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The challenge to protect children in 2019

The world in 2019 has to wake up to the prevalence of child sexual abuse and everyone has to act more decisively about it. Parents, politicians and citizens must be aware that this is a horrendous crime, and all must do much more to prevent it and rescue and cure the child victims, and bring the perpetrators to justice, convict and jail them.
 








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The care that children need

The vast majority of Filipinos love their children; they care for them, pamper and spoil them at times. They do everything to protect them and educate them, meet their needs and launch them on a career. There it seems to end for many. Love and care for children in general is not projected outside the extended family of the well off. It is clear the poor survive by helping each other stay alive. The dedicated few true Christians and Muslims work to help the abused and abandoned children but they are the few in a population of 107 million.








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The courageous testimony of brave young people

Makati, Metro Manila. The testimony of the five young boys in a Makati conference room on the 37th floor of a business tower was shocking and harrowing. Anyone reading the affidavits of the victims of Douglas Slade or listening to the sexual exploitation done by this grossly overweight, self-indulgent convicted British pedophile would cause anyone to cringe with disgust and revulsion. 
 








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The pain of abuse is always with us

Child abuse in all its cruel and insidious forms is the scourge of our society. It always has been and always will be unless more good people stop plugging their ears, turning away and denying that we are surrounded by pain-filled victims and survivors. 
 








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Are unhappy marriages here to stay?

 

Children make up 77 per cent of rape survivors in The Philippines and the crime occurs at a rate of two every minute.

Data released last year by the National Police shows rape cases surged by 63.5 per cent to 8,288, up from 5,069 recorded in the first six months of 2014.