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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is expressing concern over the non-inclusion of contraceptives in the Philippine government’s 2016 national budget, citing implications on poor families’ access to much-needed family planning supplies and the country’s development targets in general. In recent years that the Aquino administration has shown its resolve in implementing a strategic family planning…

With five votes favorable to Senator Grace Poe on the disqualification case in the disqualification case filed against her by the 2013 defeated senatorial candidate Rizalito David from the Ang Kapatiran party. Senate Electoral Tribunal members Senators Vicente Sotto III, Pia Cayetano, Loren Legarda, Cynthia Villar, and Benigno Aquino IV voted in favor of her…

UNICEF Philippines’ National Goodwill Ambassador Gary Valenciano visits UNICEF’s child centred Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programmes to learn about how children are involved in disaster risk management, as the devastation from the recent powerful Typhoon Koppu/Lando become clear. Children have the right to be protected from the effects of disasters. The hazards that the Philippines…

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