The Local Government Units continue its thrust and direction in giving correct and precise information regarding adolescents’ and youth’s health and development.

Acting on the Commission on Population and Development instruction, Population Offices all over the region strengthen their program for Adolescent Health and Development to aware adolescents and youth in managing their reproductive health and fertility concerns more responsibly.

The City Population Officer of Tandag City continues its partnership with the local officials of Sangguniang Kabataan to reach communities to hand in quality information and referral support services to young people in preventing teen sex

City Population Officer Reyveen John Geli of Tandag City conducted adolescent toolkit sessions and campaigns with Sexually Healthy and Personally Empowered Adolescents or SHAPE to the adolescents and youth of Barangay Bioto, Tandag, last April 7.

Meanwhile, the current President of the Federation League of Population Officers and Workers of the Philippines Caraga Region, Mr. Lucio P. Mercado of the Province of Dinagat Islands, continued its drive to the different parts of the island against teen pregnancy.

Last March 30, the Population Office of the Province of Dinagat Islands conducted an AHDP symposium to the barangay officials, Sangguniang Kabataan, and barangay population volunteers.

On the other hand, Mr. Joe Polinar of the Province of Surigao del Sur reinforced its program against teen pregnancy in coordination with the Municipal Population Offices of the said province.

On March 30, the provincial population office and the municipal population office of the Lingig conducted a campaign against teen sex in various barangays to increase awareness of the risk and implication of early pregnancy.