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Children on the frontline of Philippine conflicts

MANILA (UCAN): The Philippines is home to one of the longest-standing conflicts in southeast Asia. The complex narratives of various insurgent groups fighting the government include the use of children as combatants.
 
The United Nations (UN) says the recruitment and use of children during conflict is a severe violation of human rights and is condemned by the Security Council. But in many parts of the world children play a direct part in combat.
 

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No child soldiers please

MANILA (SE): Archbishop Martin Jumoad called on the Philippine government to act immediately to put an end to the recruitment of children by dissident groups as soldiers.

Speaking after being installed as archbishop of Ozamiz, CBCP News reported him as saying, “Our government must double its efforts to win the sympathy of our young people on the side of goodness.”

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