The City Government of Malaybalay through the Population Development Section of the City Health Office facilitated the Pre-Marriage Orientation and Counselling (PMOC) on March 8 and 23, 2022.

Some 53 couples attended the said activity held at the People’s Hall, New City Hall, Barangay Casisang, this City.

Resource speakers were Pastor Michael Mendiola, Marose Bordaje, Blas Alesna, Alexis John Abregana, and Population Program Officer Angelica T. Abugan. The facilitators shared their insights about the basic essentials to be aware of through the principles of marriage, responsible parenthood and family planning, and elements of a successful marriage.

Couples were tasked to create their 10-year plan and one month budget plan that will served as their blueprint for their married life. Furthermore, its activity aims to teach them the importance of marriage and strengthen the use of family planning which is the main goal of the program.

Reported by: Marlon L. Cacafranca, PopDev-NADA