MANILA, May 9, 2011â€” Regrets always come too late, Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales said as he renewed his appeal to lawmakers to reject a birth control measure.
Rosales said he is certain the governmentâ€™s campaign for the use of contraceptives is taking the country to the wrong direction.
Before it is too late, he said the lawmakers should ensure the welfare of the people by rejecting the proposed reproductive health (RH) bill.
But if the measure would be passed, he said there will come a time when the government would realize its mistakes for supporting it.
â€œThe story is not yet done. Itâ€™s not the people who will end it but God,â€ Rosales said. â€œRH bill has no endâ€¦ we still have a long [way] to go. This is not yet the end.â€
â€œThey (pro-RH bill) are set to fail. We still have to go through a lot of things and in the end they will realize that (they are wrong),â€ he said.
The cardinal made the statement on Monday as the church observes National Day of Prayer against the RH bill in many dioceses across the country.
In Manila, a vigil which was started on May 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily will end tonight at the chapel of the Manila archdiocese in Intramuros.
The novena is spearheaded by Church-run Radyo Veritas, the CBCP Media Office, member organizations of Council of the Laity in the Philippines and various youth groups. (CBCPNews)