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POPCOM VI to award Best practices in Population Program

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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Pro-PIDU targets January 2015 for declaration of Fourth District as “Peaceful and Ready-For-Further-Development District”

Pro-PIDU targets January 2015 for declaration of Fourth District as “Peaceful and Ready-For-Further-Development District”

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., together with Col. Jon Aying, Commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade, Col. Noel Buan, Capt. Jimrhic Obias, Negros Occ. Board Members Victor Javellana (Fourth District) and Salvador Escalante, Jr. (Second District), Mayors Mario Magno of San Enrique and Jose Maria Alonso of Pontevedra, and Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal, action officer of the Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (Pro-PIDU) and LGU representatives during a meeting held at the Capitol, yesterday, on the target declaration of the Fourth District of Negros Occ. as a “Peaceful and Ready-for-Further-Development District”. /Capitol photo

The Negros Occidental Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (Pro-PIDU) headed by Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. has targeted the declaration of the Fourth District of the province as a “Peaceful and Ready-for-Further-Development District” by the end of January 2015.

The Negros Occ. Fourth District is composed of the Cities of Bago and La Carlota, and the Municipalities of Pulupandan, Valladolid, San Enrique, and Pontevedra.

During a Pro-PIDU meeting held yesterday at the Capitol, the governor lauded the joint effort of the local officials of the district and the members of the Philippine Army and Philippine National Police after it was reported by Col. Jon Aying, Commanding Officer of the 303rd Infantry Brigade and his staff, Capt. Jimrhic Obias, that there are no Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front-New People’s Army influenced barangays and no NPA-initiated violent incidents recorded in the Fourth District for the past six years.

Fourth District officials including Board Member Victor Javellana, Mayors Mario Magno of San Enrique and Jose Maria Alonso of Pontevedra, Municipal Administrator Federico Infante, Jr. of Pulupandan, Larry Yulo of Bago City, and Roel Yogore of Valladolid were present in the meeting along with Board Member Salvador Escalante, Jr. (Second District), P/SSupt. Milko Lirazan, Col. Noel Buan, Deputy CO of 303rd Brigade and Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal, Pro-PIDU action officer, among others.

Col. Aying said it is important that the people of the district is involved in the preparations for the peace declaration so that they will also participate in the maintenance of the peace and order in their respective communities, even as he assured that there will be no pull-out of military forces in the province.

He said objectives of stabilizing the peace and order situation are: to empower civil authorities in performing their mandate on peace and security; to promote people’s shared responsibility and reinforce their sense of security; to boost social pressure against armed struggle; and to attract more investors.

The preparations will involve consultation meetings and that of the Peace and Order Councils from the barangays up to the city and municipal levels and the passing of respective resolutions of support to the peace declaration. Ultimately, when all of the districts shall have made their declarations, the whole province will also be declared as a “Peaceful and Ready-for-Further-Development Province”. /Capitol News

Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental approves 2015 budget

Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental approves 2015 budget

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. and Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose V. Lacson (seated 3rd and 4th from left) with the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members namely, Helen Zafra, Johnna Ko, Renato Gustilo, Pedro Zayco, Jr., Miller Serondo, Rolando Ponsica, Renato Malabor, Raul Rivera, Victor Javellana, and Mark Cui meet at the Governor’s Office after the approval of the 2015 budget for Negros Occidental at the SP session, yesterday. /Capitol photo