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The kids are not alright

Published by rudy Date posted on October 6, 2021

by Iris Gonzales – The Philippine Star, 6 Oct 2021 Over a year into the pandemic and online schooling has become a tiring and difficult way of learning for many Filipino students.

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Bill banning child marriage gets House nod

Published by rudy Date posted on September 7, 2021

by Delon Porcalla – The Philippine Star, 7 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives approved yesterday on third and final reading a bill that seeks to ban child marriage amid the rising cases of teenage pregnancies as reported by the Population Commission.

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Senate unanimously approves on final reading bill vs. online sex abuse of children

Published by rudy Date posted on May 27, 2021

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Gas cookers in homes have same impact on children as passive smoking: report

Published by rudy Date posted on May 6, 2021

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Barring minors from going out an ‘infringement’ of children’s rights — UNICEF

Published by rudy Date posted on March 20, 2021

By CNN Philippines Staff, 20 Mar 2021 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 20) — The decision of the Metro Manila mayors to bar minors outside their homes for two weeks to stem the spread of coronavirus may be considered an infringement of children’s rights,” UNICEF said Friday in a statement.

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168 million children marked ‘absent’ due to COVID-19, UNICEF says

Published by rudy Date posted on March 3, 2021

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot, Manila Bulletin, 3 Mar 2021 If schools all around the world were just one big classroom, 168 million children would be marked “absent” in the class attendance due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Saving our children from online predators

Published by rudy Date posted on February 9, 2021

By BusinessMirror, 9 Feb 2021 The Internet can be a risky place, especially for children or minors. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, concerned parents had a tough time keeping their kids off the Internet. When home quarantines were mandated and classes moved online, the challenge of monitoring children’s Internet activities multiplied. From The Associated Press: “Study:…

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NTC asks 47 internet providers to explain failure to block child porn

Published by rudy Date posted on February 9, 2021

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Surge in online child sex offenses triggers penalties vs. telco firms

Published by rudy Date posted on January 12, 2021

by Kristine Joy Patag (Philstar.com), 12 Jan 2021 MANILA, Philippines — An alarming surge in child sexual exploitation online during the pandemic has caught the attention of Malacañang which has ordered penalizing telco firms supposedly for failing to prevent the proliferation of the illicit activity.

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Child porn transactions hit P113 million in 6 months

Published by rudy Date posted on January 5, 2021

by Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), 5 Jan 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Suspicious transactions worth P113.1 million related to child pornography were reported in the first half of last year, almost double the P65.8 million booked in 2019 as the government stepped up its campaign against the sexual abuse of children, the Anti-Money Laundering Council…

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Child rights group flags QC ordinance banning minors in public areas

Published by rudy Date posted on December 22, 2020

by Zac Sarao, trainee, INQUIRER.net, 22 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Child Rights Network (CRN) is urging the Quezon City government to review its ordinance banning minors from loitering in public areas, saying confinement of 24 hours a day would harm a child’s mental and physical health.

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Pandemic pushes additional 150 million kids into poverty

Published by rudy Date posted on September 22, 2020

by Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star), 22 Sep 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed an additional 150 million children into a multidimensional poverty that is deprived of education, health, housing, nutrition and sanitation, a new United Nations study revealed.

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COVID-19 worsening online sexual abuse cases – Unicef

Published by rudy Date posted on September 17, 2020

by Pia Lee Brago (The Philippine Star), 17 Sep 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 pandemic is worsening the incidence of online sexual abuse and exploitation in the Philippines, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund.

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DOLE allows child 15 to below 18 to perform at home during community quarantine

Published by rudy Date posted on July 12, 2020

by Leslie Ann Aquino, Manila Bulletin, 12 Jul 2020 The Department of Labor and Employment has said a child 15 to below 18 years of age may be engaged in public entertainment or information during community quarantine provided that it shall be done in their home.

