Pulse Asia Survey: 70% Filipinos in favor of Reproductive Health Bill

By on Dec 1, 2010 in Current Events, National, Politics Comments

From the latest national survey of Pulse Asia, results showed that Filipinos have a high level of awareness of the Reproductive Health Bill (80%) and most of them are in favor of the RH bill (69%). The RH Bill survey was conducted by Pulse Asia from October 20 to 29, 2010 using face-to-face interviews.

Here is a table, taken from Pulse Asia website, that will show the distribution of the RH Bill survey result (click on the image to get a larger view):

Prior and during the conduct of the survey, the following are the major issues in the Philippines that may have directly or indirectly affected the Pulse Asia survey:

  • Assessment of the first 100 days in office of President Benigno S. Aquino III
  • Release of Malacañang’s review of the Incident Investigation and Review Committee’s (IIRC) report on the August 2010 Quirino Grandstand hostage-taking incident
  • Allegations on the involvement of some government officials in jueteng
  • Clash between the Catholic Church and PNoy on the issue of reproductive health
  • Clash between the Supreme Court and PNoy on his move to rescind all midnight appointments by the GMA administration
  • PNoy‘s proclamation granting amnesty to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and over 300 other military officers and personnel involved in several coup attempts, which requires the concurrence of both chambers of Congress to take effect
  • Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections
  • Approval on second reading of the 2011 national budget by the House of Representatives
  • On-going trials on the Maguindanao massacre and the NBN-ZTE deal
  • Supreme Court’s dismissal of a plagiarism case against one of its associate members and its issuance of a show cause order asking 37 members of the University of The Philippines College of Law faculty to explain why they should not be sanctioned for asking for the resignation of the associate member involved
  • Typhoon hit northern Philippines
  • Increase in oil prices, reduction in electricity rates and the appreciation of the local currency relative to the US dollar.

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