We are liveblogging the speech of Sen Sotto on the Reproductive Health bill. Ayee Macaraig is live at the Senate.
Sen Miriam Defensor-Santiago has finished asking clarificatory questions to Sen Sotto.
Sotto assures that his speech won't extend beyond 2 sessions
Sotto says "trabaho lang, walang personalan" doesn't apply in this issue
Sotto presents a short video to show "the greatest gift that God has given man"
A video, showing images of children and other religious images, was just shown at the Senate hall. The video was set to the tune "Tanging Yaman."
Sotto says he commissioned a survey to get data on maternal mortality; says rate will increase even if RH bill is passed
Sotto cuts short his speech, after getting emotional talking about his son.
Session suspended. Sotto says he will continue his speech in the next session.
Session resumes. Sotto says interpellations on his speech will be done after he finishes the last part of his speech.
Thank you for reading our live updates on Sen Sotto's turno en contra speech. We will again live blog the #RHbill discussion (continuation of Sotto speech, interpellation) when it resumes next session.