The City Population Office – Santiago City, headed by Mamerto Gabriel, City Population Head of the LGU – Santiago City, discussed the different contested activities under the Adolescent Health and Development (AHD) Program for the month of November, in a meeting with representatives from different schools in Santiago held at the Senior Citizen’s Hall on August 20, 2019. Johanna Mercy C. Gabriel, LPT, AHD Focal Person, oriented the School Principals and Guidance Staff regarding the Search for the Sustainable Teen Center U4U Desk for Senior High Schools. To establish the Teen Center, Gabriel said that the school needs to create an initial list of facilities and organizations providing AHD information services for the adolescents within the locality, gather and consolidate institutional policy support for the establishment of the Teen Center, design and operationalize the AHD Teen Center, and monitor and evaluate the quality of service and performance in teen center. “Teen Center gives teenagers a safe place to socialize and hang out and reduces the chances that they will engage in a problematic behavior,” Gabriel said in an interview. The evaluation for the Most Sustainable Teen Center and U4U Desk will be on November 2019. Last year, the Sangguniang Panglungsod approved the resolution encouraging all public and secondary schools to establish school-based Teen Center and U4U Desk sponsored by Hon. Lyka Angela E. Posidio, SK Federation President

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