DOLE, CPD strengthen parenthood, labor force employment program in R10

NATIONAL NEWS
April 15, 2021

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY--The Commission on Population and Development (CPD)-10 and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10 intensified the Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning for Labor Force Empowerment (RPFP4LFE) program campaign for the reproductive age employees of three (3) multinational companies in Northern Mindanao.
    
This, after CPD-10 Regional Director Neil Aldrin G. Omega met DOLE-10 OIC Regional Director Albert E. Gutib for an intensified discussion highlighting content of the memorandum of understanding that supports to the full implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law (RA10354), Executive Order No. 12.
    
Both departments aim to address the unmet need for modern family planning among couples, women and individuals of reproductive age.
    
Gutib disclosed that the implementation is anchored from DOLE Department Order No.56-03, Series of 2003 which mandates all companies with more than 200 workers to establish a Family Welfare Program (FWP).
    
The collaboration shares the objective of serving the interests of the employees of SM Cagayan de Oro; Republic Biscuit Corporation; and Del Monte Phils., Inc. with the goal of reaching more individuals particularly those at the labor force who are deprived to avail free services from public health centers due to the performance of their productive roles.
    
Gutib added that the program strengthens its regional FWP implementation, as well as fostering public-private partnership and empowerment among the employees through promotion of their reproductive health rights by providing family planning information and services.
    
The implementing manufacturing and retail companies, all active members of the Northern Mindanao Federation of Family Welfare Committees have a total of 6,800 female employees who are in their reproductive age. (DOLE10/PIA10)

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