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Posted on July 17, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Health, In-Depth, Multimedia, Video, Women & Children

To commemorate World Population Day, advocates urge passage of controversial measure

Posted on July 11, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Current Events, Health, Sectors, Women & Children

The controversial ordinance on condoms takes a backseat. For how long?

Posted on June 4, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Current Events, Health, Sectors, Women & Children, Youth

The RH bill offers a comprehensive package of reproductive health measures including, but not limited, to artificial methods of contraception. It does not compel anyone into availing of these. Nobody is proposing to go door-to-door to poke diaphragms into women of reproductive age or perform vasectomies on Catholic priests.

Posted on May 28, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Carla Montemayor, Health, Sectors, Voices, Women & Children

Rise in HIV cases among OFWs shows prevention program is not enough

Posted on May 28, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Health, In-Depth, Sectors

By EDWIN ESPEJO Maggie De Pano Fellow MANILA, Philippines—Of Philhealth’s total P26.4 billion premium contribution collection of as of November 2010, about 6 percent or P1.7 billion was sourced from sponsored programs by local government units (LGUs). At present, the monthly premium contribution of fixed income-earning members is 2.5 per cent of their monthly salary [...]

Posted on May 27, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Health, In-Depth, Investigations, Sectors

More field inspections, tougher laws vs erring hospitals & doctors

Posted on May 26, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Health, In-Depth, Sectors

The case filed by Philhealth against the General Santos Doctors Hospital, Inc. (GSDHI) illustrates the collusion between hospitals and physicians to defraud the health insurance provider.

Posted on May 25, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Health, In-Depth, Sectors

MANILA, Philippines—Morality and medicine dominated the televised debate on the Reproductive Health bill, which aired on May 22 on GMANewstv. Six representatives each from the pro and anti-RH bill side argued over the moral and health issues surrounding House Bill 4244, or the Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population Development Act of 2011,which, among others, [...]

Posted on May 23, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Health, Sectors, Women & Children

Risa Hontiveros’s rebuttal to Archbishop Oscar Cruz’s essay

Posted on May 23, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Health, Sectors, Voices, Women & Children

But Senate president is clearly against it. ‘I do not want to tinker with God’s design.’

Posted on May 23, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Congress, Health, Institutions, Sectors, The Legislature, Women & Children
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