iLIKE (I Live, Inform, Educate: Karapatan Para sa Kabataan) 2013: A Global Child Rights Day Celebration

Last November, the Good Neighbors International Philippines held the Global Child Rights Day Celebration with a variety of events and festivities.

 iLIKE (I Live, Inform, Educate: Karapatan Para sa Kabataan) 2013: A Global Child Rights Day Celebrationilike-3

iLIKE (I Live, Inform, Educate: Karapatan Para sa Kabataan) 2013: A Global Child Rights Day Celebration  

Mural Painting Contest

This was conducted between November 6 and 8 simultaneously in four GNIP community development project areas in Prieto-Diaz (Sorsogon), Gigmoto (Catanduanes), Tingloy (Batangas), and Laak (Compostela Valley). The goal, of course, was to promote the rights of the children through public art, and at the same time make the communities aware of their roles in child protection.



Conducted last November 21 in partnership with the Child Rights Network (CRN), the forum aimed to discuss one of the issues  concerning children, that is, birth registration. The forum presented a study on birth registration situations in the Philippines and also the proposed amendments of the civil registration act, which will be lobbied through Congress.

Theme: Towards Achieving Universal Birth Registration in the Philippines: A Forum on Proposed Amendments of the 1930 Civil Registration Act

Around 60 participants coming from the House of Representatives, the national government agencies, the local government, and civic society organizations attended the forum.




Photo Exhibit: Images of murals created by the students who participated in the mural painting contest conducted in some of the community development project areas of Good Neighbors International Philippines.


Photo Exhibit: The works of art of the young people who participated in the poster-making contest during the Children’s Month Celebration at the House of Representatives last October 21, 2013.

Other photos were provided by the Child Rights Network through its Secretariat—the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development Foundation Inc.



Article 7 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that “every child shall have the right from birth to a name, the right to acquire a nationality, and the right to know and be cared for by their parents.”

According to an NSO data in 2007, an estimated of 3.5 million Filipinos are unregistered, in which 2.6 million are children.

The absence of a birth certificate puts children to more risks, makes them vulnerable to exploitation and abuses, and also limits them from accessing social services and benefits. Let us support free birth registration in the Philippines.

The child rights campaign was also done back-to-back with the campaign to help the survivors of supertyphoon Yolanda, especially in Eastern Samar and Leyte.

I LIKE Concert


The Jhocson Tribe beats their drums and sets up the mood as the participants start to gather in the concert area.

The hosts, Vince Golangco, founder of WhenInManila.

com and Trish Roque, news correspondent of News5 AKSYON, vibe up the concert.

The rain did not stop these cool people from coming to the concert. Let the rock-n-rolling begin!


Mr. Ann Hung Goo presents the Certificate of Recognition to Mr. Res Demdam of Kurit-Lagting, the second prize winner of the Fansign Contest. Other winners are Mr. Julio Cruz Santos (not in the photo) who won the first prize, and Mr. Regner Almojuela Jr. (right) who won the third prize.

It was a successful and fun event, thanks to everyone who helped and participated!

iLIKE (I Live, Inform, Educate: Karapatan Para sa Kabataan) 2013: A Global Child Rights Day Celebration