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The Muntinlupa City government ranked third in the National Capital Region (NCR) in the delivery of social services and programs for child and youth welfare, according to a report by Manila Bulletin.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently released the results of the 2019 Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit (CFLGA), which assessed local government unit (LGU) performance in delivering child-friendly policies, programs and services.

Among the 11 NCR cities eligible for the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance, Muntinlupa placed third with a total score of 93.11.

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In a joint memorandum circular issued in 2019 by the DILG, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Education, and Department of Health, the criteria for CFLGA were:

Survival

– Percentage coverage of fully immunized children aged 12 months old

– Prevalence of malnutrition among children aged 0-59 months old

– Percentage coverage of pregnant adolescents provided with prenatal and postpartum services

Development

– Percentage coverage of children aged 3-4 years old provided with early childhood care and development (ECCD) services, both public and privately managed. and may be center, home, or community-based

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– Presence of ECCD services in all barangays, either private or publicly-managed (center, home, community or other modalities)

– Percentage of out-of-school children and youth (OCSY) assisted for enrolment/re-enrolment to school alternative learning system (ALS) or other flexible learning options

Protection

– Management of reported cases of children in need of special protection (CNSP)

Participation

– Child representation in the Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC)

– Development of policy and programs. projects. and activity (PPAs) with children’s participation in the planning, implementation or monitoring phase

Governance

– Database on children

– Available and implemented local plans for children

– Updated Local Code for Children (LCC) contextualizing/adopting recently issued national laws on children

– Budget allocated and utilized for children’s programs

– Functional LCPCs

– Child-Friendly Facilities in all barangays


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