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Business Groups Press for RH Law

By Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 26, – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s top business groups are pushing for the immediate implementation of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law, saying it is necessary for the country to achieve inclusive economic growth.

“We maintain our position that this health measure, which underwent more than 14 years of thorough deliberation and was definitively passed by both chambers of Congress, reflects the true will of the people and is an illustration that democracy prevails in our nation,” read a joint statement prepared by the Employers Confederation of the Philippines, Makati Business Club, Management Association of the Philippines and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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After Visiting Manila Slums, European Legislators Call for Passage of RH Bill

ANDREO CALONZO, GMA NEWS August 30, 2012 2:25pm

Pregnant teenage girls. Young children being left to fend for themselves. Couples with 16 kids struggling to raise their families.

These were some of the images that greeted European legislators when they visited urban poor communities in Metro Manila this week.
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NEDA Chief: Population Growth is Stunting PHL Economy

KIMBERLY JANE TAN, GMA NEWS August 6, 2012 2:01pm

Amid raging debates on the need for a Reproductive Health (RH) bill, the head of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on Monday said the rapid population growth in the Philippines is putting a drag on Philippine economic performance.

“Clearly, yung rapid population growth constrains our ability to move to a higher, long-term growth,” NEDA director-general Arsenio Balisacan said in an interview with reporters after the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) briefed the Senate Monday on the 2013 budget.
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Business Groups Urge Approval of Reproductive Health Bill

Posted on August 05, 2012 11:21:23 PM

IMMEDIATE passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill was urged yesterday by business groups, ahead of a House of Representatives vote tomorrow on ending protracted debates on the controversial priority measure.

The Employers Confederation of the Philippines, Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines, Makati Business Club (MBC), Management Association of the Philippines and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry reiterated their support for universal access to family planning methods as a way to alleviate poverty and improve maternal and child health care.
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WHO, UN Body Say Phl Needs RH Law

By Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) Updated April 21, 2012 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) cited yesterday the need for the Philippines to have a law on reproductive health (RH) to institutionalize policies and programs on maternal and child health.

In a press conference highlighting “162 to 52 Summit on Maternal and Child Health,” UNFPA Country Representative Ugochi Daniels said without an RH law, efforts to prevent mothers and children from dying depend on the “coalitions of women who do advocacies to potentially win partnership at the local level.”

“What a national policy will ensure is that the reproductive state of the Filipinos is protected and mandated at the national level,” she said.

WHO Country Representative Dr. Soe Nyunt-u agreed that the “RH bill is of paramount importance for the welfare of the Filipino people.”
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European Union Backs Reproductive Health Bill, Warns vs Rapid Population Growth

By Jose Rodel Clapano (The Philippine Star) Updated March 04, 2009 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The European Union (EU) has expressed its full support for the Reproductive Health (RH) bill.

In a speech delivered at a recent forum on Reproductive Health, Ambassador Alistair MacDonald, head of the Delegation of the European Commission in the Philippines, said the RH bill will enhance the anti-poverty and pro-development policy framework in the country.
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