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Philippines probes ‘prison’-like children’s center

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Top Philippines officials said Monday they had launched investigations into a Manila children’s center overseen by a former president, after months of complaints about the “prison”-like conditions.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Bored with Ebola: Liberian schoolchildren with nothing to do

A member of the NGO U Foundation give medication to quarantined family members suffering from the Ebola virus on October 16, 2014 in Monrovia. AFP

BUCHANAN — It should be every child’s dream: with the sun blazing on a sweltering afternoon exams are off, lessons have been cancelled and school’s out for the summer — and possibly the rest of the year. But the opposite is true for Ebola-hit Liberia’s children, so bored after months of school closures that they […]

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Manila shelter for street kids run like ‘concentration camp’

An official of Bahay Tuluyan, a nongovernment organization promoting children’s rights, took this picture of “Frederico” during an Oct. 12 visit to the Reception and Action Center, a youth shelter run by the Manila city government. COURTESY OF BAHAY TULUYAN

Officials running a local government facility in Manila that is supposed to shelter and nurture street children have come under fire for acts of negligence and maltreatment so severe that shocked observers likened the place to a “concentration camp.”

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Children paid dearly for father’s affair with neighbor’s wife in Laguna

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A man has been arrested for killing two children in their sleep, which he said was his way of taking revenge against their father who was allegedly having an affair with his wife in Rizal, Laguna, police said.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Please spare our children, Nancy Binay asks VP’s critics


How the attacks on Vice President Jejomar Binay weigh her and her siblings’ children down worries Sen. Nancy Binay more than the effects on her father’s presidential ambition.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »