Commission on Population and Development Region 7 Director Atty. Bruce Ragas paid a courtesy call on Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo to reiterate their joint commitment to consolidate national and local efforts and strategies to reduce incidence of early pregnancies among adolescents and enhance family planning program.
Currently, the City Government of Dumaguete through the City Population Office is implementing several programs and strategies that will enable couples and individuals with focus among the poor or marginalized sector to achieve their reproductive rights particularly their desired number, spacing and timing of their children; enable adolescents and youth to prevent adolescent pregnancies towards the attainment of their personal aspirations, potentials and wellbeing; and achieve inclusive and people-centered growth by ensuring that the needs and situations of all segments of population are considered in development initiatives.
Also present during yesterday’s courtesy call are City Administrator Lilani L. Ramon, Negros Oriental Provincial Population Officer Marivic A. Ramires, POPCOM 7 Planning Officer Sybel Alquisola and Remeter Limbo of the City POPCOM.