Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Dramatic Memorial March for Mothers at the CBCP

This was actually a note from a friend of mine which she wrote Easter Sunday, and it was against the Feb 27 rally of the Pro-Deathers who surrounded an empty CBCP Compound.

Kudos to Ms. Monica Guioguio for this.

The Dramatic Memorial March for Mothers at the CBCP

“The lives lost, the children left behind, the hopes and relationships cut short, the contributions to society that have ceased.”

“We only leave behind the 11 candles with their dying flames. May the memories of the eleven women who died today touch your hearts and minds.”

These are such nice words to hear. Unfortunately, these same words are dubiously used to misrepresent the Catholic Church.

As a response to an obviously deceiving attempt to malign the Church, CBCP news through Msgr. Juanito Figura, CBCP secretary general, stressed that the church “do not in any way down play these women’s situation.”

Population control and public funds to subsidize contraceptives that's the real RH agenda. They claimed that there are 11 deaths per day due to lack of reproductive health, is it really the case?

First,  Corazon Juliano-Soliman the Secretary of DSWD said, "at least 10 women die everyday due to pregnancy or child birth-related complications." 11 against 10 is already a sign of dishonesty. Secondly, According to the Department of Health, the following have been the 5 leading causes of maternal mortality since 2004: 

1) Complications related to pregnancy 
2) Hypertension complicating pregnancy and childbirth 
3) Postpartum hemorrhage 
4) Pregnancy with abortive outcome 
5) Hemorrhage in early pregnancy

Why are these the leading causes? What are the things that needs to be done? Put the blame on the Catholic Church?  Msgr. Juanito Figura stated that;

“Precisely, the bishops ‘call on our government to address effectively the real causes of poverty such as corruption, lack of economic and social services, lack of access to education and the benefits of development, social inequities," quoting the CBCP’s latest pastoral letter. 

Msgr. Juanito Figura further stated that "those are the reasons of the deaths and suffering many Filipino women, especially the poor. "

“But the RH bills will not correct these root causes of poverty; it can even worsen the already real and present problems,” he said.

The CBCP, he said, further called for the establishment of more hospitals and clinics in the rural areas, the deployment of more health personnel to provide more access to health services, among others.

Among the reasons why the bishops reject the RH bill is "its overall trajectory towards population control", and its intention to "use public funds to subsidize contraceptives and sterilization services". - CBCP News

My guess, that march should have been directed to the DOH, the Ombudsman and Malacañang. They seemed to have protested on those who are calling for solutions on maternal deaths as well.

Hendry Plaza, the reproductive health programme officer for UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, says: “We will only [achieve] 140 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015. We are still statistically off-track from the MDG of 55 deaths per 100,000. 

Mr. Plaza is so sure about this 'achievement' that he seem to be quite convinced the RH Bill is already a law. I agree that we need to develop and change the usual Filipino reliance to a "masahista" or "kumadrona" to lessen maternal deaths. But the Filipino out of being poor would rather rely on these than go to a hospital which requires downpayments before extending medical help. There are lots of issues that needs to be addressed first, and the RH Bill though having some solutions also have problems that would only worsen our situation. Just when did a woman dying of maternal complications needed pills or condoms to save her life? Prevent her from being pregnant in the first place is the solution? Yeah right! (sways head). Push for a law that will directly address the problem of maternal deaths and don't inject something that doesn't really solve the problem.

This kind of action is simply anti-Catholicism. Besides, the same atheists crowd are the ones most in that march anyway.

RH Supporters Held a Memorial March for Mothers at the CBCP February 27th 2011. Take notice of the hand sign.  It is the baphomet horns hand signal/sign, these are not just simple hand signals, they mean "I Love You Satan" on the heavy metal world of satanism.

Meet the Filipino Freethinkers. They are the famous flesh loving RH advocates mocking the Last Supper of the Lord. These are the very individuals who wants to eliminate the usual Filipino identity into a more promiscuous country like that of America. Do they look pro-poor?

Blaspheme is common with these RH advocates. The RH bill is just a tool to further advance anti-Catholicism in the Philippines. 

Top Priorities First!

Okay... It's been a long while since I wrote here.

I'm just laughing my ass out loud when I looked at my calendar, because when I wrote this, it is nearing dusk of April 28, 2011--and tomorrow is the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Catherine "Kate" Middleton. What's special about this, anyway?

For me, except if you're having an interest to the House of Winsdor (a.k.a., the Royal Family), I find this nonsense. Before the Eastern Sunset tells you why and what should be given more media exposure, and I agree with its blogger. Why give much ado to a personality that wasn't part of Philippine history, anyway? Why cover a pompous Anglican wedding when one of Christ's Vicars is about to be venerated by His Church--the Catholic Church--as a holy man? I see Pope John Paul II's beatification way more meaningful than the so-called "Royal Wedding of the Century". And as a Filipino, it is more meaningful because he was part of history compared to a Crown Prince who fell in love with his best friend in college.

Now for the people I look up to the most (yes, the people in the media), why not assess what coverage should be prioritized. Remember the old saying: "First things first" (yet I doubt if they really know what are their top priorities). If you really are for the truth, even if sometimes it is too vague a term, don't just focus on the sensational; in other words, lagyan nyo naman ng iba. We respect your dedication of giving the news to the majority, but sometimes, it's always the same crap; so please, minimize some emphasis on things that are considered sidetracks.

