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Health department urged to implement RH law fully

PRO-RH LAW  Proponents of the RH law gather in front of Supreme Court  displaying portraits of poor children.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Now that its constitutionality has been affirmed, it’s time to implement the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health law, one of its principal authors said on Wednesday.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

RH law constitutional, SC rules


The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health law “is not unconstitutional,” rejecting all petitions questioning the controversial legislation, including pleas to restore the penal provisions to its implementing rules and those seeking its in-toto nullification.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

SC affirms ruling on RH law

Supporters of the reproductive health law. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court stood pat in its April 2014 decision affirming the constitutionality of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Act of 2012 or the RH Law but declared unconstitutional the penal provisions of the law.

Posted: July 1st, 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 »

PH far from hitting dev’t target, but RH law may help, say execs

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As of 2011, the Philippines has registered 221 maternal deaths per 100,000 births, Rose Marcelino, Popcom deputy executive director, told a news briefing here in Baguio City. STOCK PHOTO

The Philippines is far from meeting its 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on maternal health, but the government hopes the reproductive health law will help improve the numbers, officials of the Population Commission (Popcom) said here last week.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »