Two of the established research organizations in the Philippines teamed up recently: Conducted By: The ARO-HB&A Research G...
HB&A  took care of total project management, data analysis, final reports and presentation. Conducted By: The ARO-HB&A Res...
Sampling Design and Methodology Base of 500 respondents: <ul><li>Representative sample of 50 barangays from  all barangays...
AGE Key Findings: Profile of Respondents RELIGION 62%  are aged 34 below 38%  are 35 and above 90%  Catholic 4%  INC 2%  B...
EMPLOYMENT STATUS 51%  are working 49%  are non-working BY TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT 49%  Private Sector 47%  Self-Employed 4%  G...
MARITAL STATUS 38%  are single 62%  are married OF THOSE WHO ARE SINGLE:  64%  never married 28%  live-in relationship 5% ...
Intent to Have (More) Children  Among those respondents who currently don’t have children,  96% want or plan to have child...
On Family Planning
96% intend to practice  birth spacing or  family planning Intent to Practice Birth Spacing
On Abortion
98% said  only God  has  the right to give  and take away life. Who Can Give or Take Away Life
91% agree that human & animal life start upon  conception, i.e. when the sperm joins the egg. 77% agree that humans differ...
In the Philippine Constitution, the State shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from con...
98% would not ever consider aborting their unborn child  still forming in the womb even if the pregnancy is  unplanned. On...
78% are against  any form of termination of a baby. ( 21%  are not against) On Abortion 80% do not believe it is all right...
95% are aware that abortion is illegal in our country. 92% agree that abortion should  continue to be illegal . On Abortio...
On The RH Bill
73% are not aware that  our congressmen  have been trying  to pass a reproductive  Health Bill while  many lay people and ...
RH Bill Issue: Sex Education
65% agree that fathers can  best teach their sons  about sex while  mothers can best  teach their daughters  about sex, mo...
75%   are not aware that if  the RH Bill becomes  a law, Sex Education  will be taught as  early as Grade 5,  with emphasi...
58% are aware that in other countries where early Sex  Education was introduced - emphasizing only the  biological and tec...
RH Bill Issue: Sex Education <ul><li>Re: Statement that the number of teen pregnancies, abortions and family dislocations ...
87% disagree to allow  their children to  be taught by school  teachers about the  technical and  biological aspects of  s...
RH Bill Issue: Contraceptives
<ul><li>Side Effects of Birth Control Pills: </li></ul><ul><li>That BCP’s have a  3%-5%  failure rate. </li></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Side Effects of Birth Control Pills: </li></ul><ul><li>That BCP’s increase the risk of breast, cervical and other ...
<ul><li>Side Effects of Birth Control Pills: </li></ul><ul><li>That BCP’s pose an increased risk of stroke and heart attac...
<ul><li>Side Effects of Birth Control Pills: </li></ul><ul><li>That regular intake of BCP’s results in vitamin deficiency ...
<ul><li>Side Effects of Birth Control Pills: </li></ul><ul><li>That regular intake of BCP’s cause deformities in children....
<ul><li>Side Effects of Birth Control Pills: </li></ul><ul><li>That there are documented cases of multiple births as a res...
<ul><li>Side Effects of Birth Control Pills: </li></ul><ul><li>That urinary tract infections (UTI) have been reportedly ca...
<ul><li>Side Effects of Birth Control Pills: </li></ul><ul><li>That weight gain is a common observation among women who re...
On Abortifacients
85% are not aware that if the RH Bill is passed, teenage children can secure abortifacient devices and substances without ...
92% do not agree  with the plan to make available free of  charge Birth Control Pills, IUDs and the like to  young  teenag...
On Natural Methods
83% are aware of natural methods which, when properly  used, can result in a higher success rate in planning  and spacing ...
75% are willing to learn how to use natural methods  instead of artificial methods. ( 22% are not willing) Willingness to ...
On Contraceptives as Essential Medicines
<ul><li>Diseases of the Heart </li></ul><ul><li>Diseases of the Vascular System </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul><ul><li...
On Contraceptives as Essential Medicines
90% do not agree for Congress  to appropriate at least 2  billion pesos to the  detriment of other  essential medicines th...
On Sterilization
93% do not agree  for their spouse  to undergo  sterilization  without their  prior consent  as now required  by law. On S...
