POPCOM Region III 2014 Accomplishment Report

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ABOUT THE COVER One of the achievements of the Commission on Population Region III for 2014, the strengthened partnership with major stakeholders including the media ensured the coverage of implemented programs, projects, and activities under the Philippine Population Management Program, reaching out to critical masses of individuals, families and communities in Central Luzon.

MESSAGE FROM THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR In a matter of twelve months, the Commission on Population Region III was able to achieve what is considered a very valuable contribution to the attainment of the Philippine Population Management Program (PPMP) vision: happy, healthy, well-planned, and empowered Filipino families. Our programs, projects, and activities, introduced to and adopted by the local government units through their respective population offices, truly benefitted the couples, youth, and communities of Central Luzon. And the support of other regional agencies and media partners of which POPCOM Region III is truly grateful for, further strengthened the implementation of initiatives and strategies under the PPMP We are truly pleased Accomplishment Report.







Region III’s


CENTRAL LUZON DATA Land Area - 3,347.50 sq. kms. Population - 201,233 Congressional Ditricts - 3 - Baler (Capital) Municipalities -8 Barangays -151 Land Area - 1,373.30 sq. kms.. Population - 687,482 Congressional Ditricts- 2 City - Balanga (Capital) Municipalities - 11 Barangays -237 Land Area - 2,625.00 sq. kms. Population - 2,924,433 Congressional Ditricts - 5 Cities - Malolos (Capital) - Meycauayan - San Jose Del Monte

Municipalities Barangays

- 21 -569

Land Area - 6,047.80 sq. kms. Population - 1,955,373 Congressional Ditricts- 4 Cities - Palayan (Capital)

Municipalities Barangays

Projected Population (2013)


Population Growth Rate (PGR) (2010)


Doubling Time at 2010 PGR Sex Ratio (Male per 100 Females)

32 yrs. 102.40

Population Density (2010)

- 27 -850

Crude Death Rate (1000 pop.)(EFHSIS, DOH-CHD3)

- Angeles (Highly Urbanized City) - Mabalacat



- Cabanatuan - Gapan - Muñoz - San Jose

Land Area - 1,984.70 sq. kms. Population - 2,014,019 Congressional Ditricts - 4 Cities - San Fernando (Capital) Municipalities Barangays


- 19 -538


Total Fertility Rate (2011 Family Health Survey) Crude Birth Rate (1000 pop.)(EFHSIS, DOH-CHD3) Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (2013 NDHS) Infant Mortality Rate (EFHSIS, DOH-CHD3)

2.7 17.73 4.13 61.2 /(2013) 24

(# of death per 1,000 livebirths FHS 2011) Maternal Mortality Rate (EFHSIS, DOH-CHD3)


(# of death per 1,000 livebirths FHS 2011) Life Expectancy at Birth (2010-2015)


(women/men in the Phil. Statistic Handbook)Female In Labor Force (15-64) (July 2012)

Land Area - 2,736.80 sq. kms. Population - 1,273,240 Congressional Ditricts- 3 Cities - Tarlac City (Capital) Municipalities - 18 Barangays - 520

Labor Participation Rate LFS (July 2012)

Land Area - 3,136.10 sq. kms. Population - 534,443 Congressional Ditricts- 2 - Iba (Capital) City - Olongapo (Capital) Municipalities - 18 Barangays - 520

Poverty Incidence of Families

61.78 75.05 61

Employment rate (July 2012)


Unemployment Rate (July 2012)


Underemployment Rate (April 2012)


Functional Literacy Rate (2009)

92.1 12

(NSCB 2009 Phil. Poverty Statistics) Poverty Incidence Among Population


Annual Average Family Income


(2009 FIES) (in thousand pesos at current price) Annual Average Family Expenditures


Annual Average Family Savings


SOURCE: Population Census August 2010, Population Density computed on 2010 Population Census (NSO), Total Population, Annual PGR by Philippines, Region, Provinces 2010 Population Census (NSO), NSCB - 2006 Official Poverty Statistics released, March 3, 2008, NSCB - Figures areas of October 9, 2007, NDHS - 2013; DOH; NSO, NSCB – 2008, 2008/2009 Human Development Report, NSO Family Planning Survey 2006, 2008 Labor Force Survey NSO, CPR of Philippines and Region 3 – 2008, CPR by Province - 2006 Family Planning Survey


The Philippine Population Management Program (PPMP) is the National Government’s platform to achieve the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD PoA) and the Millenium Development Goals (MDG), particularly to “reduce child mortality” and improve maternal health”. It also aids in implementing the country’s task under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Being the country’s key strategy to attain human and socioecon om ic dev el opm en t supporting inclusive growth through well-managed and

well-planned Filipino families, the PPMP is mandated to ensure the existence of family rights enumerated under Article XV, Section 3.1 and Article II Section 12 of the Philippine Consitution. The PPMP is further strengthened through Republic Act 6365 or The Population Act of the Philippines, and Presidential Decree 79, identifying family planning as the main focus of the program. Three components make up the PPMP, involving the family (Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning), the youth (Adolescent Health and Youth Development), and even the

communities (Population and Development Integration). In general, the PPMP contributes in improving the quality of life of all Filipinos through responsible parenting, better health and education, attainment of population outcomes that are in harmony with available resources and sustainable environmental conditions, and reduction of poverty and inequalities in human development opportunities. The Commission on Population Region III (RPO III) hereby presents the following major accomplishments under the implementation of the PPMP for the year 2014.


POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT INTEGRATION The Population and Development integration (POPDEV), as a population management strategy, is defined by the Philippine Population Management Program-Directional Plan for 2011-2016 as the explicit consideration and integration of population dynamics and dimensions in the critical steps of any development initiative, such as plan and program development, policy formulation, database management and utilization, and other efforts that aim to improve, in a sustainable manner, the development conditions of the people and the locality in which they live. The strategy seeks, in the long term, to enable institutions to create an enabling environment for people to achieve their development goals through a well-managed population. SEARCH/AWARDING OF THE 100 MILLIONTH BABY A call to make every child be born wanted and ensured of his/her basic needs, health, education, and other development concerns , the 100 Millionth Symbolic Pinoys for the seven provinces and one city of Central Luzon were chosen based on the projections of the 2010 National Census that the country will be home to 100 million Filipinos on July 27, 2014. Selected symbolic babies were born


on July 27, 2014 at 12:06 am (Philippine Standard Time), or seconds/minutes later, as certified by the attending birth attendant or doctor, and through normal spontaneous delivery in a government-run health facility. Pledges of support poured in from various partners (LCEs, PIA, DOH, PhilHealth, DSWD, and NNC) for the 100 Millionth Babies from eight localities during their respective awarding. Foremost of this support is the assistance from the mayor of Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija who performed a wedding ceremony for the parents of the symbolic baby during the awarding and provided them P5,000, the couple’s membership to the 4 Ps program by the MSWDO, the breastfeeding cloth by NNC, healthcare services package for mother and baby by MHO, and PhilHealth membership through LGUs. Along with this, RPO III conducted a Press Conference simultaneously held with the awarding of the 100 Millionth Baby for Pampanga, covered by local tri-media. Partner agencies and local government units also provided available assistance to the symbolic babies and their parents, aside from the baby starter kit worth P5,000 each given by RPO .

Photos: On this page– The 100 Millionth Symbolic Pinoys of Central Luzon. Oposite page from top to bottom– local media partners interview the parents of the 100 Millionth Symbolic Pinoy of Tarlac during the Awarding Ceremony; barangay officials from all over the region participate in one of the sessions during the POPDEV planning workshop; POPCOM Deputy Executive Dir. Rosalinda Marcelino and Dir. Cura answer questions by local media guests during the 2014 POPDEV Summit; participants listen to POPCOM NCR Dir. Lolito Tacardon’s presentation during the POPDEV Coaching and Mentoring Workshop.

POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING WORKSHOP FOR BARANGAY OFFICIALS Officials who attended the Population Development Planning Workshop expressed their gratitude as they saw the workshop’s relevance, timeliness and importance, as the 3-Day Planning workshop provided them the blueprint in drafting their Barangay Development Plans. Held at Azalea Residences, Baguio City, the POPDEV planning workshop was conducted by RPO III together with the Central Luzon Association of Population Workers (CLAPOW). Held in 5 batches for the whole year, this was attended by 807 Barangay Officials coming from the provinces of Pampanga, Zambales, Tarlac, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, and Bataan, as well as Olongapo City. 2014 POPDEV WEEK CELEBRATION RPO III’s POPDEV Week celebration was capped with the POPDEV Summit on November 27, 2014 highlighting the eight 100 millionth symbolic Pinoys of Central Luzon through various information activities such as a photo exhibit, an audio visual presentation, and the awarding of the certificate of recognition and cash incentive. During the summit, representatives from regional offices of DOH, DSWD and NNC reiterated their support to the eight symbolic babies. The POPDEV Summit was attended by more than 150 partners from local governmen units, member-agencies of the Regional Population Executive Board , local media and families of the symbolic babies. The different LGUs in Central Luzon also conducted their respective POPDEV week commemorative activities such as POPDEV orientations, production of tarpaulins, radio/TV guestings, and contests such as poster-making, and jingle-writing, on the theme “Bigyang Halaga ang Bawat Pinoy sa Pag-unlad Ngayon at Bukas”. POPDEV COACHING AND MENTORING Heads of local offices from the Cities of Meycauayan and Malolos, Bulacan attended the training on POPDEV Coaching and Mentoring. Facilitated by RPO III, the training aimed to help and enable local planners, program stakeholders, and decision-makers to understand and fully integrate the population and development linkage in their respective areas of work, to ensure the integration of the population factor in all development strategies, planning, decision-making and resource allocation at all levels to improve the quality of life of the present and future generations.


RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD AND FAMILY PLANNING The Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning (RP-FP) Component of the PPMP is viewed as a significant strategy to the provision of quality health services recognizing the strong interrelationshop between closely spaced and frequent births and maternal and child health and survival. Based on the PPMP-DP 2011-2016, A large proportion of maternal and child morbidity and mortality can be prevented through more responsible reproductive health and sexuality behavior. The said component also takes explicit consideration of the gender issues affecting the reproductive health of couples and individiduals, and addresses these issues through the conduct of different programs, projects, and activities under RP-FP.


CONDUCT OF RP-FP SESSIONS (4 Ps, Non-4 Ps, and PMC Through advocacy campaigns, coordination with local population offices, as well as monitoring and evaluation activities, RPO III was able to conduct a total of 3,332 sessions attended by 54, 852 couples from Central Luzon. This was beyond the targeted 670 sessions with 54,534 couples based on the 2014 Work and Financial Plan with adjustments from POPCOM Central Office. Of the 3,332 activities, there were 1,696 4 Ps classes, 352 non 4 Ps classes, and 1,284 Pre-Marriage Counseling sessions Of the 54, 852 couples, 39,612 came from 4 Ps beneficiaries, 3,852 were non 4 Ps,

Photos: On this page– A population worker from the Provincial Population Office of Pampanga answers queries coming from 4 Ps beneficiares who attending the Family Development Sessions . Oposite page from top to bottom– Information Officer III Rosario Baluyut conducts a focus group discussion with selected 4 Ps beneficiiaries during the conduct of FDS on RP-FP; Information Officer II Adreal Denver Monterona and Planning Officer I Pamela Pangilinan ask women of reproductive age questions on RP-FP during an FDS conducted; Information Officer I Nenita David and Project Evaluation Officer I Ma. Cristina Roman discuss on how to use the online encoding system to population staff from Angeles City.

and 11,388 are would-be couples who attended PMC. These sessions were conducted by local


government units through their local population offices in Region 3.


ADDRESSING THE UNMET NEED FOR FAMILY PLANNING IN REGION III THROUGH REFERRALS/SERVICES The unmet need for family planning, as defined, occurs whenever there are women who prefer to space or limit births but are still not using family planning due to factors of service availability and proper knowledge on methods. To address the unmet need for family planning, RPO III was able to generate reports of 2,163 couples effectively referred to health service facilities for family planning methods through its local population offices inlcuding those from Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, and Zambales, among others.

FP CLIENTS REFERRED/SERVICED (from January to December 29, 2014) PERMANENT
















Total No. of Clients Referred/Serviced


HANDS-ON TRAINING SERIES FOR RP-FP ONLINE ENCODING SYSTEM In order to effectively and efficiently encode the data on the couples reached and sessions conducted for RP-FP, RPO III has conducted a series of hands-on training for the RP-FP online encoding system throughout the year. Attended by population office staff from different localities, the training provided the how-to in terms of using the said online system for better generation and monitoring of data.


