Philippines Implementing Rules and Regulations Signing

Posted on Nov 20th 2017


Above: The Technical Working Group who drafted the IRR (TWG).  Plan International was one of the TWG members.

The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 10821 or the Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act (signed May 18, 2016) was signed February 28, 2017.  The IRR was drafted with the participation of duty bearers and stakeholders and seeks to protect the rights of children before, during and after disasters and other emergency situations.  A key feature of the law is the development of a comprehensive emergency program.   The components of the Program, provided in the subsequent rules, are as follows:

In attendance at the signing were key government officials headed by the Sec. Judy Taguiwalo of DSWD, DepEd, Council of the Welfare of Children (CWC) AFP, DND, DOH, NHA, DILG, CHR, CSOs( Save the Children, World Vision, Child Fund, Red Cross, Plan International). 

Next steps – The TWG will develop implementing guidelines and protocols of the Comprehensive Emergency Program for Children (CEPC).

For more information on the IRR signing, please visit the following link: http://www.dswd.gov.ph/ph-govt-agencies-sign-first-and-only-law-in-the-world-prioritizing-protection-of-children-during-disasters/