Ifugao creates Provincial Implementation Team for RH law

LAGAWE, Ifugao, May 31 (PIA)- - Governor Pedro Mayam-o recently issued an executive order creating the Provincial Implementation Team (PIT) to locally implement Republic Act 10354 or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act.


The PIT will be a sub-committee of the Ifugao Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Council (RPRHC) that will focus on the proper implementation of RA 10354 pursuant to the order of President Duterte on attaining and sustaining zero unmet need for modern family planning that requires a collective action from all sectors especially the local government units (LGUs).

It will be composed of the Provincial Health Officer as the chairperson with the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Chairman of the Committee on Health as the vice chairperson with members from the different national agencies operating in the province and the offices of the provincial government.

The PIT will manage the dissemination and implementation of all issuances pursuant to the RH Law at the provincial and municipal levels, coordinate all actions of the provincial line agencies and provincial government departments who are implementing the law in the areas of policy development, capacity building, advocacy, education, information, health services delivery, field operations and monitoring and evaluation.

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier Executive Order No. 12 for the strict implementation of the RH law.  It provides for the organization of structures at the local level for the enforcement of the law that recognize the right of Filipinos to decide freely and responsibly on their desired number and spacing of their children within the context of responsible parenthood and informed choice including the access of the needed reproductive health care information and services.

Implementation of this law will enable poor couples to make informed decisions and choices on their financial and family planning. Daniel B. Codamon (JDP/DBC- PIA CAR, Ifugao)


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