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NAVOTAS TIES UP WITH CWC FOR ‘MAKABATA’ HELPLINE 1383

NAVOTAS Mayor John Rey Tiangco and the local government have partnered with the Council for the Welfare of Children for the implementation of the ‘Makabata’ Helpline 1383 in the city.

Tiangco signed the memorandum of understanding with CWC executive director Undersecretary Angelo Tapales with the city adopting the Makabata Helpline as an additional hotline service that is accessible to the public for child-related concerns.

“Our city treasures its young population. Through the Makabata 1383, we encourage people, especially the youth, to report instances of child abuse and violence, and help to immediately resolve these cases,” Tiangco said.

Launched in November 2023, the Makabata Helpline was developed by the CWC to provide a platform for children to report any form of violence, abuse, and exploitation.

            60 ‘drug addicts’ graduate from rehab program

Some 60 persons who used drugs have graduated from the city’s community-based treatment and rehabilitation program  or CBDRP.

Tiangco said the 60 PWUDs underwent six months of rehabilitation program called ‘Bidahan’ and another six months aftercare.

Under the program, participants go through a series of weekly psycho-education lectures, counselling sessions, group therapy sessions, relapse prevention sessions and life skills training.

He’s all praises for the new graduates for deciding to give up their vices and turning a new leaf for themselves and their families.

381 solo parents get cash subsidy

The city government has distributed the monthly cash subsidy for first batch of qualified 381 ‘Navoteño’ solo parents who each received P3, 000 for their January to March financial aid.

“The amount varies depending on the month of application or renewal of their 2024 solo parent identification card.”

The mayor explained that the ordinance passed by the city council was in consonance with Republic Act 11861 or the Expanded Solo Parents Welfare Act.

“Raising children is never easy and doing it all by yourselves double the challenges and difficulties. We hope this amount can help ease at least a little of your burdens and bring smiles to you and your kids,” the mayor told the solo parents.