POPCOM Region III 2012-2013 Accomplishment Report

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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:


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 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- including POPCOM as a member of the Pre-Marriage Counseling Team

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.

ABOUT THE COVER Signified by the fading background color, the changes in leadership in the Commission of Population Region III for two years are centered on the foundation of POPCOM, as symbolized by its logo. The photos represent the implementation of the Population Management Program components, through projects and programs from 2012 and 2013.

MESSAGE FROM THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR The transition in leadership experienced by the Commission on Population Region III in a span of two years further strengthened the implementation of the Philippine Population Management Program in Central Luzon. Since 2012, positive transformation has been evident, as testified in this accomplishment report. This would not have been possible without the expertise of the previous directors of RPO III, the discipline and hardwork of the staff, as well as the strong support and participation of partner agencies and local government units. May this report be a testament to the endeavors of RPO III and its partners in the continuing effort to achieve the PPMP’s vision: well-planned, happy, healthy, empowered Filipino families. It is with great pleasure that we present to you POPCOM Region III’s Accomplishment Report for 2012 and 2013.


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REMINISCENCE Homage to POPCOM RPO III Regional Directors from 2012 to 2013

In two years, Commission on Population Region III (RPO III) saw the leadership of three Regional Directors. With a style of governance unique from one another, each of these Directors had but one goal: to make a positive difference in the field of population management. Let us look back at our RPO III directors from then until now.

Leading RPO III from October 2013 to present, Dir. Eleanor M. Cura was the previous OIC-Regional Director for Commission on Population-National Capital Region. She has been part of the Philippine Population Management Program since 1975.

Atty. Dexter V. Padilla served as the OIC – RD from March to October 2013, while simultaneously functioning as the Legal Officer IV, OIC-Administrative Officer, and Chairperson of the Bids and Awards Committee and Personnel Selection Board of POPCOM Central Office.

Being the Director from January 2012 to March 2013 before her retirement, Dir. Ma. Aurora Quiray was also requested previously to head the POPCOM Offices in Region V and Cordillera Administrative Region. Her stay in POPCOM was decorated with numerous trainings, fellowships and awards from local and international bodies.

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REGION 3 IN FIGURES Socio-Economic Data on the Provinces of Central Luzon 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



Projected Population (2013)


2010 Population


Population Growth Rate (PGR) (2010)


Doubling Time at 2010 PGR

32 yrs.

Sex Ratio (Male per 100 Females)


Population Density (2010)


Total Fertility Rate (2011 Family Health Survey)


Crude Birth Rate (1000 pop.)(EFHSIS, DOH-CHD3) Crude Death Rate (1000 pop.)(EFHSIS, DOH-CHD3) Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (2013 NDHS) Infant Mortality Rate (EFHSIS, DOH-CHD3)


(# of death per 1,000 livebirths FHS 2011) Male

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

61.78 75.05 61

Employment rate (July 2012)


Unemployment Rate (July 2012)


Underemployment Rate (April 2012)


Functional Literacy Rate (2009)


Poverty Incidence of Families

Municipalities Barangays


(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


- 21 -569

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

4.13 61.2 /(2013)

(# of death per 1,000 livebirths FHS 2011)

Life Expectancy at Birth (2010-2015)

- Meycauayan - San Jose Del Monte



Maternal Mortality Rate (EFHSIS, DOH-CHD3)

Land Area - 2,625.00 sq. kms. Population - 2,924,433 Congressional Ditricts - 5 Cities - Malolos (Capital)

Municipalities Barangays

- 27 -850

Land Area - 1,984.70 sq. kms. Population - 2,014,019 Congressional Ditricts - 4 Cities - San Fernando (Capital) - Angeles (Highly Urbanized City) - Mabalacat

Municipalities Barangays

- 19 -538

Land Area - 2,736.80 sq. kms. Population - 1,273,240 Congressional Ditricts- 3 Cities - Tarlac City (Capital) Municipalities - 18 Barangays - 520 Land Area - 3,136.10 sq. kms. Population - 534,443 Congressional Ditricts- 2 - Iba (Capital) City - Olongapo (Capital) Municipalities - 18 Barangays - 520

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

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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 socio-economic

development supporting inclusive growth through wellmanaged 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.

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, a t t ai n m e nt o f p o p u l a t i o n outcomes that are in harmony with available resources and sustainable environmental conditions, and reduction of Three c o m p o n e n t s poverty and inequalities in human make up the PPMP, involving development opportunities.


