POPCOM: Kids’ education, health remain basis for early development as ‘Symbolic 100 Millionth Filipinos’ turn 8 this month

The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) underscores the significance of every person born in a family, especially within the context of development, as the “symbolic 100 millionth Filipinos” turn eight years old on July 27, 2022. Leading the nationwide celebration of the children’s natal day by promoting their continuous advancement and providing fundamental socioeconomic continue reading : POPCOM: Kids’ education, health remain basis for early development as ‘Symbolic 100 Millionth Filipinos’ turn 8 this month

NEWS MATERIAL Experts, advocates express concerns about ‘unseen crisis of unintended pregnancy’

Nearly half of all pregnancies worldwide—or about 121 million—are unintended, prompting experts and advocates from international agencies, governments and civil societies to band together and sound the alarm on what has been widely deemed an “unseen crisis” on a global scale. This was revealed following the release of the 2022 State of World Population Report continue reading : NEWS MATERIAL Experts, advocates express concerns about ‘unseen crisis of unintended pregnancy’

POPCOM chief: Gains, losses mark PHL’s march in achieving SDGs

The COVID-19 pandemic created an unmistakable demarcation line in the country’s progress for attaining the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), despite the current administration’s amplified efforts on sexual and reproductive health rights and services (SRHRS) as well as population and development (POPDEV) figuring prominently its 10-point socioeconomic agenda. Speaking at the 55th session of the continue reading : POPCOM chief: Gains, losses mark PHL’s march in achieving SDGs

UPPI prof: PHL’s window on demographic opportunity closing fast
Only 3 out of 17 regions are ready to benefit from economic dividends

The Philippines is in an ideal position to achieve its much-pursued demographic dividend in the near future, but needs to improve on some socioeconomic preconditions before its window of opportunity closes soon. This was revealed by Prof. Michael del Mundo of the UP-Population Institute (UPPI) in an online presentation during the Joint Side Event of continue reading : UPPI prof: PHL’s window on demographic opportunity closing fast
Only 3 out of 17 regions are ready to benefit from economic dividends