LCPC & Local Health Board Meetings

On October 27, 2017 we attended Local Council for Protection of Children (LCPC) meeting at the municipal hall. Mayor Varias was supposed to preside over the meeting but he had to attend other functions.

AWH received an executive order from Mayor Varias & Dr. Manzo that Academy of World Healing Foundation is part of the composition of the Local Health Board of Alfonso, Cavite. During monthly meetings the Local Health Board will look into how we can improve the health situation in Alfonso.

Department of Education through councilor Carol requested AWH if we can donate 500 sets of hygiene kits for indigent elementary school pupils consisting of toothbrush, toothpaste, small towel, rubbing alcohol & cotton ear buds to be giving on November 29 as Children’s Day in Alfonso has been announced to be moved from December to November.

Since it is important to educate children to keep hygiene awareness as disease prevention, AWH told at the meeting that it would provide such kits. AWH asked its environmental friendly soap supplier to donate smaller version of soap for the purpose. The teachers have said that many young pupils get sick due to poor hygiene and they will teach them proper sanitation using our donated hygiene kits. RIMM (Rotary International Multinational Manila) can also partake its share in this worthy cause.

Update (November 10, 2017):

AWH staff went to DSWD office in Alfonso to give the donation of P15,000 (AWH & Rotary Club of Multinational Manila donated P5,000 each; Rotary Club President Betty donated P5,000) for the 500 sets of hygiene kits to be given to indigent primary school children during Children’s Day on Nov. 29, 2017. 500 small soaps which are a part of the hygiene kits was donated separately from AWH’s soap supplier.

Third Quarter Donation to DSWD Alfonso

On August 8, 2017 Academy of World Healing Foundation (AWH) handed 3rd quarter donation of P15,000 to Gina of DSWD (Department of Social Welfare Development) and witnessed by Alfonso Police Officer Janet, who is also a member of LCPC (Local Council for Protection of Children).

In the meantime, RIMM (Rotary International Multinational Manila) which works in conjunction with AWH also donated P10,000 to Gina to support the “Stop Sexual Abuse on Children” Program.

Local Council for Protection of Children Meeting at Mayor’s Office

A Local Council for Protection of Children (LCPC)  meeting was held on June 20, 2017  at Alfonso Mayor Varias’ office.

1. Alfonso SPED (SPECIAL EDUCATION) Center

AWH relayed about the following suggestions we offered to them before:

  1. assistance to implement on-line therapy
  2. assistance to hire a part time driver to take the para-teacher to the homes of the disabled children
  3. we can assist in the P50,000 training fee for more para-teachers where the trainer can come to the SPED Center
  4. provide supplements B6 & D3 to pregnant women & to autistic & intellectually disabled children

Among the choices above Gina of DSWD said they are interested if we can assist financially in hiring a full time driver to take the para-teachers to the homes of the disabled children. We will discuss further for more perpetuated and practical aid.

2. End TB Program

AWH asked Dr. Manzo of municipal health department about our second P15,000 financial assistance to procure additional TB medicines. She said there is enough supply of TB medicines thus she does not need yet our second financial assistance. Instead she mentioned about the dire need of B6 supplement. She said B6 is good for pregnant women & people suffering from TB as well. There is no supply of B6 from the government. She added Vitamin C & Folic Acid are beneficial to these patients.

3. Teenage Pregnancy Forum

In conjunction with RIMM (Rotary International Multinational Manila), another Teenage Pregnancy Forum is planned in July at Lucushin National High School. The date will be set with Dr. Manzo.

Mayor Varias told everyone in the LCPC meeting that he was appreciative of the active involvement of AWH for the Alfonso community.

Local Council for Protection of Children Meeting – August, 2016

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.

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LCPC Meeting at AWH

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.

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Maternal And Child Health Seminar

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:

  1. Importance of proper nutrition during pregnancy
  2. Importance of doctor’s visitation during pregnancy.
  3. Spacing of years of number of number of children desired
  4. Consultation on choice of birth control methods to Brgy. Health Workers
  5. The Rights of the Children
  6. Women Empowerment

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