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January, 2000


Nations Hail Draft of Historic Accord on Children Warriors

January 23, 2000 · 

UNITED NATIONS-An international accord aimed at prohibiting the use of child soldiers was hailed as a landmark achievement by human rights groups, LTN Secretary General Kofi Annan and US President Bill Clinton.

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UN, Human Rights Groups hail Agreement on Child Soldiers

January 23, 2000 · 

UNITED NATIONS-An international,agreement aimed at ending the use of child soldiers is being hailed as a major achievement after six years of wrangling over the details.

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15 'Slave' Workers Rescued in Raid

January 23, 2000 · 

SAN FERNANDO CITY — Fifteen workers including eight minors, were rescued from nearly two months of slave labor in a rice milling warehouse in Tayug, Pangasinan, during a raid by a government team Tuesday.

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Unicef Child Sex Trafficking Must End

January 23, 2000 · 

Published in The Manila Times (January 23, 2000) NATIONS must fight the greed and brutal disregard for human rights which underpin the worldwide trafficking in children and women, most often for sexual exploitation, according to United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) Executive Director Carol Bellamy. Speaking in Tokyo at the Asia-Pacific Symposium on trafficking in Persons, […]

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8 doomed convicts spared

January 21, 2000 · 

EIGHT convicts were spared the lethal injection when the Supreme Court commuted their sentences to reclusion perpetua, a jail term, of 40 years or less.

Of the eight, a father who raped his daughter four times and a guardian who raped his ward “a hundred times” escaped execution because of the prosecution’s failure to cite the father-daughter and guardian-ward relationship on the charge sheet.

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8 doomed convicts spared

January 21, 2000 · 

Published in The Philippine Daily Inquirer (January 21, 2000) EIGHT convicts were spared the lethal injection when the Supreme Court commuted their sentences to reclusion perpetua, a jail term, of 40 years or less. Of the eight, a father who raped his daughter four times and a guardian who raped his ward “a hundred times” […]

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More Cops Deployed vs Sex Gang

January 21, 2000 · 

THE CHIEF of the Southern Police District yesterday deployed policemen in schools in Makati City following the abduction of a 15-year-old high school student on Tuesday.

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Lawmen to go After 'Clients' of Child Sex

January 20, 2000 · 

DAVAO CITY — Instead of cracking down on prostituted minors and street girls engaging in, free sex, authorities here will be running after the “clients” of these children.

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Child Abuse in R.P: Telling it like it is

January 20, 2000 · 

YEAR in and year out, media reports in the broadsheets, on sexual abuse of children in the, Philippines often increase in the number of assailants’ relationship with the victims.

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Sex Gang Abducts 10 Girls in Makati

January 20, 2000 · 

SIX Unidentified men believed to be members of a flesh trade syndicate have abducted at least 10 female teenagers in Makati City, police said yesterday.

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