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Agencies converge for PPAEVAC Advocacy and Communication Planning

Photo Caption (Left photo, L to R):DED Atty. Marijoy D. Segui responds to the concerns raised during the open forum session as Dr. Dante Velasco listens to the insights; and.(Right photo): Group picture with the PPAEVAC  workshop participants and secretariat.

The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) conducted the Philippine Plan of Action to End Violence Against Children Advocacy and Communication Plan (PPAeVAC AdvoCom Plan) on June 20- 23, 2017 held at El Cielito Inn, Baguio City.

Participated by 46 representatives from government agencies, non-government organizations, and as well as partners from the UNICEF, the activity aims develop an AdvoCom Plan for the PPAeVAC, as the Philippines' response to the results of the National Baseline Study on Violence Against Children (NBS-VAC).

Dr. Dante Velasco together with Professor Rica Abad and Dr. Julienne Cubelo of the University of the Philippines Mass Communication Foundation, Incorporated served as the Facilitators of the workshop.

The AdvoCom Plan must be Practical, Doable and Possible ", says CWC Deputy Executive Director Atty. Marijoy D. Segui in her opening message.

During the four-day activity, the participants worked on the three areas of AdvoCom Strategies, namely: 1) Parenting and Caregivers Advocacy Strategy, (2) Child Participation; and (3) Policy Advocacy. The final outputs will be used as basis in drafting the PPAEVAC AdvoCom Plan.

The finalized PPAeVAC AdvoCom Plan will be launched during the 2017 National Children's Month Celebration this November.

This activity is one of the CWC’s initiatives to continuously provide a violence-free Philippines for our children.


Dennis Bernard Sumaylo

Executive Assistant, Office of the Executive Director’


Tel No. 7811039 loc. 1002

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NCCYP sets vision for the 6-year National Strategic Plan


Photo caption: (L to R)  Mr. Rodmar Neo Eda (Child Facilitator), Mr. Josh Cesar Serilo of NAPC-CBS, and the child representatives from different organizations

In preparation for the 6-year National Strategic Plan on the promotion of Child and Youth Participation, the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) and the National Committee on Child and Youth Participation (NCCYP) with support from EDUCO organized a 3-day national workshop on June 16-18, 2017 in Manila.

NCCYP is a national network of child participation rights advocates from different government organizations, non-government organizations, faith-based groups, civil society organizations and children representing different children’s associations. NCCYP serves as a national forum for sharing experiences and technical expertise in child and youth participation in the Philippines.

Throughout the workshops, participants drafted a results-based, equity-focused, and gender-responsive National Strategic Plan on the promotion of child participation right for the next six years, i.e., 2017-2022.

In her opening speech, CWC Deputy Executive Director Atty. Marijoy Segui challenged the participants to actively contribute to the discussions in drafting the National Strategic Plan.

For the opening programme, NCCYP Chairperson Ms. Dolora H. Cardeno presented the accomplishments of the Committee from 2008-2016. In addition, Ms. Amihan Abueva of CRC Asia provided an update on the topic “ASEAN Consultation on Creating an Enabling Environment for Child Participation and the “ASEAN Baseline Study on Child Participation.” Ms. Abueva also emphasized that while ASEAN promotes child participation through its plans, most of these plans are not disseminated and implemented at the grassroots level.

Meanwhile, Dr. Henry Ruiz as the main workshop facilitator, presented the concept and principles of Results-Based Management (RBM) and Causality Analysis (CA) as the tools in analysing child participation in the Philippines.

Photo caption: NCCYP members during workshop; form left to right – Ms. Yasmin Tang (Probe Media Foundation), Mr. Peregrino Bertolano (EDUCO), Mr. Derrick Zonio (SOS Children’s Village), Ms. Ma. Rosario A. Rimorin (NCDA) and Ms. Maribel Barcenas (DSWD CO – PSB)

During the workshop, the vision that was drafted for the implementation of the 2017-2022 National Strategic Plan states that Lahat ng mga bata sa Pilipinas ay malayang nakakapagpahayag ng opinion na isinasangalang-alang sa pagbuo ng desisyon na may kinalaman sa kanila, at aktibong nakikilahok sa mga gawaing pangkaunlaran ng pamilya, pamayanan at lipunan na ayon sa kanilang kakayahan.” Moreover, the participants were able to collectively identify the indicative key activities for 2017-2022 that will help the NCCYP achieve its commonly agreed goals and objectives.

