Philippine Daily Inquirer / AM June 23, Palatino said he was withdrawing House Bill No. , or An Act Empowering Heads of Offices and Departments to Strictly Implement the Constitutional Provisions on Religious Freedom in. House Bill “Religious Freedom In Government Offices Act” He cited Section 5 of the Philippine Constitution’s Bill of Rights that “the free. Manila, Philippines – Kabataan Partylist led by Rep. Raymond Palatino withdrew on Friday, June 22, its House Bill , or the so-called.

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But as freethinkers, we get to learn from our mistakes as well as those of others with whom we share advocacies.

philippinees Popular Latest Comments Tags Subscribe. Freethinkers speak at DLSU. Human Rights Every human being has the same rights regardless of race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. Posted on 26 June by Jong Atmosfera. An unknonw error has occurred. View June 26, Palatino earlier said the State cannot be seen favoring one religion over the other.

The first is absolute as long as the belief is confined within the realm of thought. View June 28, Pia Cayetano’s sponsorship speech. Science- based answers and debunking conservative Catholic claims. These stories made other people.

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Section 4 a does not need any revision because it does not seek to ban personal prayers but only religious ceremonies within the premises and perimeter of and publicly-owned spaces within government offices, departments, and bureaus — and not on public parks and streets since religious activities are not prohibited in these places.


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Religious freedom is a tricky issue because it is comprised of two boll incorporated in a single provision of the Philippine Constitution: The entire bill was only four pages long including the two-page explanatory note, and the meat of the bill can be found in Section 4 where the heads of government offices, departments, and bureaus are empowered to ensure that:.

III Section 5, the two sides of religious freedom hkuse laid out as follows:.

Palatino said it was not the intention of the bill to ban God in government offices. Putting the ‘Fun’ back in ‘Fundie’. Deconstructing the Most Common Dutertian Arguments. UN affirms blasphemy as a human right.

Elathe Supreme Court ruled that: I’ve read the Rappler privacy statementsite use policycomment moderation policy. While we can wait for another legislator to file a similar bill in the near future, for the meantime we can also hope for a jurisprudence that would declare religious ceremonies and large symbols in government offices unconstitutional if we take the issue all the way to the Supreme Court.

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House Bill “Religious Freedom In Government Offices Act”

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With this jurisprudence and possibly othersthe non establishment clause was interpreted to encompass other government actions and not just those having to do with legislation.

The RH Bill Fight for reproductive health, responsible parenthood, and population jouse. Select gender Male Female. No law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The opinions in this post do not necessarily represent the position of the Filipino Freethinkers.


Representative Palatino apologizes, withdraws anti-God bill

After reading the full text of the now dead House BillI believe it needed some revisions because it seemed incomplete — and yes, unconstitutional.

Claiming to be a “freeth Help by volunteering your time, expertise, and resources for our causes. An introduction to the issue of Secularism. The second is subject to regulation where the belief is translated into external acts that affect the public welfare.

Jurisprudence has expanded it to mean beyond that of congress making laws that establish a state religion. UN statement backs Mideo’s rights to his art. Welcome to Rappler, please select your default country: How secularism is violated in the PCSO scandal.

Calling it the “ban God bill,” the Catholic Church vigorously opposed the bill for suppressing religion and preventing government employees from practicing their faith.

They can end hunger, they just won’t. While this is definitely sad news for the advocates of secularism, the fact that one legislator actually had the guts to file a bill like this in a country where the Roman Catholic Church holds considerable influence in politics is already an achievement in itself.

Raymond Palatinosecularismseparation of church and state Kabataan Rep. Donating to help build imaginative minds. Public squares, roads, highways and buildings are devoted to public use, and, as such, are open to all, without distinction.