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1 14th City Council

2 45th Regular Session


3 Series of 2006

5 Republika ng Pilipinas
6 SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD
7 Lungsod ng Dabaw
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9 ORDINANCE NO. 0292-06


10 Series of 2006
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12 AN ORDINANCE KNOWN AS THE “COMPREHENSIVE CHILDREN AND


13 FAMILY SUPPORT SYSTEM IN DAVAO CITY, AS AMENDED”,
14 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “ DAVAO CITY CHILDREN’S WELFARE
15 CODE, AS AMENDED”
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17 Be it enacted by the Sangguniang Panglungsod of Davao City in session
18 assembled that:
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20 Article I. Title, Policy, Principles and Definition of Terms.
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22 SECTION 1. TITLE- This Ordinance shall be known as the
23 "Comprehensive Children and Family Support System in Davao City, as Amended”,
24 otherwise known as "Davao City Children's Welfare Code, as Amended";
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26 SECTION 2. DECLARATION OF POLICY AND PRINCIPLE OF THE
27 LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF DAVAO CITY- It is hereby declared to be the policy of the
28 local government of Davao City that the rights of children to their survival, protection,
29 participation and development must be given high priority; it will work for the respect for
30 the role of the family in providing for children and will support the efforts of parents,
31 other child care and development workers, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and
32 communities to nurture and care for children, from infancy including the earliest stages
33 of childhood to adolescence.
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35 It shall be the policy of the local government of Davao City to ensure that
36 the programs aimed at the achievement of goals for the survival, protection,
37 participation and development of children must be given priority when resources are

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38 allocated. Every effort shall be made by the local government of Davao City to ensure
39 that such programs are protected in times of economic austerity and structural
40 adjustments;
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42 SECTION 3. DEFINITION OF TERMS:
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44 CHILDREN -refer to persons below eighteen (18) years of age or those over but
45 unable to fully take care of themselves to protect themselves from
46 abuse, neglect, cruelty, exploitation or discrimination because of
47 physical and mental disability condition.
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49 SURVIVAL RIGHTS -deal with the provision in relation to parental and governmental
50 duties and liabilities, adequate living standard and access to basic
51 health, health services and social security.
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53 DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS -pertain to the access of a child to educational
54 opportunities, access to relevant information, play, leisure, cultural
55 activities and the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
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57 PROTECTION RIGHTS -cover those which guard children against all forms of child
58 abuse, exploitation and discrimination in the major areas where a child
59 is considered in extremely difficult circumstances.
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61 PARTICIPATION RIGHTS -include child's freedom to express oneself in matters
62 affecting his/her life as part of preparation for responsible parenthood
63 and to freedom of association.
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65 CHILD ABUSE -refers to the maltreatment of the child, whether habitual or not,
66 which includes any of the following:
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68  Psychological and physical abuse, neglect, cruelty, sexual abuse and emotional
69 maltreatment;
70  Any act by deed or words which debases, degrades or demeans the intrinsic
71 worth and dignity of a child as a human being;
72  Unreasonable deprivation of his/her basic needs of survival such as food and
73 shelter; or

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74  Failure to immediately give medical treatment to an injured child resulting to
75 serious impairment of his/her growth and development or permanent incapacity
76 or death.
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78 CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH GRAVELY THREATEN OR ENDANGER THE SURVIVAL
79 AND NORMAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN
80 - include but are not limited to, the following:
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82  Being in a community where there is armed conflict or being affected by armed
83 conflict –related activities;
84  Working under conditions hazardous to life, safety and morals which unduly
85 interfere with their normal development or working without provisions for their
86 education;
87  Living in or fending for themselves in the streets of urban and rural areas without
88 the care of parents or guardian or any adult supervision needed for their welfare;
89  Being a member of an indigenous cultural community and/or living under
90 conditions of extreme poverty or in an area which is underdeveloped and/or lack
91 or has inadequate access to basic services needed for a good quality life;
92  Being with family members or guardians having psychological problems grave
93 enough for them to commit incest, sibling rape, lascivious acts and other forms of
94 physical and mental abuse;
95  Being a victim of human-made or natural disaster or calamity;
96  Being a victim of an illegal transnational union; or child trafficking;
97  Circumstance analogous to those above stated which endanger the life, safety or
98 normal development of children.
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100 COMPREHENSIVE CHILDREN'S SUPPORT SYSTEM AGAINST CHILD ABUSE,
101 EXPLOITATION AND DISCRIMINATION -refers to the coordinated program of
102 services and facilities to protect children against:
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104 1.) Child prostitution and other sexual abuse;
105 2.) Child trafficking;
106 3.) Other acts of abuse;
107 4.) Circumstances which threaten or endanger the survival and normal development of
108 children or as prescribed in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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110 COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN
111 -refers to the coordinated program of services outlined in Sec. 3 of RA 6972

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112 and as prescribed by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the
113 Child.
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115 DAVAO CITY SPECIAL OFFICE FOR CHILDREN'S CONCERNS (SOCC)
116 -refers to the line-function office that shall be created by the local
117 government of Davao City responsible for the implementation of this
118 Ordinance with regulatory, executory, coordinative, monitoring and
119 evaluative functions specific to children's rights promotion and protection
120 distinct from the direct service function of the Davao City's social welfare
121 arm, the City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO).
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124 CHILDREN IN CONFLICT WITH THE LAW - refer to persons below 18 years old
125 who are alleged to have committed or who have been found to have
126 committed offense(s) under Philippine laws.
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128 BENEFIT DANCE -also known as community disco refers to a dance in the
129 locality wherein young girls and boys in the process are being commodified
130 for fund raising purposes.
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132 INTERNET CAFES -are business establishments using the worldwide web or
133 internet system that enable users to view and interact with a variety of
134 information accessed through a computer connected to local area network.
135 It may offer email services, chatting, games and surfing services.
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137 INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER -refers to the local or national network provider
138 of Internet Services.
139
140 CHILD PROSTITUTION -is the sale, purchase, exchange, employment or hiring the
141 services of children, or any attempt thereof, for the purpose of engaging in
142 sexual intercourse or lascivious conduct for money, profit or other
143 considerations by another.
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145 PERSONS ENGAGED IN PROSTITUTION -shall include/encompass, but shall not be
146 limited to the pimp, procurer of the service or customer, parents, owners,
147 managers or operators of establishments such as disco bars, sauna baths,
148 massage clinics, movie houses, vehicles like cars, taxi cabs or any other

