A good fifty years later, the Philippine Congress is just about to punish Filipino children for being born poor.
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Group raises ‘Red Alert’ level over worsening child poverty in the Philippines (Photo by Marya Salamat)
Boys and Summer
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.
“An empty kaing, an empty balikbayan box, an obsolete school book and a worn-out, blood- stained sack represented the empty stomachs, the worsening state of education and state-sponsored violence that Filipino children are experiencing today.” BY BULATLAT Volume VIII, Number 25, July 27-August 2, 2008 A non-government organization branded Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the number…
The Philippines, being a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, is scheduled to report to the UNCRC regarding the government’s compliance to the said convention on the first week of June. This early, Philippine permanent representative to the UN ambassador, Hilario Davide, Jr. is already lobbying for the delisting of…