Name the women’s group you consulted on RH Bill, Secretary Ona

Health Secretary Enrique Ona denied the Aquino administration did not consult women’s groups in crafting the responsible parenthood bill.

“Not only consultation but also listening to all the various opinions. Palagay ko misconception ‘yung hindi nakokonsulta [I think it’s a misconception that no one was consulted],” Ona said at a press briefing in Malacañang.

So who were these women groups? or women involved? Tell us their names and the inputs generated from such dialogue.

As far as I know, Elizabeth Angsioco, DSWP national chairperson, has repeatedly requested for a dialogue on the issue, “but we were, and are continuously ignored, instead he gave in to the whims of the Catholic hierarchy.” In fact, she sent a letter through the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) a request for a meeting with the President. A similar letter was sent through Risa Hontiveros and the President has received this but have yet to receive word from his office as of January 25.

See copy of letter sent by the Reproductive Health Advocacy Network (RHAN) .
Reproductive Health Advocacy Network Letter to President Aquino

How strange that Risa Hontiveros and Beth Angsioco was not aware of this dialogue?

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Updated Juky 15, 2019

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