Abp Lagdameo to Congress: Prioritize needs of flood victims over discussion on RH Bill

After Congress “prematurely” terminated the debates over the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill, both pro- and anti-RH bill legislators are called to give their full attention to the needs of their displaced constituents than prioritizing the amendment of the bill’s provisions.

In an interview with YouthPinoy, Jaro, Iloilo Archbishop Angel Lagdameo said senators and congressmen should prioritize rescuing victims of torrential rains and consequential floods in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces in Luzon.

“Attending to their constituents who are left displaced by floods should be prioritized by the Congress. This is far more urgent than railroading the passage of RH bill into law,” he said.

The archbishop also told YouthPinoy, one of the youth groups involved in the Church’s Anti-RH advocacy, “Do not lose hope.  Our campaign continues.”

As for the members of the Upper and Lower Houses of Congress, unto whose hands the fate of RH bill depends, Lagdameo urged them to “be discerning.”

Aside from the legislators, Lagdameo also called on the lay faithful to help their countrymen in this time of calamity by volunteering in rescue and relief operations.

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