2K families in Bohol receive P5K assistance from DSWD-7, UNICEF

Futch Anthony Inso 04/19/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Some 2,000 families in the Province of Bohol had received P5,000 Humanitarian Cash Transfer (HCT) Plus assistance early this month. HCT Plus was given to super typhoon Odette-affected families, through the Department of…

Generation threatened as pandemic sets back childhood development: UNICEF

03/12/2021

New York, United States— Closed schools, surging poverty, forced marriages and depression — after a year of the pandemic, indicators measuring child and adolescent development have all regressed, a setback that heralds lasting stigma for an entire…

Teachers should receive vaccine priority — UNICEF

AFP Relaxnews 12/17/2020

The head of the U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF, called Tuesday for teachers to be among those given priority access to the COVID-19 vaccines. “The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on children’s education around the globe. Vaccinating teachers…

WHO, two other international groups issue new guidance on protection of children, schools from COVID-19 transmission

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/12/2020

CEBU CITY—Three international organizations have come up with new guidance to help protect children and schools from transmission of the Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19). The guidance issued by the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), UNICEF and…

PH losing P232B each year to malnutrition – Unicef

Jovic Yee - Philippine Daily Inquirer 10/17/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is losing P232 billion ($4.5 billion) each year due to malnutrition, which is partly driven by the increasing availability of processed food, especially to poor families, according to estimates by the United…

PNP backs lowering age of criminal liability to 12

Inquirer.net 10/01/2018

The Philippine National Police (PNP) backed on Monday the proposal of Senate President Vicente Sotto III to lower the age of criminal liability to 12 years old. PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said that in some…

Unicef opposes lowering of age of criminal liability to 12

Inquirer.net 09/27/2018

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) on Thursday opposed Senator Vicente Sotto III’s proposal to lower the age of criminal liability to 12 years old. Unicef said it is “deeply concerned” over this latest effort to lower…

Stock up for school at Rustan’s Supermarket

PR 07/04/2017

  The young ones start off on the right side of the morning, sustain energy well throughout the day, and end on a high note in the evening. Rustan’s Supermarket helps parents stock up for the school…

More convictions, not executions

Editorial 01/15/2017

A recent Pulse Asia survey which showed that eight out of 10 Filipinos approved of the Duterte administration’s campaign against criminality may either silence critics, question the survey results or determine why the bloody war against crime…

Anne Curtis finishes New York Marathon

Apple Ta-as 11/08/2016

ACTRESS and television host Anne Curtis has crossed another item off her bucket list after finishing the New York Marathon, dubbed as the largest marathon in the world that coursed through five boroughs of the city. A…

Unicef: 300M children breathe heavily toxic air

10/31/2016

WASHINGTON — Some 300 million children live with outdoor air so polluted it can cause serious physical damage, including harming their developing brains, the United Nations said in a study released on Monday. Nearly one child in…

WHAT ABOUT THE STREETKIDS?

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/22/2016

Just as incoming Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is getting focused on his fight against criminality and his bounty system for slain crime suspects in the city, several sectors are now asking how he plans to address…

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