LAGAWE, Ifugao – Mayor Ceasario Cabbigat recently issued an executive order creating the Responsible Parenting Movement Team (RPMT) to formulate and carry out an aggressive and systematic strategy to promote responsible parenting and natural planning in the municipality.
Composing the RPMT are the municipal population officer designate as team leader, social welfare officer as co-team leader and members consisting of the executive assistant and an administrative aide of the social welfare office.
The RPMT is tasked to mobilize the critical mass of parents who will compose the movement and will have classes on responsible parenting to be done in the barangays with married couples of child-bearing age who want to practice birth spacing through natural family planning.
“The core of the plan is a grassroots campaign to bring the program as close to the people as possible,” Cabbigat stated.
The creation of the RPMT is seen to enhance the awareness of couples of their basic responsibilities as parents, awakening in them a sense of responsibility and commitment towards their families, neighbors, community and the nation as a whole. Moreover, it is for couples to consider responsible parenting as a way of life towards the attainment of sustainable human development.