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149 forms of transportation, hotels and restaurants, and any other persons who
150 employ various schemes to prostitute persons.
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152 CHILD TRAFFICKING shall refer to the recruitment, transfer, or deployment of a child,
153 and/or harboring or receipt of child with or without the victim's consent or
154 knowledge, fraud or deceit, violence, coercion, intimidation, abuse of
155 position or authority, within or across national borders for purposes of
156 prostitution, work, services, marriage or adoption and other similar
157 arrangement characterized by forced labor, slavery-like practices of sexual
158 exploitation.
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160 ENTERTAINMENT ESTABLISHMENTS
161 -are business establishments which include bars, nightclubs, beer houses,
162 cocktail lounges, and massage clinics, karaoke bars/sing-along pub houses
163 within Davao City.
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165 QUICK RESPONSE CENTER -refers to the inter-agency center supervised by
166 the City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) in coordination
167 with the Special Office for Children’s Concerns created to provide a 24-hour
168 quick response for children who are in need of special protection.
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170 CHILDREN IN NEED OF SPECIAL PROTECTION -refer to children living
171 under circumstances which gravely threaten or endanger their survival and
172 normal development as defined and expanded to include victims of STD-
173 HIV-AIDS, physical and emotional neglect, and sex exploitation; children in
174 conflict with the law, dependent, abandoned, neglected, girl children, and
175 children in various circumstances of disabilities.
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178 Article II Protection Rights of Children
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180 SECTION 1. PROGRAM ON CHILD ABUSE, EXPLOITATION AND
181 DISCRIMINATION -There shall be a comprehensive program to be formulated by the
182 Davao City Social Services and Development Office and the Davao City Council for the
183 Welfare of Children in coordination with the Special Office for Children's Concerns,
184 other governmental agencies, and the private sector concerned within one (1) year
185 from the effectivity of this Ordinance, to protect children against child prostitution and
186 other sexual abuse; child trafficking; obscene publications and indecent shows and

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187 other acts of abuse; and circumstances which endanger child survival and normal
188 development.
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190 SECTION 2. CHILD PROSTITUTION AND OTHER SEXUAL ABUSE -Children,
191 whether male or female, who for money, profit or any other consideration or due to the
192 coercion or influence of any adult, syndicate or groups, indulge in sexual intercourse or
193 lascivious conduct, are deemed to be children exploited in prostitution and other sexual
194 abuse. The following shall be liable under this Ordinance:
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196 a.)Those who engage in or promote, facilitate or induce child prostitution which
197 include, but are not limited to, the following:
198 1.) Acting as a procurer of a child for prostitution by means of written or oral
199 advertisements or other similar means;
200 2.) Inducing a person to be a client of a prostituted child by means of written or oral
201 advertisements or other similar means;
202 3.) Entering into a relationship with, or taking advantage of a child for prostitution;
203 4.) Threatening or using violence towards a child to engage him/her as a prostitute
204 or participant in indecent shows;
205 5.) Giving monetary consideration, goods or other pecuniary benefit to a child with
206 the intent to engage such child in prostitution.
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208 b.) Those other persons who commit acts as stated in Article III of Republic Act No.
209 7610 and shall be penalized accordingly as prescribed in the same without prejudice to
210 the prosecution of the same acts under our existing national laws. The Barangay
211 Officials, through the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children shall actively
212 monitor the recruitment of children for purposes of child prostitution at the barangay
213 level and they shall conduct educational and information campaign against child
214 prostitution to facilitate effective monitoring of the same;
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216 SECTION 3. SANCTIONS FOR ESTABLISHMENTS OR ENTERPRISES
217 WHICH PROMOTE, FACILITATE OR CONDUCT ACTIVITIES CONSTITUTING
218 CHILD PROSTITUTION AND OTHER SEXUAL ABUSE, CHILD TRAFFICKING,
219 OBSCENE PUBLICATIONS AND INDECENT SHOWS
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221 All establishments or enterprises which promote, or facilitate child prostitution
222 and sexual abuse, child trafficking, obscene publications and indecent shows and other
223 acts of abuse shall be immediately closed, their authority or license to operate canceled,

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224 without prejudice to the owner or manager thereof being prosecuted under this
225 Ordinance.
226 The Business Bureau shall designate personnel to act upon complaints to
227 determine and/or validate reports of establishments or enterprises which promote, or
228 facilitate child prostitution and sexual abuse, child trafficking, obscene publications and
229 indecent shows and other acts of abuse.
230 A sign with words: "OFF LIMITS" shall be conspicuously displayed outside the
231 establishments or enterprises by the Davao City Special Office for Children's Concerns
232 (SOCC) for a period of not more than one year.
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234 SECTION 4. ESTABLISHMENTS TO POST NOTICES AND
235 INFORMATION AT ENTRY OR FRONT DESKS REGARDING CHILD PROTECTION
236 -All hotels, sauna baths, inns, motels, night clubs and other establishments of
237 similar services and movie houses shall be required to post notices and information
238 about child protection to serve as deterrent to committing child trafficking, prostitution
239 and other sexual abuse. To ensure the compliance by the concerned establishments to
240 this section of the Ordinance, the SOCC, through the License Division of the Office of
241 the City Mayor shall require these establishments to post such information or notices
242 before their respective licenses shall be renewed and/or approved.
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244 SECTION 5. CHILD TRAFFICKING -Any person who shall engage in
245 child trafficking as defined in this Ordinance, shall suffer the penalty as prescribed in
246 Article IV of the Republic Act No. 7610.
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248 The arresting authorities are mandated by this Ordinance to file a case on child
249 trafficking against the apprehended individual(s). The participation of the Department of
250 Labor and Employment (DoLE), Philippines Ports Authority (PPA), Land Transportation
251 Office (LTO), MARINA and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board
252 (LTFRB) is enjoined.
253
254 SECTION 6. ATTEMPT TO COMMIT CHILD TRAFFICKING -There is an
255 attempt to commit child trafficking under Section 9 of this Ordinance:
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257  When a child below 15 years old travels alone to or from Davao city without valid
258 reason therefore and without clearance issued by the Davao City Special Office
259 for Children's Concerns or written permit or justification from the parents or legal
260 guardians;

