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Balbalan, Tanudan, Tinglayan, among others, cited as child-friendly LGUs


Tabuk City, Kalinga – The municipal government of Balbalan, Tanudan, and Tinglayan in Kalinga were among the 52 local government units in Cordillera commended as 2022 Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit (CFLGA) Passers by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).


The CFLGA, a mandatory audit in support of the country’s commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, is an important tool for evaluating the performance of LGUs in providing services that contribute to the well-being of children.


The audit covers 145 cities and 1,489 municipalities nationwide.

The LGUs were assessed based on child-friendly facilities, budget allocated and utilized for children’s programs, and functional local councils for the protection of children with child representation, among other criteria.


To pass the CFLGA reflects their commitment to promoting youth welfare and their dedication to creating environments that are conducive to the growth and development of children, said DILG – Cordillera.


Other than the three towns, Rizal, Pasil, and Tabuk City in Kalinga, along with Tadian, Bauko and Bontoc in Mountain Province, likewise made it to the list of CFLGA passers.


Seven towns in Apayao including Santa Marcela, Pudtol, Conner, Flora, Luna, Kabugao, and Calanasan, as well as the seven municipalities in Ifugao to include Asipulo, Lamut, Kiangan, Tinoc, Alfonso Lista, Hungduan and Lagawe, also made it to the list.


In addition to the passers are Kibungan, Itogon, Tublay, Kapangan, Buguias, Mankayan, La Trinidad, Tuba, Bakun, and Sablan in Benguet; and Bucay, Dolores, Tineg, Pilar, San Juan, Bangued, Lacub, Lagayan, Danglas, Tubo, San Quintin, Villaviciosa, Sallapadan, Luba, Peñarrubia, Boliney, Tayum, and La Paz in Abra.


Completing the list is Baguio City.


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