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Know Their Stand: Migz Zubiri, Senatorial Candidate


miguelzubiriElections 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 Migz Zubiris responses on nine important issues, based on GMA News’ Mga Isyu ng Bayan.

 

Reproductive Health – AGAINST

“I’m against the RH law kasi hindi naman kailangang magpagawa pa ng isang panukalang batas o isang batas dahil nagagawa naman po siya sa ating mga local government unit — meron na pong sariling reproductive health program. Kasi kung i-nationalize pa, nagkakaroon po ng napakatinding debate.”

 

Sin Tax – FOR

“I’m an anti-smoking advocate, kaya okay naman sa akin yung sin tax measure. Pero sana more tempered ‘yung increase ng taxes nang sa gano’n, hindi naman mabubugbog ‘yung local industries.”

 

Cybercrime – FOR

“I’m not against the Cybercrime law per se… ‘yung provisions and penalties lamang dahil napakatindi po ng penalties ng Cybercrime law ngayon. I think it’s responsible use of Internet which is necessary.”

 

Freedom of Information – FOR

“I’m very much in favor of FOI dahil isa po ako sa mga principal author no’n sa 14th Congress. Ipinasa ko po ‘yung FOI sa Senado noong ako’y naging Majority Floor Leader. Pinakamalayo na po ito na narating ng FOI. It was ratified sa Senate after the bicameral conference committee. Kulang na lang ‘yung simpleng ratification sa Congress at batas na po siya. Napakasayang… Hindi ko nga maintindihan; nasa plataporma de gobyerno ng Pangulo ang FOI [noon], at nu’ng naging presidente siya at ‘yung mga kasama niya ay naging administrasyon, parang nagkaroon po ng 180-degree turn.”

 

Anti-Political Dynasty – FOR

“Ang pamilya ko naman ay rerespetuhin ang isang panukala o isang batas na ilalabas in terms of political dynasties. But as of now, in the absence of an enabling act, talagang kailangan [ang] voter’s education. Dapat may karanasan, may kakayanan, at may plataporma de gobyerno na talagang makakatulong sa ating mga kababayan.”

 

Divorce – AGAINST

“I am against divorce. Again, going back to my religious belief — I am a Marian devotee, I’m a family man. I believe that the family is the most important unit of the country, of society as a whole… With the absence of the divorce bill, more families will work out their relationships. Talagang gagawin nila ang lahat para ‘di mawasak ang pamilya.”

 

Death Penalty – AGAINST

“I was in favor of the revival of death penalty. The key word was “was”… What made me change my mind was my renewed vigor of faith. Naaawa din po ako sa mga biktima. Isa po ako sa 26 [representatives] na kumontra sa panukalang i-repeal ang death penalty law. Pero ngayon ako ay sumasang-ayon o magfa-file ng isang panukala na ang henious criminals ay ilagay sa isolation, parang ‘yung ginawa nila sa Alcatraz na mag-isa ka sa selda mo, 2 meters by 4 meters ‘yung laki, ‘yung banyo [at] kama mo, nandu’n na rin. Once a week ka lang ilalabas. Sa tingin ko, mas matindi pa ‘yan kaysa kamatayan kasi ‘yung pinaka-sane, ‘yung pinakanormal na tao, siguradong masisiraan ng ulo dahil sa isolation na ‘yan.”

 

Same-Sex Marriage – AGAINST

“Ako nirerespeto ko ang samahan ng dalawang lalaki, samahan ng dalawang babae, pero hindi pa po ako sang-ayon sa pagkakaroon po ng kasalan sa dalawang lalaki at dalawang babae. Hindi pa po yata handa ang ating bansa and it’s going to be another very divisive issue.”

 

Total Gun Ban – NO STAND

“Ako’y naniniwala at sumasang-ayon po ako na magkaroon ng higpitan dito sa permit to carry. Napakarami pong nakakakuha ng permit to carry na mga civilian, na dati [ito] ay limitado lang sa mga government officials, elected officials, ‘yung high-risk individuals na talagang may death threats. Ngayon, basta may pera ka lang, makakakuha ka na ng permit to carry, kaya nagkakaroon po ng patayan sa road rage, sa fiesta, sa sayawan. Meron po silang permit to carry, dala dala nila ‘yung baril nila, kaunting udyok lamang, kaunting awayan ay magbabarilan na. So dapat ‘yan ay magkaroon ng total gun ban, o total ban on permit to carry for non-essential use.”

