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POPCOM calls for prevention, social protection measures as more Filipino minors get pregnant The latest civil-registry statistics for 2019 from the Philippine Statistics Authority revealed that births among girls ages 15 years old and below have gone up by 7%, compared to 2018. This is the ninth year since 2011 that this figure has continued to continue reading : PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE: World Contraception Day 2021:

World Contraception Day 2021: Mas madaling pag-access sa mga serbisyong ‘family planning’ at pamamahagi ng contraceptives, pinanawagan sa kabila ng pandemya Lubhang pinahina ng pandemiya ang pagsasagawa ng mga serbisyo ukol sa pagpa-plano ng pamilya o “family planning,” at ang pamimigay ng “contraceptives” sa buong bansa, na nagdulot ng masamang epekto sa kagalingan o “well-being” continue reading : PRESS RELEASE: World Contraception Day 2021:

PRESS RELEASE: More Pinoys use FP amid pandemic, as 8M accept modern methods as of 2020

The Department of Health (DOH) and the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) renewed their call to stakeholders—particularly local government units (LGUs)—to continue the provision of family planning (FP) as one of the vital and essential health services, especially during the health crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, a total of 8,085,000 continue reading : PRESS RELEASE: More Pinoys use FP amid pandemic, as 8M accept modern methods as of 2020

USAID, DOH, POPCOM boost parent-teen interactions via social media to address early pregnancies

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of Health (DOH), and the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) recently formed a nationwide campaign to address the alarming rate of teenage pregnancies in the Philippines. Dubbed as “Konektado Tayo,” the campaign aims to bridge the communications gap between Filipino parents and their adolescent continue reading : USAID, DOH, POPCOM boost parent-teen interactions via social media to address early pregnancies

As Philippine population reaches 109M in 2020… POPCOM calls on government, partners to intensify development programs

With about 1.6 million Filipinos added annually to the country’s population in the last five years, the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) recently urged the national government to implement far-reaching and holistic approaches to further strengthen population and development programs on the ground.             This was POPCOM’s call after the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) released on continue reading : As Philippine population reaches 109M in 2020… POPCOM calls on government, partners to intensify development programs

POPCOM hails Pres. Duterte for signing EO 141 prioritizing govt measures to address teen pregnancies

The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) praised President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for enacting Executive Order (EO) 141, which prioritizes the implementation of measures addressing adolescent pregnancies in the country and mobilizes government agencies for the said purpose. The Chief Executive signed EO 141 on June 25 and was published on June 29 in the continue reading : POPCOM hails Pres. Duterte for signing EO 141 prioritizing govt measures to address teen pregnancies