February 19, 2018
[email protected]: Countdown to Gold
The Commission on Population (POPCOM) will celebrate its 49th year anniversary on February 19, 2018 with the theme [email protected]: Tungo sa Matatag, Maginhawa, at Planadong Pamilyang Pilipino.
Since its creation, POPCOM has taken the lead in contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of all Filipino families by empowering them through responsible parenting, quality health, education and population and development integration.
“Maka-aasa kayo na kami sa POPCOM ay patuloy na magiging kaagapay sa responsableng pagpaplano ng pamilya, tutulong sa paghubog ng kabataang Pinoy at magbabahagi ng kaalaman sa pagpaplano kasama ang lokal na pamahalaan tungo sa sama-samang pag-unlad,” said POPCOM Executive Director Dr. Juan A. Antonio Perez III.
A one-day event will be conducted in POPCOM grounds on February 20 that will feature the launch of the agency’s Philippine Population Management Program Directional Plan (PPMP-DP) for the year 2017-2022.
The official countdown towards the agency’s 50th anniversary in 2019 will be launched on said date. Themes for the three major program components, namely: Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning (RPFP), Adolescent Health and Development (AHD) and Population and Development (POPDEV) Integration will also be launched, showcasing different activities of POPCOM Central and Regional Offices nationwide to be conducted every quarter as part of the countdown.
The Philippine Population Program was officially launched through the Executive Order No. 171 and POPCOM was mandated to serve as the central coordinating and policy making body of the government in the field of population since 1969.