Reproductive Health Law

Sin Tax Reform Law

Cybercrime Law

Freedom of Information

Anti-Political Dynasty Act

Divorce

Death Penalty

Same-Sex Marriage

Total Gun Ban

Pork Barrel

SAMSON ALCANTARA
 AGAINST 
I am filing a petition to intervene and I’m going to challenge the provisions of the RH bill. Ang inire-raise ko doon, ‘yung freedom of speech, because you can be penalized if one criticizes the program. And that is, in my belief, a violation of the freedom of speech. You’re entitled to your opinion. Maybe the government does not agree with your opinion, but you should not be penalized for espousing or adapting a different opinion.
 FOR 
I think it’s a very good law because this will more or less protect the health of the people. We know very well that smoking is dangerous to a person’s health, likewise drinking also, intoxication may cause trouble. And the funds will be utilized in order to develop new industries, better than the tobacco industry.
 AGAINST 
That is now a subject of petitions and one of the questions that I would like to raise is that [whether] the provision taking all offenses committed through the use of the computer could also be considered offenses under the Revised Penal Code. And the penalties — that is one of my objections [in] that particular law.
 FOR 
That should be passed because if we want, really, to minimize or stamp out corruption, this is the way, because now the citizens can really access the expenditures that have been taken by this local government [or] national government official. This will force them. They cannot hide because of the Freedom of Information [law]... And it’s already constitutional mandate ---- the freedom of information, the right to know. That is part of our political rights.
 FOR 
That is one of my principal platforms, the enactment of a law defining what is a political dynasty and prohibiting such. Because as long as we have political dynasties here in the Philippines, wala — habang may dinastiya, mahirap ka. Because now the political power, as well as the wealth of the country, will be in the hands of the few. So wala talaga tayong progress.
 AGAINST 
Meron na tayong batas diyan, ‘yung family code, where the annulment of marriage is allowed, for example because of psychological incapacity. That’s equivalent to divorce. Kaya kasi mahirap ‘yan dito sa Pilipinas, if we allow that, anong mangyayari sa atin? Isang Pilipina, diborsiyada five times? Parang ‘di yata maganda ‘yon. At saka that will affect the family, especially the children.
 AGAINST 
The death penalty is not a deterrent. As a matter of fact, it might encourage the commission of crimes. ‘Yung mga taong gusto nang mamatay — he commits a crime in order that he will subjected to the death penalty.
 AGAINST 
Sa akin, parang ‘di maganda dahil man and woman ang marriage.
 AGAINST 
Pwede ‘yan kung walang loose firearms. Total gun ban, sinong maaapektuhan? ‘Yung mga law-abiding citizens. Paano ‘yung mga masasamang loob? Sila [ang] merong baril... I will agree to that provided that the government has already assured that all loose firearms have been confiscated.
 FOR 
SONNY ANGARA
 FOR 
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 FOR 
The law merely extends to the cyber realm or online world the principles we recognize in the printed or spoken world
 FOR 
 FOR 
Ano ang pagbabawalan? Is it the same position? Is it running for simultaneous positions? Doon ang madugong usapan e. Ako, I’m willing to support a dynasty bill kung hindi niya nalilimitahan ang freedom of choice ng mga botante
 AGAINST 
 AGAINST 
I voted for the repeal of the death penalty a few years back.
 NO STAND 
I believe LGBT as in LGBT unions should have equal rights under the law, including rights to inherit and other property rights.
 NO STAND 
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BAM AQUINO
 FOR 
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 FOR 
I support this, but we have to decriminalize libel.
 FOR 
 FOR 
It is time to define what a dynasty is
 AGAINST 
No, but we can talk about abuse.
 AGAINST 
 AGAINST 
Some rights can be given to long term couple, pero in terms of marriage, it is defined in our laws already as man and woman. We can look at giving rights to long term couples.
 AGAINST 
Some reforms need to be done in terms of purchasing firearms because it's too easy in the Philippines. In terms of long arms and assault weapons, palagay ko it has no place in our country to be openly distributed.
 NO STAND 
Well, hindi po ako in favor of taking out the pork barrel. Kung tutuusin po kung tatanggalin po ang pork barrel, sasang-ayon tayo doon. Pero kung nandiyan po iyan, puwede pong magamit ang pork barrel sa magagandang proyekto at sa mga magagandang pilot projects na eventually puwede nating gawing lehislatura. Sa private sector po, mga NGO, napaka-kaunting pera lang ang kailangan nila para makagawa ng kabutihan at doon po natin ilalaan ito, sa paggamit nang tama, at sa paggamit po nang tapat sa ating bayan.
GRECO BELGICA
 AGAINST 
Hindi naman tayo overpopulated and the facts are misrepresented. At wala tayong problema sa populasyon. The number one resource of an economy is human resource. Bakit po ang Filipino umaaasenso sa ibang bayan? Dahil meron silang oportunidad. Dito sa ating bayan, sikil... ‘Yan po ang dahilan ng kahirapan, hindi [ang] kabataan. ‘Yung mga bata kapag dumadami, lumalaki ‘yung opportunity ng ating bayan na lumakas at umunlad.
 AGAINST 
A prohibition law against sin products or vices will not work. Number one, because [having] vices is a personal choice and a moral decision. Hindi po ‘yan napipigilan ng batas... Number two, the government will not reach its goal na itataas daw niyan ang revenue because of the sin products. Why? Ngayon pa lang, dinadaya ang buwis sa sobrang taas, eh ‘di lalong may mas malaking bakahan ang mga kolektor diyan para mailusot ‘yon.
 AGAINST 
Palagay ko hindi po dapat kinu-curtail ang ating kalayaang magsalita, magbasa, at kumuha ng impormasyon sa kahit anong medium. ‘Yan po ang pinaka-essential na bagay at pag-uumpisahan ng kaunlaran ng bayan, ‘yung kaalaman. I think the government in itself has no right to infringe our liberties to talk and to express ourselves.
 FOR 
Dapat ho ipasa. At kahit hindi naipasa, dapat po ang [mga nasa] pamahalaan, incumbent na sa kanila ‘yon, that they should be honest and their standards should be higher than those who are not in elected positions.
 AGAINST 
I am against political dynasties. Sa palagay ko po, hindi tama na ang kayamanan ng buong bayan ay nasa kamay ng iilan. ‘Yon po ang sitwasyon natin dito sa Pilipinas. Pero I don’t think setting up a political dynasty law will work. Number one, sinong boboto? Paano n’yo [pagbobotohan] ‘yan, eh majority ng mga nakaupo, dynasties?
 AGAINST 
No, may annulment na.
 FOR 
When you have a 12-year-old na matapos kidnapin, ni-rape ng apat na araw tapos pinatay, tapos walang death penalty? Palagay ko merong mga kasalanang nararapat patawan ng kamatayan.
 AGAINST 
Hindi puwede. The word ‘marriage’ itself originated from the Bible, so how can there be marriage of male-to-male and female-to-female? Kung gusto nilang magsama, hindi sila puwedeng ikasal. Magsama sila.
 AGAINST 
No. How will you protect yourself? Kapag may gun ban sa ating lahat, sinong mawawalan ng baril? ‘Yung mga legal na nagpapalisensiya ng baril. Eh ‘di lahat tayo disarmed. How will we be able to protect ourselves and our families? Hayaan mo ang taong may hawak na gamit na pamproteksyon sa sarili nila.
 FOR 
NANCY BINAY
 AGAINST 
I think yung pera na gagamitin to buy contraceptives mas may pangangailangan pa in terms of libreng bakuna na sana dun na lang ginamit kaysa sa contraceptives. I practice natural family planning and it worked for us, tama yung spacing ng mga anak namin.
 FOR 
I think 'yung version ngayon I would have voted for it.
 FOR 
May apprehension din ako sa penalty clause niya, 'yung criminally liable 'yung libel. Pero nagiging high tech na rin 'yung mga criminals lalung lalo na 'yung... human trafficking and nagagamit talaga 'yang cyberspace sa ganung crimes.
 FOR 
 AGAINST 
At the end of the day it's the people who will vote for us and hindi naman automatic yun porke't may kapareho kang apelyido nananalo na. Maraming families na yung second generation, yung asawa o kaya yung anak hindi naman nananalo.
 AGAINST 
I am not for divorce, I believe that government should strengthen the family, not break it up.
 AGAINST 
Hindi rin ako for death penalty kasi dapat pag-aralan natin kung papaano made-deter 'yung talagang deterrent ng crime at saka 'yung talagang strict implementation of our laws.
 AGAINST 
Ang paniniwala ko pa rin between man and woman yung marriage.
 AGAINST 
Ako kailangan muna pag-aralan 'yung proseso ng pagkukuha ng gun permits kasi di ba ang nangyayari ngayon yung mga crimes na nangyayari hindi naman yan committed by people who have gun permits, ito 'yung mga loose firearms. So I think unang-una i-strengthen, palawakin muna 'yung paghuhuli diyan sa mga loose firearms.
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TEDDY CASIÑO
 FOR 
Babantayan lang natin na hindi magkaroon ng wrong signal or wrong impression that the solution to poverty is population control. Kasi 'yan 'yung isang consciously pinaalis namin. It might still lead to that kind of thinking na ang maging emphasis sa anti-poverty strategy is population reduction, so that is one thing na kailangan nating bantayan.
 AGAINST 
For me, ang more important, saan mapupunta 'yung pera? It is supposed to be earmarked for health, so 'yun ang kailangan nating bantayan ngayon.
 AGAINST 
We hope that the SC will decide on it in favor of free expression and in favor of people's right to know and be protected from illegal searches and seizures.
 FOR 
We withdrew our authorship from the substitute bill dahil may mga provisions doon na pinasok ang Malacañang that tend to restrict instead of expand access to information. Sana pumayag ang Kongreso sa mga amendments na gagawin namin para matiyak that the FOI Bill will really have teeth and will really serve its purpose.
 FOR 
Ang pag-asa niyan, wala sa Kongreso o sa Senado. Ang pag-asa niyan, nasa taong bayan. If the people are able to unite, organize, and mobilize for a passage of a political dynasty bill, that's the only way that it will pass.
 NO STAND 
I think it's something that we should already start discussing. We have to address the reality that there are really couples who cannot live together. Kailangang pag-usapan na, but I think it will undergo a long, long process of discernment and I do not see in the near future na ito ay magiging realistic pa.
 AGAINST 
We have always been against the death penalty dahl tingin natin, given the flaws of our judicial system, ang mabibiktima talaga dito ay 'yung mahihirap. The deterrent to a crime is not the penalty but the certainty of being caught.
 NO STAND 
Ang malaking question pa sa akin ay 'yung granting them legal recognition. It's something I still have to study and learn. I'm willing to hear both sides, what the benefits and disadvantages are. I have an open mind.
 AGAINST 
Ang nakikita kong problema ngayon is more of the failure to enforce the existing laws. Ipatupad muna natin kung ano 'yung nasa batas at saka natin pag-usapan kung dapat baguhin. Hindi naman natin naipapatupad 'yung kasalukuyang batas, what more a gun ban.
