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AKAP sa BATA ng mga GURO KALINGA Inc. – AKAP Bata Inc.
Contact Person/s: Arlene Brosas, Executive Director
Address: 2002 Jesus St., Caritas-Manila Compound, Pandacan, Manila, Philippines 1011
Tel/Fax Number: (02) 561-2568 / (02) 561-2568

http://www.akapbata.org, akapbata@yahoo.com

Organization Type: Private
Organization Function: Service delivery,Training (including non-formal education), Advocacy,Multi-media materials development, Media/Information dissemination
Year Founded: It was established and incorporated in 2002
Most Rev. Deogracias Iñiguez Bishop of the Diocese of Caloocan
Rev. Fr. Anton C.T. Pascual, Executive Director of Caritas-Manila
Bishop Eliezer Pascua and Bishop Gabriel Garol of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines

Development workers Nathaniel Ty, Isabelita Sesante, and Gloria Mallillin

Primary Purposes: To uphold the rights of, and provide concrete services to, poor children, as well as mobilize poor communities for the care of children and be catalysts for social change.
Sources of Fund Support: Donors, Partners/Collaborators, Fees/charges for services, Income-generating projects, Other (Please specify) contributions from parents
Former names and Acronyms:  
Membership and Affiliations:
Anti-Child Pornography Alliance – Secretariat contact address c/o Akap Bata
Children’s Network Against Corruption and Deceipt – Secretariat contact address c/o Akap Bata

HIV-AIDS support network – c/o Norfil Foundation Inc.: #16 Mother Ignacia Ave. cor. Roces Ave, Quezon City

Collaborating Partners/Area of Collaboration:
SERVE Ireland - ECCD and child protection
Asian Dev’t. Bank - Feeding program
Nando Peretti Foundation - ECCD
Presbyterian Hunger Program - Feeding program
Rotary Club of Pasay Cyber City - ECCD
Pondo ng Pinoy - ECCD
Cartias-Manila and Assissi Foundation - Feeding Program
Metrobank Foundation - Daycare Workers Dev’t Program
United Church of Christ in the Phil. - ECCD
Cultural Center of the Phil. - ECCD
Council for the Welfare of Children - Child Protection (child porn)
ECPAT - Child Protection (child porn)
Optical Media Board - Child porn
Department of Education-NCR - Child porn
College of Saint Benilde-DLSU - ECCD/Community Extension

Philippine Women’s University - Community Extension

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The goal of the organization is to advance and protect the rights of poor children by developing programs for early child care and development, enhancing community, especially women’s, participation and enhancing and promoting child participation.

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Program Service Primary Participants
Early Child Education and Dev’t children, daycare workers, parents
Child Protection Advocacy daycare workers, parents, children
Women Empowerment & Community Involvement Mothers/parents, daycare workers
Child Health and Nutrition children, daycare workers, community health workers, parents

Area of Operation:

Regional (Specify region) NCR, Region III (Bulacan), Region IV-A (Rizal), CAR (Baguio), Region VI (Aklan and Antique), Region VII (Cebu)

Physical Resources:

Regional (Specify region) NCR, Region III (Bulacan), Region IV-A (Rizal), CAR (Baguio), Region VI (Aklan and Antique), Region VII (Cebu)

Human Resources:

Executive officers, Strategic planners, Policy makers, Content experts, Advocacy experts, Communication/ Media specialists, Learning activity, Content developers, Educators/Trainers, Community, Networking specialists, Programmers
Field workers

Information Communication Resources:

Library, Access to databases of other CRC organizations, Internet connection, Website

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Implemented projects related to CRC

Strategy tools


Review of ECCD Law Implementation
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Networking
  • Social Mobilization
  • Formation of a legislators’ support network in the HOR called Philippine Legislators Action Committee for Children, which was instrumental in pushing for the eventual establishment of the House Committee on Children
Promoting Community Involvement in ECCD
  • Education-awareness
  • Social Mobilization
  • Capacity building



  • Recruitment of volunteer daycare workers/teachers from trained women/mother

  • Women’s involvement thru participation in local organizations, formation of local feeding committees, and DC worker recruitment

  • Development of a locally produced food supplement called Nutrimeal.
Education and Social Mobilization for Policy Formulation against Child Pornography
  • Education-awareness
  • Social Mobilization
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Provided adequate information on the issue of child porn to high school students, teachers, parents and other local community sectors

