Lupon Tagapamayapa’s (people who comprise the Barangay Justice System) and the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC) promote environmental protection and cleanliness in their conduct of a clean-up drive in the morning of January 23, 2016 (Saturday). The group of no less than 20 persons sweeps the streets of Ilang-ilang and Masbate in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.
Lupon Tagapamayapa’s constitute the committee that decides disputes and other matters. They do not constitute a court as they do not have judicial powers. In the case of Batasan Hills, Lupon Tagapamayapa’s are overseen by Captain John “Jojo” M. Abad and Barangay Secretary Edwin P. Misolas.
BCPC, on the other hand, is a body that ensures the promotion and protection of children’s well-being and welfare. Ideally, a functional BCPC creates a caring environment wherein children fully enjoy their rights, are protected and reared in a society that provides wholesome and proper child development. In Batasan Hills, BCPC is chaired by Capt. Abad and Kagawad Edgar “Junjun” S. Macario, Jr.
Written by Aphrodite
Photos taken by Richard Redondo