 FOR 
Alam niyo po ang Bayan Muna has never involved in the politics of pork barrel. Sa katunayan, kami lang ang partido na 5 taon hindi binigyan ng pork barrel ng Pangulong Arroyo dahil nga hindi kami naglalaro sa pork barrel politics. At ngayon ho, buong 2012, hindi po ni-release-an ang aking opisina ng any pork barrel dahil nga hindi tayo nakikipaglaro. Ang problema po namin diyan sa Kongreso bawat taon, ina-allot ang P70 million for each congressman. Ang tanong diyan, anong gagawin natin ngayon diyan? Ang ginawa namin, inilagay namin sa mga ospital. Halos lahat napunta sa ospital. Ayaw namin na bawat proyekto ay dadaan sa discretion at kung anu-anong supplier ang kakausapin. Ngayon, kung pupuwede at ito ay ipa-file po natin kapag ako ay magiging senador, ay ia-abolish po natin ang pork barrel. Mas gusto natin na kung mayroon man ng mga proyekto sa distrito, ito ay iligay na sa general appropriations acts at mapag-usapan nang detalye. Line item budgeting.
ALAN PETER CAYETANO
 FOR 
The bill is not perfect but it reflects a health incentive to those who are married and to those who want to engage in sex but are not married.
 FOR 
I’m hoping that this extra revenue will really go towards health and the safeguards that will be put in place to prevent the loss of livelihood for the farmers will be fixed.
 AGAINST 
Not only should this law be amended as soon as possible, we have to bring in more creativity in coming up with programs that will really promote the use of this technology.
 FOR 
Kapag iyan naipasa, everyone can be a graft buster. Bawat citizen, may access na sa data na may kinalaman sila.
 AGAINST 
It’s not really whether magkakamag-anak kayo. Ang tanong kung maganda ang serbisyo ninyo o hindi.
 AGAINST 
I think tama na ang annulment, ‘yung psychological incapacity, palakasin na lang.
 AGAINST 
Whether its one day, one year, one hundred days or the death penalty, if you think that you won’t get caught then the penalties mean nothing.
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 AGAINST 
Cayetano is "pushing for transparency and accountability measures to ensure that PDAF is used for its mandated purpose and not as a political tool."
TINGTING COJUANGCO
 AGAINST 
I always say na dapat yung magna carta for women would suffice in order to protect the women and the family.
 FOR 
The sin tax is good because it’s going to go to health services. But we should not also dislocate the tobacco farmers, we should still encourage them to plant tobacco and we should still work hard for the marketing. So I am in favor of that, provided that it really goes to where it is intended to be.
 NO STAND 
There is a section in the Cybercrime Law, Section 19, that says that the Department of Justice can actually block the service provider and I don’t know to what extent they can be the ones to investigate or look into the computers. But I believe that there should be due process because it’s a violation of the Bill of Rights when there’s no court order.
 FOR 
It’s good because we should know really what’s happening in the country. But then on matters of national security, we should keep [the information].
 AGAINST 
When we were fighting the dictatorship, we were not considered a political dynasty, and the Aquinos and the Cojuangcos were forerunners, you know, in bringing freedom and democracy. But now we’re considered a political dynasty and I believe I will not support that bill because based on our idealism and my family, if they wish to run for public office, I think they should. Because we have a track record of public service and I would like them to live our legacy, of what we want them to be in order to help the country.
 AGAINST 
 FOR 
I think, for certain crimes, yes.
 NO STAND 
Actually it’s already being done whether there’s law or not on same-sex marriages. I’m gonna leave it at that, let them decide what they want to do. I don’t want to interfere in the lives of others.
 AGAINST 
No, there shouldn’t be a total gun ban; [guns] should be given to responsible citizens. Otherwise, if there’s going to be a total gun ban, the criminals are going to be the ones holding the guns, and what’ll happen to those that need to have guns? Now, if you believe that there should be stricter gun control, then you should look into smuggled guns and those that have not requested for re-registration.
 AGAINST 
[Not in favor of abolishing pork; it's the manner of disbursement that she wanted changed.] Let the line agency get the funs for implementation to avoid graft on the part of the legislators.
LITO DAVID
 AGAINST 
Ang pangunahing layunin naman ng RH Law ay paigtingin 'yung sexual education. Bakit? Para bumenta 'yung contraceptives. Pera-pera lang 'yan. 'Pag na-imbibe na ng ating mga kabataan 'yung contraceptive mentality, papasok na dyan 'yung legalization ng abortion.
 FOR 
Tama lang naman 'yung sin tax law. Ang sa akin lang, ang problema ng pamahalaan, gusto niyang patayin 'yung industriya but at the same time, pinagkukunan din niya ng kanyang revenues. Ano ba talaga ang gusto mo, protektahan ang kalusugan ng mamamayan, o pagkakitaan mo?
 FOR 
We need to have regulations 'pag dating dyan sa paggamit ng Internet. It doesn't have to be very stringent, hindi naman kailangang very heavy ang penalties. Kailangan lang i-regulate.
 FOR 
Maraming nangyayari sa pamahalaan dahil marami tayong mga bagay na hindi alam. Kung meron tayong Freedom of Information Law, kahit sino pang maliit na mamamayan, pwede niyang itanong, saan niyo ba ginagastos 'tong pera namin?
 FOR 
Ang punto ay hindi kung mabuti o masama ang isang political dynasty. Kung may paggalang ka sa iyong sarili at kapwa, malinaw sa konstitusyon na ipinagbabawal na ito, even in the absence of an enabling law. Alam mo 'yung spirit ng konstitusyon. Mahiya ka naman kumbaga.
 AGAINST 
Pinapadali mo 'yung paghihiwalay ng mga mag-asawa eh. Hindi naman 'yun ang sagot sa problema ng pamilya.
 AGAINST 
Walang karapatan ang estado na kumitil ng buhay ng kahit na sino, matindi man 'yung krimen na nagawa ng isang tao. This has something to do with our faith.
 AGAINST 
It's against natural law. Ang lalaki, ang mapapangasawa niya ay babae, at sila'y mag-aanak at dadami ang sangkatauhan. 'Yan ang naturang batas at hindi kailanman nagkaroon sa natural law na pwede 'yung parehong babae, parehong lalaki... Walang pamilya! Hindi naman 'yan magkakaanak.
 FOR 
I-regulate maigi 'yung use of firearms. Dapat ma-limit sa law enforcement agencies. Hindi namin sinasabing ipagbawal ang pagmamay-ari ng baril. I-regulate lang 'yung permit to carry at hindi dapat dalhin ito sa pampublikong lugar.
 AGAINST 
Sa Kapatiran Party po ay isa po sa aming mga plataporma ang pagtatanggal ng pork barrel dahil nais po namin tanggalin ang diskresyon ng mga kongresista at senador doon sa pagkakaroon ng projects sa local level. Hindi naman ibig sabihin nito na hindi na tayo magkakaroon ng mga development projects sa local level kundi, gagamitin natin ang existing mechanisms kung papaano dapat idine-deliver itong mga ganitong serbisyo sa taong-bayan. Marami po tayong sistema. Nandidiyan ang regional development councils, municipal development councils, city development councils, even iyong barangay development councils na kung saan ang pegdedetermina ng mga proyektong dapat gawin ay manggagaling sa ilalim-paakyat, ano. Iyan pong pork barrel ang pinanggagalingan ng pinakamatinding uri ng korapsyon sa ating bayan kaya't dapat na po iyang alisin.
JC DELOS REYES
 AGAINST 
I'll repeal it if ever I'm elected. The RH concept is not indigenous to the Philippines but was dictated upon by development agencies abroad. So we repeal the whole concept.
 FOR 
We are for it, but the timeliness of it and the purpose of the law should be defined. Is it geared to healthier Filipinos or is it to generate revenue more?
 AGAINST 
That’s clearly to suppress Internet freedom and we’re not for it. We would lean towards freedom of speech over cyberspace.
 FOR 
We are for it and we want it right away. If ever I'm elected, I'll make that number one in my agenda.
 FOR 
We have to stop being hypocrites and adhere to the constitution, and stop tinkering with the constitution in the guise that it's not working. We have to make it self-executing, and Congress would not do that because 70 percent of them are dynasties.
 AGAINST 
We are not for it. It will destroy the family. There is a big difference between annulment and divorce in the sense that divorce is killing the marriage, (while) annulment is giving it hope.
 AGAINST 
We're against that, given the justice system in the Philippines, especially if a poor accused given a PAO lawyer and a rich accused has 10 lawyers from the best law schools.
 AGAINST 
Totally against that. Equal rights are guaranteed by the United Nations Charter on Human Rights. There is really no need to expand the concept of human rights. I respect the human rights of gays and lesbians, but when you allow same sex marriage, there is no purpose whatsoever as to the objective of that.
 FOR 
We do not curtail the right to bear arms, but we have to do it properly within the context of the common good. When anybody could bring those arms out in public places, that is wrong. They could keep it at home safely, but when they bring it out, that’s tantamount to false peace.
 AGAINST 
Isang force ng katiwalian, nagiging padrino tuloy yung mga congressman at mga senator.
JV EJERCITO ESTRADA
 AGAINST 
To be honest, hating-hati ako riyan... but I'm quite close to the clergy because I was educated in a Jesuit institution. My mother is a devout Catholic. When I felt that the RH bill was going to pass anyway because the President has given orders to certify it, so at least to soften the impact, I voted no. I valued my nanay and the institutions and doctrines I grew up with.
 AGAINST 
I don't think the law included possible alternative livelihood for tobacco farmers. Of course, I pity those people.
 FOR 
I think there are some abuses also being committed in cyberspace like pornography at 'yung mga paninira that are very unfair. The cybercrime law passed at the House did not include the controversial provisions. Right now, I am for amendment.
 FOR 
I am an author so I am obliged to support.
 NO STAND 
It's also in our Constitution that equal opportunity should be given to everybody.
 NO STAND 
That has to be studied further since it is another controversial measure. I think it will polarize our people.
 NO STAND 
Yung recent crime wave is a blackeye on the administration. Whatever economic gains we have will go to waste if the peace and order situation is not improved. If it really does not improve, baka it is worth considering.
 AGAINST 
We are still a Catholic nation. If we look at the Bible, the marriage of two persons is always man and woman. It's always been Adam and Eve. Wala namang Adan at Adan. Wala ring Eba at Eba.
 NO STAND 
First order of the day is to recover first the 500,000 loose firearms. Majority of those involved in heinous crimes are loose firearms. If the PNP is able to address the loose firearms situation and the peace and order situation does not improve, then we can talk about a total gun ban.
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Reproductive Health Law

