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PCPD OKs Four New Projects
PCPD has recently approved four new projects for 2012.

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Four PCPD Fellows Featured in 2012 PPA Scientific Conference
Four PCPD fellows were among those who presented the highlights of their respective studies during the recently concluded 2012 Annual Scientific Conference of the Philippine Population Association.

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Study Finds Men Learn Modern Family Planning Methods Only After an Unplanned Pregnancy
It is only after men marry as a result of an unplanned pregnancy do they learn about modern forms of family planning (FP) from their wives, who solicit advice from other women and healthcare professionals.

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Business groups support population and development initiative
The roundtable discussion on Population and Development: From Consensus to Action spearheaded by PCPD and INCITEGov on April 29, 2008, gathered the support of business organizations like the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Lopez Group Foundation, Pascual Laboratories, Inc., Wallace Business Forum, Bank of Philippine Island (BPI) and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP).   Speaking before the business groups, Dr. Ernesto Pernia of UP and a Trustee of PCPD emphasized the importance of having an effective population policy in the country.  According to him, “Central to the population issue are the negative externalities of sustained high fertility on economic growth, inequality and poverty, and the environment. These, plus the fact that women, especially those from poor households, are having more children than their desired number constitute strong grounds from an unambiquous national population policy.”  The business groups recommended two concrete actions to push for this policy, namely: to launch an effective communications campaign on population and development, and to harness champions on popdev issues from the religious groups.

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LGUs soon to have a framework on population management
Several consultations on the draft LGU framework on poverty reduction, hunger mitigation, and population management were held in Antipolo City, Baguio City, Subic and Davao City during the second quarter of 2008. Delegates to these consultations were mostly  planning and development officers from LGUs, officers of League of Municipalities of the Philippines, and the Liga ng mga Barangays from various regions. The presentations of the said framework stirred LGUs to act on pressing issues of population growth, poverty, and hunger. Dr. Dennis Mapa of UP, one of the main presenters during the consultations, emphasized that "the government cannot wait for income to increase for population to naturally drop because population growth at present is hindering income growth." Another population management advocate, former governor of Negros, now Administrator of the Sugar Regulatory Administration, Rafael Coscolluela challenged LGUs to launch a major offensive against poverty. The consultation was spearheaded by the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) in partnership with the Philippine Center for Population and Development (PCPD), the South East Asia Regional Council for Agriculture (SEARCA), the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), the Department of Health-National Nutrition Council (DOH-NNC) and the Population Commission (PopCom).

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BCYA Documented Its 23 Years In Youth Development
The Baguio Center for Young Adults, Inc. (BCYA), with support from PCPD, produced a monograph that captures its 23 years of experience in advocating for the promotion of youth health and development. The said publication is part of BCYA's campaign to encourage and popularize the establishment of Adolescent Reproductive Health Centers in schools, universities, local government units, government organizations, socio-civic organizations and NGOs involved in youth development and empowerment.  To get a e-copy of the monograph entitled "ARH Center, A Place To Be: The BCYA Experience", email bcya@mozcom.com.

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Religiosity and Contraceptive Use among Filipino Youth
This article is an abridged version of the study on Religiosity and Contraceptive Use Among Filipino Youth by Jenna Mae L. Atun, a Communication Research graduate from the UP College of Mass Communication, and current graduate student at the UP School of Economics.

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Youth Matters
The youth is like fire. It creeps forward, a spark at first, growing into a flame, then brightening into a blaze. Now, more than ever, their numbers grow quickly. In time, majority of the population will be teenagers. This rapid growth of youthful population may someday pose serious challenges to the government, not only in terms of providing health, education, employment and social security services to the numbers alone, but also because of the reproductive potential of the population.

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Archdiocese of CDO Held Symposium on PopDev
The Archdiocese of Cagayan De Oro in collaboration with the Research Institute for Mindanao Culture (RIMCU) held a symposium on "Responsible Parenthood, Population and Development: Where Are We Today?" on August 12, 2008 at Xavier University, Cagayan De Oro (CDO) City. PCPD supported the symposium which aimed to inform key religious sector and church workers in CDO City about population trends and development links.  Rev. Bishop Antonio J. Ledesma, S.J.D.D. expects that the symposium would help clergy, church leaders and workers take a more active role in their respective parishes in addressing problems related to population and development. Topics discussed during the symposium are as follow: Perspective on population and development: Facts and Theories by Dr. Alejandro N. Herrin Catholic perspectives on the population issue by Rev. Fr. Ramon De Echica Addressing demographic realities: alternative perspectives (meeting the felt needs of couples in Ipil Prelature) by Dr. Chona Echavez, et al. Human Vitae: A summary explanation and defense by Rev. Fr. Alberto S. Uy, SSJV    

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Call for proposals for 2011
If you have an idea for a population and development (popdev) research or advocacy/action project, or would like to integrate a popdev component into an existing program or project, PCPD would like to invite you to submit a proposal for funding in 2011. 

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