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As we dream of having the Reproductive Health Bill successfully enacted into law, it would do us well to remember how House Bill 5561 and Senate Bill 438 became Republic Act 1425, “An Act to Include in the Curricula of All Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities courses on the Life Works and Writings of Jose Rizal, particularly his novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, Authorizing the Printing and Distribution Thereof, and for Other Purposes.”
The perambulatory portion of RA 1425 reads:
“Whereas, today, more than other period of our history, there is a need for a re-dedication to the ideals of freedom and nationalism for which our heroes lived and died.
“Whereas, it is meet that in honoring them, particularly the national hero and patriot, Jose Rizal, we remember with special fondness and devotion their lives and works that have shaped the national character;.... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune