AC gov’t to convene LCPC to reinforce child protection policies 

ANGELES CITY—The Angeles City government under the leadership of Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. will convene the Local Council for Protection of Children (LCPC) on Tuesday to revisit and strengthen the city’s policies on child protection. 
 The decision comes in the wake of two recent tragic incidents concerning the welfare of children in the city—the abduction of a 5-year-old child known as “Ally”, and the unfortunate demise of two children in Barangay Malabanias.
 “These incidents have highlighted the urgent need for a reinforced child protection measures in the city,” Mayor Lazatin asserted.
 “We are deeply saddened by these events and our thoughts are with the affected families,” he added.
The date of the meeting will take place early this week and its schedule will be announced shortly.
Angeles City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) chief Edna Duaso, through the supervision of Chief Adviser IC Calaguas and Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel, is now arranging the plans of reviewing the existing policies and procedures concerning child welfare and protection in the city to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.
“Angeles City has always been committed in doing everything in its power to ensure the safety of our children,” Duaso said.
 LCPC is a local body dedicated to the protection of children’s rights through the development and implementation of child-centric policies.
 The city government through the CSWDO works closely with the LCPC to implement policies and initiatives aimed at protecting children and promoting their rights.
 Meanwhile, Mayor Lazatin urges Angeleños to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities.