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.
Tag: child protection
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.
Dec 13, 2012 13:52 SGT Two years ago, no one would have expected a situation like this. Families here are not prepared for such disasters, simply because no one expects it to hit them. As a result, their houses were not built to resist such strong winds, fishermen were unlikely to pay any attention storm alerts, and children have not taught to react and respond to a situation like this.
Aug 13, 2012 12:00 SGT My focus was on the approximately 400 children inside that afternoon. In my conversations with them, there were no overt signs of psychosocial distress, indicative of their resiliency. But there were definitely some signs of mounting distress, such as shouting and dealing with things in an overly aggressive manner.