Mayor to parents: Be responsbile

SAN JOSE, Antique - The Municipal Mayor of San Jose urged parents to responsibly carry out their duties towards their children during a program  in line with his focus to promote a better quality of life especially for many poor families.

“Children who are in conflict with the law typically comes from a broken home, victims of domestic violence and whose parents are always quarreling and sometimes they are neglected by their parents,” Mayor Elmer Untaran said during a program in observance of the National Children’s Month.

Untaran also called on the parents to know their children’s rights “because our role is to look into the welfare of our children, and the best legacy parents can give to their children is education.”

The children from various schools attending the program were urged by the Mayor to be diligent in their studies and to stay away from illegal drugs.

The Municipal theme for this year’s celebration is “Bata: Mahalaga Ka! Talento Ipakita, Droga at Pag-aabuso Wakasan Na.”

The San Jose  Municipal government in coordination with the Consuelo Foundation heightened the observance with the participation of some 200 children, youth and adults from different public and private schools, youths and adults, faith-based groups, NGOs and Civil Society Organizations.

In line with the celebration, other activities conducted include Municipal Children’s Congress; Ecumenical Prayer Gathering for Children At Risk; Consultative Meeting and Formation of the Civil Society Organizations’ Network for Child Protection in San Jose de Buenavista; and on November 24- Poster and slogan contest; November 25-26- Younger Leaders Congress;November 27-29 Children’s Art Exhibit; and November 29- State of the Children’s Address of Mayor Untran. (JCM/PIA Antique)

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Gov. Rhodora Cadiao


Brgy. San Fernando

(C/O Precia Villavert Beach Resort)

San Jose de Buenavista

Antique, Philippines 5700

USA Tel: (718) 838-9626

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