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Senators Divided on DepEd’s 'K+12' Years Education System

MANILA, Philippines (PNA) — The proposal of the Department of Education (DepEd) to add two more years to basic education drew mixed reactions in the Senate.

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Sober up, Aquino tells CBCP

President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Monday told the country’s bishops to be less confrontational with the government over their differences on reproductive-health issues, including his support for artificial birth control. The apparent ribbing aside, Malacañang said that it still would hold a dialogue with members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on the Aquino administration’s stand on artificial contraception.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 15:44 )

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'Excommunication' Hit! Senators back Aquino

MANILA, Philippines — Senators on Friday deplored what they said is a “hysterical reaction” of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) that threatened to excommunicate President Benigno S. Aquino III and other pro-reproductive health lawmakers for supporting the family planning measure.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 October 2010 19:45 )

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Bishop nixes Catholic Church’s excommunication threat vs Aquino--report


MANILA, Philippines – A threat by the Catholic Church to excommunicate President Benigno Aquino III if he continues to actively promote the distribution of contraceptives to Filipino couples is not true, Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Rosales was quoted as saying Friday in a Radyo Inquirer report.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 10:00 )

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Aquino stands pat on ‘informed choice’ policy on birth control

MANILA, Philippines -- President Benigno Aquino III vowed on Thursday to continue advocating informed choice on the issue of artificial birth control by couples in planning the sizes of their families.

“We are all guided by our consciences. My position has not changed. The state's duty is to educate our families as to their responsibilities and to respect their decisions if they are in conformity to our laws,'' the President said in a statement released by Malacañang.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 15:08 )

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Aquino faces threat of excommunication

MANILA, Philippines — Raising the ante in their conflict over birth control, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president Thursday said President Benigno Aquino III could be “excommunicated” if he actively promoted the distribution of artificial contraceptives to Filipino couples.

Mr. Aquino, a practising Catholic, recently signified support for couples who would want to limit the number of their children by using contraceptives. His statement has been taken to mean he would favor government distribution of contraceptives to them.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 10 October 2010 16:20 )

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