Contributed by Mar Jay S. Delas Alas, PIA-Bataan
BALANGA CITY, Bataan – No child should be in jail or be a victim of trafficking.
This was stressed by Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office Program Division Chief Cristina Lopez during a Seminar on Child Welfare Laws held Friday at Lou-Is Restaurant in Balanga City.
Lopez emphasized that the Provincial Council for the Welfare of Children (PCWC) is continuously strengthening its initiatives for the safety and protection of children in Bataan.
“When it comes to matters regarding children, our good practices are shared in every municipality in the province wherein each has established strong relationship,” she said to members of city and municipal councils for the protection of children.
“We also provide technical support such as renovations and construction of child development centers in the province,” she added.
Lopez furthered that Bataan eyes to eradicate or lessen all forms of abuse on women and children by harmonizing concerned inter-agencies and partnering with other civil society organizations.
Among topics discussed in the seminar were Anti-Child Labor Law, Anti-Bullying Act, and the Process and Procedures in Filing Cases Concerning Children.
For their part, members of each city and municipal councils pledged to strengthen their policies on child welfare in their respective communities.