Barangay Kagawads were able to complete the CRA Training Module

Written by Ma. Luisa Bautista

For years, the Center of Restorative Action (CRA) of Humanitarian Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. (HLAF) is giving training for the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC) to empower communities to live out restorative justice values.

Based from the experience of CRA Team, attendance coming from the barangay officials in the training is one of the most challenging matter being encountered. With the partnership of HLAF and Office of the Vice- Mayor (OVM) of Quezon City last October 2014 to January 2016, there were 10 barangay kagawads that finished the BCPC Basic training and the Advance Training.

During the BCPC Basic Trainings, there were seven barangay kagawads who completed the training namely: Kgd. Malou Azarcon (Bgy. San Antonio), Kgd. Hermie Diaz (Bgy. Katipunan), Kgd. Rey Mark Navarro (Bgy. San Antonio), Kgd. Zenaida Home (Bgy. Quirino 2B), Kgd. Armida Castel (Bgy. Kamuning), Bgy. Susan Dumapit-Laya (Bgy. Pinyahan), Kgd. Crisente Pedro (Bgy. Greater Lagro).

In the advance training there are three (3) kagawad who completed the training namely: Kgd.  Malou Azarcon (Bgy. San Antonio), Kgd. Crisente Pedro (Bgy. Greater Lagro) and Kgd. Cristina Bernardino (Bgy. Culiat).

The participation of the kagawad(s) motivates other BCPC members to attend and actively participate in the trainings.