One hundred fifty women from 13 barangays of RHU 3 were the main participants in this year’s Family Planning (FP) Month celebration highlighting Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning (RPFP) Caravan on August 29 at Basing Covered Court, Brgy. Basing, Lingayen.
The provincial government through the Provincial Population Cooperative and Livelihood Development Office (PPCLDO) in partnership with LGU-Lingayen, DOH Region I, Commission on Population and DKT spearheaded the event.
With the theme: “Usap tayo sa Family Planning para protektado ang Pamilyang Pilipino,” aimed to increase awareness on the importance of family planning, responsible parenthood and reproductive health, promoting the overall health and well-being of the mother and child as well as the entire family.
Dr. Shayne C. Delos Santos – Borling, Medical Officer IV – RHU III said that family planning is close to her heart. With this, she considered program for women her priority.
“With family planning program, mas maayos ninyo ang samahan ninyong mag-asawa, mas maayos ninyo ang responsiblities ninyo bilang magulang at maayos ninyo ang inyong sarili bilang ina at babae,” she further added.
Likewise, Dr. Delos Santos-Borling disclosed that LGU-Lingayen under the leadership of Mayor Leopoldo N. Bataoil was chosen from among all the municipalities of Region I which includes Pangasinan as beneficiary of the Family Planning Caravan relative to the celebration of Family Planning Month this August.
Educating the participants through a lecture on responsible parenthood and safe family planning methods forms part of the activity.
Among the RPFP / Health Services offered for free includes Tubal Ligation to be undertaken at the Lingayen District Hospital (LDH); Implant (insertion and removal) and free contraceptives.
Beauty Care services and food packs were likewise provided for the participants by LGU-Lingayen.
Present were LGU-Lingayen Officials headed by Mayor Leopoldo N. Bataoil, Vice Mayor Mac Dexter G. Malicdem, and Mun. Councilor Von Carlo Tiangson-SB Chairman on Health; Mun. Health Officer Heinrich M. Manuel; Dr. Ferdinand Guiang, Medical Officer V-RHU II; MNAO; partners and sponsors from the DOH of CHD I; POPCOM Region1; Federation Health Office; Provincial Program Coordinator; PPCLD Officer Ellsworth G. Gonzales; PDOHO representatives; Provincial FP Program Coordinator Bea Ramos; Dr. Clyde Gubatan-Regional FP Health Cluster Head; DKT; RHUs; Brgy. Basing Council; BSPOs and BHWs.
(Chona C. Bugayong and Omar Cruz / Pangasinan PIO).