Naga City passes AYSRH ordinance to win campaign vs teenage births

From setting up teen hubs and centers in every public school and village to the creation of a council that will drive all programs for adolescents, Naga City is taking bolder yet wiser steps to curb teenage births through a newly passed ordinance. Known as the “AYSRH Ordinance,” the measure was enacted last month, a […]

Dipolog, Cagayan de Oro lead battle in curbing teenage pregnancy

By Cristina Eloisa Baclig MANILA, Philippines—As the country continues to address teenage pregnancies among Filipino girls, two cities—Cagayan de Oro and Dipolog City—have already started seeing a significant decrease in the birth rate for adolescent mothers through effective interventions. After a year since the prevention of teenage pregnancies had been declared a “national priority,” the […]

TCI, addressing teenage pregnancies in 10 more PH cities

At least 495 babies are born every day to Filipino girls aged 10 to 19 years, according to the 2019 data of the Philippine Statistics Authority. To address this, Malacañang declared as a national priority the implementation of measures to prevent teenage pregnancy through Executive Order (EO) No. 141, which further mobilized government agencies, the […]

Youth-led participation of religious sector in reducing teenage pregnancies

Providing access to the right information on adolescent sexual reproductive health (ASRH), family planning, and education through traditional and cultural approaches to reduce teenage pregnancies—this is the vision of Janifah Unda, 24, a youth leader in Masiu, Lanao del Sur. She takes part in the Zuellig Family Foundation’s (ZFF) Youth Leadership and Governance Program (YLGP), […]