By Antonio Calipjo Go
The story written by Linda Bolido titled “What the kids say about Edsa I” (PDI, Feb. 25, 2014) included the “thoughts” on the People Power Revolt (PPR) of select public elementary and high school students who joined the recent English/Filipino writing contest on the topic of “Should we celebrate Edsa I?” The contest was part of the selection process of the 29th Teodoro Valencia-Department of Education Search for NCR’s Ten Outstanding Campus Journalists and School Publications.
By Kristine Felisse Mangunay
Parents and guardians of minors who run afoul of the law can no longer say “don’t blame me”—at least in Mandaluyong City.
Dutch police said Tuesday they had arrested 100 youths who pelted firefighters with bottles and fireworks in a central town notorious for its unruly New Year celebrations.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
The father of the 20-year-old Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) student who was reported to have been kidnapped last month, assailed the Quezon City police for dismissing the report as a “simple tale” on Wednesday.
By Rima Jessamine M. Granali
Young voices filled the room as YES-O (Youth for Environment in Schools Organization) Apolaki sang about initiating change and rapped about saving the environment.
By Julie M. Aurelio
A 13-year-old boy and an older companion have been arrested for involvement in a street brawl between rival gangs in Quezon City in which a bystander was killed and another wounded when a gang member fired a homemade gun, the authorities said Saturday.
By Nestor Corrales
Amid the devastation wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), Kabataan Partylist Representative Terry Ridon calls on Congress to immediately pass a measure that seeks to impose a three-year moratorium on tuition and other fee increases on all educational institutions.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to sign landmark legislation banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21, making the Big Apple the first large city or state in the U.S. to prohibit sales to young adults.
About four percent of children aged 17 and younger who are in the National Capital Region live in poor families, according to the 2011 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey. This was the lowest proportion among regions in the country. The national percentage during the same period was 28 percent.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
By Julie M. Aurelio
Pretending to be a company manager, a 17-year-old boy managed to collect about P21,000 from a woman before he was arrested by the police for allegedly running a swindling racket that involved offering gadgets for sale online.
President Aquino has signed into law a measure delineating the treatment of minors involved in crimes.
International organization Save the Children has called on the government and other aid organizations to implement tighter measures to ensure the safety of children against child prostitution, assault and trafficking in Zamboanga’s evacuation centers.
By Leila B. Salaverria
The postponement of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections next month is close to becoming reality after the House of Representatives approved on third reading its bill deferring the polls to 2016.