Once again, the DSWD has conferred the Seal of Child Friendly Local Governance to the City of Mati.
Mayor Carlo Rabat through his Executive Assistant Tanya Rabat-Tan received the seal during the awarding ceremony on July 18, 2017 at Star Hotel, Davao City.
This was made possible after having met satisfactorily the assessment on the following criteria; 1) Percentage reduction in the deaths among children below five years old; 2) Percentage reduction in the number odd children under six with below normal weights; 3) Percentage increase in the number of 3-4- year-old children attending center-based day care services; 4) Completion rate for elementary schooling; 5) Absence of child labor or percentage reduction in child labor cases; 6) Percentage reduction in the number of children victims of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation (all forms, including physical violence, sexual abuse, and exploitation, and trafficking in persons). 7) Safety measures for children in the community and schools; 8) Extent of mainstreaming of Children’s rights to survival, development, protection and participation in the core development agenda of LGUs; 9) An ordinance establishing Barangay Violence Against Women and their Children (VAW/C) Desks; 10) Philhealth accreditation in its main health facility or rural health unit for Maternal Care Services and Primary Care; 11) A Local School Board (LSB) Plan that is aligned with the School Improvement Plan (SIP); 12) Completed at least 70% of its LSB Plan for the previous year.