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Plan Development In 2012, the Regional Population Office III (RPO III) prepared six (6) plans. These plans include the agency plan, Gender and Development (GAD), Festival of Talents, RPM/NFP, as well as monitoring and procurement plans while in 2013, seven (7) operational plans were developed like the Physical and Financial Plan, GAD Plan, Ad v o c a c y / C o m m un i c at i o n Plan , Human Resource Development Plan and Regional Implementation Plan on the three (3) program components, the Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning (RP/FP), Adolescent Health and Youth Development AHYD), and Population and Development (POPDEV) Integration with emphasis on the conduct of capability building to the population program workers, teachers, and other partner advocates and C o m m u ni cat i o n / Ad v o c ac y activities.

Review of Project Proposals and MOA/MOU Six (6) project proposals were developed in 2012 , the roll-out training on Interpersonal Communication and Counseling (IPCC) for Population Program Officers and Workers, Training on Population and Development Education (PopDevEd) for Education Supervisors, Principals and Guidance Counselors at the secondary level, Men’s Responsibilities on Gender and Development (MR GAD), Basic Demography for population officers, Regional Population Congress, and Launching of the St at e of t he Philippine Population Report (SPPR 5). In 2013, RPO III staff developed twenty two (22) project proposals such as the conduct of trainings on IPCC for population program volunteers, Learning package on Parent Education/Adolescent Health and Development (LPPED/AHD) for couples and adolescent kids, PopDevEd for Teachers

and Guidance Counselors at the division level, Basic Demography for population workers, and GAD. Other proposals developed were the Development of RPO 3 Website, Assessment and Planning Workshop, Strengthening of POPCOM Region III Structure for the Improved Implementation of RP/FP Program, and Purchase of Computers for the on-line reporting of the Provincial/ City Population Offices (P/ CPOs). Likew ise, RPO III Technical staff facilitated the review and approval of Ten (10) project proposals and Memorandum of Agreement or Understanding for RP/FP Classes conducted by the Local Population Offices of the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Tarlac, and Pampanga and the cities of Cabanatuan, Malolos, Meycauayan, San Jose Del Monte and San Jose.


2012-2013 Accomplishment Report Program Coordination RPO III maintained seventeen (17) coordinative bodies for Local Government Units with seven (7) Provincial Population Offices and nine (9) City Population Offices, as well as twenty one (21) memberships to commitees formed by Partner Agencies , and the Regional Population Executive Board (RPEB). These bodies were the RPO’s partners in advocating and implementing the Philippine Population Management Program (PPMP) at the local levels. Regional Population Executive Board (RPEB) RPEB serves as a medium for the adoption of program strategies and provides a forum for the resolution of program issues involving both partner and participating agencies. Its roles and functions are as follows:  

Evaluate and approve regional population program directions. Adopt p olici es, rules, regulations, procedures, guidelines, frameworks and standards formulated and recommended by the POPCOM Secretariat as well

as other agencies related to p l a n n i n g a n d implementation of PPMP. Recommend to LGUs and other government instrumentalities, and advocate to appropriate public such measures as necessary for the generation of resources and for the implementation of the PPMP including the desi gnat i on s of implementing agencies of population programs and projects, and adoption of operational mechanisms for improved implementation of population intervention.

RPEB members met in January 2012 chaired by DOH Regional Director Dr. Benito Arca. DSWD ARD presented the Conditional Cash Transfer Program (CCTP) or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) while Dr. Arca on the other hand discussed the Universal Health Program or the Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KP). The last presentation was about the PPMP Directional Plan 2011-2016 which was discussed by POPCOM Region III Director Ma. Aurora C. Quiray. RPO and CLAPOW Meetings The



Association of Population Officers and Workers (CLAPOW) was organized by RPO III to plan a n d o ve r s e e t h e implementation of PPMP in their respective localities. It was registered to the Securities and Exchange Commission in December 2008. In 2012, RPO III conducted four (4) consultation meetings and the agenda items for discussion were: Accomplishment for 2011, Target for 2012 on Responsible Parenting Movement (RPM) and Family Development Session (FDS) for the Cash Conditional Cash Transfer Program (CCTP or 4Ps), Updates on Pre-Marriage Counseling (PMC) and Population and Development (POPDEV) indicators, guidelines on the implementation of the Expanded RP/FP and on-line reporting. Other agenda items that were discussed during the CLAPOW meeting included PopDevEd action plan, Population Congress, Launching of SPPR 5, Best Practices on PPMP, and the strategy on tracking and monitoring of unmet needs on Family Planning in Region III. In 2013, four (4 ) consultation meetings and two (2) planning workshops

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were also conducted by RPO III to the members of CLAPOW to promote the effective and efficient implementation of the population management program at the local level. The meetings served as venues to discuss plans, updates, issues and concerns on population related projects and to provide solutions and recommendations to identified problems. The main topics discussed were as follows:  

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R e g i o n a l Implementation Plan Budget allocation for the conduct of Responsible Parenting Movement and Family Development Session (RPM/FDS) Capability building for population workers, volunteers, and other stakeholders Guidelines for showing the “Crossroads” Updates of RA 10354 known as Responsible Parenthood/ Reproductive Health Revised guidelines for RP/FP & FDS Regional Integrated Competition (Festival of Talents) 2nd Youth Conference on POPDEV Revised Memorandum of Agreement for the conduct of RPM

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Possible tie-up with other partner agencies and Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) Post evaluation on the results of the survey conducted to the fifty four (54) public hospitals in the region Assessment and planning workshop Election of new set of CLAPOW Officers

Consultation Meeting Partner Agencies/LGUs


To thresh out issues, identify program initiatives and possible partnership in the implementation of the population management program, RPO III also initiated coordinative meetings with other partners i.e. Department of Education (DepEd), Philippine Center for Population and Development (PCPD), National Statistics Office (NSO), Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), and to the different Local Government Units (LGU) i.e. City Population Offices of Malolos, Olongapo, and San Jose Del Monte as well

as the Provincial Population Offices of Pampanga and Zambales and the Municipal Healt h O ffi ce o f Do na Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan. RPO III Maintained Its Membership to the Regional Partner Agencies The RPO III continued to maintain its membership in the different coordinative mechanisms at the regional level and other regional steering committees through a t t e n d an c e a n d a c t i v e participation in each agency’s act ivit ies i.e planning workshops, consultation meetings, fora, orientations and events to gain cooperation and assistance for policy, coordinating and monitoring of population programs and projects. The following were the advisory councils, steering committees, technical working groups, and inter-agency committees which POPCOM Region III is an active partner:  DSWD -Regional Advisory Committee (4Ps) -Social Welfare and Development Learning Network -Regional Steering Committee for the Filipino Family Celebration  D O H - R e g i o n a l Implementing Coordination

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- Regional Tobacco Control Network NNC -Regional Nutrition Council -Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team PIA - Association of Government Information Officers of Central Luzon NEDA-Central Luzon Association of Regional Officers - R e g i o n a l Development Council - Sectoral Committee on Social Development NYC-Regional Youth Advisory Council (RYAC) DepEd-Regional Technical Working Group (Regional Integrated Competition) PSA(NSO)-Regional Steering C o m mit t ee (P h i l i p p i n e Statistics Quiz) DOST -Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium F N R I - N u t r i t i o n Communication Network OCD -Regional Disaster Risk R e d u c t i o n a n d Management Council FPOP -Pampanga Chapter Officers CLAPOW DOE-Energy Conservation

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Committee DENR-Use Paper Project POPCOM CO-FLEPOWPHIL

RPO III Attendance to Advocacy Activities Initiated by Partner Agencies RPO III attended and participated in more than 30 advocacy activities initiated by its partner agencies. In 2012, RPO III attended events such as the E n e r g y U t i l iz a t i o n Management by DOE, 1 st Regional Convention of LGUs/ NGAs Focal Point persons and other Program Implementers on Gender and Development, Regional Conference of Division Supervisors and Public Schools District Supervisors on Alternative Delivery Modes and Regional Educational Development Plan by DepED, Caravan of Services for Indigenous Communities in Pampanga, Philippine Korean Fellows Association General Assembly, CSC’s “Mamamayan Muna”, Regional Gender and Development Summit (CHED), Inter Local Health Summit (DOH), and others. In 2013, among the activities attended by RPO III were the Orientation on the Universal

Health Care (PHIC), Orientation on the Philippines Laws on Women (CHR) and the Breastfeeding and Lactations in the Workplace (CHO, City of San Fernando), Buntis Congress, DepED’s school-based implementation and other academic programs, National Consultation on Accelerating Reduction of Unmet Need for Modern Family Planning by DOH in collaboration with the Philippine Society for Responsible Parenthood (PSRP) and POPCOM, funded by the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA). The discussion was focused on the National Strategy to Reduce Unmet Need to achieve the plan of Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) from 211 to 52 in 2015; Family Planning Situation in the Philippines and sharing of experiences in the implementation of Family Planning of other countries. RPO III also extended its program coordination through phone patch, texting, email, and facebook, as well as acted u p o n i n c o m i n g communications from other agencies, local government units and POPCOM.


2012-2013 Accomplishment Report From left to right: Training of Trainers on Basic Demography (Baguio City) and Learning Package on Parent Education and Adolescent Health Development (City of San Fernando, Pampanga) conducted by RPO III, and POPCOM Central Office’s Appreciaiton Course on Basic Population and Development Concepts (Mandaluyong City)

RPO III Staff In 2012, eight (8) trainings were attended by the staff. Among these were GAD Laws Orientation, POPCOM Monitoring and Evaluation Consultative Workshop, Health Information System Forum for North Luzon, and others. Meanwhile in 2013, RPO staff attended and participated a total of twenty four (24) t rai ni ng s , s e m i n a r s , a n d workshops initiated by partner agencies and POPCOM CO to strengthen and enhance their technical expertise and capabilities for them to effectively coordinate, implement, monitor, and evaluate the population management program. Population Officers and Workers It was in 2012 when seven hundred fourteen (714) population officers and workers participated in various trainings

such as Basic Demography and Pop ulat ion , Healt h , and Environment, Training on Population and Development Education, Enhancing Barangay Development, and six other workshops. In 2013, one hundred seventy two (172) Population Program Officers and Workers participated in various population related trainings such as the Training of Trainers on the Learning Package on Parent Education and Adolescent Health Development (LPPED-AHD), Gender and Development, B asic Demography, and Responsible Parenting and Family Planning. RPO III initiated and funded the said trainings amounting to P169,956.25 with LGUs’ counterpart in the amount of P98,880.00. The population workers were equipped with sufficient knowledge and their skills were enhanced in promoting adolescent health

and development, gender equality, equity and empowerment. They also clearly understoodd the roles of parents to their children and the process of computing vital statistics related to population like Population Growth Rate (PGR), Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), and the like. Barangay Population Workers/ Migration Information Officers It was in 2013 when RPO III, in coordination with the Provincial and City Population Offices (PPOs/ CPOs), conducted nine (9) trainings on Interpersonal Communication and Counseling (IPCC) for 244 Barangay Population Workers, Migration Information Officers, Lingkod Lingap sa Pamilya, and other barangay service providers. The participants were provided with necessary knowledge and their skills in

2012-2013 Accomplishment Report communication, counseling, responsible parenting and family planning were enhanced . Partner Advocates Two (2) trainings on Population and Development Education (PopDevEd) were conducted in 2013 for 144 district supervisors, teachers, and guidance counselors in collaboration with DepEd School Divi si on s of th e provinces of Aurora and Tarlac. The expenses for the meals and snacks of the participants were funded by DepEd Division of Tarlac and PPO Aurora. RPO III technical staff acted as resource persons, facilitators/ secretariat, and provided the necessary training kit while the PopDevEd Modules were the counterpart of the Philippines Center for Population and Development (PCPD). T h e t ea ch er s an d guidance counselors capacitated on the use and understanding of the PopDevEd Teaching Modules and were

given adequate information and knowledge on AHYDAdolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) needs of the youth, and human capital formation. There were also agreements among the teachers and supervisors to integrate PopDevEd in the different subjects such as Araling Panlipunan, English, Science, as well as Heograpiya, Kasaysayan and Sibika (HEKASI). Couples and Adolescent Kids In 2013, twenty six (26) couples and twelve (12) adolescents participated in the seminar workshop on LPPED-AHD. The workshops were facilitated by LPPEDAHD trainers of the local population offices of the province of Bataan and Angeles City with technical assistance from RPO III staff. The training was designed to help parents effectively communicate and be able to give the right

From left to right: Seminar-Workshop on LPPED (Bataan) and Interpersonal Communication and Counseling Seminar (San Jose City, Nueva Ecija), conducted by RPO III with respective local population offices

information on responsible sexuality to their adolescent kids as well as to instill the right values among their adole sce nt s t o b eco me responsible adults and upright citizens. RP-FP/PMC Accomplishment Report In 2012, RPO III conducted a total of 1,517 4Ps and non-4Ps classes and sessions reaching 24,785 couples, with 1,705 for RPM and 23,080 for FDS.

In 2013, RPO III conducted a total of 4,687 RP/FP and PMC classes or sessions with 43,896 couples reached, with 5,997 for RPM, 18,653 for FDS, and 19,246 for PMC.

These accomplishments were complemented with advocacy, coordination as well as monitoring and evaluation activities.


2012-2013 Accomplishment Report PPMP Orientations In 2013, six (6) PPMP orientations were conducted by Dir. Eleanor M. Cura and tehnical staff to sixty (60) newly hired population officers/ workers and partner advocates to update them on PPMP initiative projects and activities for the continuous implementation of the population program. 2nd Regional Youth Conference on AHYD In partnership with CLAPOW, RPO III conducted the 2nd Youth Conference on AHYD on April 10-12, 2013 at Azalea Residences, Baguio City. One hundred five (105) Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Presidents from the six (6) provinces and two (2) cities of the region participated in the said special event. The 3-day conference was facilitated by RPO III staff headed by Atty. Dexter V. Padilla and CLAPOW Officers through the leadership of Ms. Rossana P. Verdida. The activity highlighted the film showing of the movie

“Crossroads.� A focus group discussion was done by province and the results were presented during the plenary session by selected youth leaders such as the views on virginity, pre-marital sex, teenage pregnancies, prostitution, and current problems on drugs, drinking and smoking. The youth were also provided information on human sexuality and core life skills. Furthermore, Information, Education and Communication (IEC) promotional and collateral materials were also provided. As part of the conference, there was a signing of the Pledge of Commitment led by Ms. Kathlyn Ebba, Region III SK Council Secretary. AHYD Orientation for In-School

Youth The orientation on AHYD for the 280 third year secondary students of Olongapo National High School was held on September 5, 2013. This activity aimed at increasing the knowledge of the adolescents and youth regarding issues and concerns on the risky and non-risky behavior of the young people today. RPO III Technical Staff facilitated the said orientation in close coordination with the school officials and the City Population Office headed by Ms. Virginia Navarro, City Population Officer. Regional Pag-Asa Youth Association (PYA) General Assembly (Out-of-School Youth) POPCOM III Planning Officer I discussed about Teenage Pregnancy and its complication during the Regional Pag-Asa Youth Association General Assembly held on September 19, 2013 at the Event Center, SM City, Pampanga. It was

2012-2013 Accomplishment Report attended and participated by more than 300 officers and members of the Municipal/City/ Provincial PYA in the region. This event was spearheaded by DSWD Regional Office III. Survey to the Public Hospitals on the Availability of Reproductive Health (RH) Services The orientation on the conduct of survey to the Public Hospitals on the Availability of Reproductive Health Services was held last October 21, 2013 at EPHATHA Development Center, SACOP, City of San Fernando, Pampanga. It was facilitated by the Information Officer III and attended by RPO III staff and CLAPOW Officers. It was emphasized that POPCOM is the leading technical resource for Family Planning advocacy and in demand generation activities under the DOH Administrative Order No. 2012-0009 “National Strategy towards Reducing Unmet Need for Modern Family Planning as a means of achieving MDGs on Maternal Health.” POPCOM also is part of the Women, Children and Family Health Cluster created on August 29, 20 13 t h ro u gh t h e D OH Department Order No. 20130114 which is primarily in-charge of developing policies, strategies, and programs to ensure access, availability, and utilization of services. The PPOs/CPOs were also informed that POPCOM is lending its support to the attainment of the Kalusugang

Pangkalahatan (KP) throughout the country. A key element to achieve KP is the attainment of the Philippine target for the reduction of maternal mortality to one-third by 2015. This is a Millennium Development Goal (MDG) which can be achieved by improving the Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) for modern methods to reduce the unmet need for reproductive health services. The survey of the public hospitals was to improve the linkage of couples with unmet need and the services available in their Identified Service Delivery Network. The period of the survey was from October 21, 2013 to Nov. 15, 2013. The coverage were the seven (7) provinces and two(2) highly urbanized cities of Central

Luzon. The list of licensed level 1, 2, 3 hospitals was provided by the Regulatory and Licensing Division, DOHCHD Region III. Seven (7) teams were organized to conduct the survey, with RPO III Technical staff as team leaders in their respective assigned areas and admin staff as members. PPOs/CPOs assisted the team during the survey of public hospitals. An interim report was submitted on October 31, 2013 and the final report on November 13, 2013 at PMEDPOPCOM CO. Re-Structuring the Population Office of Tarlac Province To advocate for the restructure of the Population Office in the Province of Tarlac, POPCOM Executive Director Dr. Juan Antonio Perez III, together with POPCOM Region III Dir. Eleanor M. Cura and staff, had a meeting with the representatives of Gov. Victor Yap, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Jeanette Lazatin, Provincial Planning and Development Officer Mr. Ferdinand Milla, and Governor’s Secretary Renelee Lozano on December 2, 2013 at the Governor’s Office. The agreements were the following:  To revive the Provincial Population Office which will be manned by a Program Manager, three (3)

