Posts Tagged ‘Philippines’

Would you hate me if I said I prayed for Summer to end?

No apologies coming. I am so frustrated with this terrible heat. News has it that the heat factor raised up to 44*C yesterday, which, in my criteria, wasn’t humanly tolerable. I wonder how some of the construction workers who were fixing the sewers yesterday were able to stay under the 1:00pm sun, doing extreme physical work. I, on the other hand, had been complaining on social media, sitting relatively comfortable on my computer chair, getting all the air from the fan and AC.

But this isn’t about me and my “privileged” life rants. It is a collective feedback about this heat. I am betting my April salary that I am not alone in this hateful retaliation against Summer. haha. Whatever. Please fast forward to when it’s much cooler; cool enough to wear a shirt and not a tank top inside the house.



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NOTE: This is only meant for an intelligent discussion.

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Okay, so I just want to get this off my chest. This is about one of the biggest issues of the country right now, the Reproductive Health Bill. I haven’t really read nor browsed through the whole scope of it but with what I have known – the key proposal of the bill, I’m making a stand. Whether you’re pro or against it, please see this out.

What is the key proposal of the bill? I’m not really sure if my source is the most accurate, but I’m putting my faith to its writer. Moreover, this is also what I had in mind before google-ing, and wikipedia-ing this on the internet. Whether it has little truth in it or none at all, I’m firing away. I quote, “[…]there is great debate on its key proposal that the Philippine government and the private sector will fund and undertake widespread distribution of family planning devices such as condomsbirth control pills (BCPs) and IUDs, as the government continues to disseminate information on their use through all health care centers.

As I see it, this bill is comprised of, but not limited to, promoting modern family planning methods and devices as an avenue to prevent several reproductive health and society issues such as STD’s, unwanted pregnancies, overpopulation, etc. I would definitely agree with what this bill is trying to achieve – to improve the lives of the people in general, but I think that the end does not justify the means. One of the reasons, if not the only one, why these issues are rampant in the society now is because SEX has turned into a casual activity. And it just doesn’t make sense to find solution by focusing on the mitigation of the effects, rather than targeting casual sex itself. Is it too hard set discipline nowadays? Am I being too idealistic? The world’s culture continues to evolve and mold itself into something where the people are free from it’s restrictions. You see, we’re given so much freedom, that we are beginning to lose our sense of responsibility for our actions. We make excuses by making the ‘not okay’ things ‘okay.’ Isn’t it better to instill in the minds of people that “It’s not okay to have casual sex because it may lead to health and issue problems” than to make them think that “It’s okay to have casual sex AS LONG AS IT’S SAFE.”

Please do not misunderstand. I am not disagreeing with this bill merely because I am Catholic. I tell you, religion has little influence to my stand. I’m not disagreeing because I want to deprive others of the choice. I’m not disagreeing because I am trying clean my backyard. I just think that there are better alternatives that would be beneficial for both paradigms; that will have a better or at least the same end point. If this were to be implemented, I know it would be effective. But I’m pretty sure it would cost us a long term negative effect – lack of discipline. Filipinos are intelligent, they would be able to come up with something that is a win-win.

How about you? What’s your stand on the Reproductive Health Bill?

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