The Child and Youth Welfare Code Republic Act Introduction Children’s right to protection from Nearest Police Station/Philippine National Police 3. THE CHILD AND YOUTH WELFARE CODE. I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution. 24 Feb Otherwise Known as the Family Code of the Philippines, Nullifying the , Otherwise Known as the Child and Youth Welfare Code.

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It shall be their duty to know the child’s friends and their activities and to prevent him from falling into bad company. Provided, further, That any property received gratuitously by the adopted from the adopter child and youth welfare code of the philippines revert to the adopter should the former predecease the latter without legitimate issue unless the adopted has, during his lifetime, alienated such property: Violation of this provision shall subject the hospital, clinic, institution, or physician who fails to make such report to a fine of not more than two thousand pesos.

Where the adopted child has reached the age of majority, the revocation or rescission, if and when granted by the court, shall release him from all obligations to his adopting parents and shall extinguish all his rights against them: Said Council shall have authority to promulgate the necessary rules and regulations for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Code.

Provided, That Articles up to inclusive on Adoption, are hereby expressly repealed and replaced by Section B of this Chapter.

Commercial and advertisements and trailers which are improper for children under eighteen years of age due to their advocating or unduly suggesting violence, vices, crimes and immorality, shall not be shown in any movie theater where the main feature is for general patronage nor shall they be child and youth welfare code of the philippines or shown during or immediately before and after any television or radio program for children.

In any case covered by this article, the youthful offender shall be credited in the service of his sentence with the full time spent in actual commitment and detention effected under the provisions of this Chapter. Whenever possible, parents shall accompany their children to the regular devotions of their Church and other religious ceremonies. Children With Cerebral Palsy. Neither management nor any collective bargaining union shall threaten or coerce working children to join, continue or withdraw as members of such union.

Title xode Scope of Code. All churches may yout religious instruction in public and private elementary and secondary schools, subject to the requirements of the Constitution and existing laws. Existing as well as proposed programs of the above-named agencies as well as other government and private child and youth welfare agencies as may be hereafter created shall be implemented by such agencies: If the court finds that child and youth welfare code of the philippines disclosure of the information is necessary for purposes connected with or arising out of the adoption and will be for the best interests of the child, the court may permit the necessary information to be released, restricting the purposes for which it may be used.

Classification of Mental Retardation. Provided, That he is in a phipippines to support and care for his legitimate, legitimated, acknowledged natural children, or natural children by legal fiction, or other illegitimate children, in keeping with the means, both material and otherwise, of the family.


Staff arrangements must also be made for continuing supervision of the children staying in family homes so long as the children remain in the thee custody of the agency. The administrator must be a competent person qualified by education or experience or both to serve as such. The private sector shall be given all the necessary inducement and encouragement to establish such classes or child and youth welfare code of the philippines.

Commencement of Civil Personality. All children shall have the free access to adequate dental and medical services.

Non-disclosure of Birth Records. Whenever a child is found delinquent by any court, the father, mother or guardian may be judicially admonished.

In all cases, the person, agency or institution having legal custody of child and youth welfare code of the philippines child shall be furnished with a copy of the petition and shall be given the opportunity to be heard.

School Plants and Facilities. In case of the absence or death of either parent, the present or surviving parent shall continue to exercise parental authority over such children, unless in case of the surviving parent’s remarriage, the court, for justifiable reasons, appoints another person as guardian. In all cases of adoption the adopter must be at least fifteen years older than the person to be adopted.

When a license also serves as a child-placement agency, it shall maintain a staff equipped by training to make thorough studies of every prospective family home. In such hearing, the court shall not be bound by the technical rules of evidence. Provided, That in the absence of any such center or agency within a reasonable distance from the venue of the trial, the provincial, city and municipal jail child and youth welfare code of the philippines provide quarters for youthful offenders separate from other detainees.

No license shall be granted unless the purpose of function of the agency is clearly defined and stated in writing. However, when conflicting interests arise among child placement agencies the court shall order the change of commitment of the child. Petition for Involuntary Commitment of a Child: Duties of the Samahan. Civic Associations of Adults. The examination and treatment papers shall form part of the record of the case of the youthful offender. Responsible Staff of Employees. He can likewise attain a primary grade level of education if he receives effective instruction.

Consequently, child and youth welfare code of the philippines member of the family should strive to make the home a wholesome and harmonious place as its atmosphere and conditions will greatly influence the child’s development.

Book Four Articles Such agency or individual may intervene in adoption proceedings in such manner as shall best inure to the child’s welfare. In cases involving his discipline, the child shall be given a chance to present his side.

Many of the educable retardates may reach 5th or 6th grade educational level and can develop occupational skills which chilc result in partial or complete economic independence in adulthood. Vocational rehabilitation qnd manpower conservation agencies shall train disabled children for specialized types of jobs, services and business which could be cose only by them and shall help provide opportunities for their future occupational placement: Revocation or Suspension of License.

Care and Maintenance of Youthful Offender. Provided, finally, That in the last case, child and youth welfare code of the philippines the adopted leave no property other than that received from the adopter, and he is survived by illegitimate issue or a spouse, such illegitimate issue collectively or the spouse shall receive one-fourth of such property; if the adopted is survived by illegitimate issue and a spouse, then the former collectively shall receive one-fourth and the latter also one-fourth, the rest ov any case reverting to the adopter, observing in the case of the illegitimate issue the proportion provided for in Article of the Civil Code.

Primary Right of Parents. Other institutions, like child and youth welfare code of the philippines school, the church, the guild, and the community in general, should assist the home and the State in the endeavor to prepare the child for the responsibilities of adulthood. Provided, That no more than two of them shall be under three years of age.

Regional Child Welfare Agencies.