Government to Set Higher Budget for Reproductive Health and Family Planning

The government will set a higher budget for family planning and reproductive health from just about P2 billion annually. This is in line with plans to reduce the poverty rate to 16 percent by 2022. Economists note that because fertility rates in the country dropped at a slower pace than most of its neighbors and resulted in a relatively high population growth rate, the country failed to achieve a demographic transition that would have led to faster…

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