POPCOM: Kids’ education, health remain basis for early development

POPCOM 09/01/2022

The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) underscores the significance of every person born in a family, especially within the context of development, as the “symbolic 100 millionth Filipinos” turned eight years old on July 27, 2022.…

Eye doc’s advice: With kids back on campus, cut their ‘screen time’

Inquirer.net 08/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Mabry, 7, has been spending about eight hours of screen time a day since the start of the pandemic lockdowns, a habit he acquired especially after schoolchildren like him were forced to stay home…

POPCOM: Population of Pinoy kids down, elderly up in last 20 years

PR 08/16/2022

CEBU, Philippines — The population of young Filipinos appears to be trending significantly lower in recent years, while that of the elderly has been expanding, the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) noted on Friday. The agency…

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…

Kids, teens may start getting COVID-19 shots by late September or October – Galvez

John Eric Mendoz 08/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government may start vaccinating children and teenagers against COVID-19 by the end of September or October, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the national vaccine manager, said on Sunday at a press briefing at 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…

Lessons from the timeless story of the small prince

Doris Mondragon 04/15/2021

The grown-up world can be so perplexing to a child. Why don’t adults smile all the time? Why do they refuse to run around in fields and make shapes in the clouds? And why do they assume…

Facebook rolls out Messenger Kids to 70 new countries

04/23/2020

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out its Messenger Kids application to 70 new countries, saying it can help children deal with the challenges of distance learning and isolation during the virus lockdowns. The app, which is aimed at…

Simple workout routines you can try at home with your family

Immae Lachica 04/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Ideally, summer is the time of year when kids are sent to attend workshops to keep them busy and excite the athlete or artists in them. But because of the health crisis that we are…

3 Chinese kids in Aklan hospital for possible 2019-nCoV discharged

Nestor P. Burgos Jr. 01/28/2020

ILOILO CITY –– Three Chinese nationals confined at the provincial hospital of Aklan for possible novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV infection were released on Tuesday morning, health officials said. Dr. Cornelio Cuachon Jr., Aklan provincial health officer, said…

Human Rights Day a fitting reminder of NPA’s violations on minors, says 4ID commander

Florence Baesa 12/10/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental—As Human Rights Day is observed on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, Major General Franco Nemesio Gacal, commander of the 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division, continues to slam the  recruitment of minor combatants by the New…

Shipwreck Adventures this Halloween at Crimson Resort

PR 10/27/2019

Pirates and bandits are taking over the seas, let the little adventurers conquer and outwit them in this spooky Halloween pirate-themed trick or treat party – Ship Wrecked. Sail with the pirates and get the kid’s Halloween…

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