Negros Oriental, Philippines. She came from the rural barangay of Tayak several kilometers away from the center of the Municipality of Siaton, Negros Oriental. Then she went to Dumaguete City in order to try her luck and find a job which she hoped would help feed her family.
About 51 child laborers received Christmas gifts from their “angels”.
Children from barangays Ilang, Panacan, Tibungco and Callawa who are child laborers and at-risk to become child laborers were the recipient of the Department of Labor and Employment XI’s Project Angel Tree, in partnership with Occupational Safety and Health Network (OSHNET).
Negros Oriental, Philippines. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7)-Negros Oriental Field Office (NOFO) last month helped rescue three (3) girls at Dumaguete City Port who were about to board a ship bound for Manila and were believed to be illegally recruited as household helpers.
Project Angel Tree of the DOLE Laguna benefitted 40 children at risk or exposed to child labor from Barangays Paciano and Dila of Bay Laguna and Bgry. Malaban, Binan, Laguna.
A corporation known for its commitment to excellence, workers welfare, quality products and services and customer satisfaction was recently awarded the TCCLS AWARDS which stands for Tripartite Certificate of Compliance with Labor Standards as well as the CLFE which stands for Child Labor Free Establishment after having fostered a culture of voluntary compliance.
DOLE Cavite celebrated its 8th year of implementation of Project Angel Tree in the province. The program is a manifestation of the joint efforts between government and the private sector in keeping children away from dangerous workplaces. Strong public-private partnership can ensure an effective progress in the elimination of child labor in the province of Cavite. The program had gone too far, partners from private companies had gift in their hearts that keeps on giving to these children for eight fruitful years.
In celebration of the DOLE Anniversary, DOLE Agusan del Sur Field Office joined the simultaneous “walk for a cause” in support to the Child Labor Prevention and Elimination program of the department on December 16, 2015 at Brgy 5 Covered Court in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur.
Cagayan de Oro City --- Ten private establishments in the Region were awarded by the Department of Labor and Employment–X’s (DOLE-X) the Tripartite Certificate of Compliance with Labor Standards (TCCLS) and six companies bestowed the Child Labor-Free Certificate during the DOLE’s 82nd Anniversary held on 4 December 2015 at the Marvilla Beach Resort, Opol, Misamis Oriental, with the theme, “82 Taon ng Mahusay na Serbisyo sa Manggagawang Pilipino.”
Petron Corporation-Bacolod Depot was awarded the Child Labor-Free Establishment (CLFE) Certificate for contributing in the government’s effort to eliminate or prevent child labor in the country by not engaging the services of child laborers nor using products or materials produced through the use of child labor.
Ms. Rodnejeane I. Babao, is the daughter of Mrs. Diana I. Babao, a canteen caretaker of Basilan Electric Cooperative (BASELCO) and Rodolfo V. Babao, a security guard. She is a resident of Km. 3, Binuangan, Isabela City, Basilan, and is the youngest of the three siblings.
The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Youth Commission (NYC) leads the observance of the National Children's Month during the month of November every year, pursuant to Republic Act No. 10661 series of 2015 otherwise known as "National Children's Month Act".
A gift-giving event was held in Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay for the benefit of the child laborers in Barangay Siloh. This time DOLE has partnered with DepEd Sibugay and Marian College of Ipil to distribute new school supplies and new slippers to the 89 child laborers and 109 pupils of Siloh Elementary School. Marian College - a local college in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay was able to gather more than 200 sets of school supplies from its generous benefactors in Manila and brought it to the children in Siloh.
As a convergence initiative, the DOLE and Zamboanga City Federation of Family Welfare Committee (ZCFFWC) celebrates “PASCUA na AGOSTO na TERCERO AÑO” on August 28, 2015 at Barangay Talon-Talon, this city. It was highlighted by the turn-over of educational assistance to forty two (42) children at risk of becoming child laborers and awarding of livelihood starter kits to parents, feeding and gift-giving. The activity gives emphasis on the transformation of the identified barangay into a child-labor free community.
Barangay Zillovia, Talacogon, Agusandel Sur is one of the rural Barangays of LGU – Talacogon. Most of the people here are engaged in lumbering, sand and gravel as their main source of income.
As DOLE administered the profiling of vulnerable workers, it was found out that most 12-17 year olds are working as “kargadors”. Parents seem to have encouraged them due to their poor financial state. With this, Barangay Zillovia was enrolled in New Frontier Program of Child Labor Free Program.
Daet, Camarines Norte- The Child Labor Incidence report of the Human rights Group Organization (HRWO), although recognized by DOLE Bicol, was in reality, may just be “too much”.
The United States Department of Labor, in its 2014 report on Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor published on 30 September 2015, has cited the Philippines as having achieved significant advancement in its efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor ...
“I used to sew the old pages of my old notebooks so I could have a notepad, and I cannot remember when the last time my parents bought me a back pack was. I do these ‘thrifty ways’ so that we can save money so that my younger sibling will have new school supplies”, these are words said by Jasmin Rose Amansao, 12 years old, grade 6 student of Buyagan Elementry School.
“Ms. Juliane Kippenberg, Associate Director of Children’s Rights, and Carlos H. Conde, Philippine Researcher, both of the Human Rights Watch (HRW), an international organization, have briefed me on the result of their field research culled in a report, ‘Hazardous Child Labor in Small-Scale Gold Mining in the Philippines’. I thank them for the opportunity to be apprised of their report.
The DOLE Cavite Provincial Office (CPO) conducted an advocacy campaign on Republic Act 9231 (RA 9231) and orientation on DOLE’s livelihood program for child labor-free barangay to the local officials, community leaders, parents, representatives of Senior Citizens and barangay health workers of Barangay Maitim I, Amadeo, Cavite on 16 September 2015.
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.