A press release from the City Council.
Amendment of law on
protection of children seen
THE amendment of Ordinance No. 8624-2003, which creates the
Cagayan de Oro City Council for the Protection of Children (CCPC), is in the
The City Council committee on social services chaired by Councilor
Enrico D. Salcedo during its meeting yesterday favorably endorsed to the laws
and rules committee chaired by Councilor Ramon G. Tabor the revision of the
ordinance recommending changes in the composition of the CCPC.
The CCPC is composed of the city mayor as the chair, the chair of
the committee on social services as co-chair and chair of the committee on
health as vice-chair.
Members are chair of the committee on women and family relations,
SK Federation President, City Health Officer, City Budget Officer, City
Treasurer, City Social Welfare Officer, City Planning and Development
Coordinator, ABC President, Public Employment Services Officer, City DILG, Department
of Education-Region 10, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office, Presidential Commission on the Urban
Poor-10, Commission on Human Rights-10, a child representative and three other NGOs accredited and nominated by
the City Coordinating committee for the Early Childhood Care and Development
During discussions it was agreed that the Community Improvement
Division, DSWD and City Prosecutors Office representatives be included as
members of the council. The new CCPC will no longer have a child representative,
The meeting was attended by Councilor Dante Pajo, chair of the
City Council committee on health, Councilor Edna Dahino, committee on women and
family relations, Councilor Lourdes Candy Darimbang and Councilor Teodulfo Lao,
The CCPC ordinance was enacted to promote the welfare of the youth
as mandated in the Philippine Constitution and cited in the International
Declaration for the Rights of Children. It is also in compliance with Article
205 of Presidential Decree, otherwise known as the Child and Youth Welfare Code.