TRAINING OF MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAMS ON THE PROTOCOL FOR CASE MANAGEMENT OF CHILD VICTIMS OF ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND EXPLOITATION

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

TRAINING OF MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAMS ON THE PROTOCOL FOR CASE MANAGEMENT OF CHILD VICTIMS OF ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND EXPLOITATION The ARMM Council Against Trafficking (ACAT) through the Office of the Executive Secretary (OES) and RPDO in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Department of Justice (DOJ) National conducted the Training of Multi-Disciplinary Teams on the Protocol for Case Management of Child Victims of Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation which was held on May 27-28, 2015 at Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City.

The training was participated by the members of the Municipal Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Violence against Women and their Children (MCAT-VAWC) from the 7 UNICEF Areas in ARMM such as Mamasapano, Parang, South and North Upi in Maguindanao, Parang and Siasi in Sulu, and Languyan in Tawi-Tawi. Also, selected members of the ACAT and PCAT from the Provinces of Maguindanao and Tawi-Tawi were invited and capacitated for the said DOJ protocol in handling VAWC cases.

The training aims to address the long-standing challenges in responding to cases of child abuse, neglect and exploitation, such as confusion on the part of the general public relative to the reporting of child abuse cases; the failure of duty bearers to immediately respond to a case because of the unclear delineation between and among government agencies; and non-observation of appropriate referral processes.

With this MDT training, the ARG, DOJ and UNICEF hope to achieve effective and decisive responses and synchronize actions align with the existing laws and more strengthened cooperation and partnership with all the stakeholders, law enforcers, prosecutors, and other key institutions in the government from prosecution, judiciary, and correctional.

Add a comment

ARMM holds HDAP Consultation

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

ARMM holds HDAP Consultation The Regional Planning and Development Office (RPDO) in close coordination with the Office of the Regional Governor (ORG) conducted a consultation meeting on ARMM-Humanitarian and Development Action Plan (ARMM-HDAP) held yesterday, May 19, 2015 at the Bajau Hall, ARMM Compound, Cotabato City.

During the meeting, Engr. Baintan Adil-Ampatuan, RPDO Executive Director emphasized that the primary objective of the meeting was to further enhance the HDAP especially the situation analysis component.

“The situation analysis is one of the most important parts of the plan as this provides basis in the identification of programs or projects,” Dir. Ampatuan added.

Dir. Ampatuan also provided an orientation on ARMM-HDAP and the timelines in the preparation of the plan which is expected to be finalized before the end of June 2015.

Atty. Laisa Masuhud Alamia, ARMM Executive Secretary presided the meeting. In her message, she emphasized that the ARMM-HDAP is one of the preparations of the ARMM for the Bangsamoro. The plan will serve as the legacy of the ARMM, hence, the need to fastrack the refinement of the ARMM-HDAP.

Ms. Melanie Mampen-Indar, RPDO Macro-Economic Planning Division Chief shared inputs on the formulation of Situational Analysis (SA) and sectoral indicators to be considered in the preparation of SA.

She also oriented the participants on the different matrices to be accomplished that will serve as important inputs in the enhancement of the Situation Analysis of the ARMM-HDAP.

The HDAP was created to address the needs of the affected families in the evacuation centers as well as provide follow-through development interventions in the affected communities. The plan was also designed to document the current initiatives and practices of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARG), Local Government Units (LGUs), and other development partners in responding to calamities.

Add a comment

ACAT in action

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

ACAT in action The ARMM Council Against Trafficking (ACAT) chaired by the Regional Governor informed the delegates from the Government of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and International Organization for Migration (IOM) on the policies, framework, and strategies to address the concerns of Human Trafficking in ARMM during their visit held last May 18, 2015 at the Bajau Hall, ARMM Compound, Cotabato City.

Engr. Baintan Adil-Ampatuan, RPDO Executive Director said she was privileged to welcome the delegates from Papua New Guinea who are setting up their trafficking mechanisms and have chosen to observe ARMM in the localization of the National Action Plan Against Trafficking.

“The presence of TIP is a more complex problem especially in ARMM. Our initiative is not the best in the country but under the administration of Gov. Hataman, many interventions were done and issues have been addressed pertaining to TIP”, Engr. Ampatuan added.

Atty. Laisa Masuhud-Alamia, Executive Secretary of the Office of the Regional Governor presided the meeting in behalf of Hon. Mujiv S. Hataman, ARMM Regional Governor. In her statement, she emphasized that one of the main causes of ARMM TIP is attributed to the mass displacement as effects of recurring conflicts and natural disaster calamities in the region.

Based on the data of DSWD-ARMM, as of 2014, there are three hundred eighty-seven (387) victim-survivors of TIP in the region.

