Archive | December, 2012

The #RHLaw is Republic Act No. 10354 otherwise known as “The Responsible Parenthood & Reproductive Health Act of 2012″


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From the Statement of Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte: On the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 Today, Republic Act No. 10354, or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012, has been published online in the Official Gazette, after being signed by President Aquino on December 21, 2012. The law will take effect 15 days […]

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Summary of Our Competitiveness Rankings


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This is a press statement from Bill Luz. As we head for the end of the year, here’s a summary of how we performed in various global competitiveness reports in 2012 : – In the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index, we rose 10 ranks to No. 65 out of 144 countries. We were also […]

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Video Greeting: The year that was in Blog Watch..Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays


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Here is our video greeting. Merry Christmas from our Blog Watch family. Here are some tips to enjoy the season. Manage Holiday Stress—Don’t Let Stress Manage You 1. Keep expectations for the season realistic; therefore, set goals that are reasonable for you. Before beginning a task, make a list and prioritize the important activities. 2. […]

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Milestone Law Criminalizes Forced Disappearances

Aquino Enacts First Law of its Kind in Asia (Manila, December 21, 2012) – The new law that criminalizes enforced disappearances in the Philippines is the first of its kind in Asia and a major milestone in ending this horrific human rights violation, Human Rights Watch said today. President Benigno S. Acquino III signed the […]

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Pro RH groups commend both houses for Passage of the Reproductive Health Bill


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Manila – As the RH bill is approved on the third and final reading in Congress and Senate last night, Reproductive health (RH) advocates commends PRO RH legislators for their unwavering support for its passage. The RH bill pending since 1998 until last night was truly a “history in the making” for women and families […]

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How your House Reps & Senators voted for #RHBill in the final reading


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The House of Representatives passed the RH bill on third and final reading with 133 Yes votes and 79 No votes. There were seven who abstained. According to Rep. Mitos Magsaysay, 25 representatives who voted NO were absent today. At around the same time , the Senate, voting 13-8 passed its version on second and […]

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