Statements Presented: Birth rates in different countries have declined not because of birth control but due to changes in ...
The Philippines has 90 million people and because of our human resource talent, over 10 million are employed overseas.  Be...
Statements Presented: The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI has expressed the Catholic Church position, stating grave concern...
90% are not in favor of Congress  passing a bill that will: Require children aged 10-11 to  learn sex techniques with vivi...
94% are not in favor of Congress  passing a bill that will: Make available to young children  and young teens – without  p...
91% are not in favor of Congress  passing a bill that will: Allocate extra funds for  government to buy Birth Control  Pil...
94% are not in favor of Congress  passing a bill that will: Allow one’s spouse to undergo  vasectomy/tubal ligation  witho...
96% are not in favor of Congress  passing a bill that will: Encourage a contraceptive  mentality  that will lead to an  ab...
92% DISAPPROVE   For Congress to  pass the  Reproductive  Health Bill. ( 4%  approve/ 4%  DKCS) Final Vote on the RH Bill
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Opinion Survey, done dec 2009, on RH Bill; resulting in 92 % rejection by Filipinos (once they learn the RHBill's main contents).

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  1. 2. Two of the established research organizations in the Philippines teamed up recently: Conducted By: The ARO-HB&A Research Group <ul><li>HB&A Research International: Established in 1997, affiliated with Louis Harris & Associates for technology transfer. </li></ul><ul><li>Asia Research Organization: Established in the 1950’s, the Philippine affiliate of Gallup International. </li></ul>
  2. 3. HB&A took care of total project management, data analysis, final reports and presentation. Conducted By: The ARO-HB&A Research Group <ul><li>Coverage: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questionnaire Construction and Sample Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruitment and Training of Field Interviewers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backcheck/Quality Control/Supervision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Encoding and Tabulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis and Report Preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation of Results </li></ul></ul>ARO ’s experienced field interviewers were deployed in all 16 cities and 1 municipality of Metro Manila.
  3. 4. Sampling Design and Methodology Base of 500 respondents: <ul><li>Representative sample of 50 barangays from all barangays in Metro Manila. Ten (10) respondents per barangay. </li></ul><ul><li>Households selected via a skip-interval method from every barangay starting point. </li></ul><ul><li>Randomly selected respondent of reproductive age in every household. </li></ul><ul><li>50% male/50% female respondents </li></ul>
  4. 5. AGE Key Findings: Profile of Respondents RELIGION 62% are aged 34 below 38% are 35 and above 90% Catholic 4% INC 2% Born Again 1% Protestant 3% Others Age Bracket % 18 to 24 years old 28% 25 to 34 years old 34% 35 to 44 years old 25% 45 to 54 years old 12% 55 years old and above 1%
  5. 6. EMPLOYMENT STATUS 51% are working 49% are non-working BY TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT 49% Private Sector 47% Self-Employed 4% Government Key Findings: Profile of Respondents SOCIO-ECO CLASS 2% C1 19% C2 65% D 14% E GENDER 50% Male 50% Female
  6. 7. MARITAL STATUS 38% are single 62% are married OF THOSE WHO ARE SINGLE: 64% never married 28% live-in relationship 5% previously married and marriage annulled 3% widow/widower Key Findings: Profile of Respondents OF THOSE WHO ARE MARRIED: 91% are married and living together 3% are married but spouse is away often (within Phils.) 3% are married, spouse is OFW 3% are married, but living separately. HAVE CHILDREN? 74% have children 26% do not have children
  7. 8. Intent to Have (More) Children Among those respondents who currently don’t have children, 96% want or plan to have children in the future. Among those respondents who already have children, the average number of children is 3 . 19% of them intend to have more children.
  8. 9. On Family Planning
  9. 10. 96% intend to practice birth spacing or family planning Intent to Practice Birth Spacing
  10. 11. On Abortion
  11. 12. 98% said only God has the right to give and take away life. Who Can Give or Take Away Life
  12. 13. 91% agree that human & animal life start upon conception, i.e. when the sperm joins the egg. 77% agree that humans differ from animals because of the existence of a soul many believe exists at the point of union of the sperm and egg. 71% disagree that human life may be terminated at the point of union if regarded the same as animals. 86% agree that human life must not be terminated at the point of union because humans differ from animals due to the soul’s presence. What Stage Life Is Formed
  13. 14. In the Philippine Constitution, the State shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception. (Art. II, Sec. 12) 57% are aware of this provision. 87% agree with this feature of the Constitution. RP Constitution Protects Life
  14. 15. 98% would not ever consider aborting their unborn child still forming in the womb even if the pregnancy is unplanned. On Abortion 98% would not consider or condone aborting a baby even within the first three months.
