7.12.2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

PDI embraces RH Law

BUTUAN CITY, July 11 (PIA) - Representatives from the different sectors in the province of Dinagat Islands (PDI) participated in the recent local government unit-led forum on the implementing rules and regulations of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Law.

Said forum was aimed to inform and educate the stakeholders in the provincial level about the RPRH Law – for this is, still, enabling women and couples in the community to exercise their reproductive rights; giving them an informed choice on what family planning method to use, either natural or artificial; and achieve the couple’s fertility intentions in accordance with their socio-economic, emotional and psychological capacity.

Resource persons coming from the Commission on Population (PopCom) - Caraga, the Department of Health - Caraga, and the Department of Education - Dinagat Islands Division emphasized that the RPRH Act of 2012 shall be fully implemented to address the prevailing population and reproductive health issues and shall become the focal point for convergence of multi-sectoral efforts toward the improvement of health outcomes.


Vice governor Benglen B. Ecleo and the provincial administrator Millard Tawakal also graced the event to show full support in the implementation of the said law to their locality for the benefit of their constituents. (PopCom-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)