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Thursday, November 20, 2014

POPCOM 9 to celebrate POPDEV Week 2014

Claro A. Lanipa

PAGADIAN CITY – In observance of the Population and Development (POPDEV) Week 2014, the Commission on Population (POPCOM)-9 will spearhead this year’s celebration on Nov. 23-29 with the theme “Bigyang Halaga ang Bawa’t Pinoy sa Pag-unlad… Ngayon at Bukas.”
POPCOM 9 Regional Director Reynaldo O. Wong emphasizes the need to consciously catapult the welfare of every Filipino in inclusive development. “The commemoration calls for the explicit consideration of the well-being of every Filipino in development outcomes and in ensuring that every Filipino is provided with quality life in a sustainable manner,” Wong said.

“In recognition of the importance of integrating population dynamics with development planning, policy-making and resource allocation to achieve local development, POPCOM-9 adopts POPDEV Integration as one of the key strategies to ensure the success of the Philippine Population Management Program (PPMP),” Wong explained.

The main objective of this strategy is to achieve development outcomes that are facilitative and supportive of sustainable human and socio-economic development from the grassroots up, Wong further said.

Over the years, he said, POPCOM 9 has already capacitated the local government units (LGUs) and partner agencies in integrating population variables with local development processes. Various modules and tools have been developed and promoted to guide program managers and planners in analyzing and tackling development administration in their localities.

In line with the celebration POPCOM 9 will hold a POPDEV summit in the city on Nov. 19, 2014 to tackle the policy and program implication of having 100 million Filipinos in the country and aspires to reach a consensus on key action areas.