Category Archives: Human Development

147 mothers join Int’l Babywearing Week in CDO


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, October 10 (PIA) – With the theme, “Threaded Together,” the Modern Nanays of Mindanao (MNM) spearheaded the region’s celebration of the International Babywearing Week (IBW) 2017 with 147 participants all over northern Mindanao on October 7, here.


The inspiration for the theme comes from the many different threads that when combined through the weaving process, form all of the carriers that many families use nowadays. All of the individual threads, once woven, create a material in the same way individuals and groups worldwide come together to create a global babywearing community.


With babywearing, Lucille Lapinid of MNM said that babies develop a sense of security and trust when they are attached to their caregivers. The act also helps in babies’ regulation of temperature, breathing and growth.


Lapinid also shared that babywearing parents are more confident and mobile as they can easily address the needs of their babies. Thus, worn babies cry less and are in a quiet alert state, which is the ideal state of learning. Babywearing also strengthens and improves both the parent and the baby’s core muscles and posture.


For her part, Nadine Casiño, founder of MNM, stresses the common babywearing errors such as the front face carry, which has no proper leg support and all weight is supported in baby’s most sensitive place, and the use of narrow-based carrier that could eventually cause hip dysplasia among babies.


Casiño also cited the misconceptions on babywearing saying that carrying a baby could not spoil him or her since birth to 1.5 years is where a child develops feelings of trust versus mistrust. Hence, if needs are met consistently, infants will develop secure attachment and will learn to trust the environment.


The MNM also stressed that babywearing could not cause bow-leggedness since such condition is pathologic and could not be caused by physical strain.


“Babies are naturally bowlegged because of the position in the womb,” Casiño said.


As for the statement, “It is tiring for a child to be in a carrier all day,” Casiño shared that a mother’s chest is the best place for the child to be. Being in a carrier means that the baby has immediate reach to everything that he or she needs such as food, warmth, movement and touch.


Different types of carriers and local sellers of such were also highlighted during the event through the IBW Library.


The IBW is a week-long opportunity to celebrate, promote, advocate for and focus media attention on the many benefits of babywearing.(RTP/PIA10)




Cebuano News: Camiguin gahingusgan ang PWDs pinaagi sa Pa-Birthday, panginabuhiang programa


MAMBAJAO, October 3 (PIA)—Aron mapausbaw ang makabangonan ug mabuligong pag-atiman sa persons with disabilities (PWDs), ang kagamhanang lokal diri gapahigayon sa Pa-Birthday ug panginabuhiang pagtabang nga mga programa sa probinsiya.


Uban sa kinatibuk-ang badyet nga P169,400 para sa 2017, ang Pa-Birthday nga programa galangkob sa supplemental feeding ug pagpanghatag ug reading eyeglasses sa 847 nga mga benepisyaryo gikan sa Catarman, Guinsiliban, Mahinog, Mambajao ug Sagay.


Sa kasamtangan, aduna’y 299 nga mga PWD benepisyaryo gikan sa Catarman, 202 sa Mambajao, 148 sa Mahinog, 113 sa Guinsiliban ug 85 sa Sagay.


Sa pagpahingusog sa mga PWDs aron muhimo ug oportunidad para sa ilang kaugalingon ug sa uban, ang Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10 gahatag ug nagkalain-laing panginabuhiang pagtabang sa sektor sama sa produksyon sa sako bag, trapo ug kurtina diin ni-alokarang departamento ug P250,000 alang sa 24 ka mga benepisyaryo.


Ang DOLE gahatag usab ug indibidwal nga panginabuhiang pagtabang nga mupahiluna sa 10 ka mga benepisyaryo kada munisipyo.


Para sa tuig 2017, ang kagamhanang lokal nag-alokar ug P339,560 para sa mga programa, kalihokan, proyekto ug serbisyo alang sa mga PWDs.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin empowers PWDs with Pa-Birthday, livelihood programs


CAMIGUIN, October 3 (PIA)— To promote rehabilitative and supportive care to persons with disabilities (PWDs), the local government here conducts the Pa-Birthday and livelihood assistance programs in the province.


With a total budget of P169,400 for 2017, the Pa-Birthday program provides supplemental feeding and reading eyeglasses to 847 beneficiaries from the municipalities of Catarman, Guinsiliban, Mahinog, Mambajao and Sagay.


Currently, there are 299 PWD beneficiaries from Catarman, 202 from Mambajao, 148 from Mahinog, 113 from Guinsiliban and 85 from Sagay.


