‘Girls Not Brides Act’ reinforces ZFF’s ASRH initiatives

The Senate of the Philippines passed unanimously the “Girls Not Brides Act” or Senate Bill No. 1371, after the third reading. Sen. Risa Hontiveros, who chairs the Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality, filed the bill in March 2020. Quoting data from the United Children’s Fund (Unicef), Hontiveros said on her […]

Giving Bataeños the healthcare services they deserve

Mariveles District Hospital Bataan

Located at the southern tip of Bataan Province, Mariveles is home to the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB). In 2018, it was the second richest municipality in the Philippines, according to a Commission on the Audit report. Job-seekers from other provinces flock to the area. A fifth of Bataan’s population lives in Mariveles, making it […]

Establishing adolescent and youth-friendly cities seen to help curb teenage pregnancies

Having the third-highest adolescent fertility rate in Southeast Asia, the Philippines is faced with diverse urban reproductive health problems. Available figures show that every year (as of 2016), an estimated 210,000 babies are born to teenage mothers[1], which translates to 12% of all births every year [2]. The launch of “The Challenge Initiative (TCI) to […]

COVID-19 spread slowing down in Bataan, Aklan, Agusan del Sur – foundation

Zuellig Family Foundation

Coronavirus transmissions have slowed down in Bataan, Aklan, and Agusan del Sur, according to the Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF), which has been helping those three provinces establish their own COVID-19 response system. In a statement issued on Monday, ZFF attributed the decline in those provinces to “an integrated COVID-19 response with increased testing capacity, enhanced […]