[In the news] Anti-RH groups bring their campaign to the Visayas – Regions – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News
On the heels of a highly publicized mobilization by pro-RH groups of celebrity allies, groups opposing the proposed law are escalating their campaign for hearts and minds by scheduling anti-RH motorcades and dialogues with lawmakers in Catholic strongholds in the Visayas.
After Catholic bishops backed out of talks with Malacañang on the Reproductive Health (RH) bill last Tuesday, RH advocates packed an upscale hotel in Quezon City with VIP allies for a glittering rally featuring entertainment personalities and a former President, Fidel V. Ramos, who urged President Aquino to make the RH bill a priority.
Congress is preparing to debate the bill anew.
With political momentum appearing to favor the pro-RH side, Catholic bishops and their conservative allies are taking the battle to provinces known for being Catholic strongholds.
In Cebu, anti-RH bill groups were scheduled to stage a “Jericho Ride Caravan for Life” on Friday, May 13, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said.
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