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Statement on the Senate Committee Report on Mamasapano

“It is high time for President Aquino to own his faults and end his series of denials, whitewash and blame-game just to escape from the long list of crises under his watch.” This was the statement of the Children’s Rehabilitation Center, following the release of a senate committee report citing that the president is ‘ultimately responsible’ over the botched operation of the Philippine National Police - Special Action Force in Mamasapano. Read more »

25th Year of UNCRC, a time to heed lumad children’s calls

We are commemorating the 25th year of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) on November 20 and amidst different issues that plague the media, the disquieting issue of military encampments and attacks on indigenous schools in Mindanao continue. Read more »

In his fourth year in power, BS Aquino III fails to curb HR violations- CRC

The government failed to curb cases of state-sponsored violence against the people, especially children, said Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) as BS Aquino III mark his four years as head of the state on June 30, 2014. Further adding that president coddles elements of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) responsible in numerous human rights violations. Read more »

CRC hits AFP over massive exodus of Manobos in Talaingod, Davao del Norte

Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) strongly condemns the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) over the atrocities and human rights violations victimizing residents   of the far-flung communities of Talaingod town, Davao del Norte resulting to massive exodus of Ata Manobo tribe recently. 

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Saying sorry to someone for whatever pain we have caused is a very commendable act. Ever since we were young, our parents have instilled in us this value, an attitude that we also want to pass to on to our children. However, there are times that it is not enough to just say sorry and let it be a lesson learnt- especially if that mistake has caused great injury, even claimed lives of many. Read more »

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: 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 »


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 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 »

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