[Statement] Tiraniko at sistematikong pagkitil sa kinabukasan ng kabataan ang pagpapababa ng edad sa responsibilidad sa krimen -KAISA-KA

Tiraniko at sistematikong pagkitil sa kinabukasan ng kabataan ang pagpapababa ng edad sa responsibilidad sa krimen Mahigpit na kinokondena ng PAGKAKAISA NG KABABAIHAN PARA SA KALAYAAN (KAISA KA) ang galaw ng Mababang Kapulungan na pababain ang edad ng responsibilidad sa krimen sa siyam (9) na taong gulang. Pangunahing obligasyon ng estado na tiyakin ang maganda,…

[In the news] UNICEF: Lowering age of criminal liability ‘act of violence against children’ -ABS-CBN news

UNICEF: Lowering age of criminal liability ‘act of violence against children’ The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) opposed Friday fresh calls to lower the age of criminal liability, saying it is an act of violence against children. “Children in conflict with the law are already victims of circumstance, mostly because of poverty and exploitation by…

[Statement] Against arbitrary arrest of minors under “Oplan Tambay”

STATEMENT AGAINST ARBITRARY ARREST OF MINORS UNDER “OPLAN TAMBAY” We, the organisations named below, make this statement to express our serious alarm about the widespread arbitrary arrests of children taking place throughout the Philippines under the ‘Oplan Tambay’ project of the Philippine government. We note that President Duterte issued a directive that children found loitering…

[Statement] We remain steadfast in protecting children’s rights; we resist any vilification of women and children; we condemn the further killings -CLRD

Statement on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018 Today is international women’s day. Women must be celebrated and honored. But how in this precarious time, where our civil and political rights are in constant danger, do we commemorate this symbolic day? In the past few months, many lives were taken – women and children included,…

[People] Jailing the Child Abusers -by Fr. Shay Cullen

Jailing the Child Abusers by Fr. Shay Cullen 16 February 2018 When put on trial in Pasay City, Metro Manila, child sex abusers can expect a conviction and a sentence of harsh life in prison without parole from Judge Tingaraan Guiling of Pasay City if the evidence warrants it. This week on 12 February, a…

[Video] Hayaan Mo Ako -Lapis

PANAWAGAN NG PAKIKIISA SA LAHAT NG MGA KASAMA SA PAGTUTOL SA KARAHASAN Inilunsad ang music video na “Hayaan Mo ako”, isang partnership project of Lapis, PAHRA at iDEFEND. Ang music video ay patungkol sa mga batang hindi na hinayaang lumaki at mamuhay ng malaya at may dignidad dahil naging biktima ng EJK. Nilalayon po natin…

[People] The Killing of Children -by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Killing of Children by Fr. Shay Cullen The President is having a very successful campaign against suspected drug dealers and drug users. The killing of a 17-year old Grade 11 student, Kian Loyd delos Santos, by police in an anti-drug operation last week during which as many as 94 people were shot dead by…

[People] Implementing Laws to Save Children -By Fr. Shay Cullen

Implementing Laws to Save Children Fr. Shay Cullen 4 June 2017 Convicted pedophiles in Australia on the National Child Offenders Register will be forbidden to travel abroad. Their passports will be cancelled, according to new proposed laws. Thousands of would-be child victims will be saved from horrific sexual abuse by this promised legislation. This is…

[People] The Abuse of Children Online -by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Abuse of Children Online Fr. Shay Cullen 18 May 2017 The arrest last April 20, 2017 of US National David Timothy Deakin in Pampanga the Philippines shows the extent of the evil lurking in the online child abuse sex trade. Deakin was abusing children allegedly on live internet streaming and he tried to erase…

[People] Children Are Not Criminals -By Fr. Shay Cullen

Children Are Not Criminals Father Shay Cullen 23 November 2016 There are some haunting images from the past when children as young as 6 years old were incarcerated in jail behind iron bars and mixed with adults in prison cells where they were abused by pedophiles. Hungry children jailed as criminals for begging on the…

[People] Resurrection for Abused Children -by Fr. Shay Cullen

Resurrection for Abused Children Fr. Shay Cullen 22 March 2016 The hope of a new life, “Resurrection,” for abused and traumatized children is what we at the Preda Foundation strive to provide for victims of abuse. Holy Week is about pain and suffering, injustice and new life and hope. That is what the mission of…