President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday, June 27, that he plans to come up with a family planning program that will allow parents to have up to three children.
Speaking at the flag ceremony in Davao City Hall, Duterte told social workers to be proactive in implementing this policy.
“I will install the program of family planning, three (children)… tama na yan,” he said.
Duterte said that he does not want the prospect of people having many children they could not support.
Duterte also indicated he is prepared to lock horns with the Catholic Church, which has opposed artificial contraception.
“Noon pa yan, during (President Fidel R)amos’ time. Ramos was the only president brave enough to implement family planning,” he said. MC
File image from Rody Duterte’s Facebook page