Executive Order No. 53
Strengthening the Committee for the Special Protection of Children, Amending for this Purpose Executive Order No. 275 (s.1995)
Role of the CSPC
The CSPC is hereby strengthened and reorganized to effectively function as the body principally responsible for coordinating and monitoring the investigation and prosecution of cases involving violations of R.A. No. 7610 and other child-related criminal laws.
All children in the Philippines and Filipino children elsewhere are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, exploitation and discrimination.
Guided by the principles of non-discrimination, best interest of the child, respect for the views of the child, and the right of the child to life, as well as Article 19 of the CRC, as codified under RA 7610, the SCPC shall ensure that all children in the Philippines are provided legal protection, within a child sensitive justice system.
Functions and Duties
The Committee shall have the following responsibilities:
The Committee shall be chaired by the Secretary of Justice and co-chaired by the Secretary of Social Welfare and Development, with the following as members: