/ 10 November 2021

TO CELEBRATE the 29th National Children’s Month, the city government of Manila launched its Child Protection Handbook on Monday, November 8.

Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso, along with Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan and Manila Department of Social Welfare Director Re Fugoso, led the launching.

“Ang inyong pamahalaang lungsod ay sumusuporta nang buong-buo sa karapatan at pagtataguyod ng maayos na kinabukasan ng mga bata,” Domagoso said in a statement.

The book aims to give the social workers, barangay officials, and police the right knowledge on how to handle rescue operations and child case management.

Meanwhile, the mayor assured the parents that the city will continue to protect their children by vaccinating them against Covid19.

“So, sa mga magulang, lolo’t lola, huwag kayong mag-alala, basta ang inyong mga apo, mga anak, ay amin ring proproteksiyunan laban sa Covid19,” he said.

Based on the city’s data, 25,497 minors have received their first dose of vaccine since pediatric inoculation started on October 22.

So far, the city government has administered about 3,332 doses of Pfizer for adolescents including those without comorbidities.