ADOLESCENT HEALTH AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT The Adolescent Health and Youth Development (AHYD) component, in general, aims to contribute to the improvement and promotion of the total well-being of young people. Specifically, the said component aims to prevent or at least lessen instances of early sexual encounters, lessen cases of teenage pregnancy, prevent the increase of sexually transmitted infections among the youth, promote later marriages, and provide age-and-developmentappropriate adolescent sexuality and reproductive health education. REGION 3 IS 2015 NATIONAL POPQUIZ CHAMPION Region 3 contestant Janela Marie L. Dayrit from Tarlac National High School bested the other 13 regional contestants in the recently held 2014 National PopQuiz. The contest was held in


Olongapo City on April 7-9, 2014 as part of the National Festival of Talents coordinated by DepEd. Moreover, the Regional Festival of Talents was also conducted in Central Luzon last October 2014, with RPO 3 in-charge of PopQuiz, as well as poster-making, essay-writing, and jingle-writing and singing contests. DEVELOPMENT OF AHYD MATERIALS Recognizing the need to promote awareness on health and development and to provide a better understanding on Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health among the youth of Central Luzon, RPO 3 designed, produced, and distributed IEC materials, particularly flyers, on Frequently Asked Questions for young people. The production of these flyers, among others, is POPCOM RPO 3’s response to the 2013 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality (YAFS)

Photos: On this page– U4U Orientation of Facilitators participants from population offices of Central Luzon, joined by RPO III staff pose for posterity after the conduct of the said event. Oposite page clockwise from left– RPO III Director Eleanor Cura and other members of the Panel of Judges for the 2014 National Population Quiz pose with all POPQuiz participants from different regions in the country; City of San Fernando, Pampanga Mayor Edwin Santiago delivers the welcome remarks to participants of the 2013 YAFSS Forum; RPO III introduces the online Selfie Kabataan, Sali na Kabayaan campaign for the 2014 World Population Day; POPDEVED Training in Meycauayan, Bulacan; Students sign the pledge of commitment during the U4U Region III Launch.

Study results, where Central Luzon ranked second among regions in the highest incidence of premarital sex and third in teenage pregnancy.

local population officers, workers, and students from Region III, Angeles City Information Office, and AC Youth and Student Bureau, among others.

YAFSS 4 FORUM Partner agencies, students, and other guests who attended the 2013 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFSS 4) Dissemination Forum by POPCOM and UPPI held at the Mini-Convention Center, Heroes Hall, City of San Fernando (CSF), Pampanga were enlightened of current ASRH issues. This led them to commit themselves in addressing pre-marital sex, teen pregnancies, and other issues among adolescents through the signing of the pledge of support to the AHYD program as the final part of the forum. The event was attended by exactly 349 participants including CSF Mayor Edwin Santiago and other officials, Central Luzon high school students, local population officers, guidance counselors, and teachers, as well as members of the Regional Population Executive Board, and media.

Because of the spark ignited by the U4U launch and orientation of facilitators last July 30, 2014, twelve more U4U activities were conducted by POPCOM Region 3 in coordination with the LGU population officers and trained facilitators with funding from LGUs and partner agencies. These are: Angeles City (3); Pampanga (3); Zambales (1); San Jose City (1); DSWD during its YDS 3-day team building (2); NYC during its RYAC activity (1); and DOH RICT meeting (1).

U4U IN CENTRAL LUZON The Orientation of Facilitators on U4U sparked the enthusiasm of, and prepared the youth participants for the launching of, and succeeding U4U activities. More than 70 individuals composed of youth leaders, local population officers and AHYD focal persons from localities in Central Luzon attended the Orientation of Facilitators on U4U conducted by POPCOM RPO III in EPHATHA Center, SACOP, Maimpis, CSF, Pampanga last July 30, 2014. RPO III, in coordination with the Population Offices of Angeles City and the Province of Pampanga launched the U4U Teen Trail in Central Luzon attended by Angeles City Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting and Councilor Edu Pamintuan, Francisco G. Nepomuceno Memorial High School students and teachers led by Principal Celine Vega,

POPDEVED ROLL-OUT TRAINING IN MEYCAUAYAN The Roll-Out training gained favorable responses from participating teachers who verbally expressed to integrate this in their regular subjects. Exactly 68 people participated in the Population and Development Education Roll-Out Training held at Malhacan Elementary School, in Meycauayan City, Bulacan. 2014 WORLD POPULATION DAY CELEBRATION In celebration of the 2014 WPD themed “Investing in Young People,” RPO III launched the “Selfie Kabataan, Sali na Kabayan” online campaign from June 19 to July 30, 2014, utilizing the local tri-media’s coverage to assure full information dissemination. The campaign reached more than 100 likes and more than 60 shares. Partner agencies and local government units also conducted WPD 2014 commemorative activities, through orientations, dissemination of IEC materials earlier produced by RPO III, as well as hanging of tarpaulins.



