The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) strongly believes that correct information and right choices among Filipino couples and individuals will be vital in countering unplanned pregnancies.
The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) said that the fate and the future of more than 60,000 young girls have been left in a precarious state, as the leadership of the Senate decided to delay the discussions on Senate Bill (SB) No. 1334, or the proposed “Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy Act,” which seeks to continue reading : POPCOM: Fate of 60K-plus minor girls giving birth yearly hangs in the balance with stalling of “teen pregnancy” bills
The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM), together with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and other government partners, are calling on all sectors of society to do their utmost in securing Filipino families against economic difficulties and violence stemming from the spread of the pandemic, as the country observes the 28th National continue reading : National Family Week: September 21 to 27, POPCOM, DSWD, govt agencies: Families must be shielded vs economic woes, violence stemming from pandemic
The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) is currently strengthening its capacity to support the supply chain for family planning (FP) commodities nationwide, as it inaugurates new warehouses in the provinces, including those in the cities of Legazpi, Zamboanga, Davao and Cotabato.
About one in 10 Filipinas 15 to 19 years old have already given birth, as this age group continues to register increasing fertility rates, the lowest usage of contraceptives, and is burdened with serious, unfulfilled requirements for family planning (FP).