“BATA: Iligtas sa Droga!” as the 2017 National Children’s Month Theme”
The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) enjoins the support of member agencies, partners and stakeholders for a meaningful celebration of the National Children’s Month celebration through the conduct of activities aligned with its theme for 2017, Bata: Iligtas sa Droga! This theme which was approved by the CWC Board on 31 July 2017 is in support to the administration’s fight against illegal drugs.
Republic Act No. 10661 declares the month of November of every year as National Children’s Month (NCM). This declaration commemorates the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 November 1989, and seeks to instill its significance in the Filipino consciousness.
CWC has ongoing discussion with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Youth Commission (NYC) as co-lead agencies in the preparation for this year’s celebration. Based on the R.A., they are authorized to call upon any department, bureau, office, agency, or instrumentality of the government including government-owned or controlled corporations, for any assistance as may be needed in the discharge of the tasks.