Memorandum Orders

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2011-08

CREATION OF THE LOCAL COMMITTEE ON ANTI-TRAFFICKING AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN (LCAT-VAWC)

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9202 declares that the state shall give highest priority to the enactment of measures and development of programs that will promote human dignity, protect people from the violence and exploitation, eliminate trafficking in persons to ensure their recovery rehabilitation and reintegration;

WHEREAS, Republic Act 9262, on the other hand, underscores the commitment of the State on safeguarding the dignity of women and children while guaranteeing full respect of their human rights and to protect them from violence and threats to their personal safety and security.

WHEREAS, Republic Act 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women, is a comprehensive women’s rights law that seeks to eliminate discrimination against women by recognizing, protecting, fulfilling and promoting the rights of Filipino women, especially those in the marginalized sectors.

NOW THEREFORE, I, VICENTE B. FLORES, JR., Municipal Mayor, Municipality of Oton, province of Iloilo, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law hereby order:

Section 1. Creating of Local Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Violence Against Women and their Children (LCAT-VAWC) to be composed of the following members, to wit:

Chairman: Mayor Vicente B. Flores, Jr.
Municipal Mayor

Vice-Chairman: Mr. Felimon Gregorio M. Calvo
Municipal Administrator

Members: Mrs. Ma. Ami R. Rodrigo
MPDC

Mrs. Nina Joy H Tañada
MSWDO

Dr. Sally C. Ticao
Mun. Health Officer

Hon. Virginia F. Olivares
Chair, Committee on Women and Family

Mrs. Irene H. Otero
PESO Officer

Mrs. Grace Natalie Azarraga
MLGOO

PINSP Raymond T. Celoso
OIC/ Chief of Police, Oton

Mrs. Ana R. Nad
President, OWAI

Hon. Euel Brian Villavicencio
SK Federation President

Section 2. Functions of the Local Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Violence Against Women and Children

1. Institute policies and programs to protect women and children who are victims of trafficking and violence (formulate local ordinances and resolutions).
2. Create and establish system of surveillance investigation and rescue to ensure effective and efficient coordination.
3. Undertake information, education and advocacy campaign against trafficking in persons and VAWC.
4. Monitor and oversee the strict compliance of RA 9208 RA 9262 and other related laws for the protection of women and children and of the LCAT and VAWC national plans of action.

Secretariat support shall be lodged with the Municipal Social Welfare and Development
Officer who shall be responsible for the documentation of proceedings of meetings and preparation or reports and other necessary documents as needed by the council.

This order shall take effect immediately.

Done this day of March 2011 at the Municipality of Oton, Iloilo, Philippines.

VICENTE B. FLORES, JR.
Mayor

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