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POPCOM to pursue programs elevating Pinoy families’ quality of life. As PHL’s 100 millionth symbolic babies turn 7 in the ‘new normal’

The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) vows to pursue appropriate strategies and interventions ensuring every Filipino family will have the capacity to enhance their quality of living amid increasing population numbers and a surging pandemic. It plans to achieve such by working together with relevant partners, stakeholders and the academe, covering the whole of government, as well as the public and private sectors.

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POPCOM hails Pres. Duterte for signing EO 141 prioritizing govt measures to address teen pregnancies

The Chief Executive signed EO 141 on June 25 and was published on June 29 in the Official Gazette, making it effective after two weeks, or on July 10. The action of the President effectively focuses the attention of the government on the issue of pregnancies among adolescents in the Philippines, which is currently labeled as an “urgent national priority” by POPCOM’s Board of Commissioners, headed by Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua.