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GOOD JOB SEN. MIRIAM SANTIAGO AND SEN. PIA CAYETANO! ======================= MANILA, Philippines — The controversial Reproductive Health is now just a step away from becoming a law after the Senate ratified the measure on Wednesday. Eleven senators adopted the bicameral committee report on the bill while five senators reiterated their vote against it. The 11 senators were Pia Cayetano, Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano, Joker Arroyo, Edgardo Angara, Franklin Drilon, Miriam Defensor Santiago, Teofisto Guingona III, Ferdinand “Bong-Bong” Marcos Jr., Loren Legarda, Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, and Sergio Osmena III. Osmena was sick and could not vote on the bill when the Senate voted on it on third and final reading last Monday. The five who reiterated their ‘no vote’ were Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile, Senate Pro Tempore Jose “Jinggoy Estrada, Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, and Senators Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and Gringo Honasan. It was Senator Pia Cayetano, head of the Senate committee on health, and on women , who reported on the floor the outcome of the bicameral meeting held hours before the ratification. Cayetano said the following salient features of the measure were approved in the bicam: ■Any person will be allowed access to Reproductive Health and family planning services except minors unless they have the consent of their parents or guardians. A minor , who is already a parent or one has had a miscarriage, would also be allowed access to RH
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