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Rep. Manny Pacquiao faces Rep. Edcel Lagman on RH bill interpellation in Congress (Videos)

By on May 18, 2011 in Asia, Health, Local, Politics Comments

Manila, Philippines – World boxing champion and Saranggani Rep. Manny Pacquiao faced House Minority Leader and Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in Congress.

Rep. Manny Pacquiao on RH Bill interpellation
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As shown in the videos below, Rep. Pacquiao took the stage of the Congress plenary hall and asked RH Bill author Rep. Edcel Lagman.

“I’m ready to rumble, I will not run away like Mosley.” Rep. Lagman jokingly said, apparently referring to the recent Pacquiao-Mosley fight where the Pinoy boxer won via unanimous decision.

As a start, Congressman Pacquiao said that the government should rather focus on making laws to fight poverty, which Rep. Lagman replied that RH Bill is one of them.

Later, the Saranggani congressman asked Lagman if a parent or a child has the right not to attend the reproductive classes as noted in the RH Bill and bill author said yes.

On the latter part of the interpellation, Rep. Pacquiao asked the Albay congressman on a part of the RH Bill which mentioned the word “shall” which may mean that huge local companies will implement if it becomes a law.

Nevertheless, Rep. Edcel Lagman said that employees will have the freedom to choose, noting that the budget for the health services mentioned in the RH Bill is not that big.

In related news, Mommy Dionisia, Pacquiao’s mother, reacted on the recent statement of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago who criticized the Pinoy boxer for supporting the anti-RH Bill.

Mommy Dionisia, although she said she is not mad at the senator, told reports that his son Manny is a lawmaker and has the right to make his stand.

Below are some of the videos of RH Bill interpellation between Rep. Manny Pacquiao and Rep. Edcel Lagman in Congress, which the rest of them can be found at GMA News official website.

Rep. Manny Pacquiao asked Rep. Edcel Lagman on RH bill interpellation (Part 1)
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Rep. Manny Pacquiao asked Rep. Edcel Lagman on RH bill interpellation (Part 2)
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