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Miriam’s next fight: Repeal Anti-Cybercrime Law

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is ready to fight anew this 16th Congress. In a statement, Santiago said her new bill, if passed into law, will repeal the Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which was earlier halted by the...
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Bishop blames Aquino as RH bill hurdles 2nd reading

MANILA, Dec 13 (Mabuhay) – A Catholic bishop on Thursday blamed President Benigno Aquino III for supposedly pressuring some members of the House of Representatives to vote for the controversial reproductive health bill. House Bill 4244 moved a step closer to passage after the...
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Aquino defends Cabinet men at RH voting

MANILA, Dec 13 (Mabuhay) – President Aquino sees nothing wrong with Cabinet members being at the House of Representatives as lawmakers voted on the reproductive health bill. Aquino said that just like the bishops and priests who were there, members of the Cabinet, as citizens,...
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Sen. Pia specifies ‘abortion is crime’ plus 12 other amendments in RH bill

MANILA, Sept 6 (Mabuhay) – To accommodate Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III’s misgivings about the Reproductive Health (RH) bill, Senator Pia Cayetano on Thursday amended the bill to include a specific provision that declares that abortion is a crime plus 12...
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Aquino in 3rd SONA asks Congress to pass RH bill

MANILA, July 23 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday asked Congress to pass the controversial reproductive health (RH) in his third State of the Nation Address (SONA). Aquino said responsible parenthood is one of the ways to address classroom and textbook backlogs...

Pex Aves is bitching, so are the boxing fans

By DAVID CASUCO LOS ANGELES – Gung-ho broadcast journalist and former boxing promoter Pex Aves was not impressed by what I wrote about the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley “non-fight.” The hard-hitting Pinas “dateliner” who moonlights as a religious...

Pacquiao frowns upon civil disobedience vs RH bill

(GMA News) Though he is against the looming reproductive health (RH) bill, Sarangani Representative and Philippine boxing icon Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao shows disapproval of giving support to civil disobedience called upon by pro-life groups. Pacquiao said during his...

Bishops urge Catholics to post anti-RH bill stickers, posters

MANILA, May 4 (PNA) – Catholic bishops have urged anti-reproductive health bill advocates to put stickers and posters against the controversial measure in homes, businesses and cars. Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo said he supports the campaign to show the government that...