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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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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.

READ MORE ON: http://opinion.inquirer.net/12897/deprived-of-innocence

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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. 

PULL OUT MILITARY TROOPS IN MALAPATAN, SARANGGANI AND SPARE THE CHILDREN FROM TRAUMA

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15 August 2011

PRESS STATEMENT

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 »

Children of the Raging Storm: STAND and UNITE! DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS!

The Annual Summer Camp was held last May 23-29, 2011 at the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction in Silang, Cavite. The week long activity is in partnership with the European Union through the project “Overcoming Barriers, Building Bridges: Making Justice and Services Accessible to Children Victims of Armed Conflict Through Effective and Reliable Monitoring and Reporting of Child Rights Violations” and implemented by the Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) in partnership with the Association for the Rights of Children in Southeast Asia, Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s concerns, KARAPATAN and GABRIELA. This project is part of the European Initiatives for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR).
 

Gobyerno giawhag, katungod sa mga batan-on di yatakan

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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.
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http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao

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

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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.
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MARYA SALAMAT, www.bulatlat.com

GOVERNMENT DARED TO UPHOLD BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD: RELEASE JUDILYN OLIVEROS AND HER BABY FOR HUMANITARIAN REASONS

In matters concerning the best interest of the child which the Philippine government claims to uphold through the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Children’s Rehabilitation Center dares the Aquino government to immediately release Carina “Judilyn” Oliveros who gave birth to a baby boy, the 43 health workers and all the political detainees in the country. Read more »

PINOY KID JOINS WALK OF THE WORLD FOR THE SECOND YEAR TO SUPPORT MORE CHILDREN OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION VICTIMS IN THE PHILS.

For the second consecutive year, 13 year-old Kyle Baleva again joined theInternational Four-Day Marches, also known as the “Walk of theWorld” in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, along with 45,000 people from different parts of the world. The event started July 20 and ends onJuly 23, 2010. Read more »