Advocacy Update

Children and youth facilitators of Mayorga and MacArthur, Leyte enhance skills in advocating for Anti-OSAEC Ordinance

April 23, 2024

Mayorga, Leyte: Forty children and youth (CAY) facilitators from 6 baranggays in Mayorga and MacArthur, Leyte enhanced their skills in advocating for the passage of an Anti-OSAEC Ordinance. PLCPD trained CAY facilitators on advocacy and communications skills in an advocacy training conducted last 20 April 2024. An advocacy plan was also co-developed with CAYs towards […]

Groups call for accountability as gov’t officials attend opening of tobacco facility

April 18, 2024

Groups on Thursday are wondering why State figures and government officials are present and openly endorsing heated tobacco products at the inauguration of a vape manufacturing facility in Tanauan, Batangas on April 15. “First of all, it is deceitful to call this vape manufacturing facility a “smoke-free” facility. Vapes and heated tobacco products still produce […]

PLCPD organizes multisectoral strategic advocacy and communications workshop for the info dissemination of RA 11596 or the Prohibition of Child Marriage Law

March 21, 2024

Members of the TWG on RA 11596 – DSWD, CWC, CHR, PCW, NCIP, NCMF, PLCPD, OXFAM, civil society organizations and #GirlDefenders joined hearts and minds to draft the advocomm plan to bridge the information gap on the PCM Law. The advocomm workshop was supported by Oxfam and facilitated by Richard Dy. The consolidated plan will […]

PLCPD, youth leaders to launch campaign for ‘World No Tobacco Day’

March 21, 2024

In preparation for World No Tobacco Day on May 31, PLCPD convened youth leaders on Wednesday to plan the campaign calling to protect children from the tobacco industry. Resource persons from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, ExplainedPH, and PITIK Bulag talked about strategies that the youth can adopt to counter tobacco industry disinformation, including enhancing […]

PLCPD strengthens subnational advocacy work, forms local legislators’ alliance for human development

March 12, 2024

As part of its efforts to strengthen subnational work, the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD), with the support of We Effect, initiated the formation of the Alliance of Local Legislators for Human Development (ALL4HD), whose interim officers met on March 7 to finalize its Constitution and By-Laws and discuss its legislative agenda. […]

Child rights advocates: Don’t just ban disposable vapes, put back child protection safeguards removed by Vape Law

March 8, 2024

We support the government proposal to ban disposable vapes, a step backed by the Department of Health (Philippines), citing that easy access to these products is worsening underage smoking in the Philippines. However, the government shouldn’t stop there. If the government truly cares about improving vape regulation, it must seriously bring back the child protection […]

Child rights advocates slam pro-tobacco PH delegation in health conference, support Senate Blue Ribbon investigation

February 23, 2024

The Child Rights Network (CRN) and its convenor, the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD), stand behind the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee investigation chaired by Senator Pia Cayetano into the conduct of government officials in the recently concluded international health conference on tobacco control. The Philippines received its fifth “Dirty Ashtray” award at […]