As part of its commitment to strengthening families, the Church will join the country in celebrating the 29th National Family Week from September 19-25, 2021. This week-long celebration will be done in partnership with the National Committee on the Filipino Family (NCFF) and all partnering government agencies and civil society groups.
This year's theme set by the NCFF is: “Tungo sa Maginhawa, Matatag, at Panatag na Pamilyang Pilipino” [To a Homely, Strong, and Peaceful Filipino Family]. NCFF also added a subtheme for 2021 to highlight how Filipino families have used technology to overcome the challenges of the pandemic. The subtheme reads: 'Pamilya at Teknolohiya: Magkabalikat Mapagtagumpayan ang Hamon ng Pandemya' [Family and Technology: Partners in Overcoming the Challenges of the Pandemic].
Integrating the NCFF's theme, the Church will continue with its previous year's campaign '#BFF: Building Forever Families' to reinforce the Latter-day Saint sentiments on the eternal nature of families. This year, the Church will focus on building relationships among families members by encouraging the members to use the hashtag #MyFamilyMyBFF when posting on social media.
About National Family Week
The National Family Week has been observed annually since 1992 after the signing of Proclamation 60 by President Fidel V. Ramos, which declares every last week of September as 'Family Week'. This declaration is in accordance with the Philippines Constitution, which affirms that “the state recognizes the Filipino family as the foundation of the nation.” The Church remains at the forefront since 1992 in supporting this proclamation.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joins communities and echo the invitation found in “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” which states, “We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.”