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PIA Press Release
2009/10/24

Kalinga joins celebration of Children's Month

by GG Dumallig

Tabuk City (24 October) -- With its commitment to promote the welfare and rights of children in the province, the provincial government of Kalinga through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office(PSWDO) will hold a Children's Month culminating activity on October 29.

PSWDO Women and Children's Welfare Coordinator Gretchen Curameng said that the celebration is based on Presidential Proclamation No. 267 as recognition to the vital role of children in the nation building and to promote and protect their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being.

Through the celebration, children around the province are given the chance to participate and get involved in a public and civic affair while inculcating in them patriotism and nationalism.

Curameng said that the celebration will highlight the delivery of the Local Annual State of Children's Report by the provincial governor. The Annual State of Children's Report is one of the Four Gifts for Children that the UNICEF formulated to bring the issues and welfare for children in the local political agenda.

Through said report, the public will be provided an insight on what the government has done to promote the welfare of children in the province.

The other Gifts she said are the Local Development Plan for Children, Local Investment Plan for Children and Local Legal Code for children. These Gifts are the four essential laws required for implementation in all LGUs to ensure that children's rights are recognized, protected and implemented in all the localities.

During the event, children participants from the different municipalities will be joining in the draw and tell, vocal solo and declamation contests. Prizes await the lucky winners.

This endeavors she said is part of the province's contribution to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to fight poverty through the protection of the welfare and rights of children. (PIA Kalinga) [top]

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