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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 […]

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WORK WITH SCHOOLS IN VAXXING OF KIDS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 and local government units (LGUs) to work with schools in rolling out the vaccination of children aged 5 to 11. For the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, working with schools would help in efficiently identifying, organizing, and […]

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FAMILY TRIPS SAFER WITH VAXXED KIDS – ROMULO-PUYAT

Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said that the vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 years old will further push the recovery of the hardest hit sector, noting that the vaccines will boost parents’ confidence to travel safely and make family trips safer and “more fun”. “It has been embedded in our culture that Filipinos are […]

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ISKO OPENS MANILA’S DOORS FOR KIDS’ VAXXING

“Patuloy po natin na sama-samang pagtulungan na iligtas, dagdagan ng proteksyon ang bawat mamamayan sa lungsod at sa buong bansa, simula bata hanggang matanda. Welcome po ang lahat sa Maynila.” This was stressed by Manila Mayor and presidential aspirant Isko Moreno, who on Monday opened the city’s vaccination program for children from 5 to 11 […]

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VAXXING OF KIDS AGED 5-11 STARTS FEB. 4 — PALACE

The vaccination rollout for children aged 5 to 11 years old against COVID-19 will start on February 4, 2022, and will be done simultaneously in selected locations in Metro Manila, said acting presidential spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles. The vaccination rollout for the said age group will initially be done at the Philippine Heart […]

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BILL PROTECTING KIDS ONLINE GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

The House Committee on Welfare of Children chaired by TINGOG SINIRANGAN Party-list Representative Yedda Marie Romualdez approved recently, subject to style, the amended substitute bill strengthening the internet and digital content safety and online protection for children, as well as providing penalties for violations thereof, and appropriating funds for the proposal. It substituted House Bill […]

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GATCHALIAN CALLS FOR RAISE IN STATUTORY RAPE AGE

After the signing of Republic Act No. 11596 which criminalizes child marriages, Senator Win Gatchalian said that increasing the statutory rape age will be a crucial next step in safeguarding Filipino children from violence and abuse. Last year, both houses of Congress ratified the bicameral conference committee report on increasing the statutory rape age from […]