PALATINO, KABATAAN PARTY-LIST WITHDRAW ‘ANTI-CHRIST’ BILL

Statement of Kabataan Partylist on HB 6330 Kabataan Partylist is withdrawing House Bill 6330, or An Act Empowering Heads of Offices and Departments to Strictly Implement the Constitutional Provisions on Religious Freedom in Government Offices, in response to the appeal and clamor of our members, constituents, supporters, various groups, institutions and the general public to reconsider the filing of such measure. ALSO READ: PALATINO & LUCIFER – The Durian Beat Kabataan Partylist seeks to clarify that the bill has no intention to “ban God”, suppress any religion or belief and prevent government employees from practicing their faith. The purpose of the … Continue reading PALATINO, KABATAAN PARTY-LIST WITHDRAW ‘ANTI-CHRIST’ BILL

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THE PALATINO DOCTRINE

        Kabataan party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino wants to ban religious symbols and the holding of religious ceremonies in government offices, citing the provisions on freedom of religion in the Constitution. He has proposed a bill titled “Religious Freedom in Government Offices Act.” The bill seeks to empower heads of offices and departments to strictly follow the constitutional provision on the freedom of religion in the exercise of their official functions, and in the use of government facilities and property. The constitutional provision asserts the republican and secular nature of the state, such that although laws could be religious in … Continue reading THE PALATINO DOCTRINE

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Church execs slam Palatino’s House bill

CATHOLIC church officials expressed objections to the bill that requires government offices to follow the constitutional provision on the freedom of religion. The Dilaab Foundation, a church-based group, described the bill as “short-sighted, discriminatory and un-Filipino.” Fr. Carmelo Diola of Dilaab said House Bill 6330 or the Religious Freedom in Government Offices Act, filed by Kabataan Party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino, “seeks to relegate religion and the church into the purely private sphere, making them irrelevant in public life.” Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal urged congressmen to consult the people before making laws, especially those concerning religion. Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz … Continue reading Church execs slam Palatino’s House bill

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ANTI-CHRIST solon wants ‘Jesus Christ” vanished from government offices

PALATINO: No more religious icons in government offices CATHOLICS: Son of Lucifer! Manila, Philippines –  A party-list lawmaker is seeking to ban religious symbols and the holding of religious ceremonies in government offices, citing the provisions on freedom of religion in the Constitution. Kabataan party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino, in filing a measure titled “Religious Freedom in Government Offices Act,” said his bill seeks to empower heads of offices and departments to strictly follow the constitutional provision on the freedom of religion in the exercise of their official functions, and in the use of government facilities and property. “The constitutional provision … Continue reading ANTI-CHRIST solon wants ‘Jesus Christ” vanished from government offices

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YOUTH GROUPS: Tuition hike is burden to parents, workers.

Davao City – On the coming commemoration of the Workers’ day, militant youth organizations are sharing the woes of workers, mostly parents, who will not be able to afford education for their children with the recent round of tuition hikes. According to Rendell Ryan Cagula, Regional Coordinator of Kabataan Partylist, “Tuition hike will definitely increase the numbers of out of school youth in the country as more parents who are working are not even compensated with just wages while some cannot find a decent job due to unemployment.” “For School Year 2012-2013, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) gave permission to … Continue reading YOUTH GROUPS: Tuition hike is burden to parents, workers.

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Plan to seek foreign loans for rehab slammed

DAVAO CITY—Progressive youth group Kabataan party-list expressed outrage over Gloria Arroyo’s proposal to secure $1 billion worth of foreign grants and concessional loans to fund the government’s rehabilitation efforts for flood victims saying that “this would be more disadvantageous and perilous for the millions of Filipino poor.”   “The last thing we need in these critical times is debt-ridden foreign aid because this would be at the expense of the youth and children, women and the Filipino poor who will eventually suffer once the government starts paying for these onerous loans,” Kabataan party-list spokesperson Sheena Duazo said. The party-list group … Continue reading Plan to seek foreign loans for rehab slammed

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