Miguel Tanfelix is named U4U Ambassador
The Commission on Population (POPCOM) taps rising Kapuso actor Miguel Tanfelix as the Celebrity Ambassador of U4U, its flagship program for Filipino teens. POPCOM’s partnership with the teen star was formally launched during a press conference held last September 14, 2016 in Quezon City.
“This advocacy is all about respect for one’s self,” said 17-year old Tanfelix. “When a young person uses his or her own strengths and works on his or her own weaknesses, that person earns not only self-respect but also the trust of other people.”
POPCOM kicked off U4U in 2014 as an innovative caravan for teens and by teens. POPCOM executive director, Dr. Juan Antonio Perez said that U4U is one of several programs of the government aimed to fulfill the right of young Filipinos to accurate information.
Through its various face-to-face, mobile and social media platforms, U4U brings critical messages to millions of Filipino teenagers and help them make responsible decisions to prevent teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
“So far, we have brought these messages to over 4 million young Filipinos from Batanes to Maguindanao. Almost every week, U4U events are held in different parts of the country, in intimate or big open spaces,” Perez said. He also encouraged members of the press to share U4U’s mobile and online platforms with their young loved-ones.