Party founded by Bro. Mike tops party-list race

Posted at May 24 2013 01:43 PM | Updated as of May 24 2013 09:43 PM

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MANILA - A party-list group founded by El Shaddai leader Bro. Mike Velarde is eyeing the possible repeal or amendment of the controversial Reproductive Health Law after the group topped the May 13 party-list elections.

Former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza, second nominee of Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (Buhay) party-list, said the party will continue its advocacy of promoting a culture of life in Congress.

Asked if Buhay will move to repeal the RH Law, Atienza said he will first wait for the final results of the party-list election to see if they have the numbers.

"If we have the opportunity to do so, I am committed to support a repeal of the law or at least amending it eventually so that we will remove the totally condemnable provisions," he said.

"If we see the numbers in our favor, what will stop us from repealing it?" he added.

ANC Dateline Philippines, May 24, 2013