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Wednesday, 17 August 2016 17:51

 

 

ONE MILLION LAPIS Campaign Project:

CWC Calls for Support!


In celebration of the National Children’s Month in November by virtue of Republic Act 10661”National Children’s Month Act” series of 2015, the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) has launched the “One Million Lapis Project” to promote the child’s right to (write as basic right) education especially for children whose situations have impeded their chances to go to school. ”Lapis” is a symbolic representation of the child’s need to express ones ideas and feelings, be empowered through learning, in recognition of the importance of writing skills and materials.


A documentary report in 2012 reveals that in far-flung villages, there are situation where elementary students divide one “Lapis” into three to be able to write. This shows the lack of materials for writing compounded with inadequate school facilities and the long distance of travel from home to school.


As of August 16, 2016 a total of 854,521 Pencils commitment were already generated from Private/business partners: SM Cares – 300T, National Bookstore – 50T, Soroptimist International – 50T, Landbank of the Philippines – 50T, Enchanted Kingdom – 50T, National Government Agencies: Department of Education – 200T, Department of Social Welfare and Development – 50T, Office of the President Presidential Communication Office – 50T, Department Justice – 10T, Department of Agriculture – 10T, National Council for Disability Affairs – 450, National Council for Children’s Television – 513, National Power Corporation – 400, National Electrification Administration – 574, Non-Government Organizations: Consuelo Foundation – 1,200, Childfund Japan Phils -954, Childhope-450 and Academe: Miriam College Middle School – 20T and STI Foundation – 10T.


The project is a partnership of National Government led by CWC and SM Cares. Other major sponsors included National Bookstore, Soroptimist International, Landbank of the Philippines and Enchanted Kingdom. It aims to gather Lapis/Pencils for the benefit of under privileged students who lack the opportunity to pursue schooling (necessary materials for writing). It is being envisioned to enter the Guinness Book of World Record by 2016.


Target to complete the One Million Lapis is on October 28, 2016 with Official announcement during the November 5, 2016 kick-off celebration of the 2016 National Children’s Month.


Expression of support were also generated from the Civil Service Commission, National Housing Authority, Land Registration Authority, Social Security System, Philippine Regulation Commission, Development Academy of the Philippines, Philippine Red Cross, National Dairy Authority, Philippine Insurance Commission, Commission on Filipino Overseas, Philippine National Police – Women and Children Center and Hotel Management Association of the Philippine.


A video of the One Million Lapis campaign is available at youtube: CWChildrenOfficial. For more information, please contact Mr. Elino Bardillon, Head of Public Affairs and Information Office at 7424010 loc. 1006. You can also visit the CWC website at www.cwc.gov.ph and email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 


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Mr. Elino Bardillon

Head, CWC Public Affairs and Information Officer

Tel. 7428323 l

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:08
 
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Tuesday, 19 July 2016 11:26

News Article

11 July 2016


CWC and Soroptimist International Sign MOA for Child Rights Advocacy Partnership Launching

 

 

(Left to Right)) Present in the event were signatories Ms. Ma Judy S. Gutierrez, President SI of Congressional; Ms. Ma. Rosario A. Tumaneng, Governor of the SI Philippines Region; CWC Executive Director Patricia B. Luna and CWC Deputy Executive Director Atty. Marijoy D. Segui.

 

(Back) Members of the SI of the Philippines Region and representatives from CWC’s partner institutions were also present in the event. (Front) The Badjao Dance Troupe of the Sun for All Children who amused the audience with their entertaining intermissions posed candidly for the photo.


The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Soroptimist International (SI) of the Philippines Region on Monday, 04 July 2016 at the Club Filipino in San Juan City.


The MOA defines the promotion of children’s rights to education through this year’s One Million Lapis Campaign and support in the conduct of advocacy activities and special events on children such as the Girl-Child Week celebration and National Children’s Month celebration.


The SI, as one of the major partners of CWC committed to support the campaign in the achievement of the One Million Lapis and Guinness Book of World Records for the Longest Line of Pencils. As part of their engagement, the SI initially turned-over 10,000 pencils out of the 50,000 pencils they have committed to the One Million Lapis Campaign project.

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Celaine Cabrera

Public Affairs Information Office

Council for the Welfare of Children

 

Telephone No.: 7811039 local 1005

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 11:50
 
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Date of Release:  May 20, 2016

End Child Labor:  1 Milyong Batang Malaya by 2025


The “Batang Malaya” Communication and Campaign Planning Workshop was recently conducted on May 11-14, 2016  at the Baguio Country Club, Baguio City sponsored by the International Labour Organization (ILO) with Mr. Julius C. Cainglet, Assistant Vice President of Federation of Free Workers (FFW) and Chairperson of NCLC Knowledge Management Sub-Committee acted as the over-all facilitator of the activity.

