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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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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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Date Release:  14 October 2016


President DU30 leads the Recognition of Child-Friendly LGUs for Children and accepts the signed IRR of Centenarians Act of 2016


His Excellency, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte graced and conferred the 2015 Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities led by the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) and the presentation of the signed Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10868 or the Centenarians Act of 2016 spearheaded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) at Rizal Hall, Malacaῆan Palace on September 26, 2016.  The event was attended by Senator Ralph G. Recto, Senator Maria Lourdes Nancy S. Binay-Angeles, Senator Juan Edgardo M. Angara, Hon Sec. Ismael D. Sueno of DILG, Hon. Sec. Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial of DOH, Hon. Sec. Judy M. Taguiwalo and Usec. Florita F. Villar of DSWD, and CWC Executive Director Patricia B. Luna.

In the 2015 Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities (PACFMC), a total of sixty nine (69) LGUs have been recognized as Regional Awardees while twenty (20 of which qualified as National Finalists.

These LGUs are also recipients of the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG) conferred by the CWC which is the pre-qualifying requirement to the PACFMC.  The SCFLG is a recognition and audit system for LGUs delivering clear and positive results for children in the areas of maternal and infant health care, nutritional status of children, day care services, social protection program, school completion rate, and implementation of LCPC programs, projects, and activities.

The CWC initiated the Presidential Award for the Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities pursuant to Executive Order No. 184 entitled “Establishing the Presidential Award for the Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities” issued on December 13, 1999. The Presidential Award is considered as a mechanism to gauge the level of child-friendliness of a particular city or municipality and at the same time gives recognition to LGUs that put in place a child-friendly and child-sensitive environment and upholds the rights of Filipino children.  The Award is conferred to deserving local government units in recognition of their vital role in the sustained promotion of children’s rights to survival, development, protection and participation as well as in ensuring child-friendly governance.

The winners of the 2015 Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities are as follows:  Davao City, Region XI for Highly Urbanized City Category; Santiago City, Region II for Independent Component City Category; Ilagan City, Isabela, Region II for Component City Category; Buenavista, Guimaras, Region VI for 1st-3rd Class Municipality Category; and, Dumalneg, Ilocos Norte, Region I for 4th-6th Class Municipality.

Another milestone during the event was the presentation of the signed Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Centenarians Act or Republic Act No. 10868 to President Rodrigo R. Duterte (PRRD) and witnessed by solon authors coming from both the Senate and the House of Representatives.  The Centenarians Act of 2016 stipulates that all Filipinos, who have reached 100 years old and above, whether residing in the Philippines or abroad shall be honored with a Letter of Felicitation from the President of the Philippines congratulating the celebrant for his or her longevity; and a Centenarian gift in the amount of one hundred thousand pesos (Php 100,000.00).  “The passage of this Act is a tribute to Filipino centenarians who have spent their lifetime in contributing to nation building,” Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo said.  She also appealed to local government units all over the country to ensure that their welfare desks and departments give priority to the needs of senior citizens and give them what is due them.

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Ma. Edna L. Estal, Psy M, LP

Information Officer III

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CWC holds consultation-dialogue on the current issues/concerns affecting Filipino children


Photo caption: Participants of the consultation-dialogue attended by members from the Technical Management Group of the CWC Council Board, Sub-Committees/Committees on Children in Need of Special Protection, Convergences of Councils and Committees on Children, selected national government agencies, Local Government Units and networks on children.


The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) conducted the Consultation-Dialogue on the current issues/concerns affecting Filipino Children on 21 July 2016 at the Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas, Manila.


The event aimed at leveling-off of issues and concerns on children with the current government administration, specifically on: 1) Proposed bill on lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR); 2) OPLAN RODY: “Rid the Streets of Drinkers and Youth,”; and 3) Campaign Against Illegal Drugs (Project Double Barrel): Project Tokhang or “katok”; and the neutralization of High Valued Target (HVT) and/or Low Valued Target.


Participants of the event were warmly welcomed by CWC Executive Director Patricia B. Luna and Deputy Executive Director Atty. Marijoy D. Segui.  The consultation-dialogue was also attended by Usec. Camillo G. Gudmalin, Assistant Secretary of Visayas and Mindanao/Deputy Project Director for KALAHI-CIDSS of the Department of Social Welfare and Development; and Usec. Atty. Alberto Muyot, Undersecretary for Legal and Legislative Affairs of the Department of Education.


For the plenary presentations, Deputy Executive Director Segui gave a review on the related laws on children involved in MACR, Oplan RODY, and Project Double Barrel. Subsequently, Ms. Glenda Derla, Focal Person of RSCWC Specialist on Children and Youth in DSWD-NCR, presented the DSWD and RSCWC-NCR initiatives on the Oplan RODY campaign. In addition, Atty. Tricia Clare Oco, Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Welfare Council (JJWC)-National Secretariat, discussed the JJWC updates on the lowering of the MACR. Meanwhile, Psupt. Herminio Suarez Tadeo Jr., Chief of Public Safety Division of the Philippine National Police, further discussed the campaign against illegal drugs a.k.a. “Project Double Barrel.”


During the workshop session, groups were formed to discuss the lowering of MACR, Oplan RODY and Project Double Barrel. The output of the consultation-dialogue shall be presented in the CWC Council Board meeting to come-up with specific measures and actions responding to national issues and concerns relating to children.


For the closing remarks, Undersecretary Alberto T. Muyot of the Department of Education took note of the rising need to develop new approaches in response to the said issues/concerns affecting children, specifically the MACR. He further claimed with deep concern that children should not be blamed for the commission of these crimes; as they are defenseless and exploited.


Celaine Cabrera

Public Affairs Information Office

Council for the Welfare of Children

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