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Poor women pay for contraception

MANILA, 11 June 2010 (IRIN) - Insufficient public funding for family planning services means poor women have to buy contraceptives from pharmacies rather than getting them free from clinics.


Last Updated ( Friday, 08 October 2010 15:56 )


'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 )


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 )


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 )


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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