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Provincial Council for the Protection of Children holds 1st Quarter Meeting

Fifth District Board Member and PCPC Vice Chairperson Rosary Gracia ‘Chinky’ Perez-Tababa presided over the 1st Quarter Meeting of the Provincial Council for the Protection of Children (PCPC) and of the Local Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Violence Against Women and Their Children (LCAT-VAWC).

Held on March 22, the meeting was aimed at providing regular updates on ongoing projects, initiatives, and other important concerns.

The council works to ensure that the priorities of Child 21 are mainstreamed into local development plans and policies.

Discussed by DILG representatives were: orientation and updates on child-friendly local governance and the local council for the protection of children; comprehensive guidelines for the establishment, strengthening, and monitoring of the local council for the protection of children (LCPC) at all levels for other purposes; Council Against Trafficking; Violence Against Women Functionality Audit; Guidelines on the Operationalization of the Local Committee of Anti-Trafficking and Violence Against Women and Their Children; and other concerns.

A special meeting for the assessment and constituting of the general membership of the council was set for April 12.

The Pangasinan Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), headed by Annabel Terrado Roque, was the lead agency for the event.

(Chona C. Bugayong, Orland Llemos, and Omar Cruz // PIMRO)

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