In order to adapt to a fast-changing digital environment and to anchor the major programs of the Provincial Population Office (PPO) to Gov. Arthur R. Defensor, Jr.’s development mantra coined as “MoRProGRes ILOILO” or the Movement for a Robust, Progressive, Globally Competitive and Resilient Province of Iloilo, the said office prepares for the digitalization rebranding of the population and development goals of the Province of Iloilo.
It may be recalled that Governor Toto Defensor directed the PPO Chief, Atty. Von Superio, to provide not only the equipment for the teen centers but likewise to undertake the construction of the same all over the province. At present, there are already 96 established school-based teen centers in the secondary schools of the Province of Iloilo.
On May 15, 2023, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the first teen center to be constructed by the Iloilo Provincial Government at the Iloilo National High School, La Paz, Iloilo City.