Lanao del Norte Proposes Legislative Measures to Enhance Reproductive Health and Environmental Protection

LANAO DEL NORTE – Lanao del Norte province is enacting new legislative measures to bolster its reproductive health programs and strengthen environmental protection, as announced by local officials this Monday.

According to Philippines News Agency, the proposed legislation focuses on conserving natural assets including watersheds and mountain ranges. Buandang, who chairs the Committee on Environmental Protection, noted that these measures are critical for maintaining ecological balance and ensuring a sustainable water supply. He emphasized the importance of legal safeguards for coastal wetlands and the management of prominent green spaces such as Mt. Torong Torong, the San Antonio Eco Park, and the Provincial Capitol Children's Park.

In parallel, provincial population officer Annete Daniel highlighted the Service Delivery Network for Adolescents Health and Development (ISDN4AHD). This network, integral to the province’s implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law, facilitates the pooling and sharing of resources to optimize service delivery and impact. Daniel explained that ISDN4AHD includes a referral system connecting various stakeholders to maintain a continuum of information and services mandated by the law.