CHR, Child Psychologist Believe There’s Child Abuse On 6 Years Old Janjan

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Loretta Rosales and renowned child psychologist Dr. Honey Carandang believe there was child abuse in last month’s dancing incident involving 6-year-old boy “Janjan” in TV5’s “Willing Willie” game show.

The two based their assessment on Republic Act 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act, particularly Section 10 on “Other Acts of Neglect, Abuse, Cruelty or Exploitation and Other Conditions Prejudicial to the Child’s Development.”

Rosales said regulating agencies like the MTRCB and KBP should have a human rights-based approach in monitoring TV programs.

The CHR will also have a nationwide campaign on children’s rights to educate the public, specially the parents, not to treat children as mere commodities.