Council for the Welfare of Children - updates

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Imee Marcos questions need for children's welfare body

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Senator Imee Marcos asks: 'Relevant pa ba 'yan?'

ACCOMPLISHMENT? Senator Imee Marcos presses the Council for the Welfare of the Children to tell the committee about its 'most important accomplishment.' Photo by Angie de Silva

Children’s council chief charged over P10M worth of ghost projects

Jul 30, 2018 - 5:22 PM

Mary Mitzi Cajayon Uy used as conduit an NGO previously linked to a pork barrel scam

CHARGED. Former Caloocan Representative Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy is charged with graft, malversation of public funds, and malversation thru falsification of public documents over P10 million PDAF scam. Photo from CWC website

COA says children's council paid P1 million to dzMM reporter

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Radio dzMM vows to investigate the issue, saying it 'takes allegations of unethical practices by any member of our news organization seriously'

FLAGGED PAYMENT. The Commission on Audit flags the irregularity of the Council for the Welfare of Children or CWC's P1.05 payment to a radio reporter for the coverage of the national children's month.

Rappler Talk: Saving kids from drugs, criminality

Nov 08, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Rappler talks with Council for the Welfare of Children Executive Director Mitch Cajayon-Uy regarding the current state of Filipino children, as well as the council's campaign to save kids from criminality

National Children’s Month marked by call to save kids from drugs

Nov 06, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The Council for the Welfare of Children leads the soft launch of their campaign 'Pito Bata Pito' that seeks to empower kids to call for help when in crisis

WHISTLE FOR HELP. The Council for the Welfare of Children launches their Pito, Bata, Pito campaign to encourage children in distress to call for help. Photo from DSWD.

Ex-Caloocan lawmaker indicted over P10-M PDAF scam

Sep 29, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy is the Executive Director of the Council for the Welfare of Children under the Department of Social Welfare and Development – the implementing agency of her alleged ghost projects

NEW POSITION. Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy takes her oath in Malacañang in July 2017 as the new Executive Director V of the Council for the Welfare of Children. Photo from CWC website

Thousands of pencils donated to Cebu students on Brigada Eskwela launch

May 16, 2017 - 1:31 PM

The One Million Lapis campaign collects pencils to be distributed and turned over to different public schools with less fortunate students

EDUCATION. Council for the Welfare of Children officials turn over a symbolic pencil to Department of Education Assistant Secretary Tonisito Umali (2nd from R). Photo by Apple Grace Danuco/ Rappler

Congressmen seek compromise: 12 as age of criminal responsibility

Jan 25, 2017 - 9:41 PM

UPDATED In a meeting between agency representatives and congressmen it becomes apparent that most executive offices are against classifying offenders as young as 9 as criminals

REHABILITATION. Children inside the Yakap-Bata Holding Center in Caloocan City talk with social workers. Rappler file photo

Most child abuse cases in PH happen at home – study

Dec 06, 2016 - 6:23 PM

8 in 10 Filipino children suffer from a form of violence according to a new study of the Council for the Welfare of Children and the United Nations Children s Fund

PHILIPPINE REPORT. The Council for the Welfare of Children adn the United Nations  Children's Fund launch the National Baseline Study on Violence against Children on December 6, 2016. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

An open letter to Representatives Alvarez and Castro

Jul 11, 2016 - 12:42 PM

Why should children be made to pay for the failure of the government and society to raise them to be the responsible citizens we hope them to be? a laywer asks

DSWD: Davao, Santiago, and Tagaytay most kid-friendly

May 18, 2015 - 5:57 PM

The cities are recognized for creating child friendly environments and protecting the health and welfare of children

Promoting children’s rights through art

Nov 03, 2014 - 3:23 PM

The simplest things matter the most when it comes to helping children attain their rights

UNICEF: PH 'a little behind' in upholding children's rights

Oct 24, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The Philippines has not done badly in terms of upholding children s rights but there has been stagnation says UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander

CHILD-FRIENDLY PHILIPPINES. Filipino Muslim children inside a school classroom in Patikul, Sulu, southern Philippines, September 28, 2014. File photo by Ben Hajan/EPA

Does your local government protect children?

Oct 09, 2014 - 10:24 AM

Local governments are essential in achieving the vision of a child friendly Philippines says Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman

PH gov't moves to involve children in decision making

Oct 08, 2014 - 6:36 PM

The Philippines launch an initiative to open government programs and policy making to children s participation since it s their future that is at stake

Mother pleads to kidnappers, cops: 'Bring my son back'

May 05, 2013 - 12:26 PM

The police acknowledges that the number of cases of missing children is growing throughout the country