Press Release from: Commission on Population
Regional Population Office No. VI, Gonzaga St., Pavia, Iloilo 5001
In celebration of the Population and Development (POPDEV) Week 2014, the Commission on Population VI will recognize five notable initiatives covering the three major program components (RP/FP, AHYD, POPDEV) of the Philippine Population Management Program (PPMP) being implemented by the Local Population Offices in the region. The recognition will be given during the regional POPDEV Summit on December 12, 2014 at Sarabia Manor Hotel, Iloilo City.
The Population Summit will be a gathering of population officers, workers, volunteers and program stakeholders who are directly involved in the operationalization of the Population Program at the local level.
For the Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning (RP/FP), the Provincial Population Office of Capiz will get the recognition for their project entitled: “The Crucial Role of the Barangay Service Point Officers in the Attainment of the Goals and Objectives of RP/FP.” It’s about the remarkable contribution of BSPOs in the promotion of population and family planning programs in the barangays.
The Iloilo Provincial Population Office, on the other hand won hands down for the implementation of the Adolescent Health and Youth Development (AHYD) for the project called “Establishment of School-Based Multi-Purpose Teen Center.” This project is a strategy in addressing the risky sexual and non-sexual behaviors of young people by providing them with a venue and programs where they can develop their fullest potentials as individuals.
The Population Division of the Province of Negros Occidental will get the award under the Population and Development (POPDEV) Integration category for the “Project Bulig” initiative. It works for the empowerment of the poor rural communities in three municipalities with special consideration on women and their children.
Special Citation will be given to Aklan Population and Gender Office for their “Integrated Population and Gender Office” as a model in the establishment of a local population office.
Another citation is up for the Iloilo PPO as a recognition for the “Data Banking and Management Project” as a potent tool in POPDEV Integration.
“The interrelationship of population and development must be given emphasis so that we can properly address the pressing issues that the people of Western Visayas are facing.” said POPCOM VI Regional Director Harold Alfred P. Marshall.
This year’s celebration will focus on the implications of reaching the 100 million mark for the country’s population with the theme “Bigyang Halaga and Bawat Pinoy sa Pag-unlad… Ngayon at Bukas!” (Making Every Filipino Matter is Sustainable Development).
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