ANTIQUE NEWS

Antique reports on the State of the Children

SAN JOSE, Antique Nov. 30 (PIA) -- The Provincial Government of Antique recently presented the State of the Children report in celebration of the Children’s Month at EBJ Freedom Park, San Jose.

Governor Rhodora Cadiao emphasized that programs to meet the rights of children to survival, development, protection and participation remained priority of her administration.

In line with this year’s theme of the celebration “Bata Iligtas sa Droga”, the province, she said will take all appropriate measures to protect children against illegal drugs.

Cadiao likewise urged child rights duty bearers to protect children so they may grow safe and provide them opportunities to discover their potentials and become active contributors to nation building.

The Provincial Government has also allotted the total of P9M for the Provincial Nutrition Committee for the implementation of various programs to address concerns on health and nutrition.

Among other major programs for children are scholarship grant, where 6,481 scholars availed themselves of P5,000 subsidy for school year 2015-2016.

The Provincial Child Friendly Movement Team also received an allocation of P400,000 to sustain the best practices and gains implemented under the Country Program for Children.

On the other hand, Schools Division Superintendent Reynaldo Gico, keynote speaker during the Culmination Program cited some ill-effects of being engaged in the use of illegal drugs.

He encouraged the students to talk to their teachers when confronted with problems and assured them that their teachers are responsible adults willing to help them.

Cadiao assured she will never stop addressing the needs of Antique’s children despite the challenges.

“I will continue to make Antique a Child-Friendly Province. Let us work together for them to attain a brighter future,” she said. (JCM/PSM/PIA6Antique)

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