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PIA Press Release
2007/09/27

Iloilo gov cited for province's performance in children welfare

by ES Subong

Iloilo (27 September) -- Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. was named one of the most outstanding governors as far as the province's performance in children's welfare is concerned.

Governor Tupas received the citation from the Association of the Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines, Inc. (ALSWDOPI).

ALSWDOPI National president Ernesto Montecillo said that his organization chose Tupas for "his excellent support in the implementation of the social welfare and development programs and services in the province.

Montecillo said they took note of how the province of Iloilo under the governor implemented the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) project and estabalished the Data Bank for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor, in cooperation with the International Labor Organization-International Programme on the Elimination of child Labor (ILO-IPEC).

Montecillo also lauded the province government for passing the Local Code for children through Provincial Ordinance No. 2007-067 and the Local Investment Plan for Children, both of which are for the welfare of children.

Governor Tupas received the award last September 26, at the 11th National Social Welfare and Development Forum at the Grand Menseng Hotel, Davao city.

The ALSWDOPI is an organization which recognizes individuals in the social work profession in the local level and whose efforts has uplifted the lot of the disadvantaged, marginalized and vulnerable sectors in society. (PIA 6) [top]

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