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DOH to fully implement RH law by November

Iloilo Representative Janette Garin. Photo from congress.gov.ph

The Department of Health (DOH) is looking at fully enforcing the controversial reproductive health (RH) law by the end of November when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues its certification on artificial contraceptives as “non-abortifacients.”

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Case for RH law: 1 woman dies every week giving birth

In what could be one of the best arguments for the full implementation of the reproductive health (RH) law, health authorities said at least one woman died every week giving birth in Western Mindanao.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bishop slams agencies distributing condoms, pills to women in Yolanda-hit areas


A Catholic bishop from one of the areas worst-hit by supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) has criticized some foreign aid organizations for giving out contraceptives such as condoms and birth control pills to victims in Eastern Samar.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DOH ‘ready to go’ in RH law implementation, says health chief

Health Secretary Enrique Ona FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) is now ready to implement the reproductive health (RH) law even as several pro-RH law groups are asking the Supreme Court to restore the penal provisions it struck down when it declared the law legal.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Heart, soul’ of RH law intact despite scrapping of 8 provisions, says author

Former Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman: Neither toothless nor Pyrrhic. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Neither toothless nor Pyrrhic. This was how the principal author of the reproductive health (RH) law described the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the constitutionality of the law, but striking down eight provisions partially or in full.

Posted: April 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »