The First International Conference on Child Labour in Agriculture was opened by Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). Pathbreaking conference to tackle the urgent problem of child labour in agriculture. Organized by the Global March Against Child Labour, a worldwide movement of NGOs, trade unions including teachers trade unions.
The DOLE campaign to transform 89 pre-identified barangays nationwide into child labor-free barangays was launched on 18 May 2012 to influence change and identify the roles and commitments of stakeholders particularly the government agencies, non-government organizations, private establishments, local chief executives, local leaders and the parents of child laborers and the child laborers themselves.
The Department of Labor and Employment in South Cotabato recently apprised members of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines on the Department’s child labor prevention and elimination program during the GSP’s Senior Cadet Conference held on July 13, 2012 at the GSP compound in Koronadal City, South Cotabato.
“When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion.” Laura Vicuna Foundation’s Executive Director Sr. Marivic Sta. Ana. FMA, used this famous Ethiopian Proverb to encapsulate the commitments of a multi-stakeholders’ conglomeration of 120 participants from all over the Philippines during the Third National Conference for the Protection and Development of Children in Sugar Growing Communities, held on July 12-13, 2012 at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City which gave birth to the Children of the Canes Network.
More often than not, children are the most susceptible to different forms of abuse. In order to protect children as victims of exploitative acts, some laws are passed which not only provide special protection measures for children but also created its respective inter-agency council or committees.
Six barangays of Catanauan, Quezon took up the struggle to eradicate child labor as their own struggles as they launched the Child Labor Monitoring and Integrated Services Delivery System in their respective barangays last June 28, 2012.
A three-manned team from DOLE Sibugay headed to Olutanga Island last June 04-08, 2012 with the mission to bring DOLE programs and services closer to the people. Approximately 90 kilometers from the provincial capital of Ipil, the island is composed of the three municipalities of Talusan, Mabuhay and Olutanga. Its remote location and bad road conditions make it hardly accessible to the government's services. Getting in and out of the island is mainly through the local motorized vehicle known as "habal-habal".
To cap the 110th Labor Month celebration, the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No.09 launched its campaign for child labor-free barangays in the city Wednesday, May 30, 2012 in Barangay Bulatoc.
MANILA, June 27 (Xinhua) -- The Philippine government is committed to address the child labor problem in the country, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
Target ngayon ng administrasyong Aquino na supilin ang pamamayagpag ng child labor sa bansa, bago matapos ang taon.
Target ng Administrasyong Aquino na maging "Child Labor Free" ang 80 barangay sa buong bansa bago matapos ang taon.
The Philippine government is committed to address the child labor problem in the country, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
Eighty barangays will soon be child-labor free, the Aquino administration said on Wednesday, a day after a survey indicated that the number of child laborers rose to more than five million in 2011.
MALACAÑANG yesterday said it has been addressing the issue of child labor following a National Statistics Office report that about three million children in the Philippines are exposed to dangerous work environments.
Inihayag ng Malacanang ang mga programa ng gobyernong Aquino upang tugunan ang mga isyung kaugnay ng child labor sa bansa para matiyak ang kaligtasan, mabuting kalagayan at pagkatuto ng mga kabataang Pilipino.
Malacañang bared the Aquino government’s programs in addressing child labor issues in the country and ensure the safety, well-being and literacy of the younger generation of Filipinos.
Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday identified the initial 80 barangays in the country's 16 regions that the DOLE is working, in convergence with other government agencies and private sector partners, to declare child-labor free barangays this year.
Are you reporting on child labor? Then, it would help if you first familiarize yourself with the definition of child labor-related terminologies.
This was the advice of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday during the Philippine celebration of World Day Against Child Labor at the Fun Ranch at the Frontera Verde in Pasig City.