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San Carlos City Holds Joint LCPC and CIACAT-VAWC Meeting

The San Carlos City government held a joint meeting of the Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC) and City Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking and Violence Against Women and Their Children (CIACAT-VAWC) today, Feb. 26, at the City Administrator’s Office.

Sangguniang Panlungsod Member and Women & Family Committee Chair Victoriana C. Cabili presided over the meeting attended by representatives of the various concerned agencies.

For LCPC, the agenda includes the upcoming Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC) functionality re-orientation and child representative quarterly meeting, revision/update of the Children’s Code, review of the LDPC workshop for CY 2024-2026 output, and reconstitution of LCPC members.

CIACAT-VAWC and LCPC Secretariat Lavern Rigor said that City DRRM Officer Joe Recalex Alingasa Jr. would allocate P1M for the children's emergency plan in exchange for annual work and financial plan submission.

She also said the LCPC would also submit a proposed resolution for the integration and adaptation of the children's plan to the local DRRM. On the other hand, the CIACAT-VAWC agenda includes the Provincial Opening Celebration of Women’s Month on March 6, local Women’s Month celebration on March 21, Safe Space Act orientation at the barangay level, B-VAW desk functionality by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Gender Sensitivity Training for city officials, updates on the proposed additional monthly allowance to B-VAW desk officers, update report, and reconstitution of CIACAT-VAWC members.

Meanwhile, City Legal Officer Atty. Peter Parco shared that the proposed additional monthly allowance for B-VAW Desk Officers was already recommended based on the local government code.

San Carlos City Children and Women’s Affairs Inc. vice president Ma. Novah Sollesta and Philippine National Police (PNP)- San Carlos Women and Children Protection Desk Officer Ma. Angelie Operio also reported the total number of VAW victims.

SP Member Cabili also invited everyone to participate in Women's Month activities this March.

Source: LGU


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