Explore, a travel-based journalism series, provides an insight into exotic parts of the world, revealing stories about the environment, globalization, and politics. The episode Sex and Religion in Manila was aired on BBC Two at 23:20 GMT, on 19 February 2009.
In these videos, the glaring truths were featured:
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Oh I watched this Explore Programme. It’s very true. I don’t like the stranglehold religion and the church have of the Philippines to the point they dictate even the use of condoms.
I believe in a division between church and state. State should be governed with reason. Not faith.
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Garando’s Ultimate Solution to the Philippine’s Population Problem:
The Frenzy brand of condoms should have more familiar flavors like sinigang, kare-kare, tinola, or even soup #5. Maybe that will get more Filipinos to start using condoms. 😀
i stand with the church. there’s a wisdom beyond just going against contraceptives. that’s something not many knows and few people understands. just an opinion.
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the church could give guidance regarding family planning but it’s all up to us on what to use and/or how to handle it. We shouldn’t be dictated by some people. On the other hand as good Christian, we should know our responsibilities regarding this matter.
@ garando…hahaha..kulet as ever 🙂
in my opinion, i think the responsibilities are in our hand. parehong maganda ang hangarin ng magkabilang panig. kaya lang meron din kasing mga abusado………..
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The church being the commander in chief when it comes to Christianity is doing their jobs in reminding people what they think is right or wrong, if you follow them, good, but if not, it is up to you to discern for yourself what is really right. I don’t follow their orders but I have high respect for their points of view, some may be too discretionary for the individual but it’s really up to us to think for ourselves especially in contraceptives and sex matters.
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this is very interesting. as a health care provider i agree with the RH bill. i think they are against it because of ‘immorality’ but without it, half a million abortions are conducted. how moral is that?
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ohmigod, this has been a dilemma for every filipino stuck in the oldy old beliefs – contraceptves vs immorality! Sheesh, look into the real picture of Philippines, poverty + overpopupation + prostitution etc etc…If we keep on pushing no contraceptives yadah ydah, wht will happen to PI then? Sa dame ng naging pasyente ko sa OB, halos mahihirap at wala pang makain at sobrang daming anak,kaya ako family planning advocate! padaan lang po! btw, thanks for the hop bud! take care!
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Lito Atienza is the type of moralizing politician who imposes his ideas of morality on the rest of us. He is of the belief that our leaders are the only ones who have the intellectual capacity and virtue to decide what is “good” for all of us. Such mentality reflects that some people in our society are more “equal” than others. He would rather close his eyes to the half million back alley abortions that are performed each year and he thinks that a better economy and religion will be the answer to everything. What a pathetic excuse for an individual.
I hope that the Reproductive Health Bill passes in Congress and gets signed into law.
Thanks for sharing your opinion, everyone. As much as I respect the church and its vested powers, I think people’s freedom to choose must be respected, too.
Thanks for sharing these videos. Now i have time to watch a quality documentary and maybe blog about these issues in the future 😎
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