Sin Tax Reform Law

Cybercrime Law

Freedom of Information

Anti-Political Dynasty Act

Divorce

Death Penalty

Same-Sex Marriage

Total Gun Ban

Pork Barrel

JACK ENRILE
 FOR 
I happened upon this particular stand by accident. Originally, I was not going to vote for the passage of the measure, but having visited several provinces, you get the sense of what is really needed... If we allow people to choose for themselves, it will be step in alleviating poverty and curing all those social ills.
 FOR 
I voted in favor when they decided to lower (the revenue target). The original figure was P60 billion, especially coming from the northern part of the country. The farmers there will be affected. When they lowered it down to P30 billion, I thought it was a good compromise between the need for a government to raise necessary revenues for its programs and also the need for our leaders to look for ways to supplement the industry.
 FOR 
I voted yes before there was the take-down provision and before the criminalization of libel. I will not support the criminalization of libel and the take-down provision without due process and a court order.
 FOR 
I have supported it from the beginning. I signed the petition that came out in broadsheets. It is up to the President to push for it.
 FOR 
I will support depending on the definition and the acceptance of the realities of our culture and the politics here.
 FOR 
Let's start the discussion now. I would venture to guess that a lot of couples are living together now without the benefits of a formal marriage, and the reason for that is that it is very difficult to get an annulment and there is no divorce in this country.
 AGAINST 
We do not live in a perfect society. Our justice system is an imperfect system.
 FOR 
Let's give everybody a chance for happiness. Let's not discriminate. If it is your inclination to be happy with a man, why discriminate against that? I have seen in other countries couples of the same sex who have lived very upright lives and raised children.
 AGAINST 
You have a period right now when there is a total gun ban but you still see these crimes. Total gun bans don't work.
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CHIZ ESCUDERO
 FOR 
It gives the right to not only women but families to decide for themselves what they want at inaassitan sila ng gobyerno para malaman what's out there at kung ano ang mga options nila.
 AGAINST 
Una, one of the most heavily taxed na ang mga Pilipino sa mundo. Pangalawa, kung talagang health ang concern nila dahil masama daw sa katawan yan, eh 'di sana parang marijuana or cocaine pagbawal na lang nila, hindi 'yung pagkakakitaan pa nila. Pangatlo, kahit taasan mo ang buwis, lilipat lamang sa mas murang brand ang umiinom o nagsisigarilyo. Pang-apat, kung talagang gusto nilang ipagbawal o bawasan ang nagsisigarilyo sa mga bata, ipatupad nila 'yung batas na nagsasabing bawal magbenta ng sigarilyo at alak sa mga bata na hanggang ngayon ay wala pang nahuhuli at nakakasuhan o pag-aralan nila yung pagbebenta ng tingi sa Pilipinas dahil sa Pilipinas lamang nagbebenta ng tinging sigarilyo kung saan mas madaling magsimulang magsigarilyo ang mga bata kumpara kung by the pack binebenta ito.
 FOR 
Bumoto ako pabor do'n pero 'di ko nakita, inamin ko naman noon, 'yung provision sa libel. Maliwanag na against ako doon dahil isa ako sa mga authors ng decriminalization ng libel dito sa Senado. Maliban doon, pabor ako sa Cybercrime law.
 FOR 
Unanimous na binotohan 'yun dito sa Senado. Simple ang rason sa likod ng FOI, anumang bawal, masama o iligal, hindi mo gagawin kapag may ilaw at camera. Karamihan ng bawal at iligal, 'di ba ginagawa sa dilim? Layunin ng FOI lagyan ng ilaw, ilagay sa camera lahat ng gawain at transaksyonng pamahalaan para sana mabawasan o maiwasan ang mali, bawal, at iligal na gawain.
 AGAINST 
Ang balak ko diyan ay mag-inhibit at 'di magparticipate, dahil baka sabihin may personal akong interes sa bagay na 'yan. But personally, ang mga most advanced democracies sa mundo, ang Amerika, UK, wala silang anti-dynasty provision kahit anak, asawa, kapatid, kapitbahay, hindi kaano-ano ng dating nakaupo 'yung tumakbo, desisyon ng botante at malaya silang pwedeng mamili kung sino ang gusto nila dahil may tiwala sila sa botante, hindi nila bine-baby 'yung botante nila. Kailan pa matututo ang ating mga kababayan kung palagi nating bine-baby ang pagpili nila ng mga magiging leader nila?
 AGAINST 
Hindi ako pabor dahil sa tingin ko hindi napapanahon. Mas gusto ko gawing affordable at accesible ang annulment. Halimbawa, hindi na nga kailangan ng batas, payagan o iauthorize ang PAO na maghandle ng annulment cases, magbigay ng mga psychologist ang DOH o ang DSWD para libreng makapagbigay ng expert opinion kaugnay sa mga kasong tulad niyan.
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Isa ako sa mga bumoto para alisin ang death penalty sa batas natin. Nananatiling ganun ang posisyon ko, hindi dapat ibalik 'yan... Ang daming wanted na hindi naman nahuhuli, kahit gaano kabigat 'yung parusa balewala din 'yun. Pangalawa, hindi pa perpekto 'yung justice system. Sa kasaysayan ng pagpapatupad ng death penalty, madalas ang napapatawan niyan 'yung mahihirap nating mga kababayan at hindi 'yung mga may kaya na kayang magbayad ng abogado at minsan ng huwes pa.
 AGAINST 
Hindi pa napapanahon 'yan sa ating bansa. Maaring dumating ang panahon na mapayagan 'yan pero sa ngayon, hindi... sa pananaw ko lang hindi pa napapanahon at hindi pa handa ang Pilipino at kultura natin na tanggapin yun
 AGAINST 
Mas pabor ako sa gun regulation, stricter gun regulation at pag-update ng ating makalumang gun regulation laws. Hindi ako naniniwala sa total gun ban dahil kung titingnan mo rin yung baril na ginamit dun sa stray bullet kay Stephanie hindi lisensyadong baril yun. Yung baril na ginamit sa Cavite, hindi rin lisensyado yun. Ang mangyayari kapag may total gun ban ka, yung mga malakas ang loob at walang pakialam sa batas sila na lamang ang magdadala ng baril.
 FOR 
I am FOR the abolition of pork barrel, which is a form of lump sum appropriation. ALL budget allocation should be itemized and therefore line-item budgeting should be institutionalized. This would solve the problem of corruption and proper utilization of government funds since you can automatically see where the fund is spent on and how much is spent.
BAL FALCONE
 AGAINST 
We want to adopt the posiiton of the Catholic Church which is anti-RH and talagang tinatawag na partido ng buhay, 'di tulad ng patido ng patay and one of the objections we have against the RH is because it allocates P14 billion every year for contraceptives and condoms when in fact this kind of big money can be of use to so many Filipinos. The homelessness, hunger and thirst of Filipinos is more important than condoms and contraceptives.
 FOR 
This is for the health of Filipinos. In that regard we are for it, okay lang 'yun.
 AGAINST 
We adopt the position even the Solicitor General that it cannot be imposed because it is really against freedom of information. In effect, you are curtailing the freedom of every individual to search and research in the Internet. There is enough civil punishement already for poeple who will abuse the Internet.
 FOR 
We are totally for it. As matter of fact we are faulting the President for certifying RH as urgent when the FOI is more important and needed by the country and ordinary Filipinos.
 FOR 
We are totally against political dynasties. Pork barrel is the generator of political dynasties. You take away the pork barrel, there will be no more political dynasties.
 AGAINST 
I've been married for more than two decades, hindi maiiwasan 'yung minsan magkakatampuhan, but given a romantic setting, maayos rin 'yun. Give chance to reconciliation... there is no need to divorce.
 FOR 
Only as a very last resort. Kung talagang the crime has been committed several times and talagang beyond rehabilitation na itong criminal na ito. I think even the bible allows death penalty.
