Valentine's Day Celebration
February 14, 2017
“Hindi required na sa Valentine’s Day mo ‘yan (virginity) ibigay, dapat sa inyong kasal ay matiyaga siyang maghintay.”
The Commission on Population (POPCOM) celebrates Valentine’s Day with Heart to H.E.A.R.T campaign on February 14, 2017 to create awareness on the increasing number of HIV/AIDS victims and teenage pregnancy in the country.
The campaign aims to talk about the H.E.A.R.T. issues of adolescents and teens such as:
H – HIV/AIDS
E- Early Sexual Encounter
A – Adolescent Sexuality
R – Reproductive Health
T – Teenage Pregnancy
National Population Quiz
January 25, 2017
The Commission on Population, in collaboration with the Department of Education (DepEd), will conduct the 2017 National Population Quiz (PopQuiz) on January 23 to 26, 2017 in Dipolog City as part of the annual National Festival of Talents (NFOT).
With the theme Precious and Precarious: The Life of Young Filipinos, this year’s PopQuiz aims to gauge high school students’ understanding on Reproductive and Adolescent Health issues.
In addressing Reproductive and Adolescent Health, POPCOM Executive Director Dr. Juan Antonio A. Perez III stressed the crucial role of young people in national development and that they need to be given quality information and services to realize their potentials as catalysts for change.
January 24, 2016
The Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) cartoon dated January 17, 2017 seeks to equate the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Law with “drug killings.” Nothing can be further from the truth.
The caricature seeks to make a comparison that does not exist: a law that upholds rights compared with purported extrajudicial actions.
“The government agencies concerned (Department of Health, Commission on Population and others) have always upheld the Constitution and the RPRH Law that guarantees the right of families to raise the number of children they desire in a responsible manner and induced abortion or the use of abortifacients will never have a place in our family planning program,” POPCOM Executive Director Dr. Juan Antonio A. Perez III said.