  • Lobbied for the passage of the Anti-Child Porn Law in Congress which has now reached the Bi-Cameral Conference session
Promoting Child Rights Education Education-awareness
  • Garnered partners for children’s programs and projects

  • Garnered volunteers for field work

  • Promoted education for LGUs on the law-mandated BCPCs

Accomplishments :
Sustained flow of volunteer care teachers in the local communities 2002-present The organization working actively at the local community level through the diligent efforts of volunteers who have been activated from community participation efforts, especially the women
Serviced thousands of children fro urban poor communities
Facilitated the moving up of daycare children from indigent communities from pre-school to formal primary school. Provided health and nutrition programs to poor children and their families.
Accreditation of DC workers 2005 The organization painstakingly lobbied for the DC workers to be accredited who are working in areas mostly with extreme indigent conditions which the department refuse to give recognition.

Regional formation
  From operating only in Metro Manila between ___, the organization started expanding to other regions including, to date,
Spearheaded the formation of the Philippine Legislators’ Action Committee for Children (PLACC) 2006 Akap Bata worked to convene and advocate amongst sympathetic Congressmen for the promotion of children’s rights who saw the need for an organized voice of legislators calling for such, and the eventual formation of the House Committee on Children.

Anti-Child Porn Policy Formulation Advocacy


From having the anti-child porn bills passed the 1st-3rd readings of the separate chambers of Congress, to the current stage of Bi-Cameral conference hearings, a comprehensive anti-child porn law in the Philippines is in the offing.

Emerging Issues:

Policy implementation and budget allocation to effectively implement ECCD law
Promoting child health and nutrition (in the immediate, reducing/eradicating child deaths due to malnutrition and other curable diseases)
Promoting the social and economic rights of poor children, including their families, especially in the event of a global economic crisis
Promoting indigenous children’s rights

Promoting child protection issues related to the two optional protocols of the CRC

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Capacity for CRC work

Yes, our experience has clearly shown we have achieved quite significantly particularly in the area of working for policy advocacy which also involves a strong network of civil society groups and local community participation. We have also been consistent in promoting child participation in advocating children’s rights issues.


Grassroots community participation

Needs further improvement in working with Gos
Coalition building/networking  
Generating media attention for public info  
Legislative advocacy  
University-based institution


Ways to Address Issues
Patronage/transactional politics Enhancing local community involvement to challenge traditional politics from the local level up
Gender discrimination and adult discriminatory behavior to child participationLack of political will Awareness-raising through education advocacy


Title/Year Produced
Subject Matter
Intended Audience
Sa Sinapupunan ng Lansangan/2006 Urban Poor Children and ECCD video documentary LGUs, POs/NGOs/ FBOs and other civic groups in the local community
Not One More Child/2009 Child Pornography Tarpaulin Posters Legislators, LGUs, POs/NGOs, educational institutions
Anti-Child Porn Manual/2009 Child Porn Manual Children, Parents, Teachers and other potential Advocates
And Mahahalang Tungkulin ng Magulang, Komunidad at Pamahalaan sa Proteksyon at Pagpapaunlad ng mga Bata ECCD and Community Involvement Flip Chart Local community sectors
Mga Batayang Kaalaman Hinggil sa HIV at AIDS HIV and AIDS Flip Chart Parents, LGU

Materials Acccessible on website Website Links

Sa Sinapupunan ng Lansangan

(Part 1) http://www.vimeo.com/3154833;

(Part 2) http://www.vimeo.com/315621


Online Activities/Applications Used

Social networking (Friendster, Myspace, Facebook, etc.)

  • Uploading video on YouTube and similar sites
  • Uploading materials (video, audio, photos graphics) on website
  • Downloading materials (video, audio, music, photos, graphics) from the web


Organizations Providing Complementary Services:

Services Nature of Collaboration Location
Rotary Club Child health and education services Manila
Council for the welfare of Children Social mobilization advocacy and education Manila
ECPAT Social mobilization advocacy and education Manila

Organizations Providing Similar Services:

Services Nature of Collaboration Location
Caritas Manila child health and education services Manila
Pondo ng Pinoy child health and education services Manila

Other Organization currently working or worked with:

Organization Name Contact Person/s Contact Number
Serve Ireland Mr. David Nolan +353 (0)1 6434601
Asian Dev’t Bank Ms. Susan Onday +632-4444 ext.70293
Caritas-Manila Rev. Fr. Anton C.T. Pascual +632-563-9308
Council for the Welfare of Children Ms. Connie Salcedo +632-781-1039

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