In response to the Millenium Development Goals, and a call to action to promote the advocacy of gender and development, POPCOM assures the gender-sensitivity and – responsiveness of its programs, projects and activities. Aside from conducting PPMP strategies that are given a high level of gender-responsiveness by the Philippine Commission on Women (the implementing arm of GAD in the public sector, POPCOM also conducts GAD-related initiatives.

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Photos: On this page– RPO III Director Eleanor Cura addresses the uniformed personnel of Nueva Ecija who attended the KATROPA Orientation. Oposite page from top– RPO III Director Eleanor Cura and staff conduct a Knowledge-Attitude-Practices Assessment and Basic GAD orientation; RPO III Staff visit Region VII’s Best Practices on GAD; Different population officers and workers are joined by local officials of Mabalacat City during the first KATROPA orientation in the region; RPO III conducts another KATROPA orientation attended by uniformed personnel from San Jose City, Nueva Ecija, in coordination with population officers Rossana Verdida, Arsenio Sangalang, and Nathaniel Vergara.

GAD INITIATIVES IN RPO III The Gender and Development Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (GAD KAP) Study and Gender Sensitivity and Harmonized Gender and Development Training determined the RPO III Staff’s level of GAD KAP and also heightened the staff’s awareness on gender sensitivity. GAD KAP Study was conducted on June 5, 2014 at the RPO Conference Room, CSF, Pampanga while the GST was conducted in Cebu City on June 10-13, 2014. Among those visited by RPO III are RPO VII’s GAD Best Practices Barangay Luz, Cebu City and Lihok Filipina Foundation, Inc.

KATROPA ORIENTATION IN CENTRAL LUZON A POPCOM initiative to involve men in Gender and Development as well as Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health and nutrition (MNCHN), the Kalalakihang Tapat sa Responsibilidad at Obligasyon sa Pamilya (KATROPA) orientation was introduced in the region. The said training was conducted among Barangay Chair and Kagawad for Health headed by Mabalacat ABC President Dr. Oca Aurelio, population program officials headed by its Central Luzon Population Officers and Workers (CLAPOW) President and Vice-President, and an army representative. The activity was capped with the KATROPA pledge joined by all participants. The training resulted to planning the roll out of KATROPA in Mabalacat City with the Pampanga Population Office and other local government units through respective local population officers and workers who attended. A separate KATROPA orientation was also conducted with uniformed personnel of San Jose City, Nueva Ecija. Male soldiers attended the said training facilitated by RPO III and included topics on human sexuality, MNCHN, fertility awareness and gender sensitivity concepts, among others.

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CONVERGENCE WITH LOCAL POPULATION OFFICES, MEDIA AND PARTNER AGENCIES With the PPMP initiatives and strategies that RPO III must implement, there is a significant need to form partnerships not only in the regional level, but in the local structures as well. Furthermore, in order to reach a critical mass in terms of information dissemination, the necessity to establish and maintain positive relationships with the local media is necessary. Thus, RPO III made sure to converge not only with local population offices and partner agencies but also its media partners in Central Luzon. PROGRAM COORDINATION RPO III maintained seventeen (17) coordinative bodies for Local Government Units with seven (7) Provincial Population Offices and ten (10) City and Municipal Population Offices, as well as twenty one (21) memberships to committees formed by Partner Agencies, and the Regional Population Executive Board (RPEB). These bodies were the RPO’s partners in advocating and implementing the

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Philippine Population Management Program (PPMP) at the local levels. On top of the RPO III-maintained RPEB, RPO III is also a member of 23 various committees, councils, and groups founded by partner government agencies in Central Luzon. CONVERGENCE WITH CLAPOW The sustained relationship with the Central Luzon Association of Population Officers and Workers brought RPO III major accomplishments such as the re-establishment of the population office for Tarlac Province, turn-overs of personal computers to 10 local population offices, and a conduct of the PPMP orientation to about 40 new population program officers and workers from Nueva Ecija, Zambales and Aurora, and Tarlac City as well as provincial government officials from Tarlac, among others. CONVERGENCE WITH PARTNER AGENCIES Understanding the need to establish and maintain a massive network for the support of partner agencies

Photos: On this page– The various regional government agencies, local government units, and local media that RPO III has coordinated with for PPMP programs, projects, and activities implemented in 2014 . Oposite page : Photos taken during different events, meetings, workshops and interviews conducted in Central Luzon, in relation with PPMP initiatives and strategies with regional government agencies, local government units, and local media.