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DOLE accepts online filing of working child permit applications

Published by rudy Date posted on July 6, 2020

by Leslie Ann Aquino, Manila Bulletin, 6 Jul 2020 The Department of Labor and Employment National Capital Region said all applications for issuance of Working Child Permit (WCP) shall be submitted online.

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Group calls for end to ‘exploitative, harmful’ work for children

Published by rudy Date posted on June 13, 2020

By Merlina Hernando-Malipot, Manila Bulletin, 13 Jun 2020 Believing that every child has an inherent and inviolable right to health and survival, a child rights group called for an end to child labor to give children the chance to thrive and develop to their fullest potential.

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Child abuse cases triple while PHL cities on Covid-19 lockdown

Published by rudy Date posted on May 26, 2020

25 percent of cases perpetrated by family members and close relatives of victims By Manuel Cayon, Businessmirror, 26 May 2020 The Child Rights Network said cases of online sexual abuse and exploitation of children have jumped three-fold during the lockdown period in the Philippines.

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Child sexual abuse online up 250% in 3 years

Published by rudy Date posted on May 25, 2020

By: Ador Vincent Mayol, Inquirer Visayas, 25 May 2020 CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Cases of internet-based sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines continued to go up, with eight out of every 10 perpetrators related by blood or affinity to the victims, according to a new study.

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Reports of sexual abuse of children triple during lockdown

Published by rudy Date posted on May 25, 2020

The justice department receives nearly 280,000 reports from March to May. It blames telecommunications companies for not proactively blocking access to forms of online sexual exploitation of children by Lian Buan, 25 May 2020 MANILA, Philippines – Reports of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) increased threefold during the coronavirus lockdown, a development that the…

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The Philippines is number one in the world… in child sex exploitation

Published by rudy Date posted on May 23, 2020

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DOJ, police urge public to report social media pages that sexually exploit children

Published by rudy Date posted on May 23, 2020

By CNN Philippines Staff, 23 May 2020 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) — Reports of online sexual exploitation of children have increased during the lockdown, and the Justice Department, together with law enforcement agencies, are urging the public to report these online pages.

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Study: Philippines a global hot spot for online child abuse

Published by rudy Date posted on May 21, 2020

by Associated Press, 21 May 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has emerged as a global hot spot for online child sexual exploitation, and coronavirus lockdowns that restrict millions to their homes may be worsening the abuses, a U.S. official said Thursday.

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Prevalence of online sexual abuse in Philippines more than tripled –study

Published by rudy Date posted on May 21, 2020

WITHIN 3 YEARS By JAMIL SANTOS, GMA News, 21 May 2020 A recent study revealed that the estimated prevalence rate of internet-based child sexual exploitation in the Philippines more than tripled within three years.

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Online sexual exploitation of children may rise during lockdown – NGOs

Published by rudy Date posted on April 15, 2020

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Higher risk of online sexual abuse and exploitation of children during quarantine

Published by rudy Date posted on April 15, 2020

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New penalties for child abusers OK’d

Published by rudy Date posted on February 19, 2020

by Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star), 19 Feb 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Voting 228-0, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading last Monday a bill that provides stiffer penalties for violators of the country’s law on child abuse, exploitation and discrimination.

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Laws fail to protect kids from online sexual exploitation

Published by rudy Date posted on February 17, 2020

by Neil Jayson Servallos (The Philippine Star) – 17 Feb 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Philippine laws meant to address online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) have failed, the Child Rights Network (CRN) said over the weekend.

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Parenting in the time of coronavirus

Published by rudy Date posted on February 5, 2020

There are many things to fear because of the outbreak, but also a few good lessons for our children By: Audrey Tan-Zubiri, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 5 Feb 2020 My 5-year-old has a new word, and it is the same one that is on everyone’s mind these days: “coronavirus.”It seems nobody can ignore the threat of…

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The state of the world’s children 2019

Published by rudy Date posted on October 16, 2019

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Report: Over 250 million kids will be obese by 2030 [Infographic]

Published by rudy Date posted on October 8, 2019

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