Magna carta on religious freedom pag-uusapan na sa Kamara

Magna carta on religious freedom pag-uusapan na sa Kamara

December 14, 2022 @ 10:41 AM 2 months ago


MANILA, Philippines – Sisimulan nang dinggin at pag-usapan ng Kamara ang proposed Magna Carta on Religious Freedom Act.

Sa kanyang sponsorship speech nitong Martes, Disyembre 13, hinimok ni House Committee on Human Rights Chair at Manila 6th District Rep. Bienvenido Abante ang mga kasamahan na aprubahan ang naturang panukala.

“Mr. Speaker, my esteemed colleagues in these hallowed halls of Congress, I urge you all to enact into law HB No. 6492, which seeks to protect the constitutionally guaranteed right of the people to freedom of religion and the free exercise thereof,” sinabi ni Abante.

“With a huge population of 109 million Filipinos as of May 2020, based on the Philippine Statistical Authority’s records, the religion demography in the country consists of 79.5 percent Roman Catholics, 9 percent other Christian groups, and some 10 percent Muslims. We all stand to enjoy immense benefits from this bill once it is enacted,” dagdag niya.

Ani Abante, ang right to freedom of religion ay malinaw na nakasaad at pinagtitibay ng Konstitusyon.

Ipinaliwanag din niya na ang House Bill No. 6492 ay naglalayong masiguro na walang hakbang mula sa pamahalaan, ahensya, mga opisyal o empleyado, ang makapagpipigil sa isang tao na makapagpahayag ng kaniyang paniniwala sa relihiyon.

“However, this right is not absolute. To avert any possible abuse of rights, some limitations have been stipulated in the proposed law,” giit nito.

“If the free exercise of religious freedom or liberality of conscience results to violence, or inflicts or poses direct or indirect physical or material harm or danger on other people, or infringes on their own freedom of religion or conscience, then the State’s protection on the freedom of religion or belief must be necessarily curtailed,” dagdag pa niya. RNT/JGC