According to Section 4 of House Bill NO. 4244, though abortion is illegal and considered as crime as based from the Revised Penal Code, the government will still prioritize the health of women needing assistance for post-abortion complication by requiring hospitals to attend to their needs. In an article, "Roman CBCP said that abortion is a criminal offense in the Philippines so no law can be passed that will include criminal offense such as allowing abortion." "The intent of the RH Bill is to uphold the constitution in no way tolerate or allow abortion to come in through the back road or behind the scene," Cayetano, principal sponsor of the Bill. said in an in Inquirer report.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
President Benigno Aquino III criticized the Philippine media on the 25th anniversary of TV Patrol and the 25th anniversary of BusinessWorld July 27, 2012.
While the two events took place in different hotels, PNoy's speech had the same cry for negativism of most local media in their coverage.
His speech during the celebration of TV Patrol included a call for reportage on good news rather than excessive bad news.