By Irma A. Guhit
SORSOGON CITY, October 28 (PIA)… Hon. Liecel Seville, mayor of Lucena City shared the success story of the Lucena City’s program of the Council for the Protection of Children (CPC), in yesterday’s provincial forum held at Paradise Hotel, it being one of those nationally recognized implementer of the Most Child Friendly Municipality for 2011.
Her topic Building Child Friendly Communities: Sharing of Best Practices was one of the highlights of shared knowledge to members of the Sorsogon Provincial Council for the Protection of Children (SPCPC).
The SPCPC is the organizing body of this one day provincial forum on Managing Children’s Concern: Investment for the Future, another Kasanggayahan Festival 2011 activity that brings to the front the theme of “Going Beyond”
Myra Relativo, assistant department head of the Sorsogon Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), focal person for the activity said, that Sorsogon has been also one of those provinces who had been nationally acclaimed as best implementer of the Most Child Friendly Municipalities, Irosin town being the first national winner in this category for two successive years followed by the municipality of Casiguran.
Yesterday’s forum included the topic of Child Friendly Governance shared by Ms Remia Tapispisan, regional director, of the Department of Social Welfare and Development RO V.
Regional Director of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), ROV, Blandino Maceda discused the topic Strengthening Local Councils for the Protection of Children: Institutionalizing Children’s Program.
The topic on Seeing the Best Interest of the Child: Laws on Children was explained by Atty. O. Nibungco, Associate Prosecution Attorney, Chief Operating Officer, Regional Anti-Trafficking Task Force.
Meanwhile , Irma S. Valiente, assistant regional director of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ROV talked on the topic Philippine Program Against Child Labor Implementation at all LGU Levels.
In the previous meeting of the SPCPC, during its deliberations, these concerns were the pressing issues surfaced by the council that needs to be clarified and to be learned in particular as part of the strengthening and enhancing of the knowledge skills and attitudes of members working in the municipal, city and provincial councils as it will aid them in the fast and easy facilitation of providing interventions for children’s concern.
In attendance in the forum were local chief executives, women organization , participants from the academe and in particular the members of the SCPC. (PIA-SORSOGON)