Expansion of Community-Based Women’s Health Programs (CBWHP) in Bulacan, Eastern Samar and
Manila, with the corresponding CHWs’ training and community organizing/mobilization; health info
based on Hesperian Foundation book, Where Women Have no Doctor, translated to Filipino by Likhaan.
Addition of 4 women’s health associations and 3 youth health associations, and federation into PILAKKK
(Pinagsamang Lakas ng Kababaihan, Kabataan, at iba-ibang Kasarian). PILAKKK led Likhaan’s mass
mobilizations, e.g., the marches marking the Centennial of the Women’s Movement in the Philippines,
protesting the government’s war against Muslim insurgents in Basilan, and the 1st “women’s long
march” to the House of Representatives to push for the RH Bill. Locally, community organizers/mobilizers
(Cos/CMs) set up emergency loan cooperatives; the “RH Sentinels” (volunteers assisting women in
emergencies); “Balay Huluran,” (place for women about to give birth); “Women’s Garden” (for
vegetables) for women displaced by eviction.
Regularization of 4 CBWCC and 1 Office-Based clinic that provided a range of RH services, including
maternal care, contraception, VAW counseling, and management of Reproductive Tract Infections. Staff
gathering together for “RH Fairs,” outreach events providing education and RH services outside pilot
Broader advocacy for sexual and reproductive rights, e.g. providing PMAC (Prevention and Management
of Abortion Complications) and EmOC (Emergency Obstetric Care) in government facilities; documenting
and protesting the contraception ban in Manila City and the delisting of the emergency contraceptive
pill, “Postinor” by health department; defending rights on abortion, SOGIE, and adolescent sexuality and
resisting Catholic fundamentalism and militarism through popular education, posters, videos, games, sports competition, musical plays, etc.