The Local Population Management Program
Provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, La Union, Cagayan and Guimaras
Population program is not only about numbers. Anchored on the population and sustainable development framework, it is more concerned about striking a balance between population, adequate resources and healthy environment. But to make a dent in one's life, it needs to be fully supported by the local governments, the main implementers of the population program.
These case studies are documentation of the Population Management Program in the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Guimaras, La Union, and Cagayan. It describes how the Philippine Population Management Program was localized in these provinces from inception to 1998.
The primary sources of information are the Provincial Governor and staff, Provincial Population Officer and staff, Provincial Planning and Development Officer and staff, Chair and members of the Provincial Advocacy Team, other key population program implementers and/or partners, and family planing acceptors, among others.
Field visits, together with focus group discussions, enabled close interaction with key informants. Secondary data sources, including plans and other materials, augmented the primary information gathered.
It is hoped that other local government units could make good use any one of these models in implementing their Local Population.