Yeah it is about time a senator did this. Here it comes Tony is right!
Score!!!! Now get this through the committees and get it signed into law! Boy, can you hear all the noise the cockcroaches are making?
Although there is no doubt that those who have been abused are victims of the predatory behaviour of their abusers, I quite like the habit of referring to them as "survivors", rather than "victims", as the latter is a disempowering term, while the former recognizes that they have had to be strong and courageous to live with the consequences of the abuse inflicted on them.IN any case, well done to Tim, and to the senator, and all those petitioners that have moved this proposed legislation.
This is one Senator who is not afraid to take that extra step for justice. Lets see who in the committees who would recuse themselves.
Question: is/was Mariles Benavente in the Archbishop's community (the one wherein he was himself a catechumen)?
Sexual abuse/molestation of kids is not just a Catholic problem. It affects all of us and I don't see how any senator in his/her right mind would vote against this bill. Furthermore, any senator who votes against this bill should be voted out of office next election!
100% Agree on this. We are all watching you SENATORS for you action or inaction. We will ensure we vote anyone who is against this BILL.
Great news glad to hear someone is taking this issue to task. Kudos to all involved from the jungle watch to Joe Santos and everyone including Senator Blas. Let's keep this movement going.
I wonder what Tony Apuron's reaction was to this news? Will he return from Manila????
While verses may sometimes be rude,Don’t let our point be misconstrued:Our furious callsRegard groping for balls,Not a searching for some fortitude.
First of all thank you to Sen. Blas for introducing the bill. I am very pleased to hear this. Second of all I read in the Diana blog that they are on some kind of hunger strike until our souls are "converted." I heard both of these great news today. The statute of limitations is lifted and now the NEOS are on a hunger strike. Somebody pinch me I must be dreaming.
Is Diana or May on this hunger strike? Woo! I guess she found ways to loss weight.
God Bless Senator Blas Joe Santos Tim Rohr and all men and women of Good will who support the safety and protection of every abused child .
Time period to pass this bill on Guam?
Good grief. Archbishop what will you do now?
Yeah! So many people on Guam know the destruction of AAA.
Every day sickening News reports of Guam's Archbishop.
My question would be, how can someone remain defiant when the ship is sinking? The devil must have promised archbishop something really special. Hey archbishop......the devil's a liar......
My God this Archbishop of Guam we are reading about sounds like a Monster.
This is the oft mentioned sin of pride.Perfect example of how damaging it can be.
Senator Blas is doing the right thing. Thank you.
Thank you Senator Blas.Now we have to be vigilant as the bill is discussed and amended. Which senators will try to introduce a "poison pill" amendment rendering the bill useless? If this happens we might need to accept "the will of the body" (Legislature) and this unfortunate fact:Guam, Where America's Day Begins and Pedophile's Dreams Come True.
Andrew, how does bill process work on Guam? Can you explain for international readers?
Introduction of BillReferral to Oversight CommitteePublic hearing scheduled and announced.Public hearing held.Committee reviews and reports out or does not report out the bill.If reported out the bill is placed on a session agenda.The bill is entertained on the floor during which it is may be debated and amended.A vote is held Bill is passed, voted down, or referred back to committee. If passed, bill goes to the governor for his veto or approval. If approved, bill becomes law.The law is enacted.
Hats off and a resounding Thank You to Senator Blas! Come November, we voters will remember you Senator Blas, and any other Legislator who supports your legislative initiative and who puts the rights and the protection of the sexually abused or molested victims in the forefront!