To carry out the strategies embodied in the Labor and Employment Plan 2011-2016, particulalry on strengthening measures to prevent and eliminate the worst forms of child labor, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz bared yesterday that one of the priorities of the DOLE this year is to reinforce strategic partnerships and intensify advocacy and action at the national, regional, community, and firm or establishment levels.
Recognizing the importance and relevance of social media networks, such as facebook, twitter, youtube, and the internet as an advocacy tool, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), Para sa mga Bata Citizens’ Network (PSMB) and National Council for Children’s Television (NCCT) will hold the Para sa mga Bata: Social Media vs Child Abuse, An Offline/Online Forum at the Astoria Hotel, Pasig City on November 26, 2011.
MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/28 October) – Thirteen barangays in two cities and two towns in Bukidnon have been identified for the International Labor Organization-funded child protection program starting November, Arsenio Alagenio, Bukidnon provincial social welfare and development officer, said.
Charges for large scale illegal recruitment and child abuse is set to be filed by the Department of Labor and Employment and the Bacolod City Police before the city prosecutor’s office today against the three persons nabbed Friday at the Banago wharf.
On the month September 2011, a series of Career Information Guidance (CIG) seminars where conducted by DOLE Rizal Provincial Office thru the Public Employment Service Office in several public high schools in the Province of Rizal for their respective 3rd year and graduating students.
DOLE Batangas Provincial Office removed two minor workers from a cane-cutting job in a sugarcane field in Brgy. Calumpang East, San Luis, Batangas during the conduct of routine inspection of sugar plantations, recently.
“We are serious to combat child labor in this country,” Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis Baldoz remarked today amidst the United States Department of Labor’s report.
Baldoz emphatically stated that policy reforms and program expansion to combat child labor are being intensified not only by the Department of Labor and Employment but also by its social partners to upscale the implementation of the Philippine Program Against Child Labor (PPACL) towards a child labor-free Philippines.
CATARMAN, Northern Samar, Sept. 15 (PIA) -– Key agencies of the province of Northern Samar led by the Provincial Government and International Labor Organization-International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labor (ILO-IPEC) will finally engage into a written agreement to signify and capture the collective commitment of each representation in eliminating child labour as well as outline the specific roles each one will play in addressing child labor in the area.
TO ENCOURAGE the public to join the fight against child labor, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE), in partnership with the International Labor Organization (ILO), launched early this year a Web site that allows concerned individuals to report cases.
Against the background of intense media attention on the
participation of Australians in the sex industry in the Philippines,
it is pleasing to report on the development of innovative programs
focused specifically on redressing the damage done to exploited
children. Children, among the most vulnerable and easily exploited
in any community, are the target of new initiatives supported by the
Australian aid program through UNICEF and the World Food
Three major projects specifically target these "children in especially
State labor investigators have identified 57 under-age workers who were employed at a kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa, and have asked the attorney general to bring criminal charges against the company for child labor violations, Dave Neil, the Iowa Labor Commissioner, said on Tuesday.
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President Aquino cites Filipino antitrafficking hero
Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network
Monday, Aug 01, 2011
President Benigno Aquino III has cited the assistant city prosecutor of Zamboanga for her internationally recognized role in fighting trafficking in persons (TIP) that led the US Department of State to remove the Philippines from Tier 2 of its TIP watchlist.
In rites at Malacañang on Friday, Mr. Aquino presented a presidential citation to Zamboanga City Assistant City Prosecutor Darlene Pajarito.
Pajarito was recently honored by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as 2011's Hero Acting to End Modern-Day Slavery and one of the state department's 10 Trafficking in Persons Heroes.
"Even before, Ms Darlene had done so much in her field. She is known for handling the most number of successful trafficking in persons cases in the Philippines. After joining the Department of Justice in 2004, she registered the very first trafficking conviction in the country in 2005," Mr. Aquino said in his speech.
He said Pajarito instigated the formation of the Regional Inter-agency Council Against Trafficking that in turn paved the way for the establishment of the Sea-Based and Air-Based Trafficking Task Forces.
She also headed the Region IX Anti-Trafficking Task Force last year.