abused pregnant minor on whose case no parental consent is necessary. 11 Titov Jun 1st. they say its only blood but think about it life starts from the beginning by the time the sperm and egg cell united there is life.kaya sisihin niyo.??? 3. sisihin niyo ang mga makasarili ninyong mga disisyon.hahayaan niyo bang maranasan din nga mga sumusunod na henerasyon ang hirap na naranasan natin ngayon?kaya masmabuti pa na hindi na nila mamulatan ang mundo mo. 2009 at 7:05 am mga hindi nag-iisip yong mga taong sinisii ang pagkakamali sa gobyerno.and this is what i want to say “I HOPE SO” the government will be spending money for this project?…hmmm…i dont think so! how about DSWD according to GMA 7 IMBESTIGADOR there are only 4 or 3 shelthers in metro manila and its not enough bec. Refuse to provide reproductive health care services to an abused minor. 10 ipe_espinosa Feb 26th.com 4. how will DSWD handle this cases if our present problems are not fixed already its a big question. ang mundo mong makasalanan. masikip na ang world guys.see. i know we should not include the church in this topic but according to them we should be proud because according to the international record of population we can see that the only country that maintains the balance of population is the philippines its a perfect pyramid we should be proud. everyone knows singapore abortion and RH BILL is implemented to their country but see after years their population reduce they almost fall down and know what the minister of their country says sorry to them for implementing this law during his reign for their country is suffering from having a small population and he told everyone “please produce more” they implement now the law of having 6 and more children per family.21 3rd paragraph of this 3. email@example.com a matter of fact we just dont see the real point of our government officials.
please see below. USAID identifies certain local governments whose family-planning activities are to be ‘accelerated. Then we have the beginning of the end of the freedom of speech. I would like to take advantage of the situation that the RH Bill is still not yet a law. 2009 For : Batang Buotan http://gervacio.” Then there’s the quota system.’ ” said Bernadette Ocampo. if RH Bill becomes a law. Garcia said. you have proven to me that democracy is very much alive in our country Philippines – for now. of the Supreme Court (a Supreme Court judge may be penalized for engaging “malicious disinformation” if he makes dissenting opinions about the RH Law).” Morrison said. I wish to thank you for reacting to my February 1. USAID releases funds to them.htm I hope that this abovementioned report is not true. Since the bill is silent as to what constitutes “malicious disinformation”. “Yearly performance benchmarks for family-planning acceptors [i. of expression. “In conjunction with the Philippine Department of Health.” That’s standard procedure around the world for the American government.com/Evils in Government/AIDS and Population Elimination/depopulation_bomb. you’re going to do it that way. Any person who maliciously engages in disinformation about the intent or provisions of this Act. any one who expresses ideas against the bill after it becomes a law. this statement of prohibition will most likely be included and replicated in the future legislation like bill on same-sex marriages and divorce. Also. makes one person legally liable. pro-abortion bills (the physical type since the indirect abortion – by abortifacient drugs and devices – is already covered by the RH Bill). I will no longer be free to share my ideas because of the Bill’s specific prohibition in Sec. It is creepy to note that in case House Bill 5043 passes into a law.jesus-is-savior. They do not require the continuing voluntary participation of the women in question.. for two reasons: firstly. By dignifying my 02/01/09 posting. “because these are once-and-done procedures.e. a Filipino nurse. which also shows up in countries such as the Philippines–where it was introduced by none other than the U.S. pro-euthanasia bills. Is RH Bill hiding something fishy that has to be protected legally by this provision? Like what? Well. this is the first time (I hope I am wrong) that I have encountered a bill with this kind of provision which makes it untouchable or next to impossible to be amended. of the Constitution and of Philippine Democracy. 2009 comments regarding potential consequences if the Reproductive Health bill becomes a law. government itself. “If you’re somebody whose job depends on the program and the people who fund it want to see results . I encountered this unverified report that supports and funds from foreign sources were distributed to Philippine local governments which were able to meet the quota of the number of women being sterilized or inserted with intrauterine device or IUD. Otherwise.wordpress. the number of people who accept contraception] are then set for those areas.S.com I could not help but post my second set of ideas in your blog. . Secondly. representatives–forbidding populationcontrol quotas. If local governments meet those quotas. No other options besides the IUD or sterilization are offered to women.com/blog February 25. .COPY FOR http://jlp-law. then the
. etc.” Source: http://www. even though it violates a United Nations agreement–signed by U. 21 (e) which penalizes. If Reproductive Health Bill becomes a law. “USAID evaluates its programs by the numbers.
an important method in preventing pregnancy and the primary method for preventing transmission of STIs (sexually transmitted infections) . 2006) Condoms as barrier contraceptive devices have been on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines since 1988 (Page 72). Ong. candidly says (regarding sex drive). let me borrow few lines from the Philippine Star feature article Mind Your Body written by Willie T. an urologist and past president of the Philippine College of Surgeons. will be violating Section 21 (a. he tries to remember”. he tries and tries. Page D-3: a) Dr. (Column 2) The abovementioned point that human sex drive or craving is a medical fact (so no need for a study) but its intensity depends on how repressive or conducive the environment is. were listed on only 35 percent of the (Essential Medicine Lists or) EMLs (Page 3) b) SEC. “Are condoms really distributed like candies by the government with Reproductive Health law?” my answer is a definite Yes. under the RH Law. dated February 3. Essential Medicines for Reproductive Health: Guiding Principles for Their Inclusion on National Medicines Lists. And at 80. ages 15 to 27. and the United Nations Population Fund. injectables and other allied reproductive health products and supplies shall be considered under the category of essential medicines and supplies which shall form part of the National Drug Formulary and the same shall be included in the regular purchase of essential medicines and supplies of all national and local hospitals and other government health units. the Filipino youth. Contraceptives as Essential Medicines. In other words. you have sex three times a night. forms part of the National Drug Formulary which has to be made available and dispense with (or distribute like candies) free in any government hospital. RH Law will therefore accelerate the liberation of Filipinos from its conservative cultural values about sex up to the end point of open craving-forsex-like-animals. intrauterine devices. To your question. But make no mistake. At 70. MD. 2009. you have sex three times a day. Then. Furthermore.
. no ascendancy or no one particularly government personnel can refuse to accommodate this legal demand of a condom of a Filipino citizen (including the youth). (unless categorically and specifically excluded in the bill/law) has the legal right as an individual to demand a condom for his or her “decisions concerning reproduction” as indicated by RH Bill’s Section 4 (d). the sex drive is there – it is just repressed by the environment. (by PATH. the World Health Organization. (Column 1) b) The apparent shyness of Filipinos is due to our conservative cultural values. health center/unit. At 40. at the top of the present sensuous/provocative mass media and advertisements plus internet pornography. condom. you have sex only thrice a month. Condoms. As to the question “ Is there any study that support the claim that when people receive free condoms will get sexually active and crave for sex like animals?” . Please examine the following: a) According to the document. unless categorically and specifically excluded in the bill/law. “At 20. AT 60. – Hormonal contraceptives. Availability of free condom (complemented by the formal sex education being mandated by RH Bill). for casual sex. you have sex three times a week. other wise that health care service provider. At 30. Seattle: PATH. 10 of the RH Bill. whether public or private.1). Eduardo Gatchalian.alleged IUD quota will surely be satisfied however at taxpayers’ expense while the so called foreign aid will be awarded directly to the pocket of the concerned government officials. including HIV. will literally and figuratively open the flood gate of free expression of sexual activities – eventually.
