Sunday, November 27, 2011

KC confirms break-up with Piolo

MANILA, Philippines – After evading the media for so long, television host KC Concepcion finally admitted that she and her boyfriend, actor Piolo Pascual, have called it quits.
In a taped interview with “The Buzz” aired on Sunday, Concepcion tearfully admitted that she and Pascual have parted ways.
Asked what was the reason for their break-up, Concepcion meaningfully said: “May mga hinahanap ako na napaka-basic lang na hanapin ng isang babae sa isang boyfriend, sa isang lalaki. Ayaw ko na siguro pumunta sa details kasi parang ayaw kong siraan siya.”
Concepcion said she came to a point when she felt that she has already given too much and she got tired of always trying to understand Pascual.
“Let’s just say na lahat talaga kaya ko... tinanggap ko ang anak niya. Kahit may mga times na hindi ko siya maintindihan, tinanggap ko kasi sinasabi sa akin ng mga kaibigan namin na personality niya yun,” she said.
“Kapag may mga bagay na hindi ako sang-ayon na dapat ginagawa sa isang babae, tinatanggap ko kasi naniniwala ako na mabait siyang tao. May mga bagay na hindi ko na kayang lunukin. Hindi ko na kaya yun tanggapin,” she added.
Concepcion, however, noted that it’s also partly her fault because she badly wanted their relationship to work.
“Kasalanan ko naman ito sa sarili ko, Tito Boy, kasi ginusto ko naman ‘to ‘di ba. Gusto ko ‘to eh ‘di ba? Kasalanan ko ito kasi pinaglaban ko pa eh. Ginusto ko eh. At saka sobra sobra talaga akong nagtiwala sobra,” she said while crying.
Concepcion said she learned a lot about herself in her relationship with Pascual, but she has come to realize that it won't just work anymore even if she has given him several chances to make things right.
She admitted she is mad right now but she refused to answer whether there is a third party.
Asked what she thinks is her shortcoming in their relationship, Concepcion said: “Masakit mang sabihin, hindi ako yung...siguro nag-fail din ako, dahil hindi ako yung kailangan niya sa buhay niya or hindi ako yung hinahanap niya sa buhay niya. And hindi ko mabigay sa kanya yung kailangan niya.”
While she declined to give a message to Pascual, Concepcion said she only has one wish, which is to find her one true love.
Meanwhile, Megastar Sharon Cuneta said she believes her daughter will get through her problem.
Cuneta also vowed to be by her daughter’s side every step of the way.
“It's not my relationship, they're adults na so they know how to handle what's coming their way. She's a strong girl, I think she knows now about the people she should value more now. If anything, this made KC and I closer than ever,” she told ABS-CBN News.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Manny Pangilinan Buy Digitel

Kinumpirma na ng Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT)The PLDT Logo ang balitang bibilhin nito ang majority shares ng Digitel Telecommunications Philippines Inc. (DTPI), ang operator ng Sun Cellular.

Ayon sa ulat ng GMA News Online last March 29, 51.5 percent ang balak na kuhanin ng PLDT mula sa DTPI. Matatapos umano ang transaksyon sa second quarter ng 2011.

Ang business tycoon na si Manny Pangilinan Photo of Mannyang may-ari ng PLDT. Bukod dito, pag-aari rin ni Pangilinan ang Red Mobile at ang Smart Communications.

Si Pangilinan din ang may-ari ng TV5, at may shares din siya sa Meralco.

Dahil sa pagkakakuha ni Pangilinan sa DTPI, dalawa na lamang ang competitors sa local mobile telecom market: ang PLDT at Globe Telecom.

Samantala, ang pamilya Gokongwei naman ang namamahala ng JG Summit Holdings, Inc., na dating namamahala sa DTPI.

[Ang Summit Media, kasama ang PEP, ay nasa ilalim din ng JG Summit.]
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Sunday, March 27, 2011

RH Bill No. 5043 Full Text

RH Bill No. 5043 Full Text
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* SWS Poll January 2010 – 38% will vote for candidates who support the bill, 68% favor all forms of family planning made available in public health centers
* Reproductive health bill: Facts, fallacies
* presidentiables stand on population growth
* Ateneo Professor’s Position Paper RH Bill 5043
* RH Bill 5043 SWS Survey
* RH Bill No. 5043 Full Text




Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. Short Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Reproductive Health and Population Development Act of 2008“.

