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New Noy slogan: ‘No baby, no poverty,’ says Church

Sunday, August 5, 2012

New Noy slogan: ‘No baby, no poverty,’ says Church

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  • Sunday, 05 August 2012 

A Catholic nun wearing an anti-Reproductive Health bill ribbon (right) holds a chain of rosary beads as she joins some 7,000 protesters attend a rally at a Catholic shrine in Manila yesterday. Nuns and priests led thousands of Catholics in a protest against a proposed law that would provide free contraceptives in a bid to curb population growth.   AFP and Analy Labor
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Calling the government program seeking to distribute contraceptives for free under the Reproductive Health (RH) bill a form of corruption, nuns and priests led thousands of Catholics in a show of force yesterday at the Edsa Shrine, a landmark that symbolized takeovers of past governments, ahead of an August 7 vote on the bill at the House of Representatives.

Leading the Catholic Church charge was Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, a spiritual adviser of the family of President Aquino, who made a pun on the Aquino administration’s “Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap” (No corruption, no poverty) slogan which he said should not mean “kung walang anak, walang mahirap” (No baby, no poverty).

Villegas, however, was not at the so-called prayer power rally against the RH bill and his message was read by Henrietta de Villa, a pro-life group leader.

Villegas said it is corruption that the government should cure, not procreation. The police estimated the crowd at about 7,000.

Villegas was a staunch supporter and friend of Aquino’s mother, Corazon Aquino, from the time she became President after the Edsa People Power Revolution..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

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