2010 – 2011 Achievements
POPCOM partnered with PNGOC in 2009 to revise and update the 1986 Pre-Marriage Counseling Manual and Implementing Guidelines. The revised PMC Manual and Process Guide was completed and launched in 2010.
POPCOM and PNGOC thereafter implemented a series of training activities to orient the various regional, provincial/city and municipal Pre-Marriage Counseling Teams on the revised PMC Manual and the Joint Memorandum Circular on the implementation of pre-marriage counseling activities.
Some 1,413 pre-marriage counselors were trained nationwide.
The project also conducted two Training of Trainers (TOTs) attended by 81 regional core trainers (8 participants more than the targeted 73) in Manila and Davao. The TOT focused on such topics as how to facilitate effectively; how to organize the PMC sessions in the spirit of teamwork; and how to deliver the key messages using lectures sparingly.