March 23, 2016
After more than one decade in the legislative mill, the Reproductive Health and Responsible Parenthood (RPRH) bill was enacted into law in December 2012. However, the struggle to provide reproductive health information and free family planning services continues as anti-RH forces weaken the implementation of the law.
A recent Pulse Asia survey reveals that an overwhelming majority (95%) of Filipinos believe that it is important to have the ability to plan their families. The same survey also shows majority of Filipinos say that the government should allocate funds for family planning and that candidates should include family planning among their priority agenda.
PLCPD will share the detailed results of the survey, conducted on February 15-20, with the media and civil society partners on March 29, as it calls on voters to elect the right leaders who will heed the people’s voice and champion the full and meaningful implementation of the RPRH Law.