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Stop Child Abuse!

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Child Abuse, 80 % of children that die from abuse are under of the age of 4. As many 80% of young adults who had been abused met the diagnostic criteria for at least psychiatric disorder at age of 21.  Children in the Philippines are engaged in the worst forms of child labor, particularly in agriculture, domestic work, home based industries, prostitution, trafficking and pornography.  Between 1999 and 2008 12% of Filipino children took part in child labor. Throughout urban settings in the Philippines children live and work on the streets, scavenging, begging and engaging in other income generating activities. Nearly 70% of Rape victims are under age of 17.

 Many children have been abused by their parents, step mother/father, sibling or even strangers. Some died of physical and emotional problems, depressed because of so much pain and hurt. Suiciding because they don’t want to live anymore. They are being abuse because of financial problems, using of drugs, and depression. The children have been raped, killed or battered by their own relatives.  In the Philippines, Liezyl Margallo aka Shanon Carpio known as “Savage girl”, a 23 year old Filipina girl, the alleged live-in partner and cohort of Peter Scully, was nabbed in Malapascua, Daanbantayan in Cebu last Wednesday. Margallo is an alleged notorious child trafficker who helped run a gruesome international cyber pornography trade.  She has 16 pending arrest warrants in Cagayan de Oro City for purportedly luring female street children and young scavengers into her fold, forcing them to perform appaling sexual acts, torturing them and even killing one of the kids, while videotaping these children. Operatives of the National Bureu of Investigation (NBI) has arrested her who is alleged accomplice of an Australian pedophile accused of human trafficking, child abuse and child pornography. Behind that seemingly innocent look, however, lurks very disturbed and monstrous past that kept her on the run for nearly two years. They said that ‘’LiezylMargallo’’ of Daisy’s Destruction will soon face death penalty! Also in Barangay Perrelos, Carcar City, Cebu in the Philippines, Police arrested a suspected junkie for sexually abusing a four-month-old baby girl. The baby was found boodied and naked 30 meters from her home by a 60-year-old woman who went outside to pee at 1 a.m Thursday, February 9. 2016.  Chief Inspector Jose Liddaw, the city police chief, identified the suspect as ‘’Jonathan Marfe’’, a 40-year-old native of Bohol who was also involve in a rape case in the past. Before the incident happened on Thursday, Marfe joined his three friends in a drinking binge. One of Marfe’s friends said the suspect entered the house of the victim. Liddawa said their evidence is circumstantial in nature, but the testimony of Marfe’s friend is enough proof that the suspect was the one who took the infant, raped her and abandoned her in a coconut farm. Girlie Veloso, barangay councilor of Perrelos, Carcar, said the baby underwent a minor surgery to treat a minor laceration on her genitals at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center. The baby is now in a stable condition she added. This are some of the sexual abuse to children. According to Republic Act No. 7610 “Special Protection of children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act” It shall be the policy of the State to protect and rehabilitate children gravely threatened or endangered by circumstances which affect or will affect their survival and normal development and over which they have no control.The best interests of children shall be the paramount consideration in all actions concerning them, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities, and legislative bodies, consistent with the principle of First Call for Children as enunciated in the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child. Every effort shall be exerted to promote the welfare of children and enhance their opportunities for a useful and happy life.A s many as 2,147 cases of child abuse were reported to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the first quarter of this year, more than one–fourth of which was of a sexual nature. The figure was nearly half of the total 4,374 child abuse cases reported in the entire year of 2015, according to the Policy Development and Planning Bureau of the DSWD. In the first three months of 2016, most of the children were victims of sexual abuse, with 539 cases; followed by neglect, with 514 cases; abandonment, with 487 cases; sexual exploitation, 233 cases, and trafficking, 214 cases. There were 83 cases of physical abuse and maltreatment, 47 cases of illegal recruitment, and 13 cases of child labor, the DSWD said. Child sexual abuse involves not only violent sexual assault, but other sexual activities, including inappropriate touching, while child sexual exploitation involves some form of remuneration where the perpetrator benefits, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency. As the lead agency responsible for the protection of children, the DSWD said it was intensifying its programs against child abuse. “These include information dissemination against child abuse and implementation of psychosocial interventions geared toward the recovery, healing and reintegration of victims-survivors,” Taguiwalo said in a statement. Under the law, any person who reports a child abuse case shall be assured of confidentiality and anonymity, and be free from civil and administrative liability. But failure to report a child abuse case is punishable with a fine of not more than P2,000, or as may be determined by the court. 

Do you know that many children killed themselves because there cannot afford to be in physical, sexual and emotional abuse? Can you imagine millions of children are suffering from pain because someone’s abusing them. We, the youth’s wants to stop this social problem. We hope you realize how special a child is, don’t ever hurt them because all person don’ t deserve to be hurt, just imagine your love one’s who’s suffering from pain, It’s just the same like hurting children. Do you agree that people who will commit child abuse (social, sexual, emotional will be in line in death penalty?

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