In today’s globalized setting, the Philippines is at a disadvantage with professional health practitioners migrating for greater pay and incentives in the Global North leaving hospitals and healthcare facilities undermanned especially in the country’s rural areas. On the one hand, poorer health outcomes, commercialized and thus increasingly lower quality of healthcare education, and dependency to overseas remittances are some of its negative impacts.
The UP Population Institute (UPPI) has recently completed its assessment of the government’s Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Indigenous Peoples in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (MCCT for IPs in GIDA), a program under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Started in 2014 two years after the original conditional cash transfer program adopted from South American countries, the MCCT for IPs in GIDA was aimed at bridging a number of gaps which were seen to hinder the full implementation of the CCT specifically in far-flung, IP-majority areas.
Part of the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Seventh Country Program for Children (CPC-7) in the Philippines is the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through the improvement of various indicators on education, social security, water, sanitation, hygiene, child protection, disaster risk reduction, nutrition, and maternal health. Towards this goal, UNICEF has identified a total number of 30 municipalities and 6 cities across the country as priority areas for action.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is a UN program founded in 1946 and headquartered in New York City that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. To measure the adequacy of its responses and resources allocation in terms of sector funding, staffing, supplies allocation until delivery, it has instituted the Humanitarian Performance Monitoring (HPM).
The “Spaces in Transition: Mapping Manila’s Peri-Urban Fringe” aims to map the rapid spatial transformation of areas surrounding Metro Manila, or what is called the peri-urban finge. Through the use of mixed research methodologies, the study explored how land growth and development have affected the residents living in these peri-urban areas.
The Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality (YAFS) Study is a series of national surveys on the Filipino youth, conducted since 1982 by UPPI and DRDF. Gathering data from Filipino youth aged 15 to 24, YAFS is one of the primary sources of information on sexual and non-sexual risk behaviors and its determinants in the Philippines.
The Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality (YAFS) Study is a series of cross-sectional surveys on the Filipino youth aged 15-24 conducted since 1982 by the University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) and the Demographic Research and Development Foundation (DRDF). YAFS is the only survey of young people that is representative at the national and regional level.
Parenting is a tough job especially with teenagers. For one, they get exposed to words, visuals, and situations that are not normally found or experienced at home. In school and in environments outside the home, the pressure to conform to the standards of certain dominant groups is also huge.