 AGAINST 
I don't have anything against gay people... they were probably born that way but this should not be sanctified by marriage. Some of my friends are gay but marriage to me is a sacred institution.
 AGAINST 
Kung total gun ban eh kawawa naman tayong inosente, how do we defend ourselves? Sila lang ang may baril. Responsible gun ownership is the answer to that not gun ban because the criminals will just hide their guns.
 FOR 
DICK GORDON
 AGAINST 
It’s a non-issue, it’s a cop-out. Because kailangang bigyan mo ng kalidad ang populasyon ng ating bayan. A big population can be... malaking bagay ‘yan kung matalino at maayos at tama ang edad.Bakit ka matatakot sa malaking populasyon? Natatakot ang mga politiko natin na ‘di nila kayang bigyan ng tamang aksyon ang ating edukasyon. Hindi nila kayang hanapan ng trabaho ang mga kababayan [natin] dito sa ating bansa.
 FOR 
I would’ve voted [for it], but not as much, because ang iniisip ko, paano naman ‘yung mga nagtitinda ng tobacco sa ating bansa? ‘Wag naman nating biglain na mawawalan ng hanapbuhay. So dapat dahan-dahan, hinay-hinay. Ihanda mo ‘yung taong mawawalan.
 AGAINST 
Ah, hindi puwede sa akin [‘yung nakapasang version]. Mali ‘yung ginawa nila na dinagdagan pa nila ng mas mataas pa sa libel. Makakapanghimasok sila sa computer ko nang hindi nila namamalayan, maba-block nila, walang silang search warrant, mabubuksan nila? Mali ‘yon, ‘di papasa sa akin ‘yon. Pero i-aamend ko. Tama ‘yung cybercrime [law], ‘yung intention — ’wag mong gamitin sa kalokohan [ang Internet], ‘wag mong i-hack [ang computers, accounts] para yumaman ka—pero ‘wag namang i-penalize [‘yung libel].
 FOR 
Co-author ako niyan noong ako'y nasa Senado.
 AGAINST 
Kalokohan naman ‘yan. Kung may anak kang magaling — abugado ka, mag-aabugado ‘yon; doktor ka, magdodoktor ‘yon. ‘Yung sa doktor, ikaw ang pipili, ‘di ba? ‘Yung sa politiko, sinong gumagawa ng desisyon? ‘Di ba ang tao? Ang dynasty, kapag in position na ‘yan, masyado ka nang powerful, tinatakot mo na ‘yung tao. Pero hindi crime ‘yung magkaroon ka ng anak na gustong mamulitika. I would ask for the definition of [political dynasty] first.
 FOR 
Yes, [dahil] mayroong mga marriages na talagang wala nang magagawa, makakasakit pa sa pamilya. Pero hindi ko gagawing madaling-madali na nagso-snore lang ‘yung lalaki o babae, ‘Mag-divorce na tayo.’ Ang pamilya pa rin ang haligi ng ating lipunan. ‘Pag pinahina mo ‘yan, walang kuwenta na ang bayan.
 AGAINST 
I’m against that. Delikado, kawawa ang mahirap. Ako, napatayan ako ng tatay, napatayan ako ng pamangkin. Pero ididiin ‘yung mahirap? Walang abugado? ‘Di nag-iimbestiga properly? Walang crime science? Mabuti pa ‘yung nasa [kulungan]: may laban pa siya kung siya’y inosente. Kung siya’y nagkamali, mas masarap magdusa nang gano’n—buhay ka pero ‘di ka makalabas, nahihirapan ang pamilya mo dahil sa kalokohan mo? ‘Yon ang deterrents.
 AGAINST 
Malayo ‘yan. Tayo’y ginawa ng Diyos na [ang] pag-aasawa [ay] para magkaroon ka ng anak, procreation, para magkaroon ka ng happiness. Kung para sa happiness lang, ‘wag na kayong magpakasal. Kung dalawa kayong lalaki, dalawa kayong babae, gusto n’yong magsama, puwede naman. So bakit kailangang magpakasal pa?
 AGAINST 
Alam mo kalokohan 'yan e. Tingnan mo 'yang gun ban sa eleksyon, kalokohan yan. Meron nang ibinigay na otoridad ang pulis na nagbibigay ng baril. Pairalin lang yon, at dagdagan natin ang penalty—pagka ang taong may baril ay lehitimo, ‘pag mali ang paggamit, one degree higher ang penalty. Pagka-illegal possession of firearms, todo na ang [penalty].
 AGAINST 
ED HAGEDORN
 FOR 
Basta the people can make their own choices. What we are against is 'yung kung mag-iimpose sa tao.
 FOR 
Pero mas maganda siguro kung lahat ng products [mapapatawan ng] tax, hindi 'yung selective lang.
 FOR 
Yes dapat ako diyan. Oo, kasi victim ako niyan. Merong isang taga-States na wala nang ginawa kundi ako ang pinagbibintangan. Hindi takot kasi nga wala pang penalty. Ako na pumatay sa lahat ng tao sa Puerto [Princesa], mamamatay tao, ganiyan. Walang takot, kaya naisip ko kailangan siguro, hindi lang para sa akin, kundi para sa mga biktima ng cyberbullying.
 FOR 
It's very important at dapat nang maipasa.
 NO STAND 
Napagkakamalan akong political dynasty dahil tatakbo ako, tatakbo ang misis ko, pero actually for the 20 years na ako’y mayor, wala akong inilagay na kamag-anak, walang naging politiko.
 FOR 
Ah, 'yan talaga. Kapag kasi 'di na magkasundo, bakit pa magsasama? Sabi nila annulment na lang. For me, annulment and divorce are the same, pareho lang 'yan. Saka karamihan na naman ng bansa meron nang divorce so bakit tayo naiiba?
 FOR 
Oh, yes, 'yung mga crimes na karumal-dumal, dapat talagang meron no'n.
 AGAINST 
Ayoko no’n. Parang hindi pa tayo ready para do’n.
 NO STAND 
Ang total gun ban, okay sa’kin kung pati mga kriminal madidisarmahan. Kasi kagaya naming politicians, isipin mo kami nagtatrabaho nang legal pero dahil may mga gun-for-hire na gusto kang patayin, isipin mo wala kang means of defending yourself.
 AGAINST 
The people has a negative impression on pork barrel but if it will be appropriated properly towards local government unitsand grassroots developments, it will be beneficial to everyone. ... One of [my] priority bills when elected as Senator is the automatic allotment of the 10 percent of the total PDAF to education to help build school buildings, to train teachers, to provide scholarships, and to buy more textbooks.
GRINGO HONASAN
 AGAINST 
Because you do not combine the variables that are included in reproductive health, responsible parenthood, and population management. We cannot even feed our children between the ages of 0 to 5 properly. Here we are taking on more than we can swallow or chew so I think my reason for voting against is at the right time, with the proper circumstances I would support separatelt or together a more responsive reproductive health bill, population management bill, responsible parenthood bill because any decision we make as we have already made a decision will impact on the future generations of Filipinos not next year or next month, not even within the next 10 years but decades from now. China is realizing that, Hong Kong has realized that, Singapore has realized that and they have been proactive about this. Who are we to be less than how they are responding to this?
 AGAINST 
Because there are more variables that we can manage or hope to manage even considering the avowed public health objectives. What about not the health, the lives of the displaced tobacco farmers and growers? What about the displacement in our local tobacco industry? What about the possible impact on peace and order if smuggling syndicates begin to be active again it will be the problem of our law enforcement agents and considering the very porous, very physical, political and policy boundaries — I don't know if we can manage this.
 FOR 
Natindihan ko naman kung ikulong mo yung mga nag-lalibel although during our last meeting when we were discussing not only the FOI but yung right to reply. We talked about decriminalizing libel not only for journalists but for the citizenry. Npt even the President and the collective judgment of Congress and the Senate is infallible, I'm glad that the people raised this issue through 20 petitions and the Supreme Court, the highest tribunal in the land, has made a decision. Now it's up for oral arguments, some senators are poised for corrective amendments. I'm happy that this is taking place.
 FOR 
Transparency, daang matuwid, convergence. We are bringing government back to the people. Kaya nga POGI bill kami dahil People's Ownership of Government Information, government including all the information with certain temporary exceptions, for the people, by the people, and of the people.
 AGAINST 
