UPDATE: Senator Sotto lifted from 5 bloggers and 1 briefing paper

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Exclusive By Raïssa Robles Yesterday, I wrote that Senator Vicente Sotto had copied from FIVE bloggers. Last night, I was sent information that he copied as well from a briefing paper. The information came once more from Vincent D. Bautista.  Thank you, Vincent. UPDATE as of 8:23 AM, August 17, 2012:  In 2002, Senator Vicente Sotto vowed to push for […]

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Did Sen. Sotto copy from 5 bloggers?

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He told Karen Davila, “Why should I quote a blogger?” Exclusive by Raïssa Robles Two commenters named alana lillium  Vincent D. Bautista and Miguel Syjuco have found other instances of copying made by Senator Vicente Sotto in his speech yesterday August 15. My thanks to their quick eyes. Alana Vincent noted that Senator Sotto copied a passage from the blog thetruthofcontraceptives Miguel […]

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Sen. Vicente Sotto’s speech against RH

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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

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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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“Contraception is corruption” – Archbishop tells PNoy

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Fr. Soc Villegas says Church is not “autistic” Exclusive by Raïssa Robles A Catholic Church hierarch delivered today a stinging message at Philippine President Benigno Aquino who prides himself for his anti-corruption drive. “Contraception is corruption,” Socrates Villegas, Catholic Archbishop of the vote-rich province of Pangasinan said in a speech delivered for him by Tita de Villa, a prominent lay […]

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The latest & only “RH” House version

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Read the actual text of House Bill 4244  By Raïssa Robles I asked Congressman Edcel Lagman, the principal sponsor of the RH (Reproductive Health) Bill, for the latest official version. He gave me this. He told me that this contains the proposed amendments of President Benigno Aquino III (which I have highlighted in red) as well as the changes proposed […]

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GMA loyalist Edcel Lagman vows not to abandon pro-RH fight in Congress

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  My exclusive By Raïssa Robles Congressman Edcel Lagman is one of the few lawmakers who have chosen to stand by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo no matter what. However, on the issue of passing a landmark Reproductive Health Law, Lagman told me in no uncertain terms that he will continue to fight for this even if he were to end […]

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