SEC. 2. Declaration of Policy. – The State upholds and promotes responsible parenthood, informed choice, birth spacing and respect for life in conformity with internationally recognized human rights standards.

The State shall uphold the right of the people, particularly women and their organizations, to effective and reasonable participation in the formulation and implementation of the declared policy.

This policy is anchored on the rationale that sustainable human development is better assured with a manageable population of healthy, educated and productive citizens.

The State likewise guarantees universal access to medically-safe, legal, affordable and quality reproductive health care services, methods, devices, supplies and relevant information thereon even as it prioritizes the needs of women and children,among other underprivileged sectors.

SEC. 3. Guiding Principles. – This Act declares the following as basic guiding principles:

a. In the promotion of reproductive health, there should be no bias for either modern or natural methods of family planning;

b. Reproductive health goes beyond a demographic target because it is principally about health and rights;

c. Gender equality and women empowerment are central elements of reproductive health and population development;

d. Since manpower is the principal asset of every country, effective reproductive health care services must be given primacy to ensure the birth and care of healthy children and to promote responsible parenting;

e. The limited resources of the country cannot be suffered to, be spread so thinly to service a burgeoning multitude that makes the allocations grossly inadequate and effectively meaningless;

f. Freedom of informed choice, which is central to the exercise of any right, must be fully guaranteed by the State like the right itself;

g. While the number and spacing of children are left to the sound judgment of parents and couples based on their personal conviction and religious beliefs, such concerned parents and couples, including unmarried individuals, should be afforded free and full access to relevant, adequate and correct information on reproductive health and human sexuality and should be guided by qualified State workers and professional private practitioners;

h. Reproductive health, including the promotion of breastfeeding, must be the joint concern of the National Government and Local Government Units(LGUs);

i. Protection and promotion of gender equality, women empowerment and human rights, including reproductive health rights, are imperative;

j. Development is a multi-faceted process that calls for the coordination and integration of policies, plans, programs and projects that seek to uplift the quality of life of the people, more particularly the poor, the needy and the marginalized;

k. Active participation by and thorough consultation with concerned non-government organizations (NGOs), people’s organizations (POs) and communities are imperative to ensure that basic policies, plans, programs and projects address the priority needs of stakeholders;

l. Respect for, protection and fulfillment of reproductive health rights seek to promote not only the rights and welfare of adult individuals and couples but those of adolescents’ and children’s as well; and

m. While nothing in this Act changes the law on abortion, as abortion remains a crime and is punishable, the government shall ensure that women seeking care for post-abortion complications shall be treated and counseled in a humane, non-judgmental and compassionate manner.

SEC. 4. Definition of Terms. – For purposes of this Act, the following terms shall be defined as follows:

a. Responsible Parenthood – refers to the will, ability and cornmitTrient of parents to respond to the needs and aspirations of the family and children more particularly through family planning;

b. Family Planning – refers to a program which enables couple, and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children and to have the information and means to carry out their decisions, and to have informed choice and access to a full range of safe, legal and effective family planning methods, techniques and devices.

c. Reproductive Health -refers to the state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its funcitions and processes. This implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life, that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so, provided that these are not against the law. This further implies that women and men are afforded equal status in matters related to sexual relations and reproduction.

d. Reproductive Health Rights – refers to the rights of individuals and couples do decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing and timing of their children; to make other decisions concerning reproduction free of discrimination, coercion and violence; to have the information and means to carry out their decisions; and to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health.

e. Gender Equality – refers to the absence of discrimination on the basis of a person’s sex, in opportunities, allocation of resources and benefits, and access to services.

f. Gender Equity – refers to fairness and justice in the distribution of benefits and responsibilities between women and men, and often requires. women-specific projects and programs to eliminate existing inequalities, inequities, policies and practices unfavorable too women.

g. Reproductive Health Care – refers to the availability of and access to a full range of methods, techniques, supplies and services that contribute to reproductive and sexual health and well-being by preventing and solving reproductive health-related problems in order to achieve enhancement of life and personal relations. The elements of reproductive health care include:

1. Maternal, infant and child health and nutrition;

2. Promotion of breastfeeding;

3. Family planning information end services;

4. Prevention of abortion and management of post-abortion complications;

5. Adolescent and youth health;

6. Prevention and management of reproductive tract infections (RTIs), HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmittable infections (STIs);

