Anne on the run

MANILA (Mabuhay) –Anne Curtis is known to join marathons. More than just to stay fit, however, she has aligned her passion with advocacy to help underprivileged children. The actress has organized the Heroes for Children Run 2015 in partnership with the United Nations...

PHL: Children risk death to dig and dive for gold

Child labor, health and mining laws need to be enforced: HR Watch (Manila, September 30, 2015) – The Philippine government is failing to protect children who dig and dive for gold in dangerous small-scale mines, Human Rights Watch said today in a new report and video, released...

Help us BOX A SMILE for 3,000 kids this Christmas

The LBC Foundation, in cooperation with Project Pearls, aims to move love this Christmas through its project BOX A SMILE. The LBC Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of LBC Express. Together with Project PEARLS, a non-profit organization, whose vision of seeking...

Study uncloaks quirks unique to kids’ memories

(Relaxnews) – While adults’ memories fade over time, kids can recall information in even better detail than they did just after learning it, according to a new study. “An implication is that kids can be smarter than we necessarily thought they could be,”...

The key to a healthy diet for children could be a matter of time

(Relaxnews) – Pupils that take a minimum of 25 minutes to lunch in the cafeteria are more prone to choose fruits and vegetables and will benefit from a much more balanced meal according to a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. In their...

Jackie Forster ‘tired’ of waiting for Andre, Kobe

“Maybe it’s time to let it go.” These were the words of former actress Jackie Forster when asked if she is willing to wait for Andre and Kobe Paras, her children with basketball star Benjie Paras, to welcome her back into their life. “At this point, I’ve asked for forgiveness for...

Filipino launches app that encourages creativity, more bonding time between child and parent

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman Have you ever noticed how your gadgets have become an integral part of your daily routine? Whether it’s a phone, a tablet, a laptop or a game console, these gadgets are being used daily by people of all ages, and have become so detrimental to one’s...

California governor toughens vaccinations rules

(Los Angeles–AFP) – California’s governor on Tuesday signed a bill toughening vaccination requirements for children, following a measles outbreak and outcry across the country. The new law will require all children to be immunized before entering kindergarten,...

Eight kids rescued in online sex abuse raid: PHL gov’t

Manila, Philippines (AFP) – Filipino police have freed eight children from a house in Manila where they were allegedly sold for prostitution and forced to have sex for an online audience, authorities said Thursday. Two people, including the alleged mastermind of the abuse...

Bonta Bill to modernize the state victim compensation program ok’d

AB 1140 protects victims of domestic violence, children, rehabilitated individuals, and victims of online crime (SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) announced today that his bill to modernize the California Victim Compensation Program passed the Assembly...