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GATCHALIAN: RAISE AGE OF SEXUAL CONSENT

As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic threatens to force millions of girls into child marriages, Senator Win Gatchalian reiterated the urgency of raising the age of sexual consent as one of the measures to combat this form of gender-based violence and human rights violation. A child marriage is a marriage of a boy or a […]

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MORE AGGRESSIVE IMMUNIZATION DRIVE NEEDED – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara has called for a more aggressive immunization drive to ensure that life-saving vaccines reach as many Filipino children as possible. “We need to be more aggressive in ensuring that every Filipino child receives vaccines to protect them against preventable illnesses. We have to make sure that our immunization program reaches even […]

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INTERAGENCY EFFORT NEEDED TO COMBAT MEASLES – PIMENTEL

“Let’s stop the blame game and vaccine fearmongering. What we urgently need now is close cooperation between the DOH, DSWD, DILG and even the DepEd in stemming the measles outbreak.” This was the statement made by Senator Koko Pimentel III as he called on various government agencies to coordinate with one another to ensure that […]