enfants sans droits ; children without rights

They say that children is the hope of our future

If we adhere to this notion, then what do we say about the children in detention centers? I am referring to the nine holding centers in highly urbanized cities in Metro Manila and in Mindanao, respectively, that we have visited.  Albeit until now my organization, Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center (CLRDC),still monitors and continues to visit 5 holding centers. The children at the said centers are below 18 years of age, we still call them children by definition of Law.  These centers are also called shelter by local governments whatever their structure depicts. Continue reading