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Bawal ‘yan! Dingdong Dantes says mandatory pregnancy tests for students in Baguio school violate women’s rights

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Actor Dingdong Dantes has called on the Pines City Colleges in Baguio to reconsider its mandatory pregnancy tests for students.

Dantes, former commissioner of the National Youth Commission, said such policy violates the women’s rights, including the right to privacy.

“Despite the College’s intention to protect the health of its students and their child, and to contribute in resolving teenage pregnancy in the country, this act remains to be a concrete violation of the basic right to privacy and of the Magna Carta for Women,” he tweeted.

“I hope that the school management will review the implications of the said memorandum, and I support the Commission on Higher Education along with other women rights advocates who are looking into this case,” he said.

Dantes also urged the NYC to “follow suit especially that this concerns young women.