May 23, 2013 06:00 SGT As the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC) officially completed the proclamation of the 12 senators who topped the May 12 National Elections, children and children advocates of “Bata Muna” are hopeful that the 3 winning senators out of the 5 who met with them last month will give priority to bills that are crucial to children’s rights and welfare in the 16th Congress.
May 12, 2013 20:11 SGT Believing that mother’s health and complete well-being are key to bringing up healthy children, a group of children and children advocates on Mother’s Day in the Philippines calls on voters to choose candidates whose track records show concrete legislative actions that promote the health and the protection of the rights of mothers—particularly young moms—as well as their children.
May 01, 2013 20:00 SGT A group of children on Philippine Labor Day, May 1, challenges the country’s next political leaders to improve their living condition and keep them out of hazardous work by providing their parents with decent and productive jobs.
Apr 28, 2013 07:32 SGT In an effort to educate the Filipino public on how to select candidates who will stand up and fight for the rights of children, ‘Bata Muna’ campaigners presented a checklist of a pro-children candidate for the upcoming 2013 Philippine national elections during a concert held yesterday, 27 April 2013 in Quezon City, Philippines.
Apr 25, 2013 15:18 SGT Save the Children has begun responding to the needs of children affected in the Sichuan earthquake, providing a host of relief goods and services to help them regain a sense of normalcy. Already, the children’s aid agency has distributed immediate relief to nearly 900 people including 200 children in villages in Sichuan province.
Apr 20, 2013 10:48 SGT A 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the Sichuan province of China on Saturday morning, in a location close to the devastating quake in 2008 that killed nearly 70,000 people and left 4.8 million people homeless. The earthquake was felt by hundreds of millions of people and initial reports say up to seven million people could be affected in the earthquake.
Apr 09, 2013 19:59 SGT Filipino children and advocates in today’s kickoff event for “Bata Muna: Bomoto para sa kapakanan ng mga Bata” nationwide caravan face off with candidates who do not have children's agenda in their political platform for the upcoming Philippine elections this May 2013.
Mar 26, 2013 17:57 SGT The first Peace Talk between the Royal Thai Government and a group that is believed to be among the leaders of insurgents in Southernmost provinces of Thailand will take place on 28th March 2013, after over nine years of on-going violence. Save the Children urges all parties to take this opportunity to end the violence against children in the conflict-affected provinces.
Mar 25, 2013 12:05 SGT More than 800 children are homeless following a devastating fire at a refugee camp in Thailand three days ago. According to Save the Children, 2,300 people have now been made homeless following the blaze, while 35 people have been killed and another 100 injured.
Mar 25, 2013 09:18 SGT New research following some of the world’s poorest children over a decade shows how inequality is holding back improvements in alleviating poverty, education, nutrition and food security, Save the Children warns. The study shows that economic growth does not automatically translate into improved lives for all children.