National Baseline Study on Violence Against Children (NBS-VAC) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ruth Marayag - POIII   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 16:58



The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) announces the vacancy for the following posts for the National Baseline Study on Violence Against Children (NBS-VAC)

1.  Research Assistant*          (10 Months duration of service contract)

2.  Administrative Assistant* (12 Months duration of service contract)


For details of the Terms of Reference, please click here nbs_vac_terms_of_reference

Application can be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or submit to the office at No. 10- Apo St., Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City. Application should be received no later than 5:00PM on August 22, 2014.


*to start as soon as possible

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 17:15
Sipat Bata Photo contest PDF Print E-mail
Written by Public Affairs and Information Ofiice   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:55

E x t e n d e d !

2014 National Children’s Month Nationwide Photo Contest




The nationwide SIPAT BATA PHOTO CONTEST is extended until September 12, 2014 so that more children across areas in the Philippines would have the chance to submit their entry.


Participants can send their entry via e-mail on or before the deadline set then the printed copy should be in by September 12, 2014 until 12:00 midnight.




From: The Project Committee




We are inviting all Filipino children, hobbyist, amateur or student to join. Entries should not have been submitted or posted to the public or to be submitted to another or owned by another entity.


The contest provides an opportunity for the children to express themselves creatively & share their views on child participation through photography.



for more details click and download here:

Concept Paper of Sipat Bata Photo Contest

Full Mechanics of Sipat Bata Photo Contest

Enrty Form for Sipat Bata Photo Contest

Sipat Bata Photo Contest Poster


Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 10:54
ASEAN Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Women and Children (ACWC) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Policy and Planning Division   
Friday, 18 July 2014 09:46

Calling for Nominees for the Philippines' Children's Representative to the ACWC


The Inter-Agency Committee for the Selection of the Philippine Representative to the ASEAN Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Women and Children (ACWC) on Children’s Rights announces the nomination for the Children Sector Representative to the ACWC.


What is the ACWC?

The ACWC, an initiative endorsed by ASEAN Leaders at the 10th ASEAN Summit in 2004, is an inter-governmental body which looks into the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of women and children in ASEAN. The Terms of Reference for ACWC (Annex A) defines the Commission’s role in promoting public awareness and education in human rights of the women and children, capacity building and encouraging studies and research and sharing of experiences and good practices related to the well-being of women and children.


The ACWC was inaugurated in Hanoi, Vietnam last 7 April 2010 and subsequently held its first meeting. During the said meeting representatives from Member States agreed to align the ACWC with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and revise the Term of Reference of the ACWC.


Download Ciriteria and nomination form

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 10:08
Naga City BCPC visits CWC PDF Print E-mail
Written by April Obtinario   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 14:38



Naga City Visits CWC


(Left photo: CWC Executive Director Brenda S. Vigo receives a token from Councilor Elmer Baldemoro;   Right photo: Naga City BCPC Delagates with CWC Offciials)


Forty-five (45) delegates from the 27 Barangay Councils for the Protection of Children (BCPCs) of Naga City made a courtesy call to Executive Director (ED) Brenda Vigo of the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) on July 3, 2014. The group was headed by Hon. Councilor Elmer Baldemoro, Chairman of the Committee on Children and Co–Chairperson of the Naga City Council for the Welfare and Protection of Children (NCCWPC) and Brgy. Councilor Cecille Garchitorena, Federation President of the Barangay Committees on Children.

The Naga City administration, aiming for ideal functionality for its 27 BCPCs, is currently undertaking initiatives to enhance the BCPC members’ capabilities. One of the initiatives is to take their BCPC members for a study tour to some of the child-friendly local government units (LGUs), specifically Mandaluyong City, Tagaytay City and Laguna. In line with this is the visit to the CWC that is the government’s focal agency for children’s concerns.

