Advocacy Update

Spotlight with Sen. Risa Hontiveros

February 10, 2022

In observance of the global commemoration of the Safer Internet Day 2022, Senator Risa Hontiveros, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations, and Gender Equality, and PLCPD Chairperson for the Senate, joined PLCPD in this month’s Spotlight episode to discuss a very important measure that she authored and sponsored in the Senate. This […]

Protect Children: #ShutDownOSECNow

February 10, 2022

On February 8, 2022 during the global commemoration of the Safer Internet Day, PLCPD held a talk show titled, Protect Children: #ShutDownOSECNow, a very sensitive and urgent issue that has affected and continues to victimize millions of Filipino children. In the panel were Department of Justice Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, PLCPD Executive Director Rom Dongeto, and […]

[Policy Brief] What We Owe Our Teens: Addressing adolescent pregnancy in the Philippines

January 9, 2022

Key Points: The high rate of adolescent pregnancy in the Philippines and increasing number of babiesborn to younger mothers come at high social, economic, and development costs. The current legal framework to prevent adolescent pregnancy is characterized byadolescent’s limited access to reproductive health services, weak implementation ofcomprehensive sexuality education, and declining budget for the Reproductive […]

We Are #TobaccoFreeGeneration Learning Exchange and Solidarity Rally

November 24, 2021

Inviting children and youth to participate in this learning exchange and solidarity rally! We will hear youth leaders call on legislators to pass tobacco regulation bills that protect public health and the protection of young people and reject bills that compromise their health and their future. For more information, visit the Facebook pages of Child […]

Young leaders assemble for another learning session toward a Tobacco-Free Generation

November 20, 2021

On World Children’s Day on November 20, around 30 promising young leaders who are participants of the Young Leaders Program on Tobacco Control attended the second issue-based session focused on the policy environment for tbacco control in the Philippines.     Atty. Sophia San Luis, Executive Director of ImagineLaw, discussed the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control […]

‘Tayo ang tutugon’: Various artists launch album highlighting key issues in upcoming polls

November 9, 2021

November 9 – What better way to drumbeat pressing issues of the day than through music? This is the concept behind the album “Tayo ang Tutugon,” a collaborative music album produced by various artists, singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists under the newly-formed collective Musicians for Democracy (MD). “Tayo ang Tutugon” features newly composed and produced songs […]

Pasay City youth gear up for SRHR advocacy

October 29, 2021

Youth leaders from six barangays in Pasay City, namely Barangays 2, 13, 14, 71, 90, and 92 gathered on October 13-15 for a three-day capacity-building activity titled “Basic Policy Advocacy Training on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).” Among the topics that were discussed during the training were Advocacy Concepts and Processes, the Legislative […]