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RP Issues of 2023











2023, November 15.  National Children's Month

Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Miniature Sheets of 8, Souvenir Sheets of 4




Se-tenant Miniature Sheets of 8  -  2,500

16p x 8 - Filipino Children at Their Best


64p Souvenir Sheets of 4  -  2,500

   16p x 4 - Filipino Children at Their Best



First Day Covers:  Manila





2023 National Children's Month  -  Filipino Children at Their Best

Under Republic Act No. 10661, the National Children's Month (NCM) or "Buwan ng mga Bata", is commemorated every November in the Philippines, pursuant to the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) on 20 November 1989. It seeks to sustain the promotion and protection of children's rights.

This month-long celebration aims to give Filipino children access to a healthy environment, good education, and healthcare. Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippines’ national hero, once said that the youth is the future of the nation, and investing in children is key for the betterment of the next generation.

The Philippines first adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations on November 20, 1989. The National Youth Commission (N.Y.C.), the Council for the Welfare of Children (C.W.C.), and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (D.S.W.D.) were tasked to come up with activities, plans, and charitable events to help children in need.

The stamps and souvenir sheets feature artworks and illustrations by Beth Parrocha, a renowned book illustrator. The country's 31st NCM focuses on children's survival rights, especially healthcare and nutrition, under the theme "Healthy, Nourished, Sheltered: Ensuring the Right to Life for All".



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Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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