  15. 16. 78% are against any form of termination of a baby. ( 21% are not against) On Abortion 80% do not believe it is all right to terminate an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy within the first three weeks. ( 15% believe)
  16. 17. 95% are aware that abortion is illegal in our country. 92% agree that abortion should continue to be illegal . On Abortion Being Illegal
  17. 18. On The RH Bill
  18. 19. 73% are not aware that our congressmen have been trying to pass a reproductive Health Bill while many lay people and the Catholic Church are strongly opposed to it. ( 16% are aware) Awareness of the RH Bill
  19. 20. RH Bill Issue: Sex Education
  20. 21. 65% agree that fathers can best teach their sons about sex while mothers can best teach their daughters about sex, more than teachers. 88% of parents who agree wish to be trained how to teach their children correctly about sex. Who Should Teach Sex Education
  21. 22. 75% are not aware that if the RH Bill becomes a law, Sex Education will be taught as early as Grade 5, with emphasis on the technical and biological aspects without necessarily covering the moral, religious and spiritual facets. RH Bill Issue: Sex Education
  22. 23. 58% are aware that in other countries where early Sex Education was introduced - emphasizing only the biological and technical aspects - teenage pre-marital sex and sexual abuse by teachers towards students increased significantly. 88% are concerned that the same thing might happen to our country if this RH bill turns into law. RH Bill Issue: Sex Education
  23. 24. RH Bill Issue: Sex Education <ul><li>Re: Statement that the number of teen pregnancies, abortions and family dislocations increased significantly in the countries where sex education was taught by teachers, not by parents to very young children aged 10-11: </li></ul><ul><li>53% said they are very concerned. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>23% said they were aware. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>30% said they were not aware. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>45% said they want to know more about it. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>28% said they are aware. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>17% said they are not aware </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2% said they are not aware and are not concerned. </li></ul>
  24. 25. 87% disagree to allow their children to be taught by school teachers about the technical and biological aspects of sex in a co-ed environment, and possibly “tutored” by their teachers if they are not up to par with their lessons. RH Bill Issue: Sex Education
  25. 26. RH Bill Issue: Contraceptives
  26. 27. <ul><li>Side Effects of Birth Control Pills: </li></ul><ul><li>That BCP’s have a 3%-5% failure rate. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>59% are aware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% are very concerned </li></ul></ul>RH Bill Issue: Contraceptives
  27. 28. <ul><li>Side Effects of Birth Control Pills: </li></ul><ul><li>That BCP’s increase the risk of breast, cervical and other cancers in women. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>55% are aware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>66% are very concerned </li></ul></ul>RH Bill Issue: Contraceptives
  28. 29. <ul><li>Side Effects of Birth Control Pills: </li></ul><ul><li>That BCP’s pose an increased risk of stroke and heart attack. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>44% are aware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>57% are very concerned </li></ul></ul>RH Bill Issue: Contraceptives
  29. 30. <ul><li>Side Effects of Birth Control Pills: </li></ul><ul><li>That regular intake of BCP’s results in vitamin deficiency in women. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>37% are aware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>41% are very concerned </li></ul></ul>RH Bill Issue: Contraceptives
  30. 31. <ul><li>Side Effects of Birth Control Pills: </li></ul><ul><li>That regular intake of BCP’s cause deformities in children. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>61% are aware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>63% are very concerned </li></ul></ul>RH Bill Issue: Contraceptives
  31. 32. <ul><li>Side Effects of Birth Control Pills: </li></ul><ul><li>That there are documented cases of multiple births as a result of BCP use. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24% are aware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>31% are very concerned </li></ul></ul>RH Bill Issue: Contraceptives
  32. 33. <ul><li>Side Effects of Birth Control Pills: </li></ul><ul><li>That urinary tract infections (UTI) have been reportedly caused by BCP use. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>43% are aware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>42% are very concerned </li></ul></ul>RH Bill Issue: Contraceptives
  33. 34. <ul><li>Side Effects of Birth Control Pills: </li></ul><ul><li>That weight gain is a common observation among women who regularly use BCP’s. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>78% are aware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>56% are very concerned </li></ul></ul>RH Bill Issue: Contraceptives
