Risa Hontiveros

Risa Hontiveros

  • Name: Ana Theresia 'Risa' Hontiveros-Baraquel
  • Age: 46
  • Educational attainment: BA Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Classification: Neophyte
  • Work experience: Student activist, broadcast journalist, congresswoman
  • Political Party: Team PNoy
  • Civil Status: Widow
  • Net worth/SALN: To follow
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Where she stands

  • divorseLegalizing divorce: It's high time that we start more »
  • marriageSame-sex Marriage: I believe that love is universal more »
  • disputeTerritorial dispute against China: I support the government in more »
  • deathDeath penalty: I am against the death penalty more »
  • Reproductive healthReproductive health law: Batas na ito. Igalang natin ang naging more »

I believe that love is universal, and that we must have an open conversation on the issue of same-sex relationships. But before we go into that debate, we must begin with the recognition that we all have equal rights and that lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders have equal dignity and rights as the rest of us.


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