Children from different schools expressed their rights while holding balloons as a manifestation of their rights during the launching program of the Children's Month, last November 7.
As part of the program, the schoolchildren along with Gov. Rhodora J. Cadiao, SP Egidio Elio and other personalities, released a number of balloons showing their support for the protection of the rights of every child. With the Monday morning program was the Oath taking of the newly reorganized Provincial Council for the Protection of Children (PCPC).
Gov. Cadiao messaged, that "It is our responsibility to ensure their safety, good health and proper development."
The month-long celebration was coordinated by the Child Friendly Moment (CFM), composed of different agencies in the province, and is lined-up by a series of activities both for the children and the women in society, with regards to the 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW). These activities were: Presentation of the State of Children Report: Pasindungug sa mga Young Achievers. Advocacy on RA 8353 "Good Touch, Bad Touch", and Family Development Session.
This year's Children Month, with the theme " Isulong: Kalidad na Edukasyon Para sa Lahat ng Bata", is being celebrated in the month of November in accordance to RA 10661 or the "National Children's Month Act of 2015" and also in commemoration of the adoption of the United Nations Assembly on the Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989 which the Philippine Government is signatory to the international treaty.