PIA News Service - Saturday, March 26, 2011

RCWC-Caraga intensifies programs and services for the children

By: Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 26 (PIA) -- The Regional Council for the Welfare of Children (RCWC) Caraga with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga Regional Office as the lead agency intensifies its programs for the welfare of children by discussing issues and concerns, and planning for sustainable activities to help children improve their lives.

RCWC member-agencies agreed that on its third quarter meeting this year, it will be devoted for the crafting of basic indicators to be used in the regional-based data banking on children. The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) office as member on the other hand will facilitate the programming of the database as well as the training of the provincial/municipal/city social welfare development officers and other concerned agencies.

Ms. Golda Pocon, RCWC Secretariat stressed that the Quick Response Team (QRT) for children’s concerns is an inter-agency team composed of stakeholders from the local and national agencies.

“The need of creating an inter-agency team was conceived and developed to put in place the implementation of various laws pertaining to the protection of children,” Pocon said.

Thus, the QRT as proposed by RCWC will be established under the Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC) in all local government units of Caraga region. It will then be implemented once the memorandum-circular be issued by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). RCWC will now submit a request letter to DILG for the issuance of the said memorandum-circular.

Meanwhile, RCWC continuous to encourage all LGUs to actively participate in the Search for Most Child Friendly LGUs. Soon, Search for Most Child-Friendly Police Station will also be realized.

RCWC will continue its surveillance and rescue in response to any reported cases of abuse and other atrocities against minor children. (PIA-Caraga)

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Cebuano News: Walk for TB-Free suportado ni Mayor Jun Amante

BUTUAN CITY - Nagpahigayon og usa ka Walk for TB Free ang Opisina sa City Health Office (CHO) inabagan sa DOH-Caraga ug World Vision dinhi sa dakbayan sa Butuan niadtong Marso 24 sa 5:30 sa buntag.

Kini nga kalihokan gitambungan sa mga empleyado sa syudad, mga health workers, nurses, midwives og mga estudyante.

Gisugdan ang maong Fun Walk sa Butuan Doctors College ug Rizal Park og mag-abot ang duha ka grupo sa City Hall Grounds diin aduna usab Hataw for the Cure.

Ang maong aktibidad nagdala sa tema nga “Isulong ang laban sa TB: Malusog na Kabataan Pag-asa ng Bayan atol sa kasaulogan sa World Tuberculosis Day.

Hugot kini nga gisuportahan ni Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr.sa tumong nga mamahimong TB Free ang dakbayan sa Butuan. (Jovelyn Cataluna Mejorada, Butuan City-PIO/PIA-Caraga)