Children’s Congress in Caloocan City Aims to Strengthen City’s Efforts Towards Youth Development and Against Child Abuse
On December 29, the Caloocan City local government conducted a Children’s Congress at the Bulwagang Katipunan inside the Caloocan City Hall, with 138 participants in attendance. The event was organized by the City Social Welfare and Development Department (CSWDD) in an effort to enhance the city’s initiatives for youth development and to combat child abuse.
The children, accompanied by their parents, took part in various activities prepared by the CSWDD, including forums on children’s rights and the role of the Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC). In addition to the educational sessions, participants were also provided with free vitamins, medicines, haircuts, snacks, and game booths.
Caloocan City Mayor Dale Gonzalo “Along” Malapitan reiterated his dedication to safeguarding the interests of the city’s youth and emphasized the importance of their development as responsible citizens. “I’m just fulfilling my promise to you during the campaign that in Caloocan, no child will be left behind. Our care for children is also for their growth as exemplary citizens of our city,” said Mayor Malapitan.
Furthermore, the mayor emphasized that his administration is considering every aspect of child development to provide services addressing the needs of children in the city. The city government’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, as they recently received the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance from the Regional Committee for the Welfare of Children (RCWC).
Overall, the Children’s Congress in Caloocan City served as a platform to underscore the city’s commitment to the well-being and protection of its young citizens and to highlight the various programs and initiatives aimed at ensuring that children grow up happy and healthy.