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27 December 2016

CWC recognized partners for 2016 NCM

The success of the recently concluded 2016 National Children’s Month (NCM) led to the awarding of appreciation plaques by the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) to its partner organizations on 12 December 2016 at Marco Polo Hotel, Pasig City, during its Thanksgiving and Recognition of Partners for the 2016 NCM event.


Photo caption: Awarding of plaques by the Council Board Members to CWC partner organizations (L-R) Dir. Erlinda Capones (NEDA),

Asec. Aimee Neri (DoJ), Asec. Maria Francia Laxamana (DoH), Ms. Kristine Cendana (AMSPEC), Ms. Catherine Alejandro (Robinsons Land Corporation),

Ms. Ma. Judy Gutierrez (The Soroptimist), Ms. Katrina Paat and Mr. Jefferson Altre (SFAC), Dir. Marian Opena (NCSD); Mr. Royston Cabunag (SM Cares),

Dir. Patricia Luna (CWC) and Dir. Nielex Tupas (NYC)


The awarding of plaques was done in recognition of the partners’ commendable contribution and partnership for the 2016 NCM. This was attended by CWC Council Board Members, National Steering Committee on Child Rights Advocacy Members, and representatives from other partner organizations.

In her keynote message, CWC Executive Director Patricia Luna expressed her appreciation in the partnership and support that everyone has provided for this year’s NCM, especially in advocating for the protection and promotion of children’s rights.

Students from the Tinajeros National High School of Malabon City presented their version of sabayang pagbigkas piece of “Para sa Isang Milyong Batang Malaya!” which they presented previously on the 2016 World Day Against Child Labor celebration.

The awarding ceremony was led by CWC Executive Director Patricia Luna, National Youth Commission (NYC) Executive Director Nielex Tupas, Department of Justice (DoJ) Assistant Secretary Aimee Neri,  Department of Health (DoH) Assistant Secretary Maria Francia Laxamana, and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director Erlinda Capones.

Among the recipients of the plaque present in the event were: Amalgamated Specialties Corporation (AMSPEC), SM Cares Program for Children and Youth, The Soroptimist, Robinsons Land Corporation; Sun for All Children Incorporated, and National Council for Social Development; other recipients include the Land Bank of the Philippines PTV 4, The Philippine Star, UNTV, Mercury Drug Corporation, GMA News Online, Rappler, and STI Foundation.

The celebration of the 2016 NCM highlights several projects/campaigns directed towards the advancement of child rights, which includes: 1) One Million Lapis Campaign; 2) Guinness Book of World Records for the Longest Line of Pencils; 3) Dikit a Sticker on Child Safety Campaign; and 4) development of the Child Protection Policy. 

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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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23 November 2016

2016 National Children’s Month and

World Day Against Child Labor Celebration:

Hats off to the One Million Batang Malaya launching!

 


Around 700 people composed of children, national government agencies, academe, non-government organizations participated on November 8, 2016 at St. Scholastica College (SSC), Leon Guinto Street, Malate, Manila in observance of the 24th National Children’s Month (NCM) and the World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL) sa Pilipinas 2016.

The event was organized by the Department of Labor and Employment-Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (DOLE-BWSC) in partnership with the Chairperson of NCLC Sub-Committee on Knowledge Management Mr. Julius Cainglet from Federation of Free Workers (FFW), St. Scholastica College (SSC) Manila, Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), National Youth Commission (NYC), ERDA, and National Council on Children’s Television (NCCT).

Principal guests were DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, Dean Ma. Asuncion Azcuna of Arts and Sciences of St. Scholastica College, and Mr. Giovanni Soledad of International Labour Organization (ILO).  Of equal importance are the video messages from Atty. Sonny Matula of FFW and Ambassador Donald Dee of ECOP.

For 2016, the focus for World Day Against Child Labour – marked on 12 June - is on child labour and supply chains.  The International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations body launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 in order to bring attention and join efforts to fight against child labour and the Philippines joined the international observance of World Day Against Child Labor to raise awareness on the plight of child labourers and to demonstrate the country’s solidarity in the worldwide campaign against child labor.

For this year, the global theme is “End child labour in supply chains – It’s everyone’s business” with the local theme “Walang Batang Naabuso sa Paggawa ng Produkto!” to solicit commitment of governments, workers’ group and employers’ organization and enterprises in eliminating child labor in supply chains. However, for this year, the observance was conducted in November to support the 24th National Children’s Month Celebration with the theme “Isulong:  Kalidad na Edukasyon Para sa Lahat ng Bata”. The annual celebration of National Children’s Month is every November as stipulated in R.A. 10661, s. 2015 with CWC, DSWD, and NYC as the lead agencies.

Secretary Bello emphasized the importance of completing the education towards a good life.  He said that “dapat walang Bata sa paggawa ng produkto para masiguro na walang mga batang maabuso”.


The highlights of the event were Focus Group Discussion participated in by the children wherein group output was acted out and the printed statements with their photos were posted in the 1 Milyong Batang Malaya Tarpaulin as the peak of 1 M Batang Malaya launching; the Batang Malaya Quiz Bee and “Sabayang Pagbigkas Para sa Batang Malaya” contests; “Linangang Pambata” Skills Workshop at Barrion Hall wherein one of the workshops (painting) conducted was facilitated and sponsored by the CWC; and, the awarding ceremony of winners on Batang Malaya sa Lente ng Kabataan and Pelikulaya Para sa Batang Malaya; Batang Malaya Quiz Bee; and, Sabayang Pagbigkas Para sa Batang Malaya.

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Written by:  Ma. Edna L. Estal, Psy M, LP

Information Officer III, Public Affairs and Information Office

Council for the Welfare of Children

Telephone No. 7811039 local 1005/1006

 

 
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