Davao City – Republic Act No. 10661 (An Act Declaring November of Every Year as National Children’s Month) was signed in 2014 to commemorate the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 November 1989 and to instill the significance of the Convention in the Filipino consciousness. It also aims to emphasize the importance of the role of the child within the Filipino family and within Philippine society.

The theme of this year’s National Children’s Month celebration is “Karapatang Pambata: Patuloy na Pahalagahan at Gampanan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan” to celebrate the gains and successes of the country in the promotion and protection of children’s rights. (DOLE XI)