“Positive Effects and Impact of Reproductive Health Bill in the Philippines”

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Topic Title: ÔÇ£Positive Effects and Impact of Reproductive Health Bill in the PhilippinesÔÇØ

I. Introduction:

The first time the Reproductive Health Bill was proposed in1998. During the present 15th Congress, the RH Bills filed are those authored by House Minority Leader Edcel Lagman of Albay, HB 96; Iloilo Rep. Dale Bernard Tuddao, HB 101, Akbayan Representatives Kaka Bag-ao & Walden Bello; HB 513, Muntinlupa Representative Rodolfo Biazon, HB 1160, Iloilo Representative Augusto Syjuco, HB 1520, Gabriela Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan. In the Senate, Sen.┬áMiriam Defensor-Santiago┬áhas filed her own version of the RH bill which, she says, will be part of the countryÔÇÖs commitment to international covenants. On 31 January 2011, the House
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They are also obliged to monitor pregnant working employees among their workforce and ensure they are provided paid half-day prenatal medical leaves for each month of the pregnancy period that they are employed. The national government and local governments will ensure the availability of reproductive health care services, including family planning and prenatal care. Any person or public official who prohibits or restricts the delivery of legal and medically safe reproductive health care services will be meted penalty by imprisonment or a fine.

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