What is PPMP?
The Philippine Population Management Program (PPMP) is the Philippine government’s major programmatic response to the country’s international commitment to achieving the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD PoA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
What are the legal bases of the PPMP?
The legal basis of the Philippine Population Program is Republic Act 6365, otherwise known as the “Population Act of 1971.” It created the Commission on Population (POPCOM) as an agency to coordinate and monitor population related activities. It was amended in 1972 by Presidential Decree (PD) No. 79.
PD 79 identified Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning as the basic program of the Philippine Population Program (PPP) that was later renamed as the Philippine Population Management Program (PPMP).
The Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning (RP-FP) program deals with issues related to sexual and reproductive health including fertility and family planning concerns. It primarily aims to help couples realize their desired timing, spacing, and number of children in accordance with their socio-economic, emotional, and psychological capacity.
The Adolescent Health and Youth Development (AHYD) program addresses issues related to adolescent and youth sexuality and reproductive health, including too early pregnancy. It aims to provide adolescents and youth with appropriate information and life skills to enable them to cope with issues related to their sexual and full development into adulthood.
The Population and Development (POPDEV) integration is a broad strategy in promoting the integration of population factors and dimensions in sustainable development initiatives. It aims to contribute in achieving population outcomes and processes together with socio-economic conditions and development patterns.