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.
The project’s implementation is of big help in the enhancement of social protection for vulnerable workers at the barangay level. A strong public-private partnership between the government and the private companies in Cavite is a life-changing event in a child’s life. Being in school and given an educational assistance and scholarship is one of the wishes granted to a child every year. Education is one of the important aspect to uplift the dignity of the former child laborers who are now in school pursuing their dreams.
The annual gift-giving activity was held at Locators Hall, FCIE Admin. Building, Brgy. Langkaan, Dasmariñas City on 15 December 2016 participated by the following companies who sponsored the said event: Can Asia, Inc., Cavite Nagano Seiko Inc., CTAT Cargo Movers, Inc., Golden Manna Manpower Services, HDK Philippines Inc., JAE Philippines Inc., Ingo Manufacturing Philippines, Inc., Liwayway Marketing Corporation, Mitsuba Philippines Corporation, Nissin-Universal Robina Corporation (NURC), Noah’s Ark Manpower Services, Parents of the students of Notre Dame School of Trece Martires, Philippine Advanced Processing Technology Inc. (PAPTI), San Miguel Fuso Molds Corporation, San Miguel Yamamura Asia Corporation, Corporation, Universal Robina Corporation (URC)-Cavite, Yumex Philippines Corporation, Ms. Rachel Caliwara, Ms. Randee Climaco and Ms. Leah Tibayan.
Engr. Joseph Gacosta, Senior Labor and Employment Officer, graced the event and delivered his inspirational message during the activity. On his message, he thanked all the companies who supported for the project and the organizations that take care of the children namely Children’s Helper Project Inc. from Cavite City, Shoreline Kabalikat sa Kaunlaran Inc. from Naic, Cavite and Confederation of Labor and Allied Social Services-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (CLASS-TUCP). He also awarded the certificates to all program partners, stakeholders and private individuals who supported the program.
Working together hand in hand to protect children to be engaged on child labor and its worst forms is the key to assert their rights and dignity.
Myrose B. Basila
Sr. LEO, DOLE Cavite Provincial Office