Atty. Alamia said that various interventions had been done by ARMM including the creation of the policy of the ARG Against Human Trafficking, formulation of the 2012-2016 ARMM Strategic Plan of Action Against Trafficking and 2013 Annual Work Plan, organization of Maguindanao Provincial Committee on Anti-Trafficking (PCAT), establishment of the One-Stop Processing Center (OSPC) in Bongao and Taganak, Tawi-Tawi, recovery and reintegration program for trafficked victims-survivors, hiring of social workers for family tracing and reunification, provision of assistance by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) for distressed OFWs and strengthening of the Municipal Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Violence Against Women and their Children (MCAT-VAWC) in seven (7) municipalities within the region.

ACAT serves as the counterpart of the national Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) in the ARMM.

Add a comment

RSC in Search for the Next Outstanding Volunteers

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

RSC in Search for the Next Outstanding Volunteers Cotabato City, Philippines -- The Regional Steering Committee convened in a meeting for an Orientation on the 2015 Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV) held May 15, 2015 at the RPDO Conference Hall, ARMM Compound.

Various organizations attended the meeting namely: Bureau of Public Information (BPI-ARMM), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG-ARMM), Community and Family Services International (CFSI), Save the Children, Alliance of Bangsamoro for Peace and Sustainable Development, Inc. (ABPSD), and Muslim Youth Religious Organization (MYRO).

Engr. Baintan Adil-Ampatuan, RPDO Executive Director and RSC-ARMM chairperson highlighted that the primary purpose of the meeting was to orient the RSC-SOV partners on the 2015 SOV and generate support of partners for disseminating information on the search.

Ms. Melanie M. Indar, RPDO Chief of the Macro-Economic Planning Division (MEPD) presented the guidelines for the 2015 SOV which includes the types and categories of awards, qualifications for nomination, criteria for evaluation, search and nomination process, prohibitions and provisions, and conferment of awards.

She emphasized that the activity aims to highlight the exemplary performance and dedication to service of ARMM Filipino volunteers in helping people and communities and recognize the role of volunteerism in development and nation-building.

The RSC-SOV was created in accordance to the two legal bases; a) Presidential Decree No. 55 “Declaring the Month of December of Every Year as the National Volunteer Month”, and b) Republic Act No. 9418 “An Act Institutionalizing a Strategy for Rural Development, Strengthening Volunteerism and for Other Purposes”.

Add a comment

RCCB convenes on 2015 Census Population

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

RCCB convenes on 2015 Census Population The Regional Census Coordinating Board (RCCB) meeting was convened on May 12, 2015 at the RPDO Conference Hall, ARMM Compound, Cotabato City.

The RCCB meeting was attended by the Regional Planning and Development Office (RPDO), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Regional Budget and Management Office (RBMO), and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).

Engr. Baintan Adil-Ampatuan, RPDO-ARMM Executive Director and chair of the RCCB stressed that the conduct of the 2015 Census is very significant because population data is one of the most important indicators used in the planning activities of agencies.

Hji. Abdulhakeem Suod M. Barodi, CESE, PSA-ARMM Iterim Regional Director highlighted three main points in his presentation which includes; 1) Orientation on the composition and functions of RCCB, 2) Overview of the 2015 POPCEN, and 3) the presentation of the google maps. He also shared the major activities to be undertaken in line with the conduct of the 2015 POPCEN.

The organization of RCCB is based on the PSA Resolution No. 09, Series of 2014 which approves the Composition and Terms of Reference of the Regional, Provincial, City, and Municipal Census Coordinating Board for the 2015 Census Population.

Add a comment

ARG convenes HDAP Cluster Head's meeting

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

ARG convenes HDAP Cluster Head's meeting The Office of the Regional Governor in close coordination with the Regional Planning and Development Office convened the cluster heads of the ARMM Humanitarian and Development Action Plan (HDAP) to a meeting on May 7, 2015 at the Office of the Executive Secretary Conference Room, ARMM Compound, Cotabato City.

The HDAP meeting which was presided by Engr. Baintan Adil-Ampatuan, RPDO Executive Director was participated by representatives from ARMM Humanitarian Emergency Action and Response Team (HEART), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-ARMM), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-ARMM), Department of Health (DOH-ARMM), Regional Human Rights Commission (RHRC-ARMM), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-ARMM).

Engr. Ampatuan emphasized that the meeting was aimed to discuss the follow-through activities for the finalization of the ARMM HDAP especially the conduct of consultation meeting with stakeholders namely: PPDO-Maguindanao, LGUs, national and regional line agencies and, donor institutions. The proposed Terms of Reference (TOR), and the program of activities of the upcoming HDAP Consultation Workshop was also discussed.

HDAP was created to address the needs of the affected families in the evacuation centers as well as provide follow-through development interventions in the affected communities. The plan was also designed to document the current initiatives and practices of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARG), Local Government Units (LGUs), and other development partners in responding to calamities.

Add a comment

Archive

Powered by mod LCA