8 ipe_espinosa Jan 31st.9 million youth aged 15-27).000 women have gone through abortion and about 17 percent of that resulted in complications. great grand daughters.548 billion every year. JUST PASS IT and LIKE EVERY OTHER BILL IT WONT MAKE A DIFFERENCE. and should it bother you to have these young children being sexually active at a very young age? well yes it is somehow our concern but most of their parents. 8. 7. teenage nephews. so would it still make a difference legalizing or not legalizing condoms and abortion… i tell you honestly even the children that come from respected families or less fortunate families have premarital sex even if condoms aren’t encouraged. then homosexual and “sugar mommy”? If you answer NO to all these questions. If RH Bill passes into law. grand nieces or great grand nieces are being deflowered even before graduating high school because they are sexually liberated by the RH Law? Are you now enjoying the thought that your kid brothers. teenage daughters. you know why??? ill tell you why because more than 470. think about it this way it all depends on the person if they want to be sexually active towards the opposite sex and/or the same sex at anytime any age. i think all the Filipinos have their morals and their values. (Or 4.. then resign as a RH Bill advocate and push harder for our legislators to vote against the passage of the RH Bill into law. we think what is right and wrong. PhP 2. being a psychology major. grand sons.Are you now enjoying the thought that your fellow Filipinos (who patronize your blog) are losing their freedom of speech and expression because of a totalitarian prohibition of the RH Law? Are you now enjoying the thought that your kid sisters. FOR THE NON-PASSAGE INTO LAW OF THE RH BILL. May God bless you! JUST FOR THE RECORD. teenage nieces. teenage sons. THE DEFENDER OF THE CHURCH. don’t you think we have the freedom to think. 2009 at 2:32 pm well. condom suppliers may earn from the Philippine government (which will be mandated to distribute free condoms to 4. it really depends… PASS THE REPRODUCTION HEALTH BILL think about those people with no education at all or who can’t afford to give to their children!!!! are you crazy??? it wont make a change… and i think parents who are concerned with the PHILIPPINES WOULD BE SO PROUD IF THEY KNOW I CHOOSE TO BE PRO RH BILL… and parents with brains and knowledge about how many people are suffering…. grand daughters. grand nephews or great grand nephews practice safe sex complement by the RH Law thus have turned to be oversexed. great grand sons. and i do not think that the PHILIPPINES WOULD CONSIDER AN ABORTION BILL and even if they do… it still wont make a change.. 2009 at 2:45 pm Here are some of the potential consequences of the passage into law of the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill (HB O5043) which have dawned upon me. 9 Christina Santos Feb 11th.9 million youth times 1 sex act
. i personally don’t think that passing this bill would create a bigger change because condoms could be bought anywhere and there are some organizations passing out unnatural contraceptives. I HAVE INVOKED THE INTERCESSION OF ST. JOSEPH. to wit: 1.0 BIG BUSINESS. and it all depends on how parents bring their children up wether they are okay with it or not. BIGGER MONEY.
making a condom available for free. receivers of condom deliveries. It will be unthinkable for a young student to obey the reminder of his RH teacher or older relatives that abstinence is the most effective birth control method when that young student is aware. if your support for the passage into law of RH Bill (which may lead to additional opportunity for corruptions in the Philippine government. to transformation of the Filipino youth as homosexuals and lesbians. So then. is in order and conservative.0 BOARS AND GILTS.) makes your Mama proud of you. other population reduction measures or Bills will be therefore sought. The ultimate aim of RH Bill. The over price of P 90 per piece of condom will be distributed among the involved government officials. He may push further by engaging in bisexual activities. But this scenario will not be glaring overnight. This may then translate to the need of a new advocacy – to support the passing into law of the bill on same-sex marriages and divorce in the country. there is an opportunity for a PhP 25.48 billion condom scam to happen. He then ventures to partner sexually with his fellow male/s to seek new level of satisfaction. among others. to eventual murder of unborn babies and to future mercy-killing of senior citizens. PhP 2. please resign as a RH Bill supporter and lobby harder for our legislators to vote against RH Bill. the government is duty-bound to provide him or her with free condom for his or her sexual cravings anytime. 2. as well as check payment signatories and releasers may connive with condom suppliers to price the condom at P 100 per piece instead of P 10. But most likely he will end up as a pure homosexual. Nevertheless. So there will be a future need to support for the passage into law of Proabortion Bills as well as of Pro-euthanasia Bills. In other words. then the satisfaction that a young male derives having sex with female partner/s. These 4. As mentioned above. Therefore. due to the passage of the RH Bill. I am afraid. anywhere. will decrease or wane eventually. is probably just a take off point. A young female may also follow the same path as she craves for sex and sexual satisfactions. If the government will have limited or doesn’t have that amount of taxpayers’ money (for condom purchase and distribution) then the full attainment of the PRT will be jeopardized. this will cost the Philippine government. Thus RH Law may prove to be ineffective to reduce population in the country.9 million youth who are recipients of the government’s free supply of condoms may naturally crave for sex like animals (considering the additional enticement from the immodest mass media and the internet pornography). Effective means here. anywhere. on demand of the youth. to all the RH Bill advocates. I understand.) The assumption of a youth engaging in sex at the average of once a week. its success will be measured therefore by. anytime. Condom supply is therefore a big business if RH Bill passes into law. It will take a generation – ten years span. Otherwise.0 POPULATION REDUCTION. etc. either male or female.9 million Filipino youth in particular. is achieving economic prosperity (particularly for the poor) however through population reduction approach.548 billion every year. what is bigger money is when government canvassers. then go full speed ahead of your RH Bill advocacy. 3. if sex will be a preoccupation of the Filipino youth. If this is the case. signatories of purchase orders. And the critical factor in attaining PRT is the effective distribution and use of condom of the 4. whether its respective population reduction target (PRT) is attained. This promiscuity or multiple sexual relationships. She may graduate as a pure lesbian. The Law of Diminishing Extra Satisfaction (as adopted from the psychological and economic law of diminishing marginal utility) that governs pure human and animal endeavors including sexual relations will be fully operational. In case the RH Bill is passed.per week times 52 weeks per year times condom usage of 1 piece per sex act times supplier’s price of P10 per piece of condom. The young male may act like boar while the young female behaves like gilt that is in heat.
2009 at 4:37 am the problem with filipinos is that most of us think that everything is caused by our government. 6 divine devil Jan 6th.). the gov’t is not the reason for every misfortune (most misfortune though) in our life…corruption is a part of every civilized culture from the government to the church… i believe that we should support bills such as this to promote the use of safe artificial contraceptives (such as condoms. i wont be surprised if someday we blame the government for the typhoons and volcanic eruptions. my dad is elementary graduate (a jeepney driver) and my mom was a garment factory worker BUT they were able to give us a great life (read: 3 engineers and a doctor of medicine) because of their perseverance and hard work and not trusting their entire life to the government. -INSTEAD OF KILLING THE POPULATION GROWTH. if your wife/husband is so gorgeous that you can’t stop having sex with them then it’s time to do something so that you can have sex with them without worries… 10. vasectomy etc. -they should always tell the people about its TRUE EFFECTS in our country and to US. LACK the SPIRIT of TRUE VIRTUES and wants to remove it in minds of the young! The specific SOLUTIONS ABOUT THIS ISSUE is simple.. the gov’t is not the reason for every misfortune (most misfortune though) in our life…corruption is a part of every civilized culture from the government to the church… i believe that we should support bills such as this to promote the use of safe artificial contraceptives (such as condoms.. my dad is elementary graduate (a jeepney driver) and my mom was a garment factory worker BUT they were able to give us a great life (read: 3 engineers and a doctor of medicine) because of their perseverance and hard work and not trusting their entire life to the government. these people regarding their recommendations about Contraception. 5 elhsa_enaj Nov 12th.). 2008 at 4:53 pm Facts?!! all of us know that the Philippines is NOT “YET” OVERPOPULATED. -increase of PROSTITUTION and ABUSES!
. vasectomy etc. -first of all this country doesn’t and wont need corruption! -the money to be spent for this bill should be used for a PROPER and for a “MORAL” education of our people.9. IT IS MORE LIKELY TO USE IT FOR ITS FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS! EFFECTS OF THE RH BILL -the DISSOLUTION and Removal of the SIGNIFICANCE and IMPORTANCE of a proper family and matrimony. if your wife/husband is so gorgeous that you can’t stop having sex with them then it’s time to do something so that you can have sex with them without worries… 11. 7 divine devil Jan 6th. 2009 at 4:38 am —-> This women who are so-called deprived and the children in the streets don’t have food and go hungry because our government is one of the most corrupt in the world! <—the problem with filipinos is that most of us think that everything is caused by our government. i wont be surprised if someday we blame the government for the typhoons and volcanic eruptions.
The poor’s lack of access to health services is blamed for the poor maternal and child health situation in the Philippines. Just because we are a predominantly Catholic country does not mean we should deprive our citizens of proper contraceptives. kasali yan sa biology/anatomy class.” source: “14 Ateneo professors: ‘RH bill adheres to Catholic social teaching’” 14. . 3 cheskie Oct 27th.. the children would be cared for.the consideration of the/our body ONLY as SEX OBJECTS! -INCREASE in homosexuality -Euthanasia of the Philippines -more killings -DEMOGRAPHIC WINTER! FOR DISCUSSIONS AND UNDERSTANDINGS OF THE RH BILL EFFECTS. 13. 4 bitsvyk Oct 27th. It’s also about helping the poor women have access to proper health care. Each Filipino can also help if the government is not doing its job. Nor should we deprive them of information. Alam na nila anong sperm at egg cell. kala niyo lang bata sila. where they rarely have access to a skilled birth attendant. What about our non Catholic brothers and sisters? Paano naman sila? This bill is not just about controlling overpopulation. have a relationship with them. teach them the most natural and effective way as well as give them livelihood opportunities. The hard way is to help the poor. Contraception has been going on since the 70s but it has not helped the country. sa tingin nyo. This women who are so-called deprived and the children in the streets don’t have food and go hungry because our government is one of the most corrupt in the world! If only the funds for social services would go to where they should. It was part of our Health Class. maintindihan ba nila.. 5.com THANK YOU… 12. 2008 at 2:14 pm
. operate. · 10 women die every 24 hours from almost entirely preventable cases of related to pregnancy and childbirth. Grade 5. YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT.-the loss of moral values or virtues towards our youth. 2 jv09ako Oct 5th. Siyempre naintindihan namin. 2008 at 10:01 am Proponents of this bill speak like this is the answer to all our nation’s problems. elhsa_enaj@yahoo. I’d rather we pour more money into health benefits as a whole.. It’s as if this is the only “depravity” of our people. -women will loose their socio-cultural pregnancy and motherhood as to men. Rather I see the young people today wanting to be more and more like the West and losing their values of chastity and purity.000 babies under one year old die every year. “Section 11 of the proposed bill mandates congressional districts to acquire. · 24 out of 1. ang sex education. and maintain “a van to be known as the Mobile Health Care Services” to deliver reproductive health care services to the poor and needy. 2008 at 8:38 am “hindi nmn kailangan ng mga bata.?” –> Grade 4 kami tinuruan ng Sex education. · 6 out of 10 women deliver at home. But they’re not stupid. katulad ng mga Gr.
. ang ovulation po ay kusang nangyayari.. ang artificial contraceptive po ay susubukang pigilan ang ovulation. then they will have curiosity. sana po ay may natutunan tayo.. kung ang sariling ina o ama ay kayang gumawa nito sa kanyang anak paano pa kaya niya ito di magagawa sa kanyang kapwa. ang dapat po dito ay alamin kung kelan ito nangyayari..? try it dba.uu nga. maintindihan ba nila. 5. kami po ay nakalaan upang magturo nito ng walang bayad.
. ganun din po ang simbahang katolika. na laging nandiyan upang manguna at mangaral.. ang sex education. handa po kaming magturo nito sa kahit kanino.? if ever mka intindi sila. gaya ng ating mga magulang na walang sawa sa pangangaral sa mga anak sapagkat ayaw natin silang mapahamak. ito po ay libreng pagtuturo at pag-aaral.? no offense but ang mga tao na palagi nkagawa nito ay yong hindi nagaaral o hindi nka tapos ng highschool… so wats the use of the RHB and sex ed if the person your aiming to stop is not schooling. ano man ang antas ng iyong pinag-aralan.. ngunit sa marami at madalas na pagkakataon ay di niya ito mapipigilan sa kadahilanang ito nga ay natural na mangyayari sa kababaihan. dahil di niya ito napigilan ang susunod niyang gagawin ay ang padulasin ang endometrium lining ng sa ganun kapag may nangyaring fertilization ay di ito mag-iimplant sa endometrium lining sapagka’t ito ay pinadulas na ng artificial at susunod ay mahuhulog na ang sanggol sa sinapupunan. ano man ang iyong katayuan sa buhay. na di pa man naisisilang ay binawian na ng karapatan upang mabuhay. laganap pa rin naman ang pagbibigay at paggamit ng artificial di po ba? u can contact us at 09204763227 karen (free teaching of nfp) Pages: « 2  Show All Leave a Reply You must login to post a comment. ang atin pong simbahan ay di ninais na tayo po ay mapahamak.. ang pag-aanak po ay may kalakip na responsibilidad ang parehong magulang. sinu-sinon yong mga tao na nka pabuntis ng babae na wala sa tamang sitwasyon? sino yung palagi nagpabuntis ng kanilang mga asawa. sa pamamagitan nito ay mapipigilan ang pagbubuntis. dapat nating tandaan na ang pagbubuntis po ay di isang sakit na dapat iwasan. sa tingin nyo. di po namin sinasabi na dapat lang na magparami o maganak lang ng mag-anak. katulad ng mga Gr.!!! tama si Tita Karen… hindi nmn kailangan ng mga bata.. gaya ng bulkan na kusang sumasabog sa takdang panahon na di kayang pigilan ng tao. then wat will they do next. natural po lamang ang ovulation. kami pong mag-asawa ay volunteer teacher ng natural family planning. 1 karendimalantacortez Sep 26th. wag po nating i-bombard ng artificial contraceptive ang ating mga kababaihan sapagkat may natural na paraan kung saan dapat malaman ng mag-asawa kung kailan dumarating ang ovulation ng asawang babae. 2008 at 3:33 pm no to REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH BILL!!! may natural way po to prevent pregnancy. kung pwde mag simula sa 1st year oh second year… pero alam ko na kailangan ito… pero may tanong ako. pero im not sayin na hindi maganda ang sex Ed..? RHB is partly useless… im only concerned for my fellow kids… thank you for reading… 15.? typical kids would do that. ang ovulation po ay di rin isang sakit na dapat pigilan.
particularly women and their organizations. Guiding Principles. 2. Freedom of informed choice. affordable and quality reproductive health care services. devices. 5043 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A NATIONAL POLICY ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH. g. methods. AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: SECTION 1. 3. f. e. must be the joint concern
. informed choice. effective reproductive health care services must be given primacy to ensure the birth and care of healthy children and to promote responsible parenting. adequate and correct information on reproductive health and human sexuality and should be guided by qualified State workers and professional private practitioners. b. The State shall uphold the right of the people. Reproductive health goes beyond a demographic target because it is principally about health and rights. The limited resources of the country cannot be suffered to. d.among other underprivileged sectors. While the number and spacing of children are left to the sound judgment of parents and couples based on their personal conviction and religious beliefs. must be fully guaranteed by the State like the right itself. The State likewise guarantees universal access to medically-safe.HOUSE BILL NO. SEC. h. such concerned parents and couples. In the promotion of reproductive health. including the promotion of breastfeeding. Gender equality and women empowerment are central elements of reproductive health and population development. – The State upholds and promotes responsible parenthood. birth spacing and respect for life in conformity with internationally recognized human rights standards. including unmarried individuals. Declaration of Policy. – This Act declares the following as basic guiding principles: a. Reproductive health. educated and productive citizens. c. Since manpower is the principal asset of every country. there should be no bias for either modern or natural methods of family planning. to effective and reasonable participation in the formulation and implementation of the declared policy. be spread so thinly to service a burgeoning multitude that makes the allocations grossly inadequate and effectively meaningless. – This Act shall be known as the “Reproductive Health and Population Development Act of 2008“. should be afforded free and full access to relevant. This policy is anchored on the rationale that sustainable human development is better assured with a manageable population of healthy. RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD AND POPULATION DEVELOPMENT. legal. supplies and relevant information thereon even as it prioritizes the needs of women and children. Short Title. which is central to the exercise of any right. SEC.
