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Salinlahi – Salinlahi Alliance for Children's Concerns


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.

SAVE LUmad schools!

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Education is a basic human right, however over the recent years, 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. This recurring child rights violations gave birth to the Save Our Schools Network. 



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.

There is a move in congress to make Reserve Officer’s Training Corps mandatory for senior high school students. According to its proponents, the legislation is aimed at teaching students about nationalism and patriotism. 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 one in every five Filipino children is vulnerable to online sexual exploitation while the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report last May indicating a 264% increase in cases of online sexual exploitation of children.