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Looking for hot sex ? Simply click that mouse or arrange it through SMS. This is sex in the Philippines today: secret but available, hidden but accessible, rampant and potentially dangerous.

Posted on January 20, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Health, In-Depth, Sectors

Using modern contraceptives or allowing the government to fund their supply are no longer contested issues for the majority of Filipinos today. A new survey shows that the adults’ only concern with the pending reproductive health bill in Congress is the provision on providing sex education in schools. About 69% of Filipinos aged 18 and [...]

Posted on November 30, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Health, Institutions, Sectors, The Legislature

A Harvard study shows that pregnant women who smoke have higher risk of giving birth to future criminals. Imagine what can happen to the Philippines, where 2.8 million women of reproductive age smoke. With more Filipino women turning to smoking, as a recent survey shows, the Philippines might be burdened with the prospective children of [...]

Posted on November 27, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Health, Sectors

Tuberculosis, among other communicable and preventable diseases, continues to ail thousands of Filipinos and threatens to afflict more with the emergence of a variety that is resistant to drugs. Based on government statistics, chronic tuberculosis has slid on the list of leading causes of illnesses and deaths in the country. From 5th among the top [...]

Posted on November 24, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Health, Sectors

Newsbreak is encouraging Filipino journalists interested in covering stories on health to submit story pitches for fellowships being offered under the Maggie De Pano Fund for Investigative Reporting on Health.

Posted on November 16, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Health, Newsbreak in the News, Sectors

With a president that is highly popular, a health secretary that is open-minded, and a fresh batch of lawmakers, the reproductive health bill has a bigger chance, more than ever, to get passed, public health experts said.

Posted on November 13, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Health, Sectors, Women & Children

The small rich population in the Philippines enjoys more support from state-managed health insurance program than the poor majority.

Posted on November 13, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Health, Sectors

The September 28 decision of the regional trial court of Tanauan, Batangas, allowing the health department to continue requiring graphic health warning on cigarette packs is not a small victory for tobacco control advocates.

Posted on October 22, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Health, Sectors

Two woman journalists have been selected as fellows of the Maggie de Pano Fund for Investigative Reporting on Health, which is being administered by Newsbreak for the first time.

Posted on October 5, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Health, Media

MANILA, Philippines—Men who face plenty of competition to find a mate have slightly shorter lives than those who don’t.

Posted on August 18, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Health

MANILA, Philippines—Two reproductive rights advocates challenged in court on Tuesday the appeal of a parents group to suspend the pilot testing of sex education modules in selected public schools.

Posted on June 29, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Current Events, Health, Sectors
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