Debate, Philippine RH Bill 5043 (Dec2008)
Roilo Golez - Edcel Lagman Debate on Reproductive Health or RH Bill which Golez opposes.
Roilo Golez is one of the leading oppositors in the House against the Reproductive Health Bill or RH Bill sponsored by Cong. Edcel Lagman. Cong. Golez is shown in video interpellating Lagman who could not answer Golez's question: How do you consider children, assets or liabilities? Golez is of the position that with the right family and government support, every child can grow up as an asset to the nation and his/her birth should not be prevented by contraceptives, condoms, IUD and vasectomy.
Here's Cong. Roilo Golez expressed the following concerns:
1. The high maternal mortality and infant mortality in certain places is due to the lack of medical care from a doctor, nurse and/or midwives. The solution is not prevent pregnancy but give more medical care.
2. The population is an asset and not a liability if the government will provide more funds for education, health, training from TESDA, instead of spending billions on contracpetives, condoms, etc.
3. Some contraceptives may be carcinogenic as indicated by studies made by the WHO, US National Cancer Institute, Harvard, etc. There must be a public warning on these contraceptives.