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    Free Medical Check-up and Family Planning Service in POPCOM every Tuesday and Thursday, 8am to 12nn

  • 2 of 10 Journey to RPRH Law

    Government, NGOs and Partners Spent P40.7B for 2015 RPRH Services

  • 3 of 10 Miguel Tanfelix is named U4U Ambassador

    Miguel Tanfelix is named U4U Ambassador

  • 4 of 10 National FP Conference 2016

    National FP Conference, Nov 20-22, 2016, Novotel Cubao QC

  • 5 of 10 POPCOM Deputy Executive Director Lolito R. Tacardon

    POPCOM welcomes its new Deputy Executive Director and Concurrent POPCOM National Capital Region (NCR) Regional Director Lolito R. Tacardon

  • 6 of 10 Laot

    The national entry of POPCOM Region 8 to the AHD Film Festival, "Laot" (High Seas), is an official selection to the 10th International Children's Film Festival – Bangladesh

  • 7 of 10 Malaya

    The national entry of POPCOM Region 3 to the AHD Film Festival, "Malaya" (Free), is an official selection to the 10th International Children's Film Festival – Bangladesh

  • 8 of 10 Kapit-os

    The national entry of POPCOM Region XI to the AHD Film Festival, "Kapit-os" (Poverty), is an official selection to the 10th International Children's Film Festival – Bangladesh

  • 9 of 10 Bangladesh

    Congratulations to Kapit-os, Laot and Malaya for making it to the International Children's Film Festival in Bangladesh!

    The festival will be held from January 24 to 30, 2017 at Central Public Library, Shahbagh, Dhaka along with 11 other venues throughout the country while Central Public Library will be the central venue.

     

  • 10 of 10 National Women's Month 2017

    March is National Women's Month! POPCOM joins the annual nationwide campaign to uphold the rights of women thru the full implementation of the Magna Carta of Women (RA 9710).

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Press Release
National Women's Month

The Commission on Population (POPCOM) continues the struggle to uphold the rights of Filipino women through the resounding campaign to lift the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on family planning. 

This year’s Women’s Month celebration revolves around the theme, WE Make Change Work for Women, grounded on women empowerment and equality manifested in the strengthening of the Magna Carta of Women. 


The Magna Carta states that women should be given access to information and services, including Reproductive Health services. The June 2015 Supreme Court TRO prevented the Department of Health from distributing contraceptive implants, on grounds that these might cause abortion. At the same time, the Court also nullified the certification and re-certification process of the Food and Drug Administration due to alleged failure of the agency to follow due process.


“The impending absence of contraceptives, especially the cheaper ones, will affect maternal mortality in the country. When this happens, it will be a public health emergency,” POPCOM Executive Director Dr. Juan Antonio Perez said.  



Delay in the full implementation of the RPRH Law poses adverse effects in the country’s population programs. POPCOM figures reveal more than 13.4 million Filipino women were already affected by the TRO – 6.1 million who use contraceptives and 7.3 million who need family-planning measures.

POPCOM and partner agencies intensify its 1 Million signature campaign to appeal to the Supreme Court to lift the TRO. More than one hundred thousand ordinary Filipinos had supported the campaign and thousands more will be signing for the benefit of the Filipino people. 

“This Women’s Month, no gift is sweeter for the Filipinos, especially for the women who have long believed and fought for the law, than the resolution to lift the TRO on family planning,” Dr. Perez stressed. 

POPCOM’s call echoes, LIFT THE TRO! UPHOLD RH LAW! #

 

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Base from the 2015 CENSUS of Population: 100,981,437

Basis: 2015 PGR of 1.72

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