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Reproductive Health (RH) law or R.A 10354 was finally passed by the Philippine Senate and the House of Representatives on December 19, 2012. On December 21, 2012, it was signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III.
Immediately, prior thereto or on December 3, 2013, Typhoon Pablo, a Category 5 super typhoon with winds of 175 mph (280 km/h) killed more than 1,020, with 844 people missing in Mindanao, reported on December 16, 2012.
It was feared that fatalities exceeded the 1,268 confirmed dead after Typhoon Sendong or Washi hit the southern Philippines on December 16, 2011.
On November 8, 2013, Philippines was severely hit by Typhoon Yolanda, with 5,560 confirmed dead based on a report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) issued on November 26. Yolanda followed Cebu-Bohol earthquake, which happened last October 15, 2013.
A mere yearly coincidence? Four (4) major (more…)