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Tagum City cited for child-friendly initiatives

Tagum City – Proving its grit in the advocacy of children rights and welfare, the City Government of Tagum was conferred with the Seal of Child-friendly Local Governance Award by the Regional Committee for the Welfare of Children (RCWC) in the annual event organized by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Department of Interior and the Local Government (DILG) held at Star Hotel in Davao City last July 18, 2017.

Mayor Allan Rellon, who personally received the award, said that the recognition is a testament to the effectiveness of the programs and initiatives employed by the city government to promote and ensure a child-friendly environment and governance in Tagum City.

The recognition was based on the results of the Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit (CFLGA) conducted by an inter-agency monitoring task force chaired by DSWD to all municipalities and cities in Davao Region. The criteria on the rigid audit process were anchored on the aspects of child survival, protection, development, and participation.

Meanwhile, Tagum’s Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC) vowed that it will continue to advance child-friendly programs and institute measures that promote children’s welfare, especially those provided by the city’s Local Children’s Code.

“We will strengthen even more the programs that champion children rights and welfare in the city to secure the development of each child in Tagum,” said Anthonette Leones, head of Secratariat of LCPC.

Ms. Leones also quipped that LCPC has already arranged its projects and activities for the rest of the year and for 2018 which is highlighted by the conduct of Children’s Festival and the activation of the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children.

Out of the 43 local government units (LGUs) in Davao Region, 31 received the award. While Tagum City is among the seven of the eleven LGUs in the province of Davao del Norte to be conferred with the “child-friendly” seal. (Roy Banias/Tagum City Information Office)

 

 

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Monkayo receives Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance

MONKAYO, Compostela Valley – Recognizing its commitment to create and ensure a child-friendly environment and governance, the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) and Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat, DSWD-FO XI, conferred the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG) to the Municipality of Monkayo.

Mayor Ramil L. Gentugaya received the award together with the Sangguniang Bayan members during the inauguration and blessing of infrastructure projects on July 21, 2017 at the Women Activity Center, Poblacion, Monkayo, Compostela Valley.

In her message, Dir. Jabagat chronicled the institutionalization of the award as it was first launched on October 8, 2014, through the Council for the Welfare of Children’s “Child-Friendly Philippines: A Caring and Protective Society for, by, and with the Children”.

It is the advocacy and programming framework adopted by the CWC in response to both national (Child 21 and 2nd National Plan of Action for Children) and international commitments. It is consistent with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) and it requires the involvement of different stakeholders at various levels.

This framework promotes child-friendly local governance wherein local government units (LGUs) give priority to children in their planning, budgeting, legislation and delivery of services and is able to assure that all children enjoy their rights classified as survival, development, protection, and participation.

One of the strategies developed to achieve the Child-Friendly Philippines is the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG) which is a recognition system for LGUs that deliver positive results for children’s wellbeing, she added.

Mayor Gentugaya said that the conferment of the Seal proved that the municipality is geared towards supporting and initiating children’s rights promotion and protection. (Monkayo Information Office)

 

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