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MABUHAY, ZSP- To strengthen the Council on the Protection of Children, the municipality of Mabuhay through the chairmanship of Restituto O. Calonge set consultations on March 18, 2016.

Members of the Council worked together to polish the plans and activities intended for the children's welfare.

During the consultations, the Council agreed to raise the performance by meeting the criteria to make the Council become functional and ideal.

In her message, MSWDO Lolita S. Punay emphasized that the functionality of the Council can only be uplifted from Basic into Ideal by having a strengthened composition, conducting regular meeting, aligning plans and budgets and setting accomplishments. " It is not just enough to have list of members but what matters most is that the plans and activities set by the Council have been implemented,"she said.

" The one percent allocation from the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for MCPC operations must clearly be delineated and measurable" she added.

Meanwhile, DILG officer Lemuel C. Mejares stipulated the provisions on the functionality of the Council as well as the Child Friendly Local Governance Audit.

Mejares said that the LGU that gives social protection to vulnerable sector such as the children is preparing a brighter generation in the coming years.

"More than awards and incentives, we are preparing our children today into a generation that makes a great difference,he added.

During the consultations, the Council agreed to pass resolution requesting for an adoption of the plans and budgets to the legislative body of the municipality.

Also to come up updated database of children in the community.

Members of the Council likewise delineated specific roles and responsibilities with concerted efforts toward children's welfare.#