There are more than 37 million children in the Philippines and out of these are 10.7 million who are under 5 years of age.
Every year more than 2.2 million children are born but 2 out of 10 are never registered - meaning they are undocumented residents of the Philippines. There are no written reports to prove that they actually exist, yet the UNCRC says that "From the time you are born, you have the right to have a name and to be registered as a citizen in your country".
Seventy-three thousand (73,000) children in the Philippines die every year before the age of 5. Yet every child has the right to life, according to the UNCRC.
For every 10 children 2 live in extreme poverty with less than 1.25 US-dollars a day to live on. The Philippines has no law prohibiting corporal punishment. Yet, every child has the "right to protection against all forms of violence, including neglect, maltreatment and abuse. No child has the right to hurt or abuse another child", says the UNCRC.
Every child is protected from "hazardous child labour". All work is prohibited for children under 12 years old. According to the data from the World's Children's Prize 2.4 million children in the Philippines are working in hazardous environments - debt slavery, child soldiers, prostitution.
In the Philippines, despite that public primary and secondary schools are free, still 1 out of 10 could not go to school for many reasons.