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Aquino 'may negotiate with bishops'

Ric Clet, Dipolog City, International

July 28, 2011

President Benigno Aquino expressed willingness yesterday to reconcile with Catholic bishops on the issue of birth control, his executive secretary said. The official, however, denied allegations that Aquino has softened his stand on the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill now pending in Congress. “He’s just opening the doors for negotiations to keep this issue from becoming adversarial,” Paquito Ochoa said.