2012-2013 Accomplishment Report Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Service (RNHEALS) or personnel to be appointed/designated by the Governor in three congressional districts to implement the Philippine Population Management Program (PPMP).  POPCOM CO wi ll allocate funds for the purchase of computer set for the province which will be used in updating the On-line Reporting System.  Dr. Jeanette Lazatin reported that out of ten (10) mothers who gave birth, eight (8) are teenage mothers. She added that the youngest mother was only 14 years old. Due to the alarming situation of the province regarding t eenage pregn an cy th e Provincial Health Office will conduct AYHD activities to help adolescent to delay their early sexual encounter activities. Likewise, POPCOM Region III will also conduct a Parent Education and Adolescent Health and Youth Development training among parents with adolescent kids.  POPCOM to assist the P r o vi n ci al Pl an n i n g a n d Development Office regarding the preparation of a Comprehensive Development Plan integrating Population, Health and Environment (PHE) concerns.  On December 6, 2013, POPCOM sent a letter to the Governor and members of the

Sangguniang Panlalawigan to solidify the support for the restructuring of the population office. Strengthening the City Population Office in Tarlac City To strengthen the Population Office in Tarlac City, Executive Director Dr. Juan Antonio Perez III, Dir. Eleanor M. Cura and staff also had a dialogue with City Mayor Gelacio Manalang to discuss PPMP and asked for supp ort t o finance the implementation of the program. The City Mayor pledged to support the City Population Office headed by Mr. Augusto Bautista. The agreements during the dialogue were POPCOM to conduct PPMP orientations and trainings among the new staff, provide population related advocacy and IEC materials, and send a letter to the City Mayor and members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod to seek their support for the City Population Office to become a Department Office. Regional Integrated Competition POPCOM Region III assisted in the conduct of the Regional Integrated Competition which included the Population Quiz, On-theSpot Poster, Essay, and Jingle/ Singing contests. Ma. Christina Bala, of Tarlac National High School, Tarlac City emerged as the Regional Champion on 2012 Regional Population Quiz.

Moreoever, the Regional POPQUIZ in October 2013 was held at DepEd Regional Office III, Government Center, Maimpis, City of San Fernando. Dir. Eleanor M. Cura was the Chairperson of the Board of Judges in the said event. Ms. Janella T. Dayrit, 4th year high school student of Tarlac

2012-2013 Accomplishment Report National High School, Tarlac City was the regional champion for POPQUIZ, and represented the region in the National POPQUIZ April 2014. Special Events In 2013, RPO III participated in the celebration of the World Population Day (July 11), Family Planning Month (August), POPDEV Week (November), and other events related to population through the dissemination forum, hanging of tarpaulin, press releases, and radio/TV Guesting. RPO III also joined in the special events conducted by other regional government agencies like the Environment Month, Nutrition Month, 22nd Philippine Statistics Quiz, Regional Family Week Celebration, Regional Buntis Congress, and Ag encies Anniversaries e.g 62nd DSWD Anniversary on February 8, 2013 wherein POPCOM Region III was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for the invaluable support in the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) on the Family Development Session particularly on the topics on Pre -Marriage Counseling, Responsible Parenthood, Family Relationship, and Family Planning. Likewise, POPCOM Region III received a Certificate of Participation during the DOH RED ORCHID Awarding Ceremonies held on June 4, 2013 at Crowne Plaza Galleria M an i l a , Ort i gas Avenue, Quezon City for its efforts in implementing a 100%

Tobacco-Free Environment in the workplace. Development/Pr oduction/ Printing of Advocacy/IEC Materials RPO III developed and produced a Population Data Sheet which contained data on the Socio-Economic Profile of Central Luzon. Two hundred fifty (250) copies of wallsheet were printed and distributed to partner advocates i.e media, program planners, and local executives. In 2012, a total of 4,748 advocacy and IEC materials were also given to end-users, researchers, population program officers/ workers, media, teachers, youth leaders, government and non-government organizations. In 2013, one (1) PPMP Leaflet and four (4) brochures on RP/FP were developed and produced at 1,000 copies each ; acquired 1,050 copies of PopDevEd Modules from PCPD and 856 advocacy and IEC materials from POPCOM Central Office and distributed a total of 5,959 copies of advocacy and IEC materials relative to p o p u l a t i o n a n d development. Two tarpaulins were printed and hanged during the 2012 Regional Population Congress and launching of SPPR 5 while 14 tarpaulins were printed and hanged in 2013 for the conduct of special events for population related advocacy activities.

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Counterclockwise from top: The PPMP Leaflet, Brochures on RP/FP, Tarpaulins produced for the SPPR 5 Launch, and the Population Data Sheet on the Socio-Economic Profile of Central Luzon

2012-2013 Accomplishment Report TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE RPO III staff provided technical assistance to the local population offices and other partners as resource person, facilitator and preparation of training designs and power point presentations on various capability building and advocacy activities;

development of project proposals for the Cities of Malolos and Olongapo, and assisted PPOs of Aurora and Pampanga for the formulation of Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Investment Plan. POPCOM Region III Director Ma. Aurora C. Quiray was invited as a resource person by DepEd to the Regional Consultation Workshop on the SchoolBased Management Implementation and other Academic Programs attended by 350 District and Division Supervisors. Dir. Quiray focused her discussion on AHYD program, and provided an overview on the Learning Package on Parent Education and Population Development Education Teaching Modules. RPO III Technical Staff assisted in the preparation of test questions for the Regional Population Quiz and acted as member of the Board of Judges for the On-the-Spot Essay Writing Contest in the Province of Bataan. Atty. Dexter V. Padilla acted as resource person on the seminar on IPCC/GAD for the Lingkod Lingap sa Pamilya of the City of Malolos held at SACOP, Maimpis City of San Fernando. He was also invited by PPO Pampanga

to discuss PPMP during their training for the population workers and partner advocates. Dir. Eleanor Cura was one of the discussants during the 4Ps Module Training on November 4-7, 2013 at Valley Hotel, Tuguegarao City attended by representatives from different Regional Population Offices. This training was facilitated and funded by POPCOM Central Office.

2012-2013 Accomplishment Report AHYDP TEEN INFORMATION CENTER (Angeles City) Established in 2000, the Adolescent Health and Youth Development Program (AHYDP) Teen Information Center in Angeles City was a project conceptualized and made realized through the efforts of the Local Population and Development Committee organized by the Angeles City Population Office with technical assistance from RPO III. The center’s primary objective is to strengthen t he AHY D adv oc acy among the youth. Its mission is to help young people develop their potential to become productive and responsible members of the community. The center caters to adolescents and youth aged 15 to 24, both in and out-of-school youth. The services are even open to the working youth including the female sex workers registered at the City Social Hygiene Clinic who are vulnerable not only to STI and HIV-AIDS but also on other risk behavior problems such as drugs, smoking, and drinking. The TIC is equipped with facilities such as a mini-library as well as counseling and audio-visual rooms. It has a complete audio-visual equipment, telephone, computers, and typewriter. It has also appropriate information on

AHYD, with population and health-related materials. The center offers various services such as face-to-face, group and telephone counseling; tutorial lessons; fellowships; Bible Study; film showing; orientations, seminars and trainings; and recreational activities which include both indoor and outdoor games. The center is supervised by the City Population Office headed by Ms. Resurecion F. Alonzo, managed by Youth Coordinator Ms. Lalaine F. Bondoc and assisted by thirty seven (37) trained youth peer counselors. Located at the City Library 2nd Floor, Sto. Rosario, Angeles City, the TIC is open from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. RPO III provided technical assistance such as planning, conduct of orientations, seminars and trainings to adolescents/ youth as well as other advocacy activities like the popularization of the State of the Philippine Population Report (SPPR 2) for in-school youth. POPCOM also provided advocacy and I EC materials related to youth issues and concerns. For its part, the City Government of Angeles continues to improve the facilities of the center which is now strategically accessible to the target clients.


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Panel Board



maintained and updated to

RPO III Website and

emails to POPCOM


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management program at all

On-line Reporting





d o c u m e n t s ,

P o p u l a t i o n

p o w e r p o i n t


presentations various reports.