7. Elimination ofviolence against women;

8. Education and counseling on sexuality and sexual and reproductive health;

9. Treatment of breast and reproductive tract cancers and other gynecological conditions;

10. Male involvement and participation in reproductive health;,

11. Prevention and treatmentof infertility and sexual dysfunction; and

12. Reproductive health education for the youth.

h. Reproductive Health Education – refers to the process of acquiring complete, accurate and relevant information on all matters relating to the reproductive system, its functions and processes and human sexuality; and forming attitudes and beliefs about sex, sexual identity, interpersonal relationships, affection, intimacy and gender roles. It also includes developing the necessary skills do be able to distinguish between facts and myths on sex and sexuality; and critically evaluate. and discuss the moral, religious, social and cultural dimensions of related sensitive issues such as contraception and abortion.

i. Male involvement and participation – refers to the involvement, participation, commitment and joint responsibility of men with women in all areas of sexual and reproductive health, as well as reproductive health concerns specific to men.

j. Reproductive tract infection (RTI) – refers do sexually transmitted infections, sexually transmitted diseases and other types of-infections affecting the reproductive system.

k. Basic Emergency Obstetric Care – refers to lifesaving services for maternal complication being provided by a health facility or professional which must include the following six signal functions: administration of parenteral antibiotics; administration of parrenteral oxyttocic drugs; administration of parenteral anticonvulsants for pre-eclampsia and iampsia; manual removal of placenta; and assisted vaginal delivery.

l. Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric Care – refers to basic emergency obstetric care plus two other signal functions: performance of caesarean section and blood transfusion.

m. Maternal Death Review – refers to a qualitative and in-depth study of the causes of maternal death with the primary purpose of preventing future deaths through changes or additions to programs, plans and policies.

n. Skilled Attendant – refers to an accredited health professional such as a licensed midwife, doctor or nurse who has adequate proficiency and the skills to manage normal (uncomplicated) pregnancies, childbirth and the immediate postnatal period, and in the identification, management and referral of complication in women and newborns.

o. Skilled Attendance – refers to childbirth managed by a skilled attendant under the enabling conditions of a functional emergencyobstetric care and referral system.

p. Development – refers to a multi-dimensional process involving major changes in social structures, popular attitudes, and national institutions as well as the acceleration of economic growth, the reduction of inequality and the eradication of widespread poverty.

q. Sustainable Human Development – refers to the totality of the process of expending human choices by enabling people to enjoy long, healthy and productive lives, affording them access to resources needed for a decent standard of living and assuring continuity and acceleration of development by achieving a balance between and among a manageable population, adequate resources and a healthy environment.

r. Population Development – refers to a program that aims to: (1) help couples and parents achieve their desired family size; (2) improve reproductive health of individuals by addressing reproductive health problems; (3) contribute to decreased maternal and infant mortality rates and early child mortality; (4) reduce incidence of teenage pregnancy; and (5) enable government to achieve a balanced population distribution.

SEC. 5. The Commission on Population (POPC0NI). – Pursuant to the herein declared policy, the Commission on Population (POPCOM) shall serve as the central planning, coordinating, implementing and monitoring body for the comprehensive and integrated policy on reproductive health and population development. In the implementation of this policy, POPCOM, which shall be an attached agency of the Department of Health (DOH) shall have the following functions:

a. To create an enabling environment for women and couples to make an informed choice regarding the family planning method that is best suited to their needs and personal convictions;

b. To integrate on a continuing basis the interrelated reproductive health and population development agenda into a national policy, taking into account regional and local concerns;

c. To provide the mechanism to ensure active and full participation of the private sector and the citizenry through their organizations in the planning and implementation of reproductive health care and population development programs and projects;

d. To ensure people’s access to medically safe, legal, quality and affordable reproductive health goods and services;

e. To facilitate the involvement and participation of non-government organizations and the private sector in reproductive health care service delivery and in the production, distribution and delivery of quality reproductive: health and family planning supplies and commodities to make them accessible and affordable to ordinary citizens;

f. To fully implement the Reproductive Health Care Program with the following components:

(1) Reproductive health education including but not limited to counseling on the full range of legal and medically-safe family planning methods including surgical methods;

(2) Maternal, pen-natal and post-natal education, care and services;

(3) Promotion of breastfeeding;

