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Victory in the Supreme Court: Reproductive Health Law is Constitutional

By a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court declared the Reproductive Health Law as constitutional. This is the final victory of a long-fought battle – one that lasted almost two decades and several Congresses – to provide Filipinos with a most basic right: the right to reproductive health. Today, this gives us the green light to […]

Every child deserves a 5th Birthday: Child Survival Call to Action

On June 14 and 15, 2012 delegates from all over the world met in Washington DC to renew their commitment to ending preventable child deaths as part of the Millennium Development Goals.   I was one of those delegates from the Philippines, along with Dr Eric Tayag , Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health. Child […]

Senate's Launch of our Film Showing on the State of Maternal and Child Health

8 March 2011 Senate of the Philippines Film Showing on the State of Maternal and Child Health Last March, in  celebration  of Women’s month, my office and the Senate, in cooperation with Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity of UP Manila College of Medicine, hosted a  film showing on women’s lives. The films which include a documentary and short […]