Filipinos, Unite for Life!

Inter-faith Rally, 13 Feb. 2011, Sunday, “Filipinos, Unite for Life!”

http://sites.google.com/site/filipinosuniteforlife/

Sec. (former Manila Mayor) Lito Atienza was MC, and sent strong signals from beginning to end that we the Filipino people will NOT allow the RH Bill to pass, as it is a waste of the people’s money (millions of Pesos for contraceptives?!? condoms?!?).  The funds could be better put to use by being invested in: education, REAL health (such as true basic medicines, medical facilities), generation of JOBS, etc.

Congressman Anthony Golez

http://www.congress.gov.ph/members/search.php?congress=15&id=golez-a

as a medical doctor, spoke strongly in opposition to the RH Bill, as this will not provide what the health of Filipinos truly demands: they need medicines and hospitals to cure sicknesses, NOT contraceptives and condoms, the poor people need food and education, not contraceptives and condoms.  How can contraceptives be called “basic medicines” in the Bill?!?


Senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel

http://www.nenepimentel.org/v2/index.php

spoke, denouncing the continued push of the RH Bill in successive Congresses, just to push the agenda of global groups who heavily fund the bill to force contraception which has been proved to lead to abortion and a contraceptive mentality.

He was happy to declare that the entire community of Ayala-Alabang has legislated, through an ordinance, opposition to the implementation of the RH Bill in the entire Ayala-Alabang.

He called on the Barangay Captain of Ayala-Alabang, who proudly declared his community to be 1 of 42,000 barangays nationwide to be completely pro-life and stand in opposition to the RH Bill.

Congresswoman Rachel “Cutie” DEL MAR (daughter of Congressman Raul del Mar)

http://www.congress.gov.ph/members/search.php?congress=15&id=delmar

representing CEBU, explained that they have just staged a successful anti-RH Bill protest rally in Cebu City to protest the continued push of the RH Bill which does NOT directly address the issues of poverty (poverty eradication or alleviation) and development of the Filipino people.  She declared the entire CEBU province to be pro-life and standing against the RH Bill.  Cong. RAUL DEL MAR and Cong. Rachel “Cutie” Del Mar are shown here during the CEBU pro-life Rally last Feb. 11:

http://mamador.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/photos-cebuanos-unite-for-life/

Congresswoman Aliah Dimaporo

http://www.congress.gov.ph/members/search.php?congress=15&id=dimaporo

spoke, as a Muslim and in behalf of the Muslim community, against the RH Bill asnot providing real solutions to the problems it purports to solve: poverty, underdevelopment, need for education, etc.

Congresswoman Dimaporo spoke also at the World Youth Alliance

“Global Perspective on the RH Bill”

held recently at the U.P. College of Public Administration:

http://wyaasiapacific.blogspot.com/2011/01/wya-asia-pacific-conference-global.html

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Congressman Amado Bagatsing

http://www.congress.gov.ph/members/search.php?congress=15&id=bagatsing-a

spoke against the RH Bill.  Hailing from a family of public officials who have traditionally been pro-life (e.g. Mayor Bagatsing of Manila years back), Cong. Bagatsing denounced the RH Bill as not leading to true progress and development and does not solve the country’s problems that need real solutions (providing school classrooms, health and medicines, jobs for the unemployed), etc.

http://geniusborderingoninsanity.blogspot.com/2010/04/pro-life-candidates-according-to-pro.html

Here’s a Pro-Life Phils. document reporting on Pro-Life Talks by Congressman RAUL DEL MAR and Congressman AMADO BAGATSING:

http://prolife.org.ph/home/uploads/fyi/Sep-Oct09.pdf

Christine Jacob, superstar swimmer and Mom of 5,

http://www.mb.com.ph/node/240752/chri

spoke in opposition to the “sex education” component of the Bill that will force her to accept “sex education” of children from Grade 5 (!) up to 4th year High School by government health workers (!).  “What do they know about true sex education? The parents have the direct right and obligation to impart this, as it is they who have full/better knowledge of their children!”.


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Fr. Anton Pascual

(Caritas Manila, TV Maria Phils., Kapanalig Radyo Veritas, etc.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz_jguY0Ofk

spoke strongly against the RH Bill as leading to a contraceptive mentality and, therefore, eventually to the approval of abortion.  He hailed the Congressmen and Senators opposing the RH Bill as true “kinatawan ng mamamayang Pilipino” (true representatives of the Filipino people).

