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Kwentong Kartero, produced by the Knowledge Channel and PCPD, is a learning video package on population and development, human sexuality, and responsible parenthood. Its three video episodes for students and teachers, respectively, have corresponding elearning activities and session guides for teachers.

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PCPD Celebrates Its 40th Year
PCPD celebrated its four decades of being a foundation last 13 July at the Shangri-La Hotel in Makati with partners, grantees, friends, and former staff members.

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Youth Education Experts Call for Comprehensive Sexuality Education
A comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) can reverse the disturbing trend of high teenage pregnancy rate among Filipino girls aged 15 to 19. While a number of government and private organizations, including schools, have some programs in place on adolescent reproductive health and sexuality education, these are not sufficiently funded nor extensively implemented.

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FBOs Talk Popdev
Faith-based organizations can be a powerful bloc to respond to issues of population and development for sustainable and lasting change.

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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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