Quirino Grandstand, Manila. 03-25-2011.
With an anchor and a full contingent, we covered live from afternoon to night the largest assembly staged yet against the Reproductive Health Bill being debated in Congress. Most here, rallied by the Catholic Church, believe a policy supporting contraceptives and sex education is not an answer to the Philippines’ problems.
As our reporter Jorge Cariño found out, many from the pro-life side were working full-time to spread information about their advocacy.
The debate has since been cloaked in rhetoric, dogma, and appeals to emotion. Definitely political and decidedly spiritual, the fight for and against the RH bill has become a fight for the soul and direction of a nation.
This week, ABS-CBN News & Current Affairs takes this very heated issue to the next level of discussion. The pros and antis face-off in “HARAPAN- RH Bill: Ipasa o Ibasura?“, airing live on Sunday, May 8, 9:15 PM on Channel 2 and ANC.