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House passes RH bill on second reading

By Karen Boncocan INQUIRER.net – MANILA, Philippines—After fourteen years of being stuck in Congress, legislators finally put to a historic vote and passed the Reproductive Health Bill before dawn Thursday. With 113 votes on affirmative, 104 negative and three abstention, the RH Bill was approved on second reading, the Read more »

Miriam: RH bill can’t be held hostage by one senator

By Marvin Sy (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago yesterday said she will not allow the Reproductive Health (RH) bill to be held hostage by the whims of one person and have it take a backseat indefinitely. Santiago and Sen. Pia Cayetano, co-author of the RH Read more »

Meatless Mondays movement pushes veggies on Pinoys

By Laurel Fantauzzo – Heart disease. Cancer. Diabetes. Stroke. Obesity. Last month, on October 17, the start of National Health Education Week, Dr. Custer Deocaris faced hundreds of students at Tarlac State University, asking them if any of their loved ones were stricken with these ills.

Miriam, Tito Sotto spar over RH bill

by Chiara Zambrano MANILA, Philippines – “Mahihirapang magkumbinsihan dito.” This is how Senator Tito Sotto assessed the outcome of plenary debates on the reproductive health (RH) bill, after the first interpellation adjourned past 6 in the evening on Monday. The interpellation, with RH bill co-sponsors Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago Read more »

FVR, celebs give boost to RH bill

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abs-cbnNEWS.com MANILA, Philippines – Former President Fidel V. Ramos, lawmakers, Cabinet officials, members of the academe, and celebrities aired their support for the reproductive health (RH) bill and President Benigno Aquino III during the launch of their Purple Ribbon campaign on Wednesday.

Nurses join 5-day strike in protest over healthcare fees

By Henni Espinosa OAKLAND, California – About 800 nurses from Children’s Hospital of Oakland began a 5-day strike this morning. About 30 percent of the staff are Filipino. The walkout is to protest management’s efforts to make the nurses pay a portion of their health care insurance, which would Read more »