The local government unit of Marihatag, Surigao del Sur strengthened the Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning (RPFP) Program to its five (5) barangays amidst the pandemic.

In the official RPFP report submitted by said LGU to the regional office of the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM), population workers and barangay volunteers, observing the minimum standard health protocol, conducted house to house visit in the 5 barangays of Marihatag, Surigao del Sur, namely Brgy. Amontay, Bayan, Mararag, Alegria, and San Isidro.

Said report showed that a total of 54 couples or individuals participated in which 39 of them expressed their interest in the different family planning methods. Most of them preferred pills as their chosen modern FP method; on one hand, 4 couples with unmet need for Modern Family Planning were validated, as well as 4 women of reproductive age were referred and provided with the service to the Regional Health Unit.

POPCOM Caraga together its partners at the local and community level continue its advocacy to empower couples and individuals to achieve their desired number, timing, and spacing of children in the context of informed choice and responsible parenthood as one of the thrusts of the agency… gearing towards “Matatag, Maginhawa, at Planadaong Pamilyang Pilipino.”