PopCom clarifies: Teen pregnancy rate much worse

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 09/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The head of the Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) clarified on Friday that about 40 to 50 Filipino children aged 10 to 14 years old give birth “every week’’—not every year. PopCom Executive…

De Lima pushes for Senate probe into rise of teen pregnancies in PH

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 11/04/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Leila de Lima on Monday urged for a Senate investigation into the “alarming” rise of teenage pregnancies in the country. “It becomes crucial and imperative for the State to immediately act on what…

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Editorial 12/18/2016

The distribution of condoms in schools isn’t as alarming as the Church and its allies make it out to be, though it does represent a more proactive government finally implementing the Reproductive Health Act on the grassroots…

Doctor accused of stuffing teen’s mouth with sanitary napkin while giving birth

05/21/2015

A doctor at Pasay City General Hospital allegedly stuffed a 16-year-old patient’s mouth with sanitary napkin while giving birth on Monday. In a report by Ruel Perez of Radyo Inquirer on Thursday, 33-year-old Elsa Abello, mother of…

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