In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Task Force Children of the Storm has initiated the Tulong Paslit Project (Help a Child Project) which is composed of public information campaign and relief distribution for children of marginalized and vulnerable communities in the Philippines.

To date, the has benefitted more than 8300 children and families in Metro Manila, Region IV-A and Region XI.

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Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns opposes the proposal to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) of children in conflict with the law (CICL) from 15 years old to 12 years old.



Education is a basic human right. However, there has been an alarming increase in the number of Lumad community schools being militarized, being used as barracks and detachments in the course of government’s counter insurgency campaign.

There is a move in congress to make Reserve Officer’s Training Corps mandatory for senior high school students.
However, child rights groups and students organizations have expressed concern over the revival of the said program that has also been marred by the allegations of corruption and abuses.

Abuses, violence and exploitation happen everywhere. Alarmingly, the Filipino children tend to become very much vulnerable to these vicious acts due to the prevailing socio-economic and cultural contexts in the Philippines. UNICEF noted that 1 in every 5 Filipino children is vulnerable to online sexual exploitation. We need to call on our national government to ensure that mechanisms are in place to address the current situation.
Pinky swear is an act of crossing pinky fingers between two persons, usually an adult and a child that seals a promise that can never be broken.



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