By virtue of Republic Act 10661, the National Children’s Month (NCM) in the Philippines, in commemoration with the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) on 20 November 1989, is celebrated every November. The month –long observance that seeks to instill its significance in the Filipino consciousness is spearheaded by the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC),National Youth Commission (NYC) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) with the support of the CWC Board member agencies.
This year’s 28th NCM theme is “Sama-samang Itaguyod Ang Karapatan ng Bawat Bata sa Panahon ng Pandemya”. It focuses on Upholding Children’s Rights During the Pandemic, such as the Coronavirus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19).This is in compliance with the national and local directives on the pandemic pursuant to Proclamation No.929 from the Office of the President.
Source: DILG MC No. 2020-130