Alas Singko

A storybook to help young children cope with the challenges of COVID-19 while continuing to learn at home

An illustration excerpt from the "Alas Singko" storybook showing a family waving to a person wearing a face mask
UNICEF Philippines/2020


Alas Singko (Five O'Clock) is a story about a young girl’s journey towards adapting to the changes brought about by COVID-19.  

This storybook was developed in partnership with the Family Life and Child Development Department of the University of the Philippines, the Early Childhood Care and Development Council, the Department of Education and the Department of Social Welfare and Development. It is meant to help young children cope with the challenges of the ongoing health crisis while continuing to learn at home.   

Filipino, English, and coloring book versions in both languages are available. 

Cover of the Alas Singko storybook
Edgar Belda Jr. and Allia Acosta (story), Rachel Batislaong (illustrations)
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