World Contraception Day 2022:
Bayer, POPCOM push for facts to empower women vs RH myths, misconceptions

September 28, 2022 – Approximately 218 million women from low-and middle-income countries, including the Philippines, have an unmet need for modern contraception,[1] with myths and misconceptions clouding perception and access in making informed choices. For World Contraception Day 2022, Bayer Philippines Inc. and the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) are pushing for the active continue reading : World Contraception Day 2022:
Bayer, POPCOM push for facts to empower women vs RH myths, misconceptions

POPCOM: Developed workforce key to demographic dividend gain

The Philippines is banking on its robust working-age population to steer it toward full socioeconomic development fueled by a state of demographic dividend. During the seventh edition of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific-Committee on Social Development (UN ESCAP-CSD), the Commission on Population and Development’s (POPCOM) Officer In Charge-Executive continue reading : POPCOM: Developed workforce key to demographic dividend gain

New POPCOM leaders

IN TRANSITION. The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) ushered in a new era of leadership with the election of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan, Ph.D as the agency’s new chairperson of its Board of Commissioners. The director general of the National Economic and Development Authority was sworn in on September 8, 2022 by continue reading : New POPCOM leaders

POPCOM: 2021 ‘deadliest’ in PHL history with 879K lives lost As ‘Covid’ accounts for 146K deaths in 2.5 years

The country recorded the highest number of deaths in a single year in 2021 at 879,429, as the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) released on August 13 its annual report on causes of death for the said year.  The said figure, according to the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM), is higher by 265,493 than in 2020—the first year continue reading : POPCOM: 2021 ‘deadliest’ in PHL history with 879K lives lost As ‘Covid’ accounts for 146K deaths in 2.5 years