Tag Archives: reproductive health

Should we junk the minimum wage law in the Philippines?

Workers unite! But then ask the question: Unite to do what exactly? That slogan has been around for more than two centuries now, and though many “activist” elements out there might want us to believe that their “fight” was what … Continue reading

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Risa Hontiveros: How can one be a communist and a Catholic at the same time?

Reading John Nery gush like a starstruck teenager about senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros (Akbayan and the Liberal Party) in his recent Inquirer.net piece “A Catholic vote for Risa”, you could be forgiven for thinking Hontiveros is some sort of Filipino … Continue reading

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Modern Idolatry and the Social Media

Two days after April Fools’ Day and I am still reeling in from the bitter truth that we are living in the days of a perpetual practical joke, with the general public being its perennial victims. Where jokes usually end … Continue reading

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The CBCP and its primitivist crusade against reproductive health

According to Fr. Melvin Castro, executive director of the Episcopal Commission on Family and Life of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, “the Church needs to intensify its information drive on the [Reproductive Health] bill”. This is his “solution” … Continue reading

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Condoms to 'fight AIDS' and annulment to end 'invalid marriages' – makes sense to me!

Pope Benedict XVI’s edict allowing the use of condoms in the fight against AIDS is a major milestone passed in the slow journey that the Roman Catholic Church is taking towards enlightenment. Granted, perhaps this is not the relaxation of … Continue reading

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What does Joaquin Bernas REALLY think about the RH Bills?

When I checked out the Inquirer.net website this morning and scrolled down to the Opinion Channel section to find the name Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas, S.J. in the same line as the phrase “RH bill”, I thought: Finally! A man-in-robe … Continue reading

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The Reproductive Health Bill: empowering Filipinos

The proposed Philippine Reproductive Health Bill (RH Bill) is so hot a topic at the moment that I can’t even open my Facebook without reading some kind of update from someone about it. Most Filipinos like myself, were raised as … Continue reading

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