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10 Aklan towns, 2 NGOs avail of POPCOM direct funding scheme

Kalibo, Aklan (9 June) -- Ten Aklan towns and two Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) here were recent recipients of direct funding assistance from the Commission on Population (POPCOM).

According to Arturo P. Teodosio Jr., head of Aklan Provincial Population Office (AKPPO) here, the funding assistance is for the program on Responsible Parenting Movement (RPM) and Natural Family Planning (NFP) which was coursed through POPCOM's Regional Office 6.

Teodosio said the funding support is an offshoot of Aklan's good performance on RPM and NFP due to the strong support of Governor Carlito S. Marquez and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan.

First batch of the LGUs which received direct funding from POPCOM were Altavas, which received P175,000; Balete, P187,500; and Libacao, 424,200 (initial release). Director Vicente N. Molejona of the Regional Population Office personally turned over the checks to municipal mayors in their respective towns last Feb. 28 and May 14.

The other 7 towns which recently got their checks from POPCOM 6, also personally distributed by Director Molejona during a simple turnover ceremony at the Office of Governor Marquez here, were Tangalan, which received P225,000 (initial release); Batan, P50,000; Malinao, P125,000; Nabas, P125,000; Buruanga, P125,000; and Ibajay, P125,000. Also present at tge turnover was Aklan Vice Governor Gabrielle Calizo-Quimpo.

On the other hand, the two NGOs - the Archbishop Gabriel M. Reyes Memorial Foundation, Inc. and the Medical Mission Group Hospital and Health Services Cooperative of Aklan received P630,000 and P15,250 respectively.

According to AKPPO, Aklan is continuosly receiving RPM and NFP funds from POPCOM.

The recent funding assistance from POPCOM given to Aklan amounted to a total of P3,443,750. (PIA/AKPPO) [top]

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