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Know Their Stand: Jun Magsaysay, Senatorial Candidate

junmagsaysayElections 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 Jun Magsaysays responses on nine important issues, based on GMA News’ Mga Isyu ng Bayan.


Reproductive Health – 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.”


Sin Tax – 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.”


Cybercrime – FOR

“Kailangan natin ‘yan, because you are looking at intellectual property rights also. When you are an artist, you can appreciate that.”


Freedom of Information – 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.”


Anti-Political Dynasty – 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.”


Divorce – 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.”


Death Penalty – 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.”


Same-Sex Marriage – AGAINST

“I don’t think that’s a marriage. They can just live together if they want. No need to flaunt it.”


Total Gun Ban – 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.”




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