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- Thursday, 02 August 2012
With the Catholic Church leaders flexing their muscle with a show of force through a planned huge mass protest against the Reproductive Health (RH) bill renamed by the Palace as the Responsible Parenthood (RP) bill, President Aquino, speaking through his official spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, took a new approach in portraying the Church and its leaders as unpatriotic with congressmen who will pass the RH bill as true Filipino patriots who think only of the country and the Filipino’s future — his future children.
Days before the much anticipated congressional showdown determining the fate of controversial bill referred to by the President as the RP bill, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda hinted at a scenario where the Church would portray congressmen who would cast a vote in the service of the country, could face an imminent blacklisting by a Catholic Church group seen in recent weeks as threatening to dump legislators in time for the 2013 midterm election.
At a press briefing ysterday, Lacierda also urged the members of the House of Representatives to “think about the great service they will be giving the country” when they finally decide on the much-talked about bill primarily designed to promote and promulgate provisions on safe sex and population control..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune