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Friday, 25 May 2018 14:43



Call for Nominations: One (1) Vacant Position of a Council Member
(Parents Sector Representative of the NCCT)

The Council for the Welfare of Children calls for nominations to one (1) vacant position of the National Council for Children’s Television for a parents sector representative who will be expected to fulfill the following roles:

·         Share his/her expertise to formulate policies on children’s television;

·         Promote the production of child-friendly TV programs and TV literacy among stakeholders;

·         Develop Child Friendly Television (CFTV) Standards;

·         Provide inputs on possible researches of the agency;

·         Available to attend and participate in the activities and undertakings of the NCCT

Interested parties shall submit their letter of intent and/or recommendation addressed to Executive Director Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy of the Council for the Welfare of Children and the nominee’s Curriculum Vitae. Deadline of submission of requirements in on 13 June 2018.



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Friday, 06 April 2018 00:00


Girls and boys salute to 2018 Girl Child Week Children’s Day Camp

Girls and boys hailed from various sectors in the country, assembled the scout’s way in the Children’s Day Camp conducted last March 19, 2018 at the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) National Office.

The Children’s Day Camp is an initiative of the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) and BSP for the 2018 Girl Child Week celebration pursuant to Proclamation 759 series of 1996.

Its 2018 theme “Batang Babae, Malakas Ka. Batang Lalaki, Katuwang Ka” aimed at promoting gender equality and inclusion by recognizing the roles and capabilities of girls and boys in empowering one another.

Photo caption: Children participants listens to the discussion on cooking methods
by BSP facilitator, Mr. Zeon L. Valdez.


Mr. Arthur R. Sales, Acting Director for Economic Enterprise of BSP, and Mr. Kenny Ralph S. Fernando, representative from the World Scout Bureau-Asia Pacific Regional Support Center, graced the Day Camp with a message of equality and empowerment to the children through the scout training.

Meanwhile, CWC Executive Director Mitch Cajayon-Uy stressed on the importance of engaging boys and men in the discussions on gender equality.  "Gender norms are created and perpetuated by everyone in the society from the time of an individual’s birth. The key to which both girls and boys experience childhood lies in involving both boys and men in gender concerns,” she said.

Children hopped from one base to another as they paid attention to the basics of life skills and survival training.

The learning sessions engaged participants on First-Aid, Fire-Safety, Bandaging, Cooking, Knot-Tying, Lashing, Compass-Reading, and overview of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) facilitated by the BSP staff.

Photo caption: (L) BSP Facilitator Mr. Marlon Jay Garcia demonstrates the proper use of fire extinguisher for
the Fire Safety Session; and (2) BSP Senior Scout John Renzo Hermida guides fellow participant in the
application of CPR methods.


Participants capped off the whole-day activity through the sharing of experiences and perspectives in the reflection segment of the closing ceremony.


Celaine Cabrera
Public Affairs and Information Office
Tel. No.: 781-1039 loc. 1005


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Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

2018 Girl-Child Week Celebration

Proclamation No. 731 series of 1996 declares every fourth week of March as The Protection and Gender-Fair Treatment of the Girl Child Week, also known as the Girl-Child Week.

The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), as the focal government interagency body that protects and promotes the rights of every child, recognizes the importance of providing equal opportunities and adequate protection to all children, and is standing to its commitment and obligation.


The 2018 Girl-Child Week theme “Batang Babae, Malakas Ka. Batang Lalaki, Katuwang Ka” recognizes the capabilities and power of every girl and highlights the roles of girls and boys in empowering one another. It also underscores the value of engaging boys and men in promoting gender equality.

Considering the observance of the Holy Week which also falls on the fourth week of March, the Girl-Child Week celebration will commence on the third week of March, from March 18-24, 2018.

To jumpstart the Girl-Child Week Celebration, CWC will be conducting a Children’s Day Camp on 19 March 2018 (Monday), 8:00 AM-3:00 PM at the Boy Scouts of the Philippines National Headquarters, Natividad Almeda-Lopez, Ermita, Manila. This activity will be participated by children from different sectors in the country to equip them with life skills/ survival training through interactive learning sessions.

The official hashtags for the observance are #IsyuMoIsyuKoKatuwangTayo and #GirlChildWeek2018.


For inquiries, please contact the Public Affairs and Information Office at 7811039 local 1005/1006 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You may also visit CWC’s website at www.cwc.gov.ph, Facebook Page: /CWCgovph and Twitter Page: @CWC_govph





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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00


Tips, tricks on online protection uncovered in Cybersafety Forum


Students of the Quezon City Christian Academy (QCCA), ages 10-14 years old tuned in on the tips and tricks on how to protect themselves online and offline in the Forum on Cybersafety on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.


Photo caption: Mr. Edgar Marshall Brinas discussing Cybersafe Program of the Department of Education (DepEd) and Stairway Foundation.


The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) and World Vision Development Foundation led the Forum in observance of the Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Week (CSAAW) marked every second week of February through Presidential Proclamation No. 731 series of 1996.

For 2018, CSAAW is observed from February 11-17 with the continuing three-year theme “We are the Solution.”

According to the 2015 National Baseline Study on Violence Against Children (NBS-VAC), 2 in 5 children have experienced cyberviolence, either through the internet or cellphone. The data show a timely and relevant issue concerning technological risks and online behavior.

Technology, being easily accessible to everyone, brings several advantages and disadvantages.

“[Technology] increases the vulnerability of a child, coupled with risky online and offline behavior and lack of supervision when using the internet. It exposes children to online sexual solicitation and grooming,” said CWC Executive Director Mitch Cajayon-Uy in her opening message to the participants.

The Forum tackled presentations from Ms. Ruth Limson-Marayag of CWC, Ms. Jezreel Domingo of World Vision, Ms. Gennalyn Macalinao of the Department of Information and Communications Technology and Mr. Edgar Marshall Brinas of DepEd on child rights orientation and NBS-VAC results, online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC), managing online risks and online safety tips, social media security and the Cybersafe Project, respectively.

Essentially, the forum highlighted reporting mechanism and hotlines to help and protect the children in case they experience any form of violence or cybercrimes.

Selected students capped-off the event with their visit to the OSEC Experiential Booth where it featured a simulated software used to lure children on trafficking and exploitation. The booth was manned by registered social workers to debrief the students regarding their experience inside the booth.


Photo caption: Students writing their pledges on how they can end OSEC.



Celaine Cabrera

Public Affairs and Information Office

Tel. No.: 781-1039 loc. 1005

Last Updated on Friday, 23 February 2018 14:18
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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 00:00

Filmmakers star at 1st SEA Prix Jeunesse, inspires more child-friendly TV programs


Children, amateur and professional filmmakers headlined the first-ever Southeast Asia (SEA) Prix Jeunesse video festival and competition held at the Peninsula Manila Hotel last November 27-29, 2017.

SEA Prix Jeunesse is one of the activities for the 25th National Children’s Month and ASEAN 50th Anniversary celebration.

The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) partnered with Anak TV for the conduct of SEA Prix Jeunesse to promote child participation and to encourage more child-friendly TV programs in the Philippines.


Prior to SEA Prix Jeunesse, CWC and Anak TV teamed-up for SINEBATA 2017 that selected the best video entries of children to represent the country in the competition.



Photo Caption: Children from the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia working on their photos for the Visual Storytelling Learning Session


Learning sessions on visual storytelling were conducted during the 3-day event, participated by children from the Southeast Asian region.

These children engaged in discussions on photography and filmmaking from the experts in the industry. Among the speakers were Indonesian producer, director and actress Livi Zheng, ABS-CBN Philippines’ Creative Head, Mr. Alex Asuncion, and Ms. Arah Guiao of INCTV.

Capping off the learning sessions, children participants were able to exhibit their photos in the gallery.

Notably, indigenous children Rosemarie Labita from the Aeta community and Jennifer Liwag from the Kalanguya community of Region III placed 3rd and 1st in the photo exhibition. In addition, Scouts Kristiana Mikhael Florendo and Matthew Angelo Eduardo of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines placed 2nd.




Photo caption: Awarding of best photos from the photo exhibition. (L-R) Rosemarie Labita (3rd place), Jennifer Liwag (1st place), and Kristiana Mikhael Florendo and Matthew Angelo Eduardo (2nd place)


Children were also given the opportunity to participate in the Kid’s Jury for the Kid’s Choice Award.

The Philippines bagged awards for the video entries under the professional, amateur and children’s category.

For the children’s category showcasing the theme “Pride in Self, Family Values and Traditions,” the winners were “The black sheep” of LAO PDR, “The rural teacher” from Lao PDR, and “Lakbay” from the Philippines, respectively.

Lakbay” and “Reel time: Isinulat sa tubig,” from the Philippines bagged the Kids Choice Award.  In addition, Lansangan and Lakbay from the Philippines received the “Heart Award”

It is anticipated that the event would inspire producers and filmmakers to conceptualize more child-friendly films and TV programs in the future.



Celaine Cabrera

Public Affairs and Information Office

Telephone No.: 7811039 local 1005

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