Philippines

Misconceptions About Cancer and Virginity

The National Cancer Institute estimates that cervical cancer kills a woman every two minutes. In the Philippines, it is the second most common type of cancer among women. In light of this fact, the misconception about the genitals and anatomy of the reproductive area is worrisome.

Molasses Spill Held Responsible for Killing of Fish

The death of fish in La Carlota and Pontevedra rivers has been blamed on a recent molasses spill in La Carlota City. The spillage of molasses had occurred on Friday, with 3,500 tonne of molasses being leaked into the rivers from Central Azucarera de La Carlota.

Philippines: Church Articulates ‘anti-RH’ Position

In line with the influential Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the Catholic Church started a debate with the government that circles around the issue of shaping a reproductive health (RH) policy.

CBCP to talk with RH experts

Catholic bishops stated that they can talk with legal and medical experts in the recent weeks to aid them with Malacañang on controversial issues that are over government measures to talk on matters of reproductive health (RH) policy.

Associate of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) explained that they are looking for opinions of such "lay people," as bishops sought for the boundaries.

Bridging Leadership Project: A New Approach to Social Change in the Philippines

The Bridging Leadership Project (BLP) is designed to ensure that local Government community initiatives, programs and projects are sustainable. The BLP will address leadership divides among Government units. The project will be piloted in four towns: Kayapa, Santa Fe, Dupax del Sur and Bambang.

The project is already in place in major provinces in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), and is now being carried out in the non-Muslim regions in Northern Luzon.

Energizer Distributes Hearing Devices in Philippines

Energizer introduces the first zero-mercury hearing aid batteries and gives away free samples to potential clients in the Philippines. The new battery type represents an important step in protecting the environment and a helpful device for patients with hearing disorders.

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