Third Series of Symposia on Population and Development

Code:    06-054
Date:    06/01/2006 - 03/31/2007

The project was a continuation of the series of symposia, supported by PCPD, explaining the links between population and development.

It aimed to inform participants, who are the school administrators and faculty of the members schools of CEAP (Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines), on the current economic and demographic trends, the potential problems as these impact on the poor, and the Catholic perspective that complements the scientific view about population management. Parish priests and representatives of the local government offices and media participated in the symposia.

A total of 226 participants from various sectors tackled the recurring debate on population issues such as formation of moral values, sex education in schools, gender and development, and role of the government and the church in addressing FP needs.

The symposia were held in Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City; San Juan de Letran, Calamba, Laguna; St. Paul University, Tuguegarao, Cagayan; St. Paul College, Vigan Ilocos Sur; College of the Immaculate Concepcion, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija; Divine Word College, Calapan, Oriental Mindoro; St. Loius University, Baguio City; De La Salle University, Manila City; and Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City.

Credible and insightful resource persons synthesized their thoughts in a recently-published monograph entitled "A Balancing Act: Social and Catholic Perspectives on Population and Development."  A copy of the publication is available at PCPD.