the following terms shall be defined as follows: a. SEC. Responsible Parenthood – refers to the will. This implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life. to have the information and means to carry out their decisions. allocation of resources and benefits. that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if. including reproductive health rights. programs and projects address the priority needs of stakeholders. Gender Equity – refers to fairness and justice in the distribution of benefits and responsibilities between women and men. the government shall ensure that women seeking care for post-abortion complications shall be treated and counseled in a humane. 4. people’s organizations (POs) and communities are imperative to ensure that basic policies. j. and m. plans. l. women-specific projects and programs to eliminate existing inequalities. Definition of Terms. protection and fulfillment of reproductive health rights seek to promote not only the rights and welfare of adult individuals and couples but those of adolescents’ and children’s as well. Reproductive Health -refers to the state of physical. legal and effective family planning methods. and often requires. provided that these are not against the law. women empowerment and human rights. techniques and devices. and to have informed choice and access to a full range of safe. the needy and the marginalized. in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its funcitions and processes. k. in opportunities. coercion and violence. – For purposes of this Act. non-judgmental and compassionate manner. b. more particularly the poor.
. and access to services. when and how often to do so. spacing and timing of their children. This further implies that women and men are afforded equal status in matters related to sexual relations and reproduction. Reproductive Health Rights – refers to the rights of individuals and couples do decide freely and responsibly the number. i. f. inequities. Respect for. Active participation by and thorough consultation with concerned non-government organizations (NGOs). Gender Equality – refers to the absence of discrimination on the basis of a person’s sex. and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children and to have the information and means to carry out their decisions. to make other decisions concerning reproduction free of discrimination. While nothing in this Act changes the law on abortion. e. ability and cornmitTrient of parents to respond to the needs and aspirations of the family and children more particularly through family planning. plans. and to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health. c. programs and projects that seek to uplift the quality of life of the people. are imperative. as abortion remains a crime and is punishable. Family Planning – refers to a program which enables couple. policies and practices unfavorable too women. mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.of the National Government and Local Government Units(LGUs). d. Protection and promotion of gender equality. Development is a multi-faceted process that calls for the coordination and integration of policies.
sexually transmitted diseases and other types of-infections affecting the reproductive system. 11. Reproductive tract infection (RTI) – refers do sexually transmitted infections. HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmittable infections (STIs). Family planning information end services. religious. Prevention and treatment of infertility and sexual dysfunction. 8. Reproductive Health Care – refers to the availability of and access to a full range of methods. supplies and services that contribute to reproductive and sexual health and well-being by preventing and solving reproductive health-related problems in order to achieve enhancement of life and personal relations. The elements of reproductive health care include: 1. and 12. administration of parrenteral oxyttocic drugs. and assisted vaginal delivery. 9. its functions and processes and human sexuality. commitment and joint responsibility of men with women in all areas of sexual and reproductive health. Male involvement and participation in reproductive health. Prevention of abortion and management of post-abortion complications. accurate and relevant information on all matters relating to the reproductive system.g. and discuss the moral. k. affection. intimacy and gender roles. Elimination of violence against women. Education and counseling on sexuality and sexual and reproductive health. j. Adolescent and youth health. Reproductive health education for the youth. Treatment of breast and reproductive tract cancers and other gynecological conditions. participation. Basic Emergency Obstetric Care – refers to lifesaving services for maternal complication being provided by a health facility or professional which must include the following six signal functions: administration of parenteral antibiotics. i. techniques. social and cultural dimensions of related sensitive issues such as contraception and abortion. Promotion of breastfeeding. Reproductive Health Education – refers to the process of acquiring complete. 10. manual removal of placenta. 5. Maternal. 3. It also includes developing the necessary skills do be able to distinguish between facts and myths on sex and sexuality. sexual identity. 6. 7. interpersonal relationships. 4. and critically evaluate.
. administration of parenteral anticonvulsants for pre-eclampsia and iampsia. as well as reproductive health concerns specific to men. infant and child health and nutrition. 2.. and forming attitudes and beliefs about sex. Male involvement and participation – refers to the involvement. Prevention and management of reproductive tract infections (RTIs). h.
Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric Care – refers to basic emergency obstetric care plus two other signal functions: performance of caesarean section and blood transfusion. f. r. q. Skilled Attendant – refers to an accredited health professional such as a licensed midwife. coordinating. Skilled Attendance – refers to childbirth managed by a skilled attendant under the enabling conditions of a functional emergencyobstetric care and referral system.l. Development – refers to a multi-dimensional process involving major changes in social structures. healthy and productive lives. To ensure people’s access to medically safe. legal. To provide the mechanism to ensure active and full participation of the private sector and the citizenry through their organizations in the planning and implementation of reproductive health care and population development programs and projects. Maternal Death Review – refers to a qualitative and in-depth study of the causes of maternal death with the primary purpose of preventing future deaths through changes or additions to programs. affording them access to resources needed for a decent standard of living and assuring continuity and acceleration of development by achieving a balance between and among a manageable population. To facilitate the involvement and participation of non-government organizations and the private sector in reproductive health care service delivery and in the production. distribution and delivery of quality reproductive: health and family planning supplies and commodities to make them accessible and affordable to ordinary citizens. (4) reduce incidence of teenage pregnancy. childbirth and the immediate postnatal period. (2) improve reproductive health of individuals by addressing reproductive health problems. To create an enabling environment for women and couples to make an informed choice regarding the family planning method that is best suited to their needs and personal convictions. SEC. Sustainable Human Development – refers to the totality of the process of expending human choices by enabling people to enjoy long. 5. and in the identification. b. o. adequate resources and a healthy environment. quality and affordable reproductive health goods and services. n. In the implementation of this policy. which shall be an attached agency of the Department of Health (DOH) shall have the following functions: a. and national institutions as well as the acceleration of economic growth. plans and policies. To integrate on a continuing basis the interrelated reproductive health and population development agenda into a national policy. (3) contribute to decreased maternal and infant mortality rates and early child mortality. e. d. The Commission on Population (POPC0NI). To fully implement the Reproductive Health Care Program with the following components:
. management and referral of complication in women and newborns. c. and (5) enable government to achieve a balanced population distribution. the Commission on Population (POPCOM) shall serve as the central planning. POPCOM. popular attitudes. implementing and monitoring body for the comprehensive and integrated policy on reproductive health and population development. taking into account regional and local concerns. Population Development – refers to a program that aims to: (1) help couples and parents achieve their desired family size. – Pursuant to the herein declared policy. doctor or nurse who has adequate proficiency and the skills to manage normal (uncomplicated) pregnancies. m. p. the reduction of inequality and the eradication of widespread poverty.
and (6) Provision of information and services addressing the reproductive health needs of the poor. National Economic DevelopmentAuthority (VEDA) 2. participation and responsibility in reproductive health as well as other reproductive health concerns of men. (3) Promotion of breastfeeding. k. The membership of the Board of Commissioners of POPCOM shall consist of the heads of the following AGENCIES: 1. j. facilities and equipment and that service providers are adequately trained for reproductive health care. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)
. g. and n. it shall release information bulletins on the same for nationwide circulation to all government departments. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 4. care and services. to include the full range of reproductive health services and supplies as health insurance benefits. i. tri-media outlets. m. senior citizens. (5) Prevention of abortion and management of post-abortion complications. women in prostitution. upon the mothers request. and women and children in war AND crisis situations. pen-natal and post-natal education. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 5.(1) Reproductive health education including but not limited to counseling on the full range of legal and medically-safe family planning methods including surgical methods. l. public and private libraries. Department of Agriculture (DA) 6. the procedure of ligation without cost to her. breastfeeding and infant nutrition. h. To recommend the enactment of legislation and adoption of executive measures that will strengthen and enhance the national policy on reproductive health and population development. To endeavor to furnish local Family Planning Offices with appropriate information and resources to keep the latter updated on current studies and research relating to family planning. Department of Health (DOH) 3. differently-abled persons. especially among poor and marginalized women. hospitals and concerned health institutions. accessible. and affordable reproductive health services and commodities with the concurrent strengthening and enforcement of regulatory mandates and mechanisms. high-quality. workplaces. (4) Promotion of male involvement. (2) Maternal. schools. To direct all public hospitals to make available to indigent mothers who deliver their children in these government hospitals. To ensure that reproductive health services are delivered with a full range of supplies. To perform such other functions necessary to attain the purposes of this Act. unplanned and mistimed pregnancies. agencies and instrumentalities. responsible parenthood. To take active steps to expand the coverage of the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP). To ensure a massive and sustained information drive on responsible parenthood and on all methods and techniques to prevent unwanted. non-government organizations and the private sector. To strengthen the capacities of health regulatory agencies to ensure safe.
such services shall be fully covered by PhilHealth insurance and/or government financial assistance. National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPQ 13. youth and health sectors who have a proven track record of involvement in the promotion of reproductive health. The MHCS shall be adequately equipped with a wide range of reproductive health care materials and
. 6. shall be promoted. Commission on Higher Education (CHED) 10. Department of Education (DepEd) 8. There shall be one (1) representative each from women. That the full range of family planning methods. as well as disseminate knowledge and information on reproductive health: Provided. 7. – Each province. -Each Congressional District shall be provided with a van to be known as the Mobile Health Care Service (MHOS) to deliver health care goods and services to its constituents. 8. SEC. That reproductive health education shall be conducted by competent and adequately trained persons preferably reproductive health care providers: Provided. National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) 14. 9.000 population. and other public health units shall conduct maternal death review in accordance with the guidelines to be issued by the DOH in consultation with the POPCOM. and to be appointed by the President for a term of three (3)years. further. 10. SEC. SEC. except: in specialty hospitals which may render such services on an optional basis. Contraceptives as Essential Medicines. Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAFI) 12. For every 500. These representatives shall be nominated in a process determined by the above-mentioned sectors. 11. SEC.7. national and local government hospitals. – All LGUs. members. – Hormonal contraceptives. Midwives for Skilled Attendance. Mobile Health Care Service. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 9. intrauterine device insertion and other family planning methods requiring hospital services shall be available in all national and local government hospitals. National Youth Commission (NYC) In addition to the aforementioned. vasectomy. -Every city and municipality shall endeavor to employ adequate number of midwives or other skilled attendants to achieve a minimum ratio of one (1)for every one hundred fifty (150) deliveries per year. more particularly to the poor and needy. to be based on the average annual number of actual deliveries or live births for the past two years. injectables and other allied reproductive health products and supplies shall be considered under the category of essential medicines and supplies which shall form part of the National Drug Formulary and the same shall be included in the regular purchase of essential medicines and supplies of all national and lord hospitals and other government health units. Hospital-Based Family Planning. and city shall endeavor to ensure the establishment and operation of hospitals with adequate and qualified personnel that provide emergency obstetric care. SEC. operation and maintenance of the MRCS shall be funded from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of each Congressional District. -Tubal ligation. there shall be at least one (1) hospital for comprehensive emergency obstetric care and four (4) hospitals for basic emergency obstetric care. SEC. University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) 11. Emergency Obstetric Care. there shall be three private sector representatives to the Board of Commissioners of POPCOM who shall come from NGOs. Maternal Death Review. For indigent patients. The acquisition. intrauterine devices. both natural and modern.
Non-formal education programs shall likewise include the abovementioned reproductive Health Education. the latter including but not limited to. d. STIs/STDs. achieve desired family size and prevent unwanted. Reproductive Health Education in an age-appropriate manner shall be taught by adequately trained teachers starting from Grade 5 up to Fourth Year High School. and j. Prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and other. Maternal. prostate cancer. in coordination with the Department of Education. i. SEC. Reproductive health care and services. Reproductive health and sexual rights. In support of the natural. on values formation. f. shall formulate the Reproductive Health Education curriculum. beliefs and values on sexual development. b. which shall be common to both public and private schools and shall include related population and development concepts in addition to the following subjects and standards: a. a television set for audio-visual presentation. peri-natal and post-natal education. among others. reproductive health education shall focus. Abstinence before marriage. In order to assure the prior training of teachers on reproductive health. g. The POPCOM. c. – No marriage license shall be issued by the Local Civil Registrar unless the applicants present a Certificate of Compliance issued for free by the local Family Planning Office certifying that they had duly received adequate instructions and information on family
. and primary right of parents in the rearing of the youth. SEC. 14. In the elementary level. breastfeeding and infant nutrition to all applicants for marriage license. Responsible sexuality. sexual behavior and sexual health. Proscription and hazards of abortion and management of post-abortion complications. unplanned and mistimed pregnancies. Responsible parenthood. Use and application of natural and modern family planning methods to promote reproductive health. the POPCOM shall provide concerned parents with adequate and relevant scientific materials on the age-appropriate topics and manner of teaching reproductive health education to their children. Attitudes. 13. cervical cancer and other gynecological disorders.information dissemination devices and equipment. Mandatory Age-Appropriate Reproductive Health Education. Additional Duty of Family Planning 0ffice. – Each local Family Planning Office shall furnish for free instructions and information on family planning. e. Certificate of Compliance. responsible parenthood. – Recognizing the importance of reproductive health rights in empowering the youth and developing them into responsible adults. SEC. the implementation of Reproductive Health Education shall commence at the start of the school year one year following the effectivity of this Act. h. breast cancer. care and services. 12.
the employer shall have the same obligation. In establishments or enterprises where there are no CBAs or where the employees are unorganized. SEC. SEC. private reproductive health care service providers. whether public or private. Barangay Health Workers. regularization of employment status or selection for retrenchment. the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives on a definitive and comprehensive assessment of the implementation of this Act and shall make the necessary recommendations for executive and legislative action. SEC.
. Refuse to perform voluntary ligation and vasectomy and other legal and medically-safe reproductive health care services on any person of legal age on the ground of lack of spousal consent or authorization. Multi-Media Campaign. – The State shall assist couples. – Community-based volunteer workers. 15. who shall: 1. The report shall be posted in the website of DOH and printed copies shall be made available to all stakeholders. 16. – POPCOM shall initiate and sustain an intensified nationwide multi-media campaign to raise the level of public awareness on the urgent need to protect and promote reproductive health and rights. SEC. 20. Employers’ Responsibilities. 19. Attaining the ideal family size is neither mandatory nor compulsory.the DOH shall submit an annual report to the President of the Philippines. 17. Reporting Requirements. Knowingly withhold information or impede the dissemination thereof. shall undergo additional and updated training on the delivery of reproductive health care services and shall receive not less than 10% increase in honoraria upon successful completion of training. Support of Private and Non-government Health Care Service Providers. parents and individuals to achieve their desired family size within the context of responsible parenthood for sustainable development and encourage them to have two children as the ideal family size. – The following acts are prohibited: a) Any health care service provider. – Pursuant to Section 5(b) hereof. All Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) shall provide for the free delivery by the employer of reasonable quantity of reproductive health care services. Prohibited Acts. 2. No punitive action shall be imposed on parents having more than two children. and/or intentionally provide incorrect information regarding programs and services on reproductive health including the right to informed choice and access to a full range of legal.planning. including but not limited to gynecologists and obstetricians. Ideal Family Size. Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Capability Building of Community-Based Volunteer Workers. The increase in honoraria shall be funded from the Gender and Development (GAD) budget of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). 18. SEC. SEC. – Employers shall respect the reproductive health rights of all their workers. are encouraged to join their colleagues in non-government organizations in rendering such services free of charge or at reduced professional fee rates to indigent and low income patients. medically-safe and effective family planning methods. more particularly women workers. breastfeeding and infant nutrition. SEC. Women shall not be discriminated against in the matter of hiring. supplies and devices to all workers. responsible parenthood. – Before the end of April of each year. 21. like but not limited to.
Appropriations. and e) Any person who maliciously engages in disinformation about the intent or provisions of this Act. gender or sexual orientation. the Labor Code.00) or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court. Fail to provide. bureaus. Refuse to extend reproductive health care services and information on account of the patient’s civil status. the Local Government Code of 1991. Penalties. personal circumstances. including family planning. An offender who is an alien shall. Such additional sums as may be necessary for the effective implementation of this Act shall be Included in the subsequent years’ General Appropriations Acts. age. c) Any employer who shall fail to comply with his obligation under Section 17 of this Act or an employer who requires a female applicant or employee. finally. be deported immediately without further proceedings by the Bureau of Immigration. An offender who is a public officer or employee shall suffer the accessory penalty of dismissal from the government service. Provided. as a condition for employment or continued employment. That all conscientious objections of health care service providers based on religious grounds shall be respected: Provided. That the conscientious objector shall immediately refer the person seeking such care and services to another health care service provider within the same facility or one which is conveniently accessible: Provided. d) Any person who shall falsify a certificate of compliance as required in Section 14 of this Act. That the patient is not in an emergency or serious case as defined in RA 8344 penalizing the refusal of hospitals and medical clinics to administer appropriate initial medical treatment and support in emergency and serious cases.00) to Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50. 22.
. either deliberately or through gross or inexcusable negligence. and 5. 273 (Philippine Plan for Gender Responsive Development 1995-2025) shall be allocated and utilized for the implementation of this Act. after service of sentence. – The amounts appropriated in the current annual General Appropriations Act for reproductive health and family planning under the DOH and POPCOM together with ten percent (10%) of the Gender and Development (GAD) budgets of all government departments. agencies. 7192 (Women in Development and Nation-building Act) and Executive Order No. reproductive health care services as mandated under this Act.000. as amended. – The proper city or municipal court shall exercise jurisdiction over violations of this Act and the accused who is found guilty shall be sentenced to an imprisonment ranging from one (1) month to six (6) months or a fine ranging from Ten Thousand Pesos (P10. tubal ligation or any other form of contraceptive method. secretary or any responsible officer. treasurer. and nature of work.3. religion. offices and instrumentalities funded in the annual General Appropriations Act in accordance with Republic Act No. 23. 4. and Presidential Decree 79. Refuse to provide reproductive health care services to an abused minor. SEC. SEC. whose abused condition is certified by the proper official or personnel of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) or to duly DSWD-certified abused pregnant minor on whose case no parental consent is necessary. b) Any public official who prohibits or restricts personally or through a subordinate the delivery of legal and medically-safe reproductive health care services. to involuntarily undergo sterilization.000. Violators of this Act shall be civilly liable to the offended party in such amount at the discretion of the proper court. If the offender is a juridical person. further. the penalty shall be imposed upon the president.
SEC. 26. But is the country really overpopulated? And the implication is that our country is poor because of that 90-million figure. amended or modified accordingly. 25. Orders.022 4 Hong Kong 6. 2010 at 10:44 am Proponents of H.SEC. after thorough consultation with the Commission on Population (POPCOM). the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA). 2008 at 4:25 am how about for those family who cant afford to supply the contraceptives. For example. Implementing Rules and Regulations. 2010: Rank Country People/Sq. 2 Eustaquio Bungangkahoy May 3rd. for those family has less income to buy those modern contraceptives such as injectibles or pills.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population_density). April 24.
13 Responses to “Full text of House Bill No. 1 anne08 Oct 5th. – If any part. how about for those less fortunate family that dont have any idea or knowledge about the health bill.B. 5043 “Reproductive Health” bill always cite that that the Philippines is over-populated at 90+ million people to rationalize their support for artificial birth control. section or provision of this Act is held invalid or unconstitutional. the Department of Health shall promulgate.534 2 Monaco 16. or the number of people in every square kilometer (http://en. – All laws. Effectivity. other provisions not affected thereby shall remain in full force and effect. 1 Macau 18. 27. SEC. has 309 million? Let’s take a look at a sample of Wikipedia’s listing of countries according to population DENSITY.348 …
. what does it mean that Japan has 127 million people? Or that the U. Population figures are meaningless if we don’t take into consideration the area where that figure lives.wikipedia. decrees. – Within sixty (60) days from the effectivity of this Act. – This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in at least two (2) newspapers of national circulation. pls send your answer in my e-mail enna_eiram08@yahoo. rules and regulations contrary to or inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.923 3 Singapore 7. Separability Clause.com 2. concerned nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and known reproductive health advocates. the requisite implementing rules and regulations. 5043 (Reproductive Health and Population Development Act of 2008)” Feed for this Entry 1. Repealing Clause. issuances.Km.S. SEC.A. 24.
===== But what if we just want to give more quality time and better education to fewer children? Now
. the Philippines is not over-populated AND over-population does not cause poverty. the more population. But one thing is sure. compare the population-to-wealth ratio of Sequijor. in about a decade.A. coming from very large families. Clearly. lack of drive.A. our population is cut in half a year from now. princes. Some people may argue that the top 4 are rich because they are small and easy to manage in spite their large population. So let’s look at huge China with its 1. instead of being one of the world’s poorest. These top 4 countries are so small and have no natural resources to brag about but yet so rich.43 Philippines … 129 Ethiopia
Compared to the thousands of the top 4 most-densely populated countries. lack of inheritance. lack of opportunities. Children do not make us poor. lack of discipline.S. ate “lugaw”. had 10 children. 5043 are offered millions by giant foreign pharmaceuticals who make birth control pills and devices? Hopefully not true…) ===== So okay. Poverty is caused by many more crucial factors like lack of education.S. Obviously. So is the Philippines poor because there are “too many” Filipinos and that we have no natural resources? Look at Ethiopia in Africa. But will it make us poor? We have all heard of stories of immigrants from China escaping the poverty and oppression there.B. Monaco is summer capital to Europe’s kings. Yet we also know many families with only one or two children but remain very poor all their lives. predicted to overtake the U. became millionaires. life is God’s GIFT and a nation’s WEALTH! So what is causing our poverty? RIIIGHT! CORRUPTION! And the guilty ones hide their sins by blaming us the people for having too many children! What if by a miracle. the wealthier the place! Now guess what is our country’s biggest dollar earner? It’s our Overseas Foreign Workers – human life.3 BILLION. No need to say anything about Singapore and Hong Kong. will our country start getting richer if corruption is still there? Of course not! (How true is the rumor that those who support H. Ethiopia should be at the top of the list.! Right within our own country. streets choked with Rolls Royces. and even now lends money to the U. They came in dirt-poor. even lack of luck. lack of children will not make us rich. If less people means more wealth to be shared. and now control our economy! Many successful Filipinos share the same life story. dukes and other royalty. It is the fastest growing economy in the world. worked hard. and struggling and sacrificing all the way to the top. But what about on the family and personal level? No one can argue that feeding more mouths requires more money. Cebu and Manila. the Philippines at 307 is hardly “over-populated”! And what about the overpopulation=poverty myth? The top 4 countries are so RICH! Macau is Asia’s playground for billionaires.
4 José Miguel Oct 3rd. Is it because the rate of number of lives to be sustained is higher than the rate of the amount of resources that could provide sustenance?
