CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- To further promote and protect the rights of children, the City Government of San Fernando through its Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC) kicked off its celebration of Children’s Month 2017 on Monday, November 6.

Mayor Edwin Santiago led the unveiling of calendar of activities anchored on the theme “Bata’y Arugain, Karapatan Pangalagaan at Pagyamanin tungo sa Kinabukasang Maningning.”

During a press conference, Santiago said various activities are lined up to mold the children’s physical, emotional and intellectual well-being. He also stressed that every child deserves to receive adequate care and to grow up in a protective city.

“Katulad ng mga Parul Fernandino ay nais natin na maging makulay at maningning din ang kinabukasan ng ating mga anak, kaya naman dito sa Syudad San Fernando ay patuloy tayong nagsasagawa ng mga programang naglalayong magbigay ng pagkalinga sa mga batang Fernandino,” Santiago said.

The city mayor also added that children today play an integral part in the New San Fernando concept.

“Ang mga anak natin ngayon ang magbibigay ng liwanag at pag-asa sa pagbuo ng bagong San Fernando, darating ang araw sila ang magtutuloy sa mga magagandang nasimulan natin,” Santiago added.

The activities for this month include the Child and Youth Leaders’ Camp on November 17. On November 18, there will be a Lakbay Bulilit, wherein children may enjoy exploring the city’s heritage places.

Members of the LCPC will undergo training at Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park, Orani Bataan from November 21- 22 to strengthen their management and leadership capacity.

A Camp Bulilit shall be held at the National Child Development Center and Day Care Centers in Sindalan from November 23-24.

To culminate the month-long celebration, Santiago will deliver his State of the Children’s Report during the Children’s Congress on November 28 at the Benigno Hall in Capitol. There will be a Child Friendly Barangay Governance Awarding ceremony on the same day. (PR)