CALBAYOG CITY- The parents and teachers from the 10 day care centers of Calbayog District II had renewed their strong bond on August 7 at Balud Covered Court during their mass induction and acquaintance party of Day Care Service Parent Group and District Federation. The said annual event for daycare parents and teachers from Balud 1, Balud 2, Balud 3, Capoocan, Carayman, Carmen, Central, Nijaga, Rawis and San Policarpo, was graced with the presence of City Mayor Ronaldo Aquino.

In his inspirational talk, Mayor Aquino recognized the important role of day care parents and teachers in achieving an excellent child day care service of the DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development). He said that from the moment the child enters day care, a “mix-up” of involvement of both the parents and teachers should be present especially in molding the children into becoming disciplined and worthy members of the community.

Calbayog District II area coordinator for day care service Vilma Seragon, meanwhile, thanked Mayor Aquino for the additional eight day care workers for barangays in Calbayog District II. Their district, she added, has now 27 day care teachers serving their day care centers. Also present in the same occasion were Cesar Ventures, designated as chief of staff of City Vice Mayor Diego Rivera, and the barangay officials of said villages. The activity aims to promote camaraderie among daycare parents and teachers in the Day Care Service, as well as, a strategy to advocate and promote women empowerment and leadership.

The Day Care Service of DSWD is supported by the Republic Act No. 6972 or “The Barangay – Level Total Development and Protection of Children Act.” enacted and approved November 23, 1990.”(AIMEE CATALAN/PR)