CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro, Nov. 23, 2011?The Divine Word College of Calapan in cooperation with the Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan and Calapan Cable Center Inc. held a forum on the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill last November 18 at the DWCC Gymnasium.
Dubbed “Ang Dalawang Mukha ng RH Bill”, the forum focused on the medico-legal aspects of the controversial measure. Four speakers from both anti-RH and pro-RH camps gave their opposing opinions on the bill based on research.
Ms. Anna Kristina Cosio, RN from Pro-life Manila together with Fr. Vicente R. Uy, JCD of the Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan explained to participants the fiascos the country may face in the future once the Bill is passed and totally implemented.
On the other hand, Dr. Christopher Joseph Soriano, MD of the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health and Mr. Jonas Bagas of AKBAYAN stressed that the RH Bill would be beneficial and of great help in nation building and in achieving Philippine economic stability.
An open forum highlighted the program, allowing the audience composed of students from various colleges in Oriental Mindoro, local government employees, health officers, church organizations and members of non-government organizations to ask questions to the guest speakers.
The forum was organized by the Divine Word College of Calapan’s External and Alumni Affairs Office led by its Director, Mr. Don Stepherson Calda, M.Ed. (John Rey Rodriguez)