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DSWD, DILG, confer 128 LGUs in Central Visayas the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance

The Department of Social Welfare and Development 7 (DSWD 7) together with Department of Interior and Local Government 7 (DILG 7) held a conferment and awarding ceremony of the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG) at the Capitol Social Hall, Cebu Capitol, Cebu City.

The representatives from different cities and municipalities during the Conferment and Awarding Ceremony of the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG

The DILG 7 Regional Council for the Welfare of Children (RCWC) Focal Person Rothwell Pulido highlighted the process of the SCFLG to an LGU. The event covers all the cities and municipalities to be assessed to gauge their level of performance insofar as implementing programs and instituting measures to uplift the welfare status of children which was done annually since 2014.

The Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance recognizes the 128 Local Government Units (LGUs)in delivering clear and outstanding positive results for children. Then, they conferred to LGUs which passed the annual mandatory Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit (CFLGA).

The 128 LGUs include the 46 municipalities from Bohol, 44 municipalities from Cebu, 17 municipalities from Negros Oriental, 5 municipalities from Siquijor, another 13 component cities (Toledo City, Carcar City, Naga City, Talisay City, Danao City, Bogo City, Tagbilaran City, Canlaon City, Bais City, Dumaguete City, Tanjay City, Guihulngan City and Bayawan City) and the 3 highly urbanized cities: Cebu City, Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City.

These LGUs with the Seal of Child Friendly Local Governance qualified for an incentive and award system being handled by the national government (Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities).

Executive Director Mary Mitzi L. Cajayon-Uy of the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) and DSWD Assistant Regional Director for Operations (ARDO) Shalaine Marie S. Lucero conferred and awarded the 128 LGUs in Central Visayas which are the passers of the Seal of Child Friendly Local Governance.

The City of Mandaue got the plaque of recognition for the 2016 Regional Winners of the Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities (PACFMC) under the highly urbanized city category while Danao City received the award under the component city. This recognition is given every two (2) years.

Also, the municipalities of Talibon, Bohol and Valencia, Negros Oriental were recognized as the National Finalists for the 2016 PACFMC under the 1st to 3rd class municipality category while the municipality of Corella, Bohol received the same award under the 4th to 6th class municipality category.

The CWC were extremely humbled to witness firsthand how these LGUs are promoting and protecting the rights of the children.

In response, Mayor Edgar Teves of Valencia, Negros Oriental and Mayor Jose Nicanor Tocmo of Corella, Bohol expressed their gratitude for the recognition they received by championing the rights of children.

For CWC, its advocacy to have more allies in making this vision of child-friendly Philippines continues, thus, making this holistic development of every child, a reality.

In closing, Executive Director Uy, happily announced the proposal of the Council for the Welfare of Children to become a commission or Philippine Commission on Children since it has already passed the Committee on Children.

She also said that the journey towards a child-friendly Philippines may not be easy but we promise you that it will be worthwhile. So, let us join forces to pave the route for the future leaders of the world who are our children. ###

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