Advocacy Update

Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Bill approved by House Committee on Population and Family Relations

February 22, 2024

February 20, Quezon City – The House of Representatives Committee on Population and Family Relations unanimously approved the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Bill, one of PLCPD’s priority legislative agenda in the 19th Congress. House Bill (HB) 8823 filed by Rep. Faustino “Inno” Dy, PLCPD member; HB 4480 filed by Rep. Ernesto Dionisio Jr., […]

PLCPD and CRN express dismay over the Philippines’ receipt of Dirty Ashtray award

February 22, 2024

During the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee’s hearing on February 21, PLCPD, as convenor of the Child Rights Network (CRN), expressed disappointment in the Philippine delegation for prioritizing tobacco industry interests over public health and the welfare of children public health at the tenth session of the Conference of Parties of the World Health Organization-Framework Convention […]

CRN’s statement on the ‘Dirty Ashtray’ award of the Philippines at COP10

February 13, 2024

We express our disappointment in the Philippine delegation for prioritizing tobacco industry interests over the welfare of our children. The recently concluded 10th session of the Conference of Parties to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in Panama marks a critical juncture for nations, amid intensified campaigns by the tobacco […]

Strawberry-flavored deception

February 10, 2024

We urge the Philippines government to commit to strict enforcement of the law and even stronger measures, especially on electronic smoking devices that have contributed to a growing youth “vapedemic” in the country. #VapeNotSafe #TobaccoFreeGeneration

Child Rights Network to PH gov’t: Protect children from nicotine addiction, stand against vapes in international meet

February 8, 2024

Child Rights Network (CRN), the largest child rights alliance, has urged the Philippine government to commit to stronger tobacco control measures, especially on the use of electronic cigarettes or vapes, which the group said has contributed to a growing youth ‘vapedemic’ in the Philippines. This call comes amidst the ongoing 10th session of the Conference […]

Advocates and campus journalists unite in fight against tobacco and vape disinformation 

January 29, 2024

PLCPD and ExplainedPH joined forces to bolster their fight against tobacco and vape disinformation, positioning campus journalists at the forefront of this battle. The event, titled “Fact-checking Tobacco and Vape Disinformation: A Workshop and Knowledge Building Activity,” drew participation from over 30 attendees representing various student publications in senior high schools, colleges, and universities. Held […]

Groups unite to champion passage of smoke-free policies at the local level

December 6, 2023

In a groundbreaking collaboration, the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD), Child Rights Network (CRN), Health Justice, Parents Against Vape, and a host of local government units (LGUs) are spearheading the adoption of local smoke-free policies. In a media briefing on December 5, 2023, the groups stressed that this joint endeavor is a […]

PLCPD, partners call for evidence-informed policymaking amid PH demographic transition

December 4, 2023

4 December 2023, Pasig City—The Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD), in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Philippines and the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) on Monday held a multi-stakeholder forum highlighting the need for evidence-based decision-making in policy and program development in light of the country’s changing population […]

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 […]