Care Foundation; Philippine Medical Association; Philippine Obstetrical andGynecological Society; Alliance of Young Nurse Leaders and Advocates International; andBishops-Businessmen’s Conference for Human Development in collaboration withnational government agencies such as the Department of Health, Department ofEducation, Department of Social Welfare and Development; Department of the Interiorand Local Government; National Economic and Development Authority; Philippine HealthInsurance Corporation; and the Philippine Commission on Women;
, Pursuant to Section 26 of the RPRH Act, the Drafting Committee wasconvened on January 22, 2013 and completed its work on March 15, 2013;
, the following rules and regulations are hereby promulgated as theImplementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10354:
CHAPTER 1 – General ProvisionsRULE 1 – Preliminary ProvisionsSection 1.01
These Rules shall be known and cited as the Implementing Rules andRegulations of Republic Act No. 10354, otherwise known as “The ResponsibleParenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012” or the RPRH Act.
These Rules are hereby promulgated to prescribe the proceduresand guidelines for the implementation of the RPRH Act in order to facilitate compliancetherewith and to achieve the objectives thereof.
. These Rules shall be liberally construed to ensure theprovision, delivery and access to reproductive health care services, and to promote,protect and fulﬁll women’s reproductive health and rights.
Declaration of Policy
. The State recognizes and guarantees the humanrights of all persons including their right to equality and nondiscrimination of these rights,the right to sustainable human development, the right to health which includesreproductive health, the right to education and information, and the right to choose andmake decisions for themselves in accordance with their religious convictions, ethics,cultural beliefs, and the demands of responsible parenthood.
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