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Keeping the Philippine Dream Alive

Investors see the first hints of pro-growth reform momentum. Link to original Global investors have spent the past few years flitting from one Asian economy to another in search of promising returns, like hummingbirds in search of nectar. From Vietnam to India to Sri Lanka to Indonesia, they’ve ended up disappointed. Now those investors are […]

What is driving the Philippines’ surprisingly strong growth?

Link to original Hong Kong (CNN) — As emerging markets slump and the euro zone continues to struggle, the Philippine economy made a surprising surge in the first part of this year. The slowdowns in BRIC countries, China in particular, are feared to drag down the global economy. But in the first quarter of 2012, […]

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Legislators laud Palma’s call to shun pro-RH candidates

Legislators laud Palma’s call to shun pro-RH candidates

MANILA, May 21, 2012— It seems a simple statement from a Church official about responsible voting for the faithful is generating more affirmative reactions than skeptics would prefer. Members of the House of Representatives praised Cebu Archbishop Jose S. Palma’s recent call on the faithful to refrain from voting for politicians who support the reproductive […]

A Bill to Resist: Let not the RH Bill pass

A Bill to Resist: Let not the RH Bill pass

By Brian Caulfield Link to original Recently I spent two weeks in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, and I am happy to report that the faith of the people is still strong in that majority Catholic country. Yet there are rumblings against the faith on the horizon. In the United States, we have the […]

Teenage pregnancy more opportunity than catastrophe, says study

Authors urge politicians to tackle social disadvantage rather than stigmatising young parenthood Amelia Gentleman guardian.co.uk Link to original Teenage pregnancy is not the symbol of a broken society, as claimed by many politicians, but can be a positive force for good, a study published next week will say. The research describes how teenage parenthood has […]

Teen pregnancies increase after sex education classes

By David Bamber The Telegraph Home Affairs Editor Link to original Teenage pregnancies have risen fastest in areas of the country where the Government has specifically targeted resources to reduce them, a new survey has revealed. The report, to be published tomorrow, says that the explicit sex education leaflets and free condoms provided to under-age […]

Mindoro’s Iraya Mangyan tribe refuses population control

Mindoro’s Iraya Mangyan tribe refuses population control

  MANILA, March 19, 2012 — Population control efforts among Mindoro’s local Iraya Mangyan tribe remained futile after rural health workers failed to introduce birth control methods to tribal members. Iraya Mangyan indigenous people refusing artificial contraception insisted that they need more children for their community to grow and to have more help in tending […]

The Truth About Human Love – Orientations on Conjugal Love, Gender Ideology and Family Legislation

“By its very nature the gift of the person must be lasting and irrevocable. The indissolubility of marriage flows in the first place from the very essence of that gift: the gift of one person to another person. This reciprocal giving of self reveals the spousal nature of love. In their marital consent the bride […]