Baliuag School Wins 2nd at the National AHD Film Festival
March 26, 2018
City of San Fernando Pampanga- Now on its 3rd year, the National Adolescent Health and Development Film Festival Awarding was held last March 22 at the Philippine International Convention Cente, Pasay City. POPCOM Region III’s official entry “Sa Kabila” was produced by St. Mary’s College of Baliuag.
“Sa Kabila” is about a teenage boy named Alex Magtibay who suffers from Alexithymia, a condition in which you cannot identify or describes one’s own emotions. He struggles to fit in the society and is being considered as an outcast by his own generation. Despite his indifference, he finds comfort in his socially awkward best friend, Kinos, and hid passion for music. Eventually, he makes a decision to hang out with his notorious classmate, Dean, not knowing that his best friend is on the verge of giving up on his own battles. While being introduced to the world of deadly vices and intoxicated crowds, he realized he does not need to tolerate the raving norms of today’s youth and finds himself running away. In the end, he fails to find Kinos because he has been dead al along. He decided that he only needs to accept himself and learns that being alone can make him stronger.
City of San Fernando Pampanga- POPCOM Region III launched KATROPA Jr. (Kabataang Ama na Tapat sa Responsibilidad at Obligasyon sa PAmilya) to address issues on repeated pregnancies among young mothers as well as guiding young fathers in carrying out Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning. The event was participated by a number of young fathers in Pampanga which was identified as the pilot site.
Anchoredon the goal of Philippine Population Management Program (PPMP)in achieving a sustainable population level and in acquiring a better quality of life both within the family and the society, the Local Government Units of Region III together with POPCOM III has been taking on efforts in addressing various population issues and concerns getting hold on to the aim of building and nurturing a “Matatag, Maginhawa, at PlanadongPamilyang Pilipino.”
In a recent initiative, POPCOM III in cooperation with DILG RO IIIorganized an activity intended to further strengthen the coordination, collaboration and implementation of Philippine Population Management Program PPMP and the Responsible Parenthood Reproductive Health Law (RPRH) at the local level. The event which was also dubbed as Regional Dissemination Forum on Philippine Population Management Program and Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law among Local Chief Executives and Other Decision Makers was well attendedand actively participated in, voicing and sharing everyone's experiences at the grassroots level by the representatives coming from the provinces and cities of Nueva Ecija and Tarlac.
Angeles City- In collaboration with Department of Health Region III, POPCOM III conducted a week long training on one of POPCOM’s AHD Module the Learning Package on Parent Education on Adolescent Health and Development (LPPED) for the selected nurses of the Nurse Deployment Project of DOH RIII. The LPPED module provides community interventions by promoting parent-children discussions on ASRH in order for the youth to come up with better decisions in their lives and to include their parents in helping them decide for their future. The newly trained NDPs are now more capacitated to handle parent-adolescent discussions and will also be part of POPCOMs alliances to strengthen the programs for the youth of Central Luzon. Four batches of LPPED training will be conducted from February to April, first batch was held last February 26- March 2 at Grace Crown Hotel, Balibago, Angeles City.