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Philippine News Digest 28

July 4, 2002 · 

Contents: International Criminal Court starts to work 19% of Filipinos want to leave the country One out of three Filipinos either unemployed or underemployed International Criminal Court starts to work The International Criminal Court started work July 1 after being ratified by more than 60 states- the minimum number of ratifications required to put it […]


Philippine News Digest 27

June 28, 2002 · 

Contents: Death Squad Blamed for Killing 250,000 in East Visayas Malnourished One in Every 6 Children into Child Labor Zambales youth Gather for Summer Camp 250,000 in East Visayas malnourished Nearly a quarter of a million, or 36.3 percent, of children in Eastern Visayas are malnourished as result of widespread poverty and lack of support […]


The Punisher

June 24, 2002 ·  By EDWIN TUYAY FOR TIME

Hard-riding, tough-talking Mayor Rodrigo Duterte keeps the peace in what was once the Philippines’ most lawless city. But his brand of order comes at a price BY PHIL ZABRISKIE/DAVAO CITY,13673,501020701-265480,00.html Mayor Rodrigo Duterte cruises the streets of Davao on his beloved Yamaha motorcycle Rodrigo Duterte, the mayor of Davao City, is sitting in his […]


Philippine News Digest 26

May 16, 2002 · 

Contents: Protest suspends installation of tension wires One in six kids has to work Children speak up in UN summit State of the world’s children Profile of the US Congress Protest suspends installation of tension wires The installation by the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) of high-tension power lines at a resettlement center occupied by families […]


Philippine News Digest 24

May 7, 2002 · 

Contents: 1. Ratification of International Criminal Court urged 2. Protests hound military exercises 3. Schoolchildren recruited in armed combat 4. US to re-establish military bases 5. SBMA marks 10th year anniversary Ratification of International Criminal Court set up Representative Etta Rosales and Senator Loren Legarda filed separate resolutions urging the immediate ratification of the Rome […]


Philippine News Digest 23

April 23, 2002 · 

Contents: Bishop testifies in support of convicted paedophile Congress passes anti-trafficking bill Governor slams church for condemning vigilante killings Peace prize shouldn’t have been given to Peres Bishop testifies in support of convicted paedophile The bishop of the Archdiocese of Iba in Zambales province, north of Manila testified in a local court April 2 in […]



April 14, 2002 · 

A top United Nations expert on the impact of armed conflict on children said that during a recent visit to Eritrea and Ethiopia he had seen no systematic use of child soldiers and found no evidence of child abuse in refugee camps. Olara Otunnu, Secretary-General’s Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, said […]


Nearly 5 Million Children Forced To Work In Zimbabwe

April 14, 2002 · 

Nearly 5 million children in Zimbabwe between the age of five and 17 years are being forced to work in several sectors of the economy against their will, reveals survey report. The National Child Labour Survey was carried out by the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, the Central Statistics Office and the […]


Philippine News Digest 137

April 10, 2002 · 

Contents: Army troops kill rights group leader Secret marshals deployed in South Cotabato 70 minors arrested for stealing fish US senators deny toxic waste contamination in Clark, Subic 13.4 million families are poor Army troops kill rights group leader The deputy secretary general of the human rights group Karapatan based in Mindanao, and three of […]


Aid Workers Caught in African Child Sex Scandal

April 6, 2002 · 

Widespread sexual abuse of children by relief agency staff have been uncovered by an investigation by the U.N. High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and Save The Children (SCF). The UNHCR and SCF released the findings before the report was complete because of the disturbing nature of the allegations the scope of the problem, and the […]

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