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Sex rights still contentious – UN population chief

Babatunde Osotimehin, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) executive director. AFP/Yoshikazu TSUNO

The world has changed dramatically since the U.N. population conference in Cairo in 1994 but the U.N. population chief said many issues remain as contentious as they were 20 years ago, including sexual rights, abortion, sex education, lesbian and gay rights, and child marriage.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gov’t claims poverty rate lower in 2012

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The number of poor families in the Philippines as a proportion to the total number of families dropped to 19.7 percent in 2012 from 20.5 percent in 2009, the National Statistical Coordination Board announced Monday.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Over 5,000 babies born to underage mothers in South Cotabato

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Children perform a Manobo harvest dance. In South Cotabato, the incidence of teenage pregnancy is highest in municipalities with large populations of indigenous peoples.

More than 5,000 babies have been born to underage mothers in South Cotabato over the past four years and population officials blame it on excessive media access, poor parenting, peer pressure and tribal culture.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Did you know: Quezon City population

The most populous city in Metro Manila is Quezon City, accounting for 23.3 percent or about 2.8 million of the total 11.9 million population in the whole region, according to recent data from the National Statistics Office. Following Quezon City is Manila with 13.9 percent (1.7 million), then Caloocan City with 12.6 percent (1.5 million). Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Manila’s most populated area

About 38 percent, or 628,106, of the 1.7 million total population of the City of Manila is located in Tondo, making it the city’s most populous area based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing. Tondo is followed by Sampaloc (20.7 percent), Sta. Ana (10.7 percent) and Sta. Cruz (7 percent). The least populated area in Manila is Intramuros with 0.3 percent.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

SC needs only common sense to know dangers of contraceptives – Justice Abad

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Can the Supreme Court determine whether the Reproductive Health law endangers the lives of women and child?

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

Dog birth control shots could limit populations

CHA-CHA, a Pomeranian dog, caged at the animal pound in Barangay Concepcion, Marikina City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

A decade ago, the Rosebud Sioux Indians in South Dakota were paying people to catch and shoot wild dogs. Dogs that weren’t caught were covered in mange and parasites. Some froze. Some starved. In packs, they survived by eating each other. And dog bites were 20 times worse than the national average.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bacolod rector: ‘Team Patay’ list unchristian

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SENATORIAL candidate Juan Edgardo Angara, who heads a list of candidates spurned by the Bacolod Diocese, campaigns in Quezon province. DELFIN MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

A member of the clergy here will not follow the example set by other Church leaders in putting up the controversial Team Patay-Team Buhay tarpaulin, saying it is “unchristian” to malign people.

Posted: March 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

China performed 330 million abortions since 1971—data

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early 330 million abortions have been performed in China in the 40 years since it first implemented measures to limit population growth in the world’s most populous nation, official data showed.

Posted: March 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Land scarce Singapore looks underground for space

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Already one of the most densely populated countries in the world, tiny land scarce Singapore is projecting its population to swell by a third over the next two decades. To accommodate the influx, its planners envisage expanding upward, outward and downward.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Singapore defends population forecast

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Singapore on Monday defended its population policies after an outcry over a forecast that it could have 30 percent more people in less than 20 years, with foreigners forming almost half the total.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Philippine bishops urge morality vote after defeat

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Catholic bishops in the Philippines vowed Tuesday to vigorously campaign against politicians who ignored their “moral” teachings, after the church failed to stop the passage of the reproductive health law.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

S. Korean youth population to be halved by 2060

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South Korea’s low birth rate means the size of its youth population – those aged between nine and 24 – will be slashed in half by 2060, a government report warned Monday.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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