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

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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

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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 »

Palace: Gov’t ready to carry out RH law

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Advocates of the Reproductive Health Law waited for more than a day for the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the RH law, and as the court sat en banc at its summer courthouse in Baguio on Tuesday (April 8), actress Giselle Toengi found time to shoot a selfie with the crowd. This was moments before the court decided that the law was constitutional, and the purple crowd went wild. Some broke into tears.  PHOTO BY EV ESPIRITU/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the much-debated Republic Act No. 10354 or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (RH law), the government is gearing to implement the measure sans any legal impediment.

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

More Filipinos urge SC to approve RH law – SWS

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Apparently more Filipinos agree that the much vilified Reproductive Health law should be deemed constitutional by the Supreme Court, if the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey is to be believed.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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