Communication task force for CPC 6 organized in Bicol
by RB Manlangit
Daet, Camarines Norte (11 June) -- The Camarines Norte Provincial Communication Task Force has been re-organized recently by virtue of Executive Order No. 2009-13 issued by Gov. Jesus Typoco, Jr. in line with the Sixth Country Program for Children (CPC 6).
The EO states "the communication task force will be responsible in the planning, implementation and coordination of all communication programs and activities of the CPC 6."
CPC 6 is being implemented by the Provincial Government, in cooperation with the different national government line agencies, non-government organizations and is funded by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) since 2005.
It aims to strengthen the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), through the Child-Friendly Movement (CFM), and reduce the disparity of program key indicators and sustain the gains made in CPC 5.
Madonna A. Abular, Camarines Norte provincial planning and development officer, said that the communication sector goal for 2009 is for the rights of children to be better taken into account and increasingly realized as a CRC-complaint legal framework.
"We need to ensure that the CFM practices are recognized by more stakeholders, media becomes more child-friendly and local decision makers offer more evidence-based responses to problems facing children," she explained.
Officers and members of the newly-organized communicators' group are Elena B. Austria of the PPDO, team leader; Rosalita Manlangit of PIA, assistant team leader; Purita Briņas and Lorena Ibasco of CAO, Mercedes Juan, Julita Palad and Marino Abogado of PHO, Ramon Avila of DepEd, Cynthia de la Cruz of PSWDO, Nimfa Camara of PPDO, Irene Olivar of OPAg, Melody Relucio of DILG, and Benny Elevado, adult facilitator of Kabataan News Network (KNN), members. (PIA Cam Norte) [top]