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DepEd launches cyber safety campaign for children

The Department of Education (DepEd) has launched a campaign aimed at educating education stakeholders on how to keep children safe online......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 15th, 2018

DSWD, Partner Agencies, NGOs Step Up Anti-Child Pornography Campaign

Child online sexual abuse and cyber bullying are some of the dangers lurking in the worldwide web which threaten the safety of children. Because various types of information is now easily accessible, more and more... The post DSWD, Partner Agencies, NGOs Step Up Anti-Child Pornography Campaign appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

Comprehensive school safety program launched

A comprehensive school safety program was launched by the Department of Education (DepEd) yesterday in a bid to reduce risks of natural and human-induced hazards to school children......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Findings show mass vaccination of children premature, says Gordon

  Sen. Richard Gordon on Thursday said the findings of a new study on Dengvaxia sustained his position that the acquisition of Sanofi's dengue vaccine by the Aquino administration was done in haste and without enough safety study.   Published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, the analysis confirmed that Dengvaxia increases the risk of hospitalization and severe dengue in children who had not been previously infected by the mosquito-borne virus.   In November 2015, the Aquino administration bought Dengvaxia supplies from Sanofi for P3 billion and launched a massive immunization campaign in April 2016.   But last November, the...Keep on reading: Findings show mass vaccination of children premature, says Gordon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Website promoting children’s cyber safety launched

An online hub seeking the protection of children against online sexual abuse and exploitation was launched in time with the observance of National Information and Communications Technology Month this June......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Israel in uproar over Argentina pre-World Cup friendly snub

