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LGUs of NCR, South Luzon to implement adoption, alternative child care programs

MANILA – More than a hundred local government units joined the 1st National Congress on Adoption, and Child Care for the National Capital Region (NCR), and Southern Luzon held last May 22 and 23 at the Rizal Park Hotel here.

Some 200 participants representing municipalities, and cities from NCR, Region IV-A, MIMAROPA, and Bicol regions attended the national congress organized by the National Authority for Child Care (NACC) in partnership with the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC).

At the close of the National Congress, the NACC has successfully stressed to the LGUs the importance of the implementation of adoption, and alternative child care services, and programs at the grassroots level.

NACC Undersecretary and Executive Director Janella Ejercito Estrada, in her closing message, also urged LGU officials to prioritize, and implement programs, and services that protect the best interest of children.

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“Alam ko na kayo ang nararapat at bukod tanging makakatulong upang mas maging epektibo ang mandato at programa ng NACC sa pamamagitan ng child-friendly ordinances, projects, and programs,” Estrada said.

“Naniniwala ako sa inyong dedikasyon bilang mga ama at ina ng inyong pinamumunuan. Tayo ang magsisilbing tinig at boses ng mga pinaka-kawawang batang ito. Upang muli ay manumbalik ang pag-asa sa buhay na hinaharap at haharapin pa nila,” she added.

 

Meanwhile, the LGUs of Puerto Gallera, Narra, Ligao City, and Masbate City signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with NACC for the implementation of the Philippine Foster Care Program (PFCP) while at least 10 LGUs, including Gumaca, Macalelon, Quezon, Tagkawayan, San Jose, Valenzuela City, Magdiwang, Odiongan, Legazpi City, and Polangui also pledged their commitment for the adoption and implementation of the PFCP.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Rex Gatchalian was the keynote speaker while CWC Undersecretary Angelo Tapales, DSWD Usec. Emmeline Aglipay Villar, Department of Justice (DOJ)’s National Coordination Center against Anti-Online Sexual Abuse or Exploitation of Children (OSAEC) and Anti-Child Sexual Abuse or Exploitation Materials (CSAEM)’s Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Agatha Zapanta-De Jesus, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-NCR Regional Director Maria Lourdes L. Agustin, CESO III, and Quezon City Councilor Geleen Lumbad also graced the event.

 

Vice President Sara Z. Duterte along with Senators Grace Poe, Jinggoy Estrada, Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Sherwin Gatchalian, and Loren Legarda expressed their message of support to the NACC.

Topics such as domestic adoption procedures, Simulated Birth Rectification Act, alternative child care especially the Philippine Foster Care Program, the inclusion of adoption and alternative child care programs and services in the sub-indicators and rating system of the Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit (CFLGA), and the best practices of the Quezon City LGU were the highlights of the discussions during the National Congress.  

Newborn baby sold at Facebook rescued

QUEZON CITY – As part of the intensified efforts to combat the proliferation of Facebook groups, and accounts facilitating illegal adoption, a seven-day old baby was rescued while two suspected child traffickers were arrested, in a police entrapment operation in Dasmariñas City, Cavite last May 15, Wednesday.

A 29-year-old woman who claims to be the biological mother sold her then seven-day old baby for P90,000.00 through a middle person who claims to be an employee of the City Government of Dasmariñas. Allegedly the supposed mother, and the agent agreed on a P50,000 – P40,000 sharing.

In a covert operation, the PNP Women and Children Protection Center (WCPC) Anti-Trafficking in Person Division intercepted the act of child trafficking. The suspects have already been subjected to inquest proceeding last Thursday, May 16 at the Department of Justice (DOJ).

The rescued baby is now under the custody of a child caring agency (CCA), and is constantly monitored by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-CALABARZON Field Office, and by the NACC.

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Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Rex Gatchalian, during the Monday’s press conference, said that children must not be treated as commodities.

“The Republic Act (RA) 11642, or the Domestic Administrative Adoption, and Alternative Child Care Act of 222 was precisely created to make the adoption process faster, and simpler. We will not tolerate these illegal activities. We will punish these individuals, and groups to the full extent of the law,” Gatchalian said.

