Children from rural areas often skip classes, while some even have to drop out of school to help their families in farms during harvest seasons. The Department of Education (DepEd) said that these child labourers, tagged as “seasonal pupils”, can still be saved through accessible educational services.
Child labour was tackled in a session of the Global Forum on artisanal and small-scale mining. The forum, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme was held in Manila on 7-9 December 2010. The identified challenges and opportunities in smallscale mining. It also discussed the use of mercury in small-scale mining. UNEP is preparing a legally binding global instrument on mercury and plans to pass it prior to the 27th session
of its Governing Council in 2013.
GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to mark this year’s World Day against Child Labour (June 12) with events in more than 50 countries, along with a new report on children in hazardous work.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to mark this year’s World Day against Child Labour (June 12) with events in more than 50 countries, along with a new report on children in hazardous work. In the Philippines, the National Child Labor Committee’s Sub-Committee on Mainstreaming and Advocacy spearheads the World Day against Child Labour...
Legazpi City - The days of child labor offenders are now numbered in the Bicol region.
A hi-tech information system that profiles, tracks-down and literally ‘burns’ the image of child labor offenders in Bicol has been set in motion on June 3 this year at the very lair of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region V in Legazpi City.
The Department of Labor and Employment Region IV-A and other agencies forged a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last June 8, 2011 at the Harana Pavillion of Splash Mountain Resort, Los Baños, Laguna. Said activity was in commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL) on June 12, 2011...
The Department of Labor and Employment Cavite Provincial Office (DOLE CPO) together with the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of the local government units (LGUs) of Rosario and Bacoor, Cavite conducted an advocacy on child labor in Rosario, Cavite recently.
A Zamboanga resident was sentenced yesterday to life imprisonment for being part of a syndicate that recruited a Bacoleña to work as a receptionist at a hotel in Malaysia, where she was instead sold to a pimp and forced into prostitution.
Eight companies in the chocolate and cocoa industry – ADM, Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Ferrero, The Hershey Company, Kraft Foods, Mars, Incorporated, and Nestlé – have pledged US $2 million to a new Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the International Labour Office (ILO) to combat child labour in cocoa growing communities in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.
DIPOLOG CITY, Philippines (PIA) – - Around 30 heads of offices and representatives from the different national and local government agencies as well as non-government organizations participated in yesterday’s orientation on the Philippine Program Against Child (PPACL) held here by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-IX.
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Monday called on local government units (LGUs) to formulate local legislations that will address child labor and integrate anti-child labor initiatives in their local development plans and programs.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, joined by Sen. Tom Harkin, today released three new reports on child labor and forced labor, and announced $32.5 million in grants to combat child labor around the world.