The Local Government of Socorro, Surigao del Norte highlighted Project Angel Tree during the opening program of the 59th Araw ng Socorro on February 20, 2020 held at Socorro Municipal Gymnasium.

DOLE Surigao del Norte facilitated the activity headed by Mr. Arnaldo A. Anito, DOLE SDN CLEP Focal Person with Ms. Deonita Sangco, PESO Manager of LGU Socorro. Ms. Sangco introduced the activity and Mr. Anito gave a brief overview of R.A. 9231 or the Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program (CLEP). He discussed the objectives of CLEP with the assistance and interventions the government can provide to eliminate the problem of child labor.

20 children benefited the activity who were given gifts spearheaded by Hon. Mayor Felizardo Galanida with three (3) of his Councilors. Aside from the gifts, the children also received t-shirts, caps and bags with the “Batang Malaya” logo. LGU Socorro is looking forward for more partnership with DOLE for the intervention of child labor in the municipality, livelihood assistance and employment facilitation.

The 59th Adlaw sa Socorro celebrated the birth of the municipality with the Harog Festival which locals of Socorro participated in making of “harog” or better known as “binignit” or “ginataan”.