NACC Undersecretary Janella Ejercito Estrada, for her part, said the agency’s priority is “to stop this online baby selling on Facebook, and social media accounts to rescue the infants, and bring the perpetrators before the courts of law.”

All police personnel involved in the operation were awarded with certificates of commendation by the DSWD, and the NACC

Cambodia benchmarks NACC’s best practices on adoption, and alternative child care

QUEZON CITY – The National Authority for Child Care (NACC) hosted a knowledge sharing meeting for the delegates of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation from the Kingdom of Cambodia to discuss best practices on domestic administrative adoption, inter-country adoption, and alternative child care.

The officials were on a study tour in the Philippines from 14 to 16 May as arranged by Holt International, and Kaisahang Buhay Foundation, Inc. The knowledge sharing meeting was held at the NACC – Central Office.

The visiting delegates were particularly interested in understanding the domestic and inter-country adoption, and foster care program in the child welfare system as well as the roles and responsibilities of the relevant authorities, and partner non-government organizations.

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The NACC was represented by NACC Undersecretary Janella Ejercito Estrada, Assistant
Secretary Rowena M. Macalintal along with Domestic Adoption Division (DAD) chief Imelda Ronda, Inter-Country Adoption Division (ICAD) chief Gina Escalante, and Alternative Child Care Division (ACCD) chief Cessna Macula.

The Cambodian delegates were headed by His Excellency Men Socheth, Secretary of State, His Excellency Hach Hean, Undersecretary of State, His Excellency Din Borey, Director of General Department of Social Services, Phi No, Director of Child Protection Department, and Sao Samphois, Director of Inter-Country Adoption Administration (ICAA).

Holt-USA program manager Ghazwa Ayyad, Holt-Cambodia program manager Ung Pola, provincial manager Soy Socheat, and social work coordinator Ty Raksmey, together with Kaisahang Buhay Foundation, Inc. (KBF) Executive Director Glady Q. Bunao, KBF alternative child care department program supervisor Rachel Bismonte, and case management consultant Minnie Dacanay also participated in the meeting.

Estrada commended the Cambodian delegates’ willingness to learn improved policies, and systems in domestic adoption, inter-country, and alternative child care.

“We hope we learned from each other’s successes, overcome those challenges, and ultimately create a better future, and opportunities for these children,” Estrada said.

“We look forward to future collaborations, and partnerships with the Kingdom of Cambodia for the well-being of the abandoned, neglected, surrendered, dependent, orphaned, abused, and exploited children,” she added.

Socheth, for his part, thanked the NACC for facilitating such insightful discussions during the study visit. Macalintal, for her part, also highlighted the accomplishments of the agency since it’s establishment in 2022, including the Philippine Foster Care Program, the Bell of Joy, and the National Congress on Adoption, and Alternative Child Care.

The day was concluded with the showing of the short video clip on the NACC’s Proud AMPON campaign while tokens, and certificates were exchanged by the NACC and the Cambodian delegates. 

Mindanao LGUs join 1st National Congress on Adoption, Alternative Child Care

DAVAO CITY – A total of 200 participants from 124 cities, and municipalities from Mindanao joined the recently-concluded 1st National Congress on Adoption and Alternative Child Care for Mindanao cluster organized by the National Authority for Child Care (NACC) in partnership with the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) last May 7 and 8 at the Acacia Hotel here.

Of the 124 local government units (LGUs). 29 were from Zamboanga Peninsula, 24 from Northern Mindanao, 31 from Davao region, and 20 each from Soccsksargen, and Caraga.

NACC Undersecretary and Executive Director Janella Ejercito Estrada, in her closing remarks, reiterated her call of support from the local government units in the implementation of adoption, and alternative child care programs, and services of the NACC.

“Kinakailangan namin ang inyong tulong at suporta upang mas mapalawak, at mas mapabilis maabot ng ating programa at serbisyo ang mga nangangailangang batang Pilipino, and the role of LGUs in all of aspects of public service cannot be overemphasized,” Estrada said.

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“We are really grateful to all mayors, and city, and municipal social welfare development officers for being part of this National Congress. This is just the start of more work to be done for the benefit, and welfare of all Filipino children,” she added. Themed, “Building a LeaGUe of AMPON Heroes for Children,” the National Congress gathered participants, local chief executives, social workers, and stakeholders from all five regions of Mindanao.

