[Statement] The 15-year RH crusade is capped in triumph when the SC declared the RH Law constitutional and signaled the full implementation of the controversial measure. -Edcel lagman

The 15-year RH crusade is capped in triumph when the Supreme Court declared the RH Law constitutional and signaled the full implementation of the controversial measure. This monumental decision upholds the separation of Church and State and affirms the supremacy of government in secular concerns like health and socio-economic development. A grateful nation salutes the…

[Featured Photo] Panalo ang RH LAW! Lubusin ang Tagumpay, wakasan ang Kalbaryo ng Kababaihan! Pagpupugay sa Kagitingan ng Kababaihan!!! -Yuen Abana

Panalo ang RH LAW! Lubusin ang Tagumpay, wakasan ang Kalbaryo ng Kababaihan! Pagpupugay sa Kagitingan ng Kababaihan!!! “Karapatan ng kababaihan ang kakabit ng mga seksyong (Sections 7 at Karapatan ng kababaihan ang kakabit ng mga seksyong (Sections 7 at 23) na ‘di umano ay idedeklarang illegal ng Korte Suprema. Sana sa kabila ng haba ng…

[Announcement] Call for Abstract Submission-7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights-PNGOC

Call for Abstract Submission-7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights-PNGOC Abstract submission guidelines 300-500 word abstract addressing any of the topics of the parallel sessions of the planned 7th APCRSHR program. The abstract should include the objectives, methods/strategies, results, and future directions (beyond 2014). Formats can include paper or poster presentation.…

[People] Top ten issues for human rights in 2012 by Harry Roque

Top ten issues for human rights in 2012 Harry Roque’s blog Thoughts of an activist lawyer Here’s my choice for the top ten most important developments for Human Rights in the Philippines for 2012: 1. Passage of the Anti-Enforced Disappearance Law. Unfortunately, the passage of this law was overshadowed by the passage of the Reproductive…

[In the news] Quiet signing of RH law marks beginning of ‘reconciliation’ – Lagman -InterAksyon.com

Quiet signing of RH law marks beginning of ‘reconciliation’ – Lagman By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com December 29, 2012 MANILA, Philippines — The lack of fanfare with which President Benigno Aquino III signed the Reproductive Health law is Malacanang’s way of starting a reconciliation process to ensure the support of all sectors for the new statute,…

[In the news] RH, ‘desaparecidos’ bills now laws President signed without fanfare -INQUIRER.net

RH, ‘desaparecidos’ bills now laws President signed without fanfare December 29, 2012 Without fanfare, President Benigno Aquino III signed the reproductive health (RH) bill into law last Dec. 21. It was signed together with the Anti-Enforced Disappearance Act. The highly contentious RH law provides “universal access” to reproductive health services and supplies such as contraceptives.…

[Press Release] Landmark Law Crucial for Women’s Health -HRW

Philippines: Landmark Law Crucial for Women’s Health Legislators Expected to Pass Reproductive Health Bill Despite Church Opposition (Manila, December 16, 2012) – The Philippines’ expected passage of a reproductive health law will be a massive step forward to promote women’s health and lives, Human Rights Watch said today. The prime objectives of the Reproductive Health…

[In the news] Overwhelming case for the RH bill -INQUIRER.net

Overwhelming case for the RH bill. By Kaka Bag-ao, Teddy Baguilat Walden Bello and Kimi Cojuangco Philippine Daily Inquirer October 13, 2012 To its critics, the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RH) bill is the devilish product of a foreign conspiracy. The principal plotters in this conspiracy are three: the United Nations, the goal of…

[In the news] ‘Put RH bill to a vote now’ -PhilStar.com

‘Put RH bill to a vote now’ The Philippine Star September 09, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – Stop the dilatory tactics and simply put the Reproductive Health (RH) bill to a vote. This was the challenge issued yesterday by Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago to her colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives to determine once and…

[People] Last lap for the RH Bill? By Walden Bello

Afterthoughts Last lap for the RH Bill? By Walden Bello Philippine Daily Inquirer August 27, 2012 With Congress resuming deliberations after the nation was united in response to the unending rains of early August and brought together in mourning the untimely departure of DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo, the battle over the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill…

[Statement] Statement on the Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population and Development act bill -UN

Statement on the Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population and Development act bill August 5, 2012 More than 40 years ago, during the International Year for Human Rights, the Philippines joined the global community in proclaiming that individuals have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children.…