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Child rights advocates: SCRAP OPLAN BAYANIHAN, Justice to all victims of human rights violations!

News Release

19 March 2012 


Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) together with the families of children victims of human rights violations held a condemnation rally today at the gate of the Camp Aguinaldo to register their rage over continuing grave child rights violations perpetrated by the military under the Aquino government. Read more »

Children not spared by military operations vs rebels, rights group says


MANILA, Philippines—Child welfare advocates voiced alarm Saturday over the growing number of children who are killed or suffer in various other ways in operations by security forces against insurgents, and urged the Aquino administration to take measures to stop the alleged atrocities especially in rural communities. Read more »

Child rights advocates demand PNoy to put an end to state violence against children

Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) and other human rights groups expressed their extreme concern over the increasing number of children victims of human rights violations across the country during a press conference held today in Quezon City.

Dubbed as “Stop Killing our Children! Stop the Rape of our Future!”, the press conference was attended by representatives from Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns, Gabriela, Hustisya and Gabriela Women’s Party. Read more »


On October 16, 2011, a 17-year old girl from Baras, Rizal was raped by the elements of 16th Infantry Battalion Philippine Army based in Baras, Rizal. According to the family, the incident occurred when the victim, together with her cousin and a friend who were both minors, were invited to the anniversary celebration of the 16th Infantry Battalion Philippine Army which was held inside the camp in Baras, Rizal. Read more »

Urgent Appeal for the Survivors of the Disastrous Earthquake in Negros Oriental


The Children’s Rehabilitation Center wish to convey heartfelt condolences to our Filipino brothers and sisters, especially the children, who have suffered from the tragedy of a 6.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the province of Negros Oriental and other parts of Visayas last Monday, February 6, 2012. Families and communities were devastated by the disaster. 

Military presence in Northern Samar jeopardize children's rights


Quezon City, Philippines, the Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) strongly condemns the human rights violations perpetrated by the elements of Armed Forces of the Philippines affecting the lives of hundreds of children in Barangay, Hinagunoyan and other nearby barangays in Catubig, Northern Samar.

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HR group condemns alleged ‘militarization’ in 2 N. Samar towns


TACLOBAN CITY-Human rights group Katungod-Sinirangan Bisayas-Karapatan has condemned the alleged “militarization” of two Northern Samar towns and vowed to continue opposing the counterinsurgency program Oplan Bayanihan in the said province. 

Justice for Fr. Pops, Truly a Father of Lumad Children!

We condemn to the strongest possible term on the brutal killing of Fr. Fausto Tentorio yesterday morning, October 17, 2011 while boarding his vehicle going for a clergy meeting in the diocese of Kidapawan. Fr. Pops, as we fondly called him was a known child rights advocate whose advocacy is for the interest of the Lumad children. Because the social services especially education is inaccessible to Lumad children, he helped set up day care centers in the far-flung areas of Arakan Valley.
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Deprived of innocence

This is a reaction to Inquirer’s September 22 editorial titled “Lost innocence” which cited recent crimes involving children to justify proposed amendments on the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Law of 2006.

Almost half of the estimated 94 million Filipinos are children. It is a fact that some 65 million Filipinos or some 70  percent of the population try to live off on P104, or even as little as P20-P40, a day. This situation is rooted in chronic problems—lack of job opportunities, unjust wages, landlessness and the like. For most Filipino families, food for daily survival comes first before any other needs like schooling and health care, especially now that the government has opted to cut back on the budget for basic social services. The endless price hikes in basic commodities aggravate the situation, and the band-aid solutions of the government cannot ease their sufferings.


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Unmasking the Government’s COPD, True essence endangers children

Quezon City, Philippines - Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) condemns atrocities of elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in two separate incidents in Mindanao.

In September 2, Sunshine Jabinez, a Grade 2 pupil of Biasong Elementary School in Pantukan, Compostela Valley, was killed after PFC. Baltazar Ramos of the Philippine Army’s 71st IB went amok and indiscriminately fired his gun while reportedly being drunk. 
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