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

Seventy #GirlDefendersUnite and commit to the implementation of RA 11596 or Prohibition of Child Marriage Law during the commemoration of the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW

December 1, 2023

30 November – PLCPD, in partnership with Oxfam Pilipinas and DSWD, with support from Oxfam Hongkong, conducted the #GirlDefendersUNITE for the Implementation of PCM Law: WEaving a VAWG-Free Future Together – an event gathering various #GirlDefenders from national government agencies, communities, women and youth groups, as well as champion legislators of the campaign to call […]

Youth leaders gear up for smoke-free advocacy

November 30, 2023

Youth leaders from the Philippine Smoke-Free Movement (PSFM) and the Young Leaders Program for Tobacco Control of PLCPD and the Child Rights Network Young Leaders Program convened on November 25 for #LitMeUp: Learning Session on House Bill 5315 and Youth as Tobacco Industry’s Target at Hop Inn Hotel in Quezon City. The session aimed to […]

CRN calls for pro-health, pro-children tobacco control policies

November 21, 2023

The Child Rights Network, represented by its Convenor, PLCPD Executive Director Romeo Dongeto, participated in the webinar and launch of the Asian Tobacco Industry Index (TIII) 2023, organized by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance and the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control on November 15, 2023. Dongeto highlighted the network’s experience in […]

CSO partners capacitated on local sectoral representation

November 7, 2023

23-27 October 2023, Pasig City: PLCPD hosted a four-day orientation and capacity building activity aimed at equipping partner civil society organizations (CSO) to maximize existing mechanisms for meaningful participation in local governance by providing them with knowledge on the composition and functions of local sectoral representatives (LSR) and local special bodies (LSB) as mandated by […]