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On Tuesday, June 23, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to political scientist Steven Rood about populism as a recurrent thread in the Philippines
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Conversations with teens on sexuality may prevent early sexual encounters and teenage pregnancies, says the Commission on Population and Development
A research brief released by the UP Population Institute says 5.5 million Filipinos are most vulnerable to COVID-19 because aside from being among those aged 60 and above, they also have existing high-risk conditions
One-in-six species of bees have gone regionally extinct somewhere in the world
The population aged 60 and over was 253.88 million last year, accounting for 18.1% of the total
'We are surprised that they have a very low teenage pregnancy rate in Culion considering they are composed of islands which make it hard to monitor,' says Chi Vallido of the Forum for Family Planning and Development
The Population Commission says this is indicative of family planning efforts 'yielding positive results'
Would you mind a conversation with the taxi driver or the package delivery boy about the things that matter to him?
According to experts, the overwhelming majority of unsafe abortions occur in developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III says minors who already have children should be allowed to access family planning methods without their parents' permission
Rappler speaks with Population and Development Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III about teenage pregnancy, education and social protection of young parents, and reproductive health in the country
The populist People’s Party of Canada may have failed to gain a single seat in the country’s recent election, but its far-right platform is here to stay
(UPDATED) Teenage pregnancy causes P33 billion in economic losses, and curbing it would lead to national development, says Commission on Population and Development Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III
Clubfoot, a birth defect which causes one or both feet to turn inwards or outwards, is not that rare. It reportedly affects one in every 800 children worldwide.
On Friday, July 12, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with Mark Thompson, an expert on Southeast Asian politics, to discuss the past 3 years of the Duterte presidency and the continuing support of Filipinos for the President
According to a study of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, the country is on its way to becoming an ageing society. What does this mean for Filipinos?
The study paints a picture of a future in which a handful of countries see their populaces surge as life expectancy lengthens while the global growth rate slows amid declining fertility rates
The Finns Party's election manifesto, released after the arrests, goes into detail about a perceived security risk posed by immigrants, particularly in the areas of sexual assault and terrorism.
Non-governmental organizations are instrumental. The Forum for Family Planning and Development, for example, has joined forces with Benguet and Ifugao provinces for the campaign.
The Commission on Population also estimates that the Philippines' workforce will reach 70 million by the end of next year
'Let babies' cries be heard!' is another of the baby-making slogans Serbia is busy producing – while it struggles to increase actual births
Opposition parties raise questions about the law, claiming that it fails to consider its potential impact on Japanese society and does not protect foreign workers' rights
The Japan government wants to allow foreign workers as early as next April, granting visas for up to 5 years to those employed in industries facing chronic shortages such as agriculture, nursing and construction
While the world's population skyrocketed from 2.6 billion in 1950 to 7.6 billion in 2017, that growth is deeply uneven according to region and income
Iloilo City has the highest number of Facebook users with 223.22%-334.83% of the population actively using the social media platform monthly, followed by Cebu City
An old man who, by his own admission, can’t get it up without popping a pill and a group of men forbidden to indulge in carnal desires have positioned themselves as voices of authority when it comes to sexual health
Commission on Population chief Juan Antonio Perez III says condoms are 'the preferred method' to prevent sexually transmitted diseases
UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander says nutrition is 'not yet' a priority of the current administration, but 'there seems to be an increasing interest'
The job of South Korea's family minister Chung Hyun-Back is to try to reverse the world's lowest birth rates – but she herself is childless and single
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The Commission on Population projects around 4,965 Filipinos will be added per day or about 206 every hour in 2018
It’s time to stop wishing for a single, hardball opportunity to end this state of abuse. 2018 is yours – and ours – to fix.
Is the president any of the three?
Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon
Among the 33 highly urbanized cities, Quezon City had the highest population with 2.94 million people in 2015, followed by Manila with 1.78 million, Davao City with 1.63 million, and Caloocan City with 1.58 million
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
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in New York estimates in a report released last month that about 114,000 to 213,000 Puerto Rican residents will leave the island annually 'as a result of Hurricane Maria'
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'
Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda
(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
The United Nations Population Fund's State of World Population 2017 focuses on reproductive health and rights in the age of inequality
The US Asian population grew from 11 9 million in 2000 to 20 4 million in 2015
The contradiction between unity and struggle between working with the government on some issues but fighting it on others was a balancing act that many found confusing and difficult
An interview with Senator Leila de Lima who has been kept in detention for over 6 months now
The Commission on Population also clarifies that the temporary restraining order on contraceptive implants has not become permanent
The TRO gave anti RH officials the perfect excuse to restrict the implementation of the RH Law in accordance with personal beliefs
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
Over 4 million Filipinos have been displaced in Mindanao alone since 2000 according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
On World Population Day experts call on lawmakers to work towards the enactment of bills tackling the issue of teenage pregnancy in the Philippines