. to abstain from over-spending. The devil is mocking God because he depicts God’s purpose. 3. and the Katipuneros. 4.” People have been persuaded by the devil that they are entitled to have sex when they choose. and to abstain from drugs… to be children of strong character and will-power. We should be aware how he works. serve them. make our country great again. 3 jlocute May 7th. and led souls to avoid consequences by offering widespread contraception and abortion. Artificial birth control on the other hand. Such virtues will harden us. strengthen our character. the same easy “choice” to cheat during exams rather than study diligently. offers us the “choice” of indulging in pleasure without responsibility. to abstain from extra-marital affairs. anytime and anywhere the urge strikes them. The enemy may tell you “God is too demanding and unreasonable”. by its nature and intent is potentially life giving act. and bad for humanity. This is God’s version. rejecting any unwanted life that may result. Let us re-learn the values of abstention. Both men and women are now told that sinful sexual behaviors are allowable and acceptable. As he said “I Pretend to love men. be spread so thinly to service a burgeoning multitude that makes the allocations grossly inadequate and effectively meaningless. in order to destroy them.THERE is a very good and very noble intention! The healthiest and the BEST way to do this is to abstain during fertile days. to abstain from skipping classes and cutting work hours. self-denial and discipline. 2010 at 8:22 am We are really at the end of time era. “If we distributed more condoms we would not have disease or the need to abort babies”. in order to pervert them and draw them into these my hellish regions. God intends that a man and woman enter a blessed union (through marriage) and then share their sexuality with one another. and get us to heaven some day. emotionally dangerous. the same easy “choice” of accepting bribe money instead of hard work and sacrifice. The enemy offers an answer to this too. to abstain from cheating at school and at taxes. The enemy’s version is that sex can be closed to give life and used for physical pleasure only. the same “choice” to behave like dogs and monkeys. to abstain from bribing policemen. Sexual intercourse. enrich our families. Gabriela Silang. help them. not weaklings and spoiled brats. These are all Satan’s work. in order to ruin them and deceive them. It is the same discipline we use to abstain from stealing government money. rather than conduct ourselves as the noble descendants of Lapu-lapu. “It’s God’s fault because God’s Church is against the use of condoms”. to abstain from pre-marital sex. Enemy’s version of sex is selfish. urinating and copulating. and to abstain from selling our votes. And this abstention we practice is exactly the same abstention we are teaching our children: to abstain from eating too much candy. He is laughing because many led astray on this sin. 2010 at 1:49 am Sec 3 on Guiding Principles of the Reproductive Health Bill stated at paragraph e: The limited resources of the country cannot be suffered to. Abstention (self-denial) is self-discipline and builds our character. the same “choice” for instant gratification over self-denial and patience.
beliefs and values on sexual development. in coordination with the Department of Education. Mandatory Age-Appropriate Reproductive Health Education. sexual behavior and sexual health. prostate cancer. achieve desired family size and prevent unwanted. Responsible sexuality. Reproductive Health Education in an age-appropriate manner shall be taught by adequately trained teachers starting from Grade 5 up to Fourth Year High School. – Recognizing the importance of reproductive health rights in empowering the youth and developing them into responsible adults. 6. STIs/STDs. Now how come that today. may I highlight the following for you since you obviously are too lazy to gather necessary information before yapping. unplanned and mistimed pregnancies. and j. we can have one family who. 5 banshee rabidcat Oct 6th. we have thirty families of 6 children who could not eat three adequate meals a day? 5. care and services.I agree that our resources are limited as everything in this world is limited right from the beginning. b. Abstinence before marriage. which shall be common to both public and private schools and shall include related population and development concepts in addition to the following subjects and standards: a. Did we perish when we did not stop population growth from the beginning? That means we did not run out of resources then as to have caused us to perish today. not all family can have food available for them? If true. In order to assure the prior training of teachers on reproductive health. Proscription and hazards of abortion and management of post-abortion complications. Prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and other. 2010 at 12:12 am Sec 3 on Guiding Principles of the Reproductive Health Bill stated at paragraph e: The limited resources of the country cannot be suffered to. 6 José Miguel Oct 9th. SEC. breast cancer. g. aside from owning long chain of supermarkets and large tracks of lands. Reproductive health and sexual rights. cervical cancer and other gynecological disorders. shall formulate the Reproductive Health Education curriculum. Reproductive health care and services. could very well afford to eat food the quantity equivalent of more than one hundred meals at three times a day if they could accommodate that much in their stomach? Is this amount. 12. Is it because the rate of increase of number of lives to be sustained. That means that each family had food available. The POPCOM. f. in this supposedly advanced technology of the world. e. be spread so thinly to service a burgeoning multitude that makes the allocations grossly inadequate and effectively meaningless. I implore you to read before ranting. then how is it that today. c. Responsible parenthood. Attitudes. Maternal. not more than the equivalent of three good meals a day for 30 families with 10 children each? Is this amount of food not excess? Yet how is it that today. for every one family who could afford to eat that much quantity of food. peri-natal and post-natal education. the implementation of Reproductive Health Education shall commence at the start of the school year one year following the effectivity of this Act. to the increase of amount of
. 2010 at 11:39 am Mr Bungangkahoy. d. Use and application of natural and modern family planning methods to promote reproductive health. h. i.
These farms have already reached the point of already becoming sterile. Was that abundance compared to today? Even during the later period. towards the share of material resources any different from that of now? The technology then. the same fear of limited resources is gripping us. Yet. Today. why is it that not all families can have food available for them? How is it that today. the quantity equivalent of more than one hundred meals at three times a day if they could accommodate that much in their stomach? Is this amount. we can have one family who. is higher? I agree that our material resources are limited as everything in this world is limited right from the beginning. aside from owning long chain of supermarkets and large tracks of lands. have progressively increased thru the years. did the people live in a situation of abundance of material resources for sustenance? Sustenance for material resources was derived merely from gathering and hunting. was there actually a shortage of material resources at that time? Or was it more of fear due to greed? Was the behavior of people then. while there are families of 6 children who could not eat three adequate meals a day? Is this not greed causing hunger? Some of those who belong to such families who could well afford to be fed more than a hundred meals in one mealtime if their stomach could accommodate that much. there was yet no such mass movements to suppress population growth. have contractual policies.resources that could provide sustenance. as if resources for them was limited. Back to thousands of years earlier than 2000 years ago. 7 José Miguel Oct 12th. But there were those like the rich and powerful kingdoms who conquered other territories of other kingdoms and slaughtered or enslaved the vanquished and looted their resources as a means to sustain the conqueror kingdom. inspite of all the supposedly more advanced technology for material resources sustenance of the world. was mass murder of the living. Have they not seen family members who had to labor 12 hours a day to be able to eat two times a day everyday because that is the only capability they have as a result of the business of this well-fed family members which: control markets. They lived then. this time is it not a more subtle technology which the bill is promoting RH or Replicating Herod? 7. From those events. Is this the kind of food we want? As the natural cycle of nutrient production within the soil is continuously being
. Is it really healthy for a reproductive organ to be invaded by synthetic substances? There have been numerous reports stating that levels of dependence of farms on synthetic substances for fertilizers and pesticides which are being injected into it. Thus the nutrients of the plants on the soil will be perpetually sustained solely by synthetic substances. have oppressive compensation policies. when agriculture became the technology for material resources sustenance. could very well afford to feed each member of that family of say 12. have blamed families who could not afford to have three meals a day to be lazy. Reproductive Health and Population Development. there are families who could afford to eat that much quantity of food. or which have been displacing small retailers from the areas they have established their own giant businesses? Is this the general result of greed or laziness? Is not the RH Bill then promoting greed for blaming high population growth as cause of hunger while ignoring greed as the cause? Or is it promoting laziness for providing easy instant artificial technology to an imbalance of nature which can be corrected by a long and hard working natural developmental process? By having the same fear and technology for material resources sustenance of many of the powerful people back in the period of more than 2000 years ago. not more than the equivalent of three good meals a day for 70 families with 12 children each? Is this amount of food not excess? Yet how is it that today. There were those who lived with enough. 2010 at 1:12 am The name of the Bill is.