(4) Promotion of male involvement, participation and responsibility in reproductive health as well as other reproductive health concerns of men;

(5) Prevention of abortion and management of post-abortion complications; and

(6) Provision of information and services addressing the reproductive health needs of the poor, senior citizens, women in prostitution, differently-abled persons, and women and children in war AND crisis situations.

g. To ensure that reproductive health services are delivered with a full range of supplies, facilities and equipment and that service providers are adequately trained for reproductive health care;

h. To endeavor to furnish local Family Planning Offices with appropriate information and resources to keep the latter updated on current studies and research relating to family planning, responsible parenthood, breastfeeding and infant nutrition;

i. To direct all public hospitals to make available to indigent mothers who deliver their children in these government hospitals, upon the mothers request, the procedure of ligation without cost to her;

j. To recommend the enactment of legislation and adoption of executive measures that will strengthen and enhance the national policy on reproductive health and population development;

k. To ensure a massive and sustained information drive on responsible parenthood and on all methods and techniques to prevent unwanted, unplanned and mistimed pregnancies, it shall release information bulletins on the same for nationwide circulation to all government departments, agencies and instrumentalities, non-government organizations and the private sector, schools, public and private libraries, tri-media outlets, workplaces, hospitals and concerned health institutions;

l. To strengthen the capacities of health regulatory agencies to ensure safe, high-quality, accessible, and affordable reproductive health services and commodities with the concurrent strengthening and enforcement of regulatory mandates and mechanisms;

m. To take active steps to expand the coverage of the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP), especially among poor and marginalized women, to include the full range of reproductive health services and supplies as health insurance benefits; and

n. To perform such other functions necessary to attain the purposes of this Act.

The membership of the Board of Commissioners of POPCOM shall consist of the heads of the following AGENCIES:

1. National Economic DevelopmentAuthority (VEDA)
2. Department of Health (DOH)
3. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
4. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
5. Department of Agriculture (DA)
6. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)
7. Department of Education (DepEd)
8. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
9. Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
10. University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI)
11. Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAFI)
12. National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPQ
13. National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW)
14. National Youth Commission (NYC)

In addition to the aforementioned, members, there shall be three private sector representatives to the Board of Commissioners of POPCOM who shall come from NGOs. There shall be one (1) representative each from women, youth and health sectors who have a proven track record of involvement in the promotion of reproductive health. These representatives shall be nominated in a process determined by the above-mentioned sectors, and to be appointed by the President for a term of three (3)years.

SEC. 6. Midwives for Skilled Attendance. -Every city and municipality shall endeavor to employ adequate number of midwives or other skilled attendants to achieve a minimum ratio of one (1)for every one hundred fifty (150) deliveries per year, to be based on the average annual number of actual deliveries or live births for the past two years.

SEC. 7. Emergency Obstetric Care. – Each province. and city shall endeavor to ensure the establishment and operation of hospitals with adequate and qualified personnel that provide emergency obstetric care. For every 500,000 population, there shall be at least one (1) hospital for comprehensive emergency obstetric care and four (4) hospitals for basic emergency obstetric care.

SEC. 8. Maternal Death Review. – All LGUs, national and local government hospitals, and other public health units shall conduct maternal death review in accordance with the guidelines to be issued by the DOH in consultation with the POPCOM.

SEC. 9. Hospital-Based Family Planning. -Tubal ligation, vasectomy, intrauterine device insertion and other family planning methods requiring hospital services shall be available in all national and local government hospitals, except: in specialty hospitals which may render such services on an optional basis. For indigent patients, such services shall be fully covered by PhilHealth insurance and/or government financial assistance.

SEC. 10. Contraceptives as Essential Medicines. – Hormonal contraceptives, intrauterine devices, injectables and other allied reproductive health products and supplies shall be considered under the category of essential medicines and supplies which shall form part of the National Drug Formulary and the same shall be included in the regular purchase of essential medicines and supplies of all national and lord hospitals and other government health units.

SEC. 11. Mobile Health Care Service. -Each Congressional District shall be provided with a van to be known as the Mobile Health Care Service (MHOS) to deliver health care goods and services to its constituents, more particularly to the poor and needy, as well as disseminate knowledge and information on reproductive health: Provided, That reproductive health education shall be conducted by competent and adequately trained persons preferably reproductive health care providers: Provided, further, That the full range of family planning methods, both natural and modern, shall be promoted.

