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Escudero on spotlight over ‘safe, satisfying sex life’

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Heart Evangelista and Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero’s love life was caught in the middle of a heated debate in the Senate on whether or not to drop the words “safe and satisfying sex life” in the definition of the Reproductive Health bill.

When Escudero stood up on the floor and expressed his “discomfort” over the use of the words in the bill, Senator Pia Cayetano asked if his problem was with the word “safe” or “satisfying.”

Escudero said he likes both but said there was no need to put it in the law.

“What would you like your wife or our daughter to have?  Safe or satisfying sex life?  Make a choice,” Cayetano, main proponent of the bill, asked  Escudero.

“My daughter, safe,” Escudero said.

“And your wife?” Cayetano asked again.

“I would not know,” said Escudero, who just got annulled from former  wife, Christine.

“My question is what would you want?  You don’t know if you would want your wife to have a satisfying sex life?” Cayetano pressed.

“I wouldn’t know anymore,” said Escudero.

But Cayetano went on: “I’m speaking in a hypothetical…I assume you will have a wife again. As I know, you are currently in love again.”

“That’s a totally different matter,” said Escudero, who had admitted his affair with actress Heart Evangelista.

Before Escudero, Senator Sergio Osmeña also asked Cayetano if the removal of the words would lessen the satisfying sex life of a person.

“If we delete it, does that mean we will not be able to have a happy and healthy sex life any longer?” Osmeña asked.

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, a staunch opponent of the bill, questioned the need  to  include  the words in the law when it is already being done.

“May I ask wala ba tayo ngayon nyan?…Bakit kelangang ilagay pa sa batas yun.. Ang sagwang tingnan sa batas e (May I ask, do we have nothing like that? Why do we need to include that phrase in the law. It’s not pleasing to read that in the law.) Tingnan nyo, in the law you will find this statement ‘safe and satisfying sex life.’ I will not be part of that law.”

Senate Pro Tempore Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada also questioned the need to include the words in the law,  when it is expected that  a couple who will have sex will be satisfied.

But Cayetano did not agree, saying she spoke with so many women and men who were not satisfied.

“Why are they not satisfied…? Because of the performance of the men?” asked Estrada to which Cayetano quickly answered, “Most likely.”

After the exchanges, the Senate voted on Cayetano’s motion to retain the words in the bill with 11 senators voting in favour of it and only six against it.

It was Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile, a staunch oppositor of the bill, who proposed the removal of the phrase.


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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FGLCSWEISCSAYRSODQ7MEOWLNI yahoo-FGLCSWEISCSAYRSODQ7MEOWLNI

    I pity Cayetano of being a Tabloid Senator, nakakahiya ka naman. Honorable ang tawag sa inyo but you don’t respect your co-senators in asking that kind of question.  Ikaw ba Senator Cayetano magaling ba ang partner mo sa kama? E share mo para sa benepisyo ng publiko.

    • batangpaslit

      Tsong, hindi ba honorable ang sex? Are you saying sex is dirty?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/FGLCSWEISCSAYRSODQ7MEOWLNI yahoo-FGLCSWEISCSAYRSODQ7MEOWLNI

        Understand the comment and the news content before you reply, there is nothing about honorable or dirty sex mentioned.  it is the way Cayetano asking the question.  No wonder your name match your being B O B O.

      • batangpaslit

        Read again your posting, Tsong.
        For calling the Lady Senator with names, you sound like Pugad Baboy too.
        Or, you are one and the same with different IDs.

        Your postings is BOBO, the penultimate, hence, rendering your readers to question your kabobohan, except that you distort it, since you the Father of BOBO
        hehehe…

  • justyouraveragechinoy

    safe is fine but should the taxpayers now be responsible for women to have a satisfying sex life?
    do you really want the gov’t to pry on your sex life?

    • batangpaslit

      aba…kung kailangan ng sex police, marami ang mga apply. enjoy na, nasuweldohan pa.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H4PIIBVQK4BSXMIKFRWWAAQAUY Heartrob ng Pugad Baboy

    Are they breaking the law if one or both of the couple are not being satisfied?  Paano kung parehas di satisfied?  

    Seriously, I don’t see the need for those words as well.  

    Kawawa naman yung dating asawa ni Pia.  She basically said that he can’t satisfy her. What a “female dog”.

    • batangpaslit

      Bro, masama ba ang mag enjoy sa sexual act?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H4PIIBVQK4BSXMIKFRWWAAQAUY Heartrob ng Pugad Baboy

        Did you actually read and understood what I wrote?  It seems you are reading something in there other than what is actually written, Bro.  

      • batangpaslit

        Yes, Bro.
        For calling a woman a female dog, you are implying that only dogs have the right to enjoy the pleasure of sexual intercourse.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H4PIIBVQK4BSXMIKFRWWAAQAUY Heartrob ng Pugad Baboy

        You are hopeless, Bro.  Let me help you out.  

        This was the full wordings of the law:

        Reproductive Health Care – refers to the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its functions and processes. This implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life, that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so, provided that these are not against the law. This further implies that women and men attain equal relationships in matters related to sexual relations and reproduction.

        Does the intent of the law changes if you remove the word a “satisfying”?  

        Sen Pia Cayetano insisted that words need to be there and proceeded to grill Escudero about his ex-wife, daughter and current girlfriend’s sexual err… contentment.   

        She then proceeded, after being asked as to whose fault is it if sexual intercourse is not satisfactory, to answer — because of the performance of the man (I’m paraphrasing here).

        It maybe true but goes to show you how this women thinks and showed you a glimpse of her and her ex-husbands sex life.

        A male dog is a sire.  What do you call a female dog?  Kuha mo na why I called her a female dog?  If used that word, my post will automatically go to moderation and won’t show up;)

        You used the word imply but yet you totally missed what I was getting into, Bro.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X7JZFN52AN5ZAGDMO4NHQ5KCRM newname

    parang aso lang ang dating satisfying…kanto kanto lang pare para satisfy….ang sama naman ng RHBILL….

    • batangpaslit

      Bro, bakit aso lang ba ang puedeng mag enjoy ng sexual act?
      Pag tao, hindi puede to have “satisfying” physical intimacy?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GZZ67F7G4MHK2K5SJHN4EJKN3M erica

    Inclusion of the word “safe” is ok but “satisfying”? hehehe I guess those who agreed were talking from their personal experiences.  The govt maybe responsible in promoting safe sex in general but to ensure the satisfaction of the parties involved, that’s not their problem anymore.

    • batangpaslit

      I have no problem with the adjective, “satisfying”.
      I enjoy the food that is satisying.
      I like the work that is satisfying.
      Acts of copulation that is satisfying is indeed satisfying.

  • batangpaslit

    sex is a gift
    it is beatiful and pleasurable



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