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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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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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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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