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DOLE Cavite Conducts Advocacy on Child Labor in Rosario, Bacoor

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.

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.

This activity  was  attended by barangay officials,  representatives from the Municipal Social Welfare Division (MSWD), Philippine National Police (PNP), and the  Municipal Business Permit and Licensing Offices.

 

Bacoor Mayor Strike Revilla supported the DOLE’s campaign against child labor.   In his message, he emphasized the important role of barangay captains in identifying incidence of child labor and illegal recruitment of minors in their own communities.    He underscored  the  need  to  equip  the  local officials  on the salient features of Republic  Act  9231  to effectively  protect  children from the worst forms of child labor   and  prevent  illegal recruitment and human trafficking.

An overview on the situation of child labor in the Philippines and discussion on Republic Act No. 9231, otherwise known as the Anti-Child Labor Law was  presented  by . DOLE CPO staff Edwin T. Hernandez.

DOLE CPO Director Milagros R. Mata also discussed on DOLEs’ initiative on employment and other programs and  projects  that can be availed of to alleviate incidence of child labor in local communities.

In Rosario one of the worst  forms of child  labor is pedicab driving by minors. Barangay  Bagbag and Silangan I  considered it as worst form of child labor due to the vulnerability of minors to road mishaps and accidents.

As a  result, the MSWD shall  do a masterlisting of children  and the  Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC) shall  be reactivated   to strengthen programs  for children within their communities.

Mata  pointed out the important role  of barangay officials  in the effective implementation of pro-active programs and enforcement  of  barangay ordinances and executive orders on child protection   and  child labor-free Cavite. (Myrose B. Basila, LCO DOLE CPO)


source: http://www.bwsc.dole.gov.ph

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