(19 May 2021) Despite registering encouraging numbers in the level of Filipino women’s decision-making on healthcare, sexual and reproductive health, and rights (SRHR), the country’s 20 million-plus young people continue to struggle in implementing their rights to bodily autonomy as practices of child marriage, experiences of gender-based violence, and lack of access to credible information continue reading : STATE OF WORLD POPULATION 2021: UNFPA, POPCOM advocates for policies and programs that protect teens’ right to bodily autonomy
The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) strongly encourages proponents of community pantries to include contraceptives such as condoms and pills as necessary goods in their distribution activities.
The Philippines is keen on strengthening efforts on family planning, as well as population and development (POPDEV), as government agencies led by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) strongly commit to advance and protect gains of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Program of continue reading : PHL commits to prioritize health, nutrition, FP at UN meet: Filipino ambassador to head UN population body in 2022
(19 April 2021) delivered by Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua of the National Economic and Development Authority. Mr. Chair, Excellencies, the Government of the Philippines strongly commits to protect and advance the gains of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Program of Action, especially during this pandemic.
(25 April 2021) “Sa Layag ng Bangkang Paurong” (Boats that Sail Backward)—a documentary film produced by young filmmakers from Alaminos, Pangasinan—was declared Best International Documentary Film in the recently concluded Fresh International Film Festival in Limerick, Ireland on March 28, 2021.