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Philippines National Demographic and Health Survey 2008

October 2, 2011 Leave a comment

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This report summarizes the findings of the 2008  Philippines National Demographic and Health
Survey (NDHS) carried out by the National Statistics Office (NSO). The NDHS is part of the worldwide
MEASURE Demographic and Health Surveys program, which is designed to collect information on a variety
of health-related topics including fertility, family planning, and maternal and child health. The United States
Agency for International Development (USAID) provided financial assistance for some activities during the
preparatory and processing phases of the project, as well as funding for technical assistance through ICF
Macro, an ICF International Company. The opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and do
not necessarily reflect the views of USAID, the Government of the Philippines, or donor organizations.
Additional information about the survey may be obtained from the Demographic and Social Statistics
Division (DSSD) of the Household Statistics Department, NSO, Solicarel Building 1, Ramon Magsaysay
Boulevard, Sta. Mesa, Manila (Telephone: (632) 713-7245; Fax (632) 716-1612), or by writing to E-mail

Information about the Demographic and Health Surveys program may be obtained from the
MEASURE DHS project, ICF Macro, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Suite 300, Calverton, MD 20705, USA;
Telephone:  301-572-0200; Fax: 301-572-0999, E-mail:, Internet:  

Recommended citation:
National Statistics Office (NSO) [Philippines], and ICF Macro. 2009. National Demographic and Health
Survey 2008. Calverton, Maryland: National Statistics Office and ICF Macro.

new Pulse Asia RH Bill survey : anti-RH Bill proponents are ineffective and ignored by the people; 69% support RH Bill

December 1, 2010 4 comments

pulse asia has released new research conducted in october on people’s sentiments on the RH Bill.

  • a high 80% of the respondents are aware of the RH Bill. given the high degree of discussion that has occurred on the RH Bill in recent weeks, we were expecting it to be higher.
  • the question on sentiments on the RH BIll  is well done and is comprehensive in covering the key points of the RH Bill. this question is the most key in this research. it was a good idea that the design included the key elements of the RH Bill in the question. that ensures the respondents are  fully aware of what the RH Bill is all about.
  • a high 69% of respondents agree and support the RH Bill. this  is notable as this is about as high as it sued to be in previous researches. that means people’s sentiments have not changed despite the heightened attacks of the anti-RH Bill faction in recent weeks.
  • it can also mean the anti-RH-Bill groups  have been largely ineffective in swaying the sentiments of the people on the RH Bill.
  • most recent months have seen a lot of discussion and debate on the RH Bill,. that means the people are even more aware and educated on what the RH Bill is all about. the scores favoring the RH BIll says  the more they  know about the more they support the bill.
  • agreement and support for the RH Bill is highly significant, broad based  and across the board  – all regions and all socio-eco classes.


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