Advocacy Update

Moving forward together in keeping children #SAFEOnline

September 22, 2023

September 19, Quezon City – PLCPD, as Convenor of the Child Rights Network (CRN), continues its efforts to improve capacities of key stakeholders to end online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC). 17 child rights organizations, all active members of CRN, sharpened their skills on safeguarding children in the online space, safe digital citizenship […]

Unanimous and resounding House approval of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Bill hailed by child rights advocates

September 6, 2023

Child rights advocates under the umbrella alliance Child Rights Network and its convenor, the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD), celebrate the House of Representatives’ unanimous and resounding passage of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Bill on its third and final reading. With 232 affirmative votes and zero opposition, this marks the most significant […]

Under the Sheep Skin

September 4, 2023

The seemingly harmless vape products are wolves in sheep’s clothing, full of harmful and addictive substances. #NationalLungMonth#TobaccoFreeGeneration

Spotlight: Mayor Benjamin Magalong

August 15, 2023

Watch Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong as he shares with us his experiences and motivation, as well as the challenges in enforcing the smoke-free policy in the City and how these are overcome. Together, let’s make every month a no-smoking month and work towards a smoke-free Philippines. Dahil kung tobacco free, buhay ay healthy!

Spotlight: Dr. Riz Gonzalez

August 15, 2023

Watch Dr. Riz Gonzalez, Chair of the Tobacco Control Advocacy Group of the Philippine Pediatric Society as she warns all of us about the dangers of tobacco and what we can do to protect children and the entire society from these dangers. Together, let’s work towards a smoke-free Philippines. Dahil kung tobacco free, buhay ay […]

Gov’t, UN, partners call for prioritization of reproductive rights, human capital investment

July 12, 2023

July 11, Pasay City – In celebration of World Population Day, the Commission on Population and Development (CPD),  the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) called for the advancement of gender equality and the attainment of the demographic dividend through investing in people and opportunities. “Currently, […]

Industry spin that hails e-cigarettes as saviors for adult smokers is corporate whitewashing of bigger problem it has created: teen nicotine addiction

July 4, 2023

July 4, 2023 – The recent industry spin that promotes e-cigarettes as a solution for adult smokers is merely a distraction from the bigger problem caused by the industry itself: the addiction of Filipino teens to vaping, according to the group Child Rights Network. “Let’s not be swayed by the industry’s message that Filipinos have […]

PLCPD Board of Trustees convene for second regular meeting for the 19th Congress

June 9, 2023

June 1, Quezon City— Coinciding with the conclusion of the first regular session of the 19th Congress, the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) on Thursday morning, June 1, convened to review the status, celebrate the progress, and discuss future strategies regarding PLCPD’s legislative agenda. The hybrid second […]