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Noy threatens sedition; Bishops recall Marcos By Aytch de la Cruz 05/14/2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

AMID THREAT OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE BY PRO-LIFE GROUPS

Noy threatens sedition; Bishops recall Marcos

By Aytch de la Cruz 05/14/2011

President Aquino and leaders of the Catholic Church appeared to have burned their bridges over the Reproductive Health (RH) bill debate after Aquino threatened to file sedition charges against the Church-backed critics of the bill who will call for civil disobedience while bishops welcomed the threat and described Aquino as sounding like former President Ferdinand Marcos, the political nemesis of his mother former President Corazon Aquino.

Aquino said anybody who plans to join pro-life non-government organizations’ (NGOs’) reported bid to launch a civil disobedience campaign by refusing to pay their taxes once the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill is enacted by Congress may face sedition charges.

Aquino told reporters during a visit to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) that anyone who threatens not to honor tax liabilities constitutes a very serious offense which is punishable under the law.

“I think sedition would be the charge that will be filed for your not doing your civic obligation,” he said..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

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