LGU-Camalig recently earned the 2021 Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance (CFLG) as a testament to its commitment to implementing programs and environments advantageous to the overall well-being of children.
Given during the celebration of the 73rd founding anniversary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), said award attests to the unwavering support of LGU-Camalig to embody values and policies centered on promoting the four fundamental rights of children—survival, development, protection, and participation.
The seal further reflects the advocacy of Mayor Carlos “Caloy” Irwin G. Baldo Jr. in promoting children’s welfare by adopting programs and policies aimed at protecting them from abuse and maltreatment and making sure that there are spaces available for children’s health and development.
At the same moment, Camalig also received the Vulcan Award from DSWD, for its role as the duty-bearer in the full implementation of the Comprehensive Local Juvenile Intervention Program (CLJIP), making the municipality the sole recipient of said recognition in the entire province of Albay.
The local government sees the significance of fostering child-appropriate diversion programs in upholding the rights and welfare of the children in conflict with the law (CICL) and their families, forging a safe and healthier future for the young members of the community.
Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) Head Ms. Edlyn Noble, RSW, along with the Municipal Local Government Operations Officer (MLGOO), Ms. Meredith Basquiñas, received the awards today, February 23, 2024, at Proxy Hotel, Legazpi City.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO