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POPCOM: At least 1.4 million will be added to the Philippine population in 2021.(POPCOM Photo/Benjie Espartero)

Filipinos will continue to grow in numbers in 2021—although at a slower pace—as their number is projected to reach 110,881,756 next year, according to the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM)[1]

Despite the rise in absolute numbers, the population grew gradually to 1.31% by the start of 2021—an increase from the previous 109,480,590 at the onset of 2020. From a 1.68% population growth rate in 2016, it was at 1.45% between 2019 and 2020.

FP Mobile App

The Commission on Population and Development in Central Visayas (POPCOM VII) led by regional director Atty. Bruce N. Ragas launched its POPCOM family planning mobile application with its digital partner, Brandiology last October 29, 2020 at Golden Prince Hotel.  This mobile app is currently for android phones but will soon be available with IOS Iphones that will be used by POPCOM VII Population Officers, Family Planning Coordinators and Family Planning Focal Persons in different local government units (LGUs) in Central Visayas. It will also be available for the general public as locator for the nearest family planning service provider, which is timely at this time of pandemic.

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Dr. Dino Caing and his medical team attends to the BTL procedure with a client during the POPCOM VII BTL Caravan in Olango Island , Lapulapu City last  August 31, 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

    The Commission on Population and Development in Central Visayas (POPCOM VII) conducted a Bilateral Tubal Ligation (BTL) activity in Olango Island last August 31, 2020 which culminates the Family Planning Month in partnership with DKT Philippines, the Department of Health-City Health Department (DOH CHD VII), and the local government unit (LGU) of Lapu-Lapu City with Sta. Rosa Community Hospital. The team was led by POPCOM VII Asst. Regional Director Darlynn S. Remolino, Sybel Alquizola, OIC of POPCOM VII Technical Division, and Dr. Dino D. Caing from the Department of Health Local Health Support Division. Out of 72 interested clients, 40 women who were screened for medical eligibility had successfully undergone bilateral tubal ligation by minilaparotomy under local anaesthesia. Minilaparotomy, generally referred to as “minilap,” is an abdominal surgical approach to the fallopian tubes by means of an incision less than 5 cm. in length as a sterilization procedure for permanently sealing the fallopian tubes.    

PR27 Bohol PDC Budget Hearing

POPCOM VII attends virtual conference with Bohol PDC and gets approval of 2021 Budget.

 The Commission on Population and Development in Central Visayas (POPCOM VII) gets the approval from the Bohol Provincial Development Council (PDC) for its proposed Php 5.959 Million budget for 2021 by virtue of PDC Execom Resolution No. 50-2020, dated October 21, 2020 signed by Governor Arthur C. Yap, PDC Chairman and John Titus J. Vistal, PDC Secretariat Head. The Bohol PDC held a virtual conference last October 21, 2020 (Wednesday) led by Bohol Provincial Governor Hon. Arthur C. Yap, the PDC Chair, Vice-Provincial Governor Hon. Rene Lopez Relampagos, and the three Congress Representatives from the three districts: Representatives Hon. Edgar M. Chatto (1st district), Hon. Erico Aristotle C. Aumentado (2nd District), and Hon. Kristine Alexie Besas-Tutor (3rd district).  The same online meeting was attended by POPCOM VII Regional Director Atty. Bruce N. Ragas and OIC for Technical Division, Sybel Alquizola.

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            About one in 10 Filipinas 15 to 19 years old have already given birth, as this age group continues to register increasing fertility rates, the lowest usage of contraceptives, and is burdened with serious, unfulfilled requirements for family planning (FP).

             This statistic from the most recent National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) was jointly cited by the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) and the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) as the country observes International Youth Day in August 12.

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