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Gov. Uy delivers Local State of the Children’s Report

Compostela Valley Province—“We made significant progress in promoting the core rights of our children- the right to survival and development, the right to protection and the right to participation. Our aspiration is simple to have a gold life for all most especially to every child in the province,” this was part of the message of Governor Jayvee Tyron L. Uy as he deliver his Local State of the Children’s Report (LSOCR) at the Arresgado Auditorium, Tagum City, Davao del Norte on November 26, 2019.

The activity is in line with the “27th National Children’s Month Celebration” with the theme: “KARAPATANG PAMBATA: Patuloy na Pahalagahan at Gampanan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan.”

Attending the program were the Provincial Officials, Municipal Mayors together with their child development workers of the eleven municipalities, municipal social welfare and development officers (MSWDO), child development learners, parents of the learners, sulong dunong beneficiaries and from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO).

Governor Uy reported that there are 503 functional development centers in the province, nearly half of which are accredited by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). This means that they have passed standards set by the national government. These centers are functional due to hard-work of the 505 child development workers; 51 percent of which are accredited by DSWD and the centers cater to nearly 18,000 learners all around the province.

The governor also expressed his gratitude that he was given the opportunity to deliver his State of the Children’s Report in front of the children, parents and child development workers. “We shared the milestones we achieved recently- lowest child malnutrition incidence in Davao Region, Seal of Child Friendly Governance, schools built in a matter of days etc.”

Daghang salamat sa atong mga social workers, atong mga municipal local social welfare officers, mga day-care workers, atong mga ginikanan ug sa PSWDO sa tanan nilang ginabuhat aron tagaan ug maayong kaugmaon ang atong kabatan-onan,” the governor said.

Meanwhile, right after the LSOCR they immediately proceed to the part two of the program the “Provincial Bulilit Festival” which is showing and competing the different talents of every learners for the 11 municipalities such us the Song Solo, Tula, Folk Dance, and a fun games for Bulilit Goes to Child Development Center and Shoe lacing.

The event was spearheaded by the PSWDO headed by Ms. Josephine Frasco – PSWDO Officer in collaboration with the provincial government of ComVal together with the DSWD. (Rey Antibo, ID Comval)

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