COTABATO CITY—In line with the celebration of National Children’s Month, the Bangsamoro Government continuously implements the advocacy campaigns on children’s rights and on-site provision of social welfare services to children in the region.
On Thursday, November 12, chairperson Atty. Raissa H. Jajurie spearheaded the conduct of the second Social Development Committee (SDCom) meeting.
SDCom is one of the special committees of Bangsamoro Economic and Development Council (BEDC).
SDCom chairperson Jajurie and Co-chair Mohajirin T. Ali signed the resolution for adoption of two mechanisms related to children and vulnerable group, such as the Regional Sub-Committee for the welfare of children (RSCWC) and Regional Juvenile Justice Welfare Committee (RJJWC).
Jajurie emphasized that the Bangsamoro Government is committed to provide adequate funding and effective mechanism for the implementation of its commitment.
The committee also discussed the issues and concerns in creation of Local Nutrition Committee and sub-committee for the Bangsamoro Commission for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (BCPCH), and other matters.
Last year, the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) unanimously approved Resolution No. 48 or the “Resolution Giving Full Support to the Bangsamoro Children’s Declaration”.
SDCom members who were present on Thursday include Ministry of Social Services and Development(MSSD-BARMM), Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA-BARMM), Ministry of Health (MOH-BARMM), Ministry of Basic Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE-BARMM), Bureau of Madaris Education (BME), Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs (MIPA-BARMM), Bangsamoro Women Commission (BWC-BARMM), Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC-BARMM), and Bangsamoro Commission for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (BCPCH).
Also present during the meeting were representatives from National Nutrition Council (NNC) and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). (Bureau of Public Information)