City readies for NCM celebration

The city government, together with the Local Council for the Welfare of Children, is gearing up to join the 31st National Children’s Month (NCM) celebration this November.

Mayor John Dalipe will be delivering the State of the Children’s Report which will form part of the activities being readied by the city government in line with this year’s NCM theme of ‘Healthy, Nourished, Sheltered: Ensuring the Right to Life for All,’.

Assistant City Social Welfare and Development Officer Uldarico Fabian said the activities for the NCM 2023 will focus on children’s survival rights, particularly healthcare and nutrition.

The NCM is pursuant to Republic Act 10661 in commemoration of the country’s adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children (UNCRC) on November 20, 1989.

The celebration seeks to instill its significance in the Filipino consciousness and to sustain the promotion and protection of children’s rights. (Jasmine Mohammadsali)