Thursday, May 19, 2011

Senators to grill Pacquiao on RH bill

If Jinkee Pacquiao is not using birth control pills anymore, does that mean that they are not having sex anymore? I'd like to hear Pacquiao say it in his own words that he is using the rhythm method. Let's see how good and convincing a liar he can be. And if he calims the rhythm method, ask him to explain it in detail.

Solons ready to face Pacquiao

PROPONENTS of the controversial Reproductive Health bill are ready to face boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.

For the first time, the Sarangani representative stood up to interpellate House Bill 4244. At least 38 lawmakers wanted to say their piece on the floor as the House started debates on the measure.

Minority Leader Edcel Lagman, one of the authors and first defender of the bill, said he wants to listen to Pacquiao’s opinion on the use of artificial birth control. He said he suspects that the Catholic Church gave Pacquiao the go signal to oppose the bill.

“I think the Catholic hierarchy might be lacking arguments that is why they have to look for a popular face to advocate their cause. But I don’t want to preempt what Rep. Manny Pacquiao would like to say on the floor,” Lagman told reporters.

Pacquiao said he read the bill and was convinced that the measure is against God’s laws.

“Kung babasahin natin ang bill, makikita naman na papunta sa abortion. Malinaw na pwede ang abortion. This bill is totally (about) abortion,” he said.

He admitted that his wife took pills after giving birth to their firstborn but he convinced her to stop.

“Pag naipasa ito, I’m sure another budget na naman, billion kasi ang usapan dito. Alam naman natin na kulang na nga tayo sa budget, saan kukunin ang budget para dito?” he asked.

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Tuesday hit Pacquiao for his “hypocrisy” in opposing artificial family planning methods, saying his wife Jinky had admitted taking pills.

Lagman however is confident that Pacquiao won’t be able to sway pro-RH people.

At least 20 neophyte lawmakers supported the bill.

DIWA party-list Rep. Emmeline Aglipay said the measure should be passed not just to curb population growth but to ensure the health of women and children.

Aglipay said their survey showed more than 120 lawmakers are supporting the measure with 60 still undecided.

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