September 18, 2019
The Barangay Population Volunteers (BPVs) of Bukidnon Province were gathered in the annual conference organized by the Local Government Unit (LGU) through the Provincial Population Office and in coordination with the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) Region 10 on September 16, 2019, at Kaamulan Open Theater, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.
The assembly aims to provide updates on the Philippine Population Management Program which was presented by POPCOM 10 Assistant Regional Director Neil Aldrin Omega. The meeting is also a form of fellowship and thanksgiving to the population volunteers for their continuous support to the population programs.
Among the top officials who graced the activity were Bukidnon Governor Hon. Jose Ma. Zubiri, POPCOM 10 Regional Director Jeremias Gupit, and Provincial ABC Federation President Hon. Godofredo Balansag.
In his speech, RD Gupit emphasized the substantial role of BPVs in the attainment of the objectives of the intensified National Program on Population and Family Planning (NPPFP). He furthered by saying that BPVs, being local mobilizers, are primary agents in advancing the quality of life of the Filipino families especially those who availed the family planning services.
In the same event, Governor Zubiri acknowledged and commended the population volunteers for their unwavering commitment in assisting couples and individuals achieve their desired family size through family planning methods.
This year’s theme revolves in “Strengthening the Role of BPVs in Empowering the Filipino Families” and chartered after the strategic involvement of BPVs in demand-generation activities of POPCOM.
So appreciative of the volunteer works of the BPVs, Gov. Zubiri in the middle of his speech called the provincial budget officer and asked to increase the honorarium of the BPVs from Php 500 per month to Php 1,000 by December 2019 and Php 1,500 monthly on 2020.
The summit ended with a dance competition participated in by the BPVs from the different barangays of the Province of Bukidnon