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261  When a pregnant mother, father or guardian executes an affidavit of consent for
262 adoption for a consideration; or consent, participates or in any manner cause the
263 registration of the birth of such child in the name of another with or without
264 consideration;
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266  When a person, agency, establishment or child-caring institution recruits a
267 woman or couples to bear children for the purpose of child-trafficking;
268
269  When a doctor, hospital or clinic official employee, nurse, midwife, local civil
270 registrar or any other person simulates birth for the purpose of child trafficking;
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272  When a person engages in the act of finding children among low-income families,
273 hospitals, clinics, nurseries, day-care centers or other child caring institutions
274 who can be offered for the purpose of child trafficking; or
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276  When any person, authority, agency or institution who are witnesses to and fails
277 to report transactions related to circumstances in child trafficking.
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280 Penalties prescribed under this Ordinance shall be imposed upon the principles of the
281 attempt to commit child trafficking without prejudice to the prosecution of the same acts
282 under our existing national laws. In addition, a one-month community service shall be
283 imposed for the commission and omission of acts under Section 3. Such service shall
284 be defined by the Davao City Council for the Welfare of Children;
285
286 SECTION 7. PROHIBITION ON ESTABLISHMENTS SELLING OR
287 ALLOWING TO BE SOLD TO CHILDREN CIGARETTES AND OTHER TOBACCO
288 PRODUCTS, BEER, LIQUOR, OTHER INTOXICATING BEVERAGES AND
289 CONTACT CEMENT (E.G. RUGBY) SOLVENT AND VOLATILE SUBSTANCES TO
290 BE SOLD TO CHILDREN
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293 All wholesale, retail, hardwares, stores, grocery or convenience stores as well as
294 all other business establishments in the city are prohibited from selling or serving beer,
295 liquor, coconut wine and other intoxicating beverages, cigarettes and other tobacco
296 products and contact cement solvent (rugby) to all children.
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298 For purposes of this Ordinance, the penalty for the commission of such act as
299 prescribed in Presidential Decree 1619 and in local ordinances shall be imposed. The
300 filing of cases against establishments violating this provision must be closely enforced
301 and monitored. The victim of the act committed under this section shall be entrusted to
302 the care of appropriate agencies in coordination with the Davao City Special Office for
303 Children's Concern (DCSOCC).
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305 SECTION 8. CONTROL ON CHILDREN'S EXPOSURE TO
306 COMMERCIAL VIDEO, INTERNET GAMES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC GAMES -
307 Commercial establishments catering rental of electronic video games to children, during
308 school days from 7:00 o'clock in the morning to 5:00 o'clock in the afternoon shall be
309 subjected to suspension of business permit for fifteen (15) days during the first offense
310 and, one (1) month suspension of the same for the second offense. Confiscation of all
311 video units and of said establishment and cancellation of business permit shall
312 constitute the penalty for the third offense, as prescribed under the Internet Café
313 Ordinance of Davao City.
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315 Commercial establishments or cafes offering Internet services including but not
316 limited to electronic-mail, fax, games, chatting, surfing and other such services covered
317 by Internet technology which are accessed for a fee and/or other business
318 establishments offering a combination of services such as food and Internet, bar and
319 Internet recreation, Internet and other combinations shall not allow children to stay in
320 their premises during schooldays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and between 10:00 pm and
321 8:00am in conformity and in relation to section 31 of this Ordinance unless for specific
322 educational or study purposes such as research, data-gathering or statistical treatment
323 duly assigned by a teacher or tutor or any educational institution representative.
324 Violators of this specific provision shall suffer penalty of a fine of P 500.00 for the first
325 offense, P 1,000.00 for the second offense, and P 2,000.00 for the third offense and/or
326 revocation of business permit by the Mayor or both as provided for by Sections 4.3, 9
327 and 10 of the Davao City Internet Café Ordinance.
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329 Commercial establishments or cafes offering Internet services portraying violent
330 games and/or pornography shall be regulated and shall not be allowed to cater to
331 children.
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333 Monitoring of the same shall be ensured at the Barangay level through the
334 Barangay Council for the Protection of Children.
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336 As an alternative to increased patronage of children to commercial videogames,
337 electronic games and internet cafes, all public and private schools are enjoined to put
338 up recreational-educational facilities which shall include but not limited to internet
339 centers and sports facilities to cater to children with the funding support of the Local
340 Government of Davao City.
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343 SECTION 9. APPOINTMENT OF CHILD AND YOUTH RELATIONS
344 OFFICER(S) WITHIN THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S PROTECTION DESK -Each
345 Police Station and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Davao City
346 shall have a Child and Youth Relation Officer (CYRO) incorporated under the existing
347 Women and Children's Protection Desk created by the Philippine National Police (PNP)
348 pursuant to R.A. 8551 tasked to handle cases involving children.
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350 The CYRO must function purely as such, exclusively as CYRO for a period of
351 five consecutive years. A memorandum of agreement with the PNP shall be forged by
352 the local government of Davao City indicating the same. Police stations shall build a
353 separate reception-cum-interview center for the Women and Children Protection Desk
354 (WCPD) to ensure a child-friendly atmosphere in handling cases involving children. All
355 police stations shall promote child-friendly units.
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357 The WCPD personnel shall be on call for 24 hours and shall be assisted by a
358 social worker at the district level and the Quick Response Center. In rescue operations,
359 the personnel must respond with or without the presence of a social worker in the
360 rescue of children but the case must still be indorsed to a government social worker
361 afterwards.
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363 There must have at lease one female police officer in every WCPD.
364
365 There shall be an investigation room within the Women and Children's Concern
366 Section of the Davao City Police Office as venue for victims of heinous crimes under 12
367 years of age.
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369 Child-friendly police procedures shall be implemented as contained in the
370 existing police manuals and handbooks. Each WCPD personnel shall be provided with
371 a copy of the police manuals and handbooks.
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373 SECTION 10. SPECIAL COURSE FOR PNP MEMBERS, JAIL
374 OFFICERS AND AUXILIARY MEMBERS. -A special course for members of the
375 Philippine National Police (PNP) shall be designed to effectively handle children in need
376 of special protection.
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378 The police officers must undergo trainings on the management of Cases of
379 Children in Need of Special Protection and Gender Sensitivity Trainings before
380 assuming the functions of a CYRO.
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382 All police officers shall take up the course, especially those who are to be
383 assigned in the WCPD including Officers of the Bureau of Jail Management and
384 Penology (BJMP). The Barangay Police, auxiliary units and volunteer organizations
385 shall also be required to attend the special course inasmuch as they are front liners.
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387 The course shall be designed and provided by the Davao City Special Office for
388 Children's Concerns in close coordination with the Women and Children's Concern
389 Section, other agencies, and NGOs focused on child and youth programs.
390
391 SECTION 11. BRUTALITY AND/OR MALTREATMENT -Any brutality
392 and/or maltreatment against children committed by persons in authority and their agents
393 including but not limited to barangay police, security guards, CVOs, CSU, CAFGUs,
394 Police Volunteers, SPAG and their assets shall be subjected to penalty under this
395 Ordinance as determined by the local Internal Affairs Service of PNP, NAPOLCOM, the
396 Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, the Department of Interior and Local
397 Government (DILG) and other appropriate agencies without prejudice to provisions of
398 the Revised Penal Code. The SOCC shall monitor and assist in filing complaints of
399 brutality and maltreatment at the appropriate courts.
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401 SECTION 12. PROHIBITION ON THE EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN
402 -Children shall not be employed as provided in the Labor Code of the Philippines and
403 Republic Act No. 7658.
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405 The employment of children domestic helpers, aged 16 and 17 years, and the
406 termination of their employment shall be registered at the Office of the Barangay
407 Captain. The Barangay Captain or the person designated by the Barangay Council for
408 the Protection of Children is authorized to monitor the condition of children domestic
409 helpers from time to time.

