History Unfold – #YesToRHBill

RJ Barrete

MANILA, Philippines – President Noynoy Aquino who put the Reproductive Health Bill as one of his priority bills marks his own legacy under his administration, offering strong and socially-relevant policy changes. It is highly evident that this controversial proposed law has divided the Philippine society into contrasting beliefs, philosophy and collective interests of different civic society organizations.

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Anti-RH peope protest outside the House of Representatives

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Policemen guard the area

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Different sectors who are against the RH Bill rallied and prayed for disapproval

December 17, it should be marked that the House of Representatives and the Senate both approved on third and final reading the Reproductive Health bill, delivering it to becoming a law which believes to solve maternal health issues that will empower women as part of their inherent rights; and to educate married couples in family planning – natural or modern.

The House of Representatives, last week  garnered 104 votes in favor for the bill while 79 votes voting against. However, the final votes obtained on the third reading was 133-79-7.

The Senate declared a result of 13 affirmative votes, and 8 negative votes and no abstention.

Senators who voted in favor of the Bill:

1. Sen. Pia Cayetano

2. Sen. Edgardo Angara

3. Sen. Joker Arroyo

4. Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano

5. Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago

6. Sen. Francis Escudero

7. Sen. Franklin Driolon

8. Sen. Panfilo Lacson

8. Sen. Teofisto Guiongona III

9. Sen. Loren Legarda

10. Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

11. Sen. Ralph Recto

12. Sen. Francis Pangilinan

Senators who rejected the bill:

1. Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile

2. Sen. Jinggoy Estrada

3. Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III

4. Sen. Gregorio Honasan

5. Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III

7. Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr.

8. Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV

9. Sen. Manny Villar

Following is the list of 133 members of the House of Representatives who voted: 

YES ON THIRD READING

1.      Abad, Henedina R. (Batanes)

2.      Aggabao, Giorgidi (Isabela)

3.      Aglipay, Emmeline Y. (DIWA PL)

4.      Agyao, Manuel (Kalinga)

5.      Albano, Rodolfo (Isabela)

6.       Alvarez, Mercedes K. (Negros Occidental)

7.      Amante-Matba, Angelica M. (Agusan del Norte)

8.      Amatong, Rommel (Compostela Valley)

9.      Angara, Juan Edgardo M. (Aurora)

10.     Antonio, Patricio T. (AGBIAG PL)

11.     Apostol, Sergio (Leyte)

12.     Arquiza, Godofredo V. (SENIOR CITIZENS PL)

13.     Bag-ao, Arlene J. (AKBAYAN PL)

14.     Baguilat, Teddy Jr. (Ifugao)

15.     Balindong, Pangalian M. (Lanao del Sur)

16.     Banal, Jorge ‘Bolet’ (Quezon City)

17.     Barzaga, Elpidio F. (Dasmarinas City)

18.     Batocabe, Rodel M. (AKO BICOL PL)

19.      Bautista, Franklin P. (Davao del Sur)

20.     Bello, Walden F. (AKBAYAN PL)

21.     Belmonte, Feliciano Jr. R. (Quezon City)

22.     Belmonte, Vicente Jr. F. (Iligan City)

23.     Benitez, Alfredo ‘Albee’ B. (Negros Occidental)

24.     Biazon, Rodolfo G. (Muntinlupa)

25.     Binay, Mar-Len Abigail S. (Makati)

26.     Biron, Ferjenel G. (Iloilo)

27.     Bulut-Begtang, Eleanor C. (Apayao)

28.     Cagas, Marc Douglas IV C. (Davao del Sur)

29.     Cajayon, Mary Mitzi L. (Caloocan)

30.     Calixto-Rubiano, Emi G. (Pasay)

31.     Canonino, Ranulfo P. (PL KAKUSA)

32.     Casiño, Teddy A. (BAYAN MUNA)

33.     Castelo, Winston ‘Winnie’ (Quezon City)

34.     Catamco, Nancy A. (North Cotabato)

35.     Celeste, Jesus ‘Boying’ F. (Pangasinan)

36.     Cerafica, Arnel M. (Taguig City)

37.     Chipeco, Justin Marc SB. (Laguna)

38.     Cojuangco, Eduardo (Tarlac)

39.     Cojuangco, Kimi S. (Pangasinan)

40.     Colmenares, Neri J (BAYAN MUNA PL)

41.     Cortuna, Juliet (PL A-TEACHER)

42.     Cosalan, Ronald M. (Benguet)

43.     Cruz-Gonzales, Cinchona (CIBAC PL)

44.     Datumanong ,Simeon A. (Maguindanao)

45.     Defensor, Arthur Jr. R. (Iloilo)

46.     Del Rosario, Anthony G. (Davao del Norte)

47.     Del Rosario, Antonio A. (Capiz)

48.     Dimaporo, Imelda Quibranza (Lanao del Norte)

49.     Duavit, Joel Roy (Rizal)

50.     Dy, Napoleon (Isabela)

51.     Ebdane, Jun Omar C. (Zambales)

52.     Enverga, Wilfrido (Quezon)

53.     Eriguel, Eufranio ‘Franny’ C., M.D. (La Union)

54.     Espina, Rogelio J.,M.D. (Biliran)

55.     Estrella, Robert Raymund M. (ABONO PL)

56.     Evardone, Ben (Eastern Samar)

57.     Fernandez, Danilo (Laguna)

58.     Ferriol, Abigail (PL Kalinga)

59.     Flores, Florencio Jr. T. (Bukidnon)

60.     Fuentes, Daisy (South Cotabato)

61.     Garcia-Albano, Mylene J (Davao City)

62.     Garin, Janette L. (Iloilo)

63.     Garin, Sharon S. (AAMBIS-OWA PPL)

64.     Gatchalian, Rex (Valenzuela)

65.     Gatchalian, Weslie T. (ALAY-BUHAY PL)

66.     Go, Arnulfo F. (Sultan Kudarat)

67.     Gonzales, Neptali II M. (Mandaluyong)

68.     Guanlao, Agapito H. (BUTIL PL)

69.     Haresco, Teodorico T. (ANG KASANGGA PL)

70.     Hataman-Salliman, Jim S. (Basilan)

71.     Herrera-Dy, Bernadette R. (BAGONG HENERASYON PL)

72.     Ilagan,Luzviminda C. (GABRIELA PL)

73.     Jalosjos, Cesar G. (Zamboanga del Norte)

74.     Jaloslos, Romeo Jr. (Zamboanga Sibugay)

75.     Jalosjos, Seth F. P. (Zamboanga del Norte)

76.     Joson, Josefina M. (Nueva Ecija)

77.     Kho, David L. (SENIOR CITIZENS PL)

78.     Lacson-Noel, Josephine Veronique R. (Malabon)

79.     Lagdameo, Antonio Jr. F. (Davao del Norte)

80.     Lagman, Edcel C. (Albay)

81.     Lapus, Jeci (Tarlac)

82.     Leonen-Pizarro, Catalina (PL ABS)

83.     Limkaichong, Jocelyn S. (Negros Oriental)

84.     Loong, Tupay T. (Sulu)

85.     Lopez, Carlo V. (Manila)

86.     Lopez, Carol Jayne B. (YACAP PL)

87.     Loyola, Roy M. (Cavite)

88.     Magsaysay, Eulogio (PL AVE)

89.     Maliksi, Erineo S. (Cavite)

90.     Maranan, Zeny (1-UTAK PL)

91.     Marcoleta, Rodante (PL Alagad)

92.     Mariano, Rafael V. (ANAKPAWIS PL)

93.     Miraflores, Florencio T. (Aklan)

94.     Mirasol, Alejandro Y. (Negros Occidental)

95.     Nava, Joaquin Carlos Rahman A. (Guimaras)

96.     Ocampo, Rosenda Ann (Manila)

97.     Ortega, Francisco Emmanuel III R. (ABONO PL)

98.     Ortega, Victor (La Union)

99.     Padilla, Carlos M. (Nueva Vizcaya)

100.    Paez, Cresente C. (COOP NATCO PL)

101.    Palatino, Raymond V. (KABATAAN PL)

102.    Palmones, Angelo B. (AGHAM PL)

103.    Pangandaman, Mohammed Hussein (Lanao del Sur)

104.    Pichay, Philip (Surigao del Sur)

105.    Ponce Enrile, Juan Jr. C. (Cagayan)

106.    Primicias-Agabas, Marlyn L. (Pangasinan)

107.    Quimbo, Romero Federico ‘Miro’ S. (Marikina)

108.    Sacdalan, Jesus N. (North Cotabato)

109.    Sahidulla, Nur-ana I. (Sulu)

110.    Sakaluran, Raden C. (Sultan Kudarat)

111.    Salvacion, Andres Jr. (Leyte)

112.    Sambar, Mark Aarom (PL PBA)

113.    Sarmiento, Mel Senen S. (Western Samar)

114.    Sema, Bai Sandra A. (Maguindanao and Cotabato City)

115.    Singson, Eric Jr. G. (Ilocos Sur)

116.    Sy-Alvarado, Ma. Victoria R. (Bulacan)

117.    Tanada, Lorenzo III

118.    Teodoro, Marcelino R (Marikina)

119.    Tinga, Sigfrido R. (Taguig)

120.    Tinio, Antonio L. (ACT TEACHERS PL)

121.    Tomawis, Acmad M. (ALIF PL)

122.    Treñas, Jerry P. (Iloilo)

123.    Tugna, Sherwin N. (CIBAC PL)

124.    Tupas, Niel Jr. C. (Iloilo)

125.    Umali, Reynaldo (Oriental Mindoro)

126.    Ungab, Isidro T. (Davao City)

127.    Vargas-Alfonso, Baby Aline (Cagayan)

128.    Villar, Mark A. (Las Pinas)

129.    Villarica, Linabelle Ruth R. (Bulacan)

130.    Yap, Susan (Tarlac)

131.    Yu, Victor J. (Zamboanga del Sur)

132.    Zamora-Apsay, Maria Carmen (Compostela Valley)

133.    Zubiri, Jose III F. (Bukidnon)

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