 

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Know Their Stand: Cynthia Villar, Senatorial Candidate


Cynthia-Villar-IconElections 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 Cynthia Villars responses on nine important issues, based on GMA News’ Mga Isyu ng Bayan.

 

Reproductive Health – AGAINST

“I don’t believe that a big population is a liability. Depende how you will manage the population. If the population can be managed well, and that would create a domestic market for the goods of the country, then that would be very helpful in supporting the economy.”

 

Sin Tax – FOR

“Sin tax law is a health law, kasi alam naman natin it’s been proven that smoking causes cancer. But at the same time, we have a big part of our country na tobacco planters, so dapat tulungan ‘yun.”

 

Cybercrime – FOR

“Ako in favor of (the anti-cybercrime law) kasi kawawa naman ‘yung vini-victimze nila sa cyberspace… except may question sa constitutionality, kinu-question ‘yun ngayon sa Supreme Court. So let the Supreme Court decide on these issues. But all the others naman walang question.”

 

Freedom of Information – FOR

“It’s for transparency. In fact, napasa na ‘yan sa Senado, may gulo lang sa Lower House.”

 

Anti-Political Dynasty – NO STAND

“Personally kasi, I never take against a person ‘yung kanyang pangalan, as long as magaling siya. Ngayon, kung talagang they feel strongly about it, pass a law and we will follow. Marami pa naman tayong pwedeng gawin aside from public service.”

 

Divorce – AGAINST

“I don’t think there is a need for a divorce bill… Meron naman tayong provision sa Family Code na annulment. Sabi nga ni Sen. Escudero, gawin na lang affordable ang annulment for the ordinary people para maka-annul din (sila), at gawin ding easy for magse-separate na makakuha ng support from the spouse ‘yung mga pamilyang naiiwanan.”

 

Death Penalty – AGAINST

“Pro-life ako eh. I don’t think that death penalty will discourage crime. As long as there is punishment, the severity of the punishment is immaterial.”

 

Same-Sex Marriage – AGAINST

“Siguro hindi pa. Too advanced, too modern sa ating society.”

 

Total Gun Ban – AGAINST

“Tingin ko dapat ‘yung implementation of the law with regards to the ownership of guns and how you are able to bring it along in public, ‘yun ang dapat i-implement, hindi ‘yung total gun ban. I think mahina ‘yung implementation of the present law.”

 

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Know Their Stand: Eddie Villanueva, Senatorial Candidate


eddie-villanueva-platforms-profile-pictureElections 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 Eddie Villanuevas responses on nine important issues, based on GMA News’ Mga Isyu ng Bayan.

 

Reproductive Health – FOR

“I’m always against abortion because abortion is murder. However, I’m in favor of some family planning, responsible parenthood, because the children must be properly guided and be protected as they grow up. Kaya we must have genuine concern for the future of the children.”

 

Sin Tax – FOR

“I’m in favor of that, nang sa gayon ma-discourage ‘yung mga gumagawa ng sin — kaya nga tinawag na sin eh. At the same time, mag-raise ng funds ang gobyerno para mabigyan ng tamang pondo ang hospitalization, medical care at saka ang education ng mga kabataan.”

 

Cybercrime – FOR

“Well, kailangan ma-repeal ‘yung libel provisions. I am in favor of regulating the Internet users to protect the morals of the young people, or else without morality, the nation will go to the dogs.”

 

Freedom of Information – FOR

“Absolutely. We have been supporting the Freedom of Information Act.”

 

Anti-Political Dynasty – FOR

(no comment)

 

Divorce – AGAINST

“Sabi ng Good Book, God hates divorce. However, there are some exceptions. Halimbawa, kung ang asawa ay nagkasala ng infidelity o domestic violence, ‘yun ang mga exceptional cases na pinapayagan ng bible ang divorce. Pero generally, God hates divorce, sapagkat ang family ay dapat proteksyunan, ang kinabukasan ng mga bata ang number one, hindi ang kinabukasan ng mga magulang. Iyong kinabukasan ng mga bata ang priority sa akin.”

 

Death Penalty – FOR

“Ang sabi ng Good Book, ang death penalty should be applied to heinous crimes nang sa ganoon, magkaroon ng peace and order ang lipunan. Kung hindi, kaliwa’t kanan ang chaos at anarchy, sapagkat hindi matatakot ang mga merong criminal minds na umabuso.”

 

Same-Sex Marriage – AGAINST

“I am for the protection and respect ng political rights ng lahat, regardless of gender. Pero pagdating sa marriage of same sex, sabi ng Good Book, huwag gayahin ‘yung nangyari sa Sodom and Gomorrah dahil darating ang paggunaw sa isang bansa pag ‘yun ay ginawa.”

 

Total Gun Ban – AGAINST

“I’m against total gun ban kasi walang bansa na merong total gun ban. Kung merong ganung polisiya, ang mga kriminal lang ang magmamay-ari ng gun. Kaya importante lang, strict enforcement of the rules and regulations with proper psychiatric and psychological test (para sa) lahat ng nag-a-apply.”

 

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Know Their Stand: Antonio Trillanes IV, Senatorial Candidate


teampnoy-thumb400-trillanesElections 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 Antonio Trillanes IVs responses on nine important issues, based on GMA News’ Mga Isyu ng Bayan.

 

Reproductive Health – AGAINST

“I voted against it because of the provisions on sex education for grade six students and the multi-billion peso allocation for the procurement of contraceptives.”

 

Sin Tax – FOR

“I voted for it because it is a revenue measure to support our healthcare programs for the poor.”

 

Cybercrime – FOR

“I voted for it but I’m pushing for the removal of the cyberlibel and the DOJ’s automatic takedown powders.”

 

Freedom of Information – FOR

“I am the principal author of the Senate version and therefore, I am in favor of the bill. It is an instrument to promote transparency in government.”

 

Anti-Political Dynasty – NO STAND

“I am neither nor against it because it is irrelevant to whether a candidate will be corrupt and incompetent once elected.”

 

Divorce – AGAINST

“I am not for it because it is a policy option that would worsen the dire social dysfunctions that we have now.”

 

Death Penalty – AGAINST

“I am against it. Instead, I am pushing for a more effective law enforcement and a reformed justice system to curb rampant criminality.”

 

Same-Sex Marriage – AGAINST

“I am not for it.”

 

Total Gun Ban – AGAINST

“I am not for it because it is a policy that cannot be implemented. Instead, I am pushing for stricter gun controls, crackdown on loose firearms, and a more effective law enforcement.”

 

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Know Their Stand: Grace Poe, Senatorial Candidate


teampnoy-thumb400-poeElections 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 Grace Poes responses on nine important issues, based on GMA News’ Mga Isyu ng Bayan.

 

Reproductive Health – FOR

“[The RH law] is a good progress in our struggle to address the high prevalence of maternal deaths in the country. I believe, however, that the RH law can still be strengthened by introducing new provisions that would allow Filipino couples to receive financial assistance in their efforts to conceive a child. The concept of ‘reproductive health’ should also include couples who are having difficulties conceiving a child naturally.”

 

Sin Tax – FOR

“The imposition of a higher tax on alcohol and tobacco products is a positive step in both lessening the abuse of alcohol and tobacco and providing more funding to the larger health care system of the country.”

 

Cybercrime – NO STAND

“The Anti-Cybercrime Law should be amended. I am against some of the provisions in the anti-Cybercrime law that go against our essential freedoms. I am bothered by the cyberlibel and take-down clause and very much concerned with how government will use this on circumstances that are still beyond the ken of current Philippine laws. … I realize, however, that the Anti-Cybercrime Law has good intentions: it can be used by our citizens and other entities to protect themselves, and their interests, in cyberspace—against identify theft, hacking, cybersex, etc. But good intentions can not be used to justify the possible suppression of free speech.”

 

Freedom of Information – FOR

“The absence of an FOI law makes it hard for the government to be transparent, [in which] the environment for corruption will still be present. [It also] undermines the ability of people to engage their government (e.g. making informed choices during elections, making critical statements about a policy)… An FOI law can be used by government to institutionalize a more systematic gathering, management, and utilization of all data in its offices.”

 

Anti-Political Dynasty – NO STAND

(no comment)

 

Divorce – NO STAND

“I welcome the move by some sectors to push for the divorce bill. But before talking about divorce, there are other family-related issues that should simultaneously be discussed. Why push for divorce if we can still introduce amendments to what we have right now on marriage? Our current Family Code today implies that marriage has both unitive and procreative worth. The provisions on declaration of nullity, annulment and legal separation were included there to highlight that our Philippine laws are oriented toward strengthening marriage rather than its dissolution.”

 

Death Penalty – AGAINST

“Sanctioning capital punishment is equivalent to allowing the state to be an instrument of death rather than an entity that promotes life in our society. Instead of death penalty, what the government can do to curb criminality today is to reform the criminal justice system.”

 

Same-Sex Marriage – NO STAND

(no comment)

 

Total Gun Ban – NO STAND

(no comment)

 

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Know Their Stand: Christian Señeres, Senatorial Candidate


christian-seneres-platforms-profile-pictureElections 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 Christian Señeress responses on nine important issues, based on GMA News’ Mga Isyu ng Bayan.

 

Reproductive Health – AGAINST

“It might puzzle some analysts kung bakit isasabatas ‘yang population management and responsible parenthood when society natin is reliant on OFW remittances, services sector, which affects two-thirds of our work force. And yet there comes a law that will reduce one of the factors of economic production that has strengthened us according to foreign analysts. It could be economically detrimental to us.”

 

Sin Tax – AGAINST

“The only thing this will accomplish is a heavier debt burden for the country. We’re being taxed to death. Ang aming ipinaglalaban ay babaan at bawasan ang mga buwis tulad ng VAT.”

 

Cybercrime – AGAINST

“Noon pa sinasabi ng international agencies na itong Pilipinas, isa sa iilang bansa na pwede kang makulong dahil sa sinasabi mo. Tama ba naman ‘yun? Ang pinakaunang maaapektuhan ay nasa media.”

 

Freedom of Information – FOR

“Bigyan ng karapatan na silipin lahat ng pork barrel. Tingnan natin kung hindi mahiya ang mga pulitiko na gumawa ng kalokohan at magpayaman diyan.”

 

Anti-Political Dynasty – FOR

“May eleksyon every three years. ‘Di natin kailangang maghintay ng anti-dynasty law. Huwag na lang iboto.”

 

Divorce – AGAINST

“Meron nang annulment. Divorce is a fault-free dissolution of marriage, kahit walang dahilan — may nakilala siyang mas mayaman, mas bata, o nagkasawaan na sila. Anong mangyayari sa institution of marriage? Magiging cheap.”

 

Death Penalty – NO STAND

“Depende sa mood ng taon. Kung dumadami ang krimen na karumaldumal, eh ‘di sige, ibalik natin. Hindi ko sinasabing chameleon ako ‘pag dating sa isyu na ‘yan. Ang sinasabi ko lang, sundin natin ang batas, maging representative tayo. Kung gusto ng tao, ibalik. Kung ayaw, tanggalin. Obey the people.”

 

Same-Sex Marriage – AGAINST

“I think ‘di na kailangang pakialaman ng state eh. Let’s not enforce a law na dapat pwede sila, pero ‘wag din natin pagbawalan. We can make civil arrangements, pero let’s not redefine what marriage is.”

 

Total Gun Ban – AGAINST

“We are for responsible gun ownership, pero bago mag-total gun ban, siguro unahin nilang tanggalin ‘yung mga baril ng kriminal. And we should protect the rights of law-abiding citizens to own guns.”

 

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Know Their Stand: Koko Pimentel, Senatorial Candidate


teampnoy-thumb400-kokoElections 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 Koko Pimentels responses on nine important issues, based on GMA News’ Mga Isyu ng Bayan.

 

Reproductive Health – AGAINST

“I disagree with committing billions of pesos just to buy consumables, condom, pill, injectable, IUD. Billions every year, how do you audit the use? And then it was packaged as a health measure in the Senate, in the House I think they were openly presenting it as a population measure but in the Senate it was packaged as a health measure so if it is a health measure how come the focus was on lowering the number of live births, why not just focus on the number of maternal deaths?”

 

Sin Tax – FOR

“Because I believe the taxing power can be used to modify behavior and that behavior that we want our people to modify is their smoking behavior and the heavy drinking. So they will think twice before engaging in a such a useless activity as smoking, while what we are trying to discourage is heavy drinking plus driving while drunk. So I agree with the use of the taxing power to modify behavior.”

