FROM RAMON SAN PASCUAL
PLCPD is shockedby the lack of honesty and sense of decency with the Pro-Life Philippines and Alliance of Family Life Organizations who claims responsibility for the purported Filipino Family Survey that said Filipinos rejected the RH Bill. The so-called survey is highly suspicious in terms of validity given the list of leading and poisoned questions it has thrown to the unverifiable respondents. The fact that those who commissioned the Family Life Survey also operates the HB&A International, the research outfit which conducted the survey in December 2009, puts the results highly questionable.
If at all this survey is a way for the so -called Pro-Life to find out the truth on how people perceive RH bill, then they should be able to disclose in public the set of questionnaires, the methodologies, and its full results. With all its incredible claims, and yet without the full survey information being made public, PLCPD thinks this anti-RH survey is but the latest trick of so-called Pro-Life to veer away our people in voting for responsible candidates that are supporting RH and other health and development issues in this upcoming elections.
Ramon San Pascual, MPH
Executive Director, PLCPD Foundation
Office No. (632) 9251800
Mobile No. (632) 0918 8347388
FROM MR. BEN DE LEON
"For the part of The Forum, we are not shocked by the Family Life Survey but rather we mock its results which is obviously quite biased since the people behind the conduct of the survey is from the very group who are against the RH Bill. The methodology and results of the Social Weather Stations' surveys are available at their websites and the credibility and reputation of the people behind SWS can not be questioned. I can not say the same for HB&A International. It is such a pitty that they will stoop to such hocus pocus just to confuse people. For me, it is too late because the bottom line is that Filipinos want to improve their lives and they know that one way is through reproductive health and family planning."
Benjamin de Leon
The Forum for FP and Development
Ms. Chi Laigo Vallido
Forum for Family Planning and Development, Inc.
305 Bahay ng Alumni, Magsaysay Ave.
University of the Philippines,
Diliman, Quezon City