DUTERTE: “Pinoys will go hungry with Pangilinan in Agriculture”

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says the country’s poor could not benefit from former Senator Francis Pangilinan being with the Department of Agriculture (DA).        With him there, the Filipinos will go hungry, said Duterte. President … Continue reading DUTERTE: “Pinoys will go hungry with Pangilinan in Agriculture”

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Davao City village heads tapped versus illegal recruiters

Davao City is waging its campaign against illegal recruitment at the community level with barangay captains and barangay tanods ordered to arrest the recruiters.  Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he has directed the city’s 182 barangay captains including their barangay tanods … Continue reading Davao City village heads tapped versus illegal recruiters

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FOR MAYOR RODY DUTERTE, Valentine’s Day is children with cancer day

 BY  ROGER M. BALANZA        Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he spent Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013, with ‘people in pain’ to bring them smile.        He was referring to children suffering from cancer staying at the House … Continue reading FOR MAYOR RODY DUTERTE, Valentine’s Day is children with cancer day

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Child Alert Mindanao

NGO inspires children to attend school, gives bags Davao City- Child Alert Mindanao, Inc., an NGO advocating children’s welfare distributed bags and school supplies simultaneously last July 28 and 29, 2012. According to the executive director Mr. Bernardo Mondragon, the activity intends to encourage children to religiously attend school. “We conducted the bag distribution activity because children, in impoverished areas like urban poor communities, needs encouragement to continue going to school despite their difficult socio-economic condition. Coaxing them to attend school is one way of steering them away from anti-social activities that are rampant in the communities they come from,” … Continue reading Child Alert Mindanao

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Davao City House of Hope young cancer patients find hope in healing priest

HAND OF GOD. Healing priest Fr. Fernando Suarez ministering his curing power to a young cancer patient at the House of Hope. KIWI BULACLAC BY ROGER M. BALANZA  For the young cancer patients, there is hope in the House of Hope. There is also hope in Fr. Fernando Suarez, the healing priest who came to visit the House of Hope last week to help heal the stricken children.     Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he had invited Fr. Suarez to Davao City partly for the cancer patients of the House of Hope, run in a room at the Southern Philippines … Continue reading Davao City House of Hope young cancer patients find hope in healing priest

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Bill seeks to lower age of criminal liability

MANILA – A senior administration lawmaker is seeking to lower the age of criminal liability to 12 years old for children who are found to be part of street gangs. “We live in dangerous times. Criminals are becoming younger, more cunning, and less concerned about the legal repercussions of their actions. Scoundrels of society have opted to take advantage of the youth,” Iloilo City Rep. Jerry Treñas said as he pushed for the passage of House Bill 3815, the Protection against Juvenile Criminal Exploitation Act. He said minors have been recruited to join criminal juvenile organizations (CJOs) under the guise of being … Continue reading Bill seeks to lower age of criminal liability

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UPHOLD AND PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF FILIPINO CHILDREN

STATEMENT 29 June 2012 The NDFP-Mindanao fully affirms the NDFP Declaration and Program of Action for the Rights, Protection and Welfare of Children. We reiterate our commitment to defend and promote the rights, interests and welfare of Filipino children, which are fully integrated into the social program of the people’s democratic revolution with a socialist perspective.  Ensuring the future of our children is one fundamental reason why we are waging a people’s war.  We want to create a society where all children can be provided the basic necessities like education, food, clothing, a home, and all the opportunities needed to … Continue reading UPHOLD AND PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF FILIPINO CHILDREN

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DUTERTE says police can handle gang riots but wary of juvenile justice law

    Policemen can handle street youth gang riots but are afraid they could run head-on with the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act and laws on children’s rights if they manhandle the rioters to break the fight. inFRONTPAGE PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO. 87, Nov 28-Dec. 04, 2011 The act authored by Senator Francis Pangilinan provides a wide array of provisions for youth offenders. Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte assured police can handle the riots but are careful about being charged  for child abuse if they cause injuries to the youth. He said youth gangs are violent and could resist arrest. … Continue reading DUTERTE says police can handle gang riots but wary of juvenile justice law

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P10M Davao City rehabilitation center for minors in crime

    The Davao City government is building a P10 million rehabilitation facility for minor children in conflict with the law. To rise on a 7000 square meter city government property in Bago Oshiro in Tugbok district, the facility would have a full staff of doctors, psychologists and social workers to attend to the rehabilitation of minor offenders charged with serious crimes, said Maria Luisa Bermudo, head of the City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO). The facility answers to rehabilitation facilities for minors involved in crimes  mandated on local government units by the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act. Under the … Continue reading P10M Davao City rehabilitation center for minors in crime

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