Solons nagbangayan sa marijuana legalization

Bandera (Visayas) - - News - —Leifbilly Begas

ITONG si Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy “Boy” Locsin Jr. ay bihirang sumabog sa publiko. Pero, dito sa nawawalang passport data ng sambayanang Pilipino na ayaw umanong isoli sa gobyerno, talagang nagpupuyos siya sa galit.

Noong Agosto 2006, panahon ni dating Pangulong Gloria Arroyo, may MOA (memorandum of agreement) ang Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) at Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) para magimprenta ng mga Machine readable passports (MREPs) alinsunod sa standards ng International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Kinontrata ng BSP sa pamamagitan ng isang bidding ang Francois-Charles Oberthur Fiduciare (FCOF) ng bansang France.

Maayos ang naging takbo ng MREPs ng BSP at pagsunod nito sa world standards, pero noong umiinit na ang plano ng Aquino administration na mag-imprenta ng E-passports..

Noong July 20, 2015, may Live demonstration ng “e-passport” si dating Pangulong Noynoy Aquino sa high security plant ng APIU sa Malvar Batangas.

Walong buwan bago mangyari ito, pumasok noong Nov. 14, 2014 ng “joint venture agreement” ang APIU at United Graphic Expression Corporation (UGEC) para mag-imprenta ng mga bagong “e-passports” kahit wala pang approval ni DFA sec. Albert Del Rosario.

Matapos ang “live” ni PNoy noong Hulyo, October 15, 2015, saka lang lumabas ang MOA (walang public bidding) ng DFA at APO (UGEC) sa kanilang e-passport project.

Hindi sinali ang BSP kahit ito ang may mandato na mag-imprenta ng pera, pasaporte, torrens title, excise taxes at 15 pang security documents tulad ng mga bonds, at stocks. Sa totoo lang, pati “excise taxes stamps” ay kinuha na rin ng APOUEGC sa halip na sa Bangko Sentral.

Kaya naman pagpasok ng Duterte administration noong 2016, iniutos nitong ibalik sa BSP ang pag-imprenta ng mga e-passports.

At noong 2017, inatasan ang United Graphic Expression Corporation (UGEC) na iturn over sa gobyerno ang lahat ng “passport data” nang mahigit 8M passport holders, pero hanggang ngayon ay hindi sumusunod. MAYROON umanong mga kongresista na gustong magbenta ng marijuana kaya isinusulong nila ang pagiging legal nito.

Ayon kay Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza, may mga kongresista na gustong pumasok sa marijuana business. Pumunta umano ang mga ito sa Canada at Amerika para tingnan ang operasyon ng medical marijuana doon.

“There are politicians who want to profit from legalized medical marijuana. This is clearly all about money – lots of money,” ani Atienza, ang House senior deputy minority leader. “Marijuana is a poison. No amount of sugar-coating will make the illegal drug less toxic.”

Naniniwala si Atienza napataynaangpanukala dahil kulang na ang panahon ng kasalukuyang Kongreso para maaprubahan ito.

Ipinagbabawal ang marijuana sa bansa pero mayroong mga nagaangkat ng langis nito sa ibang bansa para sa panggagamot.

Sinabi naman ni Isabela Rep. Rodito Albano III, ang pangunahing may-akda ng medical marijuana bill, na "unparliamentarian" ang pahayag ni Atienza.

“Do not impute illmotives on the authors of the bill whose only intention is to provide relief to terminally ill patients who are in pain,” ani Albano.

Hinamon din ni Albano si Atienza na pangalanan ang mga sinasabi niyang kongresista na gustong maglagay ng taniman ng marijuana sa bansa.

After John was arrested, Jesus went into Galilee and began preaching the Good News of God. He said, “The time has come; the kingdom of God is at hand. Change your ways and believe the Good News.”As Jesus was walking along the shore of Lake Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net in the lake, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” At once, they left their nets and followed him. Jesus went a little farther on and saw James and John, the sons of Zebedee; they were in their boat mending their nets. Immediately, Jesus called them and they followed him, leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men.

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In his work entitled Vom Sinn Des Christseins, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger wrote that when Jesus said, “This is the time of fulfillment; the kingdom of God is at hand”, we see the whole history of Israel. Its long history of struggle for freedom taught the people that human powers cannot save. “In the midst of this experience of a history that was full of disappointment, subjection, and injustice, Israel had ardently reached out towards a kingdom whose king would no longer be simply a man but God himself, the true Lord of the world and history”. This expectation was met when

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