BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 20 (PIA) -- The Lady Local Legislators League of the Philippines (Four-L) – Caraga will convene for the Regional Summit on Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH), this March.

Commission on Population (POPCOM) Caraga Regional Director Alexander A. Makinano said that the said event aims to generate support from the local legislators on the Executive Order No. 12, Attaining and Sustaining Zero Unmet Need for Modern FP; House Bill No. 4742, Establish a National Policy in Preventing Teenage Pregnancies and Institutionalize Social Protection for Teenage Parents; and the House Bill No. 4689, Establishment and Operation of Population Offices Mandatory.

POPCOM and the office of SP Member Rema E. Burdeos of Butuan City hold this first regional summit among lady local legislators to make a manifest showing support to the campaign to lift the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on family planning. 

The good director articulated that the summit is also a right venue to discuss further the pressing issue on teenage pregnancy and create more interventions to prevent it. 

RD Makinano also said that if these two house bills be passed and approved into laws, it will strengthen the population program from national down to the local given the full existence of population offices.

POPCOM hopes that there will be more resolutions to be passed by the legislators at their respective locality in support to the proposed house bills and the executive order to help improve the quality of life of every individual. (May Ann O. Escobal, POPCOM-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)