“Teenspired” a teenage pregnancy advocacy project by the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) was successfully launched at PPS Northern Luzon Chapter in Baguio General Hospital Cancer Center last September 22.
Participants were made up of 27 students and 30 parents from Seventh Day Adventist Academy, seven PPS members and nine hospital resident physicians/staff of Baguio General Hospital.
The parents and students expressed their gratitude to the project proponents stressing that they enjoyed and learned much from the innovative approach in addressing the problem of teenage pregnancy.
The activity culminated with the awarding of the Pledge of Commitment to Abstinence from premarital sex to school authorities.
In order to introduce the project to possible partners, a dinner orientation was held at the Crown Legacy Hotel, Baguio last Sept. 21, prior to the activity. Representatives from the Department of Health AHP Coordinator Vince Ingen, Popcom CAR Director Magdalene Abellera, Department of Education Physician Angeline Calatan, National Youth Commission rep. Jao Versoza, PPS Northern Luzon Chapter President Jerry Acosta, advocacy champions and supporters Dr. Elaine Corpuz, Dr. Sheila Fe, Dr. Leanith Haya, Dr. Berith Bermejo along with school principal Myrna Erperanzate.
Said PPS advocacy is led by Dr. Mary Grace Tan Uy who serves as its National Chairman for Advocacy Against Teen-Age Pregnancy.