Defying Church leaders

Church---Mary-Racelis

Just my opinion By Raïssa Robles This is not the best way to spend Christmas – at odds with the Church clergy and told by a Cardinal that supporting a Reproductive Health Law is “unfortunate and tragic.” I can imagine what priests all over the country will be saying at their pulpits this Sunday. They will castigate the proponents  of […]

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Sen. Vicente Sotto’s speech against RH

Sotto

PART I – “I stand up for life” Turno en Contra against SB 2865 [Note: This is the official press release issued by Senator Sotto’s office. It includes the subtitles. You can view the original here.] I stand up for life, Mr. President, my esteemed colleagues. This chamber, the senate, is an institution that traces its lineage to the political […]

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Malacañang Palace and House allies outwit the anti-RH advocates

Roast-pig

Exclusive By Raïssa Robles UPDATE – At 6:10 P.M. today, August 6, 2012 The House of Representatives made history by approving floor deliberations on the Reproductive Health Bill. This means the next step is the insertion of amendments. The President will certify the bill as urgent which means its passage for Third Reading will be speeded up in the House. […]

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Fr. Bernas quietly writes on RH Bill on the very day that bishops lambast it

He says, “Don’t burn house to roast a pig” I am reposting below Fr. Bernas’ latest piece which he uploaded Saturday while the Church rally was going on. The thing speaks for itself.  RH Bill: Don’t burn house to roast a pig  By Fr. Joaquin Bernas     Saturday, August 4, 2012 A little over a year ago, or on […]

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RH bill was killed by Pres. Gloria Arroyo in exchange for Church political support

Church - Rosales and PNOY

  Wikileaks’ US Embassy cable from Manila shows By Raïssa Robles A month after then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared a State of National Emergency, following the arrest of Brig. Gen. Danny Lim and other army officers, her political adviser Gabriel Claudio met with American diplomat Joseph Novak. In a cable dated March 22, 2006, US Ambassador to Manila Kristie Kenney […]

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Msgr. Rosales leaned on Cory Aquino to make GMA resign, then left Cory

Cory-Aquino

  In Wikileaks cable, US envoy Kristie Kenney wrote how she met Cory Aquino By Raïssa Robles Oh boy, THAT really sucks big time. Last month when I wrote a piece entitled Why the bishops can’t seem to get to first base with President Benigno Aquino, a reader named Karen Tañada wrote this comment: Ask around further on events, it […]

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PNoy will back RH bill Brace yourself for political trouble

Coup aSIGN Aug 16-11

  By Raïssa Robles President Benigno Aquino III has bit the bullet on the following issues: The passage of a Responsible Parenthood Law  (otherwise known as the RH or Reproductive Health  Law)  that would, among others, make contraceptives freely available by the state; The indictment of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in at least one major criminal case; The indictment of […]

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Jesuit priest-lawyer Bernas strikes again on side of the Reproductive Health bill

Church - Cory Aquino

By Raïssa Robles   The most hilarious argument I have heard on this is that contraception is attempted murder! Whoever said that deserves a medal for I know not what. Fr. Joaquin Bernas Former Dean, Ateneo Law University   The very name “contraceptive” already reveals the anti-life nature of the means that the RH bill promotes. These artificial means are […]

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