By Nickky Faustine P. De Guzman, Reporter
Young street urchins are common sights on the streets of Metro Manila. For many, their fate is already sealed: they will grow old without any direction in life, or perhaps they will die young from exploitation including involvement in drug peddling or prostitution.
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In the coastal community of Baseco in Tondo, Manila, utilities like electricity and water are not guaranteed luxuries. Children and adults are prone to skin rashes and other illnesses due to extreme heat, poor sanitation, and lack of ventilation and clean drinking water. Fortunately, there are young leaders in Baseco Compound who are quick to put their thinking caps on to address these problems. These … Continue reading Tondo kids show mosquito repellent, battery-powered fan-lamp, coconut juice vendo machine in science fair
By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Reporter
The world wide web is a double-edged sword. While it conveniently connects the world to make it smaller, it can create big problems for poor families, especially the children who are vulnerable to online exploitation. According to World Vision Philippines — a Christian development, advocacy, and relief organization — children and babies as young as three months old have been victims of livestream sexual abuse. In reaction to this alarming situation, the organization is launching a campaign in which it hopes to protect three million Filipino children against online sexual abuse by 2020.
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GENEVA — More than one in four deaths in children under five are linked to polluted environments, according to two new World Health Organization (WHO) reports published Monday.
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INTERNET addiction and stress, among many other factors, may contribute to developmental disorders among children in the Philippines, said Dr. Ma. Rochelle Buenavista-Pacifico, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician.
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