Set Forth Philippines: An NGO’s story that began over quarantine

Mary Jhudielle Gicale 12/02/2021

While doing homework during quarantine and listening in on the news about how underprivileged children are not getting a proper education, 17-year-old Renoa Richelle King thought about how she could fill in the gaps of the current…

PRO-7 to kids: Call us if you need help

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Phililppines — Policemen in Central Visayas continue to assure children that they have someone to call to when they will need help. Knowing that someone would come to help them when they would need help…

Public urged not to bring children, seniors when viewing Mayor Labella’s remains

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Those who want to pay their last respects to Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella at the Cebu City Hall are asked not to bring children and senior citizens. This was the appeal of…

The unbearable lockdown of Filipino children

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 11/19/2021

We’re approaching the two-year mark of the pandemic, and one thing now very clear is that how people experience it depends on one’s position in life: one’s occupation, country of residence, socioeconomic status, age, and gender. Thus,…

Minors, 15 years old and below, barred from supermarkets, groceries

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Starting this Monday, November 22, children or minors 15 years old and below will be prohibited from entering grocery stores and supermarkets in Cebu City. The city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Thursday,…

Kids can now enter Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, the main church Cebuanos worship the Child Jesus in, would finally see children again after more than a year. The Order of St. Augustine (OSA) friars who…

RC Muñoz commissioned to do 12-series comic book for environment

Doris Mondragon 10/21/2021

CEBU, Philippines— Actress, Air Force reservist, and rockstar RC Muñoz shared she has collaborated with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to make an illustration for a 12-series comic book.  Muñoz posted photos of her…

Dizon to CHD: Give children flu shots

Dyrecka Letigio 09/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Since children under 15-years-old are not yet qualified to receive COVID-19 vaccines, the Cebu City government should focus on giving them flu shoots for their protection. This was the appeal of Councilor Alvin…

Moderna gets FDA approval for use on 12-17 age group

09/04/2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on children age 12 to 17. The Department of Health (DOH), however, has yet to give the go signal for the…

Parents to be penalized if their kids will be caught twice violating health protocols — CCPO exec

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Parents of erring children, who will be caught or rescued for the second time for violating health protocols or for staying outside their homes, will be penalized. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, Cebu…

DOH-7: LGUs have prerogative to allow children above 5 years old to go out

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) said that local government units (LGUs) would have the prerogative to follow the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) allowing children above 5 years…

Cebu City policemen trying to win kids’ hearts, change their mindset

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City policemen are trying to win the hearts of children and change their mindset as a way to prevent drug peddlers from using them as drug couriers. Police Colonel Josefino Ligan, Cebu…

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