Training on Intercountry Adoption & Preparing Children for Adoption

The ICATrainingB’s Training on Inter-country Adoption (ICA) Program among our local stakeholders is part of ICAB’s advocacy and networking functions as well as its commitment to increase their level of functionality.  The Capacity Building Package on ICA Program aims to strengthen the social workers’ capability in handling adoption cases particularly those which will go through the inter-country adoption route.  The activity is scheduled for September 12 – 16, 2016 to be held at SUMMIT RIDGE HOTEL (Km 58 General Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Maharlika West, Tagaytay City). Expected participants are REGION IV-A CALABARZON social workers from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Non-Governmental Organization: Child Caring/Child Placing Agencies (NGO CCAs/CPAs), Regional Trial Court/Family Court (RTC/FC), Local Government Units/Local Social Welfare and Development Offices (LGUs/LSWDOs – Provincial, City, Municipal) and hospitals.

LOCATION 

VACANCY – URGENT HIRING

The Intercountry Adoption Board (ICAB), attached agency of DSWD and the Central Authority in the intercountry adoptionin the Philippines under Republic Act 8043, based in Cubao, Quezon City, announces the vacancy for 1 Administrative Assistant II ( SG8) and 1 Social Welfare Officer II (SG15):

 

1 Administrative Assistant II (SG8)

Application should have corresponding minimum qualification standards:

Education: Graduate of BSC/BABA Accounting

Experience: 1 year relevant experience

Eligibility: Civil Service Eligibility 1st Level Eligibility

 

1 Social Welfare Officer II (SG15)

Application should have corresponding minimum qualification standards:

Education: Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Experience: Two years in position involving management and supervision in the field of child welfare adoption

Training: Eight hours of relevant training

Eligibility R.A. 1080

Interested Candidate may send in their resume specifying the position they are applying for with their complete credentials such as, Personal Data Sheet, NBI Clearance, Transcript of Records, Diploma, Medical Certificate, Drug Test, Psychological Evaluation, Certificate of Eligibility, and apply personally at the address specified bellow on or before July 29, 2016.

Please visit: http://www.icab.gov.ph for more job posting and information.

You may send your application to sfperez@icab.gov.ph

 

 

May 30, 2016 ICAB was emailed a copy of the article

On May 30, 2016 ICAB was emailed a copy of the article: “The Philippines has 1.8 million abandoned children. Here’s what keeps them from adoption” and “It’s unfair. Even if we’re over 15, you should still adopt us, because we still need a family” published on May 30, 2016 by the Los Angeles Times. On May 31, 2016 ICAB sent the following email to the Correspondent MS SUNSHINE DE LEON (who to date has not emailed nor responded to the same). UPDATE: The story has been republished by the Business Mirror on June 3. 2016.

 

Ms. Sunshine de Leon
Correspondent, Los Angeles Time
Dear Ms. de Leon:
This has reference to your article co-written with Mr. Jonathan Kaiman.

The Inter-Country Adoption Board is saddened by the lack of verification of data used in the aforementioned article.

For your information, the child mentioned in the article, was cleared for inter-country adoption on October 23, 2014 at 16 years and 8 months old and has not “just turned 15” as stated in the article. The age is crucial since US laws are clear that only children below sixteen (16) are eligible for adoption to the US. xxx (the quoted) statement that: “The Intercountry Adoption Board just rejected her outright” therefore is based on the wrong premise. Continue reading

Request for Consultancy for Architectural Design and Allied Services

BIDS AND AWARD COMMITTEE

Request for Consultancy for Architectural Design and Allied Services

The Inter-Country Adoption Board through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), hereby invite all interested suppliers or distributor registered with the Philippine Government Electronic procurement System (PhilGEPS), to quote their lowest price on the items listed below, subject to the general condition stated herein, and submit their quotation duly signed by their authorized representatives not later than March 16, 2016

CONSULTANCY FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND ALLIED SERVICES

END USER                              : ICAB OFFICE

 APPROVED BUDGET            : SIXTY THOUSAND PESOS ONLY                                                                                                         (P60, 000.00)

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Architectural Drawings:

  • – Architectural Floor Plans
  • – Building Elevations
  • – Building Sections
  • – Wall Sections
  • – Ceiling and Roof Plans

Structural Drawings:

  • – Foundation Plans
  • – Framing Plans

MEP Drawings (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing):

  • – Mechanical Plan (elevator)
  • – Electrical Plans
  • – Plumbing/Sanitary

The engagement includes the basic minimum Architectural Design of but not limited to Architectural Floor Plans, Elevations, Sections, Interior and Exterior Perspectives. Complete and detailed design with Bill of Materials would be a separate agreement. ICAB proposes a new building which will house 60 personnel’s, with sufficient space requirements, training/ conference and multi-purpose rooms, provision for stock room/archives room in accordance. Lot to be purchase by the office would be a minimum of 500 sqm. Building will be composed of 5 floors with a floor area of 250 sqm per floor.