The acquisition, operation and maintenance of the MRCS shall be funded from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of each Congressional District.

The MHCS shall be adequately equipped with a wide range of reproductive health care materials and information dissemination devices and equipment, the latter including but not limited to, a television set for audio-visual presentation.

SEC. 12. Mandatory Age-Appropriate Reproductive Health Education. – Recognizing the importance of reproductive health rights in empowering the youth and developing them into responsible adults, Reproductive Health Education in an age-appropriate manner shall be taught by adequately trained teachers starting from Grade 5 up to Fourth Year High School. In order to assure the prior training of teachers on reproductive health, the implementation of Reproductive Health Education shall commence at the start of the school year one year following the effectivity of this Act. The POPCOM, in coordination with the Department of Education, shall formulate the Reproductive Health Education curriculum, which shall be common to both public and private schools and shall include related population and development concepts in addition to the following subjects and standards:

a. Reproductive health and sexual rights;

b. Reproductive health care and services;

c. Attitudes, beliefs and values on sexual development, sexual behavior and sexual health;

d. Proscription and hazards of abortion and management of post-abortion complications;

e. Responsible parenthood.

f. Use and application of natural and modern family planning methods to promote reproductive health, achieve desired family size and prevent unwanted, unplanned and mistimed pregnancies;

g. Abstinence before marriage;

h. Prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and other, STIs/STDs, prostate cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer and other gynecological disorders;

i. Responsible sexuality; and

j. Maternal, peri-natal and post-natal education, care and services.

In support of the natural, and primary right of parents in the rearing of the youth, the POPCOM shall provide concerned parents with adequate and relevant scientific materials on the age-appropriate topics and manner of teaching reproductive health education to their children.

In the elementary level, reproductive health education shall focus, among others, on values formation.

Non-formal education programs shall likewise include the abovementioned reproductive Health Education.

SEC. 13. Additional Duty of Family Planning 0ffice. – Each local Family Planning Office shall furnish for free instructions and information on family planning, responsible parenthood, breastfeeding and infant nutrition to all applicants for marriage license.

SEC. 14. Certificate of Compliance. – No marriage license shall be issued by the Local Civil Registrar unless the applicants present a Certificate of Compliance issued for free by the local Family Planning Office certifying that they had duly received adequate instructions and information on family planning, responsible parenthood, breastfeeding and infant nutrition.

SEC. 15. Capability Building of Community-Based Volunteer Workers. – Community-based volunteer workers, like but not limited to, Barangay Health Workers, shall undergo additional and updated training on the delivery of reproductive health care services and shall receive not less than 10% increase in honoraria upon successful completion of training. The increase in honoraria shall be funded from the Gender and Development (GAD) budget of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

SEC. 16. Ideal Family Size. – The State shall assist couples, parents and individuals to achieve their desired family size within the context of responsible parenthood for sustainable development and encourage them to have two children as the ideal family size. Attaining the ideal family size is neither mandatory nor compulsory. No punitive action shall be imposed on parents having more than two children.

SEC. 17. Employers’ Responsibilities. – Employers shall respect the reproductive health rights of all their workers. Women shall not be discriminated against in the matter of hiring, regularization of employment status or selection for retrenchment.

All Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) shall provide for the free delivery by the employer of reasonable quantity of reproductive health care services, supplies and devices to all workers, more particularly women workers. In establishments or enterprises where there are no CBAs or where the employees are unorganized, the employer shall have the same obligation.

SEC. 18. Support of Private and Non-government Health Care Service Providers. – Pursuant to Section 5(b) hereof, private reproductive health care service providers, including but not limited to gynecologists and obstetricians, are encouraged to join their colleagues in non-government organizations in rendering such services free of charge or at reduced professional fee rates to indigent and low income patients.

SEC. 19. Multi-Media Campaign. – POPCOM shall initiate and sustain an intensified nationwide multi-media campaign to raise the level of public awareness on the urgent need to protect and promote reproductive health and rights.

SEC. 20. Reporting Requirements. – Before the end of April of each year,the DOH shall submit an annual report to the President of the Philippines, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives on a definitive and comprehensive assessment of the implementation of this Act and shall make the necessary recommendations for executive and legislative action. The report shall be posted in the website of DOH and printed copies shall be made available to all stakeholders.

SEC. 21. Prohibited Acts. – The following acts are prohibited:

a) Any health care service provider, whether public or private, who shall:

1. Knowingly withhold information or impede the dissemination thereof, and/or intentionally provide incorrect information regarding programs and services on reproductive health including the right to informed choice and access to a full range of legal, medically-safe and effective family planning methods;

2. Refuse to perform voluntary ligation and vasectomy and other legal and medically-safe reproductive health care services on any person of legal age on the ground of lack of spousal consent or authorization.

3. Refuse to provide reproductive health care services to an abused minor, whose abused condition is certified by the proper official or personnel of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) or to duly DSWD-certified abused pregnant minor on whose case no parental consent is necessary.

4. Fail to provide, either deliberately or through gross or inexcusable negligence, reproductive health care services as mandated under this Act, the Local Government Code of 1991, the Labor Code, and Presidential Decree 79, as amended; and

5. Refuse to extend reproductive health care services and information on account of the patient’s civil status, gender or sexual orientation, age, religion, personal circumstances, and nature of work; Provided, That all conscientious objections of health care service providers based on religious grounds shall be respected: Provided, further, That the conscientious objector shall immediately refer the person seeking such care and services to another health care service provider within the same facility or one which is conveniently accessible: Provided, finally, That the patient is not in an emergency or serious case as defined in RA 8344 penalizing the refusal of hospitals and medical clinics to administer appropriate initial medical treatment and support in emergency and serious cases.

b) Any public official who prohibits or restricts personally or through a subordinate the delivery of legal and medically-safe reproductive health care services, including family planning;

c) Any employer who shall fail to comply with his obligation under Section 17 of this Act or an employer who requires a female applicant or employee, as a condition for employment or continued employment, to involuntarily undergo sterilization, tubal ligation or any other form of contraceptive method;

d) Any person who shall falsify a certificate of compliance as required in Section 14 of this Act; and

e) Any person who maliciously en ges in disinformation about the intent or provisions of this Act.

SEC. 22. Penalties. – The proper city or municipal court shall exercise jurisdiction over violations of this Act and the accused who is found guilty shall be sentenced to an imprisonment ranging from one (1) month to six (6) months or a fine ranging from Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000.00) to Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000.00) or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court. If the offender is a juridical person, the penalty shall be imposed upon the president, treasurer, secretary or any responsible officer. An offender who is an alien shall, after service of sentence, be deported immediately without further proceedings by the Bureau of Immigration. An offender who is a public officer or employee shall suffer the accessory penalty of dismissal from the government service.

Violators of this Act shall be civilly liable to the offended party in such amount at the discretion of the proper court.

SEC. 23. Appropriations. – The amounts appropriated in the current annual General Appropriations Act for reproductive health and family planning under the DOH and POPCOM together with ten percent (10%) of the Gender and Development (GAD) budgets of all government departments, agencies, bureaus, offices and instrumentalities funded in the annual General Appropriations Act in accordance with Republic Act No. 7192 (Women in Development and Nation-building Act) and Executive Order No. 273 (Philippine Plan for Gender Responsive Development 1995-2025) shall be allocated and utilized for the implementation of this Act. Such additional sums as may be necessary for the effective implementation of this Act shall be Included in the subsequent years’ General Appropriations Acts.

SEC. 24. Implementing Rules and Regulations. – Within sixty (60) days from the effectivity of this Act, the Department of Health shall promulgate, after thorough consultation with the Commission on Population (POPCOM), the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), concerned non-government organizations (NGOs) and known reproductive health advocates, the requisite implementing rules and regulations.

SEC. 25. Separability Clause. – If any part, section or provision of this Act is held invalid or unconstitutional, other provisions not affected thereby shall remain in full force and effect.

SEC. 26. Repealing Clause. – All laws, decrees, Orders, issuances, rules and regulations contrary to or inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.

SEC. 27. Effectivity. – This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in at least two (2) newspapers of national circulation.

# UP School Of Economics : Population, Poverty, Politics and the Reproductive Health Bill

Willing Willie - Controversial Kid Jan Jan

Lagi na lang controversial si Willie, maraming nagalit dahil diumano eh
na exploit ang bata. Sa akin opinyon dapat din sisihin ang mga magulang ng
bata dahil kung ano anu naituturo sa bata. Siguro dahil nga sa ganon sayaw
na sa tingin natin eh mahalay dahil sa mahahalay na lugar lang napapanood ang
ang ganon eh sa tingin natin eh mahalay. Magkaiba yung entertaining sa in-exploit.
I think kung natuwa si Willie na mag close-open yung bata paulit ulit nyang gagawin
yun kasi na-entertain sya at walang mag reklamo dahil "close-open" open eh wholesome.
Sa sarili kong palagay ang dumi ng isip ng tao nasa nag-iisip. Minsan palawakin natin ang
ang isip natin dahil maraming isyu sa lipunan na ito ang dapat bigyan ng pansin.
Siguro para naman kay Willie dahil lahat ng mata nakatinigin sa kanya maging sensitibo
sa masa. Minsan bibigyan natin sila ng aliw na sakit naman ng ulo natin.

Friday, March 25, 2011

American Idol 2011 Top 11 - Thia Megia - Heatwave

Jackson echoed: "We knew you had it in you. I know I've been tough on you. You took a chance tonight. You can really sing. You moved up a notch tonight. Push!"

Aside from Megia, contestants Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Casey Abrams and Haley Reinhart wowed the judges.

Finalist Stefano Langone, on the other hand, received not so flattering remarks after singing Lionel Richie's "Hello."

One of the 11 finalists, who sang Motown mojo and groovy classics during Wednesday's episode of the competition, will be eliminated on Thursday (US time).

Correct si JLO kulang sa acting pero great voice,Kudos Thia!

Thia Megia bounces back, wows AI judges

Pink (P!nk) - Fuckin' Perfect (Music Video and Lyrics)

Fuckin' Perfect Lyrics

Made a wrong turn
Once or twice
Dug my way out
Blood and fire
Bad decisions
That's alright
Welcome to my silly life

Miss knowing it's all good
It didnt slow me down.

Always second guessing
Look I'm still around

Pretty, pretty please
Dont you ever, ever feel
Like you're less than
Fucking perfect

Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like you're nothing
You're fucking perfect to me

You're so mean
When you talk
About yourself, you were wrong
Change the voices in your head

Make them like you instead
So complicated
Look how we all make it
Filled with so much hatred
Such a tired game

It's enough
I've done all I can think of
Chased down all my demons
I've seen you do the same


Pretty, pretty please
Dont you ever, ever feel
Like you're less than
Fucking perfect

Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like you're nothing
You're fucking perfect to me

The whole worlds scared
So I swallow the fear
The only thing I should be drinking
Is an ice cold beer

So cool in line
And we try, try, try
But we try too hard
And it's a waste of my time

Done looking for the critics
Cause they're everywhere
They don't like my jeans
They don't get my hair

Exchange ourselves
And we do it all the time
Why do we do that?
Why do I do that?

Why do I do that?

Oh baby pretty please

Pretty, pretty please
Dont you ever feel
Like you're less than
Fucking perfect

Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like you're nothing
You're fucking perfect to me

You're perfect, you're perfect

Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like you're nothing
You're fucking perfect to me

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Ethel Booba bares depression, miscarriage

MANILA, Philippines – Comedienne Ethel Booba revealed she was suffering from depression when she accidentally set fire to some appliances in her condo unit at Prince June Condominium last March 11, Friday.
Booba, Ethyl Gabison in real life, said she went out Thursday night with a friend because she and her boyfriend had an argument.
“Thursday ng gabi lumabas ako tapos niyaya ako ng friend ko. Itinodo ko ang inom ko. Nag-away kasi kami [ng boyfriend ko] tapos pinalayas ko siya. Umalis lang siya,” she said in an exclusive interview with Boy Abunda on “Showbiz News Ngayon.
At around 5 a.m., she went back home drunk. She said she was supposed to smoke inside her bedroom when she accidentally lit the lighter and unintentionally burned the lamp shade beside her bed.
“Umalis na si Bekimon, nasa kama ako. Ang lampshade ay malapit sa akin. Nagsindi ako ng yosi, na-lighter-an ko agad...lumiliyab na ang lampshade,” she recounted.
According to the actress, she will never burn her condominium unit because she is only renting the place. “Bakit ko susunugin eh nangungupahan lang ako doon,” she said.
Gabison said police dropped the arson charges on the day of the incident.
In the same interview, Gabison bared that she was 6 months pregnant but had a miscarriage last month.
She shared harboring ill-feelings toward her friends because they were not around when she needed them most.
“Nakakapagtampo ang situation, ang mga friends ko...nalaglagan ako ng baby. Six months na siya. Lahat sila hindi naniwala. Ang sakit na wala kang suportang natanggap,” she tearfully said.
Gabison related that even her own boyfriend refused to believe her.
“Ang boyfriend ko...noong sinabi ko na pregnant ako, hindi siya naniwala. Naging way ko rin iyon para sabihin sa boyfriend ko na, kasama sa pabalik ng Romania, [pero] umalis pa rin siya. So feeling ko mag-isa lang ako,” she said.
According to the actress, that was the reason why she labeled her boyfriend a gay.
Earlier reports said the reason why Gabison set her unit on fire because she found out that her partner is gay.

