Tag Archives: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF

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

Go hails PH educ sector for high scores in UNICEF readiness index

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

AFP submits report on NPA child recruits to UN

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

Also Read: Reds recruited 544 minors for armed conflict since 2010

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

UNMASKING REDS’ RECRUITMENT. Col. Joel Nacnac (2nd from left), chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Human Rights Office, submits a report on the New People’s Army’s recruitment of children and involving them in armed conflict, to representatives of the Commission on Human Rights on Thursday (Nov. 26, 2020). The report said 544 minors have been used and employed by communist terrorist groups in armed conflict since 2010. (Photo courtesy of AFP Public Affairs Office