OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental (PIA)–The Misamis Occidental Provincial Inter-Agency Monitoring Task Force (PIMTF) is taking active steps toward ensuring the safety and protection of children in the province.
In compliance with the DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2021-039, the task force conducted an evaluation of the functionality of the local children’s council in the three component cities and 14 municipalities of Misamis Occidental at the VIP Lounge, Barangay Lower Lamac, Oroquieta City.
The task force, under the direction of the DILG-Misamis Occidental, seeks to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the neighborhood councils in promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children.
Through the evaluation process, the task force seeks to identify areas for improvement and provide recommendations for strengthening the council’s performance and compliance with the relevant laws and policies.
The LCPC audit was facilitated by Local Government Operations Officers (LGOOs) Hana Rea Pagapong, Marie Joie Adame, and Geila Mae de los Angeles. The team conducted a table assessment and provided technical support as evaluators of the audit.
The PIMTF is made up of people from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO), Provincial Nutrition Action Office (PNAO), DepEd Misamis Occidental, and the National Chaplains of the Philippines. Its goal is to protect the rights and welfare of children in the province.
The results of the LCPC audit are supposed to help the task force and local councils improve their programs and services to promote and protect the welfare of children. With the PIMTF’s dedication and commitment, the province of Misamis Occidental is moving towards a brighter future for its children. (DILG-MisOcc/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)