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Horror in Taiwan over siblings' abuse deaths

Oct 18, 2017 - 5:24 PM

The case sparks an emotional public response, with some calling for the death penalty, which can be handed down for serious crimes in Taiwan

U.S. cites 'significant advancement' in PH anti-child labor drive

Oct 12, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Despite the gains, there are still around 2.1 million Filipino children who are exposed to hazardous labor

The week in photos: September 30-October 6, 2017

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SLUTWALK. Women's rights activists march against gender inequalities during what the organizers called 'the third annual Amber Rose SlutWalk' in downtown Los Angeles, California on October 1, 2017. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Glee’s Mark Salling pleads guilty to child pornography

Oct 05, 2017 - 10:06 AM

The actor was initially arrested in December 2015 after thousands of images of child pornography were found in his laptop

MARK SALLING. The actor pleads guilty to child pornography. Screengrab from Instagram.com/marksalling

Your questions about child car seats answered

Oct 04, 2017 - 8:43 PM

Road safety advocates answer concerns on the effectiveness of mandating a child car seat system

CAR SEAT. A child car seat system aims to protect the child by reducing the impact during a crash. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Maute child warriors are fiercest fighters, says former hostage

Sep 26, 2017 - 2:48 PM

Former Maute hostage Lordvin Acopio says it was obvious the children have been brainwashed to join the local terror groups linked with the international terrorist network Islamic State

152 million children worldwide still engaged in labor – ILO

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Half of these child laborers are exposed to hazardous work

Teachers to get online training on child abuse intervention

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:16 PM

The Safe School for Teens website trains teachers how to properly respond when a student tells them that he or she is being sexually abused – whether at home or in school

EQUIPPING TEACHERS. Teachers can now learn how to properly respond to child abuse reports through the Safe Schools for Teens website.

House panel approves bill requiring car seats for kids

Sep 19, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Under the proposed measure, owners of private vehicles should secure children in a child restraint system while in transit on any road, street, or highway

Aguirre orders probe into use of minor in Caloocan police raid, robbery

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:15 PM

'Such an act is an affront to the dignity of the child as a person. It cannot be tolerated and should be sanctioned to the full extent of our laws,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

The Department of Justice (DOJ) building on Padre Faura in Manila

A happy ending to a mother's 7-year search for her missing son

Sep 06, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Rowhanisa Abdul Jabbar celebrates the return of her son Ram ram who went missing in 2010

A child car seat system: An extra expense to protect a life

Aug 29, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Once the law is passed every child in a private vehicle must have a car seat

'Is he my son?' Maute child soldier resembles missing boy

Aug 28, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Rowhanisa Abdul Jabar appeals for information about a Maute child soldier who she said resembles the son she lost in July 2010

MISSING BOY. A mother begs for information about a Maute child warrior who resembles the son she lost in 2010

Andi Eigenmann on custody case with Jake Ejercito: We're okay now

Aug 24, 2017 - 5:54 PM

Jake and I we share Ellie Sharing is caring Andi says

JV Ejercito urges passage of child safety inside cars bill

Aug 22, 2017 - 7:03 PM

The senator is proposing to impose drivers of covered vehicles to secure their children on a child restraint system

ROAD SAFETY. Senator JV Ejercito spoke at the Asia Forum on Road Safety at the Heritage Hotel in Pasay City on Tuesday, August 22. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Seat belts are not enough for infants and children

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Pending bills in the Senate and House of Representative seek to mandate the use of a child car seat for children aged 0 to 12 years old

Seats that save kids’ lives: Why are they rarely used in the Philippines?

Aug 16, 2017 - 9:46 AM

A new study offers interesting insights It also debunks fallacies

CAR SEAT. Mark Escueta spent â?±17,000 for a brand-new car seat for his son Pele. He considers the money well-spent. The car seat kept the boy safe during the violent crash on July 10 that left Peleâ??s mom, actress and TV host Jolina Magdangal, with slight injuries. Photo supplied by Mark Escueta

Leave the children alone

Aug 14, 2017 - 10:00 AM

We need to create zones of peace around children in any conflict – whether this be armed parental or political

Leaving the sex industry and starting anew

Jul 30, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Danica who became a sex worker at 12 years old recalls her ordeal and how she began a new life

