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16 December 2016

CWC launch info materials for children


In culmination of the 2016 National Children’s Month (NCM), the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development celebrated the 2016 Araw ng Kabataan on 22 November 2016 in AFP Theater, Quezon City.

The 2016 Araw ng Kabataan lauds children beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), Pantawid Pamilya Exemplary Children for 2016, and the participants during the National Children’s Congress.

 

Photo caption: (L-R) Presentation of information materials by Mr. Peregrino; Gen. Jack Motril;

and Mr. Elino Bardillon


In this event, the CWC launched Comprehensive Program Framework for Children in Situations of Armed Conflict, Children’s Guidebook on Child Participation in the Philippines, 2015 State of the Filipino Children Report (SOFCR) and the CWC MAKABATA (Makabuluhang Balita at Talakayan) Newsletter which are information materials that furthers the rights and promotes the protection of Filipino children.

Captain Licerio Plan of the Armed Forces of the Philippines- Human Rights Office, presented the Comprehensive Program Framework for Children in Situations of Armed Conflict which address the alarming involvement of children in armed conflict and covers various grave violations committed towards child rights.

The Children’s Guidebook on Child Participation in the Philippines was presented by Mr. Peregrino Bertolano, Institutional Relations Manager of EDUCO. He explained that the guidebook provides guidance and help to fully involve the children in meaningful child and youth participation along planning, action or project implementation, research, trainings, emergency and relief situation and with the local council and barangay council for the protection of children.

Moreover, Mr. Elino Bardillon, Information Officer of the CWC, briefly discussed the 2015 SOFCR and the CWC MAKABATA Newsletter in addition to the publications of CWC.

Subsequently, a symbolic turn-over of the Comprehensive Program for Children in Situations of Armed Conflict, Children’s Guidebook on Child Participation in the Philippines, 2015 SOFCR and the CWC MAKABATA Newsletter to four children was executed, which highlights the significance of the children as main target of the launched documents.

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03 January­ 2016

CWC Anniversary visit conducted at RSCC Lubao and RSCC Quezon City


Two-day visits were conducted at the Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC) of Region III in Lubao, Pampanga on 20 December 2016 and RSCC National Capital Region (NCR) in Quezon City on 21 December 2016 in celebration of the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC)’s 42nd Anniversary.

 

Photo caption: Visit to RSCC Region III: (L) CWC and RSCC staff joined for a photo op; (R, From L-R) Head Social Worker Lucresia Cruz, Assistant Regional Director Irene Crespo and CWC Deputy Executive Director Atty. Marijoy D. Segui

 

 

Photo caption: (L) Executive Director Patricia B. Luna delivering her message for the children in RSCC NCR; (R) Kids participating in a game organized by CWC


On the first field visit, the CWC staff was warmly welcomed by the children and staff of RSCC Region III and by Assistant Regional Director Irene Crespo of DSWD Field Office III. Likewise, Ms. Glenda Derla, Social Welfare Officer IV of DSWD NCR, RSCC NCR children and staff warmly greeted CWC on their second field visit.


A short programme was organized for the for the children of the RSCCs. The children actively participated in the games and food were also provided for the festive occasion. Various educational toys were given as Christmas gifts to the RSCC children of Field Office III and NCR.


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27 December 2016

Nationwide Post a Sticker on Child Road Safety Campaign held


The Post a Sticker on Child Road Safety Campaign organized by the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), National Youth Commission (NYC), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), in collaboration with the Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), Amalgamated Specialties Corporation (AMSPEC), Land Transportation Office (LTO), Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) was launched in Robinsons Fairview on 24 November 2016 in observation of this year’s National Children’s Month.


The 2016 launch was attended by Atty. Marijoy D. Segui (Deputy Executive Director, CWC): Mr. Michael Esteban (Regional Sales Manager for Luzon, AMSPEC); Ma. Catherine Alejandro (Regional Operations Manager, RLC); Ms. Maria Elena Caguete (Supervising Transportation Regulation Officer, LTO); drivers and operators of tricycles and FX/UV Express in Robinsons Fairview.

 

Photo caption: (L-R) FX/UV Express sticker posting by Mr. Michael Esteban; Atty. Marijoy D. Segui;

and Ms. Ma. Catherine Alejandro


Campaign stickers emphasizing the message “Batas Trapiko’y Sundin: Kaligtasan ng mga Bata Isipin” were handed out to drivers of motorcycles, tricycles, FX/UV Express, jeepneys and buses. The simultaneous distribution of stickers was also done in various Robinsons Mall throughout the country.


The Campaign intends to remind drivers of private and Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs) to observe cautious driving to ensure the safety and welfare of the passengers, specifically the children on board these vehicles and on the streets.


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CWC KICKS - OFF  24th NATIONAL CHILDREN’SMONTH CELEBRATION

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The forming of the Longest Line of Pencils for the Guinness Book of World Records attempt.


The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Youth Commission (NYC) lead the observance of the National Children’s Month (NCM) during the month of November of every year pursuant to on Republic Act 10661, otherwise known as “National Children’s Month Act”.

This years’ observance will be for the whole month of November 2016, the theme is “Isulong: Kalidad na Edukasyon Para sa Lahat ng Bata!” which highlights children’s rights to education and encourage stakeholders to advocate inclusive and equitable life-long learning opportunities for all children.

A Press Conference @ Balitaan sa Rembrandt on 04 February 2016 (Friday), 9:00AM – 11:00AM, Rembrandt Hotel, Tomas Morato, Quezon City. The event was organized with DSWD-Social Marketing Services and Philippine Information Agency. Dr. Erick San Juan served as the Moderator.   The press conference was participated in by the media composed of print, broadcast and social media. Atty. Marijoy D. Segui, CESO III, CWC Deputy Exec. Dir. IV provided the welcome message.  Topics discussed by the panelists were as follows:  Drug safety education and DSWD Aftercare, Reintegration and Transformation Support by ASEC Jose Antonio R. Hernandez of DSWD; 24th National Children’s Month Observance with the theme Isulong:  Kalidad na Edukasyon Para sa Bata!” by Executive Director Patricia B. Luna of Council for the Welfare of Children; Children Sector Perspective on Education by Kathleen Mae D. Villanueva, Alternate Child Representative of NAPC-Children Basic Sector; NYC Programs/Projects in support of 2016 NCM Theme:  Education by Executive Director Nielex Tupas, Jr. of National Youth Commission; and  DSWD Programs/Projects in support of 2016 NCM Theme:  Education by Asst. Bureau Dir. Rosalie D. Dagulo of DSWD-Protective Services Bureau.

The second major activity was the NCM kick – off: “One Million Lapis” Campaign project culmination and the Guinness Book of World Record for the Longest Line of Pencils attempt in partnership with AMSPEC Corporation and SM Cares on November 5, 2016 at SM by the Bay, SM MOA, Pasay City.

For the One Million Lapis Campaign project, a total of 3,337,521 Pencils were collected surpassing by three (3) times the one-million target where majority of the pencils collected were from AMSPEC Corporation.

For the attempt for the “Guinness Book of World Record for the Longest Line of Pencils, more than 2,000 children ages 14-17 years old formed a pencil line of 858.58 meters, besting the 459.97meters set by Nuremberg, Germany on August 2015.

Confirming the world-breaking feat were representatives from Armed Forces of the Philippines Brigadier General Jose Antonio Carlos Motril and Soroptomist International Congresswomen Linabelle Ruth Villarica, 4th District of Bulacan with Engineer Arnel Raios and Willie Nage from Land Registration Authority.

Guests and VIPs who attended the events were composed of Amalgamated Specialties Corporation (AMSPEC) Board Director Ms. Juanita Roco, SM Cares Vice-Pres for Special Projects and Operations Mr. Royston Cabunag, Soroptomist International Judy Gutierrez, DSWD Usec. Mae Fe Templa, Asec. Jose Anthony Hernandez, Director Pat Sarino and Region IV-B Director Wilma Naviamos, DepEd Usec. Alberto Muyot, DA Usec. Ranibai Dilangalen, Executive Director Nielex Tupas of NYC and P/Supt. Erickson Velasquez, Directorate for Police Community.

Media coverage were provided by NET 25, TV 5, UNTV, GMA 7, ABS-CBN and PTV4/Radyo ng Bayan. Journalist of various newspaper attended from Philippine Star, Business Mirror, Manila Times, People’s Journal, Manila Standard, Balita and Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Other NCM Activities would include: World Day Against Child Labor on 8 November 2016; Child Safety Sticker Campaign on 24 November 2016 with DOTR – LTO and LTFRB, Robinsons Mall, AMSPEC Corporation, Safe Kids Philippines, Transport Group; Araw ng Kabataan on November 22, 2016 with 1,200 children of DSWD Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program at AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City and Launching of Whistle Campaign against Drug Abuse (culminating activity) on 28 November 2016 with PNP and Rotary International @ Malacaňan, respectively.


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