As for empowering the PWDs to create opportunity for themselves and others, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10 provides various livelihood assistance to the sector such as the sack bag, rug and curtain production where the department has allocated P250,000 for 24 beneficiaries.


The DOLE also provides individual livelihood assistance that would accommodate 10 beneficiaries per municipality.


For CY 2017, the local government allocates P339,560 for PWD programs, activities, projects and services.(RTP/PIA10) 

Juvenile justice committee holds dialogue in Camiguin


Mambajao, CAMIGUIN, September 27 (PIA)—To assess the extent of the implementation of the Republic Act 10630 or the Act Strengthening the Juvenile Justice System in the Philippines,” the Regional Juvenile Justice and Welfare Committee (RJJWC) in northern Mindanao held the Juvenile Justice Administration Dialogue with the Five Pillars of Juvenile Justice System on September 22 at Villa Paraiso Resort and Apartelle, here.

Hacelyn Barrero of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 10 said that the dialogue aims to review the salient features and provisions of the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations, and revisit the roles and functions of the different stakeholders in handling Child in Conflict with the Law (CICL).

Barrero also said that the event serves as the venue to discuss the programs and services along with prevention, recovery reintegration, rehabilitation and provision of alternative protection and assistance to the such vulnerable sectors.

About 70 Local Government Unit (LGU) registered social workers handling court related cases particularly cases on CICL and Children at Risk (CAR) such as the Philippine National Police (PNP), prosecutors, Regional Trial Court judge, Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) lawyers and Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC) participated in the dialogue.
“The activity is very vital to ensure that the implementers of the law especially those who are handling court related and CICL cases should be knowledgeable on pertinent laws for children,” Barrero stressed.

For her part, Department of Justice (DOJ)-10 Assistant City Prosecutor Lawyer Ruby Malanog discussed the salient features of RA 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 and stressed that the best interest of the child is the primary consideration of the said act.

“This interest means the totality of the circumstances most congenial to survival, protection and feelings of security of the child and most encouraging to the child’s physical, psychological and emotional development,” Malanog said.

The JJWC is a policy making, coordinating and monitoring body tasked to implement RA 10630. Conducting dialogues and other advocacy campaigns are among the committee’s ways to also strengthen collaborative efforts of the different stakeholders for the paramount interest of poor CICL.(RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: Juvenile justice nga komite gamugna’g sultihay sa Camiguin


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, September 27 (PIA) – Aron mahibaloan ang naabot sa implementasyon sa Republic Act 10630 o ang akto sa pagpahingusog sa juvenile justice system sa nasud, ang Regional Juvenile Justice and Welfare Committee (RJJWC) sa amihanang Mindanao nagpahigayon sa Juvenile Justice Administration Dialogue with the Five Pillars of Juvenile Justice System niadtong Setyembre 22 sa Villa Paraiso Resort and Apartelle, diri.

Si Hacelyn Barrero sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 10 miingon nga ang sultihay nagtumong nga marebyo ang giilang kagawian ug probisyon sa Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations, ug mabisitahan usab ang papel ug lihok sa mga nagkalain-laing hingtungdan sa pagdala sa Child in Conflict with the Law (CICL).

Miingon usab si Barrero nga ang maong kalihokan gihimo usab nga benyu aron mahisgotan ang mga programa ug serbisyo lakip na ang pagpugong, pagrekober, paghiusa, pagrehabilitasyon ug pagprobisyon sa alternatibong proteksyon ug tabang sa maong madutlanong sektor.

hqdefault.jpgMuabot sa 70 ka mga Local Government Unit (LGU) registered social workers nga gadala sa mga court related nga mga kaso particular na sa CICL ug Children at Risk (CAR) sama sa Philippine National Police (PNP), prosecutors, Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge, Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) nga mga abogado ug Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC) ang nisalmot sa maong sultihay.

Giingon pa ni Barrero nga ang maong kalihukan importante aron masiguro nga ang mga gaimplementar sa balaod labi na kadtong gadala sa mga court related ug CICL nga mga kaso kahibalo gayud sa pamalaod para sa kabataan.

Sa iyang bahin, si Department of Justice (DOJ)-10 Assistant City Prosecutor Lawyer Ruby Malanog naghisgot sa mga giiliang kagawian sa RA 9344 o ang Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 ug gitaa’g duot nga ang pinakainteres sa bata mao ang pinakaunang gikonsiderar sa maong akto.

Iyang gipasabot nga ang maong interes naglakip sa kinatibuk-ang sirkumstansiya nga pinakahaum sa pagkabuhi, proteksyon ug gibating seguridad sa bata, ug ang pinakamadasigon sa pisikal, sikolohikal ug emosyal nga kalambuan.

