Children’s Rights

Advocates and campus journalists unite in fight against tobacco and vape disinformation 

January 29, 2024

PLCPD and ExplainedPH joined forces to bolster their fight against tobacco and vape disinformation, positioning campus journalists at the forefront of this battle. The event, titled “Fact-checking Tobacco and Vape Disinformation: A Workshop and Knowledge Building Activity,” drew participation from over 30 attendees representing various student publications in senior high schools, colleges, and universities. Held […]

Youth leaders gear up for smoke-free advocacy

November 30, 2023

Youth leaders from the Philippine Smoke-Free Movement (PSFM) and the Young Leaders Program for Tobacco Control of PLCPD and the Child Rights Network Young Leaders Program convened on November 25 for #LitMeUp: Learning Session on House Bill 5315 and Youth as Tobacco Industry’s Target at Hop Inn Hotel in Quezon City. The session aimed to […]

CRN calls for pro-health, pro-children tobacco control policies

November 21, 2023

The Child Rights Network, represented by its Convenor, PLCPD Executive Director Romeo Dongeto, participated in the webinar and launch of the Asian Tobacco Industry Index (TIII) 2023, organized by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance and the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control on November 15, 2023. Dongeto highlighted the network’s experience in […]

Turning setbacks into push backs: An urgent appeal to enact the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Law

October 11, 2023

This International Day of the Girl, the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) reiterates its commitment to empowering every girl and breaking the barriers that hinder her growth. We firmly urge Congress, particularly the Senate, to swiftly pass the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Bill. We call on national government agencies to prioritize the allocation of substantial resources for programs aimed at boosting adolescent sexual and reproductive health. By investing in girls and ensuring their access to education, vital information, and services, we collectively strive to transform setbacks into push backs against unequal gender norms and institutional barriers, safeguarding the well-being and potential of the Filipino girl.

Unanimous and resounding House approval of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Bill hailed by child rights advocates

September 6, 2023

Child rights advocates under the umbrella alliance Child Rights Network and its convenor, the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD), celebrate the House of Representatives’ unanimous and resounding passage of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Bill on its third and final reading. With 232 affirmative votes and zero opposition, this marks the most significant […]

Industry spin that hails e-cigarettes as saviors for adult smokers is corporate whitewashing of bigger problem it has created: teen nicotine addiction

July 4, 2023

July 4, 2023 – The recent industry spin that promotes e-cigarettes as a solution for adult smokers is merely a distraction from the bigger problem caused by the industry itself: the addiction of Filipino teens to vaping, according to the group Child Rights Network. “Let’s not be swayed by the industry’s message that Filipinos have […]

House Committee approves consolidated bill for proposed Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Act

May 23, 2023

QUEZON CITY, Philippines—In a significant move towards safeguarding the rights and well-being of Filipino adolescents, the House of Representatives Committee on Youth and Sports Development, led by Chair Faustino Michael Carlos Dy III, approved the substitute bill for the proposed Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Act today, May 23. During its 6th regular meeting on Tuesday morning, […]

Young Leaders’ Call to Action: Tax Tobacco to the Max!

October 15, 2022

More than 20 delegates of the Young Leaders Program (YLP) committed to pursue the advocacy for higher taxes on tobacco products during the knowledge-building session held on October 1, organized by the Philippine Legislators Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) and the Child Rights Network (CRN) The session tackled the concept of tobacco taxation as […]

Child rights advocates call on President Duterte to veto Vape Bill

June 7, 2022

June 7 – Child Rights Network (CRN), the largest alliance of organizations and agencies pushing for children’s rights legislation in the Philippines, called on President Rodrigo Duterte to veto the consolidated House Bill 9007 and Senate Bill 2239 or the Vaporized Nicotine Products Regulation Bill once the ratified bill reaches Malacañang. CRN reiterated the dangers […]

READ: What is your idea of a safe road?

May 5, 2022

Join PLCPD, Child Rights Network (CRN) Philippines, and UNICEF Philippines in celebrating Road Safety Month! With the theme Streets for life: why #love30?, this year’s Global Road Safety Week underscores the need to secure national and municipal policy commitments in implementing 30-kilometer speed restrictions in urban areas and to build local support for such low-speed […]