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DOH, UNICEF launch animation contest for 'Goodbye, Dumi! Hello, Healthy!' campaign

Sep 20, 2019 - 6:50 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The campaign is composed of various communication tools and strategies focusing on the core messages of always using the toilet and washing hands with soap during critical times

Rights groups hit lack of facilities for children in conflict with the law

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:37 AM

'If we’re going to be bringing up children inside a kulungan (prison), what kind of future do we expect?” asks Christine Sevilla of the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates

PROTEST. Different child rights groups belonging to the Salinlahi Alliance for Children's Concerns oppose the newly amended law lowering the minimum criminal responsibility from age 15 years old to 9 years old. They hit the legislators who approved the amendment of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act for using the children to advance their political interests. The press conference was held at the Commission on Human Rights headquarters in Quezon City. January 22, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

#ChildrenNotCriminals: Rights groups slam bill lowering age of criminal liability

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Unicef Philippines says it is deeply concerned about the bill, describing it as 'an act of violence against children'

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS. Several rights groups slam the bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to 9 years old.

Malnutrition still prevalent in Mimaropa – UNICEF

Dec 14, 2016 - 11:00 AM

UNICEF Philippines says Mimaropa covering the provinces of Mindoro Marinduque Romblon and Palawan posted the highest rate of wasting or acute malnutrition in the country in 2015

UNICEF: PH 'a little behind' in upholding children's rights

Oct 24, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The Philippines has not done badly in terms of upholding children s rights but there has been stagnation says UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander

CHILD-FRIENDLY PHILIPPINES. Filipino Muslim children inside a school classroom in Patikul, Sulu, southern Philippines, September 28, 2014. File photo by Ben Hajan/EPA

5K run in Delaware for young Haiyan survivors

Jan 15, 2014 - 6:02 PM

Run walk for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors