Friday, February 25, 2011

3 Years

For fifteen years…

…Many Filipino legislators have tried to push the approval of laws to fund universal access to free contraception; all failed. The Catholic Church being its strongest opponent.

…The Catholic Church remains to be a strong influence in our country with over 80% of our countrymen attending the Catholic Mass regularly.

…Having no national law for reproductive health services, we’ve had no national plan to address reproductive health concerns of our countrymen. It’s all left to the LGU’s to help these people in need.

…Condoms have remained from 25 to 50 Philippine pesos, monetary inflation set aside. Far too expensive for the Filipino who's basic wage is 367 Philippine pesos.

…We’ve seen children on the streets abandoned by their hyper-virile fathers and ignorant mothers.* As of now, we've had no effective solution to help these children off the streets. 

In thirty years…

…Without reproductive health services, our population will rise up to 50%. Especially in one of the most crowded cities in the world, our capital city, Manila.

…More Filipinos will probably compete for jobs, government resources, and food leading to higher unemployment rate, national budget shortage, and national hunger with this surge in population.

…Catholic Church will pray for forgiveness having intercepted reproductive health services. Just like they pray today for the cessation of economic fluctuation, world hunger and wars.

…We’ll be seeing more children in the streets or perhaps, child laborers and prostitutes.

Or they can STOP interfering with our Reproductive Health Rights and in thirty years…


…Without reproductive health services, our population will rise up to 50%. Especially in one of the most crowded cities in the world, our capital city, Manila.

…More Filipinos will probably compete for jobs, government resources, and food leading to higher unemployment rate, national budget shortage, and national hunger with this surge in population.

…Catholic Church will pray they never should have intercepted contraception family planning education. Just like they pray now for the cessation of economic fluctuation, world hunger and wars.

…We’ll be seeing more children in the streets or perhaps, child laborers and prostitutes.

...None of this might happen.

*- no anti-feminist agenda intended.

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Bleachigo said...
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Uu nga't wala kang sinasabi na overpopulated tau. Pero inaasahan mo na lolobo ung population natin ng ganun kabilis after 50 years ah. So overpopulation sa future ang isa sa mga dahilan mo para mag agree sa RH bill? Para atang iniiwasan mo na naman ang mga direct cause ng pag ko-compete sa trabaho, food resources at unemployment dahil isinisisi mo na naman iyon sa mga ipapanganak. E pag may pinanganak ba, automatically na magiging ganun ang effects tulad ng unemployment or kakulangan sa food resources? Indi ang sagot kasi nga may mga tunay at direct cause yan. ang direct cause nian ay siguradong indi ang mga ipanganganak na sanggol bagkus ang mga iyon ay ang korapsyon, kakulangan ng magandang sistema sa edukasyon at maling pilosopiya sa pag unlad.

Panlalait din ung sinabi mo na magdadasal sila na sana indi na sila lumaban sa pag papatupad ng RH bill. E halus approved na nga ang RH bill so paanu mangyayari un? Contrary ata ang mangyayari. Ang post mong ito ay isang napakalaking False Cause Fallacy na naging slippery slope na dahil nga tulad ng sinabi ko kanina, indi direct cause ang mga tinutukoy mo. Bukod dun, appeal to emotion fallacy din ang post mo sa pag sasabi ng mga may halung propaganda tulad ng children sa streets.

At kung magiging off-topic ako, mas maganda yata kung ang pinaglalaban mo ay ung pagiging 6 years ng high school. Un ang makakasagot sa isa sa mga cause ng problema ng kahirapan which is maling sistema ng edukasyon.

yodz said...
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The basic question is why the Catholic Church is meddling too much with Philippine politics.
It's their moral responsibility? I think not. Because they can always do it in the pulpit.
Poor families must have access to family planning methods and it is their right to be informed. We must also give importance to the health and well-being of mothers.
It's now time that the Church do something to the beggars, street children and the homeless outside their grand and ornate Churches.
They must also accept that times are changing. It's the 21st century and ancient dogmas might not be applicable.

Do I read it right? 6 years of high school? Yan ba ang sagot nila upang maitama ang kalidad ng public education?

ais said...
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@kuya Yodz: in every way you are right;but not just poor families, everybody has the right to be educated. that's a part of the solution the philippines need to fight for.

Years ~ SHOCKING TRUTHS