Advocacy Update

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 […]

House Committee approves consolidated bill for proposed Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Act

May 23, 2023

QUEZON CITY, Philippines—In a significant move towards safeguarding the rights and well-being of Filipino adolescents, the House of Representatives Committee on Youth and Sports Development, led by Chair Faustino Michael Carlos Dy III, approved the substitute bill for the proposed Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Act today, May 23. During its 6th regular meeting on Tuesday morning, […]

Action toward tobacco-free generation

March 14, 2023

More than 20 participants, representing members of the House of Representatives and the Senate and congressional offices, gathered to discuss the effects of the tobacco epidemic in the Philippines and the ways forward in protecting Filipinos, particularly children and youth, from the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke. Recognizing that the tobacco epidemic and the […]