The Commission on Population (POPCOM) celebrates its 45th year anniversary on February 18, 2015. Since its establishment, POPCOM has taken the lead in contributing to the improvement of 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. A one-day event will be conducted in POPCOM Building, Mandaluyong City between 8:00AM- 5:00PM. The event will feature tree planting within the POPCOM grounds, thanksgiving mass, ribbon cutting and viewing of photo exhibit, wellness activities, and conduct of Kalusugang Pangkalahatan (KP) Roadshow Activities including Family Development Session/Responsible Parenting-Family Planning (FDS/RP-FP) session, Kalalakihang Tapat sa Responsibilidad at Obligasyon sa Pamilya (KATROPA) session, and Youth-for-You (U4U) teen trail initiative. Residents of Mandaluyong City and specifically Barangay Addition Hills will be the beneficiaries of the activity, which is the way by which POPCOM gives thanks to its host community.
The event will also showcase the soft launch of the awarding ceremony of the Rafael M. Salas Population and Development Award (RMSPDA) 2014 which will commence in August 2015. The award is designed to perpetuate the legacy of Rafael M. Salas by honoring local government units, local chief executives and institutions or individuals for their outstanding contributions in the field of population and development.
On its 45th year in service, POPCOM hopes to further heighten the consciousness and provoke a meaningful discussion among government, non-government officials, individuals, and institutions that would lead to finding best ways to maximize the implementation of population management programs and services, not only in the national but also local levels. With the dedication, commitment and invaluable service of its staff, partners, and stakeholders, PopCom aims that its current efforts for and with our Filipino people will be further strengthened and hopes that it will pave the way for the attainment of its vision of well-planned-, healthy, happy, prosperous, and empowered Filipino families.