Palawan to intensify campaign vs violence against women, children


The Palawan provincial government will take its campaign against violence against women and their children on a higher note.

The Provincial Inter-Agency Council on Anti-Trafficking, Violence Against Women and their Children and Anti-Child Pornography held its meeting recently where they laid down their strategies to protect women and children.

“Ilan sa mga resolusyon na binabalangkas ngayon ng konseho ay ang pagsasagawa ng mga pagsasanay para sa mga law enforcement agencies, pagkakaroon ng Information, Education and Communication o IEC Campaign na may kinalaman sa Human Trafficking,” the province said.

They council also discussed the granting of scholarships for children who are victims of violence as well as the activation of Barangay VAWC desk local counterparts in Palawan.

The PIACAT-VAWC-ACP is composed of the Philippine National Police, National Bureau of Investigation, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, DILG-Palawan, Philippine Coastguard, Department of Foreign Affairs, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, Provincial Tourism Office, Provincial Health Office, Provincial Prosecutors Office, Philippine Information Agency, Provincial Information Office, among others.

The meeting was held last August 19 at the Governor’s Conference room at the Provincial Capitol. The meeting lasted for almost five hours.

“Pinangunahan ni PCol. Gabriel C. Lopez ang konseho sa patnubay ng Chairman nito na si Gobernador Jose Ch. Alvarez at Vice Chairman Atty. Teodoro Jose S. Matta,” said the province.