Health Secretary Enrique Ona (2013) said, “The (RH) Law will empower women, through informed choice and voluntarism, improve access to information, facilities and services, increased stability and sustainability of health policy across national and local government.” The long debate over the once-called RH Bill has finally been concluded. Some of the highlights of the Law’s Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) include the further development of the health service, hiring and training of skilled health professionals, and the continuous review and close monitoring of the reproductive health programs. Although the RH Law is said to be revolutionary, it is still considered as “controversial”. This particular Law is a vital factor for the complete employment of the Philippine government’s widespread health care policy, which aims to reduce deaths due to pregnancy or giving birth, and improve overall reproductive health of the Filipinos. According to the United Nations Population Fund (2009), and the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (2012), “More mothers die from childbirth due to the poor implementation of modern family planning methods, bad public health service, and more.” The revolutionary RH Law, as proclaimed by Albay Representative Edcel Lagman, the principal author of the Bill, will not have immediate results. It is said that even with much work and plenty of funds, for the free contraceptives, the Law’s results may approximately initiate after five years. Even the authors of the Bill, now a Law, sadly announced that the RH Law is not perfect; much improvement and revision is still taking place. With the implementation of this Law, the government hopes to see great changes, especially on our public and reproductive health. As it was mentioned before, these changes include the improved access to information, facilities and services, increased stability and sustainability of health policy across national and local government. Hopefully, with their
RH Bill is NOW RH Law!
After 14 years of struggle, the Reproductive Health Bill has finally been passed into law!
Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino III quietly signed the bill into law last December 21, 2012, four days away before Christmas – for me the best Christmas gift for Filipino women and youth especially us RH advocates who were tireless in our efforts to lobby, dialogue, march on the streets and campaign for the passage of the RH Bill into a law. The new law will now be called….
who prudently and generously decide to have a large family or by those who, for serious reasons and with due respect for the moral law, choose not to have children for the time being or even for an indeterminate period (Humane vitae). If we examine the innate drives and emotions of man, responsible parenthood expresses the dominion which reason and will must exert over them. Everything directly related to the transmission of life participates in the creative power of God; consequently, it should be….
write this reaction paper I had to read the Bill twice and read somearticles, reaction and comments in the internet I had read books and research which isrelated to reproductive health, sex education and Bioethics, for me to fully understandwhat was the RH bill all about and the reason of the creation of this bill.Poverty, the main problems that the Philippine is facing today and they say thatthe primary factors that lead to poverty is due to overpopulation, the Philippines has apopulation of 64,318,120….
The State Vs.The Church”. This has been the perception of the people when RH Law or The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10354) has been tackled. The RH Law has been a controversial bill during the time was not yet passed but now the current president of the Philippines; His Excellency President Benigno Simeon Aquino III signed it on December 21, 2012. The government wants it pass because it cares for its people, giving the mothers a privilege….
The historic RH law is not only a statute that will protect and promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights of Filipinos and enhance maternal and infant health. It is also a calamity-risk reduction strategy and a climate change mitigation and adaptation policy.
The nexus among population, reproductive health and climate change are empirically given as they are well-established and validated.
The absence of a comprehensive and national policy on RH also contributed….
” Our country is blessed with natural resources that have the ability to support its people’s needs and wants, only if we be more decisive with using these natural resources of ours. I do not think that the Philippines is over-populated; the only reason why we think we are over-populated is because many of our countrymen move to the urban cities to find ways to support their needs, that is why NCR is very “crowded”. Also the reason why we are at crisis, why we are experiencing poverty is because….
The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10354), informally known as the Reproductive Health Law or RH Law, is a law in the Philippines, which guarantees universal access to methods of contraception, fertility control, sexual education, and maternal care.
I believe the law views the human person as not only a mere receiver of God’s gifts but also as their steward. The Bible teaches that sexual intercourse is a gift from God that should be stewarded….
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH LAW
Reproductive Health Law is one of the most controversial laws that were passed by the legislative branch of our government. Republic Act No. 10354 or commonly known as the RH Law was said to be important because it encourages responsible parenthood within the country. As an ordinary citizen of our country, I can say that now is the time to implement such kind of law because poverty as well as our population is continuously rising while our country’s….
and this is the implementation of "Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10354)" informally known as Reproductive Health Law. This law not only gives voice and empowerment to women but also gives responsibilities to men and the rights of the children to be happy (granting them future). The R.H. law gives emphasis to women's health through the use of family planning through the use of either the "Calendar method" or through the use of pills and condoms (the….
Republic of the Philippines
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Quezon City, Metro Manila
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 17
Introduced by HONORABLE EDCEL C. LAGMAN
The present population of the country of 88.7 million has galloped from 60.7 million 17 years ago. This makes the Philippines the 12th most populous nation in the world today.The Filipino women’s fertility rate of 3.05% is at the upper bracket of 206 countries. With four babies born every….