See also “No to Abortion!” video, Fr. Anton Pascual, here:

http://www.veritas846.ph/

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Congressman Michael Velarde, Sectoral Representative, BUHAY (“Life”) Party-list

http://www.congress.gov.ph/members/search.php?congress=15&id=velarde

also spoke in opposition to the RH Bill and fully endorsing & supporting this inter-faith pro-life Rally.


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A Muslim mother of 10 spoke about how the propositions of the RHBill –esp. its contraceptive stance– run counter to her Muslim belief: that LIFE COMES FROM GOD and LIFE HAS TO BE NURTURED and children have to be taught to become good citizens, as opposed to rejecting having more siblings.

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This comes from the Pro-Life Coalition:

As of 5:30pm ,12  feb the ffw prolife organizations confirmed their attendance to the 13 Feb Filipinos! Unite for Life Interfaith Prayer Rally at PICC 4 PM:

1) Knights of the Altar ,Our Lady of Victory Church
2) Kababaihan Maynila
3) Tarlac Diocese leaders and SEMINARIANS
4) Quiapo Church leaders Family an Life
5) Mahal ko si Lolo Mahal ko si Lola movement
6) Cenacle groups
7) Family and Life groups of Lipa
8) Order of Malta
9) Home for Amgels
10) Caritas Manila
11) Radio Veritas 846 Kapanalig community
12) Pilipinas Kong Mahal Movement
13) Youth Pinoy
14) Society of St Vincent de Paul and poor  beneficiaries
15) Human Life International (HLI)
16) Alliance for Family , ALFI
17) CFCFFL,Manila and Cavite Diocese
18) Couples for Christ Global Mission Foundation Inc
19) Ligaya ng Panginoon
20) St James Parish Alabang
21) all parishes of the  Diocese of Paranaque
22) Parish leaders and members of Santuario San Jose Greenhills
23) Medical Practitioners for life
24) Muslims for life ,Quiapo and Baseco
25) Intercessors for the Philippines Evangelicals
26) Prolife Philippines Movement
27) Pro life coalition for Family and Life
28) Ang Kapatiran Party
29) Philippine Solidarity Foundation
30) Buhay Party list
31) El Shaddai Catholic group
32) Christian Family Movement
33) Prolife legislators from Senate and Congress
34) Holy Family Schools 
35) Sister of the Servers of San Jose 
36) EDSA Shrine Community 
37) Salesians and Parish  of Barangay Don Bosco  c/o Fr Gerry Battad SD 
38) Mary Help of Christians Bicutan 38)Philippine for Life and Family 
39) SERVE LIFE PHIL 
40) PSBA Schools Student Council
41) Solidarity 4 Sovereignty 
42) Familly Cooperation Health Services Foundation, FAMCOHSEF 
43) CFCFFL DIOCESE of LAGUNA 
44) Our Lady of the ROSARY Healing Rosary Crusade 
45) MOTHER BUTLER GUILD 
46) PPCRV-c/o Amb Tita de Villa 
47) 500 Devotees from NAZARENO GROUP Quiapo 
48) Salesian Sister of Don Bosco 
49) Baptist Group from Lighthouse Bible Churches of Bishop Reuben Abante 
50) ARMADA-army of mary gainst death and abortion

51) Catholic Women’s League Archdiocese of Manila and the CWL National
52) Quiapo Muslim community and the faculty and students of the Bangsamoro Excellent Students/Teachers Academy (B.E.S.T)
53) Habihan School
54) Don Bosco Seminary Group, Mary Help of Christians

55) University of the Philippines Scholars Choose LIFE Coalition (click here for their Facebook group)

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MANILA TIMES news report:

http://www.manilatimes.net/news/topstories/anti-rh-bill-group-gains-more-allies/

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Facebook group “100% Katolikong Pinoy” prepared a video featuring images of the Feb. 13 rally:

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=190707617616903&oid=96426468642&comments

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If you want your photos and news reports (e.g., more accurate or verbatim transcriptions of speeches) or links to be added here, please email:

aliza.racelis@up.edu.ph

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One Response to “Filipinos, Unite for Life!”

  1. Maddog Says:

    Thanks for posting this. The truth has to come out.

    The traditional news media have failed us. They simply tuned out and pretty much ignored this important event (but they made sure to report on a measly 50 pro-RH people protesting at the Senate). That’s “envelopmental journalism” at work.

    God bless!


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