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"POPCOM 50th Anniversary"
February 19, 2019
January 2, 2018
Philippine workforce grows at second highest rate in population
107 Million Filipinos by end-2018
The Philippine population will continue to increase throughout 2018 and is projected to reach around 107,190,081 by Dec. 31, 2018, based on projections made by the Commission on Population using the latest population census of 2015 (Philippine Statistics Authority).
A noticeable increase will also be among women of reproductive age. By the end of 2018, there will be around 27,713,110 women of reproductive age (aged 15-49), an increase of over 400,000 from the previous year’s projection. These women are usually the beneficiaries of Reproductive Health services under the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health law. With the increasing trend of pregnancies among 10-14 year-old girls, the number of women and girls of reproductive age would be 33,114,606 (30.5% of the population).
JUAN ANTONIO A. PEREZ III, MD, MPH
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The new administration of President Rodrigo Duterte has recognized the relevance of population interventions in his platform of national development. As such, he pronounced strong political will to fully implement the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Law as a component of the national socio-economic agenda during his first State of the Nation Address (SONA). In relation to this, he issued Executive Order No. 12 to urgently attain zero unmet need for modern family planning as one of the legacies of the Philippine Health Agenda.