CBCP: RH Bill tougher fight than PCSO fund mess

Posted at 07/07/2011 8:17 PM | Updated as of 07/08/2011 6:55 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Of the many controversies it is facing, the Catholic church said the toughest is still the fight versus the Reproductive Health bill.

In a report from CBCP News, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President Nereo Odchimar said “we have been in difficult times made more difficult because of the situation and issues.”

He was also referring to the Divorce bill recently revived by some lawmakers.

The fight was even made tougher with President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino himself supporting the RH bill.

Odchimar will soon end his first term as CBCP president.

Asked to compare the administrations of Aquino and former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, he said “the situations are different.”

“Now we are confronted with a President who is sympathetic to the RH bill while during the time of PGMA, the issue was also different,” he said.
“That time we called their (Arroyo) attention regarding corruption in the government,” he added.

Odchimar will end his first term as CBCP head on November 30, 2011 unless re-elected for a second term.