CEBU CITY, Philippines - This Queen City of the Philippines has achieved another milestone with the recognition in the national level as child-friendly local government unit.
The City of Cebu was conferred with the 'Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance' by the Council for the Welfare of Children of the Department of Interior and Local Government or DILG for its commitment in promoting child rights such as survival, development, protection and participation.
In an interview with the BARUGG News, DILG Cebu City chief lawyer Danilo Almendras shared that the recognition was given last September 17, 2014 to various LGUs nationwide and that they only get the framed-certificate early this month of April from the DILG Main Office.
Almendras further enthuses that they did not receive any invitation to get the award during the awarding ceremony, adding that they opted and handed it to the Cebu City Government through the Cebu City Commission for the Welfare and Protection of Children headed by its executive director Engr. Ma. Suzanne Ardosa last April 8 this year.
Now on its second year, the 'Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance' bore the theme, “Child-Friendly Philippines: A Caring and Protective Society For, By, and With the Children”.
Being one of the awardees, this city will compete for the Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Cities under the independent component city category this year. (Cebu City Public Information Office PIO/Greggy Jiggs P. Senados) Photo credits posted with permission: DILG Cebu City