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'All systems go' for Pinays to avail of contraceptives from DOH

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:48 PM

The DOH will prioritize the distribution of the 261,000 implants kept in its Manila-based warehouse, as their insertion time is set to expire by September 2018

RH FRONTLINE. From L to R: PopCom executive director Juan Antonio Perez III, FDA director general Nela Charade Puno, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, and Health Undersecretary Mario Villaverde and Gerardo Bayugo hold a press conference on November 16. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

TRO on Implanon contraceptive implants deemed lifted

Nov 13, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The Food and Drug Administration rules Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacients

NON-ABORTIFACIENTS. The FDA says contraceptive implant brands Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacients. Illustration by Shellete Gipa/Rappler

Implanon contraceptive implants do not induce abortion – FDA

Nov 12, 2017 - 7:31 PM

(UPDATED) The FDA certification that Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacients is a condition set by the Supreme Court for lifting the 2-year-old TRO on contraceptives

NON-ABORTIFACIENTS. A nurse in a clinic in Tabaco, Albay, shows boxes of Implanon that are nearing expiration. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Duque assures public he’ll implement RH Law

Nov 06, 2017 - 12:40 PM

DOH Secretary Francisco Duterte III once followed ex-president Gloria Arroyo's hardline stance against contraceptives when he served in her Cabinet

UPHOLDING THE LAW. Secretary Francisco Duque III assumes the DOH post on November 6, 2017 from former secretary Paulyn Ubial. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Contraceptives review won't be influenced by politics, hysteria – FDA

Nov 03, 2017 - 8:12 PM

FDA director general Nela Charade Puno emphasizes the agency's review of 51 contraceptives – which could soon lead to the lifting of the SC TRO – is 'technical and scientific in nature and not a political one'

NO POLITICS. FDA chief Nela Charade Puno assures the public the agency is undertaking technical and scientific assessment of 51 contraceptives. Photo from FDA

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] Lifting TRO on contraceptives: Waiting for the FDA

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:00 PM

We need to make sure the FDA hears our voices. We need to let them that we urgently need them to complete the resolution on the 51 contraceptive brands.

FDA to certify implants as not inducing abortion – PopCom

Nov 02, 2017 - 11:00 AM

(2ND UPDATE) With the FDA set to certify contraceptive implant brands Implanon and Implanon NXT as non-abortifacients, the DOH and RH Law advocates expect the Supreme Court to lift its TRO

GO SIGNAL. The FDA says contraceptive implant brands Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacients. Illustration by Shellete Gipa/Rappler

Ubial expects TRO on implants to be lifted by September

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:55 PM

The Commission on Population also clarifies that the temporary restraining order on contraceptive implants has not become permanent

SC: TRO on implants final and executory

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:03 PM

There s nothing left to be done but to comply says Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te

Supreme Court of the Philippines on Padre Faura in Manila

Duterte says Sereno 'sitting on' decision on RH 'medicines'

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:48 AM

If the TRO issued by the Supreme Court is not lifted soon 90 of contraceptive brands will be unusable come 2018

[Dash of SAS] Harmful side effects of SC TRO on contraceptives

Aug 09, 2017 - 2:03 PM

The TRO gave anti RH officials the perfect excuse to restrict the implementation of the RH Law in accordance with personal beliefs

[DASH of SAS] That Supreme Court TRO

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:52 AM

The Supreme Court did not issue a temporary restraining order TRO against the implementation of the RH Law They issued a TRO on contraceptives

Sereno clarifies: No TRO on RH law or pills, just 2 implants

Jul 27, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno reiterates that the issue is now for the Food and Drug Administration to resolve

TRO ON IMPLANTS. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno clarifies that the SC's temporary restraining order only applies to 2 brands of contraceptive implants. Photo by Rappler

Lack of sex education hurts female labor migrants

Jul 01, 2017 - 10:03 PM

Getting pregnant has little to do with promiscuity but everything has to do with ignorance

TRO on implants to stay, SC blames DOH for delay

May 26, 2017 - 4:37 PM

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

'I am a nun but I am pro-RH law' – Sr Mary John Mananzan

May 16, 2017 - 4:45 PM

At a forum that seeks to unite women Sr Mary John Mananzan hits critics of the reproductive health law – including bishops

#DontTakeAwayMyBirthControl: Besh, we need to talk about RH law again

Mar 05, 2017 - 6:30 AM

Sign the petition asking the Supreme Court SC to lift its TRO on contraceptives

When you run out of birth control pills

Jan 19, 2017 - 12:30 PM

President Duterte’s signing of EO 12 is a step in the right direction but the Supreme Court still has to lift its TRO

EO 12 to 'pressure' SC ruling on contraceptive implants – Pernia

Jan 11, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia also says EO 12 allows local governments to find ways around the TRO in order to fully implement the reproductive health law

SUPPORT FOR FAMILY PLANNING. National Economic Development Authority Director-General Ernesto Pernia lauds President Duterte's Executive Order No 12. File photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Duterte signs EO ensuring support for family planning

Jan 11, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says those who want to practice family planning will be provided the services to do so

Drug rehab, RH budget, Zika, and other public health newsmakers in 2016

Dec 15, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Here are 8 issues in the public health sector that made headlines in 2016

Groups want TRO on implants lifted, ask to be intervenors in SC case

Nov 15, 2016 - 12:36 PM

Reproductive health advocates claim that keeping the temporary restraining order in place would deprive millions of Filipino women access to contraceptives

NEDA: Poverty incidence could fall with full implementation of RH law

Nov 06, 2016 - 9:50 PM

The poverty incidence could fall to 13 15 in 2022 from 21 6 in 2015 This estimate also assumes continued economic growth which NEDA expects to remain on track for the 3rd quarter of 2016

The silent Church

Oct 17, 2016 - 4:10 PM

The Catholic Church is undergoing a very deep crisis of credibility if not legitimacy – one that its leaders feel could worsen should it challenge President Rodrigo Duterte on the killings

DOH asks Supreme Court to lift TRO on contraceptives

Oct 10, 2016 - 11:35 PM

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

DOH honors health champion Miriam Santiago

Sep 30, 2016 - 6:46 PM

The health department lauds the senator s contributions to crafting laws which served as basis for the foundation in establishing Universal Health Care

WISH GRANTED. RH advocates led by Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago and Pia Cayetano have been pushing for the RH bill to be certified as urgent. File photo by Ayee Macaraig

DOH wants P1.2-B reproductive health budget in 2017

Sep 14, 2016 - 4:52 PM

This is a huge jump from the P165 million proposal earlier presented by Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial before lawmakers at the House of Representatives

SC denies plea to lift TRO on distribution, sale of implants

Sep 14, 2016 - 8:36 AM

The High Court orders the Food and Drug Administration to find out whether certain contraceptive drugs and devices are abortifacients or not

Why RH matters: Teenage moms and childhood undernutrition

Sep 01, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Government officials push for the full implementation of the reproductive health law as part of the efforts to improve child nutrition in the country

Strong Q2 showing maintains pace for more inclusive growth – DOF

Aug 18, 2016 - 7:00 PM

We expect to continue this growth trajectory but with a difference from the previous administration because we will be reducing poverty rates says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III

DepEd chief hits schools that kick out pregnant girls

Aug 05, 2016 - 9:58 PM

There are schools which automatically kick out children who get pregnant and automatically also destroy their lives says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

SEX EDUCATION. Education Secretary Leonor Briones rebukes schools that kick pregnant girls out of school.

SONA 2016: Duterte urges full implementation of RH law

Jul 25, 2016 - 6:15 PM

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

IMPLEMENT RH. In his first State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte says the reproductive health law 'must be put into full force'. Screenshot from RTVM

Advocates call for highest political recognition of HIV/AIDS epidemic

Jul 18, 2016 - 1:33 PM

Advocates say political will and leadership at the national and local government levels are needed to create scale up and sustain comprehensive programs on HIV AIDS prevention in communities

Teresita Bagasao, UNAIDS country director, with Dr. Enrique Tayag of the Department of Health. Photo by Diana Mendoza.

Less poverty if RH law implemented earlier – NEDA chief

Jul 08, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says poverty reduction in the Philippines has been really very slow since policymakers have not paid attention to population policy

RH LAW. According to young mother Mary Annly Rosete, due to lack of education, she got pregnant at a tender age of 14. She takes care of her 4 children with her husband, who earns a meager income of $3 a day. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

To avoid RH law delays, economic planning chief proposes Duterte EO

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:42 PM

NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia fears the effects of the TRO – maternal deaths teenage pregnancies and unwanted pregnancies – could become bigger social problems in the long run

DOH readies case vs Sorsogon mayor for 'gross violation' of RH law

Jun 22, 2016 - 6:03 PM

Because of an executive order declaring Sorsogon City as pro life family planning commodities have been withdrawn from the city and services have been stopped by the mayor arbitrarily say health officials

Use of modern family planning methods in PH rose in 2015 – report

Jun 22, 2016 - 4:15 PM

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

10 of Aquino's biggest hits and misses, as seen through social media

Jun 18, 2016 - 1:00 PM

How did President Aquino s term fare under the social media spotlight?

Challenges for next health chief: Immunization, TRO on implants

Jun 15, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Janette Garin hopes her successor won t have to encounter the inconveniences and problems she had to go through in her one year and 4 months as health secretary

[Dash of SAS] Love and sex advice from the Pope

May 19, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Many of the laws in the Philippines are based on the love and sex advice dispensed by the Church says sex and gender columnist Ana Santos

Hontiveros: Include 'hilot' in community health teams

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:22 PM

The former PhilHealth director an administration senatorial bet counters a proposal to arrest or ban the traditional health attendants in rural areas

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Probe into RH law implementation starts April 1

Mar 31, 2016 - 12:22 PM

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

Most Filipinos want candidates to prioritize family planning – survey

Mar 29, 2016 - 12:45 PM

A Pulse Asia poll shows 8 out of 10 Filipinos believe candidates should include family planning in their program of action while 9 out of 10 want the government to allocate funding for family planning services

Where do VP bets stand on RH law, women?

Mar 29, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Of the 6 vice presidential candidates only two are against the reproductive health law

Cebu debate: Education, health on agenda, but not discussed

Mar 21, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Presidential candidates were able to tackle a few issues during the debate but they weren t asked about two key matters supposedly on the agenda

RH advocates endorse Robredo for VP, 3 senatorial bets

Mar 15, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The Purple Ribbon for RH Movement deems Senator Tito Sotto and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao as unworthy of the people s vote

PURPLE VOTE. Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral (2-R) leads the endorsement of senatorial candidates Risa Hontiveros (3-R), Walden Bello, and Leila de Lima, and vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Health care and the 2016 elections

Mar 12, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Are presidential candidates saying the right thing when it comes to health care in the Philippines?

80% of PH voters likely to pick bets backing CCT program

Mar 05, 2016 - 4:14 PM

The continuation of the CCT program and implementation of the RH law are the most supported advocacies among Filipino voters according to the SWS survey

CCT. Indigent families receive benefits from the government's Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program. File photo by Jodesz Gavilan/Rappler

From EDSA to RH: Church clout weakens in PH

Feb 26, 2016 - 10:34 AM

CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas however tells Rappler that the Catholic Church ‘should not really have a political clout’

CHURCH-LED PROTEST. Filipinos stage a protest against the reproductive health bill on August 4, 2012, at the EDSA Shrine. This Catholic shrine commemorates the peaceful People Power Revolution along the iconic EDSA highway from February 22-25, 1986. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Presidential bets on RH, divorce, and LGBT rights

Feb 25, 2016 - 11:00 AM

As the Philippines nears election day we take a look at how presidential bets view and plan to act on issues linked to gender equality