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SAFE SPACES FOR KIDS IN TYPHOON-HIT AREAS URGED

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the government to uphold the safety and welfare of children in typhoon-stricken areas. Following the onslaught of Typhoon Karding, Gatchalian called on the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Health (DOH), and the Department of Education (DepEd) to ensure that children are in safe spaces, emphasizing […]

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OWWA FORMS ‘OFW CHILDREN’S CIRCLE’

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has formed the OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) Children’s Circle (OCC) aimed at protecting the welfare of descendants of migrant workers. The OWWA Board of Trustees chaired by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma with the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) Secretary Susan Ople approved Board Resolution […]

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VILLAFUERTE BATS FOR ANTI-ONLINE SEXUAL ABUSE ACT

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte urged  President Duterte to sign into law a bill that will strengthen the protection of children against online abuse and sexual exploitation. The House of Representatives and the Senate recently ratified the bicameral conference committee (bicam) report on the proposed Anti-Online Sexual Abuse or Exploitation of Children (OSAEC) Act. The Anti-OSAEC bill ratified […]

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ADDRESS STUNTED GROWTH OF PINOY KIDS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the next administration to address stunting among Filipino children, which has long-term consequences on their growth and development. Gatchalian made this call as the outgoing Duterte administration seeks a $178.1 million loan from the World Bank to address Filipino children’s stunted growth. The loan will fund a proposed multi-sectoral project […]

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DSWD TOLD: KEEP KIDS SAFE AMID BULUSAN ERUPTION

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Health (DOH), and the Department of Education (DepEd) to ensure the safety and welfare of children affected by the recent eruption of Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon. While it has calmed down, Gatchalian said that we always have to ensure […]

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HOUSE RATIFIES ANTI-SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHIDREN BILL

The House of Representatives ratified a bicameral conference committee report on a bill seeking to prohibit all forms of sexual abuse or exploitation of children, either online or offline. During the plenary session, the chamber approved the final version that reconciles the disagreeing provisions of House Bill 10703 and Senate Bill 2209, or the “Anti-Sexual […]

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SOLON LAUDS NEW STATUTORY RAPE LAW

A lawmaker at the House of Representatives lauded the signing into law of a measure that raises the minimum age of sexual consent from 12 to 16, describing it as “a major step forward” toward justice and equality. Agusan del Norte Representative Lawrence Fortun said the new law not only increases the age for determining […]

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SENATE, HOUSE RATIFY BILL VS HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Senator Win Gatchalian has declared victory in upholding the rights and safety of Filipino children after the Senate and the House of Representatives ratified the bicameral conference committee report on a measure that seeks to strengthen the country’s anti-trafficking laws. Gatchalian is one of the co-authors and co-sponsors of the measure. The bicam report resolved […]

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VILLANUEVA TO PARENTS: HAVE YOUR KIDS VAXXED

Senator Joel Villanueva took a break from his reelection campaign schedule to accompany his children for their first COVID-19 vaccine dose. Villanueva took his daughter Gwyn (9) and son Jaden (11) to the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City where each received the vaccine doses from the city’s health workers. The the veteran […]

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PAMPANGA LAUNCHES PARTY-THEMED ‘RESBAKUNA KIDS’

Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda is encouraging more parents to have their children vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), noting it is the government’s response to their worries against the virus. This, as the province kicked off its “Resbakuna Kids” vaccination drive with a birthday party-themed program at the Jose B. Lingad General Memorial Hospital in […]