Thursday, November 20, 2014

POPCOM-9 to mark POPDEV Week 2014

PAGADIAN CITY: Willfully propelling the welfare of Filipinos in wide-ranging development—this is the premise of the observance of Population and Development (POPDEV) Week 2014, a recent report from the PIA said.

POPCOM-9 Reg. Dir. Reynaldo O. Wong points out the definite concern of the well-being of every Filipino in development outcomes, ensuring the provision of quality life in a sustainable manner.

Integrating population dynamics with development planning, policy-making and resource allocation to achieve local development is a key strategy to successful population management program, he added.

On top of this POPCOM-9 has urged LGUs and partner agencies to show competence in combining population unpredictability with local development processes, Wong explained, using various modules and tools to guide program managers and planners in analyzing and tackling development administration in their localities.

A POPDEV summit will be held in here on Nov. 19 to tackle the policy and program implication of having 100 million Filipinos in the country and aspires to reach a consensus on key action areas.

This year’s celebration on Nov. 23-29 carries the theme “Bigyang Halaga ang Bawa’t Pinoy sa Pag-unlad… Ngayon at Bukas.”