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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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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.


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Press Release

30 May 2017

Renaming of the Bata Bida Ka Facebook Page to the

Council for the Welfare of Children Facebook Page



The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) shall be renaming its Bata Bida Ka Facebook Page to Council for the Welfare of Children.

This change will be effective upon approval of the name change request by Facebook.

CWC aims to rebrand the image and purpose of its Facebook Page from being a Page dedicated entirely to the National Children’s Month (NCM) celebration to a Page that will now promote all of the programs, projects and activities of the organization as the lead government agency in the Philippines advancing the protection of children and the promotion of their rights.

Currently, CWC has already renamed its username from @batabidaka to @CWCgovph.

Some changes made on the page also includes the replacement of the profile picture from the NCM logo to the official logo of CWC, and the upload of its new cover photo.

For your reference, you may visit/like our Facebook Page at fb.me/CWCgovph.


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Press Release

Date Release:  19 May 2017

23rd International Day of Families Observance

The 1986 Philippine Constitution recognized the family as the foundation of the nation and shall strengthen its solidarity and actively promote its total development.

The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 47/237 of 20 September 1993, proclaimed the 15th of May every year as the International Day of Families to emphasize the importance of international community attached to families.  It also provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

The UN theme for the 2017 observance of International Day of Families is “Families, education and wellbeing, which aimed to:  1)  raise awareness of the role of families in promoting early childhood education and lifelong learning opportunities for children and youth; 2)  highlight the importance of all caregivers in families, be it parents, grandparents or siblings; 3)  emphasize the importance of parental education for the welfare of children; and, 4)  give focus on good practices for work-family balance to assist parents in their educational and care giving roles.  The good practices from the private sector in support of working parents, as well as youth and older persons in the workplace, are also highlighted.

Photo Caption: Mr. Richard David Tamayo, Life Coach & Motivational Speaker

with the participants and the CWC booth exhibit.

The Philippines is one of the 193 members states of the UN General Assembly which committed in the 2030 Sustainable Agenda to “strive to provide children and youth with a nurturing environment for the full realization of their rights and capabilities, helping our countries to reap the demographic dividend, including through safe schools and cohesive communities and families”.  This reflected that families and family-oriented policies and programmes are vital for the achievement of many goals and targets of the Sustainable Development Agenda.  In particular, families have a unique role in supporting the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4:  Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

In the Philippines, the International Day of Families celebration was held last 15 May 2017 in SM Skydome, SM North EDSA led by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Mr. Ricky Rosales and Ms. Jing Castaneda, media persons of ABS-CBN DZMM Radyo Patrol stirred up the interest of participants as the masters of ceremonies.


Gracing the event were Executive Director Marilyn F. Manuel of Kaisahang Buhay Foundation, Inc. (KBF) and Chairperson of the National Committee on the Filipino Family (NCFF) Sub-Committee on Events, Advocacy and Mobilization, DSWD-Social Technology Bureau Director Thelsa P. Biolena, Dr. Angelica R. Abella, Program Director of Alliance of Filipino Families for Mental health, Inc. and Chairperson of NCFF Sub-Committee on Legislation, Policy.  Important guests are DSWD Undersecretary Hope Hervilla, Mr. Francis Calubaquib, Mall Manager of SM North Edsa, and Research, and Dr. Cindy Dollente Ang of Community Chest Foundation Inc. (CCFI).  The Zumba Kids, Senior Citizen’s Group, Beluso Brothers, and YFL Band provided exciting performances that perk up the attention of the audience.

One of the main highlights of the event was the attention-grabbing and superb discussion of Mr. Richard David Tamayo, Life Coach and Motivational Speaker about Family, Education, and Well-being.  Another highlight is the DSWD AVP presentation on current initiatives entitled Enhance National Family and Domestic Violence Prevention Program (NFVPP) and Strengthening and Empowerment of OFW Families towards Family Preservation Project.

The audience manifested enthusiasm on the statement of Mr. Tamayo, Life Coach and Motivational Speaker Resource Person that “Cohesive, stable, supportive and well-functioning families are primary educators for young children and are truly indispensable to their emotional well-being impacting their educational achievement.” – DPI/NGO Briefing in PARTNERSHIP with United Nations DESA.

Special features of the event were the booth exhibits of the Council for the Welfare of Children, DSWD-Social Marketing Services, and DSWD-Sustainable Livelihood Program.



Written by:  Ma. Edna L. Estal

Public Affairs and Information Office

Telephone No.: 7811039 loc. 1005

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