This was certified as urgent under the president of former President Ramos. I don't know why it did not take off. In the absence of an enabling law, I will go back to the ultimate collective wisdom and judgment of the Filipino people. With or without a political dynasty law, an enabling law, although it is in principle part of the Constitution let the people decide, let those who are members or non-members of perceived political dynasties face the people, the electorate, this coming May and let them accept the judgment.
 AGAINST 
To me, the Filipino family and the institution of marriage are sacred to me. Any intervention in that regard to me is not only immoral but criminal, I don't know if the time will come. I hope I'm dead at the time that we can look at this more liberally, but until other institutions are repaired, damaged institutions and there are many of them, are repaired and made stronger, I think we have to be more imaginative and creative about our approach to long-term policy making.
 AGAINST 
It's not the penalty that will deter the crime. It is the swiftness and the certainty and efficiency of the justice system, not the penalty. In more developed countries they are killing each other by the hundreds and thousands as part of their justice system. China, 'di ba, they execute people by the dozens everyday? China still has the same drug problem.
 NO STAND 
Are we ready for that? Let's provoke a national debate para we can settle down on even a short or medium policy direction... I reserve all doubts in favor of caution and prudence for policy purposes. I am not ready to vote on a same sex marriage bill.
 AGAINST 
Why don't we penalize the one percent who do not follow the law, engage in criminal activities using unregistered or unlicenses firearms? Why do we penalize the 99 percent because of he actions and doings of the one percent? We had a hearing two weeks ago, police, customs, DTI, DOJ, and licensed gun distributors to come up with a consolidated information that we will use to make or to make a committee report to the plenary for a more comprehensive proactive long-term firearms regulation law.So total gun ban what about the president of the Philippines, what about members of legitimate gun clubs, what about gun collectors? What about members of shooting teams? What about judges and fiscals and public officials and members of media who are receiving death threats for breakfast, what about them? Yung gunless society, they said they're not for the total gun ban so it means the policy environment all we need is the information backup is starting to be more liberal, more open-minded. hindi na katulad nung dati basta ayaw namin. Tell us your argument para your committee can consolidate and report preparatory to a more responsive long-term firearms regulation law. I've been the one performing duties and I've been on the receiving end also.
 FOR 
There must be a system on where this money will go.
RISA HONTIVEROS
 FOR 
Babantayan natin ang implementasyon nito at isusulong pa natin ang karapatang ng mga kababaihan para sa mga de kalidad na serbisyong pangkalusugan.
 FOR 
Hindi lang kasi ito revenue-generating measure. Isa rin itong health measure.
 AGAINST 
Sa halip na maging tunay na anti-cybercrime law, nag-morph ito sa isang batas para sa cyber repression.
 FOR 
Essential ang isang FOI law para sa transparency. This is the mother law that will ensure freedom of speech. Definitely, irerefile ko ito kung mabigyan ng pagkakataong maging senador.
 FOR 
Utos ito ng ating Konstitusyon. Kailangang basagin ang pulitika ng iilan.
 FOR 
Dapat na itong pag-usapan. Hindi na acceptable ang status quo. Maraming pamilya ang nakakaranas ng mga problema tulad ng marital rape at wife battery.
 AGAINST 
Ito ay cruel, inhuman at degrading. Ito rin ay anti-poor dahil karamihan ng nasa death row ay mahihirap. Hindi ito deterrent sa kriminalidad.
 NO STAND 
Kailangan muna siguro natin ng isang anti-discrimination law.
 FOR 
At the very least, kailangan natin ng stricter gun regulation laws.
 FOR 
LOREN LEGARDA
 FOR 
Because it's for the rural women of our country. The RH law offers a small measure of support to make sure that access to information and services is made less difficult for the poor.
 FOR 
It is earmarked for the universal healthcare, kalusugang pangkalahatan to give healthcare coverage to the 25 million poorest Filipinos.
 AGAINST 
(Voted for it but) I'm not in favor of it. I was one of those who proposed amendments especially on the libel provision na kailangan tanggalin.
 FOR 
I'm one of the authors.
 NO STAND 
I'm not from a political family but it will be a Herculean job to ban it. If there is a bill then I will study it. It's hard to say.
 AGAINST 
I believe in civil annulment and what we should do is expand and broaden the base of civil annulment and make it more accesible to the poor women who are trapped in abusive marriages. Annulment should be inexpensive even free for victims of abusive relationships.
 NO STAND 
I want to see how it can be a deterrent to crime but definitely we need to do something about criminality but if it's a deterent to crime but I'm very angry when it comes to insestious rape and to gruesome murders it angers me but I want to see the direct correlation between death penalty and it being a deterrent to crime.
 NO STAND 
I believe in civil union and granting the rights and privileges to the LGBTs. Marriage, that I think we have to study that because I'm not sure may constitutional prohibition.
 FOR 
I'm for a gunless society and those who can carry firearms should only be military officers and soldiers.
 NOT AVAILABLE 
As a public official with a national constituency, I have consistently directed my PDAF allocation to build schools, hospitals and infrastructure all over the country. I have also used the PDAF to sustain programs that preserve and enhance our culture and uplift the status of our indigenous peoples. The “pork barrel” system remains useful as it allows our people’s money to trickle back to them according to a system of priority. The ultimate aim is for inclusive development.
MARWIL LLASOS
 AGAINST 
 FOR 
 AGAINST 
I am on record that it is unconstitutional — at least most of its provisions. At gusto kong sabihin na may mga magagandang probisyon 'yan. At hindi naman lumalabag sa Saligang Batas. Pero sa tingin ko, mas preponderant 'yung unconstitutional provisions.
 FOR 
 FOR 
Isa 'yan sa aming core advocacies. Kung ‘di man ‘yan maipasa ng Kongreso, at least pinapausad namin 'yung people's initiative to prohibit political dynasties once and for all.
 AGAINST 
 AGAINST 
 AGAINST 
 FOR 
 FOR 
ERNIE MACEDA
 FOR 
It's already a law so there's nothing you can really do about it.
 AGAINST 
 AGAINST 
 FOR 
It should be passed.
 FOR 
 AGAINST 
 FOR 
 AGAINST 
It is not the time for that.
 AGAINST 
I'm for stricter gun control
 AGAINST 
[For limiting the use of pork barrel]
JAMBY MADRIGAL
 FOR 
I’m really for reproductive health education, yung pinagtatalunan ata nila, funding component, sa akin we should study that very carefully.
 FOR 
 NOT AVAILABLE 
 NOT AVAILABLE 
 FOR 
I’m for it, meaning it’s hard to see na mag-ina, magkapatid na nasa Senado kasi no matter what yung independence… bloc voting.
 AGAINST 
If annulment is easily attainable by the poor then divorce will be redundant.
 NOT AVAILABLE 
 AGAINST 
 NOT AVAILABLE 
 NO STAND 
Ang pork barrel, alam n’yo po, it is a two-edged sword. In the hands of a good person, marami kang mabibigay, so pork can be good, pork can be bad. When I was running for president, I said mabuti pa kung walang pork barrel, because it is a way to remove corruption. Now, we will have to find a way to bring naman pano natin paparatingin 'yung yaman sa mga local areas kung alisin 'yung pork barrel. Now that there is still pork barrel, I would like to make a promise to the nation that should I accept my pork barrel, I will open my records to them completely. Mag-uulat ako sa kanila na itong eskwelahan, napagawa ito, 100 percent ng pork barrel pumunta d’yan.

