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30 Parents of Child Laborers in Prosperidad ADS Receives P300,000

The Department of Labor and Employment-Agusan Del Sur Field Office released P300,000 worth of Starter Kits to 30 Parents of Child Laborers in Prosperidad, Agusan Del Sur on September 22, 2015.

With the help of the PESO Manager Ms. Christine L. Alvizo and the local government unit of Prosperidad ADS, 5 Sari-Sari Store kits, 15 Bigasan Store kits, and 10 Egg Vending kits were distributed.

Shena Noja, a 7 year old child laborer, gave a strong message when she was called to give out a testimony in front. “Salamat sa tanan nga gitagaan mi ug panginabuhi aron di na kami mag hagdaw ug mang garab.” (“Thank you everyone for giving us the livelihood we need so that we won’t be doing farm works anymore.”), she said.

Municipality of Prosperidad’s Local Government Unit, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office, the Department of Education, and the Barangay Local Government Unit represented by Honorable Mayor Albin D. Magdamit, MSWDO Delia I. Lina, District IV Supervisor Teodulo G. Enriquez and Punong Barangay Anasterio V. Angchangco, signed a Memorandum of Agreement to make sure that child laborers like Shena Noja won’t be seen working again.

“As a bonus, DOLE Caraga will be awarding the parent who have sustained the livelihood given today during the 2016 Angot Festival”, DOLE Regional Director Atty. Johnson G. Cañete, said in his speech. END

Rizza Marie S. Obedoza


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