Senate RH bill saga reaches climax Created on December 17, 2012, 5:47 am Posted by nup

OVER AND OVER. RH bill sponsors Senators Miriam Defensor Santiago and Pia Cayetano look forward to the vote on the measure after answering questions over and over again for more than a year. File photo from Cayetano's Facebook page.

These and other issues hounding the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill have, in the words of principal sponsor Sen Pia Cayetano, been debated for over a year in the Senate “until it was blue in the face.”

Until recently, proponents feared this will still be the case, with staunch critic Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile predicting that the debate will stretch until June 2013 or after the midterm polls.

Benguet pitches in for Pablo victims Created on December 13, 2012, 1:47 am Posted by nup

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet - Governor Nestor Fongwan is asking the Provincial Board to approve a donation of P200,000 for victims in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental in Mindanao.

Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental were worst hit by the recent typhoon which left country with over 700 dead.

Fongwan is asking the Provincial Board to approve the request for assistance with a sense of urgency. The assistance can be culled from reserved funds.

Police see peaceful 2013 polls in Basilan Created on December 12, 2012, 8:34 am Posted by nup

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - The provincial police force sees a peaceful holding of elections in Basilan in 2013. Chief Superintendent Mario Yanga, commander of the newly formed Regional Special Operation Task Group (RSOTG) for election, said the settlement of several political rivalries in the province will pave the anticipated peaceful elections in the province.

Belmonte 'cautiously confident' House will pass RH bill Created on December 7, 2012, 2:15 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives failed to accommodate the wish of President Benigno Aquino III to put the Reproductive Health bill to a vote this week. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr told reporters he told the President as early as Monday night, December 3, that it will take a longer.

But Belmonte said he is 'cautiously confident' that the House will pass the RH bill because of the "test votes" that rejected killer amendments critics tried to insert in the bill.

 

Help! 12 things 'Pablo' survivors need Created on December 7, 2012, 2:12 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives failed to accommodate the wish of President Benigno Aquino III to put the Reproductive Health bill to a vote this week. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr told reporters he told the President as early as Monday night, December 3, that it will take a longer.

But Belmonte said he is 'cautiously confident' that the House will pass the RH bill because of the "test votes" that rejected killer amendments critics tried to insert in the bill.

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