Reproductive Health Law

Sin Tax Reform Law

Cybercrime Law

Freedom of Information

Anti-Political Dynasty Act

Divorce

Death Penalty

Same-Sex Marriage

Total Gun Ban

Pork Barrel

MITOS MAGSAYSAY
 AGAINST 
 AGAINST 
 FOR 
 FOR 
 NO STAND 
 AGAINST 
 AGAINST 
 AGAINST 
 AGAINST 
 FOR 
Alam mo para sa akin, natuto na ako na walang pork barrel eh. Sa totoo nga, honestly dapat walang pork barrel ang mga legislators para mag-focus naman sila sa legislation at hindi sa executive function ng isang congressman or senator. Kasi ‘yung iba napapansin ko, imbes na mag-focus sa passing laws, amending laws, repealing laws and reviewing the law, naka-focus lang sila sa projects tsaka sa pwede nilang i-uwi sa distrito nila, hindi na sila pumapasok sa congress.
JUN MAGSAYSAY
 FOR 
Basically it's more of a health and economic issue. If a family can afford to have five children, it's alright. But if a family can have as many as 12 but do not have the capability to take care of the health and later on the education of three, why will the family have 12? I think that is irresponsibility.
 FOR 
The sin tax is important because (of health issues) and it is also trying to lessen the impact on the young people. Maybe if it's too expensive already, they might tend to do something more productive.
 FOR 
Kailangan natin 'yan, because you are looking at intellectual property rights also. When you are an artist, you can appreciate that.
 FOR 
Anything that has to do with public funds must be made public. Sana meron niyan para ma-lessen 'yung graft and corruption by transparency.
 FOR 
Mahirap 'yung isang eleksyon, maraming kandidato from the same family. I think that is not fair because elections is a democratic process, so you must try to be inclusive of other than that family. It's already a moral issue na you have to share power, you have to share resources, and not just have your cake and eat it, too. Parang nagiging family business na 'yun with dynastic tendencies.
 AGAINST 
I'm against it at this stage. We'd like to revisit it in five years' time or maybe later. But what is important now is to make civil annulment accessible to our population.
 FOR 
I think we should bring it back, especially if it's heinous crimes like plunder of the public treasury. I think there must be some kind of death penalty at some level to make our society understand that it can happen to them if they are really anti-social.
 AGAINST 
I don't think that's a marriage. They can just live together if they want. No need to flaunt it.
 FOR 
When we talk of a gunless society, it's not banning guns. It's keeping guns away from those who are unfit. Walang problema 'yung mga gun enthusiasts. If you notice, those who are carrying guns, we know them as psychopaths when they use it against their fellowmen.
 ANTI  
What we need is a more effective process of priority (scholarship, health vouchers, water projects, support of good R and D by private and public universities, etc.). The PDAF, if denied Congress, would go to general fund and re-allocated to other agencies for something else. If an elected congressman, senator, mayor, or governor cannot be trusted to make prudent use of funds, how can an office of bureaucrats be held accountable by the public as they could be nameless and be blameless?
MON MONTAÑO
 FOR 
Yung mga kababaihan natin must be given a choice.
 FOR 
All vices should be taxed properly.
 FOR 
In my view, transparency is most important pero we have to balance this with the freedom of expression.
 FOR 
If you have nothing to hide, why fight this bill?
 FOR 
When we try to enter politics, ang kalaban natin agad miyembro ng dynasty na embedded na sa pulitika. They perpetruate through the use of government funds. They have so much power already.
 AGAINST 
We have to look at our culture as Catholics.
 AGAINST 
It will not be a deterrent for crime. We should strive instead for uncompromising enforcement of the law.
 AGAINST 
No way. We have to look at our culture and our Catholic belief.
 AGAINST 
If you have a total gun ban, the only ones who will have guns are those who have them illegally.
 FOR 
[Pork barrel is] the source of public funds used by corrupt public officials to perpetuate themselves in power.
RICARDO PENSON
 FOR 
I think it should not be talked about anymore since it's already a law, but I would have voted for it. It should be a choice for Filipino women.
 FOR 
It's long overdue. We need revenue and the sin tax law should be appropriated for health purposes.
 AGAINST 
It should be repealed. We don't need other law that will protect politicians from the public.
 FOR 
The right of reply should not be there. The law should allow public access to disbursement of public funds.
 FOR 
There should be no succession. The Constitution is clear about dynasties. Politicians have been making a mockery of our Constitution.
 FOR 
This should be discussed. I will support this after proper education. Individuals should be given seminars on their responsibilities kapag nag-asawa.
 AGAINST 
You don't have to take somebody's life just because he or she took somebody else's life. That's barbaric.
 AGAINST 
Marriage is for propagating family, but it is high time for registered partnerships.
 AGAINST 
There should be no total gun ban until our police forces become professional.
 FOR 
It (pork barrel) is the root of corruption.
KOKO PIMENTEL
 AGAINST 
I disagree with committing billions of pesos just to buy consumables, condom, pill, injectable, IUD. Billions every year, how do you audit the use? And then it was packaged as a health measure in the Senate, in the House I think they were openly presenting it as a population measure but in the Senate it was packaged as a health measure so if it is a health measure how come the focus was on lowering the number of live births, why not just focus on the number of maternal deaths?
 FOR 
Because I believe the taxing power can be used to modify behavior and that behavior that we want our people to modify is their smoking behavior and the heavy drinking. So they will think twice before engaging in a such a useless activity as smoking, while what we are trying to discourage is heavy drinking plus driving while drunk. So I agree with the use of the taxing power to modify behavior.
 FOR 
Because the law introduces new crimes aside from reinforcing existing crimes or offenses, it introduces new crimes made possibly by the Internet age and the use of computers... But what I failed to notice was the takedown provision that amounted to censorship, which is unconstitional in our constitutional scheme.
 FOR 
Ang FOI palagi kong dine-describe parang hangin na dumaan sa Senado because ako, I cannot understand why the controversy or the objection to the FOI when the Philippine Constitution encourages transparency.
 FOR 
Ako kasi I will advise people not to talk of good or bad political dynasties anymore because if we ban political dynasties by law we should be willing to say goodbye even to the good dynasties. Because who will be the ultimate judge of whether the dynasties are good are bad? It's also the people so balik din tayo sa eleksyon. How would we know the sentiment of the people except election. But I am in favor of giving life to Section 26, Article 2 of the Constitution sa anti-political dynasty because it is a mandate, it is a command.
 NO STAND 
I used to be rabidly against divorce, but because of a personal experience, I am now more open or I will maintain an open mind to the issue. But I will not be a proponent of divorce. I will have an open mind and will listen to the proponents but the proponents must explain in detail what they have in mind because if what they have in mind is the American-style divorce all the way up to what they call no-contest divorce, ang ibig sabihin no'n we will divorce because we decided to divorce. I mean that's too much.
 AGAINST 
