The Regional Office III
The Regional Population Office (RPO) III was established in 1973 in San Fernando, Pampanga in response to the population problems in Central Luzon.
In 1975-1977, the Commission introduced the Total Integrated Development Approach (TIDA) to broaden program coverage. The Family Planning Program was then integrated with other development activities such as the National Population and Family Planning Outreach Projects to bring the necessary services closer to the people to remote barangays and simultaneous organized the population offices in the six (6) provinces and four (4) cities.
POPCOM Region III become the central planning and coordinating body for all the population related activities. It also involved in the integration of family planning program through Information/Education/Communication (IEC); provide training of personnel in the medical and paramedical profession, fieldworkers and managers and research; clinic/delivery services – distribution of clinic/contraceptive supplies.
In 1973 to 1984 the Regional Population Office III rented & occupied the third floor of the Gopez Building at V. Tiomico St., San Fernando, Pampanga. In 1985 POPCOM 3 moved to its new building located at Diosdado Macapagal Regional Government Center, Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
To date, POPCOM III is embarking on a massive coordination with both government and non-government agencies and local government units through the provincial/city and municipal population offices in the implementation of projects and activities on the Philippine Population Management Program (PPMP) in Central Luzon.