Commission on Population (PopCom) conducts filmmaking workshop in San Vicente town under its Adolescent Health and Development (ADH) program, caters students, teachers, and local government unit (LGU) employees. [Photo courtesy of Palawan provincial information office (PIO)]

A 3-day workshop on documentary filmmaking was conducted in San Vicente town in line with the Adolescent Health and Development (AHD) program of the Commission on Population (PopCom) and in preparation for the Adolescent Health Film Festival (AHFF) in the province this coming October.

A press statement released by the provincial information office (PIO) Monday said the training catered to 30 students from Alimanguan National High School (ANHS), Caruray National High School (CNHS), and San Vicente National High School (SVNHS), teachers, and employees from the local government unit (LGU) of the municipality.

Harold David, information officer of PopCom-CALABARZON and a facilitator of the training, said they perceive this workshop as an effective strategy, more of because it will be the young generation who are going to produce a film on health and social issues for the other young audience to watch.

David in the same statement said that this workshop is just one of their formulated strategies under the ADH.

“Maraming ginagawang strategy ang PopCom when it comes sa Adolescent Health and Development, so isa nga po dito ay ang pagpo-produce ng isang film, because we believe ang mga kabataan natin ngayon ay digital-native na, so more on ang ginagamit ng ating mga kabataan ngayon ay digital na,” said David in a statement.

The workshop was conducted on September 11 to 13 this year, held at San Vicente Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO).

The workshop comprised of three processes namely the pre-production (pre-prod), production (prod), and post-production (post-prod).

David also taught about this year’s theme of PopCom, which targets to reach a “demographic dividend” or a decrease in population.

“Halimbawa nito ay ang pagpapataas ng working population o ang mga taong may hanap-buhay na kaya masustine ang pangangailangan ng pamilya na kaakibat naman nito ay ang pagbaba ng porsyento ng mga dependents o miyembro nag pamilya na walang kakayahang suportahan ang kaniyang sarili. Sa pamamagitan nito ay magkakaroon ng likas-kayang kaunlaran,” the statement also indicated.

It also said that through increasing the working population, a “sustainable development” is going to be highly probable within the family.

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