What is ABAYPAMILYA?
ABAYPAMILYA is a gathering of families, family organizations, parents, and youth associations nationwide, that value, foster and work to protect the fundamental rights of parents, children and the family.
It is a COMELEC-registered and COMELEC-accredited partylist organization.
Why does ABAYPAMILYA focus on the FAMILY?
ABAYPAMILYA focuses on the family because the family and human life today has come increasingly under seige from forces that are detrimental to it.
We all value our families. The Constitution of the Philippines recognizes this and makes it the duty of government to protect marriage, family, and life:
"The State recognizes the Filipino family as the foundation of the nation. Accordingly, it shall strengthen its solidarity and actively promote its total development." (Article XV, Sec.1).
Have the interests of the Filipino Family been protected in past Congresses?
"The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception. ... " (Art. II, Sec.12)
Unfortunately NOT. Here are some bills that have threatened the integrity of family and life:
|THE CONSTITUTION MANDATES||
|| WHAT HAS BEEN DONE|
||Protect and strengthen|
HB 6993 legalizing absolute divorce|
HB 882 & SB 872 legalizing absolute divorce
HB 7091 allowing children to divorce their parents
HB 1074 lowering minimum age requirement for marriage
||Protect the life of the unborn|
HB 6343 legalizing abortion|
HB 7193 'reproductive rights' for women, including abortion
HB 4110 'reproductive health' (high-risk artificial
contraception including abortifacients, "safe sex")
||Uphold and protect|
the natural structure and
rights of the family
HB 7165 legalizing same-sex unions and "domestic partnerships"|
HB 6416 'non-discrimination' legalizing same-sex marriages
||Uphold the natural|
autonomy of the family
HB 6123 & 8110 legalizing totalitarian depopulation activities|
HB 4110 criminalizing spousal/parental intervention in
||Uphold the right of spouses to|
found a family in accordance with
their religious convictions
Pasay City Council Resolution urging married couples to|
undergo vasectomy & ligation after two children
||Uphold and protect the basic|
right of parents to rear their
own children in morality
HB 8110 & 4110 mandating 'information and education' in|
'safe sex' regardless of age, status, gender, without
parental guidance or participation
||Strengthen the family as|
a basic economic force
RA 8424 (Tax Reform Code) limiting tax exemption of heads of|
families to only 4 children
RA 1161 (Social Security Law) allowing maternity benefits only
for the first 4 deliveries
RA 8187 (Paternity Leave Act) allowing paternity leave benefits
only for the first 4 children
The composition of the next Congress will be crucial, considering the proposals to make the new Congress a Constituent Assembly to amend the Constitution!
What has ABAYPAMILYA done about all this?
Consistently since its organization in the year 2000, the ABAYPAMILYA coalition of family organizations has successfully repulsed the passage in Congress of the bills that seek to legalize abortion, euthanasia, divorce, and same-sex unions.
What has ABAYPAMILYA done for women?
ABAYPAMILYA saves women from abortion by filing a case to ban POSTINOR, the 'morning-after pill', for its abortifacient effect on the unborn. The ban has been upheld by the Department of Health. This makes the Philippines the only country in Asia, and the second in the world to ban this bill.
As a party list organization desiring to be elected to Congress,
what is the ABAYPAMILYA platform?
ABAYPAMILYA will continue its vigilance in pro-family and pro-life advocacy along the principles contained in the ABAYPAMILYA DECLARATION OF FAMILIES.