Dirty tricks employed against RH Bill

Beth Angsioco over at her Manila Standard column wrote part 1, “Damasos and Ovaries.”  This is a snippet:

“For instance, item 9.3 of the 13 December Notice of Meeting was “Ordinance on RH bill.” Moreover, item 8.6 of the minutes of the same meeting says, “In connection with the RH bill, Chairman AX Burgos instructed the Kagawads to start conferring with the BEC District Coordinators and get their approval/comments. This will serve as our basis in passing the ordinance prepared by Sen. Pimentel.” (itals and emphasis mine)

Note that the Council used “RH bill” and not the ordinance title in reference to it. Moreover, was former Sen. Aquilino Pimentel the author of the ordinance? Note that the former Senator defended it during the subsequent public hearing called after the ordinance became controversial.

The minutes of the 23 December Public Hearing on the ordinance are equally revealing. The document tells us how the minds of some of our rich citizens work. For instance, lawyer Luis Sison (who defended the ordinance in media) is quoted as saying, “…I am honored to be here today because it has been said… that, ‘Where Ayala Alabang goes, so does the country.’ So, today, I hope this Committee… will also uphold that tradition. We are embarking on a very historic bill or ordinance that will hopefully transpire across the country and be a strong warning against the RH Bill.” Remember that lawyer Luis Sison was the same man who said that the BAA ordinance was inspired by their parish priest.

The minutes also indicate that when the need for the City Council’s approval of the ordinance was discussed, the Chair of Committee on Women’s Rights Ma. Soledad Tugade (who was chairing the hearing) reportedly said, “…with all the people around here, members of the church will pray for it, and I am sure Mr. Chairman, it will be approved. Malalakas sila.”

Clearly, the BAA Council passed the ordinance as a reaction to the RH bill. Also, it appears like some of them thought themselves to be so powerful that they can make the city council, and the whole country, follow their dictates!”


Cocoy Dayao

Cocoy is the Chief Technology Officer of Lab Rats Technica, a Digital Consulting company that specialises in DevOps, iOS, and Web Apps, E-Commerce sites, Cybersecurity and Social Media consulting. He is a technology enthusiast, political junkie and social observer who enjoys a good cup of coffee, comic books, and tweets as @cocoy on twitter.

Cocoy is also the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the ProPinoy Project.

Cocoy considers himself to be Liberal.

  • Do you know IGNORANCE CAN KILL ?

    Do you remember Galileo Galilei?
    A great scientist , mathematician and the so called heresy during his time? He almost got executed by the church and state when he announced that the world is “round” and it moves around the sun. Either tortured or blinded by his persecutors and he was refused to be buried in consecrated ground). Finally, in 1992, Pope John Paul II declared that the church was mistaken in condemning Galileo.

    Do you know that Joan of Arc?
    A French heroine and was executed by the state and church on account of the charge of heresy and the monstrous dress? She declared that the voices came from God . They tried to discredit her because she was poor and had no education. Joan was sold by John of Luxembourg to the English for a sum amount . They could not put her to death for having beaten them, but they could get her sentenced as a witch and a heretic.

    And do you know that scientists now believe that there is God?
    After calculating the universe time thru the movement of the stars and planets, scientist found the solution they couldn’t see in the Bible. For those who are still reluctant to believe, read the Story of NASA below:
    “Did you know that NASA’s space programmes are busy proving that what has been called ‘myth’ in the Bible is true? Mr. Harold Hill, President of the Curtis engine Company in Baltimore , and a consultant in the space programmes, relates the following incident:

    “One of the most amazing things that God has for us today happened
    recently to our astronauts and space scientists at Green Belt, Maryland .
    They were checking out the positions of the sun, moon and planets out in
    space where they would be 100, and 1000 years from now. We have to know
    this as we do not want a satellite to collide with any of these in its orbits.
    We have to lay out the orbits in terms of the life of the satellite and
    where the planets will be so the whole project will not bog down.

    Computer measurements and data were run back and forth over the
    centuries when suddenly it came to a halt, displaying a red signal,
    which meant that either there was something wrong with the information
    fed into it, or with the results as compared to the standards. They
    called in the service department to check it out, and the technicians
    asked what was wrong. The scientists had discovered that somewhere in space in elapsed time a
    day was missing.. Nobody seemed able to come up with a solution to the problem.
    Finally one of the team, a Christian, said: “You know, when I was still
    in Sunday school, they spoke about the sun standing still.”While his colleagues didn’t believe him, they did not have an answereither, so they said: “Show us.”He got a Bible and opened it at the book of Joshua where they found a pretty ridiculous statement for any one with ‘common sense’. There they
    read about the Lord saying to Joshua: “Fear them not, I have deliveredthem into thy hand; there shall not be a man of them stand before thee.”(Joshua 10:8).

    Joshua was concerned because the enemy had surrounded him, and if
    darkness fell, they would overpower him. So Joshua asked the Lord to
    make the sun stand still! That’s right – “And the sun stood still and
    the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their
    enemies. Is this not written in the book of Ja’-sher? So the sun stood
    still in the midst of heaven and hastened not to go down about a whole
    day.” (Joshua 10:13).

    The astronauts and scientists said: “There is the missing day!”

    They checked the computers going back into the time it was written and
    found it, but it was not close enough. The elapsed time that was missing
    back in Joshua’s day was 23 hours and 20 minutes – not a whole day.
    They read the Bible again and there it was: “about (approximately) a day.”
    These little words in the Bible were important, but they were still in
    trouble, because another 40 minutes were still unaccounted for, and this
    could mean trouble 1000 years from now. Forty minutes had to be found
    because it can be multiplied many times over in orbits. As the Christian
    employee thought about it, he remembered somewhere in the Bible which
    said the sun went backwards. The scientists told him he was out of his
    mind, but once again they opened the Book and read these words in 2
    Kings. Hezekiah, on his deathbed, was visited by the prophet, Isaiah,
    who told him he was not going to die. Hezekiah asked for some sign as
    proof. Isaiah said: “Shall the sun go forward ten degrees, or go back
    ten degrees?”

    And Hezekiah answered: “It is a light thing for the shadow to go down
    ten degrees; nay, but let the shadow return backwards ten degrees.”

    And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the Lord, and He brought the shadow
    ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.”
    (2 Kings 20:9 -11).

    Ten degrees is exactly 40 minutes! Twenty-three hours and twenty
    minutes in Joshua, plus 40 minutes in 2 Kings accounted for the missing day in the universe!”

    Many people refuse to believe on what they see, hear or feel because ignorance still exists ; they don’t want to learn or to know to make things better. Its easier to judge on people and persecute them.

    Now, there is no reason to be ignorant. Informations are all over the net – much faster to learn than thousand years ago! Let’s consider every decisions or actions we make in this world. Learn from the past and use your intellect to search for an answer.

    At this time, Religion and Science must work hand in hand for the prosperity of humanity.

    Let’s eliminate IGNORANCE!