Advocacy Update

We Are #TobaccoFreeGeneration Learning Exchange and Solidarity Rally

November 24, 2021

Inviting children and youth to participate in this learning exchange and solidarity rally! We will hear youth leaders call on legislators to pass tobacco regulation bills that protect public health and the protection of young people and reject bills that compromise their health and their future. For more information, visit the Facebook pages of Child […]

Young leaders assemble for another learning session toward a Tobacco-Free Generation

November 20, 2021

On World Children’s Day on November 20, around 30 promising young leaders who are participants of the Young Leaders Program on Tobacco Control attended the second issue-based session focused on the policy environment for tbacco control in the Philippines.     Atty. Sophia San Luis, Executive Director of ImagineLaw, discussed the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control […]

‘Tayo ang tutugon’: Various artists launch album highlighting key issues in upcoming polls

November 9, 2021

November 9 – What better way to drumbeat pressing issues of the day than through music? This is the concept behind the album “Tayo ang Tutugon,” a collaborative music album produced by various artists, singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists under the newly-formed collective Musicians for Democracy (MD). “Tayo ang Tutugon” features newly composed and produced songs […]

Pasay City youth gear up for SRHR advocacy

October 29, 2021

Youth leaders from six barangays in Pasay City, namely Barangays 2, 13, 14, 71, 90, and 92 gathered on October 13-15 for a three-day capacity-building activity titled “Basic Policy Advocacy Training on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).” Among the topics that were discussed during the training were Advocacy Concepts and Processes, the Legislative […]

Tobacco-Free Generation young leaders discuss why tobacco is a child rights and young people’s issue

October 18, 2021

The Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) and the Child Rights Network (CRN) conducted the first issue orientation for the Tobacco Free Generation-Young Leaders Program on October 16. PLCPD Executive Director, Mr. Romeo Dongeto expressed the important role of young leaders in advocacy. Advocacy Coordinator of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Atty. Rhia […]

New podcast episode: Kampanya sa Gitna ng Pandemya

October 6, 2021

How do vote-buying, cheating, and premature campaigning affect the quality of our elections and our future? What can we do to help minimize these? Listen to Ka Rene Cerilla of PAKISAMA, Kisha Beringuela of We Effect, and legal expert Atty. Benedict Nisperos share their experiences and thoughts on these issues.

New study reveals 1 in 7 Pinoy students aged 13-15 use e-cigarettes

September 23, 2021

Senate bill easing e-cig regulation set to worsen the problem – child rights group September 21—A new study monitoring youth tobacco use reveals worrying statistics on the prevalence of use, lax regulations, and wide availability of tobacco products including e-cigarettes, prompting child rights advocates led by the Child Rights Network (CRN) to reiterate their call […]