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Extrajudicial killings’ martyred children

No words can describe our anger as we commemorate the death anniversary of Roque Antivo, the 8-year-old boy who succumbed to death at the very hands of elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Compostela Valley. Our anguish is fueled all the more by the indifference of the Aquino administration, which remains deaf to the cry for justice. Read more »

Children Right's Advocates: Aquino, no longer fit to be the President

A week before the State of the Nation Address of Pres. BS Aquino the Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC-SMR) held a “street gallery” today entitled “The real state of the children” that calls for Aquino’s immediate resignation.
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Position paper on the Special Protection to Children in Situation s of Armed Conflict (House Bills 0823, 1332 and 3005)

Since the 15th Congress, Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) has been aggressively forwarding its position regarding the bill on the Special Protection to Children in Situations of Armed Conflict (CSAC).

CRC, as a direct service organization helping children victims of human rights violations, including those in armed conflict situations for almost 30 years, sees the necessity to once again present our views and opinions regarding the bill at hand. Read more »

Callous to kids’ plight

This refers to the front-page photo, titled “Children of War,” in the Sept. 20 issue of the Inquirer.

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Groups, UNICEF to report child rights violations to National Security Council

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DAVAO CITY(MindaNews/ 18 August)—With the help of the United Nations Children’s Fund, child rights advocates here have vowed Wednesday to submit a report to the National Security Council (NSC) cases of alleged violations by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Rius Valle, Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) advocacy officer, said their report will focus on two incidents of using children from villages in Magpet, Noth Cotabato as guides by the military to track camps of the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels. Read more »

Group says Aquino 'noynoying' on child rights abuse

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Child rights advocates on Saturday incorporate "noynoying" in their protest to express concern over the increasing number of children victims of human rights violation under the Aquino administration.  Read more »

The Armed Forces of the Philippines consistently sings the same old tune as excuse for their merciless actions

The AFP is again using their same old lines of “collateral damage” and tagging children as “child soldier”, as alibi to escape from accountabilities of violating children’s rights.                    Read more »

AFP is accountable for the death of children in Datu Piang, Maguindanao

Children’s Rehabilitation Center, a child rights organization here in Southern Mindanao strongly condemned the random bombings made by the Armed Forces of the Philippines particularly the Philippine Airforce last September 8, 2008 in Datu Piang, Maguindanao which killed 6 civillians including 4 innocent children who were evacuating their community on board a motorboat. Read more »

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.

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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 »

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