Provincial Population Office (PPO) chief Ramon Yee, during the regular Flag Raising Ceremony at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol this morning, presented to the Governor, Provincial Government Officials, and Provincial Government Employees the Regional and National Kaunlarang Pantao Awards (formerly known as the Rafael M. Salas Award) conferred by the Commission on Population and Development to the following municipalities with their respective Population Program Officer I assigned:
• Most Outstanding Municipality for Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning Program in the Philippines – Municipality of Lambunao RPFP Team with PPOI Concepcion E. Gerardino
• 2nd Most Outstanding Municipality for Adolescent Health and Development Program in the Philippines – Municipality of Dueñas AHYD Team with PPOI Jemar Harold Jison
• Special Citation on Evidence-Based Pandemic Response along Population and Development Integration and 2nd Most Outstanding Municipality for Population and Development Integration Program in Region VI – Municipality of Estancia with PPOI Bernadine Y. Adaniel
The Municipalities of Lambunao and Dueñas were awarded as the Most Outstanding Municipalities in the Regional Level, advanced as finalists to the national search, and have secured the aforementioned top spots in their respective categories.
The Regional Awards were given last March 1, 2022, while the National Awards were conferred last June 23, 2022.
The Kaunlarang Pantao Award is given in recognition of the efforts and initiatives of the Local
Government Units in advancing the Philippine Population and Development Program (PPDP) composed of three main program areas – Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning, Adolescent Health and Development, and Population and Development Integration. (Jessa Salido/ PPO)