Munti is metro’s ‘most child-friendly’

Muntinlupa has been recognized as the “Most Child-Friendly City” in 2016 among the 17 local government units in Metro Manila.

untinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi (center) on Wednesday receives a P50,000 check as head of the “most child-friendly city” in Metro Manila. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The city garnered the highest score in the annual audit conducted by the Regional Committee for the Welfare of Children (RCWC), an inter-agency task force led by the Department of the Interior and Local Government, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

In a statement, Mayor Jaime Fresnedi attributed the citation to the city’s nutrition programs, expanded educational assistance and investments in child-care projects amounting to P634 million last year.

City Hall has also supported at least 50,000 scholars in elementary, high school, college and technical-vocational programs.

The annual Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit was initiated in 2014 by then Interior Secretary Mar Roxas. —DEXTER CABALZA

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