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By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
The month of October was declared as National Children’s Month, but still the rights of majority of Filipino children are being trampled upon due to poverty, lack of access to basic social services, and child labor, and the alarming increase in cases of rape, sexual assault, harassment, being made as human shields in military operations or paraded as ‘child soldiers,’ and killings.

Sidebar: Child rights groups slam military for attacks on children

Main story: Child rights violations under Aquino government increasing By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Children are not spared from rights violations. Under the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III, the Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) has recorded 14 cases of killing of children. A more recent case happened last Oct. 19 in…

By MARYA SALAMAT
The Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) had documented six cases of frustrated killings, four victims of torture, two illegal arrest and detention, two victims of rape and 136 children affected by forcible evacuation during Aquino’s first five months in office. In all these cases witnesses tagged state military forces as the perpetrators.

Press Release March 30, 2010 Child rights advocates challenged presidential candidates to make a stand on children branded as “child soldiers” by the military to cover up their human rights abuses. The challenge was made as they commemorate the 3rd death anniversary of Grecil Buya, the 9 year old girl, who was killed during military…

Media Release March 27, 2010 A nationwide child rights advocacy group lambasted the military’s false claims in news reports that the 15 year old boy they arrested in Makilala, North Cotabato was allegedly aiding the New People’s Army detonate a bomb in Brgy. Old Balatukan, and another girl arrested by the 25th in Moncayo, Compostela…

NEWS RELEASE 27 March 2010 A nationwide child rights advocacy group lambasted the military’s false claims in news reports that the 15 year old boy they arrested in Makilala, North Cotabato was allegedly aiding the New People’s Army detonate a bomb in Brgy. Old Balatukan, and another girl arrested by the 25th in Moncayo, Compostela…

“An empty kaing, an empty balikbayan box, an obsolete school book and a worn-out, blood- stained sack represented the empty stomachs, the worsening state of education and state-sponsored violence that Filipino children are experiencing today.” BY BULATLAT Volume VIII, Number 25, July 27-August 2, 2008 A non-government organization branded Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the number…