Last October 30, I lost a mentor. My former seatmate, mentor, and friend Senator Flavier passed away. (more…)
By a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court declared the Reproductive Health Law as constitutional. (more…)
32 children out of every 1000 live births do not reach the age of 5. These are the children that we can save and the time to act is now.
Tobacco use kills more than five million people per year. It is responsible for 1 in 10 adult deaths.
Every eight seconds, someone dies because of smoking-related diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and heart diseases.
Among the five greatest risk factors for mortality, it is the single
8 March 2011
Senate of the Philippines
Film Showing on the State of Maternal and Child Health
Last March, in celebration of Women’s month, my office and the Senate, in cooperation with Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity of UP Manila College of Medicine, hosted a film showing on women’s lives.
The films which include a documentary and
September 9, 2010
Thursdays are usually quiet in the Senate. It is not a session day, but there are hearings in the morning and the afternoon.
I had two things going on that day. One was the hearing I chaired on the Committee on Women, Youth and Family Relations with respect to
How do you spend a day in Hong Kong with the Running Priest?
Contrary to what many of my friends guessed, there was no running (we’ve done that), no mass, no confession (at least not real confession). But it was still a cardio-packed day filled with spiritual reflection, thought-provoking conversation and