One year after Supertyphoon “Yolanda”, Unicef is promoting long-term resilience efforts by the government through replacement of birth registration documents that have been lost or destroyed during the typhoon. Done in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, this will benefit the most vulnerable children in Eastern and Western Samar and Leyte where Yolanda first made landfall.
On Nov. 2, a Filipino runner once diagnosed with a childhood heart ailment will participate at the TCS New York City Marathon. Lawyer Ariel Arriola will run 42 kilometers in New York City to raise funds for the benefit of more than 600 indigent children under the care of the Department of Pediatrics of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH).
An Australian man caught in a global sting to trap child sex predators using a virtual 10-year-old Filipina called Sweetie has been jailed, in what is thought to be the first conviction from the operation, reports said Wednesday.
By TJ Burgonio
Children are being trafficked between Asian countries in the Mekong region, and donors, both government and private organizations, are paying little attention, according to a United Nations project officer.
By Aries Joseph Hegina
A 74 year-old British man appeared in a United Kingdom court Thursday after he was charged with committing cybersex with a Filipino child last year.