Ang JJWC usa ka gahimo’g palisiya, gakoordinar ug gamonitor nga komite nga gitagaan ug tahas nga iimplementar ang RA 10630. Ang pagmugna sa mga sultihay ug lain pang adbokasiya nga kampanya pipila lang sa mga pamaagi sa komite aron mapahingusgan ang tinabangay nga paglimbasog sa mga nagkalain-laing hingtungdan para sa interes sa mga pobreng CICL.(RTP/PIA10)

Roles of juvenile justice duty-bearers, pillars underscored in dialogue


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, September 27 (PIA) – As protectors of the rights of Child in Conflict with the Law (CICL), the Regional Juvenile Justice and Welfare Committee (RJJWC)-10 held the Juvenile Justice Administration Dialogue with the Five Pillars of Juvenile Justice System on September 22 at Villa Paraiso Resort and Apartelle, here.

The five pillars of the Juvenile Justice System as cited by JJWC Executive Director Lawyer Tricia Clare Oco include the community, enforcement, prosecution, courts and correction.

The community refers to institutions, government and non-government agencies, and people’s organizations that provide care and assistance to the Children at Risk (CAR) and CICL.

In enforcement, Oco said that the Philippine National Police (PNP), through the Women and Children Protection Center (WCPC), conducts awareness campaigns, values development seminars, family orientation and other capacity building activities to promote the rights and protection of women and children.

20170926c.jpgTo protect the children, the competent authorities must refrain from branding or labeling children as young criminals, juvenile delinquents, deviants, prostitutes, vagrants or other similar derogatory labels and attaching to them, in any manner, any other derogatory names.

Furthermore, workers who handle such cases must ensure privacy and confidentiality of records of Children at Risk (CAR) and CICL at all stages.

The prosecution on the other hand, is mainly acted upon by the public prosecutors or fiscal from the National Prosecution Service (Department of Justice), special prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman, deputized prosecutors such as the lawyers from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) or Commission on Human Rights (CHR), office of the Solicitor General, and Public Attorney’s Office (PAO).

“The prosecutor shall conduct a preliminary investigation only when the child in conflict with the law does not qualify for diversion, when the child and his/her parents or guardian do not agree to diversion, as specified in Sections 27 and 28, and when considering the assessment and recommendation of the social worker, the prosecutor determines that diversion is not appropriate for the child in conflict with the law,” Oco said.

As to ensuring that no child is detained in jail, the court will not commit any CICL to BJMP facilities or other detention centers with pending trial of cases. The detention center will then immediately issue an Order of Release if it is brought to the attention of the court that a CICL is detained in jail or prison-like facilities.

For the last pillar, CICL whose sentences are suspended, may be placed in DSWD-Regional Rehabilitation Centers for Youth (RRCY) or other Residential Care Facilities (RCF) handling CICL upon order of the court.

The Multi-Disciplinary Team of RRCYs or RCFs will then provide the necessary interventions, approaches and strategies that will enable the CICL or CAR to improve their social functions with the end goal of their reintegration as productive members of their families and communities.

Aside from ensuring that the roles of the said pillars be properly executed, the JJWC also handles the dissemination of Compilation and Analysis of Supreme Court Decisions interpreting RA 9344, conduct of research on existing intervention programs for CICL and CAR, and design and development of systems of the National Juvenile Justice and Welfare- Management Information System.(RTP/PIA10)

DOLE-X orients 620 Camiguin TUPAD employment workers

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, September 12 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-X Camiguin Provincial Field Office (Cam PFO) conducted an orientation on the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) to the 200 beneficiaries of the local government unit (LGU) of Mambajao on September 1 at the Municipal Hall and to the 420 beneficiaries of Movement for Better Camiguin.
DOLE-X Cam PFO Chief Emmanuel G. Toledo explained that TUPAD is an Emergency Employment Program under Department Order No. 173, Series of 2017, also known as the Revised Guidelines in the Implementation of DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP).
The beneficiaries availed the minimum 10 day employment period with the minimum wage rate of the area as salary/wage per day. Most of the beneficiaries were self-employed, underemployed and seasonal workers.
Toledo reported that the project was implemented by the LGU-Mambajao as one of the Accredited Co-Partners of the Department of Labor and Employment.
Meanwhile, the Movement for Better Camiguin had four venues for the orientation including Tupsan Pequeño, Mambajao, Panghiawan Catarman, Bugang, Sagay and Poblacion, Guinsiliban, Camiguin.
The implementation of the TUPAD is also under direct administration or monitoring conducted by DOLE-X with release of the wages through M. Lhuiller branches nationwide.(Jovelyn V. Perez/RTP/PIA10)

NorMin parenting group to hold fun run for Marawi displaced children



CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, September 15 (PIA) – To highlight the benefits of babywearing and provide assistance to the internally displaced children of Marawi crisis, the Modern Nanays of Mindanao (MNM) will hold the Fun Run for the Little Ones on October 15.


