Advocacy Update

PUP students wrap up internship at PLCPD

March 7, 2022

Last Friday, our interns from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) wrapped up their internship at PLCPD. The interns shared that one of their greatest learnings is how dynamic and complicated the lawmaking process can be, and how they became aware of this as they witnessed the movement of the Vape Bill in Congress, […]

AVP: Drivers of OSEC and what can be done to address them

March 5, 2022

Watch this video to learn about the factors that have contributed to the rapid rise of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC), which increased by 239% from 2020 to 2021, as well as what can be done to prevent them. This video was in partnership with Plan International Philippines’ Down-to-Zero Project and Child Rights Network.

Podcast episode: Protect Children: #ShutDownOSECNow, Part 2

March 4, 2022

Maya PKKK Youth’s Ara Ocampo and MCPC-Mariveles’ Teacher Weng Abrique discuss their efforts to combat online sexual abuse of children in the municipality of Mariveles in the second installment of this series. The episode was hosted by PLCPD Advocacy and Partnerships Officer Glyziel Gotiangco. This episode is also available on Apple Podcasts.

Podcast episode: Protect Children: #ShutDownOSECNow

February 11, 2022

In this first installment of a three-episode series, Ms. Kakie Pangilinan talks about the importance of actively engaging in issues such as online sexual abuse and child exploitation, as well as in ensuring that conversations are of a high standard in order to combat disinformation and the propagation of fake news. The episode was hosted […]

Spotlight with Sen. Risa Hontiveros

February 10, 2022

In observance of the global commemoration of the Safer Internet Day 2022, Senator Risa Hontiveros, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations, and Gender Equality, and PLCPD Chairperson for the Senate, joined PLCPD in this month’s Spotlight episode to discuss a very important measure that she authored and sponsored in the Senate. This […]

Protect Children: #ShutDownOSECNow

February 10, 2022

On February 8, 2022 during the global commemoration of the Safer Internet Day, PLCPD held a talk show titled, Protect Children: #ShutDownOSECNow, a very sensitive and urgent issue that has affected and continues to victimize millions of Filipino children. In the panel were Department of Justice Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, PLCPD Executive Director Rom Dongeto, and […]

[Policy Brief] What We Owe Our Teens: Addressing adolescent pregnancy in the Philippines

January 9, 2022

Key Points: The high rate of adolescent pregnancy in the Philippines and increasing number of babiesborn to younger mothers come at high social, economic, and development costs. The current legal framework to prevent adolescent pregnancy is characterized byadolescent’s limited access to reproductive health services, weak implementation ofcomprehensive sexuality education, and declining budget for the Reproductive […]