BONTOC, Mountain Province – The municipalities of Paracelis, Tadian, and Bontoc each received a plaque of recognition for passing the 12 criteria for the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG).
The three municipal governments received their plaque of recognition during the Flag Raising Ceremony cum Monday Program of the provincial government at the Provincial Plaza. The plaques were personally handed over to the representatives of each municipality by Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr., together with Provincial Administrator Franklin C. Odsey.
According to Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Miguela P. Angwani, the SCFLG was developed by the Council for the Welfare of Children as part of their advocacy and programming framework which says, “Child-friendly Philippines: A Caring and Protective Society for, by, and with the Children.”
“The Child-Friendly Philippines framework promotes child-friendly local governance wherein local government units give priority to children in their planning, budgeting, legislation and delivery of services and is able to assure that all children enjoy their rights classified as survival, development, protection, and participation,” Angwani further explained.
Moreover, Angwani said that the SCFLG is complemented by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Memorandum Circular 2014-80 issued last July 7, 2014 endorsing the “Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit to all Provincial Governors, City and Municipal Mayors, the ARMM Regional Governor, DILG Regional Directors, and other concerned parties.” Likewise, the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Department of Education issued the Administrative Order No. 03 s. of 2014 and Memorandum No. 97 s. of 2014, respectively, for the designation of representatives to the Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit team otherwise known as the Interagency Monitoring Task Force. By MP Press Release