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Tuesday, 7 November 2023

6 LGUs in SurSur pass the child-friendly audit

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur -- The Regional Committee for the Welfare of Children (RCWC) - Caraga revealed that six local government units in the province of Surigao del Sur were among the 39 LGU passers for the 2022 Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit (CFLGA), to name:

1. Tandag City;

2. Cagwait;

3. Hinatuan;

4. San Miguel;

5. Cortes; and

6. Lianga.

The other passers came from the provinces of Agusan del Norte (8), Agusan del Sur (11), Surigao del Norte (10), Province of Dinagat Islands (3), and Butuan City.

Since 2014, the CFLGA has maintained its annual assessment on the performance of cities and municipalities in implementing child-friendly policies, programs, projects, and services. In Caraga, all 73 LGUs participate in the yearly evaluation.

The LGUs, accordingly, were assessed on criteria to include child-friendly facilities in the barangay; budget allocated and utilized for children’s programs; functional local councils for the protection of children (LCPC) with child representation; and children’s participation in developing programs, projects, and activities.

Further, the percentage of fully immunized children; percentage of pregnant adolescents provided with prenatal and postpartum services; percentage of children aged 3-4 provided with early childhood care and development services; percentage of out-of-school children and youth assisted for schooling; and LGU’s management of cases of children in need of special protection were also considered during the assessment.

The mandatory audit is chaired by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to support the country’s commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). (NGPB/PIA-Surigao del Sur)