LGU-ORMOC, FINLAND AMBASSADOR AND SAVE THE CHILDREN SIGN PLEDGE OF COMMITMENT UPHOLDING AND PRIORITIZING THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN. The city government of Ormoc through Mayor Lucy Torres Gomez together with Finland Ambassador to the Philippines, his excellency Juha Markus Pyykko, and the CEO of Save the Children Philippines, Atty. Alberto Jesus Muyot signed a pledge of commitment, which signing took place at the City Mayor’s Office, new Ormoc City Hall, on May 11, 2023.

The said pledge of commitment signed seeks to recognize that “every child deserves a nurturing and protective environment that promotes their growth, development, and well-being;” and that “as advocates for children, they commit to working together to create sustainable solutions that will address the challenges and issues that our children face today.”

Finally, the said stakeholders commit to “continuing their efforts towards the fulfillment of their obligations to the children, recognizing that they have a shared responsibility to create a better future for them.” The members of the 16th Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Ormoc and representatives from the City Social Welfare Department (CSWD), headed by Maribel Gucela, were also present during the said activity to throw their support to the covenant. (By Gwen Maurillo / Photo grabbed from the City Government of Ormoc FB Page / EV Mail May 8-14, 2023 issue)