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  • RSCWC 2012 Agenda Forecast, Technical Assistance Monitoring and Evaluation (TAME) and Priorities
    • Brief Description:
      CWC is gearing towards a renewed leadership on child rights and on an improve technical assistance and monitoring of RSCWC performance thus requesting said reports.
    • Updates:
      RSCWC CAR, II, III, IV-A, VI, V, VIII, XI and CARAGA has submitted reports.
    • Action Required from RSCWC:
      Proposed Action: RSCWC to submit to CWC their 2012 Agenda Forecast, TAME and Priorities as soon as possible.

  • Legislative Agenda for Children
    • Brief Description:
      These are the priority items for legislation for children by CWC for the 15th Congress (click HERE for details)
    • Updates:
      1. Enrolled Bill for review and approval of President Aquino
      2. Approved on 3rd reading at the HOR, Bill filled at Senate but hearing yet
      3. Bill filed, no hearings yet at both HOR and Senate
      4. Bill filed at HOR, no hearings yet
      5. Approved on 3rd reading at HOR. At the Senate, public hearing already conducted and TWG meeting pending Committee Report
      6. No bill yet, drafted bill at CWC level for discussion by the pool of experts
    • Action Required from RSCWC:
      Show of support to the passage of these bills in the form of letter of support, position papers, etc.

  • Development of 2nd NPAC
    • Brief Description:
      • The National Plan of Action for Children (NPAC) is the medium term plan of CHILD 21
      • NPAC 1 was developed in 2004 covering the period 2005-2010
      • The 2nd NPAC cover the period 2011 to 2016 and focused on catching up with Millennium Development Goals (MDG)
    • Updates:
      Approved in principle by the Council Board. Board Resolution to be carried and to be presented to NEDA-SDC for adoption scheduled on May 25, 2012

      National Consultation was conducted in February 21-24, 2012 and Cluster Consultation for Luzon (February 28 – March 2), Visayas (March 13-16) and Mindanao (March 26-29) was conducted generating inputs/recommendations for the development of the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for 2nd NPAC
    • Action Required from RSCWC:
      Proposed Action:
      • RSCWC need to submit to CWC the following:
        1. NPAC Regional Annual MDG targets (Exercise Sheet 3.1.1)
        2. Regional goals and targets (Exercise Sheet 3.1.2); and
        3. Agency NPAC indicators and data (Exercise Sheet 3.2)
      • To date only RSCWC III and V have submitted

  • Presidential Award for Child Friendly Municipalities and Cities
    • Brief Description:
      The conferment of the Presidential Award for the Child Friendly Municipalities and Cities started as early as 1999 pursuant to Executive Order No. 184, series of 1999 “Establishing the Presidential Award for the Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities”. The Award is conferred to deserving local government units in recognition of their vital role in promoting children’s rights to survival, development, protection and participation as well as in ensuring “child-friendly” governance.

      The Presidential Award has five (5) categories namely: 1st to 3rd Class Municipality, 4th to 6th Class Municipality, Component City, Independent Chartered City and Highly Urbanized City.

      National winners per category is given a Presidential Trophy and P300,000.00 cash prize. A Hall of fame Award is conferred to three-time consecutive national winner and is given a Hall of Fame Presidential Trophy and P500,000.00 cash prize.
    • Updates:
      • Call for entries through sending of entry forms
      • Orientation and advocacy for increased awareness on the Award
      • On-line tutorial
      • Continuing capability building for the Award Committees: PAC, RAC and NAC
      • Solicitation of financial support and non-monetary incentives for Regional Winners from CWC member agencies and other possible donors and sponsors
    • Action Required from RSCWC:
      All Municipalities and Cities provided with entry forms and souvenir program of the 2011 Pres Award while Provinces and RC/RSCWCs were provided with the copies of entry form with timetable for the 2012 Presidential Award.

      Proposed Action: RSCWC to strengthen advocacy and technical assistance to LGUs to encourage more LGUs to join the Award.

      While CWC will conduct orientation session and provide tools to RSCWC starting April 2012, RSCWC-RAC are also expected to provide technical assistance to LGUs.

      Member agencies to post announcement in their respective agency websites.

  • NAPC – Children Basic Sector (NAPC-CBS)
    • Brief Description:
      The Children Basic Sector is one among the fourteen (14) Basic Sectors of the National Anti-Poverty Commission created through President Aquino’s Administrative Order 21 dated October 10, 2011.

      NAPC – CBS espouses the interest of children as one of the important sector of society

    • Updates:
      President Aquino already appointed the Sectoral Representative in the person of Ms. Norisa Sabirin from Basilan affiliated with Childfund Philippines. The NAPC-CBS with 25 Council members has been reconstituted to this effect.

      RSCWC will be provided with directory of newly appointed NAPC – CBS representatives.

      Guidelines on children membership should be issued within the quarter

    • Action Required from RSCWC:
      Proposed Action:
      RSCWC to ensure membership of the NAPC – CBS in their respective regions as a platform for child participation. RSCWC to issue a resolution to this effect.

