Las Piñas LGU creates anti-trafficking, violence committee for women and children

The Las Piñas City government has created a local committee on anti-trafficking and violence against women and children (VAWC).

The local committee conducted a seminar which was attended by department heads and partners from the national government and discussed the importance of having a local committee to address problems on anti-trafficking and VAWC.

Under Mayor Imelda Aguilar's “Tuloy ang Tapat at Progresibong Serbisyo,” the City Social Welfare and Development Office and City Planning and Development Office was ordered to conduct seminars that will assist in the programs on anti trafficking and violence.

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged all local government units to strengthen their efforts in addressing VAWC,

The attendees, headed by City Administrator Reynaldo Balagulan, signed the Pledge of Commitment to actively join in the effort to combat human trafficking and VAWC, ensure that the rights of women and their children are protected, and to eliminate the cases of trafficked persons locally and globally.

Aguilar said the city government will advocate the passage or ordinances related to anti-human trafficking.

She said the city government will also actively participate in the conduct of rescue operations, fora, and trainings