Specifically, POPCOM would like to help couples / parents exercise responsible parenting to achieve their desired number, timing and spacing of their children, and to contribute in improving the maternal, neonatal and child health, and nutrition (MNCHN). POPCOM does these through the following:

  • Fund releases for the conduct of Responsible Parenting Classes in the barangays
  • Partnership with MSWD in the conduct of Family Development (FDS) Sessions in 4Ps areas in the region
  • Partnership with DOH in the Kalusugang Pangkalahatan (KP) through tracking of couples with unmet need in family planning during FDS sessions
  • Establishment and maintenance of an online web-based reporting system of couples reached
  • Conduct of capability building activities on Pre-Marriage Counseling for LGUs, and other related competencies
  • Development, production and dissemination of advocacy/ IEC materials
  • Observance of special population events (e.g. Natural Family Planning Week, Family Planning Month)

RPFP priority strategies are geared towards assisting couples to achieve their desired number and spacing of children within the demand of responsible parenthood through effective family planning. It specifically aims to attain zero unmet need for modern family planning through increase access to FP information and services. For this program component, the following priority strategies will be pursued with relevant implementing partners:

  1. Fully promote and implement the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Law particularly at the local level through increased appreciation and accountability of local chief executives and program managers of the implementation of the said Law;
  2. Intensify demand generation activities especially among poor women and families at the community level through the conduct of RPFP sessions and other interpersonal communication strategies that are linked with FP service provision;
  3. Strengthen the Pre-Marriage Counseling (PMC) Program at the local level to prepare would-be-couples for responsible parenthood including family planning;
  4. Conduct a nationwide communication campaign to promote responsible parenthood and family planning for both modern artificial and natural family planning methods using multimedia platforms;
  5. Improve access to and delivery of FP services especially in public health facilities through sustainable availability of contraceptive commodities and quality service provision at the local level;
  6. Promote contraceptive self-reliance among LGUs to fill-in the gaps on nationally procured contraceptives and to ensure universal access to FP services in their localities;
  7. Continuously build the capacities of service providers for the delivery of quality FP services;
  8. Engage civil society organizations and the private sector in demand generation and service delivery for modern family planning;
  9. Promote movement for increased men’s involvement in responsible parenthood and family planning through male-participated communication and advocacy initiatives;
  10. Improve health facilities and service delivery mechanisms to enhance access of persons with disabilities to FP information and services;
  11. Establish and operationalize the integrated Service Delivery Network for maternal health and family planning;
  12. Improve service delivery mechanisms for modern FP through efficient and accessible database on unmet need for modern FP (RPFP Online Reporting System);
  13. Capacitate and mobilize local population structures to coordinate demand generation strategies that are linked to service delivery;
  14. Capacitate community volunteers for demand generation and referral services;
  15. Ensure continuing improvement of public health facilities for efficient delivery of quality FP information and services;
  16. Institute the provision of RPFP information and services in the workplace both in the public and private sectors; and
  17. Establish efficient logistic management and distribution system for FP commodities.

National Program Adviser Team

Lead Adviser:

Mr. Lydio M. Español Jr.     –     Regional Director, POPCOM NCR


Ms. Erma R. Yapit        –     Regional Director, POPCOM I

Ms. Agnes D. Sampulna –     Regional Director, POPCOM XI

Mr. Alexander D. Makinano –     Regional Director, POPCOM Caraga

Technical Working Group

Ms. Darlynn S. Remolino     –     Assistant Regional Director, POPCOM VII

Ms. Ma. Linadores M. Delicana     –    Assistant Regional Director, POPCOM XI

Ms. Desiree Concepcion U. Garganian   – Assistant Regional Director, POPCOM XII

National Program Monitoring Team

Technical Focal Persons – Central Office:

Ms. Marites U. Cipriano      –      Lead Technical Focal Person, POPCOM Central Office – Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division

Ms. Jesusa R. Lugtu     –     Support Technical Focal Person, POPCOM Central Office – Policy Advocacy and Development Division