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In December 2012, the Congress of the Philippines finally passed the destructive RH Bill and it was signed into law by President Beningno Aquino. Click here for HLI’s statement on the bill’s passage. We remain engaged with our Filipino brothers and sisters as the battle for life and family enters this new stage. Although the documentary is outdated on this point, the insights it contains remain true, as do its warnings for the future of the Philippines if the provisions of the bill are fully realized and it is not reversed.

About the Documentary

“The Philippines: Preserving a Culture of Life” is a story of the struggle for faith and family.

The pro-life values of the Philippines have been under assault for many years by Western pro-abortion advocates trying to pass the anti-life Reproductive Health (RH) Bill. After many failed attempts, the peddlers of the culture of death are now closer than ever to passing the RH Bill, and fundamentally changing the Philippines forever.

Human Life International (HLI) sent our film crew to the Philippines to document first-hand accounts of the battle for the culture of life against the RH Bill. Our team captured interviews with Filipino pro-lifers leading the charge against the RH Bill including Archbishop of Cebu Jose Palma, Philippine Congressman Dr. Anthony Golez, HLI Philippines Director Dr. Rene Bullecer and Dr. Ligaya Acosta, a former pro-abortion health minister in the Philippines who is now HLI’s Regional Director for Asia and Oceania.

“The Philippines: Preserving a Culture of Life” debuted on EWTN in the Philippines, Canada and the United States in August 2011. The documentary will re-air on EWTN in the Philippines on May 9th at 10:30 pm and May 10th at 12 noon Manila time. In the U.S. and Canada, the documentary will re-air Wednesday, May 9th at 2:30 pm, and Friday May 11th at 5:30 pm EST.

The program, shot in cinematic widescreen format and capturing stunning scenes and heartfelt interviews, is already in heavy rotation in the Philippines. Visit www.ewtn.com for local times, or http://www.ewtn.com/audiovideo/index.asp for live streaming video at the scheduled times.

About the “Reproductive Health (RH)” Bill

Bill now under consideration: 15th Congress – House Bill 4244 (full text, final consolidated RH bill, HB 4244)

Legal Analysis – a fine and extended analysis of the bill

Understanding the Bill

How Western agencies are using billions to foist their population agenda on Filipinos, by Dr. Ligaya Acosta, HLI’s Regional Coordinator for Asia and Oceania & former health minister of the Philippines

RH Bill News

30 Pieces of Silver (Really $6.8M) to Betray Church on RH Bill; Vote Set For Wednesday, December 6, 2012

Philippines Senator: Government Should Ensure Pleasurable Sex for Women, December 4, 2012

Condoms Not the Solution to AIDS in the Philippines, November 26, 2012

Amid Threats to Life and Family, A New Saint is Declared for the Philippines, October 19, 2012

We Must Stop the RH Bill in the Philippines, August 24, 2012

Filipino Youth Pack Congress in Support of Life; Sign Manifesto Opposing RH Bill, May 8, 2012

HLI Documentary Returns to EWTN Amid Struggle in the Philippines; Also Released Online, April 3, 2012

Walks for Life Draw Tens of Thousands in the Philippines, March 27, 2012

Anti-Life RH Bill Pushed Back Again in Philippines, March 21, 2012

Filipinos Close 2011 with Huge Pro-Life Caravan and Legislative Victories, January 5, 2012

Secretary Clinton to Visit the Philippines on Eve of National Pro-Life Congress, October 28

SPECIAL REPORT: A Small Victory Over the RH Bill, October 13, 2011

U.S. Ambassador’s “Sex Tourism” Statement Questioned by Filipinos, October 4, 2011

Breaking Down the Philippine RH Bill (Video), September 28, 2011

U.S. Pro-Lifers Blast Western Depopulation Agenda in Philippines and Developing World, September 12, 2011

Wikileaks Cable: U.S. Gov’t Largest Supporter of Philippines Population Control in Past 40 Years, September 8, 2011

RH Bill “Definitely” Population Control Admits Co-Sponsor, August 25, 2011

“The Philippines: Preserving a Culture of Life” Documentary Debuts on EWTN This Week, August 22, 2011

20,000 Attend Pro-Life Rallies in the Philippines, August 2, 2011

Insider Report on the Struggle Against the RH Bill in the Philippines, July 28, 2011

Doctors for Life Targets Controversial Philippine RH Bill, June 23, 2011

Cebu Organizes for Life Ahead of President’s State of the Nation Address, June 21, 2011

HLI Pilipinas Strategizes Against Anti-Life RH Bill, June 2, 2011

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