Beng urges vigilance against abuses on children, women PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 June 2012 14:28

House Deputy Speaker and District 1 Congresswoman Beng Climaco has called on the public to be vigilant and immediately report to authorities any abuse on children and women emphasizing that “we all need to protect children against rape, trafficking and abuse in all its forms”.

Based on statistics by non-government organizations (NGOs) on Child Protection, there has been an increase in incidents of incest and child abuse particularly in the District I area.

The lady solon assured that her office in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), NGOs, Philippine National Police (PNP)-Women’s Desk, Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) Child Protection Unit will give utmost help to the victims.

Climaco has been a staunch advocate of programs intended to protect the rights and welfare of children and women.

Just recently, she authored, along with Agusan del Norte Rep. Ma. Angelica Amante-Matba and Gabriela Party-list Rep.  Luzviminda Ilagan authored House Bill 6155 pushing for the establishment of a crisis assistance center for women and children in every city and province in the country.

“We continue to work hard for those women trafficked, abused, raped and other forms of abuses made to women”, Cong. Climaco said stressing that the legislation will be able to address the concerns of this sector and uphold the justice they deserve.

Meanwhile, the congresswoman, who is the Liberal Party Chair in Zamboanga denied reports that an alleged trafficker/abuser embroiled in a recent case is a member of the party. She said the person has not been affiliated with the LP nor has been admitted as party member. — Marvin Segura