2022 Kaunlarang Pantao Awards in Region IV-A CALABARZON

The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) Region IV-A CALABARZON is preparing for the 2022 Kaunlarang Pantao Awards (KPA) or Search for Outstanding Local Government Units (LGUs) in Advancing the Population and Development (POPDEV) Program during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  It aims to recognize the efforts and initiatives of the LGUs in advancing various Philippine Population and Development Program (PPDP) strategies.  

POPCOM IV-A recently conducted two (2) meetings for the 2022 KPA in the region.  The 1st one was with Local Government Unit (LGU) partners (provinces, chosen or high-performing cities and municipalities) on January 18, 2022, while the 2nd one was with selected Regional Lina Agencies (RLAs), namely:  NEDA, DILG, PSA, DepEd, DOH, PhilHealh, and FriendlyCare Foundation, Inc. on January 21, 2022.  The said RLAs compose the Regional Search and Awards Committee (RSAC) has been formed by POPCOM IV-A for the selection and evaluation of the regional nominees. 

The objectives of the meetings were to discuss with LGU partners as well as the Regional Search and Awards Committee (RSAC) for the 2022 KPA.  It also aimed to discuss the preparation of the following KPA toolsExpression of Interest (EOI), Interview Guide for the women of reproductive age (WRA), the Interview Guide for adolescent mothers, and the Regional Score Sheet.    

The Search shall be open to all municipalities and cities (chartered and component) in the country.  One (1) city and 1 municipality shall be selected for the following program components:

  • Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning (RPFP)
  • Adolescent Health and Development (Prevention of adolescent pregnancy)
  • Use and integration of population data and information in development initiatives including development of pandemic response

The Search will be done at the regional and national levels. Thus, there will be regional and national awardees based on the categories and criteria provided.  The regional search will be spearheaded by the POPCOM Regional Offices with the same criteria.  The Regional Awardees for municipal and city levels shall be nominated by the POPCOM Regional Office for the National Search.

The search shall be conducted starting 2021 and first quarter of 2022 which shall cover the performance and accomplishments of the participating LGUs from the period of 2019-2021.  The National awarding will take place in May 2022.  While the Regional Awarding Ceremony will be on March 1, 2022.

The regional and national winners will receive plaque of recognition and cash prizes.