Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III Wednesday said he was willing to risk his position in the chamber if his colleagues would insist on passing the reproductive health (RH) bill, which is said to be on the Aquino administration’s list of priority measures.
… “I cannot guarantee that it will be in the order of business,” he told the Inquirer by phone. “They rather replace me as the majority leader. They might as well find someone else.”
As the majority leader and chairman of the committee on rules, Sotto is instrumental in the preparation of the chamber’s order of business, in consultation with Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.
ah so. akala ko his post as senator. yun pala his post as majority floorleader and chairman of the committee on rules lang. tipong he’s saying na it’s up to him whether, if at all, the RH bill is ever included in the senate’s order of business. and, reading between the lines, tipong the RH bill gets tabled over-his-dead-body, that is, he would have to be replaced first. aba, naghahamon, ang lakas ng loob, bakit kaya.
“There are many issues and questions to hurdle before the RH bill is even placed in the actual priority list of the Senate,” Sotto said.
Sotto, for instance, rejected the idea that proponents of the measure wanted a national policy that would impose their position on the use of contraceptives even among people not amenable to them.
“Why do they impose their choice on us? Suppose I file a bill banning all contraceptives in the country, would they like that?” he said.
hmm again. who’s talking ba about imposing anything on anyone? the idea is to make all these contraceptive measures available. it’s up to individuals, couples, given adequate information, to decide what kind of contraception they want to use, IF ANY. maybe he doesn’t understand english?
At present, he pointed out that contraceptives were available around the country to anyone who wished to purchase one. A national RH policy would require the use of taxpayers’ money to buy contraceptives and make them available to all, he added.
naku, sounds just like roilo golez of the lower house. so contraceptives are only for those who can afford them? paano na the 80 percent poor, let them multiply and multiply, the better to keep augmenting a cheap labor force?
and what’s wrong with using taxpayers’ money to help out couples who want to plan their families, the better to feed clothe and shelter them? taxpayers’ money is used for obscene pork barrels that build basketball courts and waiting sheds and sub-standard roads, not to speak of the commissions that line their pockets for every government contract they approve, or how else do these public servants get so rich?
what really intrigues me is, who’s behind sotto? who has tasked him to kill the RH bill in the upper house? and in exchange for what? who, what makes him so uncaring of the wishes of 7 out of 10 pinoys who want an RH law? bosslady gma? the bishops? is he katoliko sarado pala? kailan pa?
what about his fellow commedians vic & joey kaya? anti-RH din ba sila? the better for eat bulaga!? ika nga, habang may bata, may eat bulaga!?