To strengthen the efforts to safeguard the dignity of women and children and protect them from violence and threats, the Dumaguete City Government created the Local Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Violence Against Women and Children, whose members took their oaths of office before its Chairperson Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo this morning.
Pursuant to City Ordinance No. 10 series of 2021, the City LCAT-VAWC is composed of Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo, Chairperson; Councilor Lilani Ramon, Co-Chairperson and Chairperson of the Committee of Women, Children and Special Needs Group; Engr. Leonides P. Caro, City Planning and Development Officer; Lilibeth Filipinas, City Social Welfare and Development Officer; Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla, City Health Officer; Maria Socorro P. Mira, City Public Employment and Services Officer; Fiscal Lalaine E. Cimafranca and Fiscal Mayflor Duka, City Prosecutor’s Office; Christopher Pastor, City Local Government Operations Officer (DILG); PCMS Jinky P. Alalong, Philippine National Police; Dr. Cyrus Gregorio Elejorde, Superintendent of the City Schools Division Deped; Sandra Delfin, Representative of the Department of Labor and Employment; NGO Representative: for women Kagawad Marjorie P. Gewan (VAWC), for children Carmenia J. Benosa (LCP) and for Overseas Filipino Workers Daisy I. Doria.
The Committee’s Secretariat is composed of Mercy T. Suringa and Karen Jade F. Menierva of the City Social Welfare and Development Office.
The LCAT-VAWC is mandated to develop and implement policies, programs, projects and activities relative to the promotion, protection and fulfilment of women’s and children’s rights especially those who are victims-survivors.