As of 2011, an estimated 5.492 million children aged 5 to 17 years old were working.
Out of 5.492 million working children, 58.4 % or an estimated 3.210 million were reported to have hazardous work environment regardless of the number of hours they spent at work.
In 2011, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recorded a total of 5,966 cases of child abuse with 2,131 males and 3,835 females.
In 2012, 3,355 children were raped while 4,234 children were raped in 2013. According to Philippine National Police Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management Branch (PNP – DIDM) showed a 26% increase in child rape victims from 2012 to 2013.
According to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), as cited by Manila Times, estimated that between 20 to 25 percent of new recruits in the CPP – NPA were under the age of 18 while between 13 to 18 percent of CPP – NPA rebels were children as of June 2, 2006 and still counting according to Philippine Military.
In connection with the celebration of National Children’s Rights Month, let us raise awareness in the community on how children are going to play their role for the generations that is yet to come.
The way we treat our children today is the determinant of what we figured out for the next few years of our country.
Choose to be an advocate for the protection of the Children’s Rights. We are counting on you, and together let us stop child abuse!
Every child is special…
“Bata Kasali ka, Ikaw ay Mahalaga”
“Bata Ikaw ay Mahalaga, Pangunahin ka sa Aming Pangangalaga”