The history of youth and children in the Philippines
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- Sad plight of street kids noted
- By Elena L. Aben, Manila Bulletin (On
Line), 18 March 1996. Urbanization associated with massive
exploitation and prostitution of street children.
- World's largest fruit and vegetable
grower implicated in child labour in the Philippines
- ICFTU OnLine, 6 March 1998. Trade union
investigations have revealed the use of child labour on
banana plantations which supply Stanfilco, a Philippine
subsidiary of Dole Food Company, the world's largest
grower and supplier of fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Poverty Kicks Children out of
- By Marites Sison, IPS, 9 August 2000. Public elementary
and high school education are free in the Philippines.
But other expenses, such as allowances, entrance fees,
uniforms, shoes and supplies, are borne by
parents. The number of youth between 7 to 24 out of school
is 3.8 million in this country of 75 million people. About
half of that are between the ages 7-12. Most drop out in
the first and second grades.
- Children, children everywhere
- By Ted Lerner, Asia Times, 15 January
2003. You are likely hear stories of children, children
everywhere, stashed in the provinces where they can live
on mere pesos a day. What happens to all these children
everybody's having in this country? And will they too
each have handfuls of children when then grow up?
- ‘G.I. babies’: Little
- By Joel D. Pinaroc, The Manila Times,
Sunday 25 April 2004. Although Amerasians are only a
minority, compared with say street children in most cities
in the Philippines, they have been suffering from
discrimination, and most of them are denied the chance to
become productive citizens.