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Regional Information Population Center

List of P/CPOs

K n o w l e d g e

Directory for PAs and

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POPDEV Indicators







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RESOURCE GENERATION AND MOBILIZATION RPO III utilized the amount of Php 774,596.25 for the conduct of capability building while the Local Population Offices were able to spent Php. 755,722.00 for the capability building of barangay officials, RPM Teams/Federation and barangay population workers.

BALANCE SHEET as of December 31, 2012 TOTAL ASSETS: 2,404,389.87 TOTAL LIABILITIES and EQUITY: 2,404,389.87

as of December 31, 2013 TOTAL ASSETS: 3,212,354.30 TOTAL LIABILITIES and EQUITY: 3,212,354.30

STATEMENT OF INCOME and EXPENSES 2012 11,046,478.62


2013 19,798,362.11

Less: Expenses Personnel Services


Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses


Excess (Deficiency) of Income over Expenses

14,529,999.39 11,530,310.77





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AT A GLANCE A look into POPCOM RPO III’s Facilities

Part of the Regional Population Knowledge Resource Center (RPKRC), the Library, manned by the Information Management and Communication Unit, is home to Information, Education and Communication (I E C ) materials developed and produced by either POPCOM Region 3 or its partner agencies such as DOH, Government Organizations, Non-Government Organizations, and the like. It also has a vast collection of reference materials in print and audiovideo formats, to name a few.

The remaining half of the RPKRC, the showroom serves as a venue for guests and researchers who wish to view presentations on the implementation of the PPMP components through programs and projects implemented then and now. Like the Library, the showroom also houses IEC materials of which are made available to individuals or groups who wish to gather information related to the population and other related topics of discussion.

The Audio Visual Room, found in the ground floor of the office building, is mostly utilized for trainings and workshops, meetings, and other gatherings or events either hosted or assisted by POPCOM Region 3. Activities like meetings such as the RPO visit by POPCOM Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez Jr.and consultations with CLAPOW members, among others, have been held at RPO 3’s Audio-Visual Room.

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Total Population (NSO Popcom 2010)





Population Growth Rate (PGR) (2010)





Doubling Time at 2010 PGR

46 yrs.

32 yrs.

25 yrs.

Sex Ratio (Male per 100 Females)




Population Density (2010) Total Fertility Rate (2011 Family Health Survey) Crude Birth Rate (1000 pop.)(EFHSIS, DOH-CHD3) Crude Death Rate (1000 pop.) (EFHSIS, DOH-CHD3) Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (2011 FHS) Infant Mortality Rate (EFHSIS, DOHCHD3) (# 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) Male (women/men in the Phil. Statistic Handbook)Female In Labor Force (15-64) (July 2012) Labor Participation Rate LFS (July 2012) Employment rate (July 2012)

Nueva Ecija Pampanga

(by province)









42 yrs.

31 yrs.

39 yrs.

33 yrs.















































64 (2009)


49.7 93.1




Unemployment Rate (July 2012)




Underemployment Rate (April 2012)




Functional Literacy Rate (2009) Poverty Incidence of Families















(NSCB 2009 Phil. Poverty Sttistics) 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 - 2008; 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

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MA. AURORA C. QUIRAY Regional Director LIGAYA E. DUNGCA Planning Officer IV ROSARIO S. BALUYUT Information Officer II NENITA L. DAVID Information Officer I LERMA S. PUNZALAN Planning Officer I ELITA FLOR M. DAVID Planning Assistant GRACE M. SANIEL Planning Assistant NORMA M. SIMBULAN Administrative Officer V AGNES S. RONQUILLO Accountant II AIDA A. CARREON Administrative Officer II RODOLFO R. BERNARDO Administrative Officer I ZENAIDA M. LACSON Administrative Aide VI ROLDAN T. UMALI Administrative Aide VI

List of RPO III Staff who retired in March 2013: Dir. MA. AURORA C. QUIRAY







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ELEANOR M. CURA Regional Director (October 2013-present) ATTY. DEXTER V. PADILLA OIC-RD (March-October 2013) ROSARIO S. BALUYUT Information Officer II NENITA L. DAVID Information Officer I MA. CRISTINA L. ROMAN Project Evaluation Officer I LERMA S. PUNZALAN Planning Officer II PAMELA D. PANGILINAN Planning Officer I RODOLFO R. BERNARDO Administrative Officer V AGNES S. RONQUILLO Accountant II MELANIE C. BATU Administrative Officer II KATRINE CELINE C. GUTIERREZ Administrative Assistant II CHEYANNE M. LACSON Administrative Assistant II ROLDAN T. UMALI Administrative Aide VI

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