Bukidnon Online Exclusive: Bukidnon congressman is a co-author of Reproductive Health Bill, believes it will pass
BUKIDNON ONLINE EXCLUSIVE | BUKIDNON NEWS | BUKIDNON BLOG – Bukidnon Second District Congressman Florencio Flores, Jr. apparently is one of the authors of the controversial Reproductive Health Bill. Flores himself told Bukidnon Online this today via a text message. When Bukidnon Online and Flores exchanged text messages earlier today, the former Malaybalay City mayor and neophyte congressman said that he was currently at the appropriations committee hearing in Congress.
Less than an hour later, Flores himself broke the news to Bukidnon Online: The House of Representatives appropriations committee passed the RH Bill. The bill will now move to plenary.
“The committee approved it. 23 in favor and 3 against,” said Flores’ text message.
When asked by Bukidnon Online for a brief statement about the latest development, the Bukidnon congressman said: “There appears to be strong support from the people and the lawmakers! I believe it [the bill] will pass.”
Flores is a co-author of the said RH Bill. Albay Representative Edcel Lagman is the principal author of the said bill.
The bill mandates the government to “promote, without bias, all effective natural and modern methods of family planning that are medically safe and legal.”