With the theme "Philippine Population: Past, Present and Prospects", the 2012 Population Association (PPA) Annual Scientific Conference will be held at Taal Vista Hotel Tagaytay on 2 - 3 February 2012. Guest speaker Dr. John Casterline, Professor of Sociology and Director of Initiative in Population Research at the Ohio State University will speak and present on "Contemporary Fertility Decline: Myths and Realities". The conference will also highlight the launch of the latest issues of the Philippine Population Review.

Concurrent sessions will feature oral and poster presentations on the following topics:
  • Lifestyle and Health
  • Understanding HIV and AIDS
  • Assessment and Use of Census and Vital Registration Data
  • Sexuality and Reproductive Health Issues
  • Socio-economic Impacts of Climate Change and Other Natural Disasters
  • Population, Economic, and Environment Issues
  • Fertility and Poverty
  • Youth Issues
This year's scientific conference will also include a plenary session for The State of the Art Research in Internal Migration in collaboration with the Philippine Migration Research Network, and a special tribute in honor of the late Dr. Josefina V. Cabigon, one of the founding members of the PPA. The registration fee for the two-day conference is PhP3,000 for members, Php4,000 for non-members, PhP1,800 for student-members, and PhP2,400 for student non-members.

A pre-conference lecture will be held on 31 January 2012 in collaboration with the University of the Philippines Population Institute and Demographic Research and Development Foundation (UPPI-DRDF). Lecture and presentation on Statistical Analysis of Event Histories: Principles and Procedures will be given by Dr. John Casterline. The venue and other details of the pre-conference lecture is indicated in the invitation below.

Click on the links below to download the registration form, programme, and the pre-conference lecture invitation:
Registration Form (pdf)
Registration Form (doc)
2012 PPA Conference Programme
Pre-conference Lecture Invitation

                                      2011 Annual Scientific Conference

The 2011 Philippine Population Association (PPA) Annual Scientific Conference will be held at Dynasty Court Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City on 3 - 4 February 2011 with the theme: “Towards a Critical and Responsive Engagement to Population Challenges.” Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, S.J., the guest speaker, will speak on “Responsible Parenthood and All-Natural Family Planning Program”. Former congressman Nereus O. Acosta will speak about the conference theme while Atty. Elizabeth Pangalangan will discuss the "Constitutional Issues in Reproductive Health: Focus on Adolescents" . This year’s conference also features several parallel oral and poster sessions on topics such as women and children in conflict areas, population aging, and historical demography.

The registration fee for the two-day conference is PhP 3,000 for members and P4,000 for non-members. To download programme and registration form, click on the links below:

2011 PPA Conference Programme
Registration Form
2011 PPA Conference Presentations
Papers and Posters

Women and Children in Conflict Areas        

Mental Health of Children in Conflict and Natural Disaster Situations: Its Implication to Scaling-up Services
Maria Teresa Sharon Linog, XU Jose Rizal College of Medicine

The Voices behind the Numbers: Stories of Survival and Hope
Gloria Luz Nelson and Girlie Nora Abrigo, UP Los Baños Department of Social Sciences

The Social, Economic and Health Impacts of Natural Disaster
Magdalena Cabaraban, XU Research Institute for Mindanao Culture
Ramon Gervacio
Maria Teresa Sharon Linog, XU Jose Rizal College of Medicine

Studying Indigenous Peoples of the Philippines

The Geography of Philippine Language Groups: An Analysis of the 2000 Census
Peter Xenos, UP Population Institute

Reproductive Health Issues among IPs of Sagada, Mt. Province
Erlinda Palaganas, UP Baguio Institute of Management
Ma. Visitacion P. Molintas, Philippine Health Social Science Association-Cordillera Administrative Region

Tri-people Stereotypes in Davao City
Mervin Gascon, University of Southeastern Philippines

From the Seas to the Streets: The Bajaus in Diaspora
Nimfa Bracamonte, Mindanao State University

Lifestyle and Health I                                    

What Stresses out Cebuano Women? Examining Various Domains of Stress within the Philippine Context
Judith Borja, Isabelita Bas and Socorro Gultiano, USC Office of Population Studies Foundation

Dietary Patterns and Depressive Symptoms among Filipino Women
Paulita Duazo and Nanette Lee, USC Office of Population Studies Foundation
Linda Adair, University of North Carolina

Correlates of Sleep Patterns among Cebuano Young Adults
Sonny Agustin, Delia Carba and Tita Lorna Perez, USC Office of Population Studies Foundation

Aging in the Philippines and Japan                           

Constructing an Index of Successful Aging: Some Conceptual and Methodological Considerations
Ruzzel Brian Mallari, UP Population Institute

