spearheads menís reproductive health initiatives
Romeo Lee, chairperson of the Behavioral Sciences Department,
undertakes a number of efforts in promoting reproductive health
(RH) among men.
Lee coordinates the Asia-Pacific Technical Group on male involvement
in RH that seeks to provide technical and substantive assistance
to groups and individuals wanting to establish or strengthen
menís participation. The technical group forms part of the
region-wide Alliance in RH.
An editorial board member of the US-based International Journal
of Menís Health, Lee is also undertaking two scientific investigations:
one, on menís risky sexual behavior change, funded by the
UNDP HIV Development Program; two, on penile implants and
circumcision, a multi-country study supported by the Ford
On November 2-4, Lee will present his findings on a completed
study on men and domestic violence at the First World Congress
on Menís Health in Vienna, Austria.
The Ford Foundation through the Institute of International
Education in New York supports his attendance.
speaks on Inculturation and Catechism
of the Religious Education Department Dr. Natividad Pagadut
was one of three speakers for the Episcopal Commission on
Catechesis and Catholic Education (ECCCE) in Ilagan, Isabela
on October 16-18. Pagadut discussed the principles of inculturation,
the basic structure of the Catechism for Filipino Catholics
(CFC), and spoke on the catechesis and the catechist.
Attended by priests, nuns, coordinators and lay leaders from
Tuguegarao, Ilagan, Kalinga Apayao, Abra, Bontoc-Lagawe, La
Union, Urdaneta, San Fernando, and Bayombong, the event was
a live-in Trainersí Training Seminar Workshop on the Proper
Use of the CFC.
In related news, Pagadut had earlier attended a seminar-workshop
on the training of trainers where she was chosen as a member
of the pool of speakers for would-be trainees. The other two
speakers were Sister Jesusa Engkiko, OP and Dr. Linda Tacorda.