NACC also signed partnership agreements for the implementation of the Philippine Foster Care Program (PFCP) with 10 LGUs, namely: Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte, Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental, Talisayan, Misamis Oriental, Magsaysay, Davao del Sur, Polomolok, South Cotabato, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, Lianga, Surigao del Sur, and Marihatag, Surigao del Sur. Assistant Secretary Rowena M. Macalintal, for her part, thanked all the participants for their shared commitment, and advocacy for the welfare of the Filipino children.

Established under Republic Act 11642, NACC’s programs cover domestic administrative adoption, inter-country adoption, alternative child care, rectification of simulated birth certificate, Philippine Foster Care Program, and the recognition, and protection of foundlings.

Lectures on the Philippine Foster Care Program, requirements, and processes of Domestic Administrative Adoption, Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit, Simulated Birth Rectification, and Anti-Child Trafficking were tackled. Senators Bong Revilla, Grace Poe, and Jinggoy Estrada, DSWD Secretary Rex Gatchalian, DILG Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, and National Coordination Center of Anti- Online Sexual Abuse or Exploitation of Children (OSAEC) and Child Sexual Abuse or Exploitation Materials (CSAEM) Executive Director Margarita Magsaysay gave their messages of support to the NACC.
Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) chief of the Monitoring and Evaluation Division

Dr. Jovertlee Pudan, Department of Social Welfare Development (DSWD) regional director Atty. Vaness Goc-ong, Inter-Agency Council against Trafficking (IACAT) Assistant Regional Prosecutor Ritzel Polinar, and DILG Assistant Regional Director Lailyn Ortiz are some of the guests who graced the event.

Panagbenga Festival to highlight legal adoption, foster care

BAGUIO CITY — The National Authority for Child Care (NACC) announced its participation in the 2024 Panagbenga Grand Floral Float Parade to raise public awareness about the NACC, legal adoption, and foster care.

“We are here to encourage more Filipino families in the Cordillera Administrative Region and all throughout the Philippines to open up their homes and provide love and care to abandoned, neglected, dependent, surrendered, orphaned, abused, and exploited children needing adoption or foster care. As of December 2023, there were 54 children assessed under the care of two (2) child care facilities in the CAR. Thirty-One (31) of them were assessed eligible for adoption,” said Estrada.

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“The CAR remains to be the one of the most active region participating in administrative adoption and alternative child care. As of December 2023, 19 children were issued with Certificate Declaring a Child Legally Available for Adoption (CDCLAA), 28 children were placed for domestic adoption, 2 children were placed for inter-country adoption, and 56 children were placed to licensed foster parents,” Usec. Estrada explained.

NACC revealed its participation to the 2024 Panagbenga Grand Floral Float Parade with a super hero-themed float with super hero characters namely “Super Ampon” and “Wonder Foster”. “We decided on a superhero-theme because raising a child takes heroic strength and courage. To us, Prospective Adoptive Parents and Foster Parents are the true heroes of abandoned, neglected, dependent, surrendered, orphaned, abused and exploited children,” said NACC Undersecretary Janella Ejercito Estrada. NACC Ambassador Mr. Jake Ejercito is also joining the NACC superhero float to promote the NACC, Domestic Administrative Adoption and alternative child care in the Philippines.

As of the latest, 40 NACC ambassadors have volunteered to promote legal adoption and foster care. NACC ambassadors are known celebrities and influential individuals who excel in their art and respective industry and who have volunteered to help NACC promote administrative adoption and alternative child care. NACC is a newly established quasi-judicial agency attached to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) by virtue of R.A. 11642 or the Domestic Administrative Adoption and Alternative Child Care Act. All government programs and services pertaining to adoption and alternative child care have now been streamlined through the NACC to enable expeditious and affordable legal adoption process and alternative child care.

To conclude, Usec. Janella Ejercito Estrada mentioned “walang problema sa pag-aampon, walang masama sa salitang ampon, dahil lahat tayo ay nabibilang sa AMPON: Anak, Magulang, Pamilya, Ordinaryo pero Natatangi, Proud AMPON! And the NACC is very happy to be a part of one of the nation’s grandest cultural events, the Panagbenga Festival.”

