29 August 2012

119 Representatives for FOI


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Not yet included are Reps. Lucy Torres Gomez and Ben Hur Salimbangon 
who have signified their intention to sign.


20 August 2012

Of Tweets and Trends


The creation of the graphic was inspired by tweets from Professional Heckler and Lynda Jumilla:

@HecklerForever: You want to know the mentality of online Filipino youth these days? Check out the trending topics on Twitter Philippines. :(

‏@lyndajumilla: @HecklerForever when you check the tweets, it's not even spontaneous discussion. It's deliberate. They trend it deliberately

‏@lyndajumilla: if only these kids could channel ferocity, determination, energy into "trending" say, volunteerism, social awareness, service to country..


16 August 2012

But wait, there's more! (Some lines in Sotto's 2nd speech found in other sources)

Despite the fact that the movement was gaining popularity in a society with a serious poverty crisis, Gandhi was an outspoken critic of artificial birth control. His general attitude was that

“Persons who use contraceptives will never learn the value of self-restraint. They will not need it. Self-indulgence with contraceptives may prevent the coming of children but will sap the vitality of both men and women, perhaps more of men than of women. It is unmanly to refuse battle with the devil.”

Despite the fact that the movement was gaining popularity in a society with a serious poverty crisis, Gandhi was an outspoken critic of artificial birth control. His general attitude was that

“Persons who use contraceptives will never learn the value of self-restraint. They will not need it. Self-indulgence with contraceptives may prevent the coming of children but will sap the vitality of both men and women, perhaps more of men than of women. It is unmanly to refuse battle with the devil.”

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To Sanger this meant the systematic elimination (through birth control, including abortion) of all those people she and her cohorts considered to be of “dysgenic stock” in order to create a race of superior intellectuals. Ito na rin po yung tinatawag na eugenics–if you are weak, useless, uneducated and poor, you have no right in this world. Sa medaling salita, ang gusto mangyari ng konsepto na eugenics ay ang magkaroon ng birth control para ang matitira na lamang sa mundo ay ang lahing na superior at intelektwal.

But there is more. Margaret Sanger had three basic philosophies when she began Planned Parenthood. We've talked so far about the first two: uninhibited sex and birth control (including abortion). Her third philosophy was that of eugenics. Eugenics is defined as "the application of the laws of heredity to physical and mental improvement, especially of the human race." To Sanger this meant the systematic elimination (through birth control, including abortion) of all those people she and her cohorts considered to be of "dysgenic stock" in order to create a race of superior intellectuals. Indeed, the New York Times ran the following headline after one of Sanger's talks to her followers: "Mrs. Sanger Says Superman Is the Aim of Birth Control."

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Also in a report prepared for the Royal Commission on Population in Great Britain found that the incidence of induced abortion as a percentage of all pregnancies was nine times higher for women using contraceptives than for women not using birth control.

In Great Britain, in 1949, a report prepared for the Royal Commission on Population found that the incidence of induced abortion as a percentage of all pregnancies was nine times higher for women using contraceptives than for women not using birth control.

03 August 2012

My Representative in Congress is Pro-RH. How about yours?


My Representatives in Congress are PRO-RH: QC District 3 Rep. Bolet Banal, Akbayan Rep. Kaka Bag-ao, and Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello. Ikinararangal kong iboto sila. Si Rep. Bolet ay co-author, samantalang sina Rep. Kaka at Rep. Walden ay principal authors.

How about your Representative, sa district man o party-list? Pwede niyong i-Google para malaman o kaya check out the list of authors and co-authors of House Bill No. 4244  na matatagpuan sa http://congress.gov.ph/download/basic_15/HB04244.pdf. Pero ingat lang kasi may kakaunting nag-withdraw na GMA allies, kaya mainam na magsaliksik talaga tayo tungkol sa stand ng ating mga Kinatawan. 

Kung malaman mong anti-RH pala ang Congressman mo, sana may gawin tayo para maiparating sa kanya na dapat na siyang magbago ng isip. Kapag pro-RH naman siya, magandang iparamdam natin sa kanya ang appreciation sa kanyang pagpanig sa karapatan at kalusugan ng mga ina, mga sanggol, at lahat na ng mamamayang Pilipino. Iparamdam natin sa kanila na hindi nila kailangang matakot sa mga banta ng CBCP dahil mananaig ang demokrasya at ang boses nating mga naglagay sa kanila sa posisyon.

Marami sa kanila ang nasa Twitter at Facebook. Panahon na para itodo ang pag-engage sa kanila lalo na't sa August 7 na ihahain ang motion to terminate the debates para makausad na sa legislative process ang RH Bill. Ituloy at pag-igtingin natin ang laban!


Congress, end the #RHBill debate on August 7!


Dear Representatives in Congress...


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