Reproductive Health / Responsible Parenthood / Family Planning


Lead Adviser:

Mr. Lydio M. Español Jr.     –     Regional Director, POPCOM NCR


Ms. Erma R. Yapit               –     Regional Director, POPCOM I

Ms. Agnes D. Sampulna               –     Regional Director, POPCOM XI

Mr. Alexander D. Makinano               –     Regional Director, POPCOM Caraga


Technical Working Group

Ms. Darlynn S. Remolino               –     Assistant Regional Director, POPCOM VII

Ms. Ma. Linadores M. Delicana               –     Assistant Regional Director, POPCOM XI

Ms. Desiree Concepcion U. Garganian               –     Assistant Regional Director, POPCOM XII

Ms. Rosemarie C. Hubag               –     Assistant Regional Director, POPCOM VI



Lead Program Manager:

Ms. Jackylin D. Robel      –      Planning Officer V, POPCOM Central Office – Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division

Assistant Program Manager:

Ms. Marites U. Cipriano      –      Planning Officer III, POPCOM Central Office – Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division


Ms. Jesusa R. Lugtu               –     Project Evaluation Officer III, POPCOM Central Office – Policy Advocacy and Development Division

Ms. Vanessa Tria Marie E. Emperador      –      Planning Officer II, POPCOM Central Office – Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division



Specifically, POPCOM would like to help couples / parents exercise responsible parenting to achieve their desired number, timing and spacing of their children, and to contribute in improving the maternal, neonatal and child health, and nutrition (MNCHN). POPCOM does these through the following:

  • Fund releases for the conduct of Responsible Parenting Classes in the barangays
  • Partnership with MSWD in the conduct of Family Development (FDS) Sessions in 4Ps areas in the region
  • Partnership with DOH in the Kalusugang Pangkalahatan (KP) through tracking of couples with unmet need in family planning during FDS sessions
  • Establishment and maintenance of an online web-based reporting system of couples reached
  • Conduct of capability building activities on Pre-Marriage Counseling for LGUs, and other related competencies
  • Development, production and dissemination of advocacy/ IEC materials
  • Observance of special population events (e.g. Natural Family Planning Week, Family Planning Month)