PNoy to Solons: Cast conscience vote on RH bill
IN a calibrated pitch for Responsible Parenthood (Reproductive Health Bill), President Benigno Aquino III rallied congresspersons in an all-members meeting to terminate the interminable and repetitive debates on the controversial measure.
Albay Rep. Edcel C. Lagman in a statement said Pres. Aquino suggested to the members of the House to cast subsequently a conscience vote on the bill.
The conscience vote entails the following: (a) the courage to make a decision as leaders of their respective constituencies; (b) not to be cowed by intimidation of reprisal at the polls; and (c) to address the major problems like ills in health and backlog in education which are aggravated by a ballooning population.
The President also cautioned house members that the bahala na attitude results in inordinately large families, which presidential prescription adopts the call for children by choice, not be chance, Lagman said.