Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
On Pres. Aquino’s certification of the RH BILL as urgent
14 December 2012
“With the all-women ‘bloc’ in the Senate, namely Senators Miriam, Loren and I, and all the men who have firmly stood beside us, definitely, President Noy’s certification is the sweet icing on the cake that makes all the stress that we (the sponsors) had to go through worthwhile.
“But seriously, this sends a strong message that the President is one with us in recognizing the needs of our people, especially the women, and in responding to the overwhelming call to have an RH law passed.
“I urge everyone to follow the proceedings and the voting in the House and Senate on Monday. This vote will put to a test our political maturity as a people and nation.” #