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ROs Lined Up Activities for World Day Against Child Labor

Several regional offices of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported today various awareness raising and advocacy activities in celebration of the World Day Against Child Labor. In their report to Acting Secretary Lourdes M. Trasmonte, DOLE RO Directors Alan Macaraya (National Capital Region), Henry John Jalbuena (Cordillera Administrative Region) , Grace Ursua (Region I), Raymundo Agravante (Region III), and Ponciano Ligutom (Region 6) confirmed that several advocacy campaigns have been lined up the entire month of June.

Several  regional  offices  of the Department  of  Labor and Employment  (DOLE) reported today various awareness  raising  and  advocacy activities in  celebration  of the World  Day  Against Child  Labor.

In  their  report   to Acting Secretary Lourdes M. Trasmonte, DOLE  RO Directors Alan Macaraya (National Capital Region), Henry John  Jalbuena (Cordillera Administrative Region) , Grace Ursua (Region I), Raymundo Agravante (Region III),  and Ponciano Ligutom (Region 6) confirmed that several   advocacy  campaigns  have been  lined  up  the  entire  month  of  June.



In the  National Capital  Region  (NCR),  anti-trafficking and  child  labor  documentations provided  by  the Visayan Forum and the   Bureau  of Workers with  Special Concerns (BWSC) will  be  presented   during  the   Monday  Flag  Ceremony.

Advocacy orientation of child labor laws among parents of child laborers at Barangay Pasong Putik, Fairview in Quezon City is slated on June 20.

The  following  day,  there  will  be  an  advocacy  orientation on child labor law  and trafficking  laws  among  CLES  participants  at the DOLE Quezon City Field Office.

Following  this is  a  forum  among local  council for the  protection  of children  in Pasay City in  relation to  a Child Labor Free  Barangay on June  22.



Meanwhile  in  CAR, the   regional  office has  signed a  Memoranda of Agreement  on  Chile Labor Free Barangays  with the local  government units  of  Mountain Province and  Kalinga.

During the Independence Day celebration. CAR staff has initially organized the barangay council  for the protection of children  for Barangays Aguid, Fidelisan and Pide in  the Mountain Province.

Likewise, a MOA   was signed on Child Labor-Free Baranagays among four  beneficiary-groups of Community-Based Enterprise  Program (CBEP) in Baguio  City.

Jalbuena  disclosed   that  on  last  week  of June, the  regional  office  staff wil  launch Batang Malaya: Child Labor-Free Philippines campaign  which  would include  orientation on child labor among  out-of-school  youth  and  Project Angel Tree’s  distribution of  school  supplies to 80  at-risk children in Baguio City.

Parents  of children at  risk  of becoming child laborers in Lengaoan in Bugias, Benguet will be  awarded  livelihood  assistance by  the DOLE  CAR  on June 29.  Project Angel  Tree   distribution of  school supplies  will  also  be  conducted  among  40 children in Barangay Lengaoan in Buguias,  Benguet.


Region I

DOLE Region I Director Grace Ursua reported  that  several  gift givings  under  Project Angel Tree will  be  conducted  starting  June 20-29 in the municipalities of Bolinao, Lingayen, Sta. Barbara  and  Calasiao in Pangasinan.

Likewise,  advocacy  campaigns   on child  related  laws, issuances  and  concerns will be  undertaken in  said  areas.


Region III

About 300  elementary  students  from  four  municipalities and  two cities  in Bulacan received educational  packages during the   WDACL  celebration at  the  SM  Events  Center  of SM Center  in Marilao, Bulacan.

These  areas  covered  the  cities  of  Meycauayan  and San Jose  del Monte  and the  municipalities  of Guiguinto,  Bocaue, Marilao  and Sta. Maria.

DOLE Region 3 Director  Raymundo Agravante inked with Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado   on the  fight  against  child labor during the  event.


Region VI

Director  Ponciano Ligutom of DOLE Region VI, in his  report  said  that  the  regional  office held  its  advocacy  campaign against  child  labor  in  coordination  with the Philippine Infomation  Agency (PIA)  and  local  radio  and  cable  stations in Kalibo and  Boracay Island in Aklan and  San Jose in Antique.

It  has  also conducted  orientations to  I-SERVE sacada  beneficiaries in Barangay Mamba, Madalag in Aklan  as  wel  as to  sacada  recruiters  applying  for  permit at  the  Aklan Field  Office.

Ligutom  also mentioned  that  the  region    slated advocacy  orientation for  child labor-free  barangays  to  the   Barangay  Councils of Jonob-Jonob and Balintawak  in Escalante, Negros Occidental.

Finally, Ligutom  reported  that  the  region  will  also   provide   technical support   for the passage  of  barangay ordinance  for the protection of children  against  child labor in   Barangay Mamba, Madalag, Aklan; Barangay Alfonso 12, Libacao, Aklan,  and, barangay Antipolo, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental.

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