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Sotto questions P1-billion DOH budget for family planning items

Senate budget hearing Sotto

The Department of Health’s (DOH) P1-billion proposed budget for family planning supplies is hanging in the balance after Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III questioned the lack of certification from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during Monday’s budget deliberations.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Public may access debates on Edca

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The Supreme Court has launched an online page to provide wide public access to the coming oral arguments on the Philippines-United States Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca), with discussions highly anticipated amid renewed calls to revisit the terms of military cooperation between the two countries.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | 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 »

‘Battle is not over yet,’ say bishops, pro-life groups in Visayas

A Catholic church in Bacolod has cut in half a tarpaulin that tells the faithful whom to vote for and whom to junk in the May senatorial elections (“Team Buhay, Team Patay”). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court ruling that declares the reproductive health law as constitutional has not deterred the spirit of the Visayas-based pro-life advocates who vowed to continue fighting the law, which they have described as “immoral.”

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »