responsible parenthood - updates

Rappler's latest stories on responsible parenthood


PopCom: Amend RH law provision on minors' access to birth control

Nov 06, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III says minors who already have children should be allowed to access family planning methods without their parents' permission

pt2 / news / Dec 20 / 191212_contrceptives03.jpg PHOTO BY MIGUEL DE GUZMAN A member of the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines , Inc. shows some sample of oral and injectable contrceptives at their office in Quezon City on Wednesday. With the recent passage of the Reproductive Health Bill, despite the strong opposition from the Catholic Church, contrceptives and sexual education will be available in health centers all over the country.

[ANALYSIS] Whatever happened to the Reproductive Health Law?

Oct 18, 2018 - 1:21 PM

In her book, Marilen Dañguilan doubts if the story of the RH Law will ever end, what with the strong lobby of religious groups as well as the legal bedrock on which they can always anchor their counterarguments

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

Benguet passes code for reproductive and family health

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The Benguet Province Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Code consolidates long standing initiatives that the local government want the next administrations to continue

TRAILBLAZER. Local officials sign the Benguet Province Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Code on August 24, 2017. Benguet is said to be the first province to pass such ordinance. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

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

[DASH of SAS] Give the gift of choice

Jan 06, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Support some groups who empower Filipino families to exercise their reproductive health rights even when the Department of Health could not

PROTECTION. A reproductive health advocate from the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) demonstrates how to slip a condom using a banana during a training for volunteer health workers on the different types of contraceptives at a health care clinic in Quezon City.

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

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

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

[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

The irresponsibility of rabbits

Jan 27, 2015 - 2:09 PM

His is the smiling face under the dripping cowl of a yellow raincoat preaching mercy and compassion but little of either is shown for the women who are blamed for breeding like rabbits in a church that bans artificial contraception

Pope on big families: Not main cause of poverty

Jan 21, 2015 - 8:14 PM

Hailing big families in the Philippines Pope Francis blames poverty on an economic system that has replaced man with the god of money

FILIPINO FAMILIES. Pope Francis interacts through sign language with a Filipino person with disabilities during his meeting with families in the Philippines. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Aquino reiterates stance: 'I am against abortion'

Jan 21, 2015 - 4:58 PM

Malacañang releases President Benigno Aquino III s 5 point position on responsible parenthood following Pope Francis statements against artificial contraception

CHURCH AND THE STATE. Pope Francis next to President Benigno Aquino III at arrival honors at Malacanang Palace, Manila on January 16, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

CBCP on Pope's interview: 'Leave rabbits in peace'

Jan 21, 2015 - 2:46 PM

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines says the Pope in his comments on responsible parenthood stressed traditional Church teaching

IN-FLIGHT INTERVIEW. Pope Francis gestures as he talks with journalists on the plane during the flight from Manila to Rome on January 19, 2015. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Inakup! Arekup!

Jul 05, 2014 - 12:00 PM

The chasm between pro choice and pro life is wider and deeper than ever

[Dash of SAS] RH Law: In limbo

Mar 19, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The fate of the RH Law rests on the Supreme Court

IN LIMBO. Depending on what the SC decides, the RH Law can either turn into a story of triumph or simply be the story about the bill that took 14 years to sign into law and yet, still remains in limbo. Graphic by Mara Elize Mercado/Rappler, Background image from Shutterstock

As population grows, Aquino pushes anew for RH law

Jan 07, 2014 - 9:25 PM

The President says responsible parenthood is all the more important now: You are a parent you bring children into this world you have responsibilities

Photo courtesy of UNFPA Philipines

The justice of paradise lost

Aug 19, 2013 - 10:05 AM

He may bow before the altar of justice but Associate Justice Roberto Abad appears to worship a higher god

RH law oral arguments set a week before TRO ends

Jun 04, 2013 - 9:48 PM

This is due to the many interventions filed and several petitions still coming says Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te

Senate bets: RH law battle not yet over

Mar 19, 2013 - 8:17 PM

Those listed by the Church under Team Patay and Team Buhay say their piece on SC decision to delay the implementation of RH law for 120 days

Palace on RH: Gov't now on people's side

Dec 17, 2012 - 8:57 PM

The Palace thanks legislators who voted according to conscience after the President certified the Reproductive Health bill as urgent

Aquino on RH bill: From half-baked to urgent

Dec 14, 2012 - 12:18 PM

From hesitant to urgent President Aquino has come a long way in expressing support for the RH bill

Vote on RH bill now, Aquino tells House

Dec 03, 2012 - 2:55 PM

President Aquino tells lawmakers he is in favor of the RH bill and asked them to put the measure to a vote this week

No party stand on RH bill - LP, NPC, NP

Dec 02, 2012 - 9:30 PM

Party leaders in the House of Representatives only expect President Aquino to ask for a vote on the measure Nothing more

Battle over RH bill shifts to Senate

Aug 13, 2012 - 8:47 AM

Anti RH leaders threaten the passage of the bill in the Senate but the undecided are the game changers

WHO on RH bill: No politics, just facts

Aug 03, 2012 - 6:21 PM

International health organizations stress the need to pass the RH bill for women and the youth

Poverty, scarcity and the rule of the Catholic Church

Aug 02, 2012 - 11:09 AM

The RH bill is opposed mainly by those living in luxury and comfort our bishops and legislators among them

Palace on RH bill: Vote for nation’s future

Aug 01, 2012 - 5:22 PM

The Palace says lawmakers must not think of the elections but the nation s future in voting on the RH bill

Is RH bill dead or alive? House to vote in 2 weeks

Jul 25, 2012 - 11:55 PM

It will test the value of President Aquino s endorsement of responsible parenthood

Did Aquino really push for the RH bill?

Jul 23, 2012 - 10:00 PM

Critics and supporters of the RH bill have different interpretations of President Aquino s use of responsible parenthood in his SONA