[In the news] LITTLE BURGOS | A happy heart renders ’10 Rights of a Child’, masking suspicious loss of dad Jonas -InterAksyon.com
LITTLE BURGOS | A happy heart renders ’10 Rights of a Child’, masking suspicious loss of dad Jonas
January 29, 2013
MANILA, Philippines – Guess who is the latest – and arguably one of the cutest – child rights advocates? She is 8-year-old Yumi Burgos, only child of farmer-activist Jonas Burgos, one of the most recognizable desaparecidos in the country.
Yumi just won second prize in a national poster-making contest called Likhaang Bata, rendering a poster on “Ten Rights of Children” (see poster).
Likhaang Bata is a literary and arts-making contest for the youth and children.
Yumi was barely two when armed men took her “Tati” (short for “Tatay”, or father) and she was blissfully innocent of all that happened later as the family was caught in the maelstrom of searching for a loved one disappeared.
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