The Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Commission on Population and Development will combine efforts and resources to combat the adverse effects of adolescent pregnancies in the country, as both agencies are set to institute a social protection program for teenage mothers and their children, or SPPTMC.
(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.
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.”
The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) has identified 1,272 barangays nationwide as having the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, averaging 137 cases over an eight-month period from September 2020 to April 15, 2021.
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