CHILD-FRIENDLY GOVERNANCE.  Davao City Administrator Atty. J. Melchor V. Quitain receives the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance from DSWD Regional Director Priscilla N. Razon Monday morning. The Award was presented by the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) in recognition of the city’s commitment in promoting children’s rights to survival, development, protection and participation. The Certificate is signed by CWC Chairperson and DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman and DILG Secretary Mar A. Roxas.

Having been a two-time National Winner in the past, Davao City is once again considered as national contender to the 2014 Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Cities and Municipalities under the Highly Urbanized Category. Validation by the National Award Committee is set on January 20-23.  DSWD