Fr. Jose Vernon “JV” Ilano, a priest at the Our Lady of the Atonement Cathedral in Baguio City criticized former Akbayan party-list Rep. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel for supporting the reproductive health (RH) bill.
“Ang ganda-gandang babae niya. Ang ganda-ganda niyang magsalita pero ang pangit-pangit ng stand niya, Risa Hontiveros,” he reportedly said during a Mass. He clarified later on what he said about her. “In fairness to Hontiveros, gusto ko siya sa paglaban niya. Dito lang kami [RH bill] hindi magkatugma,” he said.