Mental Health and Life Satisfaction of the Elderly
Maria Dolores Dela Cruz and Dorothea Dela Cruz, Centro Escolar University Manila

Determinants of Poverty in Elderly-headed Households in the Philippines
Dennis Mapa, Lisa Grace Bersales, Manuel Leonard Albis and John Carlo Daquis, UP School of Statistics

Fear of Falling and Falls Self-Efficacy and their Relationship to higher-level Competence among Community-Dwelling Senior Men and Women in Japan
Asuna Arai, Masashi Tomimori, Kozo Ishida, Romeo B. Lee and Hiko Tamashiro, Hokkaido University, Japan
Yuriko Katsumata, University of Ryukyus, Japan

LGBT issues                                                 

LGBT Panel Overview

Counting Transpinays. . . Cross-gender Desires and Transsexualism
among the Filipino Youth
Christian Joy Cruz, UP Population Institute
Sass Rogando Sasot, International Lesbian and Gay Association – Asia

Filipino LGBT Rights Activists: Narratives of Advocating Social Justice and Sexual Citizenship Rights
Beatriz Torre and Eric Julian Manalastas, UP Diliman Department of Psychology

Children and Youth

Revisiting Policies Concerning Treatment of Children in Conflict with the Law in the Philippines
Aireen Grace Andal, UP Population Institute

Performance of Philippine High Schools with Special Science Curriculum in the 2008 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS-Advanced)
Ester Ogena, Philippine Normal University
Ruby Laña and Randolf Sasota, Science Education Institute Department of Science and Technology

Eastern Visayas Child School and Labor Participation: Trends, Patterns and Determinants
Elmer Lavado, UP Population Institute

POPCOM Works in Focus               

Commission on Population’s Directional Plan and Programmes
Tomas Osias, Commission on Population

Responsible Parenthood- Natural Family Planning Class Evaluation
Josefina Cabigon, UP Population Institute

Parental Involvement in Adolescent Health and Development in Metro Manila and Bohol
Grace Cruz, UP Population Institute

Studies on the demographic history of the Philippines and Thailand           

Love in Time of Abaca: Inter-regional Marriages in the Davao Frontier
Patricia Irene Dacudao, Ateneo de Manila University Department of History

Nineteenth Century Population History of the Manila Arrables: Data from the Planes de Almas
Francis Gealogo, Ateneo de Manila University Department of History

Profiling the Deceased Body: Demography, the Image of the Tubercular, and the Colonial State in the American Philippines, 1900-1930s
Aaron Rom Moralina, Ateneo de Manila University Department of History

The Geography of Residential Choice Patterns among Manila Americans, 1898-1941
The Geography of Residential Choice Patterns among Manila Americans, 1898-1941
Michael Pante, Ateneo de Manila University Department of History

Population Changes in Relation to Political, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Transformation from the Beginning of Bangkok Period (1782) to 1960
Amornrat Bunnag, Mahidol University Institute for Population and Social Research

Lifestyle and Health II                                                                      

Heterogeneity of the Association between Sodium Intake and Hypertension Among Filipino Women
Nanette Lee, Paulita Duazo and Judith Borja, USC Office of Population Studies Foundation
Linda Adair, University of North Carolina

20-year trends in Filipino Women's Weight Reflect Substantial Secular and Age Effects
Linda Adair and Chiriyath Suchindran, University of North Carolina
Socorro Gultiano, USC Office of Population Studies Foundation

Marriage-related Issues

The Increasing Significance of Nonmarital Fertility in the Philippines
Maria Midea Kabamalan, UP Population Institute
John Casterline, Ohio State University

Appraising the Contribution of Marriage, Contraception and Postpartum Infecundability to the Philippine Fertility Decline
Christian Joy Cruz, UP Population Institute

Living Arrangement and Household Condition of Filipinos in Dissolved Union 
Jeofrey Abalos, UP Population Institute

Poster Session                                   

Ifugao and Mountain Province Youths Engage in Risk Behaviors
Connille Abellera, UP Population Institute

Regional Variation in Health Perspectives and Disease Treatment
Roger Junior Colobong and Miguel Paolo Vicerra, UP Population Institute

Birthparent-child Connectedness and Premarital Sexual Behaviors in Adolescence and Young Adulthood Periods -
Crisanto Galay Jr., Demographic Research and Development Foundation, Inc.

Children of Overseas Filipino Workers in Mintal, Davao City, Philippines: A Needs Analysis
Mervin Gascon, University of Southeastern Philippines

Parents' Knowledge and Perceptions towards Sex Education in Metro Manila and Bohol -
Angelique Ogena, UP Population Institute

Disability Policies: Viewing trends in the Population of Persons with Disabilities
Paolo Miguel Vicerra, UP Population Institute