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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Representative Palatino apologizes, withdraws anti-God bill

Read up on the Bill. Catholic Church officials, supporters tagged H. Freethinkers speak at DLSU. Join the FF Saturnalia Party Religious freedom is a tricky issue because it is comprised of two principles incorporated in a single provision of the Philippine Constitution: The opinions in this post do not necessarily represent the position of the Filipino Freethinkers.

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Blessed are the poor, said the billionaire bishops. 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 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:.

Palatino said it was not the intention of the bill to ban God in government offices. We practice a great mix of action, education, and healthy discourse.


The right to religious profession and worship has a two-fold aspect, viz. Freethinking Community We’re the largest and most active group of non-believers and progressive believers in the Philippines. An unknonw error has occurred. Raymond Palatinosecularismseparation of church and state. And since the issue of religious freedom and especially the non-establishment of religion have now been bull to public debate, the proposed Freedom of Religion in Government Offices Act did not live and die in vain.

Claiming to be a “freeth The second is subject to regulation where the belief is translated into external acts that affect houze public welfare. Elathe Supreme Court ruled that: Apologies The partylist group is apologetic. Pass the RH Bill!

Donating to help build imaginative minds. View your profile page here OR Click close to continue. As long as it can be shown that the exercise of the right does not impair the public welfare, the attempt of the 66330 to regulate or prohibit such right would be an unconstitutional encroachment. 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 gill the issue all the way to the Supreme Court.

Raymond Palatino says he will prioritize other bills instead.

Philippunes to such use, religious acts may be performed in said public property… So long as the use of public property for religious purposes is incidental and temporary, and such as to be reasonably compatible with the use to which other members of the community are similarly entitled, or may be authorized to make, the injunction in section 23 3 of Article VI of the Constitution is not infringed. Reality is more fascinating than what humans can grasp. III Section 5 states: Help by volunteering your time, expertise, and resources for our causes.


III Section 5, the two sides of religious freedom are laid out as follows:. Putting the ‘Fun’ back in ‘Fundie’. Aquino to endorse RH Bill.

The first is absolute as long as the belief is confined within the realm of thought. Secularism and the Filipino Freethinkers. Palatino earlier said the State cannot be seen favoring one religion over the other. View June 26, Come and meet with us; our usual meetups are held every two weeks.

He will prioritize his other bills instead, he said. As for the free exercise clause, the rest of Art.

Human Rights Every human being has the same rights regardless of race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. Coming out of the closet with FF. House Bill sought to implement the constitutional provisions on religious freedom. Can I be a Filipino Freethinker?

Non-establishment and Free Exercise. Public squares, roads, highways and buildings are devoted to public use, and, as such, are open to all, without distinction. You have successfully updated your account. The murder of the LGBT people. III Section 5, the two sides of religious freedom are laid out as follows: How secularism is violated in the PCSO scandal. We are sad that we hurt the religious sentiments of many, when our desire was to uphold and promote religious sensitivity and harmony,” the statement said.

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