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September, 2009

Philippines: UN Group Should Highlight Killings of Children

September 14, 2009 ·  , Press Manila to Investigate and Prosecute ‘Death Squads’ Human Rights Watch,

New York) – The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child should press the Philippines government to take meaningful steps to investigate death squad killings and prosecute the perpetrators, Human Rights Watch said today. On September 15, 2009, the committee is reviewing the Philippines’ compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the […]


Tourist arrivals up 4 percent in August

September 13, 2009 ·  By Francis Earl A. Cueto

Tourist arrivals to the Philippines increased by 4 percent in August compared to the same amount last year, Tourist Secretary Ace Durano said. Quoting data provided him by Immigration Commissioner Marcelino Libanan, Durano said the country’s aggressive marketing approach had paid dividends in marketing the Philippines as a world-class tourist destination. The tourism secretary said […]


US REPORT: RP has high child labor incidence

September 12, 2009 ·  By By Kristine L. Alave, Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines?The Philippines is one of the countries with a significant incidence of child labor in the agricultural sector, according to a report from the US Department of Labor. The report lists the goods produced using child and forced labor in the 77 countries studied. According to the department Bureau of International Labor Affairs, the […]


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