DOJ reiterates pledge to stop violence vs children

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reiterated its commitment to stop violence against children.

“It is the duty of the present administration to ensure that children will realize their fullest potential in building a future where justice and equity will be the norm, where humanity will enjoy freedom from want and freedom of choice,” DOJ Undersecretary Erickson Balmes said in a statement.

As a clear demonstration of its pledge, the DOJ committed to take certain steps aligned in the policies and programs of Plan of Action to End Violence Against Children (PPEVAC), Philippine Development Plan, and directives of President Rodrigo Duterte to the neglect, abuse or exploitation of children and violence against them.

“The State is mandated to unconditionally provide that environment by respecting, protecting, and fulfilling their human rights guaranteed under the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the 1987 Constitution.” Balmes added.

Continuous partnership with local government units (LGUs) will be ensured in the implementation of child protection and welfare promotion programs.

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