February 2, 2023

Representatives from the Juvenile Justice Welfare Council oriented social workers of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) under Betty Fangasan on data-based registry of children in conflict with the law and children at risk.
Cynthia Langagan of the CSWDO reported this during the City Council for the Protection of Children (CCPC) meeting on Feb. 5 at her office with SK president and Councilor Levy Lloyd Orcales and representatives from concerned offices and organizations.
During the meeting, the group agreed to request the city government to allow its buses to accommodate students, especially during rush hours, so that they will not be late for their classes. 
They assigned the Department of Education to draft the resolution stating the request not later than Feb. 29.
Copies of a proposed ordinance that sought to amend Ordinance 74, s. 2009 or “The Children’s Welfare and Protection Code of the City of Baguio” were also distributed to the CPCC members for their review and inputs.    
The proposed measure stated that the ordinance needs to be updated to incorporate the provisions of numerous laws that were passed since the approval of the local code 11 years ago.
Langagan said another orientation will be conducted in the coming months where representatives from the police sub-stations and barangays will be invited. – Gaby Keith