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Republic Act 10354 – Reproductive Health Act of 2012

Fulfilling his pledge that the controversial reproductive health bill will be enacted before 2012 ends, President Benigno Aquino III has signed Republic Act 10354 or the “Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012” in Malacanang last December 21. Click this link to download the

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House, Senate OKs RH bill on final reading

Bucking intense pressure from the powerful Roman Catholic Church, both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed on third and final reading their respective versions of the controversial reproductive health bill Monday evening. A bicameral conference committee will soon be formed to reconcile the

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Jose Rizal and the Reproductive Health bill

It has been 116 years since our national hero Jose Rizal was executed in Bagumbayan, but his ideas are now being dragged into the raging debate regarding the long-pending reproductive health (RH) bill. Last year, Rep. Arlene “Kaka” of Akbayan explained that the controversial bill

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House approves RH bill on second reading

The Philippine House of Representatives narrowly passed the controversial reproductive health bill (House Bill 4244) on second reading, 113 to 104 in favor of those supporting the measure. The approval comes at the end of a marathon legislative session that started Wednesday afternoon and lasted until

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Passing RH bill is our priority, PH tells UN rights body

The Philippine government reiterated in a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council that the long-stalled reproductive health (RH) bill remains one of its legislative priorities. First filed in Congress over a decade ago, the measure has met stiff opposition from Catholic prelates. The

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Two UPD students, two different takes on the RH bill

Yesterday, the Philippine Daily Inquirer published my rebuttal to a letter written by Kiboy Sagrado Tabada. In a brief note published last April 2, Tabada criticized newly-elected university student leaders for pushing for the passage of the reproductive health (RH) bill. To better understand the