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Anti-RH group sees victory via narrow vote in SC

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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 »

Lawyer: Poor people should not be prohibited to procreate

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Contraceptives. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The natural way of controlling the size of the family is through economic progress, an anti-Reproductive Health law lawyer told the Supreme Court Tuesday.

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

RH bicam: Satisfying, pleasurable

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HOW SWEET IT IS Principal sponsors of RH bill Sen. Pia Cayetano and Rep. Edcel Lagman enjoy their moment of victory after the final version of the RH bill was approved during the Congress bicameral meeting on Wednesday. RAFFY LERMA

What was supposed to be a meeting marked by fireworks and verbal jousts turned out to be “reproductive,” “satisfying” and “pleasurable.”

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino offers olive branch to RH bill foes

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President Aquino: In campaign mode FILE PHOTO

Showing magnanimity in victory, President Aquino on Tuesday extended an olive branch to critics of the reproductive health (RH) bill, including Catholic bishops, and called for unity in the implementation of the proposed law.

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

Bishop accuses Aquino of ‘bribing’ Congress

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Antipolo Bishop Gabriel Reyes

A Catholic bishop on Tuesday practically accused President Aquino of “bribing” members of the House of Representatives to vote in favor of the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Sotto derails RH bicam meeting

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Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The bicameral conference committee tasked with reconciling the Senate and House versions of the reproductive health (RH) bill suffered a setback Tuesday.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sea of purple, red divides Senate gallery

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guyito

By their colors shall ye know their stand on the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Congress passes RH bill

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VICTORY HUG Senators Pia Cayetano and Miriam Defensor-Santiago, sponsors of the reproductive health bill, embrace each other after the Senate approves the measure. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Pia Cayetano embraced each other as they stood in the middle of the session hall, while Senate President Pro Tempore Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada announced Monday night the 13-8 vote approving the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lawmakers to work on substitute RH bill

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House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After months of delay and a lack of quorum, the House of Representatives on Monday managed to come up with a substitute bill meant to address the controversial provisions of the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Advocates tell House to vote on RH bill now

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Former Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral: More teenage pregnancies

As tension escalated between reproductive health (RH) proponents in the House of Representatives over the supposed death of the bill, its advocates from other sectors on Thursday stepped up calls for lawmakers to act on the measure, warning them of consequences in the 2013 elections if they failed to do so.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Win some, lose some in Senate’s RH bill

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Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Win some, lose some. That was the outcome Monday during the period of amendments in the Senate for the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Tree bark brew, sleeping with daughters, other ‘safe sex’ tips on ride to good health

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Evelyn Talino wanders among the many stalls in the exhibit area of Lakbay Buhay Kalusugan (LBK), tarrying longest in front of those on pregnancy and baby care. Perhaps it is information she is really seeking, despite her experience.

Posted: October 16th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

RH bill about population control, not health–Enrile

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Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile has warned that proponents of the reproductive health (RH) bill have “cleverly” packaged it as a health measure when it is clearly about population control. “RH is a deception. They are calling it a health bill when health should discuss sickness and medicines.  What is the therapeutic or medicinal value [...]

Posted: September 12th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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