DSWD, POPCOM team up to address teenage pregnancy in the country

(09 June 2021)In an effort to address teenage pregnancies in the country, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) will undertake the Social Protection Program for Teenage Mothers and their Children (SPPTMC) as mandated under the special provision of the 2021 General Appropriations Act of 2021.

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Usec Juan Antonio Perez III, Executive Director

EYE ON POPULATION: Her body, she decides (…but only if she is 18)

IN mid-May, the United Nations Population Fund in the Philippines (UNFPA) and the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) launched the 2021 version of the State of the World Population report entitled, “My Body Is My Own: Claiming the Right to Autonomy and Self-Determination.”

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POPCOM’s Message during the 2021 State of the World Population Report Launch

United Nations Representative Gustavo Gonzales United Nations Population Fund Philippine Representative Dr. Leila Joudane Socioeconomic Planning UnderSecretary Jose Miguel Dela Rosa Stakeholders and advocates of population and development Fellow workers in government Esteemed partners from the media Ladies and Gentlemen

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