By Aron Heller, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — The sports-crazed nation of Israel was in uproar Wednesday over Argentina's abrupt cancellation of a World Cup warmup match following pro-Palestinian protests, with some of the country's leaders accusing Lionel Messi and his teammates of caving to terrorism. Israel was eagerly awaiting the sold-out international friendly scheduled for Saturday night at Jerusalem's Teddy Kollek Stadium and the arrival of some of the world's best players. Argentina is one of the most popular national teams among Israelis and fans had been scrambling to get a chance to see Messi in person. But after a fierce Palestinian campaign, which included images of Argentina's white and sky-blue striped jersey stained with red paint resembling blood and threats to burn Messi posters, Argentina's football federation announced it was skipping the event. Claudio Tapia, president of the Argentine Football Association, apologized for cancelling the match but said the safety of the players was at stake. "What has happened in the last 72 hours, the actions, the threats that have occurred have led us to take the decision not to travel," he said during a news conference in Barcelona, where the Argentine team is training prior to the start of the World Cup next week. "(We) apologize to the Israeli community. It's nothing against the Israeli community, the Jewish community and I would like everyone to take this decision as a contribution to world peace," he said. "In the end, they've done the right thing, and this is behind us," Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain told ESPN. "Health and common sense come first. We felt that it wasn't right to go." Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Argentine President Mauricio Macri and urged him to intervene, to no avail. Later Wednesday, Israel's Sports Ministry said a "negotiation" about the match was underway, perhaps in hopes of salvaging it, but gave no further details. "It's unfortunate the soccer knights of Argentina did not withstand the pressure of the Israeli-hating inciters, whose only goal is to harm our basic right to self-defense and bring about the destruction of Israel," said Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. "We will not yield before a pack of anti-Semitic terrorist supporters." The head of the Palestinian football association, Jibril Rajoub, had called on Arab soccer fans to burn Messi posters and T-shirts if he participated. He has long tried to get soccer's world governing body, FIFA, and the International Olympic Committee to impose sanctions against Israel. Rajoub believes Israel should be punished for restricting movement of Palestinian players, and for forming teams in West Bank settlements. Rajoub had also objected to holding the match in Jerusalem, whose eastern sector the Palestinians claim as their capital. Although the Kollek stadium is in west Jerusalem, it is located in a neighborhood built where a Palestinian village once stood before it was destroyed in the war surrounding Israel's independence in 1948. Following the move, he held a press conference in Ramallah featuring a picture of him with Messi and a sign reading: "From Palestine, thank you Messi." Rajoub had accused Israel of playing politics with the game, by moving it from its original location in Haifa to Jerusalem, and by trying to link it to celebrations surrounding Israel's 70th anniversary. He called it a victory for "ethics and values" of sports. "They tried to use sport as a tool for political ends, and for this I think, they failed," Rajoub said. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said it was a sad morning for Israeli sports fans, including his own grandchildren. "But there are values that are greater than even Messi. The politicization of the Argentinean move worries me greatly," he said. Opposition figures, however, accused Israel's headline-seeking sports minister Miri Regev of bringing on the politicization of the sporting event by insisting on moving the game from Haifa to contested Jerusalem and by trying to orchestrate a politicized photo-op with Messi. Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed the area in a move that is not internationally recognized. Israel considers the entire city to be its capital, while the Palestinians seek east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state. Regev rejected the backlash at a press conference Wednesday evening saying "there is no bigger lie" than claims her decision to hold the match in Jerusalem aided in its cancellation. She said the Argentinians had not objected and that Messi himself had wanted to visit sacred Christian and Jewish sites in the holy city. Regev said the match was canceled following "threats by terror elements sent to Messi and his family and to other players." Opposition leader Isaac Herzog called the snub a "spectacular own goal" by Regev that delivered victory to boycotters of the Jewish State. Labor Party leader Avi Gabbay called for a police investigation into Regev's "corrupt conduct." "We just absorbed a shot in the face. This is not just sports," he tweeted. "This, unfortunately, could start an international tsunami." Regev claimed that "terrorist" groups had made threats against Argentina's players and their families, sending them images of dead children, though she gave no further evidence. She accused members of the Israeli parliament, or Knesset, of backing the boycott advocates. "Unfortunately, we have Trojan Horses in the Knesset who give headwind to terrorism," she said. The Palestinian militant Islamic group Hamas praised Argentina for canceling the game. Spokesman Husam Badran said Hamas "applauds" the move and reiterated its position that rejects "all forms of normalization" with the Jewish state. A senior official at the Argentine Football Federation said the national team decided to call off the match with Israel after receiving threats from Hamas. The official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity due to safety concerns, did not provide evidence or details of the alleged threats. A Hamas official mocked reports that the group had threatened the players, calling them unrealistic, and saying they don't deserve a comment. The Hamas official was not authorized to comment in the issue and also spoke on condition of anonymity. Hamas is sworn to Israel's destruction and has ruled Gaza with an iron fist since it took over the territory in 2007. Israel and the United States consider it a terror organization for its bombings, shooting and rocket attacks targeting civilians. Israel has largely fended off the boycott campaign with only a small number of artists and organizations shunning the country. Argentina's snubbing would appear to be the boycott movement's greatest achievement thus far. The grassroots movement advocates boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel in what supporters say is a way to promote Palestinian rights through nonviolent means. Israel says the campaign goes beyond Israeli occupation of lands claimed by the Palestinians and masks a deeper aim of delegitimizing or even destroying the country. It has formed a government ministry whose primary mission is to combat the boycott movement. The Argentinean move, which featured on the front pages of all the major Israeli dailies, raised fears that it could serve as a template for future boycotts of Jerusalem, most notably next year's scheduled hosting of the popular Eurovision song contest. The Palestinians celebrated the cancellation as a major triumph. Israeli organizers said an offer had been floated to have the game played in Barcelona instead, but it was highly unlikely. "I think sports should never be involved with politics," said Shahaf Ashraga, a fan in Jerusalem. "It just makes me sad to think that the game has to be canceled because of the Palestinian pressure." Argentina opens its Group D campaign in Russia against Iceland on June 16. It then plays Croatia on June 21 and Nigeria on June 26. It is unclear whether Argentina will play another warmup, or if it will arrive in Moscow ahead of schedule. ___ Associated Press writers Debora Rey and Victor Caivano in Buenos Aires, Argentina, contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Department of Health launches anti-measles campaign

Amid rising measles cases nationwide, the Department of Health yesterday launched the “Ligtas Tigdas” campaign, which provides free vaccination against the potentially deadly infection among young children......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

BFP Koronadal involves children in fire safety awareness

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Mar 20 (PIA) -- In an effort to involve youth in the nationwide campaign on fire prevention and disaster awareness, the Bureau of Fire Protecion - Koronadal visited dif.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

BFP Koronadal involves children in fire safety awareness

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Mar 20 (PIA) -- In an effort to involve youth in the nationwide campaign on fire prevention and disaster awareness, the Bureau of Fire Protecion - Koronadal visited dif.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Hussein detained for one year – Al Jazeera

