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Anti-RH group sees victory via narrow vote in SC

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A group opposed to the reproductive health (RH) law said on Tuesday it was expecting a narrow victory in the Supreme Court ruling on the controversial measure, with two magistrates “making the difference.”

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

China: Birth limits still needed despite easing

In this Jan. 10, 2013 photo, parents play with their children at a kid's play area in a shopping mall in Beijing. China will loosen its decades-old one-child policy and abolish a much-criticized labor camp system, its ruling Communist Party said Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. The official Xinhua News Agency said the party announced the changes in a policy document following a key, four-day meeting of party leaders that ended Tuesday in Beijing. AP

China has no intention of abandoning family planning controls soon despite announcing it would ease the one-child policy, a government spokesman said Tuesday, adding that the policy could be loosened further in the future.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Vatican polls parishes on marriage, birth control

Pope Francis  AP FILE PHOTO

The Vatican is taking the unusual step of conducting a worldwide survey on how parishes deal with sensitive issues such as birth control, divorce and gay marriage, seeking input ahead of a major meeting on the family that Pope Francis plans next year.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US to allow morning-after pill for girls of any age

President Barack Obama. AP Photo

The Obama administration said Monday it would comply with a judge’s order to allow women and girls of any age to purchase emergency contraception, ending its efforts to restrict the drug’s availability.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Team PNoy saddened by Bacolod bishop’s ‘Team Patay’ list

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Seven senatorial candidates said they were saddened by the decision of the Diocese of Bacolod to tag them “Team Patay,” the collective name the diocese has given to candidates it is campaigning against for supporting passage of the reproductive health law.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

RH law takes effect; too late for mother of 22

Supporters of the Reproductive Health Bill (RH) celebrate as legislators passed a landmark birth control bill at the House of Representatives in Quezon City suburban Manila on December 17, 2012. Philippine legislators on Monday passed a landmark birth control bill paving the way for increased sex education and free contraceptives, despite intense lobbying by the Catholic Church. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

A historic birth control law that took effect Thursday after years of opposition from the Catholic Church came too late for Rosalie Cabenan, a housewife who has given birth 22 times.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Church: No reconciliation while RH law is in effect

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Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles. Photo from southernluzoninquirer.com

Malacañang’s attempts to “reconcile” with the Catholic Church are futile unless the reproductive health (RH) law is repealed, a Catholic prelate said Thursday.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino leads high gov’t officials at Tagle thanksgiving Mass

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. AP FILE PHOTO

Signaling a thawing of relations between Church and State, President Benigno Aquino III turned up Saturday at the San Fernando de Dilao Parish Church in Paco, Manila, to hear Thanksgiving Mass for the elevation of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle to the College of Cardinals.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

RH foes still oppose ‘watered-down’ version of bill

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The purportedly “watered-down” version of the reproductive health bill now being pushed by the principal author, Representative Edcel Lagman, has failed to win over a group of congressmen opposed to the legislative measure.

Posted: November 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Substitute RH bill turns off even supporters, says lawmaker

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Students from Catholic schools, religious, civic groups, seminarians and clergies from the Diocese of Lucena in Lucena City marched from the Saint Ferdinand Cathedral to the Quezon Convention Center Saturday to protest against the controversial reproductive health bill. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The proposed substitute to the reproductive health bill at the House of Representatives has turned off some of its most avid supporters.

Posted: October 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

RH bill opponents willing to study watered-down version

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Students from Catholic schools, religious, civic groups, seminarians and clergies from the Diocese of Lucena in Lucena City marched from the Saint Ferdinand Cathedral to the Quezon Convention Center on Saturday to protest against the controversial reproductive health bill. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER /FILE PHOTO

Congressmen opposed to the reproductive health bill promised on Friday to study a proposed “watered-down” version introduced by the House leadership before they went on a two-week break Thursday.

Posted: October 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino not pushing hard enough for RH bill out of fear of Church–Santiago

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III is not pushing for the passage of the reproductive health bill as much as he pressed for the removal of former Chief Justice Renato Corona and for the synchronization of the elections in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao with next year’s mid-term national elections, a top proponent of the bill said Saturday.

Posted: September 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Deadlock over RH bill

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Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate has removed controversial provisions that purportedly promote abortion and the use of birth control devices in a bid to break a deadlock in its version of the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: September 7th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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