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Bishop says condoms not effective against HIV/AIDS

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Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo    INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Statistics showing an increase in the incidence of HIV/AIDS in Metro Manila prove that giving away condoms is not the solution to the problem, which can be reduced only through lifestyle change, including abstinence from sex outside of marriage, two members of the Roman Catholic clergy said Tuesday.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

It’s raining condoms, DOH flyers in QC

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Going to a spa or a videoke bar in Quezon City? Chances are, you’ll be encouraged to “rubberize.” As part of its campaign against HIV/AIDS, the Department of Health’s National Capital Region office is “flooding” massage parlors, nightclubs and KTV bars with two items that promote safe sex: Free condoms and information flyers.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Lay leader asks why Catholics should subsidize condoms

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Condoms. AP FILE PHOTO

If President Aquino says Mindanaoans should not be made to subsidize MRT fares, why should Catholics subsidize condoms?

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

‘Bareback’ orgies raise HIV cases to record levels

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Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag

The Philippines posted its highest ever increase in the number of new HIV infections in January and the number is expected to increase even further in the near future, a Department of Health (DOH) official said on Friday.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pro-lifers to hand out candy bags, reminder that ‘true love waits’ on Valentine’s Day

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pro-life philippines

Saying true love is more than bodily pleasures and fleeting sensations, pro-life volunteers are spreading out in Metro Manila to remind the public not to give in to lust on Thursday, Valentine’s Day.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Church hit for blaming AIDS increase on gays

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Jonas Bagas, executive director of the TLF Share Foundation, rebuffed the statement of Antipolo Bishop Gabriel Reyes that the incidence of HIV was high among men who have sex with men (MSM) partly because they do not follow the Church’s strictures against same-sex intercourse. (cbcponline.net photo)

A gay civil society group on Wednesday scored the Catholic Church for implying that gay sex was to blame for the steep rise in HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) cases in the country.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

No more free condoms blamed for HIV cases rise

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Condoms. AP FILE PHOTO

Health advocates blame the sharp increase of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among Filipinos on the Arroyo administration’s halting the distribution of free condoms through government hospitals and health centers.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sotto: P21-B already allotted for RH-related programs

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Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There is no longer a need to pass the Reproductive Health (RH) bill since the government has already allocated more than P21 billion for RH-related programs in 2013, Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said Tuesday night.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH has P537M for condoms, contraceptives

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

While lawmakers continue to debate whether to pass the reproductive health bill, the Department of Health (DOH) has been granted P537 million for the purchase of condoms and other contraceptives in its budget for next year.

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

Palace draws line on scrapping pills

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Malacañang is agreeable to “watering down” the reproductive health (RH) bill to craft a compromise version but not to the point of scrapping provisions on the promotion and funding of contraceptives such as pills and condom, officials said on Saturday.

Posted: September 9th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Government urged to use contraceptive funds to solve child labor woes

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma   FILE PHOTO

The president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Sunday urged the government to use the funds allocated for contraceptives to solve the high incidence of child labor in the country.

Posted: July 2nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bishop warns DOH on Feb. 14 condoms

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guyito

No distribution of condoms on Valentine’s Day, please. A Catholic bishop has appealed to the Department of Health (DOH) to refrain from handing out to couples free condoms and other forms of artificial contraceptives on Feb. 14 like what it did last year.

Posted: February 13th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Catholic Church: C is for chastity, not condom

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Catholic Church says there is another “C” that’s more effective in curbing the spread of the deadly HIV-AIDS virus: Chastity, not condoms.

Posted: December 5th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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