SINULOG FESTIVAL TO HIGHLIGHT ADOPTION, ALTERNATIVE CHILD CARE

Cebu City — The National Authority for Child Care (NACC) announced its participation in the 2024 Sinulog Festival to raise public awareness on legal adoption, foster care, and other forms of alternative child care.

“We are here to encourage more Cebuano families in the Central Visayas Region and all throughout the Philippines to open up their homes and provide love and care to abandoned, neglected, dependent, surrendered, orphaned, abused, and exploited children needing adoption or foster care. As of December 2023, there are 354 children assessed under 13 child care facilities in Region VII. Ninety-four (94) of them were assessed for adoption,” said Estrada.

“Region seven remains to be the largest in terms of number of facilities and the number of children provided with alternative child care. As of December 2023, 36 children were placed for adoption, 114 foster children were served, and there were 58 children issued with Certificate Declaring a Child Legally Available for Adoption,” Usec. Estrada explained.

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NACC revealed its participation to the Sinulog 2024 Grand Parade with a superhero-themed float. On board will be superhero mascots namely “Super Adopt” and “Wonder Foster”. “Superhero theme because raising a child takes heroic strength and courage. To us, Prospective Adoptive Parents and Foster Parents are the heroes of abandoned, neglected, dependent, surrendered, orphaned, abused and exploited children,” said NACC Undersecretary Janella Ejercito Estrada.

“As adoptive and foster parents, they are heroes who have the courage to extend love, support and sacrifice to the children who need them. They do their share in making our country a much safer place for our children, our youth and for the entire Filipino society,” Estrada added. NACC Ambassadors Julia Clarete, Wendell Ramos, OPM artist Top Suzara, and Fil-Am actor Thou Reyes are also joining the NACC superhero float. As of the latest, 40 NACC ambassadors have volunteered to promote administrative adoption, foster care, and alternative child care.

NACC ambassadors are known and influential individuals who excel in their art and respective industry and who have volunteered to help NACC promote administrative adoption and alternative child care. NACC is a newly established quasi-judicial agency attached to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) by virtue of R.A. 11642 or the Domestic Administrative Adoption and Alternative Child Care Act. All government programs and services pertaining to adoption and alternative child care have been streamlined through the NACC to enable an expeditious and affordable legal adoption process and alternative child care.

To conclude, Usec. Janella Ejercito Estrada mentioned, “Walang problema sa pag-aampon, walang masama sa salitang ampon, dahil lahat tayo ay nabibilang sa AMPON: Anak, Magulang, Pamilya, Ordinaryo pero Natatangi, Proud AMPON! And the NACC is very happy to be a part of the nation’s grandest and most festive religious and cultural event, one of my most favorite festivals, the Sinulog Festival.”


Abandoned, surrendered children’s reunification to biological family still priority

CALAMBA CITY – After almost four (4) years in waiting for an adoptive family to be matched, two children ages six (6) and eight (8) years old were finally reunited to their maternal grandmother on Tuesday, 09 January 2024. Late last year, the maternal grandmother expressed her desire to care and take custody of the children. This was supported by a favorable Parenting Capability Assessment Report (PCAR) conducted by the City Social Services Department (CSSD) of Calamba City, Laguna.

To enable the reunification, a Certificate Declaring a Child Legally Available for Adoption (CDCLAA) was cancelled by the National Authority for Child Care (NACC) on December 27, 2023. The Regional Alternative Child Care Offices NCR and Region IV-A coordinated with White Cross, a Child Caring Agency, and the Local Social Welfare Development Office of Calamba City to extend assistance to the family that include counselling, monitoring, and provisions for various government interventions to assist the family as it starts anew.

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“This reunification is our first this year, and is something to celebrate as we pursue our mandate to safeguard the sanctity of Filipino families – acknowledging the fact that family is the best carer of a child and only when no appropriate placement or adoption within the child’s extended family is available, shall adoption by other persons be considered,” Usec. Estrada explained.

On the other hand, the NACC recently celebrated its second founding anniversary with the passage of Republic Act No. 11642 or the Domestic Administrative Adoption and Alternative Child Care Act on 06 January 2021. R.A. 11642 established the NACC as a quasi-judicial agency attached to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

The NACC now has the exclusive and original jurisdiction on all matters pertaining to domestic administrative adoption, inter-country adoption, and other forms of alternative child care. All duties, functions and responsibilities of the DSWD and the then Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB) have been streamlined under the NACC to ensure that administrative adoption process for the cases of legally-available children, relative, stepchild, and adult adoptees is the most
expeditious option and will redound to their best interest.

As of January 8, 2024, NACC has provided 738 children with alternative child care, 544 of which were placed in the loving arms of families through intercountry adoption, domestic administrative adoption, alternative child care, or foster care. NACC currently has 16 RACCOs nationwide – acting as duty-bearers of the NACC mandate by providing services for domestic administrative adoption, rectification of simulated birth certificates, Philippine foster care program, and other methods of alternative child care programs.


Central Authority on adoption, alternative child care celebrates second anniversary,
Confers public service award

PARAÑAQUE CITY – 146 employees and officers of the National Authority for Child Care (NACC) were conferred public service award as part of the Agency’s second founding anniversary celebration on January 08, 2024.

The NACC public service award includes 2023 Employee of the Year, Government Service Award, Team Player Award, Leadership Award, Program Management Award, Early Bird Award Hero of the Year, Innovative Award, Rookie of the Year Award, and Customer Service Award. Those who have served at least five (5) years were also given recognition. Three (3) employees were also recognized for their lifelong work at 42 years of service in the Government.

Regional Alternative Child Care Office – CARAGA Administrative region (RACCO-CARAGA) was awarded as best RACCO for 2023 based on its exemplary performance in public service delivery and in carrying out the NACC mandate on administrative adoption and alternative child care at the regional level.

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In her keynote speech, NACC Undersecretary Janella Ejercito Estrada stressed that the award and recognition is to “honor NACC employees’ service to the Filipino Children and to the Filipino society.”

Usec. Estrada explained that the sacrifice, hard work and dedication of NACC employees were not put in vain as 738 children were provided with alternative child care, 544 of which were placed in the loving arms of a family.

“544 na bata ang natulungan na makapag-aral, makapag-pagamot, magka-bahay, magkaroon ng magandang kinabukasan, at magkaroon ng magulang at pamilyang kabi-bilangan,” explained Usec. Estrada. “We expect them to develop in a positive environment and to have a bright future, because of you” Usec. Estrada added.

Republic Act No. 11642 or the Domestic Administrative Adoption and Alternative Child Care Act was signed on 06 January 2021 – establishing the NACC as a quasi-judicial agency attached to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The NACC now has the exclusive and original jurisdiction on all matters pertaining to domestic administrative adoption, inter-country adoption, and other forms of alternative child care.

All duties, functions and responsibilities of the DSWD and then Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB) relating to administrative adoption and alternative child care have been streamlined under the NACC to ensure that administrative adoption processes for the cases of legally- available children, relative, stepchild, and adult adoptees are the most expeditious and will redound to their best interest.

NACC currently has 16 RACCOs nationwide – acting as duty-bearers of the NACC mandate by providing services for domestic administrative adoption, inter-country adoption, rectification of simulated birth certificates, Philippine foster care program, and other methods of alternative child care such as kinship care and residential care.


NACC, dumalo sa Singapore National Day

Dumalo ang mga kinatawan ng NACC sa Singapore National Day 2023 na pinangunahan ng Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Manila. Ang tema ngayong taon ay “Onward as One”. Ang Singapore ay tahanan ng mahigit 200,000 Filipinos na mga pawang residente at manggagawa sa kanilang lungsod. Ang Pilipinas at Singapore ay may 55 taon nang magkasama na itinataguyod ang iisang layunin at aspirasyon.

2024 National Budget ng DSWD, dininig ng mga mambabatas

Sumalang sa Budget Deliberation noong nakaraang linggo ang DSWD at mga attached at supervised agencies, kabilang ang NACC sa Kongreso sa pangunguna ni Sec. Rex Gatchalian. Dumalo ang mga kinatawan ng NACC na sina Undersecretary Janella Ejercito Estrada at Assistant Secretary Madeline Arezu Jam.

NACC SULONG SA GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (GAD) AGENDA

Ang Magna Carta of Women (Republic Act No. 9710) ay tinutukoy ang Gender and Development Program (GAD) bilang pag sulong ng pananaw at proseso na magbi-bigay kapangyarihan, matuwid, pagpapanatili, at malayo sa karahasan, respeto sa karapatang pantao, suporta sa determinasyon sa sarili at akwtalisasyon ng potensyal ng tao. Layunin nitong makamit ang gender equality bilang pangunahing importansya na magsa salamin sa pagpili sa kapakanan at mapanindigan na ang kababaihan ay aktibong alagad ng kaunlaran, at hindi taga-tanggap lamang ng pag-unlad at progreso. Tampok ng GAD sa Gender Mainstreaming ang: - Patas na benepisyo ng mga babae at lalaki patungkol sa kanilang alalahanin at karanasan bilang mahalagang parte ng implementasyon, pagsu-suri ng polisiya at programa at mga proyekto na pang lipunan, politikal, sibil at larangan ng ekonomiya. - Pagbibigay halaga at pagsu-suri ng implikasyon ng mga kababaihan at kalalakihan sa anumang planadong aksyon kasama ang lehislasyon, polisiya at programa sa lahat ng larangan at antas. Ang implementasyon ng GAD sa mga ahensya ng gobyerno ay galing sa batas at Presidential issuances.

Unang bahagi ng Five-Year Strategic Plan ng NACC, sinimulan na

Alinsunod sa pagpapa-lawak ng tungkulin ng National Authority for Child Care (NACC), isang Five-year Strategic Plan ang isinagawa para sa pagsasa-ayos ng lahat ng programa, proseso, aktibidad at rekurso upang makamit ang mga layunin at matiyak na ang NACC at Regional Alternative Child Care Office (RACCO) ay mapag tulungan ang mandato na naka atas sa ilalim ng Republic Act No. 11642. Isinagawa ang unang bahagi ng strategic plan, ang Component 1: Environmental Scanning and Situational Analysis (SWOT) Analysis and Rapid Performance Review ang NACC sa patnubay ng Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP).

AKBB MOA Signing with LGU-Pres. Manuel A. Roxas

Nagsagawa ng MOA Signing ang LGU ng President Manuel A. Roxas sa pamumuno ni Hon. Ismael A. Renquijo Jr. at NACC na pinamumunuan ni Usec. Janella Ejercito Estrada para sa Aruga at Kalinga para sa mga Bata sa Barangay (AKBB). Ang AKBB ay isa sa mga foster care programs ng NACC kung saan naglalayong makabuo ng mas maraming foster families sa mga komunidad o barangay. Ito rin ang kauna-unahang MOA sa pagitan ng LGU at NACC.

BISIG-KLETA, a bike ride for a cause to support Alternative Child Care Week. #EveryChildMatters

MANILA - As part of the end of the celebration of Adoption and Alternative Child Care Week, the National Authority for Child Care (NACC) will hold an uplifting bike ride for a cause called BISIG-kleta in partnership with Cycle House PH and Go for Gold. ...

A New Era in Adoption and Alternative Child Care: #EveryChildMatters

MANILA - The process of adoption has been streamlined under R.A. 11642 and administered by the National Authority for Child Care (NACC) so it wouldn't be a painful and tedious process for the adoptive parent applicants. There are 5,053 children in child caring agencies and 1,245 of them are available for adoption. “Clearly, these children are placed in a situation nobody would want to be in. But their innocence, their hopefulness and their faith that good things that will change their lives are sure to come..." stated NACC Undersecretary Janella Ejercito Estrada....

CEREMONIAL SIGNING OF THE IRR OF RA11767​

Nilagdaan noong Biyernes, ika-9 ng Setyembre, Implementing Rules and Regulations ng Republic Act 11767 o mas kilala bilang
Foundling Recognition and Protection Act sa pangunguna nina DSWD Secretary Erwin T. Tulfo at NACC Undersecretary Janella Ejercito Estrada. Ang RA11767, ay ang batas na kumikilala at nagbibigay ng karapatan sa mga foundlings, o mga batang iniwan, inabandona, o pinabayaan, na kilalanin bilang isang natural-born Filipino at magtamasa ng pantay na karapatan ng isang batang Filipino na may kinikilalang magulang.