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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 »

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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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. 



15 August 2011


We, child rights advocates from SALINLAHI Alliance for Children’s Concerns, Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) and the Association for the Rights of Children in Southeast Asia (ARCSEA) that took part in the Alayon: A Peace and Solidarity Mission for the B’laan communities in Barangay Upper Suyan, Malapatan, Saranggani Province, Mindanao, condemn the ongoing militarization of the said communities. Read more »

Gobyerno giawhag, katungod sa mga batan-on di yatakan

ANG Children's Rehabilitation Center (CRC) uban sa mga militanteng pundok nanawagan sa gobyerno nga ihunong na ang paglapas sa katungod sa kabataan sa Pilipinas.

More Children Become Casualties of Philippine Military’s ‘Dirty War’

As the Philippine military continues to wage Oplan Bantay Laya, its so-called “dirty war” against communists as well as activists, peasants and workers, more and more children are not only being caught in the crossfire but have become targets as well of human-rights violations.
MARYA SALAMAT, www.bulatlat.com
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