During the courtesy call, ED Vigo congratulated Coun. Baldemoro for Naga City’s strengthening efforts in the welfare and protection of children. She expressed her hope for all Cities and municipalities to have the same passion and initiative.She likewise emphasized Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Juliano-Soliman’s message that the “protection of children lies in the hands of barangays [BCPCs]  as the frontliners”.

Naga City is a Hall of Fame Awardee of the Presidential Award for Child Friendly Municipalities and Cities. It is also one of the replication/learning hubs under the CWC initiative Communities of Practice on Child-Friendly Local Governance (CoP-CFLG). The CoP-CFLG is a replication strategy that establishes a peer-to-peer coaching and learning methodology banking on the exemplary practices and mechanisms of LGUs producing positive results for children and on the potential of other LGUs to replicate such practices. It primarily aims to capacitate LGUs on child rights programming through effective Local Councils for the Protection of Children (LCPCs) with the end in view of institutionalizing child-friendly local governance.

Naga City prides itself in its health and nutrition, and education programs. It is consistent in achieving 100% of their children fully immunized. They also have 100% school participation rate through the EduCare Program and the Quality Universal Elementary Education in Naga (QUEEN) Program wherein the City Government and barangays provide for the expenses of students. School children are provided with rice subsidy based on their school attendance as part of the Sanggawadan Program. In barangays located in the city’s upland area, children enroled in the public elementary schools are given free lunch. Each barangay also has an established Alternative Learning System (ALS) Center in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd); payment for the utilities and staff salary is shouldered by both the barangay and the city government. Abovementioned initiatives have contributed to the absence of child labor in the city. Teen-age pregnancy is also being addressed through the Hearts and Minds Program, an adolescent and youth health class. Instilling the value of caring for the environment is undertaken through the organization of environmental Task Force Bantay Kalikasan where children help in ensuring that no garbage is thrown in the river as well as the simple way of not littering.

Naga City is truly living up to the late Secretary Jesse Robredo’s legacy of striving for excellence for our children!

For more details, please contact –

Mr. ElinoBardillon/Ms. April Obtinario

Telephone No. 7811039 local 1005/2008

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 09:26
Declaration of the 2nd National Summit on Children: A Summit of Councils and Committees on Children in the Philippines PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 July 2012 11:27

WHEREAS, with the increase in the number of children victims vulnerable to various types of abuses and exploitation special laws were passed to criminalize or increase the penalty for certain types of offenses committed against children;

WHEREAS, these laws did not only provide for the special protection measures for children but also created respective inter-agency councils and committees to ensure effective implementation and coordination among responsible government agencies;

WHEREAS, these developments in child protection policies created opportunities for CWC to make sure that these structures and systems are working smoothly and in harmony with each other;

WHEREAS, this 2nd National Summit on Children is convened to gather all the inter-agency councils and committees on children to a) develop and adopt a system of collaboration and coordination between and among Councils and Committees on children in the Philippines; b) debate on and officially adopt the “Child Friendly Philippines: a Caring and Protective Society for Children” as framework for advocacy and programming of all Councils and Committee on Children in the Philippines; and c) come-up with generic guidelines and outline in developing child protection policy for all agencies;

NOW THEREFORE, we have agreed on the following:

  1. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the different Councils and Committees will be signed with CWC as the recognized overall coordinating body. This is in line with the objective of improving the system of collaboration and coordination among all Councils and Committees on Children in the Philippines;
  2. Create a group to assess the current system for child rights promotion and child protection with the end in view of recommending an appropriate and viable structure to advance children’s rights and well-being, including proposing an enabling legislation;
  3. Adopt the framework Child Friendly Philippines: A Caring and Protective Society for and by Children; and
  4. All member agencies of IACs to develop and adopt their own child protection policy by January 2013 following the standards agreed upon by the participants.

We further agreed that each Council and Committee will designate a representative to the following:

  • working committee that will develop the Memorandum of Agreement; and
  • working committee that will review the current system for child rights promotion and child protection.

Done this 13th of July 2012, Manila.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 July 2012 11:35
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