The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) assured that in managing the case of Amanda Enchanis, it will put a premium on the best interest of her child.

The DSWD through its Field Office II has reached out to Amanda, through her lawyer, to assess and determine possible assistance that can be extended to her and to her one-month old child.

The Field Office explained that the best interest of the child will prevail after Amanda expressed that she does not want to be separated from her son. 

DSWD will work together with the Philippine National Police to provide Amanda and her son a safe place that would allow them to continue their bond as mother and child not only for humanitarian reasons but also in compliance to the provisions of RA 11148 or The First 1000 Days Law which the Department strongly adheres to.

The Field Office also extended a family food pack as well as hygiene kits, diapers, baby clothes, pillows and comforters to the mother and child.

The DSWD assured the public and the family of Amanda that it will provide all assistance within the mandate of the Department to ensure that the rights of mother and child are upheld at all times.

Amanda Echanis, a peasant organizer, together with her son, was taken into police custody, on December 2. ###