DAVAO DEL NORTE -- The number of family members has correlation with poverty and the capacity of the family to send children through college.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte shared her views this morning on responsible parenthood and family planning, as the guest speaker of the during the observance of the Women’s Month organized by Davao del Norte Provincial Council of Women.
She shared this campaign as a strategy she had discussed with Davao City department heads to address poverty and to improve lives of Dabawenyo families.
“Nagkahiusa mi nga gusto namo mapaubos ang kalisod ang kawad-on sa atong mga kaigsoonan dabawenyo ug nakita namo nga adunay relasyon ang kadak-on sa pamiolya ang kadaghan sa anak sa kalisod. (We agree to bring down poverty among Dabawenyos and we found out that there is correlation between the size of the family, the number of children and poverty),” she said.
She looked back the past generation of families with number of children running to as many as 15, but rarely she had known some large families to have sent their children through college. She noted that children of such families were even asking support from parents for milk to feed their little ones.
“Ang anak wala nakahuman ug eskwela, walay opportunidad nga medyo maaayo ang kahimtang sa trabaho.(Children have no opportunities for a much better job as they had not been able to finish studies.),”she said.
She asked participants to Women’s Day in this province to take home with them her message of change to carefully consider the number of children that they can afford to raise decently, send to school and provide opportunities for a much better state of living, through responsible parenthood and family planning.
“Dunay correlation ang kadak-on sa pamilya, kadaghan sa anak; kalisod sa pamilya ug sa pagpahuman sa eskwela sa mga bata. (There is a correlation between the size of a family, the number of children; poverty and the capacity to send children to school),” she emphasized. PIA