October 1, 2012

NEWS: Feature: Children’s Month celebration underscores media role in protecting children’s rights (PHILIPPINES)

This year's Children's Month celebration in October underscores the important role media plays in protecting the rights of children. 

Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Director Leticia Diokno said that in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of National Children's Month, the agencies and local government units are guided by the theme, "Bright Child ay Siguraduhin, Responsableng Pamamahayag ay Palaganapin!" 

The celebration, Diokno said, aims to promote and protect the physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being of the Filipino children. Likewise, this year's celebration intends to emphasize the role of media in protecting the children's rights.

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