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Sex rights still contentious – UN population chief

Babatunde Osotimehin, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) executive director. AFP/Yoshikazu TSUNO

The world has changed dramatically since the U.N. population conference in Cairo in 1994 but the U.N. population chief said many issues remain as contentious as they were 20 years ago, including sexual rights, abortion, sex education, lesbian and gay rights, and child marriage.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Birds and bees talk must begin at home

HEADMASTER Andrew Mullins

Parents should be the first to teach their children about sexuality, an education expert said.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Sex education to happen in public schools in a year’s time, says Lagman

former Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman: Appoint members of the claims board now     RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

When will students start getting sex education after President Benigno Aquino III signs the reproductive health bill into law?

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Creative ways of making children read

BASADOUR Nicolo Nasol facilitates the children’s writing of their own story “From Enemies to Friends.”  Photo: Cris Evert Lato

In the advent of cell phones and computers, teachers should be more creative in encouraging children to read. Confronting this challenge squarely is Keena Martinez, 27, a teacher of Child Learning Foundation (CLF) in Mandaue City who also doubles as a librarian.

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Deadlock over RH bill

Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate has removed controversial provisions that purportedly promote abortion and the use of birth control devices in a bid to break a deadlock in its version of the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: September 7th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

14 senators for RH bill, says Lacson

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Former senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson believes a majority of senators, at least 14 by his count, will vote in favor of the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Expect long RH debate in Senate—Enrile

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Proponents of the reproductive health (RH) bill in the Senate should brace themselves for a lengthy debate on every amendment that some opposing senators may want to introduce into the controversial measure.

Posted: September 3rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Having more students an asset for dev’t, says prelate vs RH bill

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma: Be involved. Photo from http://www.cbcponline.net/

The Aquino administration should see the rising number of students in the Philippines as a solution and not a problem that can be solved by population management, the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines said.

Posted: September 2nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Take stand on RH bill, Catholic educators told

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Ateneo de Manila University. PHOTO FROM ADMU.EDU.PH PHOTO

An official of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), the biggest network of Catholic schools in the country, on Wednesday said Catholic educators should take a stand on the RH bill to promote a more rational discussion of the controversial measure.

Posted: August 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Largest Catholic school group won’t expel Ateneo

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Ateneo de Manila University. PHOTO FROM ADMU.EDU.PH PHOTO

The biggest organization of Catholic schools in the country will not disown Ateneo de Manila University after some of its professors appeared to defy the local Catholic Church and the university itself by offering support to the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill pending in Congress.

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago: No graphic images in sex education books

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. FILE PHOTO

Elementary school textbooks will not contain graphic images of the sex act once the Reproductive Health (RH) bill that provides “age- and development-appropriate” education is passed into law.

Posted: March 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Millions of girls lost to selective abortion in India: study

PARIS–Sex selection of fetuses in India has led to 7.1 million fewer girls than boys up to age six, a gender gap that has widened by more than a million in a decade, according to a study released Tuesday. In Indian families in which the first child has been a girl, more and more parents [...]

Posted: May 24th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aquino-Pacquiao talk on RH ends in no decision

Manny Pacquiao and President Benigno Aquino III. LYN RILLON

MANILA, Philippines—In boxing parlance, yesterday’s encounter at Malacañang between the President and the world’s pound-for-pound king ended in a no decision. The meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and world welterweight champion and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao touched among others on the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill pending in the House of Representatives. Pacquiao opposes [...]

Posted: May 21st, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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