1.The main reason for pushing the Reproductive Health Bill to become a law is to reduce the population growth rate.
The reporting requirements state:
Before the end of April of each year, the DOH shall submit an annual report to the President of the Philippines, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The report shall provide a definitive and comprehensive assessment of the implementation of its programs and those of other Government agencies and instrumentalities, civil society and the private sector and recommend appropriate priorities for executive and legislative actions.
HOW WILL THEY KNOW THE EFFECT ON THE POPULATION GROWTH RATE after a Year when census is taken every ten years? The growth rates in the Statistics are merely extrapolations and or are estimations based on the past data.
2. Infant's deaths fall it is the life expectancy that rises. Does it mean that a bill limiting the life span is also needed to reduce the growth rate of population. Ayaw ng mga gumagawa ng gamot niyan.
3. NEWS in the US which could happen in the Philippines - Social Security and Medicare -- the country's two biggest entitlement programs -- will run dry earlier than expected, according a report Friday from the programs' trustee. Two reasons were given:
a. lower birth rates will slow growth in the number of workers paying into the system.
b. The program's costs have been outpacing its non-interest income since 2005.
In my opinion, except for the procurement of the contraceptives for give-away to the poor (which again may be overpriced or maybe ghost-purchased) this RH Bill when approved will join the many laws which often are "bungi." Toothless.
How would you explain that despite the Minimum Wage Law, there
are still workers who do not receive the required rate?
There are also many employees who do not remit to the Social Security the SSS taxes. All the government does is to declare amnesty to force these employers to cover the employees with SSS and Medicare. May nakulong pa?
In this RH Bill, the employer id enjoined to provide availability of health facilities for workers.
Employers are obliged to monitor pregnant working employees among their workforce and ensure that they are provided paid half-day prenatal medical leaves for each month of the pregnancy period that the pregnant employee is employed in their company or organization.