Population and Development (POPDEV)


Responsible Parenthood-Family Planning (RP-FP)

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Adolescent Health and Development (AHD)


Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health




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.



As a response to the growing challenges of teenage pregnancy, early sexual encounters, and other risky adolescent behavior in the region, the Commission on Population Region 7 partners with the local government units of Naga City and Bogo City in Cebu Province and Municipality of Larena in Siquijor Province to establish teen centers in these localities.

In the signing of the memorandum of agreement on September 19, 2016, POPCOM VII and partners commit to creating responsive programs and services for the young people, particularly in the prevention of teenage pregnancy by teaching young people to make responsible decisions on their sexuality.

Based on the 2013 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study conducted by the University of the Philippines Population Institute, teenage pregnancy rose from 5.3% in 2003 to 13% in 2013. In 2015, the Department of Health’s preliminary report recorded 5,197 pregnancy among teenage mothers in the region.

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