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Child labor in Philippines up by 30 percent over 10 years
MANILA - Over the past decade, the incidence of child labor in the Philippines increased by almost 30 percent from 4.2 million in 2001 to 5.5 million last year, the 2011 Survey on Children of the National Statistics Office (NSO) indicate, alarming both the Federation of Free Workers (FFW) and the International Labor Organization (ILO).
Senator Harkin opens the Global March’s International Conference on Child Labour in Agriculture
26 JULY 2012 The First International Conference on Child Labour in Agriculture was opened by Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). Pathbreaking conference to tackle the urgent problem of child labour in agriculture. Organized by the Global March Against Child Labour, a worldwide movement of NGOs, trade unions including teachers trade unions. Senator Harkin said the campaign on child labour in agriculture had started with DENIAL, moved onto AWARENESS-raising, and now was the time for more action leading to ABOLITION.
CONFAB TACKLES 'CHILDREN OF THE CANES'
CHILDREN OF THE CANES NETWORK CREATED
Countries must do more to fight child labour in agriculture
11 June 2012, Rome - The internationally agreed target of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2016 will be missed if countries don't step up their efforts to combat child labour in agriculture, FAO warned today ahead of the World Day against Child Labour (12 June 2012).
Stepping up the fight against child labour
GENEVA (ILO News) – A large gap remains between the ratification of Conventions on child labour and the actions countries take to deal with the problem, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a report marking the tenth anniversary of the annual World Day Against Child Labour.
Cavite Celebrates World Day Againt Child Labor
Former child laborers from Cavite together with various stakeholders and program partners celebrated the World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL) on 11 June 2012 at San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation – Metal Container Plant, Brgy. San Francisco, Gen. Trias, Cavite.
ILO set to launch ‘Batang Malaya’ on June 26
QUEZON CITY, May 28 (PIA) -- The National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) will launch the nationwide “BATANG MALAYA: Child labour free Philippines” campaign on June 26, 2012, Tuesday at the Fun Ranch Tiendesitas Frontera Verde Ortigas Avenue corner C5 in Pasig City.
Women who climb ships
For about four decades now, prostituted women have climbed ships docked at the ports of Davao. These women are called akyat barko girls, which means ship-climbing girls.
Walk for Freedom
DOLE launches nationwide campaign for child labor-free barangays
NEWS RELEASE Department of Labor and Employment 17 May 2012 Labor and Emploment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced the simultaneous launching on Friday, 18 May 2012 of the DOLE's campaign for child labor-free barangays to deliver the message that the government is serious in its bid to achieve a child labor-free Philippines.
22 Child Laborers Rescued in Dalahican Fish Port
Lucena City—A total of 22 child laborers were rescued last Friday, March 2, at Dalahican Fish Port. The inter-agency efforts brought the Sagip Batang Manggagawa (SBM) mechanism of Department of Labor and Employment a success.
DOLE RO IV-A Launches Campaign for Child Labor-Free Barangays
DOLE Regional Office No. 4A and DOLE Cavite, in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government IV-A and DILG Cavite and other stakeholders, launched the Campaign for Child Labor-Free Barangays with the theme “Pagtutulungan. Pagpapalaya sa mga Batang Manggagawa” at Tagaytay Country Hotel Convention Center, Tagaytay City.
Child Labor-Free Barangay Inilunsad sa Quezon
Sa pangunguna ng Kagawaran ng Paggawa at Panghanapbuhay o Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), isinagawa ang sabayang paglulunsad ng child labor-free barangays sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng ating bansa noong ika-18 ng Mayo 2012.
30 child laborers rescued from logging operation in Agusan Norte
MANILA, Philippines – The labor department’s regional office in the Caraga region has rescued some 30 children from log hauling operations in Jabonga, Agusan del Norte, through its Sagip Batang Manggagawa program.
North Samar SP sets public hearing on child labor
CATARMAN, Northern Samar, May 3 (PIA) -- The Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources sets to conduct a public hearing on May 16 on the proposed ordinance defining and penalizing the use of child labor, and providing for a program for the prevention and progressive elimination of child labor in Northern Samar.
Bukidnon sugar industry to sign code of conduct to stop child labor
MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 April) – Stakeholders of the Bukidnon sugar industry is scheduled to sign on Labor Day a voluntary code of conduct for the elimination of child labor in the province, one of four provinces in the country where the International Labor Organization (ILO) has focused its campaign against child labor.
DOLE aims 80 barangays to become child labor-free zone in 2012
14 March 2012 - The battle for the elimination and prevention of child labor is going down to the grassroots level, with Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz saying that she had all DOLE’s regional offices to transform barangays into child labor free zones. “We are bolstering the implementation of the Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program (CLPEP) by transforming pre-identified barangays with high-incidence of child labor into “child labor-free barangays. We will aim for 80 barangays this year,” she said.
DOLE aims 80 barangays to become child labor-free zone in 2012
14 March 2012 The battle for the elimination and prevention of child labor is going down to the grassroots level, with Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz saying that she had all DOLE’s regional offices to transform barangays into child labor free zones. “We are bolstering the implementation of the Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program (CLPEP) by transforming pre-identified barangays with high-incidence of child labor into “child labor-free barangays. We will aim for 80 barangays this year,” she said.
DOLE wages all-out war vs. child labor in 2012; targets 80 child-labor free barangays
12 March 2012 Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said yesterday the Department, as the lead agency in the government's anti-child labor program implementation, is doing a "full court press" against child labor this year, saying it has rolled-out a series of programs and activities to further strengthen its campaign for the prevention and elimination of child labor.