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Young pro-lifers’ roses charm pro-RH solons with roses
QUEZON City— In what can only be called as all-out charm offensive, young pro-lifers approach pro-RH solons and give them red roses during the House session last Monday.
Despite the fact that amendments to House Bill 4244 were not tackled, Catholic youth who oppose the RH Bill from the diocese of Cubao and nearby dioceses gave red roses to solons present during the session.
Among the pro-RH congressmen who accepted roses from the youth are Albay 1st district representative Edcel Lagman, who also happens to be the RH Bill’s principal sponsor and Partylist Akbayan Kaka Bag-ao, a co-author of the bill.
They also gamely posed with the young people for picture-taking.
According to YouthPinoy! president Eilleen Esteban, the original plan was to give the roses before the solons entered the session hall but was not permitted by the House of Representatives security.
When asked about the significance of giving of red roses to the solons, Esteban said that in typical courtship, a man gives red roses to a woman as a sign of his sincere desire of pursuing her. This gesture therefore signifies how pro-lifers want to woo their pro-RH congressmen.
Legislators who openly oppose the bill also received roses.
This comes after a one-week break from session and the recent voting in the House of Representatives to end the debates on the RH Bill. (Jandel Posion)