January 11, 2017
The joint efforts of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and Department of Health (DOH) to push further the implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act (RPRH Law) has been realized with the signing of the Executive Order (EO) on “Zero Unmet Need for Family Planning” last January 9, 2017.
This order aims to intensify and accelerate the implementation of critical actions necessary to attain and sustain “zero unmet need for modern family planning” for all poor households by 2018, and all of Filipinos thereafter. It also enjoins three key national government agencies DOH, Commission on Population (POPCOM) and Department of the Interior Local Government (DILG) and all local government units to accelerate mechanisms and strategies to attain the said purpose through the strict implementation of the RPRH Law.
December 29, 2016
The Philippine population will continue to increase in 2017 and is projected to reach 105,758,850 by December 31, 2017, based on projections made by the Commission on Population (POPCOM) using data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
Included in the projection are 27,293,422 women of reproductive age (aged 15-49). These women are usually the beneficiaries of Reproductive Health services under the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law.
2016 National Adolescent Health and Development Film Festival
December 6-7, 2016
The Commission on Population is proud to announce the 2nd Adolescent Health and Development (AHD) Film Festival which will take place in Quezon City on December 6-7, 2016.
The AHD Film Festival was originally conceived to provide a venue for creativity among young people and at the same time raise their awareness on various issues affecting them such as teenage pregnancy, early sexual encounters, climate change among others. This year’s theme, Kabataan, Kalusugan, Kalikasan: Magkaugnay, highlights the interrelationship among population, health and environment (PHE) and its effects in the context of sustainable development.