• DILG Ilocos Norte asks LGUs to open daycare centers on election day

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    LAOAG CITY: The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) based in this province has reiterated its call on all local government units here to open their daycare centers on election day where mothers with small children can vote. Zenaida Colobong of the DILG-Ilocos Norte said on Sunday that the governor, city and municipal mayors and punong barangays are urged to keep their daycare centers open on Monday from 6:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. In compliance to the resolution passed by the Comelec en banc requiring all LGUs to ensure the participation of mothers with small children in the election process, DILG Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento issued the directive on May 4, addressed to all concerned chief executives at the provincial, city, municipal and village levels. The memorandum states that all LGUs should make sure daycare centers shall observe standard operations including the provision of healthy food and drinks for the children left under their care on election day.

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