Adreal Denver C. Monterona, Information Officer III
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA— In celebration of the Population and Development (POPDEV) Week, the Commission on Population Region III is set to hold the 2015 Regional POPDEV Summit on November 19 to 20, 2015 at Subic Bay Travelers Hotel, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
According to POPCOM Region III Director Eleanor M. Cura, the event, themed “Population and Development: Linking Everyone Towards Achieving Sustainable Development Goals,” shall serve as a forum to discuss deeper the inter-relationships between population and development in the local, regional and national levels.
Expected to be present during the activities of the 2-day event are POPCOM Deputy Executive Director Rosalinda D. Marcelino, Senator Cynthia Villar, Camarines Sur Third District Representative Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, local chief executives, local population officers and workers, partner government agencies from the region, media and other major stakeholders.
The 2-day summit includes activities such as a presentation-cum-discussion on POPDEV and the 2015 POPDEV week theme, POPCOM Region III accomplishments for 2015, a press conference, cultural presentations of all provinces in the region, as well as an exhibit of POPCOM Region III-produced materials on the Philippine Population Management Program.
The 2015 POPDEV Summit shall also present local best practices on the components of the PPMP, namely POPDEV, Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning (RP-FP), Adolescent Health and Youth Development (AHYD), as well as Gender and Development (GAD).
POPCOM Region III shall also award the Most Outstanding Population program officer, worker and volunteer, PPMP Best Practices (POPDEV, RP-FP, AHYD, and GAD), and loyalty awards during the 2-day event.
The celebration of the Population and Development Week is in accordance with Presidential Proclamation No. 76, S-1992 signed into law by then-President Fidel V. Ramos.