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

PLCPD participates in regional CRVS partnership meeting

May 28, 2024

May 6, Bangkok – The Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD), through its advocacy officer Andrei Villamor, participated in the regional civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) partnership meeting that convened various United Nations agencies and stakeholders. Discussions during the partnership meeting highlighted the initiatives aimed at improving CRVS systems across in the […]

PLCPD, CRN advocate for stronger safeguards against tobacco at ASEAN workshop

May 22, 2024

May 15, Bangkok – The  Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) and the Child Rights Network (CRN) participated in the ASEAN regional workshop on Protecting Children from Tobacco Industry Interference, held on May 14-15 in Bangkok, Thailand. This workshop, held in commemoration of this year’s World No Tobacco Day on May 31, provided […]

#GirlDefenders prepare for rollout of information dissemination plan on RA 11596 or Prohibition of Child Marriage (PCM) Law

May 6, 2024

3-4 May, Quezon City | Representatives from 30 organizations enhanced their skills in advocacy and communications in preparation for the rollout of the co-created advocacy and communications plan for the information dissemination of RA 11596. Representatives from national government agencies including the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Council for the Welfare of Children, […]

Youth legislator represents PH in landmark parliamentarians’ conference in Oslo

April 24, 2024

PLCPD member and youth legislator Raoul Danniel Manuel of Kabataan Partylist represented the Philippines and actively engaged other counties in the eighth International Parliamentarians’ Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD [International Conference on Population and Development] Programme of Action held in Oslo, Norway on April 10-12.