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
Senator Christopher “Bong” Go praised the education sector and its stakeholders for their efforts to ensure the continuity of learning and education during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This, after the country earned a five-star rating for remote learning readiness in a study by the United Nations Children’s Fund.
The Remote Learning Readiness Index gave just four out of 67 countries high scores for preparedness in all levels of basic education, including Argentina, Barbados, and Jamaica. To measure their readiness, the index took into account various factors at the household level, the government’s policy response, and emergency preparedness of the national education sector.Read More
The Armed Forces of the Philippines Human Rights Office (AFPHRO) has already submitted its report to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator regarding the 544 minors recruited and used as “child warriors” by the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s… Read More
The Armed Forces of the Philippines Human Rights Office (AFPHRO) on Thursday reported that 544 minors have been used and employed by communist terrorist groups (CTG) in armed conflict since 2010.
Navy Capt. Jonathan Zata, AFP public affairs office chief, said data collected by the AFPHRO from field units covering children involved in armed conflict, provided a factual and verifiable basis for the report. READ MORE