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Over a million Pakistani children missed vaccinations amid fake scare against polio vaccine

Posted on Friday, 3 May 2019 07:23 PM | No Comments
A Federal government campaign to vaccinate more than 40 million children under five against polio in Pakistan has been suspended following a series of attacks on workers and police over...

Save the Children reports 76,000 minors displaced by hostilities in Mindanao

Posted on Wednesday, 27 March 2019 04:11 PM | No Comments
A recent report by Save the Children Foundation showed that 76,383 children in Mindanao have been displaced by the hostilities in the last two months. They expressed concern over these...

3 child kidnapping suspects arrested in Metro Manila

Posted on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 09:38 AM | No Comments
MARIKINA, Philippines – An old woman has been arrested after attempting to kidnap a minor in Jesus dela Peña, Marikina City on Monday. Meanwhile, two men were also arrested for...

Regular carry-out meals linked to higher body and blood fats in kids

Posted on Wednesday, 3 January 2018 11:12 AM | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Children who eat restaurant carry-out, or “takeaway,” meals once a week or more tend to have extra body fat and long-term risk factors for heart disease, suggests...

Public schools in Makati, Taguig enforce strict policy on drop-off and fetching procedures

Posted on Monday, 5 June 2017 08:00 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — More than 9,000 kindergarten and grade schoolers are back in school at EMS Signal Village Elementary School in Taguig City. And to ensure the safety of these...

Philippine Commission on Women pushes for amendment of Anti-Rape Law

Posted on Thursday, 9 March 2017 09:37 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-eight (28) women experience sexual assault every day, according to the data of the Philippine Statistics Authority. The data is based on the report of the Philippine...

Poe proposes 20% VAT discount for poor youth

Posted on Monday, 6 February 2017 12:52 PM | No Comments
Aside from senior citizens, the indigent youth can now be given a chance to enjoy the 20% discount on the value added tax. That is if Congress passes a measure...

One in seven children suffer high air pollution: UNICEF

Posted on Monday, 31 October 2016 05:52 PM | No Comments
  The United Nations’ children agency UNICEF has released a study which says that about 300 million children or nearly one in seven worldwide, live in areas with high levels...

Senate to push bill seeking extension of maternity leave

Posted on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 06:27 AM | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines — Maternity leave for pregnant women can be extended from 60 days to 120 until 150 days. That is if Congress succeeds in passing the bill that...

Too little sleep linked to health problems in children, teens

Posted on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:38 AM | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Updated sleep recommendations for children and teens point to the benefits of getting enough sleep and the dangers of getting too little. “At least 25 percent of...