February 28, 2024

“Every Filipino child matters and it is high time that we work as one to eradicate any form of abuse, violence, exploitation or anything that will negatively impact them.”

City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) officer-in-charge Cynthia Langagan emphasized this at the launching of the city’s 31st National Children’s Month celebration during flag-raising rites at City Hall on Nov. 6, with local officials led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong.

This year’s theme for the celebration is, “Healthy, nourished, sheltered: Ensuring the right to life for all!”

She said as government workers and stewards of the law, it is important to pivotal for the betterment of the next generation to ensure children’s rights to survival, development, protection and participation are upheld in every corner of society.

Langagan said policies, programs, and mechanisms that will ensure the total well-being, welfare, and rights of every child in the city should continue to be expanded, accelerated and sustained.

“As we kick off National Children’s Month, we are reminded of the value of promoting children’s welfare. It is our dream to see them happily attending school, playing with their friends, being healthy, and having dreams of helping their family and community when they grow up,” she said.

“Together, let us all be agents of change and make a difference in the lives of our children,” Langagan said. – Gaby B. Keith