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30 June 2021

Statement on Executive Order on adopting measures to curb teenage pregnancy a national priority in the Philippines

United Nations Population Fund Philippines Country Representative Dr Leila Joudane issued a statement in support of Executive Order No.141 declaring teen pregnancy prevention a national priority in the Philippines. “On behalf of the United Nations Population Fund, I applaud the Philippine government for taking the important

4 April 2021

COVID-19 could not stop the women of Maguindanao from helping their communities

SHARIFF AGUAK, MAGUNDANAO, THE PHILIPPINES — By daybreak, Bailan Salik, a 26-year old social worker, rushes to the kitchen to prepare the best breakfast meal for her family. "This is my labor of love for my husband and son before heading to my day work away from home," she describes. Bailan and her family live in a semi-wooden

23 February 2021

A “Hilot” Urges Mothers to Give Birth at Health Facilities

Datu Piang, Maguindanao, the Philippines – “The most challenging of them all is delivering a baby with no limbs,” narrates Kinengko Ebad, a 64-year-old hilot. “What came out first was the lower torso and I had nothing to hold to pull the slippery body,” she recalls.  Kinengko has many memorable stories to share as a hilot. Her



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