By Paulo Loreto Lim
Bacolod City Councilor Em Ang recently conducted a public hearing regarding a proposal to provide safety whistles for children with disabilities, which, according to the ordinance, would come at a cost of P100,000.
The councilor called whistles “a useful tool for children with disabilities.”
In an effort to enforce Presidential Decree No. 603, or the Child and Youth Welfare Code, and RA 7277, or the Magna Carta for disabled persons, the proposal says providing the whistles will allow the city to “take a proactive role in the protection of children and youth with disabilities.”
The ordinance says P100,000 will be needed for implementation, along with requesting a similar amount tacked on to the annual budget as a regular item.
The document also proposes the creation of the Whistle For Protection Committee./WDJ