Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Real Stand on RH Bill

What is RH Bill or Reproductive Health and Population and Development Act? I have been hearing this controversial bill before, however, I do not have the time to check what is it about.

I have read the proposed bill before but I never paid interest. Not until I asked my fourth year high school students to have a debate on different topics. One of the propositions was about RH Bill.

I would like to hear the voices of the Youth on this issue. During that debate, I must say that the Anti RH bill won. Not on the merit of their arguments but more on the lack of preparation on the part of the Pro-RH team. It could have been a very interesting and educational debate.

Now, my stand on RH Bill. I am Pro Life and I am Pro RH bill. I am not a politician and I am not part of the Congress. I have answered some surveys about RH Bill and I voted for "yes". I do not know if my stand will have an effect on the passing of this bill into a law. Most probably, it won't.

I am Pro RH bill only because I believe its provisions.

I am okay with Mandatory Age-Appropriate Reproductive Health and Sexuality Education on Section 16. As a mother, I am willing to educate my children about sex when they are capable of understanding. My son is seven years old now, I am trying to discuss with him things about babies in a way that he can understand. I am protecting him from being ignorant about these things. I also couple it with teachings of the Bible about sex, family,and about our body. I would also appreciate help coming from the teachers.

I am also okay with mothers being educated about family planning or at least the knowledge about pregnancy. It would be better if they are aware of their choices. I believe that a lot of women,especially in the rural area, are not aware. Which is why some get unplanned pregnancies.

I am a working mom and the provision on Section 21 Employers’ Responsibilities is also beneficial for pregnant women. A paid half day pre-natal medical leaves for each month of the pregnancy will really help.

I have listened to many debates and I understood the points of the Anti RH Bill. I understand that they are opposing contraceptives because some are abortifacient.

I said I am pro life and I am definitely against abortion. Yes, we are into family planning. However, I do not use pills and I do not intend to have tubal ligation or the likes. I intend to keep my body intact and I do not want to take in anything that could kill my baby or could kill me.

I am Pro RH but I believe that some contraceptives are abortifacient. I know that some Pro RH supporters believe that if the fertilized egg does not get implanted into the lining of the uterus, then there is no life therefore no abortion will occur.

I believe on the other hand, that life begins at "fertilization."

I am not a law maker and I am sorry but I do not know the technicalities of this law. I may not be seeing what the Anti RH bill supporters are seeing.

But every time I pray, I ask God to help the Philippines and to give wisdom to our law makers to pass on laws that will really help the Filipinos.

To God be the glory!

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mommy Moments - Dear Mom

It has been a while since I have joined Mommy Moments.

Today, the topic is about Letters to Mom.

I went to Singapore last November 2009, and during those times I missed my children so much.

March 2010, my friend who was also working in Singapore went back here in the Philippines. When she came back she handed me a letter from my then 5-year-old son.

A letter that reminded me, I am called to be a Mother and I have to be with them to fulfil that call.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

End of the World

So it never happened? In the History of mankind so many people have already tried predicting and giving the date when the World will end but of course, none of it happened.

The Bible tells us that even Jesus Himself does not know but only the Father knows : Mark 13:32 NASB

"But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone."

When I heard the story, I believe it was Blasphemy.  We were even reminded that it is not for us to know the epochs and time.  On Acts 1 we can read :

"He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;"

Although I know that the ending will not happen last Saturday, (May 21), at the back of my mind I can't help but get excited knowing that the Lord is finally coming. Maranatha!

But on second thought, I am also glad it did not happen yet.  Many are still unbelievers and it would be sad to know that many are still not ready for the end.

"If you are not ready to die, then you have not yet lived well."

At the appointed time it will happen.   Every will bow down and every tongue will confess that He is God!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Leaves

We were eating lunch outside on a hot sunny day.  Everytime the wind blows leaves are blown into the air.

Everytime that happens my little girl would say, "Thank you, leaves". 

Curious, my sister in law asked her, "Why are thanking the leaves?"

My little girl answer "Because the leaves are giving me air."

Give credit to where it is due. ;)

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

     I have been a mom for almost seven years now and tomorrow I will be celebrating Mother's Day together with all the Moms in the world. 

     Being a Mom is really a blessing from God.  Although, I must admit it is a tough job.  I couldn't do this without the guidance from God. 

     The role of the mother is to nurture her children and to be submissive to her husband.  I know that if I will only trust on my own nothing good is going to happen. 

      I am so lucky because God gave me two mothers (three now, including my mother-in-law!).  I grew up with my Aunt, my Mama's sister, and she has given me all the love that a mother could give.  She may not be my biological mother but she is my mother.

      Both of them tried to work as hard as they could to provide for the family.  And, it was sufficient.  We may not be rich but we had just enough.  I may not have all the "good things" when I was growing up but I had all the things that I needed to be complete. 

        If I will be given a chance to choose a mother, I'd still choose them both. 

        Whenever, I pray for my mothers I do not pray for wealth but I pray for health and long life. 

        In Titus 2:4-5 mothers (women) are reminded : "These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children,  to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God."

       May all mothers be prayerful enough and ask God's guidance to raise Godly children.  Mothers play a very important role in building a Godly nation.

       Happy Mother's day to every Mom in this world.