BANTAY BATA, a well known
charity in the Philippines, focuses on rescuing and providing shelter to
abused children, mostly in the Greater Manila area. Backed by television
network ABS-CBN , their successful programs get plenty of media attention
.Not too long ago two girls were rescued from their home after the younger
sibling was doused with boiling water by her father when she failed to prepare
his meal. Horror stories like this abound and are staple news in local newspapers.
Bantay Bata handles about 2400 cases a year, and thanks to financial assistance
coming from organizations like the Filipino Children’s Foundation, many
of the victims are now getting help.
In the past two years the Filipino Children’s Foundation has contributed
four thousand dollars to Bantay Bata.