Lagman: Don't forget RH Bill


Posted at Jan 18 2012 12:10 PM | Updated as of Jan 19 2012 01:05 AM

MANILA, Philippines - House Minority Leader Edcel Lagman said he will not drop his fight for the passage of the controversial Reproductive Health Bill despite the issues taking most of the lawmakers’ time.

In a statement, Lagman called on the House leadership to prioritize the RH bill and calendar it anew for daily plenary discussions.

He said: “The impeachment proceedings should not be used to derail the passage of a long delayed legislation which will benefit the multitude of women and children.”

“Whatever is happening or would be the result of the leadership intramurals in the minority, as principal author and sponsor of the RH bill, I am ready to defend to the hilt the measure and shepherd it through passage," he said.

He said the supporters of the bill and several more interpellators are ready for the debates.