Children's Emergency Relief And Protection Act of 2016
Due to our country’s location along the Ring of Fire or the typhoon belt, the Philippines is prone to natural disasters such as strong typhoons, earthquakes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. These disasters have caused widespread destruction and most vulnerable to these calamities are the children. With this in mind, Sen. Bong Revilla co-authored the Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act of 2016.
This Act mandates the state to create and implement a strategic plan of action to help and protect children in times of disaster. The main thrust of the act is consistent with the United Nations Convention on Children’s Rights. During times of need, the state assures that children will have access to shelter, immediate care, and assistance in family reunification.