2021 World Population Day highlights importance of prioritizing sexual and reproductive health and rights of all people

This year’s celebration of the 2021 World Population Day (WPD) recognizes the importance of investing in sexual and reproductive health and rights of all people amidst the challenges of the COVID-19. This year’s theme “Dynamic Demographics: To address population growth or decline, we need rights and choices at the center”aims to raise awareness about the continue reading : 2021 World Population Day highlights importance of prioritizing sexual and reproductive health and rights of all people

President Duterte: Teenage Pregnancy an ‘urgent national priority’

On June 25, 2021, President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) No. 141 which adopts the implementation of measures to address the root causes of the rising number of teenage pregnancies as a national priority. In the said EO, the government acknowledges that engendered patterns of discrimination, deep-seated norms and attitudes that normalize and continue reading : President Duterte: Teenage Pregnancy an ‘urgent national priority’

POPCOM praises former president Aquino III as staunch reproductive health advocate

As the entire Philippine nation mourns the sudden passing of former Philippine president Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) acknowledges his significant role in championing reproductive health (RH) care in the country. Particularly, POPCOM lauds the former chief executive’s courage in passing the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law continue reading : POPCOM praises former president Aquino III as staunch reproductive health advocate

Nueva Vizcaya educators support programs to reduce cases of teenage pregnancy in the province

On April 30, 2021, the Provincial Population Office of Nueva Vizcaya conducted a virtual seminar on Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Alternative Modalities in reaching out to parents and adolescents during the pandemic. A total of 121 school heads and teachers from the different schools in the province attended the activity. These trained school heads and continue reading : Nueva Vizcaya educators support programs to reduce cases of teenage pregnancy in the province