President Rodrigo Duterte has recognized the relevance of Population interventions in his Platform of National Development. As such, he pronounced strong political will to fully implement the Responsible Parenthood & Reproductive Health (RPRH) Law as a component of the National Socio-economic agenda.

The Commission on Population Region X in coordination with Population Development Office of Malaybalay City, conducted Family Planning Outreach Activity in Barangay Mapulo, Malaybalay City on July 9, 2021.

There were 35 Women of Reproductive Age (WRA) served and successfully inserted on Progestin-only Subdermal Implant (PSI). To achieve the goal of the Local Population Program particularly in reducing unmet need for family planning and increasing the contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) the City implementers of Malaybalay City regularly conducts demand generation activities including outreach activity and caravan in various areas of Malaybalay.

Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, intensifying demand generation activities wouldn’t hinder the present situation, instead intensifying and strengthen demand generation activities to achieve the full implementation of RPRH Law.

The said outreach program aim to monitor and promote the importance of Family Planning method to the community. The said activity ended successfully by observing proper health protocol.

Reported: Fruitelyn Vicente-Popdev NADA