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No to RH Bill

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In the unlikely event that the RH Bill will be finally be put to a vote in the House of Representatives before the current session is over, every member of Congress should vote a resounding NO TO THE RH BILL. A law based on the assumption of the desirability of birth or population control is pure economic nonsense when all the kudos and praises being heaped on the Philippine economy by international organizations—both governmental and private—are citing the advantages of a growing and young population.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Blog | Read More »

DOH to distribute P500M worth of pills, condoms

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The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday said it would be distributing this year some P500 million worth of contraceptives, including condoms and birth control pills, as part of its renewed effort to reduce the rising maternal mortality rate (MMR) in the country.

Posted: June 19th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Growing population a boon or a drag to a more developed Philippines by 2050?

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A study recently published by multinational financial services firm HSBC says the Philippines, a middle-income country with about 26 percent of its population living below the poverty line, will be the 16th largest economy in the world by 2050.

Posted: February 27th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Uncategorized | Read More »

Why an aging population is not good for economy

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FEWER births mean less workers in the future. photo by Ma. Esther Salcedo-Posadas, Contributor

Imagine this scenario: The only child of two aging and sickly parents faces deep pressure to provide for all their needs since there are no siblings to help carry the burden.

Posted: November 19th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Little chance for RH Bill

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Despite the inclusion of the RH Bill in the priority list of the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC), it seems there is very little probability that it will be passed even in the House of Representatives. Much less will it make the Senate with all the legitimate objections being raised by Senate President Juan Ponce [...]

Posted: October 14th, 2011 in Blog,Columnists | Read More »

Maternal and child health as a central issue in the RH bill

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I’m looking forward to the final happy resolution of the stormy debates which the reproductive health (RH) bill controversy has been spawning. Disagreement and differences in opinions can be healthy up to a certain point, but when the debates generate more divergence and it already creates a yawning gap that cannot be bridged by objectivity [...]

Posted: June 3rd, 2011 in Columnists,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Zest for expansion

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LOW-PROFILE Chinese-Filipino magnate Alfredo Yao is not only refleeting his airline Zest Air to serve a niche market in aviation. Yao, with most of his businesses (like Zest Air) acquired in what he described as an “accidental” manner, recently diversified into the pharmaceutical business. The businessman has bought the aspirin brand “Cortal,” which was popular [...]

Posted: May 24th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

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