'We now have a roadmap wherein the TRO will be lifted, we hope within the year,' says Commission on Population Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III
According to the International Rescue Committee, internally displaced people are 'extremely vulnerable to sexual abuse'
But the High Court clarifies its decision on a number of issues concerning contraceptive implants and the product registrations of all oral contraceptives
(UPDATED) The health secretary echoed the Supreme Court's explanation that the TRO would be deemed lifted if the 'questioned drugs and devices are found not abortifacient'
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says health workers face an 'unprecedented challenge,' but the agencies working on reproductive health 'will not falter'
The High Court notes that the temporary restraining order it issued in 2015 'never meant to enjoin the processing of the entire gamut of family planning supplies that have been declared as unquestionably non-abortifacient'
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President Duterte’s signing of EO 12 is a step in the right direction, but the Supreme Court still has to lift its TRO
The DOH's motion for reconsideration also seeks the reversal of a decision that ordered the FDA to determine if certain contraceptive drugs and devices are abortifacients or non-abortifacients
The High Court orders the Food and Drug Administration to find out whether certain contraceptive drugs and devices are abortifacients or not
But the President is silent on a 2015 temporary restraining order from the Supreme Court which advocates consider the biggest challenge in implementing the reproductive health law
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(UPDATED) 'Filipino women will be left with a limited number of expensive products by then as the more affordable products will lose their certificates in 2017,' says the Commission on Population
A report says government and non-governmental organizations allocated a total of P40.70 billion in 2015 for the implementation of the Reproductive Health law
'It is not enough that we have passed the RH Law; we must ensure that its provisions are carried out and that its promise of non-judgmental and safe access to RH commodities and information is fulfilled'
The Purple Ribbon for RH Movement deems Senator Tito Sotto and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao as 'unworthy of the people's vote'
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The senator wants the Thought Leaders piece 'Magnanakaw' sa Senado by Dr Sylvia Estrada Claudio taken down within 10 days
Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral talks about what the Philippines must do differently to achieve the targets under the Sustainable Development Goals related to reproductive health
Hindi matanggap ni Senator Tito Sotto na tinalo siya ng mga maralita at mga kababaihan nang maipasa ang reproductive health law, kaya't ninakaw niya ang P1 bilyong pondo nito sa bicameral committee
Budget Secretary Florencio Abad says the health department can draw, at the very least, around P900 million from different fund sources to buy family planning commodities
(UPDATED) '[The bicameral committee] disregarded the sanctity of the system. The chairperson is supposed to represent our interest,' but did not, says the principal sponsor of the reproductive health law
The fund meant for the purchase of blood pressure apparatus for barangay health workers will now be used as the source of funds for contraceptives in 2016
Health Secretary Janette Garin explains how the justifications for the P1-billion reproductive health budget cut by senators Legarda and Sotto don't add up
'The enemies of reproductive health never sleep. We, too, must not rest in fighting for women's health,' says the senator, a co-sponsor of the reproductive health law
(UPDATED) The senator, principal sponsor of the reproductive health law, says the surprise removal of the amount from the health department budget is 'totally unacceptable'
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Senators say one reason for the P1-billion budget cut is the Supreme Court order prohibiting the DOH from granting any pending application for reproductive health commodities
The DOH's proposed P1-B allocation for contraceptives was removed during deliberations of the bicameral conference committee, says Health Secretary Janette Garin
Did you know that Sorsogon has an executive order declaring itself a 'pro-life' city, hence banning modern contraception?
Global legal advocacy organization Center for Reproductive Rights calls on the city of Manila to execute an 'express repeal' of the two ordinances which the United Nations says 'gravely' and 'systematically' violated women's rights
Payal Shah, senior legal adviser of the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, discusses UN committee findings that many Filipinas still have no access to contraceptives and services
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'This birth control buffet takes your needs in consideration; condoms come in boxes of 12 and 24, giving you the option not to go back for seconds or thirds'
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The Philippines' biggest condom manufacturer wants to recover from 'slightly' thin earnings in 2014
Hailing big families in the Philippines, Pope Francis blames poverty on an economic system that 'has replaced man with the god of money'
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines says the Pope, in his comments on responsible parenthood, stressed 'traditional Church teaching'
Malacañang makes the statement following Pope Francis' latest pronouncement against the use of contraceptives, which the government-backed RH law promotes
Pew Research Center surveys where the Philippines and 39 other countries stand on abortion, extra-marital affairs, gambling, pre-marital sex, divorce, homosexuality, drinking alcohol, contraceptives
While they strongly identify with the Church, most Filipino Catholic youths draw the line on certain political issues, like the RH law
Senator Vicente 'Tito' Sotto III, a staunch critic of the reproductive health law, also questions why funds are being allocated for contraceptives that have yet to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration
The full implementation of the RH law can be expected by November 30, once the FDA certifies that the contraceptives to be distributed by the DOH are non-abortifacient
We were up against arguably the most powerful social institution in the Philippines, the Roman Catholic Church
Sotto says profit from contraceptives is the motivation behind the statement of business groups calling for implementation of the RH law
Only P14 million is allotted for Quezon City's health program when the city actually needs P200 million