Rep. Janette L. Garin on Maternal Deaths

There may have been a variance in data since the studies used different methodologies, but the fact is, there are mothers dying every day due to pregnancy and childbirth related complications.  Whether we use the high estimate of 11 and the low estimate of six mothers, we still have to address the issue of maternal deaths.  The passage of the Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population Development Act of 2011 is still very crucial to ensure funding from the government.

As it is today, the lack of a comprehensive national law on RH worsens the condition as there is no assured budget for family planning and reproductive health education and services.  Funding and services are dependent on the whims of the local chief executive.  RH law will standardize the RH services across the country.

We call on the anti-RH groups to refrain from confusing the public making it appear that there is no need for this law, just to push for their agenda of blocking the passage of the bill. We have to respond to the clamor of the majority of the Filipino people for a national policy that will ensure access to RH services. This call has been constantly confirmed by survey results.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 13 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 23 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.

She is a co-founder and a member of the editorial board of Blog Watch . She is a resource speaker on media literacy, social media , blogging, digital citizenship, good governance, transparency, parenting, women’s rights and wellness, and cyber safety.

Her personal blogs such as (parenting) , (recipes), (gadgets) and (lifestyle), keep her busy outside of Blog Watch.


I am an advocate. I am NOT neutral. I will NOT give social media mileage to members of political clans, epal, a previous candidate for the same position and those I believe are a waste of taxpayers’ money.

I do not support or belong to any political party.

She was a Senior Consultant for ALL media engagements for the PCOO-led Committee on Media Affairs & Strategic Communications (CMASC) under the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council from January 4 -July 5, 2017. Having been an ASEAN advocate since 2011, she has written extensively about the benefits of the ASEAN community and as a region of opportunities on Blog Watch and

Organization affiliation includes Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation

Updated Juky 15, 2019

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