Senator backs Aquino’s renewed stand on population bill

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Senator backs Aquino’s renewed stand on population bill

By Maila Ager
First Posted 12:05:00 04/19/2011

MANILA, Philippines-Senator Panfilo Lacson backed President Benigno Aquino III’s renewed push for the controversial Responsible Parenthood bill, saying the President was on the right track to address the country’s perennial problem of poverty.

“Finding ways to curb our monstrous population growth rate, which has been a major part of our poverty problem, is one sensible approach in poverty alleviation. Advocating population management is not being anti-life. In fact, it is pro-country and pro-people,” Lacson said in a statement on Tuesday.

Population management, he said, was urgent since most poor Filipinos do not have enough food or access to basic services.

“There is not enough food on the table, many are homeless, the poor have almost zero opportunity to have access to education, health care and the most basic social services, which they can otherwise enjoy with an efficient but moral population management program,” said the senator.

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