Category Archives: CHILD RIGHTS

CHILD RIGHTS GROUPS BACK Republic Act 11930 or the Anti-Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children (OSAEC) Law

Internet now safer for kids with anti-online sexual abuse law

Child Rights Network (CRN): The dawn of safer online spaces for children

Several studies have revealed that the country has become one of the world’s largest sources of online child sexual exploitation and abuse cases with a rapid increase in cyber tip reports, aggravated by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.With Republic Act 11930 or the… Read More

Unicef lauds Philippines for passage of anti-child marriage law

MANILA – The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) on Friday lauded the Philippines’ passing of a law criminalizing child marriage, noting its importance as “another layer of protection” for children.In a statement, Unicef Philippines Representative Oyunsaikhan… Read More

Duterte signs law criminalizing child marriage

House approves anti-child marriage bill

No letup in CHR probe vs. child soldiers’ recruitment

 February 12, 2021

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) will continue to investigate cases of youth recruitment within armed conflict areas, an apt way to commemorate International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers on Friday.CHR spokesperson Jacqueline Ann de Guia said the agency strongly condemns… Read More

Groups hit Reds for exploitation, recruitment of youths

 February 13, 2021

The League of Parents of the Philippines (LPP) on Saturday railed against the deceptive schemes of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) to recruit more youths to join the communist insurgency.Remy Rosadio, LPP chair,… Read M

Collective effort vital in saving youth from terrorism

 February 13, 2021

Various multi-sectoral groups on Saturday called for collective action in saving youths from exploitation and recruitment into child warriors by lawless elements.”It is not just an effort of government and state to prevent such wrongdoing, but also us, as individuals and collective… Read More

ONGOING: Massive children immunization versus measles, rubella and polio

DOH urges parents to have kids immunized

 February 6, 2021

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) is encouraging parents to bring their children nine to 59 months old to the nearest immunization post to receive measles, rubella, and polio supplemental vaccines.DOH Metro Manila Center for Health Development regional director Dr. Corazon Flores, during… Read More

Bill raising statutory rape age to 16 okayed on 2nd reading

Provides stronger protection against rape, acts of sexual exploitation and sexual abuses

 November 25, 2020

The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a bill raising the age of statutory rape from the current 12 years old to 16 years old to protect young people from sexual exploitation and abuse.The lower chamber passed through voice voting House Bill 7836, which… Read More