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Philippines population control law gets judicial green light

Oliver M. Tuazon | 16 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: contraception, Philippines, population control
A so-called reproductive health law is “not unconstitutional” says the Supreme Court. But the new contraceptive era could easily become so.


The new Asian Tiger can cope

Bernardo Villegas | 18 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan
The Philippines is no longer a basket case. It will bounce back after Typhoon Haiyan.


A tale of two survivors

Charly Holganza | 14 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: natural disasters, Philippines, survival stories
A Philippine Air Force officer swept away by Typhoon Haiyan floated in rough seas for six hours with a 7-year-old boy.


A perfect storm of corruption and neglect

Doracie Zoleta-Nantes | 13 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: corruption, disaster preparedness, Philippines
Politicians are responsible for grievous neglect of disaster risk reduction in the Philippines.


Helping the Philippines recover from typhoon devastation

Michael Toole | 12 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: disaster relief, Philippines, public health
Aid will be welcome, but the most effective disaster response will be provided by the locals.


Working abroad, supporting the family at home

Vincenzina Santoro | 22 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: migrant workers, Philippines, remittances
Emigrants’ remittances are at the core of poverty alleviation in many developing countries.


Population imperialists show their hand in Manila

Francisco S. Tatad | 03 December 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Philippines, population control, Reproductive Health Bill
International heavyweights and Philippine business interests unite in a desperate bid to get a highly controversial bill passed.


And in this Corner…

Marcus Roberts | 15 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: contraception, Manny Pacquiao, Philippines, population growth
The Philippines is locked in a battle about contraception and a heavyweight has joined the debate.


Big Ups for Briggy Hall

Marcus Roberts | 29 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Biggy Hall, enterprise, Philippines, population control, poverty
A new project in Phillipines is helping the people set up their own food businesses - a much better way of alleviating poverty than population control.


Can the Philippines keep AIDS at bay if it embraces condom culture?

Angelo S. Porciuncula and Oliver M. Tuazon | 05 March 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: birth control, HIVAIDS, Philippines
The advance of AIDS in the Philippines has been "low and slow", but birth control ideology could unleash a full-blown epidemic.


Philippine youth say YUP! to development, NOPE to population control

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 October 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Philippines, population control, youth
Nine young members of the Philippines Legislature have formed a new offensive against the highly controversial Reproductive Health Bill that is still being debated in the national Congress.


The earth on Good Friday

Sheila Liaugminas | 23 April 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Earth Day, Easter, environmental stewardship, Good Friday, Philippines
According to the Bible, it quaked. Something to recall this year as Earth Day falls on Good Friday.


Filipinos debate population control

Marcus Roberts | 30 March 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Philippines, population control
Earlier this year “The Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population and Development Act of 2011” unanimously passed the House Committee on Population and Family Relations in the Philippines. This means that this controversial Bill is a step closer towards becoming law. Why is it controversial?


Philippines population bill speaks with forked tongue

Anna Halpine | 03 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Philippines, population control, reproductive health
Who really believes women’s reproductive health is the main concern in House Bill 96?


Philippines elections 2010: automated fraud?

Rosa Linda Valenzona | 06 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: electronic voting, Philippines
United States voters worried about electronic voting should pay close attention to the recent Philippines elections.


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