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  • 1 of 10 Free Medical Check-up and Family Planning Service

    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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On the eve of International Women’s Day, there was good news in the Philippines for what was once called the weaker sex: for the second time, a woman topped the graduating class of the Philippine Military Academy. Setting a record since the PMA began accepting female cadets in 1993, women also account for eight of the top 10 in this year’s graduating “Salaknib” class.

Gender equity is one area where the Philippines has ranked high globally. One issue that pulled down the country’s ranking in the past years was the lack of a law promoting reproductive health. The enactment of the RH law has hardly helped; opponents of the measure have found an ally in the Supreme Court in suspending its implementation indefinitely.

Full RH law implementation, however, is one of the priorities in the socioeconomic agenda of President Duterte, so perhaps millions of impoverished Filipino women may yet have what their more privileged counterparts have long enjoyed: the freedom to space childbirths and plan the size of their families, and access to reproductive health services – one of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.

Beyond the RH battle, impoverished Filipino women also need heightened awareness about the rights they enjoy under the law. The country has passed several tough laws protecting women from discrimination, harassment and domestic violence as well as promoting women’s welfare through livelihood programs and improved access to education, health and other basic services. But many women are unaware of those laws, and there are government officials who defy the law by refusing to assist battered women.

Despite such problems, Filipino women have much to celebrate today, International Women’s Day. Women in this country are in all sectors, becoming president, chief justice, lawmaker, CEO, fighter jet pilot.

The glass ceiling in the PMA is just one of the many that have been broken by Filipinas in the past years. The challenge is to make gender empowerment felt all the way down to the grassroots. Like economic growth, women power must become inclusive.

 

http://www.philstar.com/opinion/2017/03/08/1679004/editorial-inclusive-empowerment

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