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Rep. Pacquiao opposes RH bill, condom use

November 22, 2010 3:51pm

Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao on Monday expressed his opposition to the controversial Reproductive Health bill currently pending in Congress.



At a press conference in the House of Representatives, Pacquiao, a devout Catholic, said he is for natural family planning method, particularly abstinence.



"Magtiis tayo, dapat may pagtitiis tayo. Makasalanan yung paggamit ng condom at pagpapalaglag ng bata (We should control ourselves. Condoms and abortions are sinful)," he said.



"Magsakripisyo kayong mga lalaki. Yung mga babae din pala. Minsan yung babae pa ang nangangalabit (Men should control their urges. Women too, because sometimes it's the woman who initiates the move)," he added, eliciting laughter from some of those present in the press briefing.



He said there is nothing in the Bible that tells parents to limit their children to two. "Hindi naman sinabi na 'Go out and multiply' pero dalawa lang ang anak (The Bible does not state that parents should go out and multiply but limit the number of offspring to two)."

Pacquiao, 31, has four children with wife Jinkee. - Amita O. Legaspi/KBK, GMANews.TV


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