MENU
  • 2017_Womens_Month

Population & Development
(POPDEV)

popdev icon

 

Responsible Parenthood & Family Planning (RP-FP)

rp icon

Adolescent Health & Youth Development (AHYD)

ahyd icon

Responsible Parenthood-Reproductive Health Law

rprh icon

12 5 U4U SanCarlos

A communication campaign on the prevention of teen pregnancy was recognized for the second time by the Public relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) as one of the best communication programs in the country.

Dubbed as “U4U”, the campaign won five Gold Awards at the 52nd Anvil Awards. With initial funding from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), “U4U” has become the flagship project of the Commission on Population (POPCOM) under its Adolescent Health and Youth Development (AHYD) Program.

San Fernando City, La UnionThe Commission on Population celebrates Valentine’s Day with a Heart to H.E.A.R.T campaign for the whole month of February. This intends to share relevant updates and awareness about the prevailing issues that confront the young people today.

 

The H.E.A.R.T campaign stands for:

H—HIV/AIDS

E—Early Sexual Encounter

A—Adolescent Sexuality

R—Reproductive Health

T—Teenage Pregnancy

heart to heart 02 17

 

In December 2016, the HIV and AIDS Registry of the Philippines (HARP) of the Department of Health reported that there were 750 new HIV antibody sero-positive individuals. Most of these cases are among males who belong to the 25-34 year age group while 29% were youth (15-25 y/o) from the recorded cases of 9, 264 including deaths.

PHE 09 23

With the growing number of population in the country today, health and basic social services are compromised—If not adequately served, many people are not being reached. Social and environmental pressures such as unmanaged population, rising teenage pregnancies, poverty, malnutrition, poor health, low productivity, unsafe water, poor waste management, flooding and natural disasters, and climate change are among the many threaten long-term prospects for sustainable development. This situation limits the people from enjoying a quality life where resources are abundant and free from health threats. Factors such as technology, culture, tradition, religion and values are among those that alter the way people affect and get affected by the environment.

On its second year, POPCOM conducted a regional film festival to in-school youth covering public and private schools. The film highlighted the theme, “Kabataan, Kalusugan, Kalikasan: Magkaugnay” which incorporates the inherent link of the environment, health and development which are often affected negatively by threats such as population pressures and poverty.

The students, being one of the key players and targets of the PHE efforts are the best actors to influence bigger population as Director Erma R. Yapit quoted, “You (students) can make better decisions, you can make a CHANGE!

Through maintaining a healthy balance among these three dimensions (PHE), the surroundings will be clean and healthy; there will be sufficient food and resources for all; and people will then be well-nourished and healthy, and live a longer life. (MCM)

 

ISDN 08 25
August 25, 2016 –The Commission on Population-I has convened its partner agencies and stakeholders in the launching of Information and Service Delivery Network (ISDN) for Adolescent Health and Youth Development Program in Oasis Country Club, San Fernando City, La Union.

ISDN, as a network of facilities, institutions and providers in a social system, is introduced to respond to the growing demand and needs of the young population on health information and services collectively. It establishes better partnership, interlinkages and participatory approach among stakeholders which have the same goals and vision in enabling the youth to a more comprehensive choices and health seeking behavior.

There were about 45 representatives from various agencies who extolled and shared exemplary practices on youth services—livelihood, education, nutrition and health, safety and protection, advocacy, data profiling and project monitoring & implementation in schools, health facilities and community-wide as a whole. 

With the establishment of this referral pathway, POPCOM, together with its partners hopes to unify efforts, resources and interventions from various stakeholders in order to accommodate more youth to a more quality adolescent reproductive health.

ISDN will ensure that all youth programs of identified partners will give greater, effective and sustained impact among target audience—the youth.

This initiative of POPCOM bends on M.J.T Stepanek’s, “Unity is strength, when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved” (MCM).

###

 

ISDN, as a network of facilities, institutions and providers in a social system, is introduced to respond to the growing demand and needs of the young population on health information and services collectively. It establishes better partnership, interlinkages and participatory approach among stakeholders which have the same goals and vision in enabling the youth to a more comprehensive choices and health seeking behavior.

There were about 45 representatives from various agencies who extolled and shared exemplary practices on youth services—livelihood, education, nutrition and health, safety and protection, advocacy, data profiling and project monitoring & implementation in schools, health facilities and community-wide as a whole.

With the establishment of this referral pathway, POPCOM, together with its partners hopes to unify efforts, resources and interventions from various stakeholders in order to accommodate more youth to a more quality adolescent reproductive health.

ISDN will ensure that all youth programs of identified partners will give greater, effective and sustained impact among target audience—the youth.

This initiative of POPCOM bends on M.J.T Stepanek’s, “Unity is strength, when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved” (MCM).

###

Location Map

Activities

Population Clock



Base from the 2015 CENSUS of Population: 5,026,128

Basis: 2015 PGR of 1.09

Connect with Us

fb3