CBCP exec seeks stop on condom ads

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Fr. Melvin Castro speaks before a crowd during one of the pro-life rallies held in Metro Manila.

MANILA, Feb. 11, 2014— An official of the Catholic Church’s family and life ministry called on concerned agencies and television networks to stop airing condom advertisements. 

Fr. Melvin Castro, executive secretary of the CBCP’s Commission on Family and Life, said that adverts for condoms would lead to greater promiscuity among young people. 

“These ads are corrupting the minds and hearts of our young people. And these are being shown in the prime time so the children will be able to watch it,” Castro said over Radio Veritas. 

“We are appealing to the concerned agency to review ads that respects the young people,” he said. 

The priest also lamented such adverts are allowed on television and radio despite Supreme Court’s suspension order in the implementation of the controversial Reproductive Health law. 

“It only shows that with or without the RH law they can do everything they want,” he said. 

“The mere fact that they are able to advertise things like that only goes to show that there’s no need for a law really to push their interests,” Castro added. 

Castro also called on advertisement companies to make commercials that promote social and moral values. (CBCPNews)

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