Floods, rains and the RH Bill?-A A +A
Questions that Matter
Thursday, August 9, 2012
ALMOST half of Luzon is submerged in water as the surge of rains came in. Major thoroughfares in Metropolitan Manila are submerged in water. While the rains continue to pour in the countryside and the urban areas of the country, the good legislators still debate over the issue of the never-ending and unclosed issue of the Reproductive Health Bill. For the mystics, they see the rains and the typhoons as the message of God either to pursue or to stop the discussions of the “death bills.”
An article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer said, “Critics suggested Tuesday’s drenching and inundation were God’s way of showing displeasure at the population control measure being rushed in Congress.”
The President of the Philippines in his “forgotten and unmindful” Sona spoke of the RH Bill as Responsible Parenthood bill (RP Bill). To many critics, it was simply a christening or renaming of an old problem. It is still very deceptive and Pnoy’s advisers are simply playing with words—verbal linguistics. Semantics will never change the essence of realities.
Once this bill is passed into law, we will really have the anger of God in our midst. The Good Bishop of Bacolod was also quoted saying that “the RP bill is a corruption of the soul, a mutilation of our basic value, moral principle and integrity.” As practicing Catholics and Christians, there is a need for each one to be more vigilant and critical of the moves of the administration regarding bills that are anti-people and anti-life.
The present administration has done everything to please the capitalists and his padriños at the expense of the future of our children. Aquino and his companions are beholden to the foreign pharmaceutical giants and capitalist countries for these were the very people that covered his frailties and helped catapult him to his current position. He should ask the legislators for a speedy passage of the bill so that the companies could get back what they had spent for Pnoy and his puppies.
Just the other day, I went into a 24-hour stall in front of one Catholic school in the city and I was amazed to see small cartons of condoms at the candy counter. This is a bad slap on the face of the administration of the Catholic school for just outside his door is a vendor of one of the enemies of his faith. I wish that they do something about it. This surely propagates the contraceptive mentality that is fast building in the minds of the young people. My comical mind actually told my being that the RP bill has already been passed.
Also, last Sunday, my 14-year-old daughter, CJ, told me that the cause of no parking spaces in one of the malls of the city is overpopulation. She said that overpopulation is causing this problem of parking space. I told her that no, it is rather the overproduction of cars and not of people. I wanted to correct her notion for I presume that the argument would lead to the discussion of the RP or RH Bill and it indeed led to that. She agreed that it is the cars that are overproduced and not people but she maintained that there is overpopulation in the city. I told her in some areas there are, but it is not overpopulation: it is caused by the greed of greedy landowners, where they have big lawn areas and large fields but they fail to share their properties with others. I warned her that she should be very vigilant as to reasons why they are taught about social problems and issues.
Now, that the lower house has declared the debates for the RP Bill over, we shall focus our attention on the Senate. We pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit that they may really understand the underlying realities of the Bill. I also trust in the wisdom of our Senators regarding vision for the future generations.
St. Ezekiel Moreno, St. Lorenzo Ruiz, Blesseds John Paul II and Pedro Calungsod, and Sir Faraon Lopez, pray for us.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 09, 2012.