Following his vocal support with the Catholic Church‚Äôs irked Reproductive Health bill, President Benigno Aquino found himself meticulously deboned in many aspect of his life including of course, his much guarded love affair. The deboning committee is headed by Bishop Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz who voiced out his opinion of how the bachelor President should fare in his love life.
Archbishop Cruz firmly stated that the President should not marry after PNoy expressed his staunch belief in the necessity of implementing the RH bill. Cruz noted that at the age of 50, it may not anymore be advisable for the President to marry. He cited several surveys that marriage would be unstable for those who are 40 years old and above.
“We found out that those who get married young, and by young, 20 years old below, and those who get married old, 40 above, these are the marriages which are unstable. The younger part, it’s unstable. They are movable. They change. Marriage is a continuity, it’s a permanence and easily they change. It doesn’t suit their age,” the bishop commented.
“But 40 above, marriage is blending. Two in one. Somebody who’s 40, 50, 60 cannot blend anymore,” he added.
The Bishop also clarified that his statement is not rendered as an absolute truth or probability since there could also be exceptions.
“I’m just saying our statistics is yung mga bata, hindi dapat magpakasal. Yung matatanda hindi rin dapat magpakasal. Baka may exception ha,” he said.
The Palace spokesperson, however, dismissed the bishop‚Äôs remark.
“While everyone recognizes Archbishop Cruz’s credentials as a Canon lawyer, to the best of my knowledge, he is not a marriage counselor. Neither does he have a personal relationship with the President as to make a deductive conclusion regarding his personal life,‚Äù stated deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte.
PNoy, on the other hand, gained supporters from the Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines. Beth Angsioco readily defended the President stating that Aquino has every right to marry despite retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz’s remark. “Personal na isyu ang pag aasawa para sa isang tao lalo na para kay Pangulong Noynoy Aquino,” Angsioco said.
She pointed out that the Church is resorting to personal attacks against the President for supporting the Reproductive Health Bill.