YOUNG. Danica is just one of the thousands of child victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Philippines. All photos from Joy Maluyo/World Vision

Cardinal Pell denies sex abuse charges in Australian court

Jul 26, 2017 - 9:52 AM

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell a top advisor to Pope Francis denies all charges of historical sexual abuse at his first appearance in an Australian court

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell (C) arrives under heavy police protection for a hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Melbourne on July 26, 2017. Mal Fairclough/AFP

Woman nabbed in Bohol for using girls in cybersex

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Authorities rescue 4 girls among them two minors who were forced to perform livestreamed sexual acts for foreigners

2-year-old boy, 6 others rescued from Bacolod cybersex den

Jul 14, 2017 - 2:38 PM

The victims include the children nieces and neighbors of the alleged operator of the cybersex den

Locator map of Bacolod City

Germany dismantles huge online child pornography ring

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:14 PM

The 87 000 members of Elysium traded images and video files of the most serious sexual abuse of children including babies and representations of sexual violence against children a statement from Frankfurt prosecutors reads

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 30, 2017

Jun 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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Even 2-month-old babies can be cybersex victims – watchdog

Jun 29, 2017 - 5:40 PM

International Justice Mission says abuse comes in many forms with children s parents even sometimes involved in their own exploitation

Vatican finance chief charged with child sex abuse

Jun 29, 2017 - 9:15 AM

UPDATED Cardinal George Pell the Vatican s finance chief and the highest ranking Catholic cleric to face such charges had been interviewed in Rome by Australian police last October over the allegations

CHARGED. In this file photo, the Vatican finance chief, Australian Cardinal George Pell attends a mass for the ordination of new bishops on March 19, 2016 at St Peter's basilica in Vatican. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Children as combatants in the Philippines

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM

To stop the recruitment of children the Philippine government must recognize the need to institutionalize counter radicalization programs

TRAINING. Child soldiers are taught to kill early on. Rappler sourced photo

#SaveKidsLives: Advocates call for safer roads for children

Jun 26, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Safe Kids Worldwide Philippines aims to raise awareness of road safety in schools and in homes

ADVOCACY WALK. Students from different public schools joined the Advocacy Walk last June 22 at the SM Sky Dome in celebration of the National Safe Kids Week. Photo by Kaela Malig/Rappler

End gendered uniform restrictions for LGBT students

Jun 23, 2017 - 2:06 PM

As anti discrimination legislation languishes in Congress removing uniform and hair length restrictions is an easy place for schools to start protecting their students from discrimination

How do you keep kids safe on the road?

Jun 23, 2017 - 11:45 AM

As the Philippines marks National Safe Kids Week this third week of June advocates are calling for stronger government and civil society action to protect children’s lives on the road

BUCKLING UP. Child safety seats can help prevent injuries in case of a crash. Photo by Senado Federal on Wikimedia Commons

'Safe spaces' set up for women, children who fled Marawi

Jun 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

In these formal or informal areas women and children can feel safe – free from violence trauma and threats

IDPS. Children victims of Marawi crisis participating in the psycho-social debriefing of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Photo from DSWD

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 15, 2017

Jun 15, 2017 - 10:45 AM

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I met a former Maute soldier. He’s a child.

Jun 14, 2017 - 5:36 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Rappler talks to a former Maute Group child soldier Cayamora and Farhana Maute promise his parents he will study Koran but they turn him into a fighter instead

TRAINING. Child soldiers are taught to kill early on. Rappler sourced photo

Jaclyn Jose speaks up against Jake Ejercito, Laarni Enriquez on custody issue

Jun 08, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Ano naibigay ninyo? Photos? Posting? Hindi naman alam ng tao publicly kung ano ka bilang ama says Jaclyn who is the mother of Andi Eigenmann

INFOGRAPHIC: How childhood is stolen from kids around the world

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:00 AM

There are 700 million kids whose childhood ended early says a report by by international child’s rights group Save the Children

LOST CHILDHOOD. Over 700 million kids around the world have ended their childhood early due to young child mortality, malnutrition, poor education, child labor, early marriage, teenage pregnancy and war. Photo by Noel Celis / AFP

PH among the worst places for children to grow up – report

Jun 01, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The End of Childhood Index identifies in what countries children enjoy their childhood and where they are deprived of it The Philippines is 96th of 172

POOR NUTRITION. Over 3.6 million Filipino kids suffer from stunting.

Mandaue mother arrested for pimping daughter online

May 28, 2017 - 8:03 AM

Local police caught the mother in the act of live streaming her 15 year old daughter s online show to a foreigner

CHILD ABUSE. A mother was caught live streaming her teenage daughter's 'show' to a foreigner in exchange of money. Photo by IJM

LOOK: Volkswagen PH launches road safety program for kids

May 21, 2017 - 3:12 PM

The campaign aims to help prepare children to become responsible adult road users

CHILDREN SAFETY. Automobile company Volkswagen Philippines launches Child Safety Initiative 2.0 at Robinson's Magnolia in Quezon City. Photo by Basmarie Jane Marin/Rappler

NPA targets kids in Northern Samar recruitment drive

May 21, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Children in poor villages have become easy targets of communist recruiters

RESCUED. A 12-year-old NPA recruit  is rescued by the army in Silvino Lobos Northern Samar,  Photo courtesy of Vicente Lukban's Facebook account

India allows abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

May 17, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The child told authorities she was repeatedly raped by her stepfather but a newspaper quotes the victim s mother as saying she wants the accused to be set free

Road safety advocates seek passage of child restraint bill

May 06, 2017 - 7:52 AM

The proposed measure would require owners of private vehicles to install child restraint devices for children 12 years and below

PROTECTING CHILDREN. Road safety advocates seek the passage of a bill requiring the use of child restraint systems in vehicles.

Harry Potter play to open in New York in spring 2018

May 05, 2017 - 10:55 AM

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is making its Broadway debut at the Lyric Theater

American in Cebu gets 12 years for child abuse, but he's at large

Apr 28, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Wayne Melbourne Littlefield remains at large after going into hiding while his case was being tried Another suspect Australian Norman Johnson Henry is still at large and has not been tried in court

AT LARGE. Wayne Littlefield has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for child abuse in Cebu. Photo courtesy of the International Justice Mission

Jake to Andi: Don't drag my family into custody battle

Apr 23, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Jake Ejercito appeals to Andi Eigenmann to stop making herself the victim in their battle over the joint custody case over their daughter Ellie

Dutchman held in Cambodia with thousands of child porn photos

Apr 19, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Evrard Nicolas Sarot is detained on Tuesday in Siem Reap province with pictures on his iPad and a digital camera of naked boys aged between 11 and 15 according to police

Help identify child survivor in Nueva Ecija bus crash – hospital

Apr 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Officials of the Veterans Regional Hospital in Nueva Vizcaya have shared photos of the girl believed to be 3 to 4 years old in the hope that a relative would recognize her

DO YOU KNOW HER? Officials of the Veterans Regional Hospital in Nueva Vizcaya have reached out to the public to help them identify this girl, a survivor of the Nueva Ecija bus crash. Photo from the Veterans Regional Hospital

U.S. to provide $3.5 million to help PH combat child trafficking

Apr 11, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Under the agreement signed by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and US Chargé d Affaires Michael Klecheski NGOs will have their share of the fund

ANTI-CHILD TRAFFICKING. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and US Chargé d’Affaires Michael Klecheski sign the child protection compact (CPC) at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on April 11, 2017. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

FACT CHECK: Duterte misinformed that child offenders can just 'go home'

Apr 04, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The President s remarks before the boy scouts show he wasn t aware the Pangilinan Law was amended in 2013 allowing child offenders aged 12 to 15 to be detained in youth centers

CRIMINAL LIABILITY. President Rodrigo Duterte pushes for lowering minimum age of criminal responsibility before 4- to 10-year-old kids. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte talks to kids about 'generations' of criminals

Apr 03, 2017 - 6:12 PM

The President blasts the Pangilinan Law which puts the age of criminal responsibility at 15 and pushes for lowering it to 9

President Rodrigo Duterte President during his formal investiture as Chief Scout of the Boy Scout of the Philippines at the Malacanang Palace in Manila on Monday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Soliman files complaint vs Badoy over child porn remark

Mar 30, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Former social welfare secretary Corazon Soliman says Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy committed injustice to children when she told the European Union to engage in child porn

GOOD MANNERS. Former DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman says public officials and employee should observe good manners and right conduct.