  34. 35. On Abortifacients
  35. 36. 85% are not aware that if the RH Bill is passed, teenage children can secure abortifacient devices and substances without their parents’ knowledge and consent ( 7% are aware) On Availability of Abortifacients
  36. 37. 92% do not agree with the plan to make available free of charge Birth Control Pills, IUDs and the like to young teenage children without the parents’ knowledge and consent. On Availability of Abortifacients
  37. 38. On Natural Methods
  38. 39. 83% are aware of natural methods which, when properly used, can result in a higher success rate in planning and spacing births compared to artificial methods. ( 15 % are not aware) Awareness of Natural Methods
  39. 40. 75% are willing to learn how to use natural methods instead of artificial methods. ( 22% are not willing) Willingness to Learn Natural Methods
  40. 41. On Contraceptives as Essential Medicines
  41. 42. <ul><li>Diseases of the Heart </li></ul><ul><li>Diseases of the Vascular System </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Pneumonia </li></ul><ul><li>Accidents </li></ul>On Contraceptives as Essential Medicines The top 10 leading causes of mortality are among Filipinos were presented: <ul><li>Tuberculosis </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic Respiratory Diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>Certain conditions before conception </li></ul><ul><li>Kidney/Renal Failure </li></ul>
  42. 43. On Contraceptives as Essential Medicines
  43. 44. 90% do not agree for Congress to appropriate at least 2 billion pesos to the detriment of other essential medicines that are needed for free vaccinations for children, treatment of dreaded diseases and other more important health and medical concerns. On Contraceptives as Essential Medicines
  44. 45. On Sterilization
  45. 46. 93% do not agree for their spouse to undergo sterilization without their prior consent as now required by law. On Sterilization Without Spousal Consent
  46. 47. Statements Presented: Birth rates in different countries have declined not because of birth control but due to changes in attitudes, education, urbanization and economic development, a desire for a better way of life, and the tendency to marry late and have fewer children. Many developed countries are concerned that their population is now shrinking and are incentivizing young couples to start families and have more children. Countries with huge populations, like India and China, have grown in economic development and will soon be major superpowers. On Population and Economic Development
  47. 48. The Philippines has 90 million people and because of our human resource talent, over 10 million are employed overseas. Because of OFW remittances, the country has been spared of the current recession that has hit many developed countries. 82% agree that our human resource strength and population size will make us even stronger in the coming years provided corruption can be reduced significantly and our government officials truly serve our people. ( 16% disagree/ 2% DKCS) On Population and Economic Development
  48. 49. Statements Presented: The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI has expressed the Catholic Church position, stating grave concern that the RH Bill may be passed. The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) expressed the same concern. The concern has to do with the resultant immoral society whose people will no longer follow Church teachings, which would result when the contraceptive mentality takes root in a country, leading to high abortion rates, high divorce rates, and increase in the number of teenage and out-of-wedlock pregnancies. Features of the RH Bill
  49. 50. 90% are not in favor of Congress passing a bill that will: Require children aged 10-11 to learn sex techniques with vivid pictures from male and female teachers who will explain only the biological and technical aspects of sex. Features of the RH Bill
  50. 51. 94% are not in favor of Congress passing a bill that will: Make available to young children and young teens – without parental consent - condoms, IUD’s, Birth Control Pills and other abortifacients, and if doctors and health workers refuse them, they can be jailed. Features of the RH Bill
  51. 52. 91% are not in favor of Congress passing a bill that will: Allocate extra funds for government to buy Birth Control Pills, condoms, etc. to the detriment of other essential medicines. Features of the RH Bill
  52. 53. 94% are not in favor of Congress passing a bill that will: Allow one’s spouse to undergo vasectomy/tubal ligation without prior consent as required by law. Features of the RH Bill
  53. 54. 96% are not in favor of Congress passing a bill that will: Encourage a contraceptive mentality that will lead to an abortive mentality. Features of the RH Bill
  54. 55. 92% DISAPPROVE For Congress to pass the Reproductive Health Bill. ( 4% approve/ 4% DKCS) Final Vote on the RH Bill
  55. 56. Thank You

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