Since when did helping children become a crime?
“We are very much enraged! The Duterte government has been consistently violating children’s rights from poverty, neglect of social services, ‘Oplan Tokhang’ to incarceration of children in conflict with the law and now they are militarizing schools and teaching children and youth to be blind followers.”
Life is more difficult for children these days, especially for those who belong to poor families.
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.”
A children’s rights group and a youth solon said that the K-12 program is giving everyone more headaches than solutions.
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
The month of October was declared as National Children’s Month, but still the rights of majority of Filipino children are being trampled upon due to poverty, lack of access to basic social services, and child labor, and the alarming increase in cases of rape, sexual assault, harassment, being made as human shields in military operations or paraded as ‘child soldiers,’ and killings.
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…
Arts and fun run for children’s rights!
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By MARYA SALAMAT
The Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) had documented six cases of frustrated killings, four victims of torture, two illegal arrest and detention, two victims of rape and 136 children affected by forcible evacuation during Aquino’s first five months in office. In all these cases witnesses tagged state military forces as the perpetrators.
Presidential Candidates Challenges to Stand for Justice for Children Victims of Human Rights Violations
Press Release March 30, 2010 Child rights advocates challenged presidential candidates to make a stand on children branded as “child soldiers” by the military to cover up their human rights abuses. The challenge was made as they commemorate the 3rd death anniversary of Grecil Buya, the 9 year old girl, who was killed during military…
Military’s False Claims of Child Combatant in North Cotabato and Compostela Valley Endangers Rural Children
Media Release March 27, 2010 A nationwide child rights advocacy group lambasted the military’s false claims in news reports that the 15 year old boy they arrested in Makilala, North Cotabato was allegedly aiding the New People’s Army detonate a bomb in Brgy. Old Balatukan, and another girl arrested by the 25th in Moncayo, Compostela…