4.3M more Pinoys become poorer due to pandemic

By Rocaya Sumndad Otical POVERTY IN PANDEMIC-PLAGUED AREAS RATES 5X UP WHILE REGIONS LEAST AFFECTED LIFT 800K FROM ECONOMIC WOES The ongoing pandemic has manifested its polarizing effects on Filipinos’ socioeconomic standing, as it pushed more than 4 million individuals deeper into poverty, while lifting some 800,000 out of economic hardships. According to recent Philippine… Read More 4.3M more Pinoys become poorer due to pandemic

PHL, Indonesia, UNFPA boost Muslim youth’s reproductive health learning

As POPCOM launches Islamic values-based module for gender, health education Proponents and stakeholders on adolescents’ sexual reproductive health (SRH) in the Philippines and Indonesia are advancing the knowledge of Muslim youth on the subject with the recent launch of the Comprehensive Gender and Health Education for Youth (CGHEY) Module. After three years of preparation, consultations… Read More PHL, Indonesia, UNFPA boost Muslim youth’s reproductive health learning

POPCOM: 1 out of 4 Pinoys cite violence vs women as top concern during pandemic

As the entire world celebrates Women’s Month this March, the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) renews its call for special protection of Filipino women, especially in the time of a raging pandemic. Recently, POPCOM disclosed the results of a recent Social Weather Stations survey, which revealed that 1 out of 4, or 25%, of… Read More POPCOM: 1 out of 4 Pinoys cite violence vs women as top concern during pandemic