 

Cybercrime – FOR

“Because the law introduces new crimes aside from reinforcing existing crimes or offenses, it introduces new crimes made possibly by the Internet age and the use of computers… But what I failed to notice was the takedown provision that amounted to censorship, which is unconstitional in our constitutional scheme.”

 

Freedom of Information – FOR

“Ang FOI palagi kong dine-describe parang hangin na dumaan sa Senado because ako, I cannot understand why the controversy or the objection to the FOI when the Philippine Constitution encourages transparency.”

 

Anti-Political Dynasty – FOR

“Ako kasi I will advise people not to talk of good or bad political dynasties anymore because if we ban political dynasties by law we should be willing to say goodbye even to the good dynasties. Because who will be the ultimate judge of whether the dynasties are good are bad? It’s also the people so balik din tayo sa eleksyon. How would we know the sentiment of the people except election. But I am in favor of giving life to Section 26, Article 2 of the Constitution sa anti-political dynasty because it is a mandate, it is a command.”

 

Divorce – NO STAND

“I used to be rabidly against divorce, but because of a personal experience, I am now more open or I will maintain an open mind to the issue. But I will not be a proponent of divorce. I will have an open mind and will listen to the proponents but the proponents must explain in detail what they have in mind because if what they have in mind is the American-style divorce all the way up to what they call no-contest divorce, ang ibig sabihin no’n we will divorce because we decided to divorce. I mean that’s too much.”

 

Death Penalty – AGAINST

“The purpose of death penalty is you go to the extreme. It’s an extreme penalty to deter the commission of crimes eh wala eh, there is no study that the existence of death penalty as well as the imposition of death penalty have deterred the commission of crimes by another person, wala eh. So what’s the point? Life imprisonment, the harshest punishment, should suffice.”

 

Same-Sex Marriage – AGAINST

“I think that is a joke of a proposal. I don’t know where that idea came from, but marriage is between a man and a woman so maybe the laws can be liberalized in such a way that the property relations of people of the same sex who decided to live together can be governed by law but let us not call that marriage. Madali naman yan sa partnership, we can let the government code govern that or the laws on partnership, not the family code.”

 

Total Gun Ban – FOR

“Very good idea but impossible to implement. Total gun ban you only have it in metropolitan areas, how about in the ARMM, how about in Ilocos Norte, in Ilocandia. It’s a good idea although I find or I believe it will be difficult to implement, let us study it and maybe use Japan as the model. In Japanese society they do not allow guns except for law enforces yata. I am for responsible gun ownership in the meantime.”

 

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Know Their Stand: Ricardo Penson, Senatorial Candidate


Ricardo-pensonElections 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 Ricardo Pensons responses on nine important issues, based on GMA News’ Mga Isyu ng Bayan.

 

Reproductive Health – FOR

“I think it should not be talked about anymore since it’s already a law, but I would have voted for it. It should be a choice for Filipino women.”

 

Sin Tax – FOR

“It’s long overdue. We need revenue and the sin tax law should be appropriated for health purposes.”

 

Cybercrime – AGAINST

“It should be repealed. We don’t need other law that will protect politicians from the public.”

 

Freedom of Information – FOR

“The right of reply should not be there. The law should allow public access to disbursement of public funds.”

 

Anti-Political Dynasty – FOR

“There should be no succession. The Constitution is clear about dynasties. Politicians have been making a mockery of our Constitution.”

 

Divorce – FOR

“This should be discussed. I will support this after proper education. Individuals should be given seminars on their responsibilities kapag nag-asawa.”

 

Death Penalty – AGAINST

“You don’t have to take somebody’s life just because he or she took somebody else’s life. That’s barbaric.”

 

Same-Sex Marriage – AGAINST

“Marriage is for propagating family, but it is high time for registered partnerships.”

 

Total Gun Ban – AGAINST

“There should be no total gun ban until our police forces become professional.”

 

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Know Their Stand: Mon Montaño, Senatorial Candidate


ramonmontanoElections 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 Mon Montaños responses on nine important issues, based on GMA News’ Mga Isyu ng Bayan.

 

Reproductive Health – FOR

“Yung mga kababaihan natin must be given a choice.”

 

Sin Tax – FOR

“All vices should be taxed properly.”

