What a delight to see the smile of a child through the lens of the young! They will be on full display until the end of the week.
Some 50 snap shots of “batang Malaya” by St. Scholastica’s College (SSC) college students are now on exhibit.
MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/ May 1) Children should be in school not working in fields, this was the stress in the celebration of the 111th Labor Day program on May 1 with about 3,000 workers in attendance to the ‘Lakaw para sa mga Bata sa Amihanang Mindanao’
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, April 2 (PIA) -- Four barangays in Mondragon town in Northern Samar will benefit from an International Labour Organization (ILO)-funded program. Beneficiaries of the program are children of families enrolled in the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program of government.
Malaybalay City, Bukidnon --- Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Director Johnson G. Cañete reported that with the untiring efforts of all sectoral partners, the Child Labor Monitoring System (CLMS) in Bukidnon’s sugar areas, has officially taken off.
Nasagip ng mga elemento ng Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) ang 18 kababaihan na ang anim ay menor de edad at sinasabing nagtatrabaho bilang tagapagbigay ng panandaliang aliw sa isang KTV bar sa Caloocan City noong Biyernes ng hatinggabi.
DIPOLOG CITY, March 4 (PIA) - - Members of the Philippine National Police in Dipolog was successful in conducting a series of activities in line with the 17th National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation which carries the theme: “Child Pornography Wakasan! Sa Tamang Paggamit ng Internet, Bata ay Gabayan (End child pornography! Guide children in proper use of internet).”
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Feb 11 (PIA) -- The challenge is on for the labor department to locate children laborers in Eastern Visayas.
Florence Panao, regional information officer of the Department of Labor and Employment, stated the concern as the reason why there was a need for the conduct of the Regional Child Labor Meeting on February 14 this year and to hold the same session every second month of the quarter at the DOLE Training Center in Tacloban City.
The National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) unanimously voted to adopt good practices criteria in programmes to eliminate and prevent child labour as presented by the ILO-International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour.
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte - The Department of Labor and Employment office in Region 8 (DOLE-8) is urging local government units (LGU) in Eastern Visayas to take an active role in eliminating child labor practices in the region.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 January)– The Regional Development Council (RDC) in Region 12 is pushing for the expansion of the national government’s campaign against child labor down to the barangays.
Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio, RDC-12 chair, said the council passed a resolution mandating local government units (LGUs) to support the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) drive to transform the region’s barangays into child labor-free areas.
TACLOBAN CITY--- The provincial government of Northern Samar recently passed a Provincial Ordinance on Anti-Child Labor to strongly show its support and commitment to the child labor-free LGUs campaign of the Department of Labor and Employment.
"The first step in eliminating the incidence of child labor is to recognize that child labor exists in the community."
Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz emphasized this yesterday as she enumerated the operational strategies which barangay chief executives can employ to transform their barangays into child labor-free barangays.
According to Baldoz, the strategies are specifically primed for the successful implementation of the DOLE's Campaign for Child Labor-Free Barangays (CFCLFBs) and its activities, such as the rescue of child laborers; education on child labor; and support to families of child laborers.
"These strategies are aimed to sensitize public opinion and mobilize public support for the Philippine Program Against Child Labor," Baldoz said.
The labor and employment chief, citing the report of the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC), an attached agency of DOLE which oversees the implementation of the CFCLFBs, said the first strategy calls for raising the awareness of the community through close coordinative work with the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC); community leaders; parent groups; youth groups; barangay health workers and other service providers; teachers and school officials; homeowners associations; employers; interest groups; and other residents of the barangay.
Being exposed to child labor has been the pitiful reality of Abet’s life. But by a stroke of good fate, the Department of Labor and Employment has saved him from hazardous work through the ‘Bangkang Pangkabuhayan’, a livelihood grant of the DOLE to Abet's family.
DOLE Regional Office No. 3 Director Raymundo Agravante, together with Orani Mayor Benjie Serrano, personally handed over to Reynaldo and Abet the DOLE’s livelihood assistance, a motorized fishing boat worth P65,000.00.