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Young lawmakers passed 3 resolutions for their welfare

Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur - ELECTED young legislators during the Children’s Congress passed resolutions that would safeguard the rights and development of children province wide believed to affect their future economic and moral foundation.

In a workshop conducted during the children’s congress held on November 19 to 20, participants drafted three resolution requesting the Provincial Governor Adolph Edward G. Plaza to support the organization of a one-day fund raising activity for the year 2017 by the set of officers of the 2016 Children’s Congress.

The young lawmakers wanted to raise funds to support the information, education, communication, education, communication and advocacy (IECA) on the ill-effects of substance abuse, hence the resolution asked governor Adolph Edward G. Plaza to provide funds to support the organization of a youth group whose aim is to advocate the program “Agusan liboton para sa pagtuon”.

To provide supplemental materials and resources to the indigenous peoples (IPs) and out of school youth of the province, another resolution requested Gov. Plaza to order the provincial social welfare and development (PSWD) to organize a core group composed of the provincial health office (PHO), and the officials of the 2016 children’s congress to broaden the conduct of information, education, and advocacy campaign on the ill-effects of pre-marital activities in the province of Agusan del Sur.

Presently, said resolutions that were passed Monday, November 21, are in process in the Sangguning Panlalawigan, pending the numbers that will be assigned to each resolution.

According to Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Razel Montemor, the efforts and the output of the participants of the 2016 Children’s Congress will become their legacy for children in Agusan del Sur if ever the three resolutions that they passed will be approved by the governor.

“Since the passage of the Children’s Code in 2002, participants of the Children’s Congress were able to know and understand their basic rights and responsibilities and attempted to pass resolutions that would benefit their upbringing and finally their lives. But sad to note that those attempts and visions were not materialized. Hopefully, the present motions were seen and noted by then Vice Governor and presently member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Santiago Cane who was one of the resource persons during the congress and suggested that the resolutions be passed during the actual functions of the children legislators so that their motion will become official,” Montemor said.

The final day of the children’s congress followed the next day, Monday where Agusan del Sur Governor Adolph Edward Plaza delivers his State of the Children’s report.

Credits: David M. Suyao / PAMRE-PPIO

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