Turning setbacks into push backs: An urgent appeal to enact the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Law

This International Day of the Girl, the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) reiterates its commitment to empowering every girl and breaking the barriers that hinder her growth. We firmly urge Congress, particularly the Senate, to swiftly pass the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Bill. We call on national government agencies to prioritize the allocation of substantial resources for programs aimed at boosting adolescent sexual and reproductive health. By investing in girls and ensuring their access to education, vital information, and services, we collectively strive to transform setbacks into push backs against unequal gender norms and institutional barriers, safeguarding the well-being and potential of the Filipino girl.

Committed to working with and among legislative bodies from the national down to the local level, Philippine Legislators' Committee on Population and Development primarily works within the halls of Congress, devoted to developing policy champions and generating viable, responsive, and people-centered public policies on population and human development.

Recent Updates

Child rights advocates slam pro-tobacco PH delegation in health conference, support Senate Blue Ribbon investigation

February 23, 2024

The Child Rights Network (CRN) and its convenor, the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD), stand behind the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee investigation chaired by Senator Pia Cayetano into the conduct of government officials in the recently concluded international health conference on tobacco control. The Philippines received its fifth “Dirty Ashtray” award at […]

Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Bill approved by House Committee on Population and Family Relations

February 22, 2024

February 20, Quezon City – The House of Representatives Committee on Population and Family Relations unanimously approved the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Bill, one of PLCPD’s priority legislative agenda in the 19th Congress. House Bill (HB) 8823 filed by Rep. Faustino “Inno” Dy, PLCPD member; HB 4480 filed by Rep. Ernesto Dionisio Jr., […]

PLCPD and CRN express dismay over the Philippines’ receipt of Dirty Ashtray award

February 22, 2024

During the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee’s hearing on February 21, PLCPD, as convenor of the Child Rights Network (CRN), expressed disappointment in the Philippine delegation for prioritizing tobacco industry interests over public health and the welfare of children public health at the tenth session of the Conference of Parties of the World Health Organization-Framework Convention […]