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Giving teens easy access to birth control makes them easy targets for sex crimes

MANILA, Sept. 30, 2012—Rather than provide an environment that fosters academic achievement and possible collaboration with students’ parents, the New York City Department of Education is adding yet another to the host of birth control drugs and devices available to high school girls in 13 public schools. By making so-called “emergency contraception” or morning-after-pills – […]

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Pro-life speakers in UP forum urge students to protect freedom threatened by RH bill

MANILA, Sept. 24, 2012—Forty years after the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines, Filipinos are still hounded by attempts to impose legislation despite vehement opposition. Fortunately, the opposition is sustained – and continuously growing, as more and more life-loving, God-respecting citizens learn more about a measure which seeks to earmark P14 billion of taxpayers’ money […]

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Evacuees learn to earn a living while away from flooded homes

CALAMBA City, Sept. 23, 2012—Thirty year- old Rowena Gilbaliga’s house in Brgy. Linga here was submerged in floodwaters up to the rooftop since a month ago, hence, she and her husband with their two daughters aged 4 years old and 8 months have evacuated in the higher grounds near the church. Gilbaliga said, they decided […]

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Dealing with cyber-bullying: stop, block, tell

PASIG CITY, September 20, 2012—Stop, block, tell.  This is how kids can put an end to cyber-bullying before it goes completely haywire, according to a guidance counselor. Michele Alignay, who has dealt with several cases of online bullying as a school guidance counselor, explained three initial steps to address bullying: stop chatting or replying to […]

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Why teen pregnancies are on the rise

PASAY CITY, September 19, 2012—Factors like lesser parental supervision, lesser stigma for pregnancies outside of marriage, earlier sexual activity and inadequate life skills, among others make it easier for teens today to get pregnant, according to a professor. University of the Philippines’ Population Institute professor Dr. Josefina Natividad said radically different socio-economic realities like the […]

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Embracing ‘gay’ lifestyle contrary to gaining authentic joy –  ex-‘gay’

  MANILA, Sept. 14, 2012—Living out one’s sexual attraction to persons of the same sex may give a semblance of fulfillment, but it is essentially a hindrance to attaining real joy, said a former entertainment writer and showbiz talk-show host who for years was steeped in what is often referred to as the “homosexual lifestyle.” […]

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Mother of Phl pro-life movement laid to rest today

MANILA, Sept. 12, 2012—Sr. Mary Pilar Verzosa, RGS, the founder of Pro-Life Philippines, one to whom the birth of the pro-life movement in this country is attributed, will be laid to rest today after a 3 p.m. mass at the Religious of the Good Shepherd convent community chapel on Aurora Blvd., Quezon City. Verzosa, a […]

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Existing laws, nat’l budget already cover RH

MANILA, Sept. 6, 2012―Here are the facts that the pro-RH lobby would rather obscure. Issues that will supposedly be addressed by the “reproductive health” (RH) bill are already covered by 23 laws and government regulations. Moreover, the 2012 budget already has P8 billion for RH programs. Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III delivered the last […]

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US should learn from PH on STD prevention, chastity―American speaker

MANILA, Sept. 5, 2012—It is the Philippines that has the credibility to teach the Western world about STD prevention and self-control rather than the other way around, even if countries like the United States seem motivated to “help” developing nations with “safe sex,” said American songwriter, guitarist and dynamic speaker Chris Stefanick. Stefanick, who wrapped […]

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Guitar-wielding speaker urges youth to pursue authentic love

MANILA, Sept. 3, 2012—Thousands of young people became equipped for raising the bar when it comes to love, from the message of purity, pursuing genuine love, and the notion of redemption after grave mistakes, given by speakers Chris Stefanick and Leah Darrow at the Real Love Revolution 2012 event held at the World Trade Center, […]

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Women deprived of whole truth about contraceptives

MANILA, Sept. 1, 2012—Not only are some contraception providers giving out incomplete information to unsuspecting women. These advocates of the reproductive health (RH) bill, while riding on a “women’s right to know” posture, have been depriving these women of accurate medical information about contraceptives by virtually muzzling at least one source, according to a registered […]

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Love, Life and Why I am Anti-RH Bill

LOVE. So much has been written about this four-letter word and yet, we cannot seem to get enough of it. I myself, at least from my very limited experience and ‘ordinary’ human standpoint, have not yet totally fathomed its mysteries. Writers have explored all possibilities of what love is―between vampires, ethereal beings, aliens, humans (heterosexual […]

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Country’s longest teaching Catechist refuses to retire even on deathbed

SAN PABLO City, August 23, 2012― Even when she was weakened by old age and dying in bed due to sickness, 90 year old Cesaria L. Titular, the oldest catechist in the country had been praying and hoping her health would be restored soonest so she can continue teaching. “Father, I hope I would recover […]

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Doctor explains contraceptives’ link to unborn babies’ abnormal dev’t

MANILA, August 21, 2012—At no other time has the birth control pill been given so much attention by the public as it has been the past year, and particularly the past week, as talk of contraceptives possibly contributing to the early death of a senator’s baby rages. Now a medical doctor provides more information explaining […]

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Siblings learn compassion for flood victims through family

MANILA, August 9, 2012—When it was more convenient to stay indoors and keep warm and dry as monsoon rains pounded Metro Manila, young people demonstrated that personal comfort and safety were only secondary to their desire to help the poor who left their homes and sought shelter in evacuation centers. Though numerous Catholic institutions and […]

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MALITA, Davao del Sur―The town of Malita in the province of Davao del Sur is often perceived to be a “quiet town” by many outsiders. This is often interpreted as Malita being a peaceful and tranquil place. However, quiet cannot always be equated to peace and tranquility. The town of Malita is a case in […]

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