Bohol Population-Health-Environment (PHE) Network
The Bohol Population-Health-Environment (PHE) Network is an organized group of non-governmental organizations (NGO), media practitioners, representatives from the academe, the provincial government of Bohol and national government agencies that advocates and works on issues and concerns related to population, health and environment. The Network’s mission is to provide advocacy, education and research, facilitation and collaboration with policymakers, PHE program implementers, and media practitioners, for the welfare of the general public in the Province of Bohol. It envisions itself as a lead institution in the promotion of Population-Health-Environment synergy towards a better quality of life of Boholanos.
The Network aims to unify the stand of the local PHE advocates and provide support to the different sectors for sustainable population, health, and environment development in the Province of Bohol. It is perceived to be an organization among local PHE advocates that would serve as a venue for discussion and sharing of information, materials, manpower, and funds. In relation to the development agendas of the Province of Bohol, the Network will serve as an advocate, leader and educator on PHE. It will provide evidence-based PHE information and materials, monitor target groups, and conduct trainings, seminars and workshops on PHE. It will also serve as a venue to discuss PHE issues, share and mobilize resources, and as partners to implementing agencies such as DENR, DOH, etc. As an advocate, the Network will also raise policy issues and provide support for policy formulation related to PHE.
Currently, the Bohol PHE Network is chaired by the Padayon Bohol Marine Triangle (BMT) Management with First Consolidated Bank Foundation, Inc. (FCBFI) as Vice Chairperson. These organizations used to be partners of PATH Foundation Philippines, Inc. during the implementation of the Integrated Population and Coastal Resource Management (IPOPCORM) Initiative in the Province of Bohol. Organization of the Network was spearheaded by the Bohol Provincial Government Media Affairs (PGMA) and the Philippine NGO Council for Population, Health and Welfare, Inc. (PNGOC) through the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).