[In the news] Justice and Welfare Consciousness Week -InterAksyon.com

Justice and Welfare Consciousness Week’
By InterAksyon.com
October 20, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III has declared the fourth week of October as the annual Juvenile Justice and Welfare Consciousness Week to highlight the rights of the Filipino youth.

In an interview over dzRB on Saturday, deputy Malacanang spokesperson Abigail Valte said Aquino signed Proclamation No. 489 on October 11. The proclamation cites Section 13, Article II of the 1987 Constitution, which provides that the state shall protect the physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being of the Filipino youth, inculcate patriotism and nationalism and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs.

The Philippines is one of the 31 parties that have ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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