  1. Schedule of Delivery
  • Delivery shall be made within seven (7) calendar days upon receipt of the Notice to Proceed.
  • The supplier shall be paid the contract amount in full upon delivery and acceptance by the ICAB, subject to deduction of applicable taxes.

For further inquiries, please coordinate with Sherwin F. Perez at telephone numbers 721-9782. The Quotation may be submitted through e-mail at adoption@icab.gov.ph or deliver to the following address:

 

Bids and Award Committee Secretariat

#2 Chicago Street Corner Ermin Garcia

Barangay Pinagkaisahan Cubao Quezon City

The ICAB reserves the right to reject any or all Quotations/Bids, to waive any minor defect therein to annul the budding process, to reject all Quotations/Bids, at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected Bidder(s), and to accept only the offer that is most advantageous to the Government.

 

GINA C. ESCALANTE

Chairperson

BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

ICAB SUPPORTS DSWD’S ADOPTION CONSCIOUSNESS CELEBRATION

Adoption week

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is once again spearheading the observance of Adoption Consciousness Celebration. The activity will be held on February 15-21, 2016 with the theme “Legal na Ampon Ako: Anak na Totoo” with English caption A Child Finds Worth in Legal Adoption.

ICAB, the Central Authority on Inter-Country Adoption of the Philippines supports the DSWD’s continuing adoption advocacy efforts to raise awareness of the general public on legal adoption.

For inquiries on local/ domestic adoption, you may contact the following agencies:

DSWD-Field Office NCR
Tel. No. 488-2754
Email: arrsfcsteam@gmail.com

Kaisahang Buhay Foundation
Tel. No. 912-1159/60
Email: kbf@kbf.ph

Norrfil Foundation
Tel. No. 372-3577
Email: norfilfoundation@yahoo.com

Adoption Help Desk will be set-up in selected SM Malls, Trinoma Mall, Festival Mall and Market Market on February 20-21, 2016.

Protect the children in need of families. Go for legal adoption. #AdoptionConsciousness

Protektahan ang mga batang nangangailangan ng sariling pamilya. Mag-ampon sa legal na paraan. #AdoptionConsciousness

Invitation to Bid

INVITATION TO BID

 

The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Intercountry Adoption Board (ICAB), an attached agency of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), intends to apply the sum of ONE MILLION PESOS (P1,000,000.00) being the Approved Budget for the Utility Vehicle, with the following description / specifications: Continue reading

V A C A N C Y

The Intercountry Adoption Board (ICAB), the Central Authority in intercountry adoption in the Philippines under Republic Act 8043, announces the vacancy for one (1) Project Development Officer I with the corresponding minimum qualification standards:

Education        :  Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Experience      :  Two years relevant experience

Training          :  Eight hours of relevant training

Eligibility         :  R.A. 1080

Interested candidates may send in their resume with their complete credentials, such as, Personal Data Sheet, NBI Clearance, Transcript of Records, Diploma, Medical Certificate, Drug Test, Psychological Evaluation, PRC Rating and License, and apply personally at the Administrative Unit on or before January  20, 2015.

BERNADETTE B. ABEJO

Executive Director

 

V A C A N C Y

The Intercountry Adoption Board (ICAB), the Central Authority in intercountry adoption in the Philippines under Republic Act 8043, announces the vacancy for one (1) Administrative Assistant III with the corresponding minimum qualification standards:

Education        :  Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Experience      :  One years relevant experience

Preferably in Government Accounting

Training          :  Four hours of relevant training

Eligibility         :  CSC Sub Professional

Interested candidates may send in their resume with their complete credentials, such as, Personal Data Sheet, NBI Clearance, Transcript of Records, Diploma, Medical Certificate, Drug Test, Psychological Evaluation, PRC Rating and License, and apply personally at the Administrative Unit on or before January  31, 2015.

BERNADETTE B. ABEJO

Executive Director

V A C A N C Y

The Intercountry Adoption Board (ICAB), the Central Authority in intercountry adoption in the Philippines under Republic Act 8043, announces the vacancy for one (1) Accountant III with the corresponding minimum qualification standards:

 

Education        :  Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Experience      :  Two years relevant experience

Preferably in Government Accounting

Training          :  Eight hours of relevant training

Eligibility         :  R.A. 1080

 

Interested candidates may send in their resume with their complete credentials, such as, Personal Data Sheet, NBI Clearance, Transcript of Records, Diploma, Medical Certificate, Drug Test, Psychological Evaluation, PRC Rating and License, and apply personally at the Administrative Unit on or before February 15, 2016.

BERNADETTE B. ABEJO

Executive Director