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PIA Press Release
2010/11/09

Javier commits to prioritize children's agenda

San Jose, Antique (9 November) -- Governor Exequiel B. Javier committed to put priority on the education, health and nutrition needs of children in his message during the "Kinasadya kang Kabataan", a Children's Day" celebration at EBJ Freedom Park.

Javier said the Provincial Government we will strive hard to give better future to our children by giving them access to education and better health and nutrition particularly alleviating children from malnutrition where Antique is No. 1 in Region 6 and 2nd in the whole country.

"We will work hand in hand with DepEd, Municipal and Barangay Officials and concerned agencies so that we can provide more classrooms especially for pre- school, address the community and household sanitation problem and conduct a provincewide feeding program for malnourished children," Javier added.

The Governor also said that since Antique is a poor province, parents struggle to provide better future for our children. The Provincial Government on the other hand will do its best to alleviate the families and communities from poverty.

Meanwhile, Lorena Navallasca, Executive Director of PROCESS Foundation and the keynote speaker discussed some principles in saving the environment a fitting message to this year's theme of children's month "Kung Bright Child ang Gusto, Mundo'y Ingatan Mo".

During the Kinasadya kang Kabataan program, the Provincial Government distributed monobloc chairs and tables to various day care centers in the province and school bags and other school supplies to children of indigent families.

The celebration also showcased children's talents in a form of cultural presentation of dances and songs rendered by children from different schools.

The day was capped with Palarong Pambata where children have fun playing indigenous and parlor games. Prizes and giveaways were given to both participants and winners. (PIA/psm) [top]

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