Bacolod City stude wins Regional Pop Quiz 2018
Out of 18 contenders from different schools in the region, Grade 9 student Therese Mae J. Dedoroy of Sum-ag National High School in Bacolod City was declared champion during the recently concluded Regional Pop Quiz and Festival of Talents held at Iloilo National High School on January 14, 2018.
POPCOM VI holds 1st wave of Population Management Conferences
The Commission on Population Region VI held five population management conferences in Region VI in in the first two months of 2018 to promote the Philippine Population Management Program. The conferences were participated by both Population and Health Officers and workers.
Women of Reproductive Age increasing: WV Population to reach 7.8M by end of 2018
With the Population Growth Rate (PGR) of 1.2, Western Visayas population is estimated to increase from 7,536,383 million in 2015 to 7,828,222 by the end of December 31, 2018, based on projections made by the Commission on Population-Region VI (POPCOM-Region VI) using the 2015 Census of Population of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
POPCOM: FDA declaration on contraceptives timely, RPRH implementation on catch-up mode
The Philippine Food and Drug Administration has issued Resolution 2017-302, dated November 10, 2017 which show that all 51 contraceptives up for recertification are non-abortifacient.
This action effectively lifts the 29-month old Supreme Court TRO dated June 2015 since FDA has declared all contraceptives, including the Progestin Subdermal Implant (PSI, Implanon), non-abortifacient.