Councilor wants regulations for children in parades-A A +A
Friday, October 26, 2012
THE Baguio City Council last week approved on first reading and referred to the appropriate committee the proposed ordinance of Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda as to regulation of children participation during parades.
The councilor said that “although children are always a delight during parades, it may be that they would be exposed to elements “that endanger their health and well-being. Their developing bodies cannot endure the physical strain.”
She thus said that children should participate in parades only when necessary; children below seven years of age should always be accompanied by adults, from assembly time up to finish; and that they should assemble not earlier than 6:30 a.m. Also, the children should not be allowed to participate in a parade that extends beyond 6:30 p.m.
Precautionary measures should also be taken during the activity, thus, security and medical personnel should always be on hand.
The children should go first in the parade, so as not to keep them waiting.
“As much as practicable, the distance to be covered by children must be shorter than the rest of the participants,” Councilor Tabanda added. (Julie G. Fianza)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 26, 2012.