Advocacy Update

[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 […]

Malinis na Hangin, Ipaglaban Natin!

October 22, 2021

PLCPD’s 40th episode of its Usapang Human Development emphasized the state of air quality in the Philippines, and what the collective efforts of the government and the public can contribute to addressing the issue.  This episode titled, “Malinis na Hangin, Ipaglaban Natin”, zoomed in on the country’s ambient air quality in light of  the World […]