The Commission on Population and Development is set to celebrate its 50th Anniversary on February 19, 2019 with the theme ”POPCOM at 50: Naglilingkod tungo sa Planado at Maginhawang Pamilyang Pilipino.”

The celebration highlights the continuing challenges, opportunities and milestones of the Commission in improving the quality of lives of the Filipino people throughout the years. It also showcase the growing support from various partners as well as other development initiatives.

POPCOM Region III continues to work for the improvement of the quality of life of every Filipino with its core functions in policy formulation and planning development, program advocacy and communication, data information and management, as well as resource mobilization.

Lined Up Activities

POPCOM Region III will stage a Dissemination Forum regarding the recently signed Executive Order no. 71 Renaming the Commission on Population as the Commission on Population and Development and reverting its attachment to the National Economic and Development Authority from the Department of Health, on March 12. Expected guests will be coming from the Regional Population Technical Working Group (RPTWG), Central Luzon Association of Population Officers and Workers (CLAPOW) and the Media. The said activity will be attended by USEC Juan Antonio Perez III, MD, MPH, Executive Director of POPCOM.

Another activity to look up to this year is the conduct of the Rafael M. Salas Population and Development Award (RMSPDA) where the hunt for the local government units, local executives or institutions with outstanding contributions in Population Development is made.

All other activities in stored include Writeshop for KATROPA Jr., orientation on Local Migration Information System, Training of trainers on the different Adolescent Health and Development POPCOM Modules, Regional AHD Film Festival and RPFP strategies to reduce unmet need for modern family planning.

POPCOM urges partner agencies, local government units, civil society organizations, and other concerned groups to support and take part in all its programs, projects, and activities that aims to reach more adolescents, couples, and communities to achieve and materialize its theme.

The Commission on Population (POPCOM) created through the enactment of various legislations such as Republic Act 6365, known as the Population Act of the Philippines further amended by Presidential Decrees 79 and 166.

Press Release No. IMCU-PR-2019-001 Release Date: February 18, 2019