Gina of DSWD (Department of Social Welfare Development) Alfonso presided over the Local Council for Protection of Children (LCPC) meeting on January 30, 2017 at the Brgy. Hall of Poblacion II in Alfonso.
PP Raymund Balicha announced that RIMM would be financially supporting “Stop Sexual Abuse on Children” with P10,000 per quarter starting this immediate quarter through Gina, DSWD Alfonso, in addition to the quarterly funding of P15,000 by AWH (Academy of World Healing Foundation) whose funding members are also serving as RIMM club members. The donation will be used specifically for sexually abused children matters. Gina will be submitting quarterly reports to AWH and RIMM on this issue.
Dr. Manzo of Alfonso chief Municipal Health Officer noted RIMM’s advocacy to End TB program.
Gina was very grateful to RIMM for the quarterly financial support on sexually abused children. She said she will use part of the fund for the 5 year old rape victim.
All Star President (ASP) Midyear Review was held on January 21-22, 2017 in Clark, Panpanga, Philippines. Since ASP Casey needed to attend the guests from Japan for Rotary’s fundraising and membership recruitment during the period, PP Klaus attended the midyear review on behalf of him.
At midyear review, PP Klaus shared our club’s projects, such as family planning, teenage pregnancy forums, End TB program, and post typhoon Haiyan victimized area research and support trip. Since the venue was close to where indigenous tribe Aetas live, honorary Rotarian Jun and PP Klaus extended their support to them as it is one of our service projects.
In the meantime, ASP Casey succeeded in inviting 10 more new members to RIMM and funding with sales of district raffle tickets.
On January 17, 2017, CP Nito Siassat invited ASP Casey Takayama along with IPP Raymund Balicha and PE Betty Vicedo of RIMM to attend a Radio Talk Show that was sponsored by the governor Ernesto Yuyek. RIMM shared its activities of serving the community and the poor especially its flagship program “Family Planning” to tackle the alarming national population explosion which is the root cause of poverty, hunger, joblessness and environmental destruction.