When his daughter Hagar graduated from high school, Mahmoud Hussein clipped articles from newspapers about universities from the confines of his prison cell. He wanted to be there for Hagar as she was about to embark on a new journey – higher education, and inform her of the best choices. “When I visited, I found that he’d made a list of universities that are suitable for her,” says Zahra Hussein, Hagar’s sister. At 23 years old, Zahra is the second oldest of Hussein’s nine children. Wednesday marks one year since Egypt arrested the Al Jazeera journalist, who is now 51 years old having celebrated a recent birthday at Cairo’s Tora prison. To date, Hussein has not been formally charged. “We’re all unable to adjust,” says Zahra. “The house is dead. Dad is under arrest, so there is no happiness coming in.”  An Egyptian national who was based in Qatar, Hussein was stopped and questioned for 15 hours by authorities, after travelling to Cairo on holiday last December 20.  He was accused of “incitement against state institutions and broadcasting false news with the aim of spreading chaos”, allegations he, his lawyers and Al Jazeera strongly deny. He is in poor physical and mental condition and is being denied adequate medical treatment. After he fractured his arm last summer, officials refused to let Hussein undergo surgery or have his cast changed. Human rights groups say there are currently around 60,000 political prisoners in Egypt, many of whom have disappeared. There are at least 20 journalists currently languishing in Egyptian prisons, according to a new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. “I go through many phases of depression, and then I feel that I can’t continue,” says Zahra, who has adopted the role of family caretaker since her father’s arrest. As Hussein was being branded a “terrorist who works for Al Jazeera” by Egypt’s media, her bosses sacked her, saying they could not risk keeping her employed. She now works from home as a freelance translator. “I never wanted to be placed in this terrifying situation. I’ve always had this comforting idea that dad’s here. If any problem arises, dad will solve it.”  As part of his imprisonment, Hussein spent around three months in solitary confinement before being moved to a cell with other prisoners.   At the time of his arrest, Sherif Mansour of CPJ said: “Egyptian authorities are waging a systematic campaign against Al Jazeera, consisting of arbitrary arrest, censorship, and systematic harassment.” Al Jazeera Media Network has said it “rejects all the baseless allegations against Hussein, and condemns the unfair detention, in addition to obtaining false confessions by force. Furthermore, the network holds the Egyptian authorities responsible for Hussein’s safety and well-being”. Hussein is the oldest of nine siblings and hails from a village within the Giza governorate. The first member of his family to attend school, he has two degrees from Cairo University – one in political science, and another in law. “I loved school very much,” he told Al Jazeera in a March 2016 interview for an internal staff magazine. “I used to be top of my class through high school.” In 1988, Hussein started his journalism career as politics editor with the Cairo-based Sawt al-Arab Radio (Voice of Arabs Radio). He later became a broadcaster at the station.   During his years in radio, he also worked for several research centres in Egypt. He joined the state-run Nile TV in 1997 as a political affairs correspondent, before later being promoted as the channel’s head of correspondents.   During his years in radio, he also worked for several research centres in Egypt. He joined the state-run Nile TV in 1997 as a political affairs correspondent, before later being promoted as the channel’s head of correspondents. He spent years in Palestine where he interviewed Yasser Arafat, former chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), and covered major events such as Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2006.  He then worked with several Arabic news channels, eventually becoming Sudan TV’s Cairo bureau chief. During those years, Hussein also taught at the Radio and Television Institute in Cairo, giving courses on news production and editing.  In 2010, Hussein joined Al Jazeera’s Cairo bureau as a correspondent, after freelancing for the network. He covered Egypt’s 2011 revolution which toppled former President Hosni Mubarak and the events that followed, up until the closing of Al Jazeera’s Cairo bureau in 2013. He then moved to Al Jazeera’s headquarters in Doha, where he worked as a news producer. Hussein is someone “who knows how news is made”, says Majed Khedr, his manager in Doha. Sitting in Al Jazeera Arabic’s bustling newsroom, Khedr remembers Hussein’s ability to lighten the mood in a stressful work environment. “What is unique about Mahmoud is his fun spirit. He has a good sense of humour,” Khedr says. “He always brought food, and it was usually Egyptian food …This was Mahmoud’s spirit, God bless him.  “His name is still in our daily work schedule because we are still convinced he is with us.” Anas Zaki, a news editor at Al Jazeera Arabic, described Hussein as someone who “was always there for his friends”. The pair studied at university together and have been friends for more than 30 years. If someone called Hussein in distress late at night, he would rush to their house and “never make him feel like he sacrificed his sleep or comfort”, Zaki says. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

