Population workers and volunteers from Butuan City and Agusan del Norte vowed to support the Population Agenda of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in a forum organized during the World Population Day, recently.
As the World Population Day celebration carried the theme, “Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations,” the forum spearheaded by the Commission on Population-Caraga was one way of raising awareness of population issues and eliciting support in the Family Planning program of the country.
During the activity, POPCOM Caraga Director Alexander A. Makinano reminded the local population workers and volunteers on the various strategic program interventions underscored in the Executive Order No. 12, Attaining and Sustaining Zero Unmet Need for Modern Family Planning through the Strict Implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Law.
Butuan City, Philippines – Population workers of Agusan Provinces and Cities of Butuan, Bislig and Cabadbaran who successfully completed the first batch of the recent Training of Trainers on Parent-Teen Trail, vowed to popularize the said new strategy in their respective locality in its effort to curb early sex and other reproductive concerns among young people.
This was concretized in the re-entry plan submitted wherein various roll-out are set starting April this year, expecting to reach out more than a hundred of parents with their teens, as a strategy to bridge the gap within the family, thus, strengthen the bonds.
Under their plan, population workers are eyeing on to strengthen the bond between parents and teens through each parallel sessions for four hours, which shall be highlighted with the sharing of love letters during the encounter of parents and adolescent children.
Butuan City - Preliminary Results of the 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) revealed that Caraga has the highest percentage (15%) of ever-married women age 15-49 who ever experienced sexual violence committed by their husband/partner among other regions.
On the 2013 NDHS, Caraga Region was previously placed at number 3 with 7.6 percent.
In a short meeting with Fr. James Michael M. Abellanosa, Family and Life Apostolate of Butuan Arch Diocese, Commission on Population (POPCOM) Executive Director, Dr. Juan Antonio A. Perez III pointed out that the incidence of spousal violence continues to call for more vigorous and aggressive interventions to end all violence against women. Perez further stressed that gains in maternal health can be stalled if women continue to be vulnerable to all types of violence.
Butuan City, Philippines – Several Recovering Drug Dependents (RDD) in selected areas of the region, successfully completed the ladderized seminar on Kalalakihang Tumutugon sa Responsibilidad at Obligasyon para sa Pamilya (KATROPA), held recently.
The final phase of KATROPA Session which focused on Responsible Parenthood-Family Planning (RP-FP) was attended not only by the ex-drug dependents but also by their respective partners.
Ms. Ruth C. Cuizon, technical staff of the Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center admonished the ex-drug dependents to instill in their hearts and minds the knowledge gained during the whole day activity as it will enhance the marital relationship of couples especially in planning the timing and spacing of children.
During the said seminar, the facilitators emphasized the importance of knowing the fertility of a woman, and one of the many benefits of family planning such as, the couple can save and invest more for the children’s and the family’s other welfare needs. Modern Natural Family Planning and Artificial methods were also discussed.