Alfonso LCPC (Local Council for Protection of Children) meeting was held on November 12, 2018 at the Mayor’s office in the municipal building. Mayor Varias, Dr. Manzo from municipal health department and Gina from DSWD (Department of Social Welfare Development) as core members also attended the meeting.
Main subject was Children’s day event which is scheduled on Nov. 26 and Alfonso day event to be held Dec 13-15. Children’s day will be attended by 571 children consist of 500 selected grade 3-4 elementary school students and 71 handicapped children. Proposed gift for the children is hygiene kit which include tooth brush/paste, soap, rubbing alcohol, towel, etc.). AWH has decided to donate P15,000 to help this gift giving. P2,100 each will be given to those 71 handicapped children from another government entity.
Some indigents under 4 P’s (Pantawid Pamiliyang Pilipino Program) have been working on recyclable trash and DSWD has conducted a project to utilize them. Five among the 4 P’s who came up with good ideas to utilize recyclable trash will be awarded at Alfonso day event on Dec. 12. AWH committed to donate 5 sacks of rice for it.
On November 29, 2017, being a member of LCPC (Local Council for Protection of Children) in Alfonso, Cavite, AWH staff attended Children’s Month Celebration at the Alfonso town plaza. The theme of the event was “Bata:” Iligtas sa Droga!” (Save our Children from Illegal Drugs).
The event was attended by 600 selected indigent elementary school children from Grade 1 to 4. They received a hygiene kit containing toothbrush, toothpaste, rubbing alcohol, antiseptic cologne, cotton ear bud, 2 pieces of soaps and towel. Their teachers will teach them how to use the items properly to maintain basic hygiene.
AWH, RIMM (Rotary International Multinational Manila) and RIMM president Betty Vicedo made financial contributions for the said hygiene kit while Sunny Enterprises donated 500 pieces of small natural coconut soaps. Gina of DSWD and the wife of Mayor Varias were appreciative for our kind donations. We received plaques of appreciation from the Municipality.
At the end of the event the Municipality of Alfonso treated all of the children with snacks from Jollibee and they enjoyed the entertainment from the Jollibee mascot.
On November 8, 2017, AWH general manager Raymund Balicha, who has been newly designated as one of the Expanded Local Health Board (LHB), attended a Training Workshop on Municipal Health System Strengthening Program (MHSSP) at Verdiview in Luksuhin Ilaya, Alfonso, Cavite. LHB largely consists of the members of Local Council for Protection of Children.
The seminar aims to improve the health system in Alfonso. Mayor Varias spoke in the workshop that there is a need to improve many health issues & wants to advocate health education & discipline.
Gina of DSWD (Department of Social Welfare Development) Alfonso presided over the Local Council for Protection of Children (LCPC) meeting on January 30, 2017 at the Brgy. Hall of Poblacion II in Alfonso.
Gina recapped LCPC activities in 2016. She enumerated the rights of a child and plans to do related activities. She also relayed about children who got into conflict with the law and about charitable institutions who shelters these children.
AWH representative Raymund Balicha announced during the meeting that in addition to quarterly funding of P15,000 to DSWD Alfonso, AWH is supporting on “Stop Sexual Abuse on Children” in conjunction with RIMM (Rotary International Multinational Manila) which will provide financial assistance of P10,000 per quarter starting this immediate quarter through Gina, DSWD Alfonso. The donation will be used specifically for sexually abused children matters. Gina will be submitting quarterly reports to AWH and RIMM on this issue.
Dr. Manzo noted AWH’s advocacy to End TB program also in conjunction with RIMM.
Gina was very grateful to RIMM for the quarterly financial support on sexually abused children. She said she will use part of the fund for the 5 year old rape victim.
The Local Council for Protection of Children (LCPC) meeting was held on August 22, 2016 at the Barangay Hall of Lucsuhin Ilaya, Alfonso, Cavite.
The Agenda discussed were the following:
1. Participation of LCPC to Alay-Lakad
2. Planning for Children’s Day 2016
3. Schedule of Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC) 2nd Quarter Evaluation
4. Drug Related Problems in Alfonso
No specific dates were set yet for the Alay-Lakad (an Annual Fund Raising Activity of Alfonso Municipal) and Children’s Day held during the celebration of Alfonso Day in December.
The meeting was focused mainly on what the barangay officials are doing for drug addicts and pushers who have surrendered to them as mandated by President Duterte to surrender for counselling and monitoring or face death if they do not surrender.
On March 28, 2016, a LCPC (Local Council for Protection of Children) meeting was held at the barangay hall of Sicat, Alfonso, Cavite. (A part of the construction cost and materials of the barangay hall were contributed by AWH.)
Since LCPC’s aims include protection of women and children, AWH as a member of LCPC made an announcement that FriendlyCare now provides free hormonal implant as a contraceptive, instead of bilateral tubal ligation (BTL). FriendlyCare has been funded by UN Population Fund and previously provided free BTL. However, since UN replaced BTL method with hormonal implant, FriendlyCare follows the direction. When 60-100 women who are willing to receive the service gathered, FriendlyCare can dispatch health professionals to conduct free hormonal implants. Since the hormonal implant has not been approved by the Filipino Government yet, it cannot be conducted at government facilities but can be at any private rooms. Barangay Sicat health workers were interested and with a concent of municipal health officer Dr. Manzo, they were willing to assemble for free implant. It is said that for most of the women implant is effective for approximately 3 years.
On January 11, 2016, LCPC (Local Council for Protection of Children) Alfonso used AWH function room for their first meeting in 2016 as AWH has committed to voluntarily provide its venue at no cost for local government. The budgeting plan for 2016 and its each prospective projects were discussed including TB, teen pregnancy, domestic violence, etc.
On August 14, 2015, Dr. Manzo invited LCPC Members to participate in the “Maternal And Child Health Seminar” and “Anti-Violence Against Women And Children Forum” conducted by the Office of Senator Pia Cayetano (author of the RH bill) held at the conference hall of Municipal Building.
The speaker was Dr. Vivian Eustasio from Senator Pia’s office. It was
attended by representatives of health workers of 32 barangays in Alfonso.
The said seminar/forum is conducted in Cavite & Metro Manila areas.
Some relevant issues on Family Planning was discussed in conjunction with
the health of mother and child.
Some emphasis mentioned in relation to the theme of the seminar were:
Importance of proper nutrition during pregnancy
Importance of doctor’s visitation during pregnancy.
Spacing of years of number of number of children desired
Consultation on choice of birth control methods to Brgy. Health Workers