Executive Order No. 12 orders the strict implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health law, in its bid to fight poverty nationwide.
Condom distribution in schools will come with sex education and counseling, says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial.
Hundreds of firecracker and firework-related injuries are recorded as the country greeted 2017. But in contrast to celebrations in previous years, the Health Department reports a significant decline in the number of injuries.
Health officials say more than half of the incidents are due to the illegal firecracker Piccolo.
The Department of Health says six children were injured by fireworks ahead of Christmas.
Free healthcare is no longer a pipe dream for poor Filipinos.
The House Committee on Health continues its investigation into the alleged anomalous school-based dengue immunization program Monday.
The Senate is looking into the country's dengue vaccine program.
After confirming more Zika cases in the country, the Department of Health says there are now three pregnant women infected with the Zika virus.
BUHAY Party-List Rep. Lito Atienza is also against the move to let schools teach sex education, saying parents should teach their children about sex.
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