At your best you are love. 
At your worst you are forgotten.
Makakabangon din sya just believe in herself and trust God that He has something best for her.

Sarah G and Cristine Reyes - BATI NA!

Isa ang sa ilang nakasaksi sa pagbabati nina Sarah Geronimo at Cristine Reyes sa ASAP backstage, ngayong March 20.  Hindi inasahan ng mga nasa paligid na kinabibilangan ng ilang artista ang pagsasalubong ng dalawa at pagbabati. Nang magsalubong ang dalawa, unang tinawag ni Sarah si Cristine at humingi ito ng sorry. “Miss Cristine, bati na tayo,” ma-emosyunal na sambit ni Sarah sabay yakap sa sexy actress. Nangilid ang luha ng dalawa sa kanilang pagbabati. Later that day ay nag-guest si Sarah sa The Buzz at ikinuwento ang iba pang detalye.

“Matagal na matagal ko na siyang gustong makausap, pagkatapos ng lahat ng gulo, gusto ko na talagang mag-sorry sa kanya,” kuwento ni Sarah. “Walang pagkakataon po kasi marami rin kasing nagsasabi na masyado rin kasing masakit ang nangyari na kung ako ‘yung mauuna ganon. Pero ako sa sarili ko gustong-gusto ko nang mag-sorry para matapos na. Alam kong nasaktan din siya kaya kailangan ko ding mag-apologize.”

Kuwento ni Sarah, naiwan ng kanyang makeup artist (na makeup artist din ni Cristine) ang eye liner sa kanyang makeup room. Nakakita ng pagkakataon si Sarah at isasauli na sana ang nasabing eyeliner kay Cristine at eksakto namang nakasalubong niya ang aktres. “So nagtinginan kami. Parang umiwas pa siya,” bungad ni Sarah. “Siyempre may takot din sa akin. Tatanggapin kaya niya? Masasaktan kaya ako? Ano kaya ang mangyayari? So niyakap ko na lang siya, hindi ko na siya pinakawalan. Sabi ko Cristine wala talaga akong intensyon (na makasakit)…”

Sa wakas din ay nagbigay ng kanyang pahayag si Sarah hinggil sa pagbibiro niya dati sa ASAP rehearsals na ang magaling sumayaw ay lapitin ng seksing babae na tinutukoy ang dating boyfriend na si Rayver Cruz. Dahil sa nangyaring iyon ay nagalit si Cristine at nagpakawala ng matatapang na statement laban sa singer actress. “’Yung biro ko sa stage na ‘yon nung rehearsal, sine-set ko lang ‘yung mood na okay na tayo Ray (Rayver), ah. Tsaka ‘yung joke ko na ‘yon kay John (Prats) din ‘yon at Rayver ‘yung magagaling na sumayaw lapitin talaga ng magagandang at seksing babae, wala akong ibang ibig sabihin non at ‘yun ang gustong-gusto kong ipaliwanag kay Cristine.”

Idinagdag din ni Sarah na humingi rin ng sorry si Cristine kay Mommy Divine sa tagpong iyon. Ikinuwento pa niya na sinabi pa niya kay Cristine na nauunawaan niya ang mga naging reaksyon nito noong mga nakaraang isyu dahil nagmamahal ito dahil nagmahal din siya noon kay Rayver na boyfriend ngayon ni Cristine.

Good news for today.
Dapat talaga hindi nag aaway or nagkakagalit sa lalaki or hindi dapat pinag - aawayan ang love.
Kudos to Sarah G for being so humble and for always keeping her feet on the ground.