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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY is not only known as the country’s second ‘most competitive city’ today and the ‘Emerging City of Tomorrow’, but now also proud itself as a ‘most child-friendly city’.
This, after Cagayan de Oro City was named as one of the national finalists of the ‘2014 Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities’ (highly-urbanized city category), along with Bacolod, Puerto Princesa and Pasig. Davao City is the national awardee.
City Social Welfare and Development Officer Teddy Sabuga-a gladly accepted the award from DSWD Secretary Corazon ‘Dinky’ Soliman, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and DILG Usec. Austere Panadero during awarding ceremonies held in Manila recently.
In turn, Sabuga-a presented the award to Mayor Moreno and City Councilor Enrico Salcedo, who is the Chairman of the City Council for the Protection and Welfare of Children, during Monday’s flagraising ceremony at City Hall.
As a national finalist, the city got P50,000 cash incentive which will be used as cash prizes for the winners of the soon-to-launched “2015 Search for Most Child-Friendly Barangay”. Bugo came out as the city’s ‘Most Child-Friendly Barangay’ during its maiden edition in 2013.
Notable programs and services of the administration of Mayor Moreno that geared towards for the children’s welfare, promotion and protection include the Child Development Program which focuses on early childhood care and development; Center Care for Children which caters to the needs of abandoned children; Sagip Pamilya/Bata Para Hapsay Dalan.
Tuloy Aral Walang Sagabal (TAWAG) for the education of children with disabilities; Street Urban Working Children Program, an educational assistance package to children engaged into child labor; and Child Abuse Response Section Assistance, CSWD’s response team responsible in rescue and protection of children who are victims of any forms of abuse. (CIO)
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