Free Essay

English 12

In: English and Literature

Submitted By serjonsohjua
Words 731
Pages 3
What is RH bill?
Answer:
The RH Bill is controversial because the Catholic Church is vehemently opposed to any legalization of birth control or discussion of family planning. The opponents of the bill have spread a large number of myths and tried to make people afraid that the bill would make abortion legal and cause immoral behavior. I enclose a link sponsored by the bill's supporters, who believe that women in the Philippines deserve control over their own bodies, and should have the right to practice family planning or obtain birth control.

Those who are opposed to the bill claim the following:

1. Sec. 17 of RH Bill could mean - Employers must provide employees free ligation/ vasectomy, condoms, pills, breast cancer treatments and information on contraceptives otherwise they are put to jail or fined or both.

They also claim this bill will lead to abortion on demand, and that even criticizing the bill could result in fines or penalties. In their view, the RH Bill would thus diminish religious freedom. That is why the Catholic Church has delayed this bill from even coming to a vote for nearly a decade.

RH bill now a law, Palace confirms
(UPDATED Dec. 29, 11: 04 a.m.) The Philippines now has a Reproductive Health (RH) law as the highly controversial measure bagged President Benigno Aquino III's approval, the Palace confirmed Saturday.

"Today, Republic Act No. 10354, or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012, has been published online in the Official Gazette, after being signed by President Aquino on December 21, 2012," Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a statement.

The measure is expected to widen public access to reproductive health services, including both natural and artificial family planning.

The President has earlier certified the RH bill as urgent, fast-tracking its passage in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Background: Congress ratifies RH bill, clearing final hurdle before PNoy signs it into law

In a historic vote, the two legislative chambers separately approved the RH bill on third and final reading Dec. 17.

Only two days after, it was approved by the bicameral conference committee and immediately ratified by both houses of Congress.

The new law is set to take effect 15 days after its publication in at least two newspapers of general circulation.

"The passage into law of the Responsible Parenthood Act closes a highly divisive chapter of our history—a chapter borne of the convictions of those who argued for, or against this Act, whether in the legislative branch or in civil society," Valte said.

"At the same time, it opens the possibility of cooperation and reconciliation among different sectors in society: engagement and dialogue characterized not by animosity, but by our collective desire to better the welfare of the Filipino people," she added.
Congress ratifies RH bill, clearing final hurdle before PNoy signs it into law
The reproductive health (RH) bill is now one signature away from becoming law after both the Senate and House of Representatives ratified the controversial measure Wednesday night, just hours after the bicameral conference committee came up with a consolidated version of the controversial measure.

The Senate first ratified the bill shortly before 7 p.m. with 11 senators voting in favor of the report and five senators opposing it. An hour later, the House also ratified the bill by a voice vote, with House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. presiding over the session himself.

The Reproductive Health Bill as consolidated by the bicameral conference committee and sent to the House and Senate for ratification.
Post-RH politics
A reconciled version of the Reproductive Health Bill (House Bill No. 4244 and Senate Bill No. 2378) has now been ratified by the two houses of Congress, only two days after it passed third reading. It is now certain to be signed into law having been certified as urgent by the popular president, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

The RH bill achieved a landmark of sorts, comparable to the passage of the Rizal Law in 1956. Like the latter, it passed despite a bitter, all-out, and massive campaign by the conservative Roman Catholic hierarchy. Its difference is that, while the Rizal Law touched the nationalist nerve of Filipinos, the RH bill rode on human rights and women power. The latter have come of age in the Philippines, mainstreaming into the national consciousness.…...

Similar Documents

Free Essay

English

... CHECK YOUR ENGLISH VOCABULARY FOR TOEIC ® by Rawdon Wyatt A & C Black London www.acblack.com First published in Great Britain in 2006 A & C Black Publishers Ltd 38 Soho Square, London W1D 3HB © Rawdon Wyatt 2006 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the permission of the publishers. A CIP entry for this book is available from the British Library ISBN-10: 0 7136 7508 5 ISBN-13: 978 0 7136 7508 X eISBN-13: 978-1-4081-0234-3 Text typeset by A & C Black Printed in Italy by Legoprint A & C Black uses paper produced with elemental chlorine-free pulp, harvested from managed sustainable forests. Introduction This book has been written for anyone who is planning to take the TOEIC®, and who wants to practice and develop their vocabulary. A greater command of vocabulary is one of the key factors that will help you raise your TOEIC® score. You should not go through the exercises in this book mechanically. It is better to choose areas that you are unfamiliar with, or areas that are of specific interest or importance to you. Each exercise is accompanied by a full answer key at the back of the book. This key also gives you other information about particular vocabulary items (for example, words with similar meanings, alternative words and expressions, etc.) that are not covered in the exercises themselves. When you are doing the tasks in this book, look at the instructions carefully to make sure you......

Words: 35363 - Pages: 142

Premium Essay

English 12 Terms

...ENGLISH 12 TERMS AND DEVICES A active voice allegory alliteration allusion analogy antagonist anti-climax antithesis apostrophe argumentative essay anecdotal evidence archaic language aside assonance atmosphere audience autobiography B ballad ballad stanza bias biography blank verse C cacophony caricature case study catastrophe cause and effect character characterization character foil chorus chronological order cliché climactic order climax colloquialism colloquial language comedy comic relief compare and contrast comparison conflict connotation consonance* contrast couplet D denotation dénouement descriptive essay dialect dialogue diary diction didactic dilemma direct presentation dissonance drama dramatic irony dramatic monologue dramatic form dynamic character E editorial elegy emotional appeal epic epilogue epiphany epigram epitaph euphemism euphony expert testimony exposition expository essay extended metaphor external conflict F fable falling action fantasy farce figurative language first person point of view flashback flat character foil foreshadowing form formal essay formal language frame story free verse G genre graphic text H hero historical reference hyperbole I iambic pentameter idiom image imagery indeterminate ending indirect presentation informal essay informal language interior monologue internal conflict internal rhyme irony * consonance is defined in two ways: 1) the repetition of consonant sounds before and after differing vowels, such as “flip-flop,”...

Words: 399 - Pages: 2

Premium Essay

English

...English y the largest language by number of words; the Oxford English Dictionary lists 500,000 words, not including technical and scientific terms.[18][19] Contents [hide] * 1 Significance * 2 History * 3 Classification and related languages * 4 Geographical distribution * 4.1 Countries in order of total speakers * 4.2 Countries where English is a major language * 4.3 English as a global language * 4.4 Dialects and regional varieties * 4.5 Constructed varieties of English * 5 Phonology * 5.1 Vowels * 5.1.1 Notes * 5.2 Consonants * 5.2.1 Notes * 5.2.2 Voicing and aspiration * 5.3 Supra-segmental features * 5.3.1 Tone groups * 5.3.2 Characteristics of intonation—stress * 6 Grammar * 7 Vocabulary * 7.1 Number of words in English * 7.2 Word origins * 7.2.1 Dutch and Low German origins * 7.2.2 French origins * 8 Writing system * 8.1 Basic sound-letter correspondence * 8.2 Written accents * 9 Formal written English * 10 Basic and simplified versions * 11 See also * 12 References * 12.1 Notes * 12.2 Bibliography * 13 External links | [edit] Significance See also: English-speaking world and Anglosphere Modern English, sometimes described as the first global lingua franca,[20][21] is the......

Words: 898 - Pages: 4

Premium Essay

English

...English arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and what is now southeast Scotland. Following the extensive influence of Great Britain and the United Kingdom from the 17th to mid-20th centuries through the British Empire, it has been widely propagated around the world.[7][8][9][10] Through the spread of American-dominated media and technology,[11] English has become the leading language of international discourse and the lingua franca in many regions.[12][13] Historically, English originated from the fusion of closely related dialects, now collectively termed Old English, which were brought to the eastern coast of Great Britain by Germanic settlers (Anglo-Saxons) by the 5th century; the word English is derived from the name of the Angles,[14] and ultimately from their ancestral region of Angeln (in what is now Schleswig-Holstein). The language was also influenced early on by the Old Norse language through Viking invasions in the 9th and 10th centuries. The Norman conquest of England in the 11th century gave rise to heavy borrowings from Norman French, and vocabulary and spelling conventions began to give the appearance of a close relationship with those of Latin-derived Romance languages (though English is not a Romance language itself)[15][16] to what had then become Middle English. The Great Vowel Shift that began in the south of England in the 15th century is one of the historical events that mark the emergence of Modern English from Middle English. In......

