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PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

RH forum stirs university students in Samar

by Ninfa B. Quirante

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, Jan. 31 (PIA) -- To shed light on the Reproductive Health Bill being deliberated today at the Senate, the Samar State University (SSU), in Catbalogan City held the First Reproductive Health Bill Forum at SSU Audio Visual Room, yesterday afternoon.

More than 400 students attended the forum. The initiative was organized and facilitated by the College of Nursing.

Students from different colleges such as the College of Education, College of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, College of Industrial Technology and others gave their "Like" and "Dislike" rating on the different topics and issues discussed by the speakers patterned from the popular social networking Facebook.

Taking the government side in the debate or in support of Reproductive Health Bill, Lady Nancy Lisondra, a Registered Nurse representing the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) discussed the salient points about Reproductive Health with stress on the medical and bioethical side of the issue since majority of the audience were Nursing students.

Taking the opposition side of the issue, Herminigildo "Hermie" Sanchez from the Couples for Christ (CFC) discussed on the moral and social side of the legislation.

After the two speakers gave their thoughts and expertise, the open forum started with the questioning from the audience, most were addressed to Lisondra covering issues on the carcinogenic-effect of contraceptives, the mandatory age-appropriate sexuality education and abortion.

The forum ended with much enthusiasm when Lisondra gave a short impromptu and informal Desensitization Workshop on Adolescent Reproductive Health, considered by most a taboo but discussed just the same because it is essential to young people.

Today, the senate is deliberating Senate Bill No. 2865, more popularly known as The Reproductive Health Bill (RH) Act sponsored by Senator Pia Cayetano as the final item (Agenda Vl, item 3).

The activity was supported by WARAYA or Waray-Waray Youth Advocates, the leading youth organization in Samar that advocates for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR). (PIA 8-Samar with Ador Hurtado-Waraya)

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