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DOLE 6 to Hold Walk Against Child Labor

The Department of Labor and Employment Region 6 is set to hold a “Walk for a Cause” activity to kick start the Labor Day Celebration. The activity will be held on May 1, 2018 where the Regional Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking in Person, Child Labor and Illegal Recruitment (RIACAT-CLIRT), partner government agencies, NGOs, Private Establishments and other stakeholders will “walk against child labor”.

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DOLE Broadens Ban on Employment of Minors

Baguio City - Katie, 14 years old and her friends were excited preparing requirements as they are about for the first time enter the world of work and be employed as a service crew in one of the fast food chains in the city. The salary they will receive will be used to buy new clothes, school supplies, upgrade their cell phones or save money for the rainy day.

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Child Pornography: Behind Every Picture There's Pain

Baguio City - According to the global United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) report, the Philippines has become a top global source of child pornography with around 80% of Filipino kids at risk of online sexual abuse or bullying.

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DOLE 12 GSCFO, PTIPC Provide School Supplies to Children At-Risk

General Santos City - More than fifty (50) children have benefited from an Outreach cum Project Angel Tree of the DOLE Gensan Field Office in partnership with the Provincial Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (PTIPC) SARGEN in February this year at the Divine Mercy Community, PI-3, Brgy. Dadiangas North, General Santos City.

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DOLE R2 Grants Livelihood Assistance to Parents of Child Labor Workers

DOLE NVFO OIC Engr. Joseph B. Sales disclosed that part of the results of a convergence survey program for the vulnerable sectors conducted by the DOLE in 2015 was the identification of the presence of child laborers in some municipalities in the province.

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DOLE RCC-Partners Team Up to Help Send Child Laborers to School

Baguio City - To gather and grant wishes of child laborers in the Cordilleras, the Department of Labor and Employment – Cordillera Administrative Region (DOLE-CAR) has re-launched the Project Angel Tree: “ Lapis, Papel ATBP” to build up a network of patrons and supporters to the regional efforts against child labor.

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DOLE 9 Brings Hope to Rescued Child Laborers thru Project Angel Tree

DOLE 9 Brings Hope to Rescued Child Laborers thru Project Angel Tree

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. IX (DOLE9), through its Project Angel Tree, donated school supplies, hygiene kits and cash to 100 working children from the different provinces of Zamboanga Peninsula last January 15, 2018 at the new DOLE Office in Sta. Catalina, Zamboanga City.

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Kampanya ng Pilipinas Laban sa Child Labor, Pinapurihan ng US Labor Department

Sa sunod-sunod na limang taon, nakatanggap ng papuri mula sa United States Department of Labor (US DOL) ang pamahalaan dahil sa makahulugang gawain nito na paigtingin ang kampanya para wakasan ang hindi magandang kalagayan ng mga batang manggagawa.

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Philippines gets ‘Significant Advancement’ Rating for the 5th Year in a Row from US DOL for its Efforts to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Philippines gets ‘Significant Advancement’ Rating for the 5th Year in a Row from US DOL for its Efforts to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labor

The United States Department of Labor, in its 2016 report on Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor published on 21 September 2017, has once again cited the Philippines as having achieved SIGNIFICANT ADVANCEMENT in its efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor, the fifth year in a row.

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NCLC and partners celebrate 2017 World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL)

NCLC and partners celebrate 2017 World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL)

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.

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DOLE-RO I holds photo contest for World Day Against Child Labor

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.

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Best Childhood Experience Ever: DOLE Laguna Continues to Bring Cheer with CLPEP

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.

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Secretary Bello awards mobile phones to winners  of 2016 World Day Against Child Labor Contests

Secretary Bello awards mobile phones to winners of 2016 World Day Against Child Labor Contests

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.

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To Dream the Impossible Dream: Former Child Laborer, Now an Engineer

To Dream the Impossible Dream: Former Child Laborer, Now an Engineer

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.

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Working Together for Child’s Rights and Dignity Through Angel Tree

Working Together for Child’s Rights and Dignity Through Angel Tree

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.

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Batangueños Unite Against Child Labor

Batangueños Unite Against Child Labor

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.

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DOLE-NCR Capacitates CALM Members on Child Pornography

“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.

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DOLE Laguna Distributes Bags and School Supplies to Differently-Abled Students of Biñan City

DOLE Laguna Distributes Bags and School Supplies to Differently-Abled Students of Biñan City

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.

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Lebak’s Displaced Workers and Parents of Child Laborers Receive DOLE Livelihood Assistance

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.

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DOLE Occidental Mindoro Campaigns to End Child Labor in Supply Chains

DOLE Occidental Mindoro Campaigns to End Child Labor in Supply Chains

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).

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