REGIONAL SITUATION REPORT ON CHILDREN July to December 2020 I. Introduction and Rationale Pursuant to Article XIII of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, in relation to Executive Order No. 163 and relevant international human rights instruments, the Commission on Human Rights shall investigate and monitor all forms of violations and abuses against children, as well as the human rights situation of children in the country and of Filipino children abroad. As the Ombudperson for Children pursuant to CHR Resolution No. A2007129, the CHR likewise represent the rights and interest of children and young people in the light of the Philippines’ obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. II. Regional Human Rights Situationer For the period covered, CHR Region 1 was able to resolve twenty-eight (28) cases involving children. Two of which involved physical abuse and the rest are all for violation of the right to protection of honor and reputation. With respect to Other Legal Services (OLS), we have assisted forty-seven (47) cases concerning children for the period covered. But some of the named complainants herein as reflected in CHR Form 9-D are the parents or guardians of the children. They are as follows: Cases/Concerns/Issues Month Child Custody, Support, Adoption Rape and other Sexual Abuses Legal Documentation, Birth Registration, Change of Name, Correction of Entry Homicide Physical Abuse/ RA 7610 Information and Advocacy Total July 1 5 4 1 0 0 11 August 2 3 1 0 0 0 6 September 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 October 1 3 1 0 0 0 5 November 1 2 0 0 1 0 4 December 2 9 2 0 0 5 18 Total 7 24 9 1 1 5 47 This jurisdiction has not received any complaint and no recorded incidents of Grave Child Rights Violations (GCRVs) in situations of armed conflict which includes a) Killing and Maiming of Children; b) Recruitment or use of children in armed forces and groups; c) Attack on schools or hospitals; d) Rape and other grave sexual violence against children; e) Abduction of children; and f) Denial of humanitarian access to children. ____________________________________________________________________ Government Center, Aguila Road, Capitol Hill, Sevilla, San Fernando City, La Union Telefax No. (072) 607-8706 Email Add:

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