Balanga City, Bataan – Over 200 Punong Barangays from all municipalities of this province united last January 29, 2014 at Bulwagan II, Capitol Compound, Balanga City for the Orientation on the Role and Function of Barangay Officials on Child Protection Laws. DILG Provincial and Municipal field offices assisted the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), Secretariat of Provincial Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), in bringing together said participants to the event. Ms. Marilyn Tigas said that this collaborative effort was initiated to equip barangay officials to combat child related problems.
Gilbert Gonzales, resource person from the Department of Justice, explained various laws in line with child welfare including the creation of a barangay council for the protection of children. Provincial Legal Office, Bataan PNP and members of provincial CWC discussed the program and the specific guidelines on child protection, participation, development and survival. The Punong Barangays and Sangguniang Barangay Members engaged in an open forum with Mr. Gonzales, PNP, SP Member and PD Myra Moral of DILG Bataan.