Duterte wants full implementation of RH Law

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 25 2016 05:32 PM

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday insisted that the implementation of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law "must be put into full force and effect."

Duterte said couples, especially the poor, must have freedom of informed choice on the number and spacing of their children.

The RH law requires government health centers to supply free condoms and birth control pills. It also requires that public health workers receive family planning training.

Although the Aquino administration was able to pass the RH law in 2012, P1 billion for artificial contraceptives meant to be distributed to poor couples was scrapped in the 2016 national budget by the Senate.

ABS-CBN News, 25 July 2016