The purpose of death penalty is you go to the extreme. It's an extreme penalty to deter the commission of crimes eh wala eh, there is no study that the existence of death penalty as well as the imposition of death penalty have deterred the commission of crimes by another person, wala eh. So what's the point? Life imprisonment, the harshest punishment, should suffice.
 AGAINST 
I think that is a joke of a proposal. I don't know where that idea came from, but marriage is between a man and a woman so maybe the laws can be liberalized in such a way that the property relations of people of the same sex who decided to live together can be governed by law but let us not call that marriage. Madali naman yan sa partnership, we can let the government code govern that or the laws on partnership, not the family code.
 FOR 
Very good idea but impossible to implement. Total gun ban you only have it in metropolitan areas, how about in the ARMM, how about in Ilocos Norte, in Ilocandia. It's a good idea although I find or I believe it will be difficult to implement, let us study it and maybe use Japan as the model. In Japanese society they do not allow guns except for law enforces yata. I am for responsible gun ownership in the meantime.
 FOR 
I'm for the abolition of the pork barrel. As a legislator, I can live and function without pork barrel, but if it is there, I also know how to put it to good use.
GRACE POE
 FOR 
[The RH law] is a good progress in our struggle to address the high prevalence of maternal deaths in the country. I believe, however, that the RH law can still be strengthened by introducing new provisions that would allow Filipino couples to receive financial assistance in their efforts to conceive a child. The concept of 'reproductive health' should also include couples who are having difficulties conceiving a child naturally.
 FOR 
The imposition of a higher tax on alcohol and tobacco products is a positive step in both lessening the abuse of alcohol and tobacco and providing more funding to the larger health care system of the country.
 NO STAND 
The Anti-Cybercrime Law should be amended. I am against some of the provisions in the anti-Cybercrime law that go against our essential freedoms. I am bothered by the cyberlibel and take-down clause and very much concerned with how government will use this on circumstances that are still beyond the ken of current Philippine laws. ... I realize, however, that the Anti-Cybercrime Law has good intentions: it can be used by our citizens and other entities to protect themselves, and their interests, in cyberspace—against identify theft, hacking, cybersex, etc. But good intentions can not be used to justify the possible suppression of free speech.
 FOR 
The absence of an FOI law makes it hard for the government to be transparent, [in which] the environment for corruption will still be present. [It also] undermines the ability of people to engage their government (e.g. making informed choices during elections, making critical statements about a policy)... An FOI law can be used by government to institutionalize a more systematic gathering, management, and utilization of all data in its offices.
 NO STAND 
 NO STAND 
I welcome the move by some sectors to push for the divorce bill. But before talking about divorce, there are other family-related issues that should simultaneously be discussed. Why push for divorce if we can still introduce amendments to what we have right now on marriage? Our current Family Code today implies that marriage has both unitive and procreative worth. The provisions on declaration of nullity, annulment and legal separation were included there to highlight that our Philippine laws are oriented toward strengthening marriage rather than its dissolution.
 AGAINST 
Sanctioning capital punishment is equivalent to allowing the state to be an instrument of death rather than an entity that promotes life in our society. Instead of death penalty, what the government can do to curb criminality today is to reform the criminal justice system.
 NO STAND 
 NO STAND 
 AGAINST 
Ang importante sa pork barrel ay magamit ng tama. The way it should be dispensed should be re-evaluated. Dapat lahat ng mga senators and congressmen gawing available, maybe on the internet, ang SARO at pinagkakagastusan nila.
CHRISTIAN SEÑERES
 AGAINST 
It might puzzle some analysts kung bakit isasabatas 'yang population management and responsible parenthood when society natin is reliant on OFW remittances, services sector, which affects two-thirds of our work force. And yet there comes a law that will reduce one of the factors of economic production that has strengthened us according to foreign analysts. It could be economically detrimental to us.
 AGAINST 
The only thing this will accomplish is a heavier debt burden for the country. We're being taxed to death. Ang aming ipinaglalaban ay babaan at bawasan ang mga buwis tulad ng VAT.
 AGAINST 
Noon pa sinasabi ng international agencies na itong Pilipinas, isa sa iilang bansa na pwede kang makulong dahil sa sinasabi mo. Tama ba naman 'yun? Ang pinakaunang maaapektuhan ay nasa media.
 FOR 
Bigyan ng karapatan na silipin lahat ng pork barrel. Tingnan natin kung hindi mahiya ang mga pulitiko na gumawa ng kalokohan at magpayaman diyan.
 FOR 
May eleksyon every three years. 'Di natin kailangang maghintay ng anti-dynasty law. Huwag na lang iboto.
 AGAINST 
Meron nang annulment. Divorce is a fault-free dissolution of marriage, kahit walang dahilan — may nakilala siyang mas mayaman, mas bata, o nagkasawaan na sila. Anong mangyayari sa institution of marriage? Magiging cheap.
 NO STAND 
Depende sa mood ng taon. Kung dumadami ang krimen na karumaldumal, eh 'di sige, ibalik natin. Hindi ko sinasabing chameleon ako 'pag dating sa isyu na 'yan. Ang sinasabi ko lang, sundin natin ang batas, maging representative tayo. Kung gusto ng tao, ibalik. Kung ayaw, tanggalin. Obey the people.
 AGAINST 
I think 'di na kailangang pakialaman ng state eh. Let's not enforce a law na dapat pwede sila, pero 'wag din natin pagbawalan. We can make civil arrangements, pero let's not redefine what marriage is.
 AGAINST 
We are for responsible gun ownership, pero bago mag-total gun ban, siguro unahin nilang tanggalin 'yung mga baril ng kriminal. And we should protect the rights of law-abiding citizens to own guns.
 NO STAND 
Una po, nasa plataporma po ng aming partido, ang Democratic Party of the Philippines, na hindi po namin gagalawin ang pork barrel kung sakaling kaming tatlo po ay maupo bilang senador. Pero bilang isang dating kongresista, masasabi ko po sa inyo na ang aking pork barrel ay inilaan ko sa mga proyektong ng pakikinabangan ng mga kabataan katulad ng school buildings, drug rehab, sports center, at classrooms. Pero iyong bawat papeles po na may kinalaman sa mga proyektong iyon ay binigay ko po sa mga NGO at civil society groups at na-scrutinize para makita po nila na walang napunta sa kalokohan. At iyon po ang gusto kong i-institute para sa mga ibang pulitikong gagalawin po ang aming pork barrel... Gusto po namin na ma-institutionalize po ang pag-scrutinize ng mga civil society groups at NGO sa bawat pondo at bawat piso na mapupunta sa proyekto ng mga kongresista at senador.
ANTONIO TRILLANES IV
 AGAINST 
I voted against it because of the provisions on sex education for grade six students and the multi-billion peso allocation for the procurement of contraceptives.
 FOR 
I voted for it because it is a revenue measure to support our healthcare programs for the poor.
 FOR 
I voted for it but I'm pushing for the removal of the cyberlibel and the DOJ's automatic takedown powders.
 FOR 
I am the principal author of the Senate version and therefore, I am in favor of the bill. It is an instrument to promote transparency in government.
 NO STAND 
I am neither nor against it because it is irrelevant to whether a candidate will be corrupt and incompetent once elected.
 AGAINST 
I am not for it because it is a policy option that would worsen the dire social dysfunctions that we have now.
 AGAINST 
I am against it. Instead, I am pushing for a more effective law enforcement and a reformed justice system to curb rampant criminality.
