The Presidential Proclamation No. 731 series of 1996 declares the 2nd week of February of every year as the “National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation” or also known as the “Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Week (CSAAW).” Sama-samang protektahan at suportahan ang mga bata na nakaranas ng karahasan kabilang ang sekswal continue reading : National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
POPCOM together with LGU Ormoc, Leyte with its local stakeholders recently conducted an Orientation activity to the beneficiaries of the Social Protection Program for Adolescent Mothers and their Children (SPPAMC) and was attended and participated by POPCOM Region continue reading : Orientation of SPPAMC to Ormoc’s Beneficiaries.
The number of births among adolescent mothers in the country in 2020 went down by 23,855—a 13% drop which set a 17-year record for the sharpest decrease in births in women under 20 years of age since 2003, according to the Commission on Population and Development. A substantial part of the decrease occurred in the continue reading : POPCOM: Adolescent pregnancies in PHL drop by 13% in 2020; Sexual behavior changes, Covid concerns drive teen birth rate down to 31%
The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) said thee increasing number of deaths has indicated a health system that is severely challenged by the pandemic and its consequences. POPCOM Undersecretary Juan Antonio A. Perez III said that from January to November 2021, the country saw the highest mortality in 63 years, with COVID-19 as the continue reading : POPCOM:2021 deaths highest in 63 years
More than 1 in 10 deaths in the country are directly attributable to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which has resulted in 105,425 fatalities between April 2020 and October 2021. This was pointed out by the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM), effectively debunking certain speculations that the increasing mortality rates in the country were continue reading : POPCOM: Rise in the mortality, drop in birth rates causes by COVID-19 and its impact on local health system, Strongly debunks ‘depopulation thru vaccination’ theories