Words: 300 - Pages: 2

Free Essay

English

...COMPULSORY SUBJECT ENGLISH (801) Aims (English Language) To develop the ability to: • • • derive, infer and critically assess information through listening. express oneself by speaking individually, or in a discussion. read with comprehension drawing information directly or by inference from the text, through an understanding of grammar and structure, vocabulary and idiom. employ a variety of skills in writing : within a framework, using argument or imagination or note making and summarizing. • • use the English language for the purpose of study and social and cultural interaction. speak and write clearly and to the purpose, using appropriate grammar, vocabulary and idiom. Aims (Prescribed Texts) 1. To enjoy and appreciate literature through a critical study of selected literary works. 2. Through the study of literature: • • • approach an understanding of humanity. develop an interest in the thought and culture of the peoples of the world. develop the power of expression and a sense of aesthetic values. • CLASSES XI & XII There will be two papers as follows: Paper 1: English Language (3 hours) – 100 marks Paper 2: Prescribed Textbooks (3 hours) – 100 marks Paper 1: English Language (3 hours) Question One: A composition on one of a number of subjects. ...30 Marks Question Two: Directed writing (an article, a book/film review, speech and report writing or personal profile) based on suggested points...20 Marks Question Three: Short-answer questions to test grammar,......

Words: 1055 - Pages: 5

Premium Essay

English

...English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.[4][5] It is spoken as a first language by the majority populations of several sovereign states, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and a number of Caribbean nations; and it is an official language of almost 60 sovereign states. It is the third-most-common native language in the world, after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.[6] It is widely learned as a second language and is an official language of the European Union, many Commonwealth countries and the United Nations, as well as in many world organisations. English arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and what is now southeast Scotland. Following the extensive influence of England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom from the 17th to mid-20th centuries through the British Empire, it has been widely propagated around the world.[7][8][9][10] Through the spread of American-dominated media and technology,[11] English has become the leading language of international discourse and the lingua franca in many regions.[12][13] Historically, English originated from the fusion of closely related dialects, now collectively termed Old English, which were brought to the eastern coast of Great Britain by Germanic settlers (Anglo-Saxons) by the 5th century; the word English is simply the modern spelling of englisc, the name of the Angles[14] and Saxons for......

Words: 497 - Pages: 2

Premium Essay

English Page 12 Targets

...1. a) They are coming from New York, and they are heading to Florida.  b) He had a dusty face masking his age and he was dressed in a suit that did not fit him.  c) Vingo will only travel to Brunswick, not the hole way to Florida.  d) He was in jail for three and a half years.  e) He didn’t know if he was married or not because he had wrote to his wife from jail telling her that he was going to be away for a long time and that if she couldn’t stand it she could just leave him and that he will understand. For three and a half years she didn’t wrote back.  f) He told her if she had a new man he would understand. But if she didn’t and if she wanted to take him back, she let him know.  g) He told her that if she wanted him back, she should put a yellow handkerchief on the great big tree just as you come into the town. If she didn’t want him back, there would be no handkerchief on the tree.      2. a) A man named Vingo was heading on the way home from jail. He had wrote to her wife that he would understand if she didn’t want him anymore,and that she could just forget all about him. So what he did was that he told her to put some yellow handkerchief on the great big tree you see when you are arriving Brunswick. He sat on a bus with a bunch of younger people witch was determined to know Vingo’s story. The hole story ends with that the wife put’s some yellow handkerchief on the great big tree....

Words: 290 - Pages: 2

Free Essay

English

...University of Alberta English 123: Literature in Global Perspective Section A8 Fall 2014 Mon/Wed/Fri 1:00-1:50 pm HC 2-11 Instructor: Dr. R. Fowler Office: Humanities Centre 4-75 email: rfowler@ualberta.ca Office Hours: Mon. 2:00-3:00; Wed. 10:00-10:45 (or by appointment) (appointments will also be scheduled for writing conferences) This course introduces students to post-secondary studies in English through world literatures in English. Focusing on materials from an array of historical and cultural contexts, it will address the intersections between culture, language, oral traditions, and literatures in a global perspective. Students will examine representative genres including poems, plays, novels, short stories, and essays from several countries, in order to appreciate the diversity of English, both spoken and written, as well as perspectives and cultures not their own. Learning outcomes and objectives include becoming stronger critical readers, academic writers and editors, as well as active, thinking participants of global cultures, appreciating the role of English within them. A minimum of 30% of class time will be devoted to writing instruction. This can take many forms, including graded written assignments, informal writing, writing workshops, free-writing exercises, stylistic analysis, research skills, peer editing, multiple drafts, and ungraded writing. Students will be required to write at least two essays which will be marked......

Words: 1970 - Pages: 8

Premium Essay

English

...Pronunciation Schwa Schwa is the most common sound in the English language. It occurs only in unstressed syllables and getting it correct helps spoken English to sound more natural and fluent. Any vowel letter can be pronounced as schwa and the pronunciation of a vowel letter can change depending on whether the syllable in which it occurs is stressed or not. The phonemic symbol for schwa is: /e/ Following are two exercises to help students develop their awareness of schwa. The audio examples from the exercises can be downloaded from www.bbclearninglish.com Pronunciation Schwa Exercise 1 Look at the words below and decide where in the word the schwa sound occurs. Underline and/or write the schwa symbol over the correct part of the word. The first one has been done for you. Hint: One word has two examples of schwa. All the others have only one. docto r banana difficult to mo rro w s u mme r le ve l prote ct survive pupil the atre me a s u re w izard Pronunciation Schwa © BBC Learning English bbclearningenglish.com Pronunciation Schwa Exercise 2 In this exercise, look at these sentences and decide where the schwa sound occurs. It may occur more than once in each sentence. The minimum number of schwas in a sentence is 1, the maximum 7. 1. It’s for y ou /e/ 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. It tak es a lot of time How about a cup of tea? What are y ou doing tonight? What time will y ou arriv e at V ictoria? I was......

Words: 529 - Pages: 3

Free Essay

English

...Educator Guide to the 2014 Grade 7 Common Core English Language Arts Test THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Regents of The University MERRYL H. TISCH, Chancellor, B.A., M.A., Ed.D. ................................................................ ANTHONY S. BOTTAR, Vice Chancellor, B.A., J.D. ............................................................... ROBERT M. BENNETT, Chancellor Emeritus, B.A., M.S. ....................................................... JAMES C. DAWSON, A.A., B.A., M.S., Ph.D. .......................................................................... GERALDINE D. CHAPEY, B.A., M.A., Ed.D. ........................................................................... HARRY PHILLIPS, 3rd, B.A., M.S.F.S. .................................................................................... JAMES R. TALLON, Jr., B.A., M.A. .......................................................................................... ROGER B. TILLES, B.A., J.D. ................................................................................................... CHARLES R. BENDIT, B.A. ..................................................................................................... BETTY A. ROSA, B.A., M.S. in Ed., M.S. in Ed., M.Ed., Ed.D. ............................................. LESTER W. YOUNG, Jr., B.S., M.S., Ed.D. .............................................................................. CHRISTINE D. CEA, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. .......................

Words: 6646 - Pages: 27

Premium Essay

My English 12 Capston

...Nichele Rivera English 12 Prof. McPherson 6/1/15 My Melting Pot Growing up in America has been one of the most unexpected and surreal experiences. I am only twenty three years old but being from the Big Apple, New York and being raised by single parent, nothing in my life has ever been a walk in the park. I am considered a minority because I am Puerto Rican and African American and it has always been tough for me living in such an urban area. Not having the best financial status is what made thing even harder. My mother had to struggle to make ends meet for me, but we made it and are still making it. I have always seen my neighbors, friends, and family also experience the same hardships as me. Many of the people I know had to fight to make it America, and I mean that figuratively and literally. Some of the people I know weren’t even born here, and became citizens. I even know a few Aliens (immigrants who are living illegally in a country). Just learning to speak, read, and write a new language is a hurdle many who come here can never get over, so imagine having to find somewhere to live or a job to make money to survive. My melting pot country has shown me and taught me many things. I am American, we are as tough as they come. I have always said that being born here is what makes you a true American, and still believe that but, I have also come to see that immigrants venture here from other countries are the strength that America is known for as well. When you are born here...

Words: 1504 - Pages: 7

Free Essay

English 12

...Name: James Christopher L. Tangga BC-12 Z If I were to listen to myself way before I entered BC 12, I would laugh at myself for I thought this wasn’t really important but turned out it helped me more in terms of my grammars. I remember that before I took up this subject I never really knew all the processes of reading. There are so many more different prospective or ideas on reading than I thought. I never imagined the number of research studies that have been done on reading. After reading these studies, I was able to find ways to determine areas of weaknesses of my reading comprehension and then I was able to correct them one by one. The development of reading is a far bigger concept than I thought, it widens the readers’ perspective about reading and imagination while going through words. What I learned after about a month or so about this study is that it can be helpful in many ways.  I feel like I have a better understanding on how the reading process really works. I did not realize how complex learning to read really was. It helped me a lot in communicating with other people in English. While taking this subject, I have learned and improved some of my grammatical errors and punctuation mistakes back in high school, though I’m still not that great in writing which this paper explains I am a bit better now than before. Essays, reading comprehension, writing short stories...

Words: 370 - Pages: 2

Free Essay

English

...English and Vietnamese Vowels 0 Running head: ENGLISH AND VIETNAMESE VOWELS Vowels in English and Vietnamese: A Contrastive Analysis Chu Thi Thuy Tien Class: 4C.06 University of Education English and Vietnamese Vowels 1 Abstract Pronunciation is a problem which usually occurs to Vietnamese learners of English. Many learners have difficulty pronouncing English sounds, therefore; they have difficulty in listening and speaking English. While these two skills are very important for students when they begin to work in an environment using English, students need to be aware of the errors in their pronunciation. This paper aims to contrast vowels in Vietnamese and in English. From this analysis, some similarities and differences can be drawn between the two languages. Then some teaching implications will be presented. The teaching implications will help learners to correct their pronunciation and also help them improve other skills. I will divide my paper into three parts. Firstly, I will describe vowels in Vietnamese and then in English. Secondly, I will contrast these two systems through two aspects: positions and manners of articulation of vowels to find out similarities and differences between them. And lastly, I will discuss some implications for teaching language. English and Vietnamese Vowels 2 Vowels in English and Vietnamese What is a vowel? We will find that it is not easy to define exactly what it means. According to Oxford Advanced Learner’s dictionary,...

Words: 2338 - Pages: 10

Free Essay

English

...ENGLISH 10 Joscar Gamaliel Malacaman Email : JGMalacaman@gmail.com Cellphone : 09165611730 (Important messages only please) Consultation Hours : FC 1115 M-F 12:00pm – 2pm Course Number : English 10 Course Title : College English Course Description : The writing and critical reading of basic forms of academic Discourse essential to university work. Credit : 3 units Objectives • To develop skills in reading and writing for general academic purpose • To develop independent, creative, and critical thinking through reading and writing various forms of academic discourse • To further an awareness of oneself and others through the exposure to, study of, and experiences with the written word Course Breakdown INTRODUCTION Introduction and Diagnostic Exam Grammar Review Elements of Style by Strunk and White RESEARCH Definition of Research Research Topic Problematique and Thesis Statement CRITICAL THINKING Understanding and Evaluating Data Introduction to Reaction Papers BASIC ELEMENTS OF WRITING Audience, Point of View, Levels of Language, Voice, Style Structure of the Essay Proofreading and Editing PRE-WRITING Ideas and Data-Gathering Sources and Kinds of Sources Introduction to Report Writing Organizing Ideas Introduction to Concept Papers TECHNIQUES IN WRITING Kinds of statements Making......

Words: 341 - Pages: 2

Free Essay

English

...English Language Arts Grade 11 12 Reading: Informational Text Standard 4 English Language Arts Grade 11 12 Reading: Informational Text Standard 9 English Language Arts Grade 11 12 Writing Standard 4 English Language Arts Grade 11 12 Writing Standard 2 English Language Arts Grade 11 12 Writing Standard 5 English Language Arts Grade 11 12 Writing Standard 7 English Language Arts Grade 11 12 Writing Standard 10 English Language Arts Grade 11 12 Speaking and Listening Standard 1 English Language Arts Grade 11 12 Language Standard 1 b. English Language Arts Grade 11 12 Language Standard 2 b. English Language Arts Grade 11 12 Language Standard 4 a. English Language Arts Grade 11 12 Language Standard 4 c. English Language Arts Grade 11 12 Language Standard 4 d. English Language Arts Grade 11 12 Language Standard 5 a. Group Size: Pairs Summary: In this set of lessons which extend over several days, students read excerpts from "The Death of Benny Paret" by Norman Mailer and "The Fight" by William Hazlitt. Students annotate the text, specifically looking for metaphor and simile, tone, and syntax. Working with a partner, students write three paragraphs, analyzing metaphor or simile, tone, and syntax in "The Death of Benny Paret." Working......

Words: 409 - Pages: 2