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Why I Support the Reproductive Health Bill

I strongly support the passing of the Reproductive Health Bill.

I believe that there is a need to educate people about sex and their reproductive health. I see nothing wrong in teaching sex education in schools. I would rather my child learn about sex from me and from his teachers rather than from his friends, tv shows, movies and the Internet. Ultimately, I believe that mandatory sex education will benefit the poor; those whose children do not have access to proper sex education since their own parents are misinformed. The anti-RH claim that it is the SOLE responsibility of the parents to educate their children about sex–but what if parents are misinformed? How can the blind lead the blind?

I believe that children are blessings. As blessings, children should be taken cared of properly. They should be given adequate shelter, nourishment, education. Couples who can barely feed themselves should not have 13 kids. My husband and I have stable jobs and I know we won’t be able to raise 13 kids!

There is a need to educate parents about their options for family planning. The “natural” method promoted by the Catholic Church is an option–so are artificial contraceptives. Those who are better off financially have ready access to contraceptives (except maybe in Alabang) but in most cities, health centers are not allowed to provide artificial contraceptives for the poor.

The Catholic Church may still promote the natural method of family planning but let the State give access to alternatives to everyone. A Catholic, even with a bag full of free condoms or birth control pills, can still choose to use the natural method. If a Catholic is strong in faith and believes that using contraceptives is a sin, then he is free to choose not to use them.

I believe that reproductive health should be properly allocated with funds by the government. It is among the many problems that we need to face. I do not see spending money on the improvement of reproductive health as a waste.

I am against abortion. The RH Bill explicitly states that it is against abortion. I feel that it is presumptuous of some to assume that the bill would pave the way for the legalization of abortion.

I am pro-life because I believe that the RH Bill will help improve the quality of life of families.

I am pro-poor because I believe that the Bill will be for the benefit of the poor.

I am pro-RH.

This is why I watch “The Vampire Diaries”

March 30, 2010 1 comment

His name is Ian Somerhalder and he plays Damon Salvatore in “The Vampire Diaries”. Photos grabbed from Season 1, Episode 15.

I’ve always been ga-ga for men with sexy pelvises. HOT!

Here’s a closer look:

Here’s another picture that’s better lighted (so you can see his face) although he’s fully clothed in this one:

grabbed from tvfanatic.com

And here he is with the rest of the main cast:

main cast: Ian Somerhalder as Damon, Nina Dobrev as Elena and Paul Wesley as Stefan (image from poptower.com)

The best part is that he can actually ACT. 😉

At first, I brushed off this series as another Twilight–I thought it was about another stupid girl-falls-in-love-with-vegetarian-vampire story. It was only after I stumbled on a review that compared it to “Buffy, The Vampire Slayer” did I decide to give it a shot. Glad I did because as it turned out, it’s better written and has way more interesting characters.

Ian as the demented and misguided Damon is just perfect. And he doesn’t even get the girl! I mean, really. That Pattinson guy doesn’t stand a chance.

Resolutions Resolved (ver. 2009)

November 24, 2009 1 comment

Time flies so fast.

It’s almost the end of 2009. I was reviewing my blog when I saw my “resolution post” for this year. I thought it prudent to review my list and see what I actually resolved:

Resolutions for 2009:

  • Lose 20 pounds. – I have no one to blame but myself (and work!). I failed to make time to exercise. I finally enrolled in a gym last week.
  • Get that other promised promotion.
  • Save up for wedding. NO GADGET UPGRADE FOR TWO YEARS! – does upgrading my macbook’s hard drive qualify as a gadget upgrade?
  • Plan for the wedding. Book ALL suppliers. – just looking for my hair and make up artist.
  • Get more quality time with family. My days of being single are numbered! – love this! My mom and I had more “girl-bonding” time this year. I also booked rooms for the family at a nice hotel for the new year.
  • Hang out with friends more. – could be better. 🙂
  • Stay clear of brats! – This was tough! But I learned how to handle my aversion to brats this year so kudos to me! 🙂
  • Support piracy. (I have my reasons)
  • Read more books. – I listened to more audio books. I still have a lot of books on my “to read” pile.
  • Be happy. – despite everything that’s happened, I am happy.
  • Be nicer.
  • Stay honest.

The last two are a work in progress.

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One-liners or Bakit hindi ko sila iboboto

November 2, 2009 3 comments

Let me share brief and shallow reasons why I’m not voting for these people on May 2010:

Loren Legarda – she’s from the media who didn’t do anything for the industry she came from when she was in Senate and she switched from the Admin to the Opposition party when she didn’t get her way.

Manny Villar – because he considered Willie Revillame as a possible VP candidate and is embroiled in the C-5 controversy.

Eddie Villanueva – I don’t want a religious leader to be my president.

Mike Velarde – I don’t want a religious leader to be my president.

Jejomar Binay – nakapalan ako sa mukha nya when he declared himself the “Obama of the Philippines.”

Noli de Castro – He didn’t even prove he was a good VP.

Jamby Madrigal – AYOKO NGA!!!

Richard Gordon – I admire this guy’s work but for some reason, I still won’t vote for him for President.

Nicanor Perlas – sino ka?

Joseph Estrada – he’s had his chance and he blew it big-time. (I don’t want a convicted plunderer as my president.)

Gibo Teodoro – anyone endorsed by Gloria is shit. Sorry.

Mar Roxas – because he’s now Mr. Korina Sanchez

 

 

Never say never…Why we changed our minds about Boracay

November 1, 2009 Leave a comment

My fiance and I went to Boracay about four summers ago. We didn’t like it. We thought the island was overrated–being anti-social vacationers, we detested the crowd and the noise and vowed never to go back.

Fast forward to 2009. Fiance asked me to plan a getaway vacation in the middle of October. We were both stressed out from work and we needed a break. I decided to flip out my Enjoy card and checked out the affiliated hotels and resorts. On a whim, I checked out Patio Pacific Boracay’s site. I asked my fiance if he was willing to give Boracay another try. Friends kept telling me to go there on off-season to avoid the crowds plus resorts give great promotional rates at these times.

I contacted Patio Pacific then reserved a room for 4 days and 3 nights (we booked the trip a couple of weeks before Ondoy hit). Arranging the reservations with my Enjoy card perks was a breeze. All transactions were via email. The sales rep was so accommodating and was able to answer all my questions. I personally think that our stay at this resort-hotel was what made the trip so worth it.

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