“Abandoned Children in the Philippines, Do They Still Have Hope”?

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“Abandoned Children in the Philippines, Do they still have Hope”?

A Term Paper

Presented to

Ms. Jovy D. Elimanao
English Instructor
Interface Computer College

In Partial Fufillment
Of the requirements for the subject
English 2

By
Karen Jane Marie Claus
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

March 30, 2011
Introduction
All of us need a family to guide us. What if they’ll be also the one to destroy our hope? Being a child with no family do they still have hope?
Hospicio de San Jose located in San Miguel Manila is one of the sanctuaries of abandoned, exploited, neglected, abused and indigent infants as well as indigent senior citizens. This institution is managed by the daughters of charity located within the
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III. Child Abuse
Compton’s (2008), stated that the willful infliction of pain and suffering upon children is known as child abuse and is treated by society as serious crime. Children are so extremely vulnerable and defenseless, it is thought that no exuse is possible for mistreating them. Even so, abuse is thought to be widespread. Despite strict laws against it. It sometimes goes unreported and unpunished. This can happen when adults overlook the evidence or when child victims do not complain because of shame or fear of retaliation.
Prior to 1970’s, the term child abuse normally referred only to physical mistreatmant. Most definitions now identify for general categories of child abuse: (1) Physical abuse, which include hitting, punching, shaking, or beating a child, even if the perpetrator did not intend to cause injury; (2) Emotional abuse, which may take various forms, including unjustified verval abuse (such keeping a child locked up in a closet); (3) Sexual abuse, which includes in appropriate touching, other forms of molestation, rape and insest; and (4) Neglect, which includes the failure to provide proper shelter, nourishment, medical treatment, or emotional support. Behavior that is otherwise punishable may be exempted from the laws in certain circumtances. For example, parents who cite religious reasons for failure to seek medical treatment for their children are seldom prosecuted for

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