Of Condoms, Mindanao and Mar Roxas

January 11, 2009 § Leave a comment

Senator Mar Roxas with some of the most influential bloggers in the Philippines

Senator Mar Roxas with some of the most influential bloggers in the Philippines

Senator Mar Roxas prefers to use condoms than let the State dictate what kind of contraceptive tool the people must use. ” I use condoms, ” says the good senator during a January 9 blogger talk in his Balay ni Mar hive in Cubao Quezon City. ” …and who does’nt?”

Mar said that in the context of a debate between him and a bevy of the finest and some of the most influential bloggers on the Reproductive Health bill. What Mar found contemptuous about state opposition on the  RH bill is the fact that some government officials want to dictate the manner by which people would exercise responsible health. Mar’s stand is simple—informed choice. Let the people use whatever contraceptives they like, provided that it does the same thing—help them have a healthy and reproductive life.

I also respect how Mar Roxas told us his stand on Mindanao. Definitely, the new government under Roxas will try to talk peace with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Peace talks will surely be one of the highlights of the Roxas administration. However, the talks should focus not on the BJE; rather it should focus on arriving at a principled consensus. More on this later.

I found him to be a principled man, this Mar Roxas. And a romantic too.

When asked if he loves Korina, he told us straight–yes. And I saw it in his eyes—he’s a romantic. Whatever people say about Korina, Mar Roxas does’nt care a bit. She’s a pussycat, says Mar. “And I love pussycats.” Mar added.

Are we seeing wedding bells anytime soon? We don’t know. For Mar, we better leave that decision to marry or not to him and his ladylove, Korina Sanchez. Respect the gentleman, please.

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