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Bill vs violent discipline for children passes House

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The House of Representative has passed a bill prohibiting violent forms of discipline for children.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pakistan buries victims of school massacre

This Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 combination of undated pictures provided by their families shows some of the students of the Army Public School who were killed on Tuesday when Taliban militants stormed their school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistan mourned as the nation prepares for mass funerals Wednesday for over 140 people, most of them children, killed in the Taliban massacre in the military-run school in the country's northwest in the deadliest and most horrific attacks in years, officials said. (AP Photo/family photographs)

As they buried their children Wednesday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midterm and hoped to become a pilot. A 13-year-old wanted to become a doctor. Another kid just loved playing video games with his cousins.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain

This Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 combination of undated pictures provided by their families shows some of the students of the Army Public School who were killed on Tuesday when Taliban militants stormed their school in Peshawar, Pakistan.  (AP Photo/family photographs)

The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and young lives snuffed out as the nation mourned and mass funerals for the victims got underway Wednesday.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Story on mosque eye-opener for kids

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ARMM Education Secretary Jamar Kulayan reads the book “Ang Unang Mosque sa Pilipinas (The First Mosque in the Philippines)” to schoolchildren at Claret School of Zamboanga City during the Inquirer Read-Along activity. KENNY NODALO/CONTRIBUTOR

Nine-year-old Jerny Laurice Anova sat attentively as the stranger read her a story inside a familiar place, where she and her classmates spend at least an hour every day to enjoy their favorite books.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

50,000 kids caught in war yearly

THE GRIEF may be too deep but it doesn’t show on the face of 8-year-old Jason Baldado, who lost his mother Alona to flood spawned by Tropical Storm “Queenie” in Malabuyoc town, Cebu province. The coffin bearing Alona’s body lies inside the Baldado home. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Up to 50,000 children are displaced every year by armed conflicts in the Philippines, according to the highest ranking official in the country of a United Nations agency working for the welfare of children worldwide.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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