And to make it clear, I look forward to Pope John Paul II's beatification on May 1.

(April 29, 2011)
Anyway, I react with this.... Bloody hell.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Holy Week Correspondence and the Past Weeks

It's been a long time since I blogged, and many things happened since my last post. Anyway, let's do a pahapyaw on the things that happened....

First is that I Oppose the RH Bill has already reached more than 15,000 likes, while its Facebook archnemesis--I Support the RH Bill--has now lagged behind by more or less 500 likes. Looks like it's going to be in favor of the Pro-Lifers. (And yeah, I almost forgot.... I guess "Kuya Kim" Atienza is one of them because his late-night program "Krusada" on ABS-CBN featured the Pro-Life stance; and maybe because his father, former Manila Mayor and DENR Secretary Lito Atienza is one of them.)

On the other side of the battlefield, the Pro-RH (and may I call them as Pro-Death) people are still insisting on passing this controversial bill; but after that A-Day Prayer Rally, it looks like there could be a significant increase of them who deserted it because they came to their senses or for any reason. Either way, that is still a speculation. And to add in the Pro-Death camp, a number of residents in Barangay Ayala Alabang Village in Muntinlupa protested against the ordinance that restricts the use of contraceptives IF used without a physician's prescription. And it no less than Lea Salonga who graced the event--herself a staunch supporter.

Now, because it is Holy Week, and I'm somehow involved (as always) in the observances, I'll be laying low on all these things; but I will still be keeping in touch through photo correspondencies of the events that will transcribe in the Easter Triduum here in our place. So for now, may you always remember that the Lord died to inspire you to live life to the fullest and share the sufferings He made.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Jan-Jan, The McDo Kids, and Rebecca Black

Recorded this one.... I think there is a connection of the RH Bill to this one.... Will you let these kinds of mentality be instilled to our children once the Bill is passed?

A question from Yours Truly.... :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Eagles are for Life!

First, the infantry (the Maroons); then, the armor (the Tigers); and now, we have air support (the Eagles). heard it right. The Ateneo de Manila University is AGAINST House Bill 4244, or the "Consolidated" Reproductive Health/Responsible Parenthood Bill. I saw this one HERE. And here is what they have to say: 

ADMU Statement on Reproductive Health Bill 4244
Date posted: 2011-03-25 06:35:37

24 March 2011


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There is a recent article in the press that "UP, Ateneo Profs call for
passage of RH Bill." The article also lists the signatories from the
University of the Philippines and the Ateneo de Manila.

A similar position paper was issued by Ateneo faculty on October 15, 2008 and, 
on that occasion, I issued a statement to the Ateneo community to clarify the 
stance of the University. In that memo, I said that the position of the Ateneo 
de Manila is as follows:

1) We appreciate the efforts of these members of the Ateneo faculty to grapple 
with serious social issues and to draw from Catholic moral teaching  in their 
study of the bill.

2) We acknowledge their right to express their views as individual 
Catholics and 
appreciate their clear statement that their views are their own and not that of 
the University.

3) However, the Ateneo de Manila University does not agree with their position 
of supporting the present bill. As I said in my letter of October 2 to 
Archbishop Aniceto and Bishop Reyes, it is the considered opinion of our moral 
theologians that, although there are points wherein the aforesaid bill and the 
Catholic moral tradition are in agreement, there are certain positions and 
provisions in the bill which are incompatible with principles
and specific positions of moral teaching which the Catholic Church has held and 
continues to hold.

We thus have serious objections to the present bill in the light of 
our Catholic 

4) Ateneo de Manila thus stands with our Church leaders in raising 
questions about and objections to RH Bill 5043.

5) It is also the responsibility of the Ateneo de Manila as a Jesuit 
and Catholic university to ensure that, in our classes and other fora, we 
teach Catholic faith and morals in their integrity.

6) At the same time, as I also wrote on October 2, we support 
continuing efforts 
on the critical study and discussion of the bill among Church groups including 
the University and in civil society.

The position of the Ateneo de Manila remains the same. In matters of faith and 
morals, the Ateneo de Manila as a Jesuit and Catholic university, stands with 
the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and the Philippine 
Province of the Society of Jesus. At the same time, we recognize the right of 
our faculty, as individuals, to express their views and appreciate their clear 
statement that these views are their own and not that of the University.


And on the sidetrack, their most famous alumnus and athlete, Chris Tiu, also expressed his sentiment for the sanctity of life through his blog post about Jason Evert's talk at the SMX Convention Center. And for his fans, he has a Twitter account. So I look forward for a strong Pro-Life air arm. 

But to show you all how serious we are about this, please view the video below: 

Which brings me to my conclusion: 
When could we have land- and sea-based artillery from the Archers? or will they go against it at all?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Tax Collector at the Temple

"O God, be merciful to me, a sinner!" (Lk. 18:13a)

I screwed up.
I cannot help but say that
the Pharisee is right about
me--corrupt, immoral, and
Great YHWH,
my Lord and my God,
have mercy on me!
Though I want to try, but
I can't look at you out of
shame for myself.
I prayed to You in a farther
distance than others
not because of being a
tax collector,
but of the practice of tax
I cannot just let this one pass.
I am willing to give up everything
just to alter my life.


Heads' Up!