16 August 2011
Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Senate Committee on Health and Demography,
Senate Committee on Youth, Women and Family Relations
“I laud President Aquino’s inclusion of the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill in his list of priority measures. His endorsement shows that the President has not wavered in his stand about the urgency and necessity of this measure. It also shows that he is sensitive to the sentiments of our people who, surveys have consistently shown, are overwhelmingly in favor of an informed choice with regard to family planning.
“As the sponsor of the Senate version of the RH Bill (Senate Bill No.2865 under Committee Report No.49), I will look into the proposed amendments of Malacanang, which we could consider in the course of our plenary debates in the coming days. Hopefully, this development will speed up the passage of this measure in both the House of the Representatives and the Senate.” #
Photo: Members of the Reproductive Health Action Network (RHAN), all wearing purple, with RH Bill sponsor Sen. Pia Cayetano.