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Know Their Stand: Tingting Cojuangco, Senatorial Candidate

Tingting+Cojuangco+JR+Lopez+Gonzales+2013+Senatorial+Elections+PoliTikalonElections 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 Tingting Cojuangcos responses on nine important issues, based on GMA News’ Mga Isyu ng Bayan.


Reproductive Health – AGAINST

“I always say na dapat yung magna carta for women would suffice in order to protect the women and the family.”


Sin Tax – FOR

“The sin tax is good because it’s going to go to health services. But we should not also dislocate the tobacco farmers, we should still encourage them to plant tobacco and we should still work hard for the marketing. So I am in favor of that, provided that it really goes to where it is intended to be.”


Cybercrime – NO STAND

“There is a section in the Cybercrime Law, Section 19, that says that the Department of Justice can actually block the service provider and I don’t know to what extent they can be the ones to investigate or look into the computers. But I believe that there should be due process because it’s a violation of the Bill of Rights when there’s no court order.”


Freedom of Information – FOR

“It’s good because we should know really what’s happening in the country. But then on matters of national security, we should keep [the information].”


Anti-Political Dynasty – AGAINST

“When we were fighting the dictatorship, we were not considered a political dynasty, and the Aquinos and the Cojuangcos were forerunners, you know, in bringing freedom and democracy. But now we’re considered a political dynasty and I believe I will not support that bill because based on our idealism and my family, if they wish to run for public office, I think they should. Because we have a track record of public service and I would like them to live our legacy, of what we want them to be in order to help the country.”


Divorce – AGAINST

(no comment)


Death Penalty – FOR

“I think, for certain crimes, yes.”


Same-Sex Marriage – NO STAND

“Actually it’s already being done whether there’s law or not on same-sex marriages. I’m gonna leave it at that, let them decide what they want to do. I don’t want to interfere in the lives of others.”


Total Gun Ban – AGAINST

“No, there shouldn’t be a total gun ban; [guns] should be given to responsible citizens. Otherwise, if there’s going to be a total gun ban, the criminals are going to be the ones holding the guns, and what’ll happen to those that need to have guns? Now, if you believe that there should be stricter gun control, then you should look into smuggled guns and those that have not requested for re-registration.”




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