RH bill price tag = P13.7 billion

The diabolical RH bill takes food and resources away from the poor. To add insult to injury, through our taxes we get to pay for what will ultimately kill our faith and family.

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New revelation: RH bill price tag = P13.7 billion
MANILA, Oct. 5, 2011–It took a Lito Lapid to finally reveal one of the pro-RH lobby’s well-kept secrets: the gargantuan price tag of the proposed contraceptive welfare program.

The Pampango senator, ridiculed by the pro-RH side for his inability to debate the “reproductive health” (RH) bill’s proponents in English, managed to eke out the figure Tuesday from one of the measure’s sponsors, Sen. Pia Cayetano.

After hemming and hawing, Cayetano admitted during interpellations on Senate Bill 2865 that the Department of Health (DOH) had asked for P13.7 billion to implement the RH bill for the year 2012 alone – an amount bigger than the individual budgets of the departments of energy, finance, foreign affairs, justice, labor, science, tourism, and trade. The figure also dwarfs the budgets proposed for the Office of the President and Congress, as well as for the entire Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

The revelation of the huge RH budget is the latest in the string of exposes to hound the pro-RH lobby, which had earlier been found to be using outdated data on maternal deaths and abortion. RH proponents had long been saying that the budget would only be P3 billion annually.

Lapid pointed out that even at P3 billion per year, slum dwellers could already be sent back to the provinces and given their own land over a 10-year period.

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RH body to determine which regions to sterilize, contracept – Cayetano

MANILA, Oct. 5, 2011–More hidden details of the “reproductive health” (RH) bill are unraveling, with Sen. Pia Cayetano revealing on Tuesday that a central body will determine which regions in the Philippines should use contraception and which regions should be sterilized.

Under interpellation by Sen. Lito Lapid, Cayetano initially said the distribution of artificial contraceptives would depend on the requests of local government units.

Later on, Cayetano said that if an area’s average age is low, policymakers won’t recommend vasectomy.

“Pills will be recommended so the time during which there will be no pregnancy is temporary,” she said in Filipino.

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