Advocacy Update

Community, advocates collaborate for storytelling activity to protect children against the tobacco industry

June 13, 2024

Over a hundred children and their families from Brgy. 105, Tondo, Manila participated in a storytelling session in commemoration of the 2024 World No Tobacco Day and National No Smoking Month. The event was organized by Social Watch Philippines, the Philippine Smoke-Free Movement, Aktibong Kilusan Tungo sa Iisang Bayan, and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Philippines, […]

PLCPD and UNFPA sustain partnership for advancing SRHR

June 1, 2024

PLCPD and UNFPA Philippines sign a new partnership agreement under UNFPA’s 9th Country Programme, 2024-2028. This year, PLCPD and UNFPA are working together in the legislative advocacy for the passage of adolescent pregnancy prevention bill and other related measures, advocacy for exercise of congressional oversight on the implementation of Reproductive Health Law—including budget allocation for […]

Child rights advocates to Congress: Protect children from tobacco industry tactics

May 31, 2024

On World No Tobacco Day Child rights advocates to Congress: Protect children from tobacco industry tactics As the country commemorates World No Tobacco Day 2024, the Child Rights Network (CRN) calls on Congress to take a firm stand against the tobacco industry’s relentless and deceptive tactics targeting our children and youth. This year’s theme, “Protecting […]

Stakeholders reaffirm commitment to advancing lasting peace and development in the Bangsamoro during study launch

May 29, 2024

May 22, Quezon City— The Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) and Sasakawa Peace Foundation on Wednesday gathered various peace stakeholders for the Philippine launch of the study “Reconstructing masculinities: Gender dynamics after conflict in Aceh, Maluku and Bangsamoro Mindanao.” The study, conducted by Sasakawa Peace Foundation and its partners, delves into the […]

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.

Children and youth facilitators of Mayorga and MacArthur, Leyte enhance skills in advocating for Anti-OSAEC Ordinance

April 23, 2024

Mayorga, Leyte: Forty children and youth (CAY) facilitators from 6 baranggays in Mayorga and MacArthur, Leyte enhanced their skills in advocating for the passage of an Anti-OSAEC Ordinance. PLCPD trained CAY facilitators on advocacy and communications skills in an advocacy training conducted last 20 April 2024. An advocacy plan was also co-developed with CAYs towards […]