DAET, CamNorte: The signing and the presentation of Daet Children’s Code recently, as a gift to the children of different ages of this town, highlighted the celebration of the children’s month here during the month of October.
The code emanates from Municipal Ordinance 244-2012 “An Ordinance enacting the children’s rights and welfare code of the municipality of Daet, province of Camarines Norte” and the Sangguniang Bayan Resolution 183-2012 that has been passed also on Oct 15.
The code intends to ensure the survival, development, protection and participation rights of children; collate all executive orders, issuance, resolutions, ordinances, statutory and universal laws on children’s rights; serve as model for the barangay; and live up to its reputation as Child Friendly Barangay.
Mayor Tito Sarion said that a responsible delivery of the State of the Children’s Report (SCR) is one of the major commitments of the local administration.
He said that through the report they can measure if the vision for the children are being achieved and policies, advocacies and partnership are set and employed for the realization of children’s rights.
The report was also an indicator of the local leadership assuming political accountability for the recognition, protection, promotion and fulfillment of the rights of children in Daet.
He disclosed that the town got 93% rating in the evaluation of the functionality of the Municipal Council for the Protection of Children conducted by the Provincial Inter-Agency Monitoring Team in 2011.
He said that by year 2025, the children of Daet who are living in a financially stable families and child-friendly-communities, are healthy, value oriented, effectively protected, empowered, productive and successful, are receiving strong support from the LGUs and multi-sectoral entities who are providing the impetus for the children’s total growth and development.
A certificate of appreciation was given to program partners Virginia Castro of Avon Foundation, Liza U. Sale and Ofelia S Auro of Kiwanis Club of Daet, Reyna Daeteña who supported the Search for Child Friendly Barangay here.
This was attended by the children of different ages, barangay captains, councilors, media and other sectors.
This year’s national theme for the celebration is “Bright Child Siguraduhin, Responsableng Pamamahayag ay Palaganapin”. – PIA