Interaksyon.com reports that President Noynoy Aquino will endorse the consolidated reproductive health bill to the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) as a priority legislative measure.
Malacañang spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said that the Palace does not have its own version of the bill but that they “will propose amendments.” One of these proposed amendments will be that the age-appropriate RH age education should be moved from Grade 4 to Grade 5. Despite this, Lacierda said that “essentially the entire bill is okay.” The RH Bill will be among 13 priority measures, which also includes a much-needed expansion of the Department of Science and Technology’s scholarship program. The priority measures will jump to the front of the line and the legislative process of their passing into law will be advanced. Of notable absence is the Freedom of Information bill. The Palace reports that there are still “several concerns” regarding their version of the bill. — Image from Balita.ph