Rizal Park Open Air Auditorium, Manila — On June 17, 2017, the National Child Labor Committee Organized a concert for this year’s WDACL celebration to bring the attention of the public to the problem of child labor and as solidarity with the global community in the anti-child labor campaign.
The Department of Labor and Employment-Regional Office I has launched a photography contest in line with the celebration of World Day Against Child Labor on June 12.
Everyone for sure has a memorable childhood experience. For Michaela and Angel of Bgry. Concepcion, Pila, Laguna, their best childhood experience happened on 9 December 2016. It was their best childhood experience complete with gifts, stuffed toys, free meals and free rides at a theme park. Best of all, they felt the love of kind hearts and generous souls.
Secretary Silvestre Bello III expressed his congratulations to the five (5) winners of the 2016 World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL) sa Pilipinas contests by awarding them each with brand new Oppo NEO 7 mobile phone on 6 January 2017 during their visit to his office at the DOLE Building.
It was in 2007 when Rafael Grancioso was rescued as a child laborer at the age of 10 years old in Naic, Cavite who goes on fishing early in the morning and sells it before going to school. His family was not financially stable and he even goes to school with an empty stomach. Despite his situation, he never stopped dreaming which he knew impossible to achieve. Until Project Angel Tree came into his life and this project was really a great blessing because it helps him to revive his dreams to become an engineer.
The DOLE Cavite Provincial Office celebrated its 9th year anniversary of the implementation of Project Angel Tree. The continuous program to eliminate the worst forms of child labor has gone too far for Cavite, not just an ordinary gift-giving activity but also encourages the children to be in school and not on a hazardous work.
The municipalities of Nasugbu, Lian, Balayan, and Tuy all situated in District 1 located in the northern part of Batangas led the fun-filled yet meaningful event to conclude Region IV- annual celebration of the “World Day Against Child Labor”. Inspired by this year’s theme, “End child labor in supply chains: It’s everyone’s business!”, over 200 representatives, barangay officials, parents and their children, from the nine barangays of District 1 involved in the Child Labor-Free Project of the Department participated in the activities that started at 8:00 a.m. of June 25, 2016.
“Look at this concern in the eyes of a child and be childlike in your approach in solving it”, said Mr. Ryan Roberto E. Delos Reyes, in a message he delivered in behalf of Mr. Nelson C. Hornilla, OIC-Regional Director of DOLE-NCR during the orientation-seminar for members of the Career Advocates Life Coaches and Mentors (CALM). Said activity was conducted in three batches to cover the members of the network from the different localities of the region on 20-22 July 2016 at the Labor Governance Learning Center.
Fair enough, big blessings come in small packages. From a small supply kit composed of a notebook, crayon, pencil, sharpener, pad paper, and plastic envelope, students with disability in the City of Biñan ended up getting extra supplies not to mention their very own school bags. It’s the best back-to-school set of gifts for differently abled students.
Lebak, Sultan Kudarat – In Region 12, a total of 136 displaced workers from different barangays, this municipality received their own DOLE Kabuhayan Starter Kits under the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) amounting to P1,122, 884.00.
June 12 of every year marks the celebration of Philippine Independence as well as the observance of the World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL) as governed by the International Labour Organization (ILO). This year, the campaign focused on child labour and supply chains; all supply chains, from agriculture to manufacturing, services to construction, run the risk that child labor may be present (ctto ILO).
CITY OF BALANGA – Some 165 parents of “children at risk” from Abucay and Mariveles, Bataan were oriented on Child Labor Awareness, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Tuesday.
Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental- Sixteen barangays in Negros Oriental have been certified child labor -free, following the recent addition of two more barangays.
DOLE-Negros Island Region Director Atty. Johnson Cañete reported the piece of good news to Labor and Employment Chief Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz after Barangays Tara and Bagtic of Mabinay town made it in the roll of Child Labor-Free Barangays.
The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. IVA in close collaboration with DOLE Laguna and its program partners against child labor held an advocacy walk and a program to confirm the support of various local program partners in Multi-Purpose Gym, Pila, Laguna on June 12, 2016 to increase awareness on the problem of child labor.
In its contribution to the government’s target to eliminate the worst forms of child labor in the country, DOLE Rizal Provincial Office, spearheaded by its OIC Provincial Head, Ms. Marivic B. Martinez and its focal person in the child labor program, Mr. Ritchmon Ray R. Jose, held an inter-agency meeting on the office’s conference room last June 22, 2016 to reactivate and strengthen its alliance among its partners in the HELP ME Convergence Program.
KIBUAYA, Hagonoy, Davao del Sur - For two years now the Kibuaya ABK2 Initiative Parent Association (Kaicopa) has continually sustained their annual Project Angel Tree.
Project Angel Tree is an activity under the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program which aims to build a community of sponsors or benefactors referred to as “angels” who are committed and supportive in providing social services such as food, clothing, educational assistance, and even work and training opportunities to children at risk to become child laborers and their families.
The recipients are child laborers and those at risk in nine barangays from the municipalities of Barotac Viejo, Anilao, Bingawan and Banate in the Province of Iloilo.
Hannah, Jhon Carl, Veronica, Mharyz, are barkadas of Barangay Concepion, Pila Laguna. They play together, go to class together and they got dreams. Hannah wants to be a teacher, Jhon Carl dreams to be a policeman, Veronica also likes teaching while Mharyz aspires to be a nurse. They also have a common stumbling block to their dreams, with the meager income of their families, they have to help out their parents in earning a living which is usually farming. At such tender age, they are forced to work while trying to finish their education.
Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental- Under its Incentivizing Compliance Program (ICP), the Department of Labor and Employment-Negros Island Region recently declared three establishments in the city as Child Labor-Free.
Baguio city - The Department of Labor and Employment – Cordillera Administrative Region (DOLE-CAR) and the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) in partnership with the Rotary Club of Baguio Summer Capital (RCBSC) recently launched the “LAPIS, PAPEL at IBPA CAMPAIGN” PROJECT to gather and grant the wishes of child laborers, children at risk to Child Labor and working children for educational supplies through building up of a network of patrons and supporters as a continuing campaign project to end the Worst Forms of Child Labor in the Cordilleras.