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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).

INTRODUCTION

 

The Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) was established in June 1985, to help children of political prisoners under the martial law era cope with the trauma of the sudden separation and other psychological and emotional problems resulting from their parents’ detention. From a small play group of children in Quezon City, CRC’s clientele expanded to include all other children – Christian, Muslim and from indigenous tribes - who are directly and indirectly affected by armed conflict in critical regions nationwide.

 

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.

A careful scrutiny of the Bill leads us to present the following suggestions and comments on the items included in the Bill. We are strongly suggesting that the necessary revisions be made in order to carry out our objective in promoting and protecting the rights of the Filipino child.

All parties to the conflict, the Armed Forces and other Armed Groups must be treated as possible perpetrators and should not be given any special treatment or consideration. They should be on equal footing if what we are after is the welfare of the Filipino Children.

Children must always be seen as part of their sector. Their situation is mere reflection of their families’ and the society’s condition.

 

 Child Rights Violations under aquino Administration

 Monitoring from July 01, 2010 to Ocotber 31, 2012

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. 

Children's Rehabilitation Center Monitoing

Child Rights Violations under Aquino Administration

July 01, 2010 to December 31, 2011

 

These are the voices and stories of children victim of human rights violation under the Macapagal-Arroyo government