Tag: reproductive health

RH Bill: silver bullet to rising maternal deaths

July 13, 2012

PHILIPPINES – Sen. Pia Cayetano believes the passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill would give priority to the plight and burden of Filipino mothers. In a statement on World Population Day on Wednesday, Cayetano said this year’s theme of “Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services” emphasizes the need for an RH law to help […]

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Maternal Deaths on the Rise

June 20, 2012

PHILIPPINES –  As the controversy over women’s access to proper reproductive health continues, Health Secretary Enrique Ona disclosed that the country’s maternal mortality rate went up to 221 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2010, from 162 deaths in 2006. The figures coming from the latest survey of the National Statistics Office (NSO) showed an […]

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RH Bill likely to be Passed on 2nd Reading ‎

June 9, 2012

PHILIPPINES – Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Pia Cayetano remain optimistic that the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill could be passed in the 15th Congress. “As I have predicted, we may have to pass it after the SONA, by August. That is our best hope,” Santiago said, referring to President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address […]

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