Press Release
August 16, 2011

Pia lauds inclusion of RH Bill in PNoy's priority measures

Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano Chairperson, Senate Committee on Health and Demography and 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."

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