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Manila mayor backs Aquino stand on contraceptives—report

MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim has expressed support for the use of contraceptives for family planning, according to a report by Radyo Inquirer.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 October 2010 19:44 )

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RH bill solons urge Aquino: Be steadfast

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III should be “steadfast” in his position on giving couples the choice to use contraceptives in the face of strong Church opposition, members of the House of Representatives said Wednesday.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 09:58 )

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Bishop threatens Aquino with excommunication over birth control

MANILA, Philippines—Upping the ante in the Church’s confrontation with the Aquino administration, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines said Wednesday the President could be excommunicated if his administration insists on providing contraceptives to poor couples who opt for artificial birth control.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 09:57 )

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Congress to defy Church on RH bill—Speaker Belmonte


MANILA, Philippines—Taking his cue from President Benigno Aquino III, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said he is prepared to face the wrath of the Catholic church in making sure that the bills on reproductive health pending in the House of Representatives are discussed extensively and voted on by lawmakers.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 October 2010 19:43 )

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Aquino blinks, seeks talks with Church

MANILA, Philippines—A network of 100 Catholic lay groups across the country Tuesday geared up for protest actions after President Benigno Aquino III signified he might support Filipino couples who want to limit the number of their children by using contraceptives.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 09:58 )

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Family Planning Unites Aquino, Enrile, Marcos

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Tuesday threw their support behind the controversial position of President Benigno S. Aquino III backing a family planning bill and in the process locking horns with the Catholic Church.

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 October 2010 19:43 )

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