Children Call to Action – Build a “Child-Friendly Philippines” PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 May 2012 08:20

The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) led by Executive Director Brenda S. Vigo will hold the 2012 Philippine National Children’s Conference (PNCC) with the theme “Child Friendly Philippines: A Caring and Protective Society for Children” on April 16-18, 2012 at the Lancaster Hotel, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.

Children aged 10-17 years old from various organizations and children’s association nationwide will participate in this three-day event.  The PNCC will serve as a venue for children to have an appreciation of current and emerging issues affecting them.  It is also a platform for children’s consultation on how they can be actively engaged by government in addressing the issues identified.PNCC at Mandaluyong City

The activity specifically aims to achieve a common understanding on Child Friendly Philippines:  A Caring and Protective Society for Children and how this can be achieved by various sectors at all levels.  The Conference will be an opportunity for children participants to be given appropriate information on the current situation and emerging issues on children at the national and local level, and for them to come up with a children’s plan of action and statement.  It will also elect children delegates to the Second ASEAN Children’s Forum (ACF) to be held in Singapore in June 2012. The ACF is a mechanism for child participation in the ASEAN structure.

Emerging issues and threats to making the Philippines a child-friendly society will be discussed such as Violence Against Children,  Internet Safety Access, Impact of Media on the Young Minds, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and How Children Can Help, Children in the Changing Climate and the ASEAN Children’s Forum (ACF). The participants will be given an opportunity to navigate the ACF Website.

The event will be graced by MTRCB Chairperson Grace Poe-Llamanzares, UNICEF-Philippines Country Representative Mr. Tomoo Hozumi, Mandaluyong City Mayor Benhur Abalos, DSWD Assistant Secretary Florita R. Villar,  GMA 7 Candice Montenegro, among others.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 May 2012 08:33
 
Call for Entries for the 2012 Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 March 2012 15:47

The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) announces the commencement of the 2012 Presidential Award for Child Friendly Municipalities and Cities. Letter of invitation together with the Entry forms were sent to all Local Government Units (Cities and Municipalities). The entry form includes a timetable, culminating the awarding ceremonies in October.

The Presidential Award will be 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.

Validation visits are scheduled in June to July at the regional level and August to September by the National Award Committee to select the Presidential Awardees.

Interested municipalities/cities may submit the duly-filled up Entry Forms and corresponding documents to the Provincial Award Committee (PAC) or to their Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office on or before March 16, 2012. Highly Urbanized and Independent Component Cities shall directly submit to the Regional Award Committee (RAC) through their respective DSWD Field Offices on or before April 27, 2012.

For more information, please contact the nearest Regional Sub-Committee for the Welfare of Children (RSCWC) or DSWD Field Office. Queries may also be directed to the Council for the Welfare of Children at telephone nos: 781-1035/39 local 2006, 2007 and 2008. Entry Forms can be downloaded HERE and are also available at the DSWD Field Offices through their websites.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:07
 

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CWC Kicks-Off the 2011 Presidential Award for Child Friendly LGUs Preparations PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:14

Presidential award imageThe Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) commences the preparations for the 2011 Presidential Award for Child Friendly Municipalities and Cities. Entry forms were sent, addressed to the Local Chief Executives. Guided by an Award timetable, CWC shall give the Awards in October this year.

The Presidential Award will be 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.

Validation visits are scheduled in June to July at the regional level and August to September by the National Award Committee to select the Presidential Awardees

Interested municipalities/cities may submit the duly-filled up Entry Forms and corresponding documents to the Provincial Award Committee (PAC) or to their Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office on or before March 12, 2011. Highly Urbanized and Independent Component Cities shall directly submit to their respective Regional Award Committees (RAC) care of their DSWD Field Office on or before April 30, 2011.

For more information, the nearest Regional Sub-Committee for the Welfare of Children (RSCWC) or DSWD Field Office maybe contacted or queries may also be directed to the Council for the Welfare of Children at telephone nos: 781-1035/39 local 2006, 2007 and 2008. Entry Forms are available at CWC and DSWD Field Offices and downloadable through their websites.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 May 2012 08:32
 
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