Councilor Lilani Ramon, Chairperson of the Committee on Women and Children, will recommend before the Sangguniang Panlungsod the approval of the Ordinance Establishing the Barangay Violence Against Women and the Children VAWC Desk for Barangay Junob.
Officials representing Barangay Junob namely Kagawad Estelita Lingcong and SK Chairperson Ritchie Mae Cuevas met with Councilor Ramon and Committee Senior Member Vice-Mayor Karissa Faye R. Tolentino-Maxino to discuss the salient features of the barangay ordinance, which shall institutionalize the establishment of the VAWC desk and appointment of trained personnel to handle cases of gender-based violence on women and children.
Councilor Ramon reiterated the need for those assigned in the VWC Desk to be familiar in coordinating with the concerned agencies and be skilled enough so they can fully address cases of violence in a gender-responsive manner.