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410 The SOCC, CSSDO and the Department of Labor and Employment shall develop
411 alternative livelihood programs for the families of street and urban working children.
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413 The City Government shall allocate higher budget for educational assistance to
414 street children and employed children.
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416 SECTION 13. PROHIBITION ON THE EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN IN
417 CERTAIN ADVERTISEMENTS -No person and establishment shall employ or allow to
418 employ any child to model in all forms of commercial or advertisements promoting
419 alcoholic beverages, intoxicating drinks, tobacco and its by-products, prostitution and
420 violence.
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422 SECTION 14. CREATION OF A MORO AND OF AN INDIGENOUS
423 PEOPLE'S COUNCIL -A council for Moro and for Indigenous Peoples communities in
424 Davao city shall be created separately to facilitate planning, decision-making,
425 implementation, and evaluation of all government programs affecting children of
426 indigenous and Moro peoples. NGOs focused on these communities shall also be
427 recognized, respected and represented to the Council.
428
429 The Council, in coordination with the Local School Board, the Division of City
430 Schools, National Commission of Indigenous Peoples, Office of Muslim Affairs and the
431 Davao City Council for the Protection of Children, shall create a Team of Educators to
432 formulate a specialized curriculum which is culture-specific and relevant to the needs
433 and existing situation of the indigenous and Moro children in Davao City.
434
435 SECTION 15. CHILDREN AS SOCIAL INDICATORS OF LOCAL CONDITIONS
436 Children are hereby declared as Social Indicators of Local condition. The City
437 Planning & Development Office in coordination with the SOCC shall come up with a
438 yearly situational analysis of children in Davao City for monitoring and evaluation.
439
440 SECTION 16. RESPECT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANTS
441 RELEVANT TO ARMED-CONFLICT -The Local Government of Davao City shall
442 undertake to respect and to ensure respect for rules of international humanitarian law
443 applicable to Philippine political armed-conflict which are relevant to the child.
444 Specifically the following policies shall be observed:
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446  Children shall not be the object of any attack and shall be entitled to special
447 respect. They shall be protected from any form of threat, assault, torture or other

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448 cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment. Places that generally have significant
449 presence of children including but not limited to schools, hospitals and places of
450 worship shall also be protected from attacks or threats of attacks.
451
452  Children shall not be allowed to take part in the hostilities. They shall not be
453 recruited to become members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines or its
454 civilian units or other armed groups, nor be allowed to take part in the fighting, or
455 used as guides, or couriers, or spies, cooks or medics.
456
457  Delivery of basic social services such as education, primary health and
458 emergency relief services shall be kept unhampered.
459
460  The safety and protection of those who provide services including those involved
461 in fact-finding missions from both government and non-government institutions
462 shall be ensured. They shall not be subjected to undue harassment in the
463 performance of their work.
464
465  Public infrastructure such as schools, hospitals and rural health units shall not be
466 utilized for military purposes such as command posts, barracks, detachments,
467 and supply depots.
468
469  All appropriate steps shall be taken to facilitate the reunion of families temporarily
470 separated due to armed conflict.
471
472 SECTION 17. EVACUATION OF CHILDREN DURING ARMED CONFLICT
473 - Children shall be given priority during evacuations as a result of armed conflict.
474 The CSSDO together with the SOCC, other agencies and non-government
475 organizations shall look after the welfare of children during evacuation. Measures shall
476 be taken to ensure that children evacuated are accompanied by persons responsible for
477 their safety and well-being.
478
479 SECTION 18. FAMILY LIFE AND TEMPORARY SHELTER -Whenever
480 possible, members of the same family shall be housed in the same premises given
481 separate accommodation from other evacuees and provided with facilities to lead a
482 normal family life. In places of temporary shelter, expectant and nursing mothers and
483 children shall be given additional food in proportion to their physiological needs.
484 Whenever feasible, children shall be given opportunities for physical exercise, sports
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486
487 SECTION 19. RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IN SITUATIONS OF ARMED
488 CONFLICT -Any child who has been detained for reasons related to armed conflict, a
489 combatant, courier, guide or spy is entitled to the following rights:
490
491 a. Separate detention from adults except where families are accommodated as
492 family rights;
493
494 b. Immediate free legal assistance;
495
496 c. Immediate notice of such arrest to the parents or guardian of the child; and
497
498 d. Release within twenty-four (24) hours upon the receipt of the child by the
499 arresting party to the protective custody of the Department of Social Welfare and
500 Development or its accredited organization or the City Mayor as mandated in the
501 Memorandum of Agreement in the Handling and Treatment of Children Involved
502 in the Armed Conflict.
503
504 e. Psychosocial therapy.
505
506 The SOCC shall initiate rescue of children detained or taken into custody by any
507 armed element related to armed conflict. Together with CSSDO, it shall monitor and
508 ensure the implementation of the Memorandum of Agreement in the Handling and
509 Treatment of Children Involved in the Armed Conflict by and among the Department of
510 National Defense, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Department of Interior and Local
511 Government, Philippine National Police, DSWD, Commission on Human Rights, Office
512 of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and the National Program for
513 Unification and Development Council signed on March 21, 2000. The SOCC shall call
514 the attention of the agency or agencies found not to be implementing the MOA.
515
516 SECTION 19a. The detained child or child held in custody due to armed-conflict
517 shall not be used as a state witness nor shall he/she be subjected to media exposure at
518 any time upon his/her arrest and stay at the DSWD.
519
520 SECTION 20. MONITORING AND REPORTING OF CHILDREN IN
521 SITUATIONS OF ARMED CONFLICT -The chairperson of the Barangay Council for the
522 Protection of Children or any designated official of the Barangay affected by the armed

