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CHR probes air assault which killed civilians

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Philippine human rights investigators on Tuesday began a probe of the air strike which killed seven civilians in the restive southern region of Mindanao.

Mosib Tan, municipal administrator of Datu Piang town, said members of the Commission on Human Rights are currently investigating the deaths of a farming couple and their five children.


AFP slammed for killing women and children in Maguindanao

The Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC), a non-government organization helping children in armed conflict cope with trauma, today deplored the military’s aerial attack on civilians in Datu Piang, Maguindanao. As a result, at least 4 children and a pregnant woman were killed in the attack. “The women and children were already fleeing from the military operations in their barangay when they were hit. Would their lives be considered as mere collateral damage?” asked Ma. Esmeralda Macaspac, Executive Director of the CRC. Read more »

Group slams continued clashes in Mindanao at Ramadan

MANILA, Philippines - A militant human-rights group chided the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for continuing clashes in Mindanao even during Ramadan.

Karapatan called on both camps to stop hostilities and go back to the negotiating table despite the dissolution of the government peace panel by Malacañang.


Women, children most affected in Mindanao fighting--study

MANILA, Philippines -- Women and children are most affected in the ongoing conflict in Mindanao as evacuation centers are lacking in facilities, adequate food, and medicines, and children continue to experience “psychological trauma,” a group said on Monday.


More Filipino children are displaced on World Refugee Day!

In the recent months, more than hundred families are being displaced from their homes because of the continuous military operations in their area. Families from rural communities from northern part of the country Abra to the southern part of Sulu are escaping the wrath of military operations conducted of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on areas perceived to be lair of communist insurgents or Moslem separatist. Read more »

A year after Grecil Buya's tragic death: children still in a very dangerous condition under a deceitful government

A year has passed since the death of Grecil Buya and still, children who were victims of militarization are growing. Children's lives are endangered due to anti-children policies brazenly implemented by the government. This is according to Children's Rehabilitation Center (CRC), a child rights organization in Southern Mindanao. Read more »

Walkathon Against Corruption

Arangkadang-kadang ng mga bata at kababaihan laban sa magnanakaw sa Malacanang (Walkathon Against Corruption) - March 2, 2008; UP Diliman Oval, Quezon City.

Children Human Rights victims hold dialogue with Commision on Human Rights

Children-victims of human rights violations from different parts of the country trooped to the office of the Commission on Human Rights this morning to present their plight resulting from militarization of their communities. "They are seeking a precious gift this Christmas from the government - that is justice. And we hope that the government will not disappoint the children this time," said Ma. Read more »

Children appeal for peace and justice: "May K rin kami! Kamtin ang Katarungan at Kapayapaan!"

The Children's Rehabilitation Center (CRC), a non-government organization helping children-victims of human rights violations; the Salinlahi Alliance for Children's Concerns, an umbrella organization of child welfare organizations nationwide and the Association for the Rights of Children in Southeast Asia (ARCSEA), an organization of child rights advocates join children-victims of human rights violations in bringing to your attention their appeal for concrete solutions to their plight, especially in the spirit of the coming holidays. Read more »

Wright or Rong Forum

Wright or Rong – Children Speak Out Against Corruption - February 25, 2008; Bantayog ng mga Bayani grounds, Quezon City.

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