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DOLE MIMAROPA Celebrates World Day Against Child Labor

DOLE MIMAROPA celebrates the 2015 World Day against Child Labor in Bulalacao and Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro by giving school supplies to one hundred (100) child laborers and children at risk of becoming child laborer.

The beneficiaries were the children of the parents who were given livelihood assistance last year and are residents of Brgy. Maasin, Cambunang and Campaasan of Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro and Brgy. Cabalwa, B. Del Mundo and Poblacion of Mansalay Oriental Mindoro.

Aside from gift giving, one of the highlight of the activity was the signing of commitment of the parents, barangay officials, school teachers, and other stakeholders to ensure that the children are given quality education instead of working at their early age.

Mr. Ramezes R. Torres of DOLE Oriental Mindoro Field Office discussed the different programs of the Department on child labor.

Representatives from the Philippine National Police, Department of Education, Municipal Social and Development Office and Local Government Unit discussed also their respective programs to help eliminate child labor in their respective municipalities.

Parents of child laborers and children at risk of becoming child laborer were also present in the said activity.

Jhomer Greg P. Acedillo
LEO II / LCO Designate
DOLE Regional Office IV – B

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