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A video entitled "Mga Anak ng Diyos," is making waves on YouTube, Facebook and all over the Internet with Juana Change offering her usual satirical take on one of the most controversial issues in the country--the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill.
Comic activist Mae Paner, the woman behind Juana Change, is known for speaking her mind and producing videos to grab people's attention and rally for reforms in Philippine society and politics. Some issues she has tackled in previous videos include bribery, the Charter Change and political arrogance, all done with wit and humor.
In this video, Monsignor, played by Lou Veloso, represents the Church's stand on the RH bill says, "Sex education--that's the ultimate form of child abuse."
Also in the video are Raquel Villavicencio, Dexter Doria and Mads Nicolas. Says Paner on the video, "Mga Anak ng Diyos" is our 23rd viral [video] on Youtube which we have dedicated ourselves to doing for love of our country.
Our love for God should be grounded in the reality of our less fortunate brothers and sisters. I don't think si Lord ay lutang o makitid ang utak. At kaya nya tayo binigyan ng free will para ito ay gamitin. Sana makita na ng mga taong simbahan na matalino ang taumbayan. Bigyan sila ng layang pumili ng kanilang pamamaraan sa pagpaplano ng kanilang pamilya at maging responsable sa kanilang pamilya, asawa, anak, at sariling katawaan. Dapat tayong mabuhay na guilt-free.
Sana ang mga anti-RH ay magkaroon ng mas bukas na pagiisip pag napanuod nila ang video. Mas may silbi kasi ito kung may mga taong nababago at nagbabago."
Co-actress Mads Nicolas adds, "Ang babaeng nagpapaplano ng pamilya through the choices that [the] RH [bill] offers ay di makasalanan dahil sinisiguro nyang ang bawat anak na isisilang nya ay kaya nyang i-provide ng food, clothing, shelter at education."
The video is also peppered with statistics on birth-related deaths and misconceptions about AIDS.