 

Cybercrime – FOR

“In my view, transparency is most important pero we have to balance this with the freedom of expression.”

 

Freedom of Information – FOR

“If you have nothing to hide, why fight this bill?”

 

Anti-Political Dynasty – FOR

“When we try to enter politics, ang kalaban natin agad miyembro ng dynasty na embedded na sa pulitika. They perpetruate through the use of government funds. They have so much power already.”

 

Divorce – AGAINST

“We have to look at our culture as Catholics.”

 

Death Penalty – AGAINST

“It will not be a deterrent for crime. We should strive instead for uncompromising enforcement of the law.”

 

Same-Sex Marriage – AGAINST

“No way. We have to look at our culture and our Catholic belief.”

 

Total Gun Ban – AGAINST

“If you have a total gun ban, the only ones who will have guns are those who have them illegally.”

 

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Know Their Stand: Mitos Magsaysay, Senatorial Candidate


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

 

Reproductive Health – AGAINST

(no comment)

 

Sin Tax – AGAINST

(no comment)

 

Cybercrime – FOR

(no comment)

 

Freedom of Information – FOR

(no comment)

 

Anti-Political Dynasty – NO STAND

(no comment)

 

Divorce – AGAINST

(no comment)

 

Death Penalty – AGAINST

(no comment)

 

Same-Sex Marriage – AGAINST

(no comment)

 

Total Gun Ban – AGAINST

(no comment)

 

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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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Know Their Stand: Jamby Madrigal, Senatorial Candidate


teampnoy-thumb400-jambyElections 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 Jamby Madrigals responses on nine important issues, based on GMA News’ Mga Isyu ng Bayan.

 

Reproductive Health – FOR

“I’m really for reproductive health education, yung pinagtatalunan ata nila, funding component, sa akin we should study that very carefully.”

 

Sin Tax – FOR

(no comment)

 

Cybercrime – NOT AVAILABLE

 

Freedom of Information – NOT AVAILABLE

 

Anti-Political Dynasty – FOR

“I’m for it, meaning it’s hard to see na mag-ina, magkapatid na nasa Senado kasi no matter what yung independence… bloc voting.”

 

Divorce – AGAINST

“If annulment is easily attainable by the poor then divorce will be redundant.”

 

Death Penalty – NOT AVAILABLE

 

Same-Sex Marriage – AGAINST

(no comment)

 

Total Gun Ban – NOT AVAILABLE

 

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Know Their Stand: Ernie Maceda, Senatorial Candidate


ernestomacedaElections 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 Ernie Macedas responses on nine important issues, based on GMA News’ Mga Isyu ng Bayan.

 

Reproductive Health – FOR

“It’s already a law so there’s nothing you can really do about it.”

 

Sin Tax – AGAINST

(no comment)

 

Cybercrime – AGAINST

(no comment)

 

Freedom of Information – FOR

“It should be passed.”

 

Anti-Political Dynasty – FOR

(no comment)

 

Divorce – AGAINST

(no comment)

 

Death Penalty – FOR

(no comment)

 

Same-Sex Marriage – AGAINST

“It is not the time for that.”

 

Total Gun Ban – AGAINST

“I’m for stricter gun control”

 

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Know Their Stand: Marwil Llasos, Senatorial Candidate


marwilllasosElections 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 Marwil Llasoss responses on nine important issues, based on GMA News’ Mga Isyu ng Bayan.

 

Reproductive Health – AGAINST

(no comment)

 

Sin Tax – FOR

(no comment)

 

Cybercrime – AGAINST

“I am on record that it is unconstitutional — at least most of its provisions. At gusto kong sabihin na may mga magagandang probisyon ‘yan. At hindi naman lumalabag sa Saligang Batas. Pero sa tingin ko, mas preponderant ‘yung unconstitutional provisions.”

 

Freedom of Information – FOR

(no comment)

 

Anti-Political Dynasty – FOR

“Isa ‘yan sa aming core advocacies. Kung ‘di man ‘yan maipasa ng Kongreso, at least pinapausad namin ‘yung people’s initiative to prohibit political dynasties once and for all.”

 

Divorce – AGAINST

(no comment)

 

Death Penalty – AGAINST

(no comment)

 

Same-Sex Marriage – AGAINST

(no comment)

 

Total Gun Ban – FOR

(no comment)

 

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