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Religious groups and pro-life organization members booed Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin after she delivered her sponsorship speech supporting the Reproductive Health Bill yesterday, reports GMA News Online.
Deputy Speaker Lorenzo Tañada III, the Quezon representative who was presiding over the session, demanded order in the plenary. Security officers then approached the portion of the gallery occupied by the groups.
GMA News Online quoted Garin as saying, "May I remind our invited guests here to honor (the) Congress. We are not (an) institution controlled by a few religious leaders." She added, "I stand here for what I believe what is right. If oppositors have questions, I am ready to answer them."
According to GMA News Online, Lanao del Sur Rep. Hussein Pangandaman also delivered his sponsorship speech at the plenary discussion yesterday.
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