. its time to decide whether its going to be beneficial to the filipinos or not. will the RH bill finally end our misery? of course not… will the church’s opinion make a for a better life? definitely not… as citizens. 10 kapoge Nov 28th. What a waste of a good comment. 12 cyber_grouch Jan 18th. shud they weigh the benefits of the passage of the law? definitely… its really how the law will make for a better life and not the argument of just one personality that matters… is the passage of the law a path to a better life for all filipinos… absolutely!! 12.damaged by synthetic substances. let us not forget that the next generation is be the focal point of the debate. 9 lyjhugeo Nov 24th. 8 Shango Nov 15th. RH Bill is not for population control as you have stated. this is debatable. the cycle will reach the point of death. 11 rbhebron Dec 6th. As it is with the farm. how do we take responsibility in these issue? be aware… as lawmakers. 9. Yet it
. This Bill is to empower the Filipinos the “Freedom of informed choice” and “Responsible Parenthood” for a better family living. 2010 at 4:42 pm its really sad that the issue have dragged for so long. them perhaps we can say that slowly we are building our nation for the benefit of the next generation. 2010 at 2:08 pm Information is unlimitted for those who seek it…nasa internet age na tayo…lahat mauungkat isang click lang… Responsible parenthood…are the RH bill proponents stating that majority of the Filipino parents are not responsible?or we just look on special cases… Let us not simply talk on majority favors the bill…lets look on the basis to whom will it apply…how many percent are ignorant filipino parent we have?are you one of them that’s why you favor it? This bill is out of place…a man with sound mind don’t even need to go to school to understand this things…very common sense… 11. Singapore is not as resource-rich as the Philippines yet has a DENSER population. and synthetic substances just to make his heart beat continuously. To all Religious leaders please respect the separation of state and church under our Constitution. The life of plants then will be no different from a patient whose practically all organs are already dead but is till being made to pump oxygen to the body by machines. 2010 at 2:04 pm I hope this bill will soon become a law. are we over populated? definitely… is there rampant corruption? definitely… are over population and corruption related? not really… are the solution to one problem a solution to all our problem? of course not… why not deal with the problem separately… address the problem of over population. 10. tubes. I have to agree with Mr. address the problem of corruption. 2011 at 5:34 pm On the question of whether we’re overpopulated or not. B.. 2010 at 8:23 am To: Eustaquio Bungangkahoy Your comment is very impressive but you’re not reading the RH Bill. so it must be with human beings who are more sensitive to life than farms. Is it really healthy to let our body be invaded by synthetic substances? 8. the lawmakers shud impose a time limit or a deadline to gather all opinions and then act on it.
The bill’s definition of the term contains 5 items which is an uncomfortable mix of promotion of individual metrics (1-4 are derived from statistics on family size. outlines that the state should EQUALLY protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn. I would agree with lyjhugeo that the bill seeks to “empower the Filipinos the “Freedom of informed choice” and “Responsible Parenthood” for a better family living” to quote verbatim. in itself is problematic because it does not state which metrics reconcile both thrusts. Yet. Thus. This is a very controversial point because this goes in direct contradiction to The Constitution (Article 2. I use the term state sanction abortions to make explicit that certain contraceptives are abortifacient and the bill does not explicitly distance itself from the use of those methods. it seemed it weighed again more on the individual rather than the couple’s choice… a clear clash with Constituional policy. The bill reads on that section that one of the prohibited and penalizable acts is the refusal to “perform voluntary ligation and vasectomy and other legal and medically-safe reproductive health care services on any person of legal age on the ground of lack of spousal consent or authorization. Succeeding violations directly contradict provision under the Bill
. 5 defines within the responsibilities of the Population Commission the promotion of a national policy for ‘population development’ which is further defined in the bill itself (mentioned 4 times under this section). how do we define and quantify this is beyond the bill so far). the bill again does not clearly outline that policy and rules surrounding this. with Sec. Prior violations are against nonself-implementing provisions. On the question of abortion. Sec. it is a country that as a regressing fertility rate. improved reproductive health [DOH count on reproductive health statistics]) and state-policy metrics population distribution (now. I would disagree with the bill when it says in Sec. In fact. So thus.” How does it strengthen the family when one member can override the decision of the other by force of this law (as the law says such individual right shall supersede the right of the spouse for communal determination of the direction of the family)? Prior violations to the constitution discussed in previous paragraphs are not as gruesome as violations which will be discussed by succeeding paragraphs. the constitution (on the same section). Sec. On the question of what the true intent of the bill. it is ENCOURAGING it’s citizens to reproduce. instead of making the anti-abortion policy stronger… this bill actually weakens it (if it passes to law) by introducing conflicts in law which will eventually need to be resolved by Jurisprudence or case law. the danger is that it a blanket statement that contraceptives should be classified as essential medicines which government it mandated to purchase. This clause is contradictory to the Constitution which says. Bar one (mentioning that the laws on abortion shall not be overturned by provisions of this bill… which as discussed in the previous paragraph is basically useless). In fact. Thus. 21 b2. the bill has weighed more on the life of the mother. “The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. Further to the question of constitutionality. 12 which reads: It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the UNBORN FROM CONCEPTION). Moreover.is more successful in managing its resources. question of necessity of the bill is valid. Yet I cannot discount that it is a population control bill. On the question of who’s decision is weightier with regards to reproductive health… the individual and couple. 3m that this bill does not change anything on abortion laws but that blanket provision would not have little effect if there are provision that open up possibilities for state sanctioned abortions.” The effective term is LACK OF SPOUSAL CONSENT cannot be a ground for refusal of ligation/vasectomy.
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. not through sexual immorality and using contraceptives SEX is designed to married people and not to the unmarried ones.CONDOMS and other contraceptives are part of the monkey business of our government. it has not made any effort to formalize these roles and deputize them. Sec 12 of the bill mandates a reproductive health curriculum which shall be common to both private and public institutions which puts equal emphasis on both modern and natural family planning methods. this bill penalizes such speech. it does not guarantee that these agents are depoliticized and de-commercialized. 22 provides for penalties for violations enumerated under Sec. To this end. Sec 5 of the Constitution guarantees these institutions that such preference is respected. Freedom of Speech in many of the Supreme Courts decision includes the freedom to make erroneous statements. At one point. if we can promote moral recovery program to the communities to those who are poorest of the poor . that the disinformation must be malicious… that it must be proved… such provision is prior restrain to freedom of speech. God has a purpose . it defines the provider as a medical practitioner.God created us for a reason.then let me ask you. Another instance by which freedom of speech is curtailed is to violate the Non-Establishment provisions which are offshoots of the freedom of speech. 2011 at 5:18 am I really disagree to the RH BILL. Notice the term used… RECOGNIZE.its a matter of choice meaning. Yet. Concretely. this is the freedom to exercise religion (Sec. Such I believe fuels the suspicion that private contraceptive companies are the primary benefactors of this bill. Let us not Fool ourselves. Some religious institutions do not profess to modern family planning methods and prefer to teach the later. it defines the provider as an educator. And this has been calcified by a number of Supreme Court decisions. Just look at the flag cases where national patrimony was placed lower in priorities over free exercise clauses. It seems that the provider is the main agent by which provisions of this bill aims to use to propagate its policies. LIFE is a gift. the Supreme Court used this term to emphasize that the Constitution did not GRANT these rights but RECOGNIZES these rights as part of humans’ natural constitution. 13 rue Jan 26th. We are not perfect we fall into sin the mistake is in us PEOPLE!tHats why we are experiencing poverty because of the corrupt officials! Thats why there is so called free will to choose to sin or not. DID you know that we are the only creation of god that has a moral being because like animals.Like Commercials.they agree to the RH BILL because they are the ones who are truly advantaged. we are not an accident. 13. there was stated in the bible after the fall of man God said Go to the world and multiply.they only have life but not the moral being like human does.” Granted. This objection also extends to what the bill calls reproductive health care provider which lacks in definition.who created us?therefore Only God knows whats the reason why he created us. As a member of a christian country instead of condom why not moral recovery program? because if you say condom it is more likely saying you are promoting sexual immorality that even young people can freely use condom and have sex. This is one of the sacred freedoms that the Constitution RECOGNIZES. Yet. Sec.to the people. Time and time again.only me knows whats the reason for what i invented. 21 which includes paragraph e: “Any person who maliciously engages in disinformation about the intent or provisions of this Act.Yes thats true. One in particular is with regards to the right to Freedom of Speech. At another.they gain a lot of money with that. For example im an inventor.they will know the true meaning of life and they would be afraid to commit sin because they already had a conviction to God.of Rights which are self-implementing. But in a right way.
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. remember.young individuals instead of married people..See?They are only just promoting SEXUAL IMMORALITY. MONEY is the root of all EVIL.let us all be guided.im a 2nd yr.let us not choose the wrong path.and im doing this because im aware to my fellow young people.