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EU lauds PH for banning toxic school materials


The European Union praised the Philippines Tuesday for its steps to ban toxic chemicals that have serious consequences on a child’s mental development if exposed to it.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

5 charged in Greece for watching live child sex abuse in PH


Greek authorities say they have charged five men — including two policemen — with allegedly paying to watch on their computers as men in the Philippines sexually abused children as young as six months old.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Unicef, partners push for safe schools as children prepare for new school year

Community members participate in the Brigada Eskwela program by cleaning the surroundings of the Sto. Niño SPED Center school in Tacloban City. UNICEF is targeting 500,000 children to go back to school and continue learning in Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda-affected regions.

Some 550,000 children, teachers and day-care workers are expected to return back to learning on June 2, nearly seven months after Typhoon “Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) devastated 3,200 schools and day-care centers. The back to learning in a new school year is a significant milestone.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

World Vision urges Congress not to water down pro-breastfeeding Milk Code


An international child health advocacy group has urged members of the House of Representatives to oppose proposals to water down the country’s Milk Code—which advances breastfeeding over the use of milk formula—adding that breastfeeding is proven to be effective in preventing deaths of children under five years old.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Thousands languishing in Japan children’s homes, says HRW


Almost nine out of 10 children taken from their families in Japan end up in institutions rather than foster care, a rights group said Thursday, a rate it said was the highest among developed nations.

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »