CAMIGUIN (PIA)–In celebration of the Nationwide Child Road Safety Law Enforcement Visibility Day ‘Oplan Balik Eskwela’ and as the province resumes the face-to-face classes, the Local Government of Mambajao taps the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LDRRMO) to assist children in Mambajao Central School and Baylao Elementary School in reporting to school.
Mambajao Mayor Yñigo Jesus Romualdo also directed the Public Order and Safety Office (POSO) in partnership with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to safeguard the children noting that the province is already at 100% implementation of the face-to-face classes.
“This is also in response to the call of the World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Transportation (DOTr), and Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) on the rising road traffic injuries resulting from road accidents leading cause of deaths for children and young adults ages 5-29 years old,” Romualdo said.
The enforcers also encouraged the pupils to use the overpass at Mambajao Central School or to cross safely with the help of their parents.
Meanwhile, in Yumbing Elementary school, Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo as well as some 232 pupils joined the National Safe Kids Week celebration that aims to prevent unintentional injury among children.
In the said activity, LTO shared road safety tips while the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) gave 5 safety tips for kids during fire or emergencies.
The Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) highlighted talks on child abuse and where children or families can seek help, while the Municipal Health Office (MHO) provided update on the COVID-19 vaccination in the town as well as they shared tips on dengue prevention.
For her part, MDRRM Officer Raquel Ranara demonstrated the usage of Go Bag in every disaster or emergency.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) also encouraged key agencies to set up highly visible enforcement checkpoints in the province, particularly around schools, and to distribute information, education and communication (IEC) materials on various road safety laws. (RTP/PIA-10/Camiguin)
The Local Government of Mambajao taps the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office to assist children in Mambajao Central School and Baylao Elementary School in reporting to school, June 13. (LGU Mambajao)
In Yumbing Elementary school, Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo as well as some 232 pupils joins the National Safe Kids Week celebration that aims to prevent unintentional injury among children, June 13. (LGU Mambajao)