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Child rights group condemns state forces’ aerial strikes against civilians, demands Aquino to scrap Oplan Bayanihan

 “We strongly denounce the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) for the blatant rights violations caused by their indiscriminate firing and airstrikes against the civilian communities in Sagada, Mountain Province. The incident did not only wreak destruction to the environment but also inflicted psychological trauma among the children and indigenous people of Cordillera,” said Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) Executive Director Jacquiline Ruiz. Read more »

“Child rights group lambasted Aquino for using taxpayer’s money to fund perpetrators of child rights violations”

Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) expressed utmost concern over deliberate attacks of elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) against anti-mining leaders and indigenous peoples in Mindanao.

End tagging children victims of AFP as child soldiers; reprimand the perpetrators- child rights group

Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) raised alarm over the recent cases of children illegally arrested, tortured and even tagged as suspected members of the New People’s Army by elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the province of Agusan del Sur. Read more »

Child Rights Group: List the AFP as Persistent Perpetrator, Resume with Peace Negotiations!

The ever increasing number of children victims of human rights violations during President Noynoy Aquino’s administration is alarming. Children from rural communities continue to suffer from varying forms of violence perpetrated by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Read more »

Child Rights Group condems EJK, urges Aquino to take action

Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) condemns the indiscriminate strafing incident conducted by the elements of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that instantly killed an 8-year old boy and wounded two children in Purok 6, Sitio Kidaraan, Barangay Anitapan, Mabini, Compostela Valley last April 3. Read more »

Break-ins in offices a systematic harassment on human rights defenders

Quezon City- Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) expresses alarm over a series of actual and attempted break-ins in the National Offices of child rights defenders by unidentified perpetrators which happened just this past month.


Children’s rights defenders decry Pnoy’s statement during the 77th Founding Anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). He reiterated in his statement the AFPs role in a democratic society, “Defend the nation and serve only one Boss—the people, nothing else.” Read more »

Child victim of military atrocities visited by child rights groups

Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) and Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concern paid visit to a 16-year old boy victim of military atrocity who was placed in Boys town facility in Tanay, Rizal. Read more »

Urgent Appeal for the victims of flash flood in Metro Manila

For almost two weeks, the incessant rain brought by tropical storm Gener followed by the effect of the southwest monsoon caused massive floods in the provinces in Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog, National Capital Region particularly the communities of Bgy. Bagong Silangan, Payatas, Batasan, Commonwealth, Tatalon, Bahay Toro, all in Quezon City. Read more »

Child Rights Advocates calls for the immediate release of the three illegally detained children in Quezon Province

The Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) strongly condemns the elements of the 74th Infantry Battallion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines for the illegal arrest and detention of three children in Quezon. Read more »

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