Government agencies, join call for the passage of the RH Bill

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16 February 2011
Contact Persons: Ms. Chi Vallido 0918-9443850
NAPC c/o Fe Manapat- 927-9812; PCW 7354955

Employees and heads of various government agencies are joining hands with civil society organizations (CSOs) in calling for the prioritization of the Reproductive Health Bill by the Aquino Administration. Government agencies such as the Philippine Commission on Women, National Anti-Poverty Commission, POPCOM and the Department of Health will present a joint statement of support calling for the immediate passage of the RH Bill. Thousands are expected to attend this gathering of GOs and CSOs at the Risen Garden in front of the Quezon City Hall on 18 February 2011.


GO Na GO for the RH Bill: Ipasa Na!
18 February 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 am
Risen Garden, Quezon City Hall Compound


Welcome Remarks and Rationale of the Event
Hon. Florencia Dorotan
Undersecretary , National Anti-Poverty Commission

A Call for the Passage of the RH Bill

Dr. Leticia Ramos Shahani
Former Member of the Philippine Senate

Risa Hontiveros
Former AKBAYAN Partylist Representative

Cong. Edcel Lagman
Representative, 1st District of Albay

Benjamin de Leon
President, Forum for FP and Development, Inc.
Commissioner, POPCOM

A formal program with statements from various government and NGO/CSO representatives will follow the press conference including the signing of the pledge of support for the RH Bill.


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