Celso cites FDCI for constant help to abandoned children PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 13:29

Mayor Celso Lobregat has commended the efforts of the Foundation for the Development of Children Incorporated (FDCI), a non-government organization, for its efficient and capable management of the Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC) in Talon-talon.

For decades now, the RSCC, a temporary shelter for neglected, abandoned, abused and orphaned children has assisted thousands of clients, most of whom are now living normal lives.

Due to the dedication and commitment of the FDCI, under the leadership of former mayor Engineer Efren Arañez, the RSCC is efficiently managed and operates in accordance with its mission and vision, according to Mayor Lobregat.

Mayor Lobregat thanked the officers especially those who have served for more than one term for their continued service for the benefit of the less fortunate. He committed to find ways on how to increase the city government subsidy to the Foundation as well as the honoraria to 15 caregivers working at the RSCC.

The mayor expressed commendations and gratitude to the foundation, as he inducted its newly-elected officers recently.

Engr. Arañez is the re-elected Foundation president with Dr. Nida Tan as Vice President and Dr. Vic Liozo Jr. as secretary.  Atilano Alabata is the  elected Auditor while Corazon Motomal is the elected Treasurer. The members of the board include Councilors Lilia Nuño and Myra Paz Abubakar, Dr. Milagros Fernandez, Southern City Colleges President Edwin Caliolio, Lulu Gerolaga, Tranquilina Raz, Joy Liong, Gloria Abendan, and Atty. Dorothy MS Cajayon. They will serve a four-year term which will end in 2016.

The FDCI manages the RSCC in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-9) and gives assistance thru donations from government and non-government agencies including generous individuals to usher refuge and temporary shelter for orphans until their eventual adoption by foster parents.

The City Government provides an annual allocation to help subsidize the operation of the center. It has become the tradition of the mayor to visit the children and the aged in various orphanage centers and the center for the elderly the during his birthday and Christmas season.
Based on records, over a hundred infants are housed at the RSCC year round. — Richard Aliangan