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Know Their Stand: Risa Hontiveros, Senatorial Candidate

risahontiverosElections are coming. If you are a voter, you should know who you are voting for and where they stand, especially when it comes to issues of secularism. Here are senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveross responses on nine important issues, based on GMA News’ Mga Isyu ng Bayan.

 

Reproductive Health – FOR

“Babantayan natin ang implementasyon nito at isusulong pa natin ang karapatang ng mga kababaihan para sa mga de kalidad na serbisyong pangkalusugan.”

 

Sin Tax – FOR

“Hindi lang kasi ito revenue-generating measure. Isa rin itong health measure.”

 

Cybercrime – AGAINST

“Sa halip na maging tunay na anti-cybercrime law, nag-morph ito sa isang batas para sa cyber repression.”

 

Freedom of Information – 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.”

 

Anti-Political Dynasty – FOR

“Utos ito ng ating Konstitusyon. Kailangang basagin ang pulitika ng iilan.”

 

Divorce – 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.”

 

Death Penalty – 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.”

 

Same-Sex Marriage – NO STAND

“Kailangan muna siguro natin ng isang anti-discrimination law.”

 

Total Gun Ban – FOR

“At the very least, kailangan natin ng stricter gun regulation laws.”

 

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