President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III and Congressman Manny Pacquiao share one thing in common: they are in roles in government that they are barely qualified to fill. Well, that and "an agreement that they are opposed to abortion" made during a meeting between the two men in Malacañang today.
Manny Pacquiao is now held up as the "posterboy" of the anti-RH campaign of the Philippine Roman Catholic Church. The embattled President, for his part, can almost be considered de facto excommunicated along with millions of Filipino Catholics who are for the passing of the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill being debated in Congress. This much one can conclude from the Roman Catholic Church's determined use of its resources and its "holy" sacraments to assert the wrongness of the RH Bill and alienate those among its flock who support it.
None of this comes as much of a surprise as the Roman Catholic Church has an extensive track record of seeing itself and the dogma it dispenses as exempt from critical scrutiny.