Philippines contraception law signed by Benigno Aquino

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20863691


"Philippines President Benigno Aquino has signed into law a bill providing for free access to contraception and family planning.
Supporters say the law, which took 14 years to pass, will reduce poverty and maternal mortality in a country with the highest birth rate in the region.
The Roman Catholic Church repeatedly tried to block the bill."-  Any surprise there??