 AGAINST 
I am not for it.
 AGAINST 
I am not for it because it is a policy that cannot be implemented. Instead, I am pushing for stricter gun controls, crackdown on loose firearms, and a more effective law enforcement.
 FOR 
BRO. EDDIE VILLANUEVA
 FOR 
I’m always against abortion because abortion is murder. However, I’m in favor of some family planning, responsible parenthood, because the children must be properly guided and be protected as they grow up. Kaya we must have genuine concern for the future of the children.
 FOR 
I'm in favor of that, nang sa gayon ma-discourage 'yung mga gumagawa ng sin — kaya nga tinawag na sin eh. At the same time, mag-raise ng funds ang gobyerno para mabigyan ng tamang pondo ang hospitalization, medical care at saka ang education ng mga kabataan.
 FOR 
Well, kailangan ma-repeal 'yung libel provisions. I am in favor of regulating the Internet users to protect the morals of the young people, or else without morality, the nation will go to the dogs.
 FOR 
Absolutely. We have been supporting the Freedom of Information Act.
 FOR 
 AGAINST 
Sabi ng Good Book, God hates divorce. However, there are some exceptions. Halimbawa, kung ang asawa ay nagkasala ng infidelity o domestic violence, 'yun ang mga exceptional cases na pinapayagan ng bible ang divorce. Pero generally, God hates divorce, sapagkat ang family ay dapat proteksyunan, ang kinabukasan ng mga bata ang number one, hindi ang kinabukasan ng mga magulang. Iyong kinabukasan ng mga bata ang priority sa akin.
 FOR 
Ang sabi ng Good Book, ang death penalty should be applied to heinous crimes nang sa ganoon, magkaroon ng peace and order ang lipunan. Kung hindi, kaliwa’t kanan ang chaos at anarchy, sapagkat hindi matatakot ang mga merong criminal minds na umabuso.
 AGAINST 
I am for the protection and respect ng political rights ng lahat, regardless of gender. Pero pagdating sa marriage of same sex, sabi ng Good Book, huwag gayahin 'yung nangyari sa Sodom and Gomorrah dahil darating ang paggunaw sa isang bansa pag 'yun ay ginawa.
 AGAINST 
I’m against total gun ban kasi walang bansa na merong total gun ban. Kung merong ganung polisiya, ang mga kriminal lang ang magmamay-ari ng gun. Kaya importante lang, strict enforcement of the rules and regulations with proper psychiatric and psychological test (para sa) lahat ng nag-a-apply.
 AGAINST 
CYNTHIA VILLAR
 AGAINST 
I don’t believe that a big population is a liability. Depende how you will manage the population. If the population can be managed well, and that would create a domestic market for the goods of the country, then that would be very helpful in supporting the economy.
 FOR 
Sin tax law is a health law, kasi alam naman natin it’s been proven that smoking causes cancer. But at the same time, we have a big part of our country na tobacco planters, so dapat tulungan 'yun.
 FOR 
Ako in favor of (the anti-cybercrime law) kasi kawawa naman 'yung vini-victimze nila sa cyberspace... except may question sa constitutionality, kinu-question 'yun ngayon sa Supreme Court. So let the Supreme Court decide on these issues. But all the others naman walang question.
 FOR 
It’s for transparency. In fact, napasa na 'yan sa Senado, may gulo lang sa Lower House.
 NO STAND 
Personally kasi, I never take against a person 'yung kanyang pangalan, as long as magaling siya. Ngayon, kung talagang they feel strongly about it, pass a law and we will follow. Marami pa naman tayong pwedeng gawin aside from public service.
 AGAINST 
I don't think there is a need for a divorce bill... Meron naman tayong provision sa Family Code na annulment. Sabi nga ni Sen. Escudero, gawin na lang affordable ang annulment for the ordinary people para maka-annul din (sila), at gawin ding easy for magse-separate na makakuha ng support from the spouse 'yung mga pamilyang naiiwanan.
 AGAINST 
Pro-life ako eh. I don’t think that death penalty will discourage crime. As long as there is punishment, the severity of the punishment is immaterial.
 AGAINST 
Siguro hindi pa. Too advanced, too modern sa ating society.
 AGAINST 
Tingin ko dapat 'yung implementation of the law with regards to the ownership of guns and how you are able to bring it along in public, 'yun ang dapat i-implement, hindi 'yung total gun ban. I think mahina 'yung implementation of the present law.
 NOT AVAILABLE 
MIGZ ZUBIRI
 AGAINST 
I’m against the RH law kasi hindi naman kailangang magpagawa pa ng isang panukalang batas o isang batas dahil nagagawa naman po siya sa ating mga local government unit — meron na pong sariling reproductive health program. Kasi kung i-nationalize pa, nagkakaroon po ng napakatinding debate.
 FOR 
I’m an anti-smoking advocate, kaya okay naman sa akin yung sin tax measure. Pero sana more tempered 'yung increase ng taxes nang sa gano'n, hindi naman mabubugbog 'yung local industries.
 FOR 
I’m not against the Cybercrime law per se... 'yung provisions and penalties lamang dahil napakatindi po ng penalties ng Cybercrime law ngayon. I think it’s responsible use of Internet which is necessary.
 FOR 
I’m very much in favor of FOI dahil isa po ako sa mga principal author no’n sa 14th Congress. Ipinasa ko po ‘yung FOI sa Senado noong ako’y naging Majority Floor Leader. Pinakamalayo na po ito na narating ng FOI. It was ratified sa Senate after the bicameral conference committee. Kulang na lang ‘yung simpleng ratification sa Congress at batas na po siya. Napakasayang... Hindi ko nga maintindihan; nasa plataporma de gobyerno ng Pangulo ang FOI [noon], at nu’ng naging presidente siya at ‘yung mga kasama niya ay naging administrasyon, parang nagkaroon po ng 180-degree turn.
 FOR 
Ang pamilya ko naman ay rerespetuhin ang isang panukala o isang batas na ilalabas in terms of political dynasties. But as of now, in the absence of an enabling act, talagang kailangan [ang] voter’s education. Dapat may karanasan, may kakayanan, at may plataporma de gobyerno na talagang makakatulong sa ating mga kababayan.
 AGAINST 
I am against divorce. Again, going back to my religious belief — I am a Marian devotee, I’m a family man. I believe that the family is the most important unit of the country, of society as a whole... With the absence of the divorce bill, more families will work out their relationships. Talagang gagawin nila ang lahat para ‘di mawasak ang pamilya.
 AGAINST 
I was in favor of the revival of death penalty. The key word was "was"... What made me change my mind was my renewed vigor of faith. Naaawa din po ako sa mga biktima. Isa po ako sa 26 [representatives] na kumontra sa panukalang i-repeal ang death penalty law. Pero ngayon ako ay sumasang-ayon o magfa-file ng isang panukala na ang henious criminals ay ilagay sa isolation, parang ‘yung ginawa nila sa Alcatraz na mag-isa ka sa selda mo, 2 meters by 4 meters ‘yung laki, ‘yung banyo [at] kama mo, nandu’n na rin. Once a week ka lang ilalabas. Sa tingin ko, mas matindi pa ‘yan kaysa kamatayan kasi ‘yung pinaka-sane, ‘yung pinakanormal na tao, siguradong masisiraan ng ulo dahil sa isolation na ‘yan.
 AGAINST 
Ako nirerespeto ko ang samahan ng dalawang lalaki, samahan ng dalawang babae, pero hindi pa po ako sang-ayon sa pagkakaroon po ng kasalan sa dalawang lalaki at dalawang babae. Hindi pa po yata handa ang ating bansa and it’s going to be another very divisive issue.
 NO STAND 
Ako’y naniniwala at sumasang-ayon po ako na magkaroon ng higpitan dito sa permit to carry. Napakarami pong nakakakuha ng permit to carry na mga civilian, na dati [ito] ay limitado lang sa mga government officials, elected officials, ‘yung high-risk individuals na talagang may death threats. Ngayon, basta may pera ka lang, makakakuha ka na ng permit to carry, kaya nagkakaroon po ng patayan sa road rage, sa fiesta, sa sayawan. Meron po silang permit to carry, dala dala nila ‘yung baril nila, kaunting udyok lamang, kaunting awayan ay magbabarilan na. So dapat ‘yan ay magkaroon ng total gun ban, o total ban on permit to carry for non-essential use.
 AGAINST 
Eleksyon 2013