The activity was spearheaded by the DOLE-Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns aimed to come-up with a two-year communication plan (2016-2018) supporting the vision on child-labor free Philippines with the goal to remove one million children from child labor by 2025.


The workshop was participated in by the Knowledge Management Sub-Committee members, namely Federation of Free Workers (FFW), selected St. Scholastica student partners, National Youth Commission (NYC), ERDA Foundation, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), National Council on Social Development (NDSD), Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP)-Cordillera Administrative Region (DOLE-CAR), DOLE national offices (e.g. Institute for Labor Studies, Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns, etc.) and selected regional offices, particularly the Labor Law Compliance Officers (LLCO).


DOLE CAR Regional Director Nathaniel Lacamba inspired the participants with his welcome message and an inspirational message from Mr. Giovanni Soledad of ILO.


Resource Persons invited were Ms. Beth Casin of DOLE-BWSC Prof. Wowie Lomibao, Executive Director of Kanlungan Center Foundation.  A professor at St. Scholastica and a graduate of UP Mass Communication.  Ms. Casin presented the updates and developments on Child Labor that highlighted the following major projects of DOLE-BWSC in collaboration with partner agencies:  Sagip Batang Manggagawa was initiated in 1993 with 3,500 child laborers rescued; 47 establishments permanently closed most in NCR, Region 6 and 7; Kabuhayan Para sa Magulang ng Batang Manggagawa like Nego Kart/Kit; Impact evaluation on livelihood assistance; Project Angel Tree; 213 barangays recognized as Child Labor Free Barangays;182  Child Labor-Free Establishments certified; H.E.L.P. M.E. convergence program (Health, education, livelihood and prevention, protection and prosecution, monitoring, and evaluation); Training of LCCOs on child labor inspection skills; Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program with child labor initiative; Guidelines on Handling Child Laborers and Working Children in School (w/ DepEd); Philippine Program Against Child Labor (PPACL); Observance of World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL); and NYC Assistant Secretary Dingdong Dantes agreed in principle as the Ambassador on Child Labor advocacy.


Prof. Lomibao discussed the communication in advocacy and development, legal and ethical issues, standards and protocols.


The workshop ended with important message from Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba

of DOLE-BWSC.  She expressed her appreciation to the partner agencies for the Philippines made a significant advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor as reflected by the United States Department of Labor (US DOL) report.

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Written by:  Ma. Edna Lapuz-Estal

Contact information:

Public Affairs Information Office

Tel. No. 7811039 local 1005

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 17:53
 
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Press Release

02 May 2016

BE SENSITIVE ON RAPE REMARKS ESPECIALLY TO CHILDREN:

CWC CALL TO NETIZENS

Recently, a trending Facebook post made by an alleged supporter of Duterte named Shawie Constantino Enriquez made offensive remarks on actress Melai Cantiveros, her husband Jason Francisco, and to her two-year old daughter Mela.

Melai and Jason are known supporters of Mar Roxas. Both of them are making appearances on political advertisements for the presidential candidate.

click here online post from Enriquez and Cantiveros retrieved from InterAksyon

Melai took offense of Enriquez’s post and expressed her sentiments via Instagram account, further stressing that the latter went too far by wishing her daughter to be raped.

Melai also threatened to file charges to Enriquez and further calls the attention of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Bantay Bata for appropriate action.

The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) urges everyone with the election fever to be responsible netizens and be sensitive on making defamatory remarks (i.e. rape, sexual abuse) on somebody, especially to the children.

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Celaine Cabrera

Public Affairs Information Office

Council for the Welfare of Children

Telephone No.: 7811039 local 1005

 

 
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Press Release

29 April 2016

SUSPICIOUS ONLINE AD LURES GIRLS

The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) warns everyone, especially the students and parents, to be vigilant on suspicious advertisements preying on girls.

A concerned citizen reported to the CWC an online advertisement on the internet on April 13, 2016 while on search for rooms to rent.

The report came with the screen-captured advertisement, captioned with “Free room and food for school girls.”

It was also stated “I would like to offer free room and food for school going kids and girls. No rent required. Just for kind. God bless. Text me (+xxxxxxxxxxx).”

Further, the CWC deeply encourages everyone to be vigilant and report too good to be true advertisements to the proper authorities which could prevent victimization of girls and women.

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Celaine Cabrera

Public Affairs Information Office

Council for the Welfare of Children

 

Telephone No.: 7811039 local 1005

Last Updated on Friday, 06 May 2016 15:02
 
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