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Male employees, police in Pasil train on men’s role in responsible parenthood, family planning

Updated: Dec 4, 2022

Pasil, Kalinga - In a bid to capacitate men in their involvement to responsible parenthood and family planning, the Rural Health Unit of Pasil through Municipal Population and Development Officer Designate Elsie Tanding held a two-day seminar from Nov. 23 to 24 at Bisong Training Center in Amdalao, Guina-ang, Pasil.

Tanding, in an interview, relayed the seminar was an offshoot of the male involvement training attended by Municipal Health Officer Aldrin Siwao and Lyndon Daodaoen of the Municipal Civil Registrar on Nov. 08 and 09 in La Union.

The two, she said, imparted the knowledge they learned from attending the program initiated by POPCOM - Cordillera.

Some 40 male employees, including some personnel of the Municipal Police Station, participated in the localized forum.

Among those discussed apart from responsible parenthood include health awareness, the roles of husbands as a parent and an advocate of gender and development, family planning methods, and family planning to improve reproductive health and family life.

The lead office invited resource speakers from outside the locality, in the name of John Leyaley and Romeo Paoiton, both from Tabuk City POPCOM.

During the seminar, Leyaley lectured "Ako Bilang Lalaki", " Pagpapaganda sa Samahang Mag-Asawa o Magkatuwang", "Ako Bilang Ama", and "Ako at ang Aking Anak Habang Lumilipas ang Panahon" while Paoiton talked about "Ang Aking Sekswalidad".

"Pagpaplano ng Aking Pamilya" was further discussed by Paoiton and Siwao.

Meantime, Siwao himself elaborated on "Pangangalaga sa Aking Kalusugan", "Bukas at Positibong Komunikasyon", and "Ako Bilang KATROPA".

KATROPA, meaning KAlalakihang Tapat sa Responsibilidad at Obligasyon sa PAmilya (KATROPA), is a movement open to all men aged 15 years old and above which strives to support men by providing information on important and relevant parenting such as the aforementioned topics.

Evaluation and impression were subsequently done before the program’s closing.

With the training funded by POPCOM – CAR, it is hoped that the participants are empowered with a better perspective on their roles and responsibilities.

The seminar’s proponent thanked the offices and personnel who helped with its success, including Municipal Mayor Alfredo “Chao-ig” Malannag Jr., Municipal Registrar Officer Marisa B. Paredes, MHO Siwao, and Walter Jensen, among others.

Appreciation was further extended to Jonalyn Kiser, the head of Tabuk City POPCOM Office, for allowing his staff to serve as resource speakers.

The event was done in relation to International Men’s Day celebrated every Nov. 19 to recognize the sector’s contribution to the nation, family, and childcare.


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