Orientation of Local Officials August 17-20, 2010

Strengthened by Presidential Decree (PD) 79 Was devolved to LGUs by virtue of the Local Government in 1991 . also known as the Population Act of the Philippines.Background Created through RA 6365 .

. if governments are to achieve their economic goals and fulfill the aspirations of their people. Studies have shown that a booming population hinders economic growth and development.Rationale The Population Management Program must be recognized as a principal element in long-range planning.

. higher savings and investments and per capita income becomes higher as a result of moderated population growth.Demographic Window and Demographic Dividend in Population Demographic window is a window of opportunity or a breathing space which the country can exploit to recover and regain its balance to attain its development goals. Demographic dividends or demographic bonus is an opportunity for increased economic growth that a country achieves when there are more people gainfully employed. managed fertility and less young dependents.

Demographic window at the family level ´A family of four is better off than a family of six´. †Less dependents. spends less for the needs of the family †Healthier †More educated †Better chance of savings more .

Population Policy Principles Responsible parenthood as central idea Non-coercive Rejects abortion as a means to control fertility Promotes self-reliance and multisectoral participation Adheres to gender equality and equity .

Long Term Goal To contribute to improving the quality of life of all Filipinos through family development that should bring about the attainment of responsible parenting and population outcomes that are in harmony with available resources and environment conditions and the reduction of poverty and inequalities in human development opportunities. .

sexually transmitted infections and other psycho-social concerns.. pre-marital sex. drinking. early marriages. and nutrition (MNCHN). and Contribute to policies that will assist the government to achieve a favorable balance between population and its distribution and economic activities and the environment .Objectives Help couples/parents exercise responsible parenting to achieve the desired number.e. timing and spacing of children and to contribute in improving maternal. Help adolescents and youth avoid risky sexual behavior (i. drugs) to reduce incidence of teenage pregnancies. neonatal and child health.

Intensify and sustain communication. education and advocacy campaigns . Promote male participation/involvement Continue to utilize community organization and participatory strategies such as the Responsible Parenting Movement.Strategies Ensure universal access to all program-approved family planning information and services. Provide age-appropriate and values-laden sexuality education for the youth.

Conduct scientific population and related researches/studies and strengthen data and information management. . networking and linkages with other stakeholders. and Advocate for increased investment in the population program by the national and local governments.Strategies Create a conducive policy environment through alliance building.

The Population Management Program Contribution to National Development At the end of the day.7% by 2016 .the population growth rate from 2. . as its contribution to the social and economic growth of the country.4% by 2016.3children per woman to fertility rate from 3.achieve contraceptive prevalence rate of 64.4 by 2016 . the population population management program aims to lower .04% (2007 census) to 1.

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