“If teachers want to be protected, then follow and implement properly the Child Protection Policy,” said DepEd CALABARZON Regional Director Diosdado San Antonio during the training-workshop on Child Protection at Great Eastern Hotel, Quezon City conducted from November 28-29.

Spearheaded by the Region’s Legal Unit, the two-day training workshop aimed to intensify the capacities of selected attendees from the different divisions of the region on the implementation of the child protection policy.  It is also in compliance with DepEd Order No. 43, s. 2018  known as the “Guidelines on the Release, Use, Reporting, and Monitoring and Evaluation of the Fiscal Year 2018 Child Protection Program Funds for Capacity Building”.

The pool of child protection specialists in the region acted as speakers during the training. They were Atty. Dennis Manzanero, Jessie Vasquez, Richie Salubre and Lina Magoling. Topics discussed revolved around Child Abuse, Child Protection Policy, Positive Approach to Child Discipline Framework and Understanding Bullying.  Various laws and DepEd Orders about protecting the child were also highly underscored during the training sessions.

Jocelyn Martin and Clemencia  Minimo from the regional office served as the program technical committee and facilitators.  (Michael M. Safred, School Head, Rosario Quesada Memorial National High School, Tayabas City)