POPCOM completes assessment of social protection program

By November 6, 2022Governance

THE Dagupan City Population Office (CPO), in coordination with the Commission on Population (POPCOM), recently conducted an assessment of the Social Protection Program for Adolescent Mothers and their Children (SPPAMC) as the culminating activity of the six-month program.

The activity sought to assess the initial results of SPPAMC in Dagupan City, being the pilot implementation site of the program in Region I, and to identify recommended strategies or activities to strengthen its implementation.

The SPPAMC is a social protective intervention program about the needs of young adolescent mothers, ages 18 years old and below, who live with their child/children and with a family income below poverty threshold.

The 50 SPPAMC beneficiaries received livelihood, health, education, family planning, basic life support training support and assessment of nutritional status and financial assistance.

City Population Officer Malen Bernadette Pilon said the parent and partner of each adolescent mother also joined the evaluation to share how the program helped address their needs.

The SPPAMC is under the CPO’s Adolescent Health and Development (AHD) Program led by AHD Coordinator Irene Oreta.

Vice Mayor Bryan Kua, POPCOM Region I Director Erma Yapit, POPCOM Central Executive Director Officer-in-Charge Lolito Tacardon and POPCOM Central Planning Officer II Maria Eliza Cruz led the SPPAMC event. (Dagupan CIO News)

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