TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The general assembly for the selection of child representatives for the Tabuk Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC) convened earlier today to elect their council representatives. Over thirty student leaders representing different local schools together with other youth groups took part in the event.
Art Lenard Vincent S. Buslig from Tabuk Institute and Zemirah Kate D. Gunaban from St. Theresita’s School were elected as the child representatives for the council. Both will be part of the LCPC council and are expected to actively participate in the council’s quarterly meetings to raise issues and other matters pertaining to the welfare of children.
In his message, Basil Baluyan who represented acting mayor Dick G. Bal-o, stated that “it is a tragic reality for many children who face unimaginable challenges and injustices in our society, child abuse, exploitation and a threat to their safety and happiness are numerous and insidious. As leaders and advocates, it is our duty to confront these issues and work tirelessly to create a safer and more nurturing environment for our children to grow and flourish.”
Vincent Galura of the City Social Welfare and Development Office discussed the legal framework on the establishment of the Local Council for the Protection of Children and the qualifications of children representatives.
While Atty. Rainier Sarol of the City Prosecutor’s Office lectured on the rights of a child based on the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child. By Eisenhower Bucalen