This campaign seeks to block several proposals in Congress to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility in the Philippines from the current 15 to as young as 9 years old. It also supports moves to strengthen the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 (RA 9344), as amended by RA 10630, an Act establishing the Bahay Bag-Asa (House of Hope), and its implementation.
END Child Rape
#ENDChildRape aims to raise the age to determine statutory rape in the Philippines from 12 to at least 16 years old. It also aims to introduce progressive amendments in the current anti-rape law, such as the equalization of legal protection for both boy and girl child victim-survivors and the introduction of the sweetheart clause to prevent the criminalization of teenagers who engage in consensual, non-abuse, and non-exploitative sex.
(Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse)
The campaign calls on legislators to immediately pass a law that expands the mantle of protection for children against online sexual exploitation and abuse. There is an urgent need to review the accountability of Internet companies and other private actors, as well as address the root causes as to why OCSEA is thriving in the Philippines.
Register Every Pinoy Child Now
At least 3 million children in the Philippines have no birth certificate. This is 40% of the 7.5 million Filipinos who are unregistered which includes street children, children in indigenous communities. Because right now, it’s not really free nor accessible for all.
#RegisterEveryPinoyChildNow aims to pass policies which institutionalize a comprehensive and responsive national Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system that produces information on births, marriages, adoptions, deaths and causes of death of a population. It also aims to establish a functioning system that provides a link between the registration of vital events to secure access to basic social services like education and healthcare. This will also lead to the accurate registry of vital events in the Philippine population that can result to effective, responsive, and evidence-informed program planning.