Taking a Stand on the RH Bill, from kaRoger

Ngunit hindi ako naniniwalang responsibilidad ng estado na magpamahagi ng contraceptives sa mga mamamayan nito. Alam ko ay ang responsibilidad ng estadong paglingkuran at protektahan ang sambayanan at mapalaya ang mamamayan nito sa kahirapan sa pamamagitan ng mga polisiya sa pagbibigay ng sapat na batayang serbisyong panlpunan, sapat na trabaho, mataas na batayan ng pamumuhay at pinabuting kalidad ng buhay para sa lahat.SA LAHAT.

Saan man nanggaling, sa mahirap o mayamang pamilya man, iyan ang responsibilidad ng estado. Ayoko na nakamit ang mga layon ng estadong ito dahil pinababa ang fertility rate ng mga mahihirap o ng bansa sa kabuuan. Siguro nga ay solusyon ang RH Bill sa problema ng kahirapan sa Pilipinas ngunit tutugunan lamang nito ay ang mga mabababaw na aspeto ng kahirapan at ang mga solusyong ibibigay nito ay hindi pangmatagalan.Hindi ako naniniwalang sagot sa kahirapan ang pamamahagi ng libreng contraceptives sa mag-asawa.

More from kaRoger.

Population Rate On Downward Trend

AGING PEOPLE: Not much is being said in the debate about the effects of eventually having an aging population.

In its website last May 2, Ivy Funds called attention to low fertility rates raising a red flag in tiger nations. It said:

“The world’s second and third largest economies, China and Japan, are managing a case of the baby blues. Their fellow ‘tiger’ nations — Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong — are similarly afflicted. Each of these nations suffers fertility rates roughly half the 2.1 children per household needed to replace the current populations. By 2030, these countries could have fewer people under 15 than over 60.”

“In mainland China, the one-child policy has had a profound impact on the youth population. In Japan, 20 percent of 50-year-old males have never married. In some Asian societies, up to one-third of women remain childless.”

Read the rest here.

Overpopulation is a Fallacy

Overpopulation is a fallacy

No less that the director general of the National Economic and Development Authority, Arsenio Balisacan, told the Senate that the UN had set a 2.1-percent fertility rate in the country. Our population growth is 1.98 percent. In other words, we are below the growth rate acceptable to the UN. We are thus not overpopulated even by UN standards!

The claim of the pro-RH groups is nothing but baloney.

As I have said, the RH bill is not only a religious issue. It is social, economic and political as well. The fortunes of politicians will rise and fall on these issue.

Yes, there are many of my colleagues supporting the RH bill. But look at their profiles. They are either conscripted media people and opinion-writers, and they are not Catholic. Most of the women opinion-writers are either trying very hard to be read by being anti-Catholic and anti-life, or they belong to the group of liberated women-feminist movement against dogma.

Singapore’s Folly

Can a Mentos Ad Promote Baby-Making?

Singapore National Night Mentos Commercial Promotes Baby Making: Will It Work?

Singapore’s birth rate is at a record low. Female citizens of the country now give birth to about one child in their lifetime, a number that used to be much higher. (American women, by comparison, have about 2 children.) According to a video released by Singapore’s government, the city-state needs to produce about 50,000 children per year to maintain its population and avoid the economic calamity associated with an aging citizenry. But the current birth rate is less than 30,000 children per year. To combat the problem, last month the government sought ideas from the public; that’s when The Freshmaker popped in.

In Singapore, young people seem to be putting off childbirth in favor of increased education. As the Financial Times reported, in Singapore 44 percent of men and 30 percent of women between the ages of 30 and 34 are single. The economic incentives the country could use to increase its birthrate are, for the most part, already in place. In 2001, the government introduced a Baby Bonus. Mothers receive $4000 for each of the first two children they give birth to and $6000 for each of their next two children. (Twins and triplets, in case you were wondering, are considered separate births.)

One of the most ridiculous, and downright disturbing, ads ever produced . Now Mentos is calling on people to procreate…. for the government? This is the result of Singaporeans being so steeped in the contraceptive mentality for years, they have to be paid to have children. It is just as coercive as a policy that dictates how many children a couple ought to have. A sobering scenario of where the Philippines is headed, if the RH bill passes. Wake up, legislators!