      Inclusion of sectoral agenda as part of RSCWC agenda forecast.

  • ECCD Liquidation Reports
    • Brief Description:
      CWC started monitoring visits to ECCD areas in May 2010 in response to the Audit Observation Memorandum for CWC to liquidate the 267M unliquidated LGU releases. Monitoring teams were organized and fielded to the areas as a means to gather liquidation reports and to provide technical assistance to concerned Provinces and LGUs for them to facilitate liquidation of the funds released to them.
    • Updates:
      Through continued monitoring visits and follow up, CWC was able to facilitate 69% liquidation of the 267M unliquidated ECCD funds released to LGUs.

      32 LGUs (20 Provinces and 12 Cities) have 100% liquidation

      Based on the December 31, 2011 summary of LGU liquidation report prepared by CWC Accountant, there are (big) discrepancies on the LGU funds liquidation report ranging from 43,000 to a high 3.2M pesos. Unless the discrepancies are immediately reconciled, CWC cannot reach target of 100% liquidation on set deadline.
    • Action Required from RSCWC:
      Proposed Action:
      Advise/Remind LGUs to submit full liquidation and return of unliquidated CWC ECCD Funds.
      RSCWC to submit full liquidation report of all CWC releases on or before the end of July 2012 and assist CWC in following up with LGUs compliance on ECCD Liquidation based on previous directions by Secretary Soliman
      Encourage LGUs to return to CWC all unused funds to CWC.

  • Policy direction on Street Children and Children of Indigenous Peoples
    • Brief Description:
      Most vulnerable group of children needing constant and consistent basic social services are street children and children of indigenous peoples.

      Sec. Soliman called for the crafting of solutions to take street children and children of indigenous people especially the badjaos off the streets, away from health and social risks since they are victimized as children in conflict with the law (CICL) and acquire disabilities due to accidents encountered in the street.

      By the end of December 2011, there should be programs for street children and children of indigenous people in place.
    • Updates:
      Comprehensive Program on Street children.
      CWC take charge of the advocacy component of the Comprehensive Program.
      A Protocol to Reach Out to Street children has been approved by the Council Board and being disseminated/popularized. All RSCWC will be provided with the Protocol.
      DSWD and DILG Joint Memorandum Circular No.1, series of 2012 relative to the Protocol
      Copy of the Protocol is accessible in the CWC website:
    • Action Required from RSCWC:
      Proposed Action:
      CWC and RSCWC to ensure that programs, projects and activities are in place aimed at providing constant and consistent basic social services to street children and children of indigenous people.

      RSCWC to continue the inclusion of Street Children and children of indigenous peoples in their 2012 RSCWC agenda forecast and in the performance effectiveness measures.

      RSCWC, through its network, as necessary should be able to generate policy/program gaps and submit recommendations to CWC.

  • Monitoring and Response System (MRS)
    • Brief Description:
      The MRS is an undertaking of the United Nations focused on the plight of children affected by armed conflict which aims to protect children affected by armed conflict by enhancing the accountability of perpetrators (whether state or non-state actors), preventing the occurrence of violations and generate response to grave child rights violations through advocacy, policy development and programmatic response. It includes vital components of monitoring, reporting and response. It was formally established in 2005 thru the issuance of UN Security Council Resolution Nos. 1539 (2004) and 1612 (2005) that lead to the creation of the UN Security Council Working Group on Children Affected by Armed Conflict (SCWG CAAC). In the same year, MRM was initially implemented in seven countries: Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republican of Congo (DRC), Sudan, Somalia, Nepal and Sri Lanka. In 2007, Philippines was included in the priority among four other countries like Chad, Columbia and Myanmar due to incidents of recruitment of minors by different armed groups.

      The MRM covers six (6) grave child rights violations (GCRV) that are committed against children below eighteen (18) year of age in the context of armed conflict. The six grave child rights violations include: (1) killing and maiming of children, (2) recruitment and use of children, (3) attacks on schools and hospitals, (4) abduction of children, (5) rape and other grave sexual violence and (6) denial of humanitarian access

      MRM includes establishing of database on grave child rights violations in which periodic report will be gathered to be submitted to the UN Security Council and other MRM focal structures. Also, said information will be used to facilitate immediate response and if necessary, policy and program development.
    • Updates:
      The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) is tasked to operationalize a Monitoring and Response System (MRS) that will account cases of grave child rights violation in the context of armed conflict in the Philippines.

      CWC will conduct series of orientations in areas with issue on armed conflict.

      Executive Order on Establishing the MRS at CWC was denied by the President but was appealed for reconsideration.

    • Action Required from RSCWC:
      Proposed Action:
      RSCWCs to be part of the orientation training
      Luzon: Aurora, Quezon, Masbate and Camarines
      Visayas: Samar/Leyte, Panay Island
      Mindanao: Cotabato, Maguindanao and Basilan

      a Once the EO is signed, orientation activities will be rolled-out. RSCWC to provide assistance in monitoring grave child rights violation and providing a response mechanisms to children victims.