Quezon City Congressman Pushes Legislation for National Children’s Month
In a month dedicated to the well-being and development of Filipino children, Quezon City 5th district Rep. PM Vargas is highlighting the House of Representatives’ efforts in promoting the nation’s hope through legislation.
Vargas believes that the youth are a crucial element in fostering the well-being of families and promoting stronger communities, which are essential for nation-building. “The youth of today are creative thinkers and innovators. With proper guidance, we can empower their potentials and encourage them to be our agents of change to steer us towards a brighter future,” Vargas said.
During National Children’s Month, Vargas has emphasized the proposed legislation focused on infant and childcare. Among the bills filed in the current 19th Congress are the Ensuring Child Support Act, the Infant-Friendly Facilities Act, Expanded Mandatory Infants and Children Health Immunization Act, and Free Child Care Center in Every Barangay of Novaliches, Quezon City.
Vargas also lobbied for legislation aimed at protecting marginalized and disadvantaged children and youth, including the School Visitation Rights Act, Teachers of Children with Disability Enhancement Act, Magna Carta of the Out of School Youth, Educational Success for Homeless Children and Youth, and the Expanded Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act.
National Children’s Month was established in 2015 as the Philippines’ official celebration of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which took place on November 20, 1989.
As an assistant majority leader in the 19th Congress, Vargas aims to push policies that will ensure Filipino children have access to education, health care, and opportunities to reach their full potential. Many of these proposed statutes were also among the advocacies pushed during the previous congresses by the former Quezon City 5th district congressman and the incumbent solon’s older brother, Councilor Alfred Vargas.