The Local Government Unit of Kalibo thru its Municipal Gender and Development Focal Point System chaired by Mayor Engineer Emerson S. Lachica vows to End all forms of Violence Against Women and Children.

In partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government, LGU Kalibo conducted the Barangay VAW Desk Training last December 11, 2020 at the 3rd Floor Function Hall, Mayor Emiliano B. Acevedo Hall, Magsaysay Park, Kalibo, Aklan in observance of the 18 Day Campaign to End VAW.

Fifteen Barangays of Kalibo successfully participated in the said activity, our congratulations and heartfelt appreciation for their continued hard work and dedication to protect the rights of women and children in our communities. Our appreciation also to VM Doc Cynthia dela Cruz, Ms. Eleanor R. Isada (HRMO V), Ms. Meddette Q. Viray (MBO) and Mr. Leenard Cristobal (MOVE Aklan Vice President) for gracing the occasion.

Thank you also to our Resource Persons, Municipal Legal Officer Atty. Christian Itulid who talked about RA 11313 (Safe Spaces Act), PSMSg Nere Ian Malbas (Pnp Kalibo) who discussed RA 9262 (Anti VAWC Act), MLGOO Ava Miriam C. Seraspi who highlighted the Roles of Barangays in RA 9262 Implementation, Mr. Leenard Cristobal (MOVE) also extensively discussed the hows and whys of the observance of the 18 Day Campaign and the roles of all stakeholders in the eradication of Violence, Ms. Aneglo Palomar (MPDO) in closing shared that all Barangays of Kalibo have already submitted their 2020 GAD Plan and Budget and reminded the submission of GAD Plan 2021.

As we continue to fight for equal rights and unite our efforts in the prevention of VAW, bear in mind that a VAW Free Community starts with each of us. #VAWFreePH #vawfreekalibo