POPULATION BOOM! This is the issue now in connection with Health Rep. Bill..

@mobhomeir (7565)
Philippines
September 14, 2009 6:49pm CST
Are you in favor of this guys? Well, I am absolutely in favor of this if this would be truly implemented for its own purpose. We all know that one of the major factors why Philippines keep on struggling from economic problem together with high percentage of unemployment problem because of our population boom. Why our church (catholic) against this bill? I don't understand..Are they not aware of this situation? What's you point of view on this...?
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@ayenacsi (911)
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
Again we have come to the age old debate of separation of state and church. Now each has its own ideas of the health bill and granted both have their own reasonable reasons to stand firm for or against the said reproductive bill. The State and the Church has both responsibilities toward the people. The state has to ensure that it can sustain the population, sadly the government fails at this. Partly because it has not implemented any population control measures and lets the Church influence the government about birth control measures. The Church too has its points mostly biblical but sad to say in these hard times, impractical. The Church simply has to accept that some measures have to be taken to give the ordinary families the knowledge and most importantly the choice and voice to decide how big or small of a family they want to have. IMO, smaller families equals a happy family that has no trouble in providing for the basic needs of the small family. And that bigger families don't always mean a big happy family.
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• Philippines
15 Sep 09
I don't think the christian priest doesn't understand the meaning separation between church and the state. they do this interfering since the late cardinal sin. they meddling now simply because they don't believe in the health reproductive bill
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
Yes I think we have to open our eyes nowadays. LetranKnight is right, church is separated from the state. Look at China today. They pass a law "one child policy" because they already learned and experience the result of having a population explosion. I don't understand the Catholic church why they are against with it...thanks for responding..
@rsa101 (16268)
• Quezon City, Philippines
16 Sep 09
I have not read the entirety of the bill itself. But I guess its about birth control and protection of women's right to choose what to do with her fertility to avoid being impregnated at the wrong time. I do nto see anything wrong with it actually except of course the Church's objection on the use of artificial contraceptives to control or prevent unwanted pregnancies. Also I heard about abortion in this bill, but the congresswoman who espoused this bill denied that it is a pro abortion bill which the Catholic church is implying why they are not supporting the bill. As for me, I think we should first know what the details of the bill is before we finally judge if we would support. I have nop full knowledge about the bill so I think I would not give my opinion on this matter as of the moment.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
Yes...I respect your idea..thanks for responding...
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• Philippines
2 Mar 10
I read the bill and there's no where in there saying that it's going to legalize abortion. RH Bill will continue to see abortion as a criminal offense. The church is the one implying that soon enough after the bill is passed, that congressman's next move is to legalize abortion. Simply because other known countries that has a RH bill had legal abortion on them. What the church is not saying to simple people is the fact that there's also a number of countries (developed) that has RH bill, but abortion is not legal. There's a portion on the bill, that women who had an illegal abortion should still be given equal rights on medical help. For me, the only part that's a bit offensive is about the age when sexuality would be taught. The bill proposes to teach Grade 5 to High School students. In my opinion, students in Elementary shouldn't be given the sexuality lessons yet or how they could prevent pregnancy. It is best taught to students on their junior and senior levels.
@satan88 (586)
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
15 Sep 09
well i'm not from the phillipines but i do know that population control should be done with great caution. There are many problems that come from a country population control measures, fewer kids equals to lower economic growth. Couple that with a higher percentage of senior people (because fewer people are having kids to take care of them) who need health care and pension benefits equals a great drain on society. This is currently a big problem in Japan and would only worsen in Canada and the US as the baby boomer population reaches retirement.
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@ayenacsi (911)
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
Here in the Philippines , we have too much of the young generation. And most of the youth's potential is wasted because partly of poor governance. In terms of population control, I believe that our government should take firmer steps in implementing the proposed policy. I guess to sum it up is more than enough kids equals less or insufficient budget to harness that youth potential.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
Yes you're right I think the whole world would aware to this one of our global problems...thanks for responding..
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
Hello, I believe this is one reason why our population is still growing because the church kept interfering with this kind of solutions simply because it's against gods will, and the rhythm method seems to be out of style already.and i believe the church have plans to turn against him(noynoy) because they found out that he supports this bill. damn, church kept on interfering with politics, and it's really getting ugly now a days.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
Your right my friend. I think Church must really be separated from the state. Is this the true religion being taught by the bible? I don't think so...thanks for responding...
@frinces (419)
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
I am in favor of the said bill advocated by Senator Noynoy. With our country's current situation, we cannot supply all the needs of the growing number of Filipino people. Our resources is scarce and not well utilized. If we will help control or prevent our increasing population, we can provide our youngsters enough (if not plenty)materials, care and attention and we can be sure of a bright future for our next generations.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
Yes so am I sister....maybe this Catholic church has still sufficient and lots of food supplies that could still accommodate their members that's why they are against this bill because if this would finally pass into law they (their members) would slowly diminish until all of them would be gone...he he he thanks for responding...