To help address teenage pregnancy problem

TACLOBAN CITY– The city government of Tacloban, through the City Population Office(CPO) and member offices of the Information and Services Delivery Network (ISDN), led the relaunching on Thursday(Nov.30) of a school-based Teen Center that will cater to the adolescent population of the northern barangays.

As a facility that will cater to the adolescent health and development (AHD) initiatives of the local government, it was relaunched at the Northern Tacloban City National High School (NTCNHS) to specifically target five northern barangays, namely 101, 102, 105, 106, 107 and 108.

Based on the monitoring of the CPO, the five barangays have registered significant cases of teenage pregnancy and other AHD concerns.

At the center, at-risk teens can avail of peer counseling, health services, and employment coaching to develop their potential and instill positive values.

Present during the relaunching activities that highlighted a motorcade and a short program was Assistant City Health Officer Gloria Fabrigas, who gave the inspirational message on behalf of Mayor Alfred Romualdez.

CPO head Cielito Esquibel also graced the event along with NTCNHS principal Isaac Dave Mora, SK Federation president Dirko De Paz, ISDN Members, representatives of the Commission on Population and Development Regional Office 8 and Department of Education Tacloban City Division, and other stakeholders.

The ISDN, which will be providing its services to the Teen Center, is composed of the City Social Welfare and Development Office, the Public Employment Service Office, the City Health Office, and the Barangay Affairs Office, among others.