(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 19 September 2019) At 3AM today, the center of TD "NIMFA" was estimated at 785 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes (22.2N, 129.3E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h. It is moving Northeast slowly. Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to Localized Thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds from South to Southwest with moderate to rough seas.PAGASA/jpf

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Honeylet and Du30 Cabinet Spouses call for more child-minding centers in the country

Mme Honeylet Avancena today called for the creation of child-minding centers throughout the country to enable mothers to work without worrying about their child during the day. She encourages other LGUs to emulate Davao City’s new child-minding center.

Ms. Honeylet Avancena leads the Du30 Cabinet Spouses
Association (Du30CSA) during a private visit
at Davao City’s new Child Minding Center.

Avancena and members of the Du30 Cabinet Spouses Association (Du30CSA) visited Davao City’s new child-minding center. The spouses brought rubber mats, toys, books, groceries, etc.

Atty. Betty Medialdea and Mrs. Cynthia Dominguez said enabling women to work even as they take care of their family is a core advocacy of the Du30 Cabinet Spouses Association (Du30CSA).

Ms Grace Frias, city youth devt officer, says the center does not just give substitute parental care but also provide age-appropriate developmental activities. “Facilities like this also address the problem of absenteeism and tardiness prevalent among working mothers.”

 (Front Left to Right) Mrs Cynthia Dominguez,
Honeylet Avancena and Atty Betty Medialdea
at Davao City’s new Child Minding Center
The members of the Du30 Cabinet Spouses Association (Du30CSA) are Baby Alonto, Alelee Andanar, Jean Ano, Gina Bello, Jo-Ann Camacho, Marifel Castricciones, Lani Cayetano, FerryLou Cui, Ball Dominguez, Kristine Dino, Emmylou Go, Aloy Lim, Malou Lopez, Edith Lorenzana, Ruby Mamondiong, Betty Medialdea, Neny Pernia, Mylah Roque, Mons Romulo, Marisol Tugade, Che Uy and Emmeline Villar.

Du30CSA is the association  of the spouse of Cabinet secretaries. They engage in socio-civic activities that support and complement the government’s programs.