DepEd XI to assess school buildings for safety

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 February) &'8212; In-house teams of the Department of Education in Region XI will conduct rapid assessment of school buildings to ensure the safety of children after a 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit Davao City on Thursday morning, an official said. “Every month, a DepEd team monitors school buildings and receives requests for rehabilitation [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2017

Globe Launches 'CyberPinoy Cyberwellness Campaign to Promote Online Health and Safety

Globe Launches 'CyberPinoy Cyberwellness Campaign to Promote Online Health and Safety.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 25th, 2017

GOV SUSPENDS CLASSES, INSPECT FLOOD & LANDSLIDE AREAS…

Gov Edgar M. Chatto declared suspension of classes today, January 17, from kindergarten, elementary &'38; high school in both public &'38; private schools in consultation with PAGASA &'38; DEPED. This will ensure safety of school children with the rise of flood waters yesterday in many areas of the province. Upon arrival from Davao City where [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Afghanistan launches polio drive in former IS areas

KABUL: Afghanistan launched a polio vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at reaching children in areas previously controlled by Islamic State group militants, officials said. Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only two countries in the world where polio rem.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 29th, 2016

Volkswagen to hold Child Safety Initiative tours in Robinsons Malls

Volkswagen Philippines is stepping up its award-winning Child Safety Initiative (CSI) campaign this August to November 2016 by holding five mall tours in various urban centers. The campaign introduces early childhood safety awareness to children and impar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 25th, 2016

ePLDT launches solutions against cyber criminals

ePLDT launches solutions against cyber criminals.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Amid measles outbreak, Duterte appeals for children’s immunization

MANILA, Philippines --- Amid a measles outbreak in the capital and other regions of the country, President Rodrigo Duterte has taken a direct hand in the information campaign that seeks to restore the public's confidence in the government's immunization program. In a short message aired over state-run PTV-4 on Friday, Duterte called on the parents to have their children vaccinated to avoid the highly communicable disease. "Mga kababayan, dumadami ang kaso ng tigdas at ang komplikasyon nito ay mamatay ka. Sa mga anak natin, bakuna lamang ang tanging paraan makaiwas sa sakit na ito," Duterte said. (Countrymen, measles cases are rising, and its complications are fatal. Vaccination ...Keep on reading: Amid measles outbreak, Duterte appeals for children’s immunization.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

World diplomats condemn attacks on press freedom in the Philippines

International diplomats have condemned the attacks against press freedom in the Philippines and expressed their support for veteran journalist Maria Ressa, chief of Rappler, following her arrest over cyber libel charges on February 13. Chrystia Freeland Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, joined in the hashtag campaign #StandWithMariaRessa as she expressed how “deeply troubled” she […] The post World diplomats condemn attacks on press freedom in the Philippines appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

DOH, DepEd create task force for measles outbreak response in schools

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Education (DepEd) created a task force to address the rising number of measles cases in the country, focused on children who are among the most vulnerable to the disease. The joint task force seeks to set guidelines for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Maria Ressa arrested for cyber libel | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa is arrested for cyber libel early Wednesday, evening, February 13. Government agencies are implementing a quick mass immunization campaign amid the measles outbreak. The Commission on Elections or Comelec junks petitions to block the reelection bid of Senator Koko Pimentel. The Hollywood Reporter says ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

LOOK: Sara Duterte’s ‘Hugpong’ launches campaign for Senate bets

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga --- As the campaign period for the May elections officially started, presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) launched on Tuesday a campaign caravan here for its 13 senatorial candidates.   Hundreds of supporters flocked the Capitol Compound in Barangay Sto. Nioto witness the launch.   HNP endorses the following senatorial candidates for the upcoming elections: Senators Cynthia Villar, Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, JV Ejercito, and Sonny Angara; and former Senators Jinggoy Estrada, and Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr.   The political party is also campaigning for former Special Assistant to th...Keep on reading: LOOK: Sara Duterte’s ‘Hugpong’ launches campaign for Senate bets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019