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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 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
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…

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…

A child rights organization criticized state troops for claiming that children killed in encounters were “child warriors,” making children targets of military offensives. BY CJ KUIZON Davao Today HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Posted by Bulatlat DAVAO CITY–A child rights organization criticized state troops for claiming that children killed in encounters were “child warriors,” making children targets…