Rights advocates and child psychology experts pointed this out, underscoring the importance of ensuring and promoting children’s mental health amid the pandemic in the recent webinar organized by the Children’s Rehabilitation Center
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The harassment indicates the “worsening trends of political repression against union organizers and political activists, and attempts to disrupt the organizations’ activities and terrorize people involved in development and human rights work.”
Main story: Child rights violations under Aquino government increasing By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Children are not spared from rights violations. Under the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III, the Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) has recorded 14 cases of killing of children. A more recent case happened last Oct. 19 in…
By DANILDA L. FUSILERO Davao Today MAGPET, North Cotabato — Cousins Kenneth, 13, and Bernie, 12, (not their real names) share almost similar dreams. On their way home from school, the two adolescents enthusiastically shared what they hope to be like when they finished school and how they wish things are different from what they…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
This year alone, four children have been killed. – Children’s Rehabilitation Center
By RONALYN V. OLEA and ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
The Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) has documented one case of a child’s death due to indiscriminate firing, 12 cases of frustrated killings, eight cases of illegal arrest and detention, five cases of torture, one case of abduction and numerous cases of attacks on schools.
By MARYA SALAMAT
According to the Katungod-SB report, a soldier acting as team leader interrogated the children, asking them if they have a gun. When the children answered no, the soldier accused them of lying.
By MARYA SALAMAT
Special Report As the Philippine military continues to wage Oplan Bantay Laya, its so-called “dirty war” against communists as well as activists, peasants and workers, more and more innocent children are not only being caught in the crossfire but have become targets as well of human-rights violations.
Some children of slain journalists still do not understand why their father or mother was killed. Others have come to accept the situation and have learned to be proud of what their parents did. BY RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat Dennis Rev Vigo, 15, seems to be like any ordinary teenager. A closer look, however, reveals…
The Arroyo government is the worst violator of children’s rights, as its counterinsurgency program Oplan Bantay Laya II had put children directly in harm’s way, a non-government organization said in a report.
CRC Executive Director Ma. Esmeralda Macaspac said the Philippine government uses the broad definition of ‘child soldiers’ in the Paris Principles to evade prosecution for violating children’s rights. Worse, she said, “Communities and people’s organizations branded as guerilla fronts by a paranoid regime become vulnerable to attacks and children are bound to be branded as…