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By Ardizon T. Arsua

Mayor Jason P. Almonte increased the manpower complement of the City Population Office to vigorously implement the Local Population Program of the City.  The moved of the mayor came-out as a result of Mr. Neil Aldrin Omega’s (Officer in Charge of POPCOM) visit with him to ask for more support to the population program.  Mr. Omega briefed the mayor on the new developments of the program particularly the full implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning (RPRH) law and its implementing rules and regulations (IRR).  He informed the mayor about the various projects that LGUs can implement in the barangays and schools such as the:  1) Family Development Sessions on Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning;  2) Classes on Learning Package on Parent Education or LPPED for parents;  3) U4U roll-outs;  4) Classes on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) in the schools; and 5) Sessions on KATROPA and Usapang Bagong Maginoo (for husbands/fathers) in the barangays.  Realizing the importance of these projects and its impact to the city’s development, Mayor Almonte offered to add one support staff to the population office.

Outreach Activities

By Ann M. Sumalpong

The Regional Health Office (RHO) of DOH in Northern Mindanao, in partnership with, Jhpiego-Mindanao Health and POPCOM-10 conducted a series of outreach activities for Modern Family Planning during the first quarter of 2015.  These activities were aimed at providing married couples with their choosen  family planning method to enable and help them achieve their desired number of children that they support and raise in a humane way.

The first two (2) outreach activities conducted at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) and Jasaan Misamis Oriental in January and February respectively were intended for women who wanted the permanent method called the Bitaleral Tubal Lagation (BTL).  One hundred nine (109) women availed of the free service on BTL and underwent the procedure free of charge.  The ligation was performed by doctors from the different rural health units who were trained on the procedure.  BTL is a safe and simple surgical procedure which provides permanent contraception for women who do not want any more children.  It involves cutting or blocking the 2 fallopian tubes so that eggs released from the ovaries cannot move down the fallopian tubes to meet the sperm.  It is proven to be 99.5% effective.

 

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Base from the 2015 CENSUS of Population: 4,297,323

Basis: 2015 PGR of 1.68

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