Saturday, October 11, 2008

More activities vs repro bill needed, says prelate

MANILA, October 6, 2008 --CBCP Commission on Health Care Chairman and Mati (Davao Oriental) Bishop Patricio H. Alo said more activities launched by various Catholic church-based groups are needed to counteract the supporters of the Reproductive Health Bill in Congress.

In an interview over Catholic-run Veritas 846 early Monday morning, the prelate said aside from the lobbying being made by Catholic bishops and organizations, the signature campaign against the consolidated Reproductive Health bill is in order. 

He added the government should heed the people’s call against the controversial consolidated reproductive health bills now up for plenary debates at the House of Representatives.

“The government should represent the people, they should favor the voice of the people and if they do not carry the voice of the people, they are not government of the people,” the 68-year old prelate said.

He added people in government should not pretend to represent the people if they do not represent the people’s sentiments. “Dapat kung ano ang boses ng tao ay kanilang papanigan,” the prelate added.