Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ R. Marcos represented by former Ilocos Norte Board Member Mariano Marcos II graced the Regional Convention of the Federation of Day Care Workers and recognized the sacrificial roles of Day Care Workers who stood the test of time in the service.
Accordingly, Sen. Marcos is looking for better solutions to respond to the needs of Day Care Workers, particularly to some who are still considered volunteers, receive minimal honorarium, no security of tenure, and no clear benefits.
Sen. Marcos mentioned that despite these circumstances, they continue with their services.
“Pinararating ko po ang aking taos-pusong pagsaludo sa ating mga Day Care Workers sa kanilang dedikasyon at paninindigan na lalong ipagbuti ang serbisyo (I am extending my sincere recognition to the Day Care Workers’ dedication and desire to improve their services),” Sen. Marcos mentioned in his speech delivered by Mr. Marcos.
Sen. Marcos also pledged his support to the passage of the Magna Carta for Day Care Workers and take a closer look into the provisions of the Early Years Act which is funded by various agencies to include PAGCOR, to explore the possible inclusion of Day Care Workers’ welfare. Likewise, he is pushing a bill for the retirement benefits for Barangay Workers and Day Care Workers.
The Convention was recognized contributory in enhancing public service among Day Care Workers and their nurturing care that contributes to the children’s physical development and welfare.
Also, DSWD Regional Director Marcelo Nicomedes J. Castillo urged the Day Care Workers to sustain active participation in the Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) and compassion in handling the Day Care children. For this year, there are 102,200 Day Care children to benefit from DSWD’s SFP. (by: Iryn D. Cubangbang, Information Officer II)