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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Caraga workers trained to handle clients

SURIGAO CITY, Oct. 25 - Some of the population officers and workers in Caraga region passed through another training to enhance their skills on interpersonal communication, counseling, and emotional intelligence.

The Commission on Population (POPCOM)-Caraga partnered with USAID through the CHANGE Project in conducting the Integrated Interpersonal Communications and Counseling (IPC/C) roll-out training to strengthen the interpersonal skills and employs an interdisciplinary approach to communication and counseling among population officers and workers.

Liza Zurbito of CHANGE Project and Rey Soriano of Mindanao Health, both projects of USAID, and Maria Victoria C. Madura of Department of Health (DOH) Central Office, together with the technical staff of POPCOM-Caraga served as the resource persons.

On his message, POPCOM Caraga Regional Director Alexander A. Makinano pointed-out that the training was of great importance to enhance the capacity of the population officers and workers in generating demand on modern family planning through house to house visit and other modes.

According to Makinano, the IPC/C roll-out training is a timely contribution in realizing the goals of the present administration in achieving and sustaining zero unmet need on modern family planning.


Soriano, on the other hand, talked about emotional intelligence as a foundational competency in improving and maintaining a more positive interpersonal relation with their clients to generate more demand on modern family planning. (POPCOM-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)