Davao City โ€“ The Department of Labor and Employment Davao Region took part in the launching of the 28th National Childrenโ€™s Month celebration.On its online convocation via Zoom, employees of DOLE Davao Region along with its field offices recited the Panatang Makabata to show its support earlier today, November 3, 2020.

The National Childrenโ€™s Month is celebrated November of every year in pursuant to Republic Act 10661.Spearheaded by the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and the National Youth Commission (NYC), the celebration recognizes children as the most valuable asset of the nation and their significant role within the Filipino Family and the Philippine Society.

With the theme โ€œSama-samang Itaguyod Ang Karapatan ng Bawat Bata sa Panahon ng Pandemya!โ€, this yearโ€™s celebration is focused on upholding childrenโ€™s rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CWC aims to promote the importance of protecting all children and their rights, empower children to protect themselves and to report experiences of abuse, provide practical support to parents and/or guardians on how to care for children as well as themselves, and guide Local Government Units to efficiently deliver their rightful services.

Conforming to the strict minimum health standards imposed due to the new normal condition brought about by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the NCM Celebration will aim to tackle and educate Filipinos on topics such as childrenโ€™s rights, parenting, and the concerns surrounding them through the use of the quad media (i.e. print media, broadcast media, outdoor media, and the social media).

The official hashtags for the event are as follows, #BuwanNgMgaBata, #2020NationalChildrensMonth, and #UnahinAngBataSaPandemya.

DOLE Davao Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo said, โ€œthe Department upholds the rights of the children and continues to show its support by providing services for the children and their families in Davao region through our Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program.โ€

By: Kim D. Salvaรฑa, Labor Communications Officer

With reports from: Bernadine Xophia Bouffard, Regional Community Facilitator, TSSD