Senator Shahani, or LRS, as we fondly address her, was PLCPD’s founding chairperson. She was a pioneering advocate of population and development and reproductive health in the country. Her involvement on these issues covers not only her tenure as a politician but virtually all aspects of her public life—as educator, diplomat, citizen, and quintessential public servant.
Thank you, LRS, for being a trailblazer. You paved the way for the next generations of policy champions in Congress to sustain the advocacy and push for people-centered laws.