Population and Development (POPDEV)

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Responsible Parenthood-Family Planning (RP-FP)

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Adolescent Health and Youth Development (AHYD)

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Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health

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Regional Director's Corner

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ATTY. BRUCE N. RAGAS
Regional Director

 

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This year, the Philippines marks the passage of Republic Act 10354 or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012.The ruling of the Supreme Court of the Philippines in its declaration of the law as not unconstitutional is a significant progress in reaching everyone equally especially on matters on maternal health where the poor and marginalized women and girls have been left without universal access to reproductive health. The country’s maternal mortality ratio (MMR), for example, has remained high since 1993 and it is dificult that the MMR target of 52 deaths per 100,000 live births will be reached by the 2015 Millennium Development Goals deadline.

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Adolescent Health and Youth Development Program

 

Regional Focal Person:     Mr. Rhett Vincent M. Minguez   -   Planning Officer I

 

The Adolescent Health and Youth Development Program (AHYDP) is one of the key component programs of the Philippine Population Management Program (PPMP).  The overall goal of the AHYD Program is to contribute to the improvement and promotion of the total well-being of young Filipinos ages 10-14; 15-19 and 20-24 through their sexual and reproductive health.   Specifically it aims to contribute to the reduction of the incidence of teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS among young people which are aligned with the thrusts of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Program of Action (PoA).

As the government agency tasked to manage the AHYD Program, the Philippine Commission on Population leads in the coordination and monitoring of relevant initiatives in the areas of:

  • Policy support
  • Service delivery
  • Capacity building
  • Advocacy and information, communication and education (IEC)    
  • Research and  management information system 

Moreover, the Commission works hand in hand with the Department of Health and other stakeholders both public and private in linking demand and services through the development and piloting of demand generation strategies and conduct of researches that merit appropriate policy and program responses.  The efforts of the Commission involve and target the various level of stakeholders including the young people themselves as the primary stakeholder, the family, specifically the parents as primary sexuality educators and the school, government, church and media as supporting institutions.  With concerted efforts, necessary services and information which are crucial to the development of the total well-being of the young people will be made available wherever they go--- home, school, church and community.

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POPULATION CLOCK

Dec. 19, 2016 / 11:12:47 A.M.

103,338,410


Base from the 2015 CENSUS of Population: 100,981,437

Basis: 2015 PGR of 1.72

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