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A rose and a reminder

George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 14 2020 06:10 PM

A rose and a reminder

A woman receives a rose and a pamphlet containing information on premarital sex and teen pregnancy from the Commission on Population (POPCOM) at the LRT-2 Legarda Station on Valentine’s Day. According to POPCOM, while teenage pregnancies have decreased, pregnancies from very young adolescents or those between 10 to 14 years old saw a 63 percent increase between 2011 and 2018. The commission adds that adolescent mothers who join the workforce are at a disadvantage when it comes to potential earnings.