The Regional Population Office-10 came through with a new partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 10. In one of the meetings of the RIT, DOLE-10 sought the assistance of POPCOM for their agency’s family welfare program. DOLE representative showed a national memo that requires companies having 200 or more employees to set up a family planning clinic and provide family welfare services. POPCOM immediately responded to this need of DOLE and the two agencies decided to strengthen the family welfare program of private companies by promoting responsible parenthood using Usapan Serye and LPPED modules.
To concretize this partnership, POPCOM-10 will provide two (2) sets of capability building activities to DOLE. First, will be training on LPPED for Family Welfare Coordinators of private companies so that they can conduct LPPED sessions to their employees. Second, will be Competency-Based Training (CBT) on modern family planning for nurses and FP Clinic Coordinators of private companies. Training on LPPED is set on June 6-9 and the CBT will be in July this year. This partnership hopes to educate parents about LPPED and RPFP and address unmet need among employees in the private companies.