in the region, RPO III also took part in its partner agencies’ activities such as DSWD’s Regional Advisory Council and Paskujuan, PIA’s Kapihan ng Mamamayan, PSA’s 23rd Philippine Statistics Quiz, DOH’s KP ME3 Cluster Conference, among many other activities conducted by RPO III’s partner agencies. MEDIA COVERAGE & OTHER ADVOCACY ACTIVITIES RPO III was able to reach out to Central Luzon through its partnership with various multi-media partners in information dissemination, coverage of RPO III campaigns and activities like the 100 Millionth Pinoy, WPD 2014, YAFSS 4 forum, and U4U, and discussions on implications of current population issues and concerns affecting the public. Among these media partners are television stations Solar News Channel (now CNN Philippines), CLTV 36, GNN 44, UNTV, and ABS-CBN 46; print media such as Sunstar Pampanga, Central Luzon Newsweek, Headline Gitnang Luzon, and Manila Times, and even radio stations such as DWGV 99.1, DZRH and DWRW 95.1 FM. RPO III was also in partnership with PIA Region III and even Provincial/City/Municipal Information Offices of local government units for activities within their respective localities.

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MFO 2: POPULATION MANAGEMENT POLICY SERVICES PAP A. III. b Coordination of the implementation of approved national sectoral and regional population plans and programs

PAP. III. C Provision of grants, subsidies and contributions in support of population program

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PERFORMANCE INDICATOR No. of annual PPMP/ Implementation Directional Plan formulated/ updated No. of agency plans formulated (e.g. HRD plans, communication plans) No. of planning consultative/ coordinative meetings with PAs No. of project proposals/ concept papers developed/ prepared No. of orientations/ briefings on population-related issues/ programs/policies conducted No. of types of IEC/ advocacy promotional materials developed/ produced/ distributed: Token



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No. of copies of IEC/ advocacy promotional materials developed/ produced/ distributed No. of special events/ advocacy activities conducted in support to PPMP No of trainings for program workers/ volunteers conducted/ coordinated No. of program workers trained (sexdisaggregated)

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25 males

292 males

238 females

293 females


TOTAL ASSETS: 2,997,190.80




Less: Expenses Personnel Services


Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses


Total Expenses


Excess (Deficiency) of Income over Expenses


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OUR VISION Responsible individuals, well-planned, prosperous healthy and happy families, empowered communities, guided by the Divine Providence living harmoniously and equitably in a sustainable environment.

OUR MISSION We are a technical and information resource agency, working in partnership with national and local government policy and decision makers, program implementers, community leaders and civil society. We will be the leading strategic partners, policy and program advocates for the Population Program. We will create a favorable and enabling policy environment for Population, Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health. We are committed to: Ensuring continuing high quality professional development Programs for Population, Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health, which will enhance the competencies and strengthen the capabilities of local government units and our partners.  Enabling men, women, couples and families to make responsible decisions to meet their expressed needs in the timing, spacing and number of children. Together, we will champion their well-being. Together, we will make a difference.

OUR LEGAL MANDATE  RA 6365 (The Population Act)- creating the Commission on Population  PD 79 –identifying Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning as the basic program of

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the Philippine Population Program later renamed as the Philippine Population Management Program  RA 7279 (UDHA Law)- making POPCOM one of the agencies in-charge of monitoring trends in the movements of population from rural to urban, urban to urban and urban to rural areas  PD 965 JMC 2010– appointing population officers as team leaders of their respective local Pre-Marriage Counseling Teams


“Patuloy na naglilingkod

tungo sa matatag na Pamilyang Pilipino.�

OUR LOGO The Commission on Population (POPCOM) logo is a symbolic form of all types of people. The adjoined loops connote interrelationship or togetherness, whether in connection with a family or with individuals in a community. Completing the logo is a circle enveloping the symbolic family or community, signifying that the family and the individual in the community are the main focus of all POPCOM's efforts.

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COMMISSION ON POPULATION REGION III DIOSDADO MACAPAGAL GOVERNMENT CENTER, MAIMPIS, CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA TELEPHONE: (045) 455-2002 / (045) 455-1993 FAX: (045) 455-2002 WEB: http://rpo3.popcom.gov.ph/ popcomr3@yahoo.com facebook.com/popcomregion3 Copyright 2015