As part our vision for a better quality of life for every Filipino, POPCOM continuously supports in promoting Adolescent Health and Youth Development Program, one of the core programs of the Philippine Population Management.
Strengthening the partnership between POPCOM 7, DepEd Divsions of City of Naga and City of Bogo, and DepEd Region 7, a Memorandum of Agreement to integrate Adolescent Health and Youth Development Program (AHYDP) in all subjects in Secondary Curriculum was signed on September 19, 2016.
Dr. Senen Paulin, the Schools Division Superintendent of the City of Naga said that the integration of adolescent sexual and reproductive health concepts in the Basic Education Curriculum will make the students socially-conscious and be responsible on how to deal with issues relating to their bodies, emotions and other aspects of growing up. He said that DepEd Naga City will continue to pursue the goals and objectives of adolescent health and development.
Dr. Nimfa Bongo, the Schools Division Superintendent of the City of Bogo for her part said that students will become more responsive towards addressing reproductive health concerns and that DepEd Bogo City will be fully supporting this initiative.
Dr. Emeliano Elnar, Chief of the Curriculum and Learning Management Division (CLMD) of DepEd Region VII said that the integration of adolescent health and development concepts in the iPlan (Instructional Plan) will serve as a guide and improve the teachers’ ability to impart sexual and reproductive health topics in their classes.