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The Challenge Initiative intensifies partnerships with cities to reduce teenage pregnancy The Challenge Initiative Philippines (TCI) increased its partner cities from three in 2020 to 13 only a year later after its launch. Through the strengthening of the program amid the COVID-19 pandemic, TCI engaged, trained, and capacitated local governments in implementing Adolescent and Youth continue reading : PRESS RELEASE:

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POPCOM: Adolescent pregnancies in PHL drop by 13% in 2020 Sexual behavior changes, Covid concerns drive teen birth rate down to 31% The number of births among adolescent mothers in the country in 2020 went down by 23,855—a 13% drop which set a 17-year record for the sharpest decrease in births in women under 20 continue reading : PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE: POPCOM: R.A. 11596 a positive development for Filipino children’s future, wellbeing

POPCOM: R.A. 11596 a positive dev’t for Filipino children’s future, wellbeing(Statement on the recently signed law prohibiting the practice of child marriages) The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) has commended President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for formalizing the landmark passage of Republic Act 11596, otherwise known as “An Act Prohibiting the Practice of Child Marriage,” continue reading : PRESS RELEASE: POPCOM: R.A. 11596 a positive development for Filipino children’s future, wellbeing

PRESS RELEASE: Pandemic-plagued areas’ poverty rates 5x up, 4.3M more Pinoys poorer

Pandemic-plagued areas’ poverty rates 5x up, 4.3M more Pinoys poorerWhile regions least affected lift 800,000 from economic woes The ongoing pandemic has manifested its polarizing effects on Filipinos’ socioeconomic standing, as it pushed more than 4 million individuals deeper into poverty, while lifting some 800,000 out of economic hardships.        According to recent continue reading : PRESS RELEASE: Pandemic-plagued areas’ poverty rates 5x up, 4.3M more Pinoys poorer

PRESS RELEASE: POPCOM projects slowest population rise in 75 years

No. of Filipinos increase by merely 0.3% in 2021; total of 109,991,095 by year endPOPCOM projects slowest population rise in 75 years More Filipinos are embracing family planning during the crisis caused by the economic crunch and Covid-19, resulting to the Philippines’ rapidly declining population numbers. POPCOM FILE PHOTO The Philippine population is expected to continue reading : PRESS RELEASE: POPCOM projects slowest population rise in 75 years