Philippines President Duterte Approves Implementation Plan For National Family Planning Program

GMA News: Duterte, Cabinet approve national family planning program
“President Rodrigo Duterte and his Cabinet have approved the implementation plan for the national program on family planning, Malacañang said Tuesday. … Panelo said the ‘key strategy’ was the use of effective modern contraceptives, which 11.3 million women would be given access to over the next four years. The aim is to increase the rate of contraceptive use from 40 percent to 65 percent in order to prevent four million unintended pregnancies and two million cases of abortion over the period…” (Lopez, 3/5).

Inquirer: Duterte OKs all-out family planning program implementation
“… ‘The approval of the aforesaid plan is expected to reduce poverty incidence in the country, which currently has the highest fertility rate and fastest growing population in the ASEAN region, from the current 20% to 14% in 2022,’ [Panelo] said in a statement. Aside from poverty reduction, Panelo said ‘the plan equally aims to promote better health and socioeconomic development among Filipinos’…” (Corrales, 3/5).

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