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523 conflict shall submit the names of children residing in said Barangay to the CSSDO
524 within twenty-four (24) hours from the occurrence of the armed conflict.
525
526 SECTION 21. PROHIBITION OF COMMODIFICATION OF CHILDREN -
527 All fund-raising activities that directly or indirectly commodify children or expose children
528 as commodities or objects for sale shall be prohibited. These activities include but are
529 not limited to beauty contests featuring child contestants who are reduced to a
530 commodity for manipulation and utilization for one’s interest and/or entertainment
531 usually in exchange of money or goods; in community benefit dance or disco where
532 proceeds from young patrons are utilized to fund common activities or projects; or in
533 freak shows were children are used to attract customers for a fee.
534
535 Culturally relevant activities shall be promoted instead.
536
537 It is the duty of the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children to push for
538 the education of this specific provision in the Barangay.
539
540 SECTION 22. RESCUE OF CHILDREN UNDER SPECIAL
541 CIRCUMSTANCES - For the protection of children below 15 years of age, they shall
542 be rescued by the BCPC and CSSDO when found loitering around or sleeping in public
543 places after 10 o'clock in the evening until 4 o'clock in the morning of the following day
544 unless they are in company with their parents or guardians. The social worker in the
545 Barangay, or any available personnel from the CSSDO shall initiate and accompany the
546 rescue of these children and turn them over to their respective barangays . The same
547 rescue operation shall be conducted on children inside disco pubs, videoke
548 establishments, internet cafes and other similar establishments.
549
550 SECTION 23. CHILDREN AFFECTED IN NATURAL DISASTERS
551 AND/OR CALAMITIES -Children shall be given priority in times of natural disasters
552 and/or calamities like flashfloods, fire, earthquakes, pest infestation, volcanic eruption,
553 and drought. The CSSDO, in coordination with the Davao City Disaster Coordinating
554 Council and the City Health Office shall devise a program to assist children victims of
555 disasters inclusive of the following components:
556
557  Psychosocial therapy and counseling;
558  Naturally processed foods for newborn babies and special food for lactating
559 mothers;
560  Free medical services and children's clinic; and

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561  Child-friendly and child-sensitive evacuation centers
562
563 SEC. 24. MEDIA HANDLING OF NEWS AND ISSUES INVOLVING CHILDREN
564 - Children in need of special protection shall not be exposed to undue media
565 coverage as unless consented to by the child and parent/guardian. Any member of the
566 mass media who shall display, air, broadcast or print violence and exploitation of
567 children shall be held liable in this Code.
568
569
570 Article III Survival and Development Rights of Children
571
572
573 SECTION 1: EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT
574 SYSTEM -This refers to the full range of health , nutrition, early education and social
575 services programs that provide the basic holistic needs of young children from birth to
576 age (6), to promote their optimum growth and development. These programs include:
577
578 1. Center-based programs, such as the day care service established
579 under Republic Act No. 6972, public and private pre-schools, kindergarten or
580 school-based programs, community or church-based early childhood education
581 programs initiated by non-government organizations or people's organizations,
582 workplace-related child care and education programs, child-minding centers,
583 health centers and stations;
584
585 A Barangay-based child minding center shall be established to care for
586 children of working parents during the day in a daily 8 hour programme and,
587 where feasible, care and supervision for children up to six (6) years of age when
588 parents are working at night; Provided, that the day care center need not take
589 care of the children in a particular place but shall develop network of homes
590 where adults may take care of the children up to (6) six years of age of working
591 parents during work hours, with adequate supervision from the Supervising
592 Social Welfare Officer of the CSSDO: Provided, further, that where young
593 children are left to the care of a paid domestic, an elderly relative or older
594 children without adequate and competent adult supervision, the Supervising
595 Social Welfare Officer shall provide such training and adult supervision until the
596 children's care meets adequate standards whereby the children under their care
597 will develop normally as healthy, happy and loving children, even in the absence
598 of their parents during working hours;

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599 2. Home-based programs, such as neighborhood-based play groups,
600 family day care programs, parent education and home visiting programs.
601
602 Materials and network of surrogate parents-teachers who will provide
603 intellectual and mental stimulation to the children, as well as supervised
604 wholesome recreation, with a balanced program of supervised play, mental
605 stimulation activities, and group activities with peers.
606
607 Unstructured combined with structure learning exercises for children under
608 the early childhood education shall be instituted in the children center or day care
609 centers respecting the participation right of the child.
610
611 The local government of Davao City shall also ensure to the maximum
612 extent possible the survival of the child from 0-6 years old. The program on
613 survival shall also include the following:
614
615 1) Monitoring of registration of births and the completion of the immunization
616 series for prevention of tuberculosis, diptheria, pertusis, tetanus, measles,
617 poliomyelitis and such other diseases for which vaccines have been developed
618 for administration to children up to six (6) years of age;
619
620 2) Growth and nutritional monitoring with nutritional feeding and supervision
621 of nutritional intake at home;
622
623 3) A sanctuary for abused, neglected or exploited children which will take in
624 children in urgent need of protection due to a situation which endangers the child
625 or which has exposed the child to cruelty and abuse; Provided, that the center,
626 with the help and support of the Barangay officials and their Barangay-level
627 support systems, may call upon law enforcement agencies when the child needs
628 to be rescued from an unbearable home situation;
629
630 4) A reproductive health care center for pregnant mothers for prenatal and
631 neonatal care, and in the proper case, for delivery of the infant under
632 conditions which will remove or minimize risk to mother and child:
633 Provided, that high-risk mothers shall be referred to the proper tertiary or
634 secondary care service personnel and children who are at risk from any
635 condition or illness will be brought for care: provided, further that "hilots"
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637 normal delivery and are trained to recognize high-risk pregnancies which
638 should be referred to competent obstetrical and pediatric medical care for
639 mother and child who are at risk;
640
641 ECCD Service providers include the various professionals,
642 paraprofessionals, and volunteers caregivers who are directly responsible for the
643 care and education of young children through the various center and home-
644 based programs. They include, but are not limited to, day care workers, teachers,
645 teacher-aides, rural health midwives, social workers, community health workers,
646 barangay nutrition scholars, parent effectiveness service volunteers, child
647 development workers, and family day care providers.
648
649 A pool of trained day care center or child development workers with an
650 upgraded salary scheme commensurate to the tasks assigned shall be installed.
651
652 ECCD Curriculum refers to the age and developmentally appropriate
653 educational objectives, programs of activities, organized learning experiences
654 and recommended learning materials for children that are implemented by
655 service providers through center and home-based programs. It shall consist of
656 national program goals and guidelines, instructional objectives, and content
657 outlines integrating local leaning experiences and indigenous learning materials.
658
659 Parent Education refers to the various formal and alternative means of
660 providing parents with information, skills, and support systems to assist them in
661 their roles as their children's primary caregivers and educators. These include
662 public and private parent education programs linked to center, home and media-
663 based child care and education programs.
664
665 Sec.2. Population--based day care center
666
667 Day care centers shall be set up in every Barangay. Number of such centers
668 shall depend on the number of children and the prevailing economic conditions in the
669 Barangay as determined by the CSSDO. Parents Program shall form part of this early
670 childhood education. Daycare workers shall preferably be a resident of the barangay,
671 shall possess good moral character and shall undergo intensive trainings on ECCD.
672 Monthly evaluation and monitoring shall be conducted.
673
674 Sec. 3. Promotion of Primary Health care program.

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675
676 The Barangay health centers shall implement the primary health program. Each
677 Barangay health center shall have a Barangay child health officer tasked to
678 monitor child health in the Barangay level with a salary commensurate to the task
679 assigned. To further ensure the implementation of section 40 of
680 this ordinance, the local government of Davao City, in particular shall take appropriate
681 measures:
682  c.1. To combat disease and malnutrition within the framework of primary health
683 care, through inter alia the application of readily available technology and through
684 the provision of adequate nutritious foods and clean drinking water, taking into
685 consideration the dangers and risk of environmental pollution.
686  c.2. To establish a comprehensive Parents Orientation Development Program
687 which includes courses on reproductive health, child, health and child rearing
688 practices in the context of the Filipino psychology
689  c.3. To monitor the full implementation of the Milk Code of the Philippines and
690 advocate for the prosecution of milk firms which violate the Code.
691  c.4. To monitor the implementation of the Act for Salt Iodinization Nationwide of
692 1995 (R.A.8172) which mandates the iodination of all food-grade salt for human
693 and animal consumption.
694  c.5. To conduct massive information and education on breast feeding. Utilizing
695 existing reference materials for effective breast feeding education program. And
696 that students in all levels are required to take up breast feeding course which
697 shall be an integral part of all curricula.
698
699 Sec. 4: Comprehensive Training Course on Child.
700
701 All health practitioners dealing with Child health in the government, NGO or
702 private institutions shall be required to complete a Comprehensive Training Course on
703 Child Health. No one shall practice her or his health profession without the updated
704 Certificate of Completion of this training course which shall be designed by the Task
705 Force on Health or as prescribed in the implementing rules and regulations of this
706 ordinance. Violation of this provision constitutes a penalty of cancellation of license to
707 practice profession.
708
709 Sec . 5. Child-friendly Hospital in Davao City
710
711 All hospitals in Davao City shall set-up child-friendly units to include rooming-in
712 facilities and pediatric-appropriate mechanisms and gadgets.

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713
714 Sec. 6 Creation of Children's hospital
715
716 The local government of Davao City shall establish a special hospital for children
717 accessible to, and affordable for the poor families. It shall ensure pediatric assistance
718 and facilities for the treatment of illness and physical rehabilitation. Such protective and
719 developmental placement shall be evaluated regularly by a competent team composed
720 of multi-disciplinal professionals. This multi-disciplinal special hospital shall not
721 however, assume the function of the primary health care available at the Barangay
722 level. The Davao City Pediatric Society shall be involved in the final promulgation of
723 programme of the Children's Hospital under the Task Force on Child Health which shall
724 be formed by the City Health Office and the Davao City Special Office for Children's
725 Concerns within one year of the effectivity of this Ordinance. As part of the support
726 system for child's health, government health practitioners are required to undertake
727 special training on pediatric care through the Davao City Child Health Institute which
728 shall be established by the local government of Davao City within two years after the
729 approval of this Ordinance. The Child Health Institute shall monitor the operations of all
730 private and government hospital-pediatric units to ensure child-friendly measures'
731 implementations.
732
733 Sec.7 Survey and Active Program for Differently-abled children.
734
735 The CSSDO in coordination with the SOCC shall make a periodic comprehensive
736 survey on the differently-abled in the City.
737
738 Sec. 8 Barangay-level recreational and cultural facilities and program
739
740 A Barangay-level program for the revival of indigenous games reflective of the
741 cultural diversity in Davao City shall be installed. The local government of Davao City
742 shall allocate space for recreation and provide recreational facilities appropriate for
743 children's gender and age. A regular cultural program appropriate for each children's
744 age-group and gender shall be designed with due respect to cultural diversity.
745
746 Sec. 9 Local Children's Literature.
747
748 In support to the socio-cultural development of children in Davao City, the local
749 government of Davao City shall invest in the production of local literature for children or
750 other relevant materials.

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751
752 Sec. 10. Parenting Orientation Courses.
753
754 Prior to the issuance of marriage license, applicants shall be required to
755 participate in a Parenting Orientation Course I which gives emphasis on counseling and
756 strengthening family relations. This course becomes an integral part of existing Family
757 Planning Seminar on Reproductive Health course.
758 Parents-applicants for birth certificate of their child shall also be encouraged to
759 participate to a Parenting Orientation Course II, as a follow up to the first course before
760 the issuance of Certificate of Live Birth by the Civil Registrar without prejudice to the
761 early registration of birth requirement under existing law. Parenting Orientation course II
762 shall be done in coordination with the community-based secondary and tertiary
763 hospitals.
764 The Davao City Special Office for Children's Concerns in coordination with the
765 City Health Office, CSSDO and the Civil Registry Office shall update the family
766 planning seminar and design the module of Parenting Orientation Course I and II.
767
768 Sec. 11. Live birth certificate shall be issued free of charge to indigent below 18 years of
769 age without prejudice to existing provisions of the Tax Code of Davao City.
770
771 Sec. 12. Promotion of moral and spiritual values
772
773 There shall be a promotion of a comprehensive moral and spiritual values of all
774 children in all school and communities. These values must be scripture-based
775 principles that foster love of God, love for others, love for country, and respect for
776 creation. It must inculcate the basic attitude of respect for laws and authorities. The
777 promotion must be in all day care centers, all schools especially, elementary and in
778 communities through the BCPC and other NGOs in the area.
779
780 Sec. 13. Gay and lesbian children shall not be discriminated and the rights and welfare
781 shall be promoted and respected.
782
783
784 Article IV Participation Rights of Children
785
786 Sec. 1: Participation of Children in Decision Making Processes
787
788 The children in the family, school, community or other organization or institution
789 shall be heard. They shall have the right to organize among themselves. Each child
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791 have that opinion taken into account in any matter or procedure affecting the child. It
792 shall be the responsibility of the adults to provide opportunities for children to express
793 his or her views obtain information, make ideas or information known, regardless of
794 tribe, religion, age and sex.
795
796 Sec. 2. Installation of Mechanism for Participation in the Policy and Program
797 Formulation of the Local Government.
798
799 Children, who primarily come from the grassroots and out-of-school youth, shall
800 be convened in a Children’s congress to be held in October every year. The Children’s
801 Congress shall provide venue for children to express their views relevant to the policies
802 of the Local Government of Davao City. Detailed implementing rules and guidelines in
803 the conduct of the Children’s Congress shall be formulated by the Sangguniang
804 Kabataan Federation in coordination with the Davao City Special Office for Children's
805 Concerns.
806
807 Sec. 3 School-based Children’s Rights
808
809 A. Rights to organize among themselves
810
811 School-based children shall have the right to form autonomous, democratic and
812 representative pupil/student government/council as the highest expression of
813 pupil/student organization in the school. It shall have its own Constitution and By-laws
814 and shall serve as primary venues for school-based children to uphold their general
815 welfare and aspirations. It shall be established through a democratic process such as
816 elections. It shall plan and determine programs and activities geared towards their
817 holistic development provided that such are made in accordance to the mission
818 statement and policies of the school.

819 Pupil/student governments/councils shall represent their constituents and in


820 consultation with them, shall participate in decision and policy-making processes
821 regarding school matters directly affecting them.

822 School administrators shall assist in the collection of reasonable pupil/student


823 government/council fee. The same shall be used for the implementation of the latter’s
824 activities and programs.

825 Based on their skills, talents, and interests, pupils/students have the right to form
826 and join clubs, alliances, and other associations. These may include but not limited to
827 academic, religious, socio-civic, cultural, and political clubs. These clubs shall be given

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828 recognition and shall conduct activities in line with the school’s mission statement and
829 policies; and with the supervision of the Office of Student Affairs.

830 The recognition of pupil/student clubs shall be determined by the pupil/student


831 government/council in coordination with the Office of Student Affairs, and shall be
832 governed only by necessary and reasonable requirements. School policies pertinent to
833 clubs shall be made with genuine students’ participation and are applied for as long as
834 these do not hinder them from realizing their goals and activities.

835 Pupils/students shall not be compelled to join or not to join any particular club.
836 Any form of intimidation or harassment shall not be allowed. Pupils/students shall not be
837 made to sign documents or any paper (e.g. waiver) certifying that they are not members
838 of or do not intend to join a particular club, as a condition for enrolment and/or
839 admission in school.

840
841 B. Right to Free Expression
842
843 Pupils/students shall have the right to establish/form publications that will publish
844 regularly and independently. These shall serve as venues to exercise their right to free
845 expression and to ensure access to information.

846 School records of public concern shall be made available to the pupil/student
847 publication whenever requested.

848 Pupils/students shall have the right to convey information and to manifest their
849 ideas/views freely, either orally, in writing or in the form of art (e.g. distribute/circulate
850 and/or mount leaflets, newsletters, posters, wallnews, and other similar materials
851 reflective of their interests, aspirations, and well-being). The school shall provide
852 adequate facilities for dissemination of information, such as bulletin boards, etc.

853 Pupils/students shall have the right to peaceably assemble and to petition for
854 redress of grievance. Peaceful student assemblies shall not be forcibly dispersed and/or
855 harassed. No school regulations and/or guidelines pertaining to pupil/student
856 assemblies shall be restrictive of their basic right to peaceably assemble.

857 Request for permits shall not be required from pupils/students for the conduct of
858 assemblies inside campuses. However, they shall notify the Office of Student Affairs
859 within a reasonable period of time prior to the conduct of the assembly.

860
861 C. Right to Participate in the Review and Formulation of Policies Affecting their Welfare
862

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863 School-based children shall have the right to participate in the review and
864 determination of school policies relevant to their welfare by having representatives in
865 policy-making bodies in the school, particularly the leading officers of the pupil/student
866 council/government. They shall have voting powers in these policy-making bodies.

867 Similarly, school-based children shall have the right to participate in the review
868 and formulation of government programs and policies affecting them by having
869 representatives to the Children’s Congress.

870
871 D. Right to Avail the Use of School Services and Facilities
872
873 For more efficient participation, pupils/students shall have the right to adequate
874 welfare services and facilities in school. Pupils/students and pupil/student organizations
875 shall have the right to make use of school facilities, and are held responsible for its
876 proper use and maintenance.

877
878 E. Role of Moderators/Advisers
879
880 Moderators/advisers of pupil/student councils, publications and clubs shall
881 function to give guidance and assistance to aid in the formation of active and dynamic
882 children sector in schools; but shall prohibit from exercising any form of control and
883 censorship (as to publications).

884 Any child, on account of his/her exercise of participation rights shall be protected
885 from arbitrary disciplinary measures and penalties. He/she shall have the right to due
886 process, to procedural fairness in disciplinary proceeding, and to presumption of
887 innocence.

888 These rights of school-based children shall be included in all pupil/student


889 handbooks for more effective dissemination and implementation.

890 The Sangguniang Kabataan Federation shall adopt mechanisms to ensure and
891 to monitor the implementation of these provisions.

892
893 Article V Institutional Mechanisms
894
895 Sec. 1. Creation of the Special Office for Children's Concerns.
896
897 The Davao City Special Office for Children's Concerns, a line agency under the
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899 Development Office, shall be created to beef up the capacity of the latter in realizing the
900 provisions of this Ordinance. It shall assume functions relative to conceptualization,
901 coordination of programs and services for and with children, regulatory, executory,
902 monitoring and evaluation in support to the Local Government of Davao City's high
903 priority on children. It shall cause to file complaints on cases of unlawful acts committed
904 against children in the most expeditious process with the appointment of
905 Ombudsperson for Children with full legal staff as deemed necessary.
906 A staffing pattern that has a strong leaning to child-centered work must be
907 established.
908
909 Sec. 2. Davao City Council for the Welfare of Children.
910
911 The Davao City Council for the Welfare of Children shall be created as the
912 consultative-Assembly of the Davao City Special Office for Children's Concern for its
913 periodic planning and programming, assessment and evaluation. The Council shall act
914 as a recommendatory body for the formulation of the policies, and operations of all
915 existing programs and projects designed for children. In such capacity, it must carry out
916 measures to ensure that this Ordinance is strictly enforced and must conduct a follow
917 through to proper government agencies to obtain the results of the evaluation of the
918 internal participation in their implementation. It shall involve in all the processes related
919 to the refinement of the implementing rules and guidelines of this Ordinance. The
920 Council shall maintain a structure that allows participatory management of its program
921 of action. The SOCC shall serve as the secretariat of the Davao City Council for the
922 Welfare of Children.
923
924 Section 2a. The ECCD Coordinating Committee
925
926 The Davao City Council for the Welfare of Children shall also act as the ECCD
927 Coordinating Committee.
928 1) Composition. The City ECCD Coordinating Committee shall be composed of
929 the City Mayor as Chairperson, the Division Superintendent, District Supervisor of
930 Department of Education, City Planning and Development Officer, City Budget Officer,
931 City Health Officer, City Social Welfare and Development Officer, City Local
932 Government Officer, City Treasurer, City Nutrition Officer, President of the Association
933 of the Parent-Teachers-Community Federation in the City, and two (2) representatives
934 of non-government organizations involved in ECCD programs in the City appointed by
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936 2) Functions - The City ECCD Coordinating Committee shall be under the City
937 Development Council and shall perform similar functions as the council as appropriate,
938 including other functions that may be Provided in the implementing Rules and
939 Regulations. It shall likewise support and complement the resources
940 available to barangays in the expansion and improvement of ECCD programs,
941 coordinate and monitor the delivery of services at the barangay level, ensure
942 accurate reporting and documentation of service delivery, as well as mobilize and
943 encourage private sector initiatives for the establishment of ECCD program
944 implementers in the city that confirms to National ECCD System Standards.
945 3) Secretariat - the City ECCD Coordinating Committee shall organize a
946 Secretariat which shall coordinate and monitor the effective implementation of ECCD
947 programs b the City ECCD Officer, who shall be appointed by the mayor, upon the
948 recommendation of the City ECCD Coordinating Committee.
949
950 Sec 3. Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC)
951
952 All barangays shall organize a Barangay Council for the Protection of Children
953 headed by the Punong Barangay and co-chaired by the Sangguniang Kabataan
954 Chairperson. The Department of Interior Local Government, CSSDO and the Barangay
955 and Cultural Communities Affairs Division (BCCAD) shall assist in the formation of the
956 BCPC and shall conduct regular monitoring and evaluation of the same. Other members
957 of the BCPC include those provided by the DILG Memorandum Circular No 2002-121.
958 The BCPC shall have periodic assessment and report regarding situation of
959 children in their respective barangays and to submit the same to the SOCC. It shall
960 function in accordance with the provisions of the DILG Memorandum Circular No 2002-
961 121 and those prescribed in this Ordinance.
962
963 Article VI Penal Provisions
964
965 Sec.1. Unless otherwise provided, persons found violating any provisions of the
966 provisions of this Ordinance shall be penalized as follows:
967 A. First Offense – a fine of P2,000,00 and/or an imprisonment of one (1) month
968 B. Second Offense – a fine of P3,000.000 and/or an imprisonment of three
969 months
970 C. Third Offense – a fine of P5,000.000 and or an imprisonment of one year
971 and/or cancellation of business permit

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972
973 Article VII Final Provisions
974
975 Sec. 1 Rules and Regulations.
976
977 An Ad Hoc Committee shall be created by the City Mayor composed by the
978 members of the Technical Working Group in the amendment process of the Children
979 Welfare Code together with the City Prosecutor's Office, shall promulgate rules and
980 regulations for the effective implementation of this Ordinance. Such rules and
981 regulations shall take effect upon their publication in two (2) local newspapers of
982 general circulation.
983
984 Sec. 2. Appropriations.
985
986 The amount necessary to carry out the provisions of this Ordinance is hereby
987 authorized to be appropriated in the General Fund Proper particulalrly under the 5%
988 Annual Development Fund.
989
990 Sec. 3. Effectivity.
991
992 This Ordinance shall take effect after publication in a newspaper of general
993 circulation.
994
995 ENACTED, December 5, 2006, by a majority vote of all the Members of the
996 Sangguniang Panlungsod.
997
998 APPROVED: February 23, 2007
999
1000
1001 (SGD.) RODRIGO R. DUTERTE
1002 City Mayor

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