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Population growth, climate change link seen

Climate change disasters reveal how important population management is in coping with weather-triggered disasters. Many cities, like Baguio, are confronted by that reality each day the number of houses displaces trees from Baguio’s mountains. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The Supreme Court decision declaring the reproductive health law constitutional came at the right moment, in light of evidence that managing the country’s population is vital in coping with the impact of climate change, speakers at a health and environment conference here said on Wednesday.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t gives up fight to restore penal provisions in RH law

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

The government opted not to appeal the Supreme Court’s decision that nullifies the penal provisions of the Reproductive Health Law.

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

Groups ask SC to restore penal provisions in RH law

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Supporters of the reproductive health law. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Several groups on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to restore the penal provisions it struck down when it declared legal Republic Act 10354 or the Reproductive Health Law.

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

‘Trimmed RH law still a boon to moms, kids’

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) is optimistic the reproductive health (RH) law will still be able to help the government meet its commitment to the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of reducing maternal and infant mortality despite some of its provisions being nullified by the Supreme Court.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CBCP vows to uphold sacredness of life

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Archbishop Socrates Villegas. FILE PHOTO

As the country celebrates Easter Sunday, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines is exhorting Filipinos to renew their faith in the doctrine of the resurrection of the body and to be good stewards of health.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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