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Senator files Parent-Teacher and Community Associations bill

Senator files Parent-Teacher and Community Associations bill

Senator Risa Hontiveros filed a bill that seeks to institutionalize and enhance the role of Parent-Teacher and Community Associations in promoting the welfare of children.

Senate Bill 1400 or the proposed Parent-Teacher and Community Association Act aims to amend Presidential Decree No. 603 or The Child and Youth Welfare Code.

“Creating and fostering a community that is geared towards advocating for the rights and welfare of children creates immeasurable value with benefits that are far-reaching,” Hontiveros said.

“A community of parents, teachers, and concerned organizations collaborating towards a common goal in promoting the welfare, well-being, and success of their children generates great benefits not only to the families of these students, but to their community as a whole,” she added.

The PTCA will consult the children through their Student Councils in the creation of projects, programs or activities.

“When a school has an involved Student Council and PCTA, parents are better informed and engaged, teachers are more empowered, and perhaps more importantly, students are happier,” Hontiveros said.