Feliciana T. Añosa
POPCOM-10 Regional Director Jeremias C. Gupit conducted courtesy visits to three (3) municipal mayors and governor of Lanao del Norte on July 18, 2016. He visited the municipalities of Linamon, Kauswagan, and Bacolod. After brief talks with the three (3) Local Chief Executives (LCEs), he proceeded to the Office of the Provincial Governor. RD Gupit had fruitful discussions on population programs with Governor Imelda Q. Dimaporo.
During the courtesy visit, RD Gupit discussed with the LCEs some raging population related concerns like unmet need on family planning, rising incidence of teenage pregnancy, proliferation of STI, HIV and AIDS, and others. He emphasized the need for POPCOM to establish a strong partnership with Local Government Units (LGUs) to address these issues. “This strong partnership will lead to the smooth, effective, efficient, and productive implementation of the population program at grassroots level”, RD Gupit said.
The four (4) LCEs appreciated the effort of POPCOM-10. They expressed full support on the implementation of various population programs in their respective areas