DOH to ‘pursue but won’t rush’ condoms distribution in schools

The Department of Health (DOH) will push through with its plan to distribute condoms in schools despite criticisms from different groups, including the Catholic Church.

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial assured the program’s critics that in implementing the program, the DOH would take it one step at a time.

“We are taking this one step at a time because we really have to win the cooperation of the teachers and school health professionals. We cannot do this alone in the DOH. There has to be cooperation,” Ubial said in an interview on Monday.