The event, which is named to be the first babywearing fun run in the country, will start at Divisoria, here, at 5:00 AM and interested runners can choose their preferred race category from 1K, 5K and 10K run with a corresponding P250, P300 and P350 registration fee which is inclusive of jersey and race bibs.


The 1K run will start at Divisoria to Jollibee Velez and back to Divisoria while the 5K run will start at Divisoria to Marcos Bridge then back to Divisoria. The 10K run will start at Divisoria to Bulua (Banga) and back to Divisoria.


The raised funding is intended for the displaced little ones and their mothers in Sta. Elena Evacuation Center and Buruun School of Fisheries for their food security and livelihood.


The Modern Nanays of Mindanao currently implements the Project Kain, a blanket supplementary feeding and capacity building initiative, that aims to sustain the provision of fresh, hot and varied meals through urban gardening and income generation.


Such project has been done since most of the IDPs only receive packed processed food during relief operations and as health advocates, the MNM sought for ways to feed the evacuees with the right kind of food especially the children and their mothers.


As for raising livelihood funds, Nadine Casiño, founder of MNM, said, “We also believe we need to teach our families how to generate their own income so they can sustain their families as they move to rehabilitation.”


The fun run is one of the major activities spearheaded by the MNM to celebrate the International Babywearing Week slated annually every first week of October. Babywearing is the practice of keeping babies or toddlers close while engaging in activities of daily living. Its benefits include increased growth and secured attachment for babies and a boost of confidence for parents.


Interested runners may register online at Details of the event including the payment method, jersey sizes and design, and more can also be viewed at Modern Nanays of Mindanao Facebook page.(Recthie T. Paculba/PIA10)

Cebuano News: TESDA-Camiguin magmugna ug Training for Work Scholarship Program


CAMIGUIN, September 13 (PIA)—Aron matubag ang katarong ug akses pinaagi sa paghatag ug direktang pinansyal nga hinabang sa takos nga mga Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) enrollees sa probinsiya, ang Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)- Camiguin Provincial Office magmugna ug Training for Work Scholarsip Program (TWSP) nga aduna’y nagkalain-laing kurso karong Oktubre 2017.


Ang mga nagkalain-laing tanyag sa pampubliko ug pribadong Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) nga musalmot sa TSWP gipapasa na niadtong Setyembre 7, 2017.


Ang mga qualification titles/kurso naglakip sa Computer Systems Servicing NC II nga aduna’y 30 slots, Cookery NC II (20 slots), Driving NC II (21 slots), Plumbing NC I (15 slots) ug Trainers Methodology Level I (15 slots).


Ang TESDA-10 migahin ug P749,700 nga badyet para sa training cost, assessment fee ug per capita cost para sa lima ka qualification titles/courses.


Ang training provider mapili base sa mga pamaagi nga giplastado sa TESDA ug ang tender document makuha gikan


Ang mga TWSP nga mga iskolar titulado ug libreng training ug assessment ug ang aprobadong TWSP standard costing para sa training ug assessment kinahanglang estriktong maaplikar.(RTP/PIA10)

TESDA-Camiguin to conduct Training for Work Scholarship Program


CAMIGUIN, September 13 (PIA) – With the aim to address equity and access by providing direct financial assistance to deserving Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) enrollees in the province, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)- Camiguin Provincial Office will conduct the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) with various courses on October 2017.


Proposals from public and private Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) to participate in the TWSP were due on September 7, 2017.


The qualification titles/courses include Computer Systems Servicing NC II with 30 slots, Cookery NC II with 20 slots, Driving NC II with 21 slots, Plumbing NC I with 15 slots and Trainers Methodology Level I with 15 slots.


TESDA-10 has allocated P749,700 budget for the training cost, assessment fee and per capita cost for the five qualification titles/courses.


The training provider shall be selected in accordance with the procedures set forth by TESDA and the tender document shall be downloaded from


The TWSP scholars shall be entitled to free training and assessment and the approved TWSP standard costing for training and assessment shall be applied strictly.(RTP/PIA10)