Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the announcement of the Reproductive Health bill being signed into law was put off due to the "sensitivity" of the measure.
President Aquino called for reconciliation on Saturday after a "divisive" birth control act was signed into law despite bitter opposition from the influential Catholic church. Making sex education and contraceptives more widely available to the poor, the landmark legislation takes effect in mid-January.
MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang on Saturday confirmed President Benigno Aquino III has signed the controversial Reproductive Health bill into law, after keeping mum on the matter Friday night.
MANILA, Philippines - A group of journalists and lawyers filed on Thursday a petition asking the Supreme Court (SC) to declare unconstitutional the libel provision under the Revised Penal Code (RPC).
New Year’s Eve na sa Lunes! Kaya sinamantala na ng ilan nating kababayan na umuwi sa kani-kanilang probinsya para makasama ang kanilang mga mahal sa buhay sa Media Noche.
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - President Benigno Aquino will formally announce that he has signed the reproductive health (RH) bill into law on Sunday, December 30, a source said.
MANILA, Philippines - Malacanang on Friday appealed to the public to minimize firecracker-related injuries when they welcome 2013.
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - The Palace has remained silent on President Benigno Aquino's signature on the reproductive health bill.
MANILA, Philippines - Nine in 10 Filipinos view 2013 with hope, according to a new Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.
MANILA – The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of charges against 23 officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and another individual over an allegedly anomalous repair and maintenance of 28 units of a V-150 light armored vehicle worth P400 million in 2007.