Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Angsioco’

Happy Mothers’ Day?

Posted May 12th, 2012 by Elizabeth Angsioco & filed under Opinion.

Mothers are unimportant.

This seems to be this administration’s Mothers’ Day message.

I cheered when on CNN, President Aquino said that he expects a vote on the reproductive health bill. I thought that with this aired all over the world, the bill will at last be voted on.

Then came other statements.

House of Representatives Speaker Feliciano Belmonte told media that the bill would NOT be voted on before the President’s State-of-the-Nation Address. This is not a priority compared with economic measures that they need to address. They lack time.

Lack time, my foot! The RH bill has been pending for well over a decade now. They could have voted on it IF they wanted to.

Particularly, the House has been very lax in exacting responsibility from its members. It has wasted many precious days because members were absent and quorum could not be achieved.
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People of the Philippines vs. ‘Pagpag’

Posted May 5th, 2012 by Elizabeth Angsioco & filed under Opinion.

Scene 1: “Pagpag”

Woman meticulously going through the garbage of fast food stores scavenging for left-over food. The same woman washing and re-cooking the thrashed food she managed to salvage. Several children happily feasting on their mother’s “culinary creation.”

“Pagpag” is a Filipino word used when dirt is removed from something by dusting it off. It is also used for re-cooked food from the garbage consumed by the poorest and most desperate of our people.

“Pagpag” maybe the ugliest image of poverty in the country. This was recently shown by CNN for its feature on the Philippines and the reproductive health bill.
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