There are numerous laws and programs that promote the welfare of children. But children remain the most vulnerable sector in Philippine society. They are the most affected during natural and man-made calamities. About 43.3 percent of the country's population are children.
More than 4 million families are subsisting below the poverty line. Almost 10 million children are undernourished. Most children are suffering from micronutrient malnutrition. Only 33 percent of children are enrolled in daycare and preschool institutions in the country. More than 1 million children of elementary school age are not enrolled.
This is the reason why a couple of Filipino bloggers are encouraging politicians to promote child-friendly governance in all areas.
Spreading the word about the true state of Filipino children in the blogosphere is one way of raising awareness and solicit support. By holding a contest such as this one, will also make it more rewarding for bloggers to join the movement. The contest officially start today (25 September 2008) and will run for a month.
HOW TO ENTER
Entering is simple. Earn points by completing certain tasks. The more entries collected, the better chance of spreading the word about the Filipino children and also of winning some Entrecard Credits! So, if you complete a lot of things as opposed to doing just one, your chances of winning will be greatly increased.
Just make sure to keep track of how many points you have earned and post a comment HERE to inform the organizers about your efforts.
It is also important that all relevant words, phrases and blog titles are linked back to the original source. Well, everything you can link to anyway.
The contest will run for a month, 25 September 2008 until 25 October 2008. At the end of the 30 days, entries will be tallied and raffle draws will be made using a random system. Winners will be announced on 30 October 2008.
This contest would have not been possible if not for the generous offers coming from the following sponsors:
- Seek No More = 8,000 EC credits + 125x125 ad space for a month
- PolitEkon = 2,500 EC credits + 125x125 ad space for a month
- Pinay Wife Speaks = 2,500 EC Credits + 125x125 ad space for month
- Proud Mommy = 1,500 EC credits + 125x125 ad space for a month
- Momma Wannabe = 1,000 EC credits + 125x125 ad space for a month
- E-Pamilya = 1,000 EC credits + 125x125 ad space for a month
- The Pinay Blogger = 1,000 EC credits + 125x125 ad space for a month
- Trader’s Hub = 1,000 EC credits
- Swirling Thoughts = 1000 EC credits
- A Grateful Heart = 1,000 EC credits
- Pinay in States = 500 EC credits + 125x125 ad space for a month
1 Entry - Subscribe via email to any one of the 11 sponsors listed above, which means each contestant can subscribe to all 11 sponsors and earn 11 entries.
10 Entries – Write a post about the contest and its intention of asking the government to implement the Phil. Plan of Action for Children (must include links to all the hosts/sponsors OR just use this original text)
4 Entries – post the 125x125 avatar shown below, which links back to the Seek No More blog for the duration of the contest. You can just copy the codes shown right below the avatar.
First Prize – 10,000 EC credits plus an ad space in Proud Mommy, Pinay in States, E-Pamilya, Seek No More, Momma Wannabe for a month
Second Prize – 5,000 EC credits plus an ad space in Pinay Wife Speaks, Pinay Blogger and PolitEkon for a month
Third Prize – 3,000 EC credits
Consolation Prizes – 15 blogs will receive 200 EC credits each
This means there will be 18 winners!
That is not all. The first 15 contestants who signs up will automatically received 75 EC credits!
However, consider the EC credits as just icing on the cake. The important thing is that, win or lose, the contestants and participants were able to help spread the word about the need to adopt and implement effective policies that promote child welfare in the Philippines and maybe in the rest of the world too.