A second phase for the NCCYP Strategic Planning will be conducted on August – November this year, this phase will involve a writeshop among the members of the NCCYP, CWC-TMG and key agencies who will finalize the NCCYP Six-Year Strategic Plan for 2017-2022. This phase will also cover the actual conduct of the writeshop and layouting, editing, printing and launching of the Strategic Plan in celebration of the National Children’s Month this year.


For more information, please contact:

Emmanuel P. Mapili

Monitoring and Evaluation Division

Tel no.: 7811039 loc. 2006 to 2008


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IAC-CIAC convenes for the adoption of CSAC Program Framework

Photo Caption: Inter-Agency Committee on Children in Armed Conflict (IAC CIAC) members participates in the strategic planning workshop

Members of the IAC-CIAC was convened by the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) through a workshop on May 3-5, 2017 to develop a 6-year strategic interagency plan adopting the enhanced comprehensive program framework for children in armed conflict situations.

The workshop aimed to assist agencies with Children in Situations of Armed Conflict (CSAC)-related mandates in policy-making, programmatic, and investment decisions, and to ensure that the thrust and priorities of the IAC-CIAC will include the implementation of the CSAC Comprehensive Program Framework.

The new Program Framework expands its coverage not only on children involved in armed conflict but also on all grave child rights violations (GCRVs); and now focuses on areas not yet covered by other child-focused initiatives in the Philippines.

Outputs of the 3-day workshop include the development of a results and logical framework, output and outcome indicators, risk assessment and the analysis of strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT).

A core group composed of the CWC secretariat, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Policy Development and Planning Bureau (DSWD-PDPB), DSWD- Protective Services Bureau (PSB), Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process - Planning and Compliance Unit (OPAPP-PCU), and Armed Forces of the Philippines- Human Rights Office (AFP-HRO) are tasked to enhance the workshop outputs for presentation to a larger IAC-CIAC group for review and approval.

Other participants during the workshop includes the Department of Education Legal and Legislative Affairs, Department of Labor and Employment - Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (DOLE- BWSC), National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), Commission on Human Rights – Child Rights Center (CHR-CRC), Department of Foreign Affairs - Office of the United Nations and other International Organizations (DFA UNIO), Philippine National Police – Women and Children Protection Center (PNP WCPC), National Commission on Indigenous Peoples - Office of Empowerment and Human Rights (NCIP-OEHR), Department of National Defense (DND), and the Department of Justice (DOJ).


For more information, please contact:

Aiza A. Cabrera

Policy and Planning Division


Tel. no.: 7811039 loc. 2005

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The Council for the Welfare of Children upholds the observance of the 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week from 17 to 23 July 2017 with the theme “Karapatan at Pribilehiyo ng Maykapansanan: Isakatuparan at Ipaglaban”, which focuses on the realization of the fundamental freedom and rights of persons with disabilities as provided for in existing international mandates and national laws.

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News Article

30 May 2017


Brigada Eskwela '17 welcomes thousands of pencils collected from CWC's 1M Lapis Campaign

Photo Caption, (L-R): Atty. Josephine G. Maribojoc, Asst. Secretary for Legal Affairs, DepEd; Asst. Regional Director for Operations Grace Subong, DSWD VII; Atty. Marijoy D. Segui, Deputy Executive Director IV, CWC; OIC Regional Director Juliet A. Jeruta, Ph.D.DepEd, and Atty. Tony Umali, Asst. Secretary for Legislative Affairs, DepEd.


The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) turned-over 776, 190 pencils during the Regional Kick-Off of the 2017 Brigada Eskwela at the Ramon Duterte Memorial National High School in Cebu City on May 15.

The theme for this year’s Brigada Eskwela is “Isang DepEd, Isang Pamayanan, Isang Bayanihan para sa Handa at Ligtas na Paaralan”.

Grades 1 to 3 public school students from 4th to 6th class municipalities in the Philippines will be the recipients of 4, 055, 735 pencils collected from the One Million Lapis Campaign which concluded last November 2016 during the National Children’s Month celebration.

The distribution of pencils is in time for the opening of classes for School Year 2017-2018.

This event was graced by DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones together with other DepEd officials and guests including CWC Deputy Executive Director (DED) Atty. Marijoy D. Segui, Australian Embassy First Secretary Felicity Lee and representatives of the Office of the Governor and City Mayor of Cebu, respectively.

For 2018, DED Atty. Segui also mentioned that CWC will embark on a project with DepEd and GMA Kapuso Foundation entitled One Million Bags and School Supplies Campaign which is a continuing endeavor to promote child’s right to quality education.


Public Affairs and Information Office

7811039 local 1005

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