Reconfiguring the population pyramid

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Reproductive Health

Peter Wallace, in his Dec. 1 column (“It’s not an SC decision,” Opinion), wrote strongly against restraint on the part of the Supreme Court regarding the full implementation of the Reproductive Health Law in consideration of Article II, Section 12 of our Constitution, protecting the life of the unborn. I have been to informal settler areas in my parish to help young mothers with natural family planning, and a big number of them refuse to join our sessions because they have...

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DepEd uneasy over planned condom distribution in schools

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Sex Education

By Jocelyn R. Uy Philippine Daily Inquirer December 12, 2016 at 1:32 am The Department of Education (DepEd) is uneasy over the plan of the Department of Health (DOH) to distribute condoms in schools next year as part of its strategy to curb the rising cases of HIV and AIDS among young Filipinos. The DepEd said that while it recognized the need to promptly address the spread of the disease among the youth, the agency would have to hold thorough and careful discussions with...

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SC denies DOH’s motion to lift TRO vs contraceptive implants

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Breaking News

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 By KEITH CALAYAG THE Supreme Court (SC) has remanded to the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) the case filed against the Department of Health (DOH) in connection with its decision to dispense contraceptive drugs and devices that were allegedly known to have an abortifacient character. In a ruling on Tuesday, the SC second division has directed the FDA to conduct a hearing to determine whether its administered contraceptive drugs and devices...

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SC directs FDA to conduct hearing on contraceptive drugs, implants

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Breaking News

by Rey G. Panaligan September 13, 2016 The Supreme Court (SC) has struck down “as violative of the constitutional right to due process” the certifications and re-certifications issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 77 contraceptive drugs and implants. In a press briefing, Spokesman Theodore O. Te said the SC directed the FDA to conduct public hearing on the contraceptive drugs and implants, including Implanon and Implanon NXT, to determine whether they are...

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DOH barred from distributing contraceptive implants

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Breaking News

BY JOMAR CANLAS ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 The Supreme Court on Tuesday junked the motion of the government to push with the procurement and distribution of controversial contraceptive implants. The decision penned by Associate Justice Jose Catral Mendoza denied the motion of the Department of Health (DOH) to lift the temporary restraining order (TRO) barring the department from distributing contraceptive products Implanon and Implanon NXT. The tribunal’s second division also...

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