2018 Family Planning Month celebration focuses on the promotion of modern family planning
The Commission on Population-I joins the nationwide celebration of the Family Planning (FP) Month with the theme Pamilyang Planado, Panalo! #FamilyPlanningTryMo!” The theme highlights the promotion of the use of modern FP methods to achieve the desired number of children that couples can afford to raise. These methods help space pregnancies for at least three years to give mothers ample time to recover from the physical and psychological stresses of pregnancy.
Observed annually in August, the celebration is aimed to increase the public’s access to FP services and to promote awareness about the programs of the government in family planning and the actions parents can take if they want to plan for the number and spacing of their children.
Based on the National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) of 2017 conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority, the current use of contraception among Region 1 currently married women age 15-49 are the following: 43.9% uses any modern method, 16.2% uses any traditional method, and 39.9% is not currently using any method.
- Category: RP-FP
Students, parents/guardians, teaching and non-teaching staff from the Saint Louis College High School (left) and Union Christian College High School (right) took part in the film viewing activity.
As part of the strategy of the Commission on Population-I in promoting its Adolescent Health and Development (AHD) program, the agency is taking the initiative, through a film dissemination, in increasing the youth’s awareness and interest on concerns and issues that affect them.
In collaboration with selected academic institutions in the region, a Film Showing was separately conducted at the Saint Louis College High School during their Family Day on April 7, 2018 and at the Union Christian College High School on April 16, 2018. Both of the activities were participated by over 2000 students and school officials/parents.
- Category: AHYD
Press Release: POPCOM signs for more partnership with PCPD on Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health
L to R: Dr. Jondi Flavier, Executive Director of PCPD, Ms. Loida Almendares, DOH-PCPD PPP Consultant/Consolidator, Ms. Wilma E. Ulpindo, PO IV/ARD of POPCOM, Ms. Kristine Diane Padilla, POPCOM’s Technical Head and Ms. Mae Grace Menguita and Maria Cristina Martinez, Information Officers I and II, respectively.
On April 16, 2018, the Commission on Population Regional Office I has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Philippine Center for Population and Development (PCPD) both for the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Engagement for Modern Family Planning Service Delivery and partnership with Model Youth-oriented Rendezvous of Networks preventing Aids and Center for Adolescent fertility Education (MYRNA’s CAFÉ) as a referral teen center/teen hub in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan.
- Category: RP-FP
Groupie! POPCOM Regional Director, Ms. Erma R. Yapit (in gold dress) takes a “ngiting tagumpay” pose with the young filmmakers from Alaminos City National High School together with Best Actor Awardee, Justin Paul Basobas (middle), coach Ms. Raquel Rarang-Rivera (standing second from the right), and POPCOM Regional Office Staff.
March 22, 2018 –The Commission on Population, through its Adolescent Health and Development (AHD) program recognized young filmmakers in the country on its 3rd National Film Awarding Ceremony held in Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Metro Manila.
Region 1 delegates, represented by the young filmmakers from Alaminos City National High School in Pangasinan bagged most of the film nominations and won the Best Actor award for its film, “Layag”.
- Category: AHYD