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CBCP Official Urges Aquino to Reconsider Use of "Contraceptives"

Manila, Philippines - An official (Fr. Melvin castro) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) yesterday said President Aquino will disappoint the Catholic faithful who supported him in the last elections, if the government will push through with its plan to provide contraceptives to poor couples.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 10:01 )


Pinoy Magsaysay awardees oppose 12-year basic education cycle

Pinoy Magsaysay awardees oppose 12-year basic education cycle

Filipino educators Christopher Bernido and Marivic Carpio-Bernido, the husband-and-wife team who received this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award for their work in providing quality education to poor high school students in Bohol, disagree with the Aquino administration's plan to extend the basic education cycle to 12 years.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 10:52 )


A container van school for the kids of Smokey Mountain

Once upon a time, in a not-so-faraway place, children lived atop Smokey Mountain - named for the thick odor emitted by the huge garbage dump that formed it. The humongous pile of trash was the ground beneath their feet, and their source of sustenance.

Things went on this way until a traveler by the name of Jane Walker chanced upon the dump. The British national fell in love with the children, who seemed to her treasures among the trash. She pledged to build them a daycare center. To give them a chance at a different life was her challenge, the way 'taming' Tarzan was to another famous Jane.

Last Updated ( Friday, 01 October 2010 09:52 )


Sex education plan sparks furious debate

MANILA, 18 June 2010 (IRIN) - A controversy is raging in the Philippines over a sex education programme aimed at cutting the population growth rate, which is blamed for massive poverty in the Southeast Asian country of about 92 million.


Last Updated ( Sunday, 10 October 2010 16:18 )


Ateneo professors & the Reproductive Health Bill

... support for the bill has been multiplying, according to the Forum on Family Planning and Development that is spearheading the movement for the passage of House Bill 5043.

Benjamin de Leon, Forum president, said in a report that sixty-nine faculty members from various departments of the Ateneo de Manila University, a Catholic institution, have signed a declaration of support for the controversial reproductive health bill.

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

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