COVID-19 affects both the health and wealth of Filipinos. POPCOM FILE PHOTO

Pandemic-plagued areas’ poverty rates 5x up, 4.3M more Pinoys poorer

The ongoing pandemic has manifested its polarizing effects on Filipinos’ socioeconomic standing, as it pushed more than 4 million individuals deeper into poverty, while lifting some 800,000 out of economic hardships.

According to recent Philippine Statistics Authority reports on official poverty statistics and causes of death, 4,300,000 Filipinos, or about 861,300 families, sank below the poverty threshold in regions which saw over 90% of COVID-19-related deaths as of September 2021.

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Turn-over of Surallah Ecollogical Profice Books to the Municipality of Surallah

POPCOM XII turns over Ecological Profile (EP) Books to Surallah LGU

The Commission on Population and Development – Region XII (POPCOM XII) turned over Surallah’s Ecological Profile (EP) books to the Municipality of Surallah, Province of South Cotabato last December 21, 2021. POPCOM XII Regional Director Edwin Mateo P. Quijano, assisted by Information Officer (IO) III Alvin Dwight Asentista and Project Evaluation Officer (PEO) II Carlito Tolog, personally handed over the SEP books to Mayor Antonio O. Bendita, together with the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator (MPDC) Joyce A. Lubaton. Present were the Provincial Population Officer of South Cotabato, Ms. Zenaida A. Duron and her staff Tristan Navos and Vanessa Pamplona.

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DOH, POPCOM, DEPED, NYC, USAID, WHO LAUNCH “I CHOOSE” CAMPAIGN FOR FILIPINO ADOLESCENTS DURING POPDEV WEEK

As part of the celebration of Population and Development Week, the Department of Health (DOH), Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM), Department of Education (DepEd), National Youth Commission (NYC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the World Health Organization (WHO) today launched a joint campaign for adolescent health and development, including adolescent sexual and reproductive health concerns.

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