CATARMAN, Northern Samar– The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has recently announced that the municipalities of Gamay, Catubig, Pambujan, and San Roque, all this province, qualified to receive the seal of child-friendly local governance.

This recognition received by the four municipalities was welcomed by Governor Edwin Ongchuan as he extended his congratulations to their officials and the people for passing the child-friendly local governance audit (CFLGA).

The governor said that these local government units were able to accomplish the feat because of their ‘strong partnership’ with their partner implementers like government agencies and non-government organizations.

The CFLGA is an annual mandatory audit that evaluates the effectiveness of LGUs in implementing programs and initiatives that contribute to the overall welfare of children, from planning, budgeting, legislation, and delivery of services, to assure that children enjoy their rights categorized as survival, development, protection, and participation.