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Zillovia in Agusan del Sur against child labor activities

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.

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DOLE and LGUs in Bicol Cry ‘Unfair’ Following Human Rights Watch Report in Child Labor Incidence

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”.

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USDOL 2014 Report on Worst Forms of Child Labor

USDOL 2014 Report on Worst Forms of Child Labor

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 ...

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DOLE PROJECT ANGEL TREE PROVIDES SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO 100 CHILDREN AT RISK OF BECOMING CHILD LABORERS

“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.

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Statement of Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on the Human Rights Watch Report on Hazardous Child Labor in Small-Scale Gold Mining in the Philippines

“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.

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DOLE CAVITE CONDUCTS PROFILING OF VULNERABLE WORKERS

DOLE CAVITE CONDUCTS PROFILING OF VULNERABLE WORKERS

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.

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30 Parents of Child Laborers in Prosperidad ADS Receives P300,000

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.

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NCLC CONDUCTS WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR 2015

NCLC CONDUCTS WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR 2015

The National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), a multi-sectoral body chaired by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), is spearheaded the 2015 celebration of World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL) on 28 August, at the Occupational Safety and Health Center in Agham Road Quezon City, with the theme, “Edukasyon at Pagsasanay Tungo sa Marangal na Buhay.”

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Mothers in Dulag, Doongan Lumbocan and Dumalagan commit to eradicate child labor

Mothers in Dulag, Doongan Lumbocan and Dumalagan commit to eradicate child labor

Barangay Officials, Parents and School Principals in Butuan City support the campaign against Child Labor thru Commitment Signing on August 19, 20, 25 and 26 in Dulag, Dumalagan, Lumbocan and Doongan respectively.

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DOLE and Partners distribute school supplies and slippers to Siloh Child Laborers

DOLE and Partners distribute school supplies and slippers to Siloh Child Laborers

A gift-giving event was held in Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay last July 03, 2015 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.

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DOLE with JIT rescues 8 child prostitutes in Agusan del Sur

SAN FRANCISCO, ADS - JIT (Joint Inspection Team) composed of DOH, DSWD, Licensing Division of LGU, DOLE and PNP was created in Agusan del Sur to mitigate HIV spread and child prostitution.

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DOLE 6, partners ink MOA, Unified Protocol on Child Labor, Illegal Recruitment and Human Trafficking

DOLE 6, partners ink MOA, Unified Protocol on Child Labor, Illegal Recruitment and Human Trafficking

The UMP/SOP was formulated by the Technical Working Group (TWG) so as to have a uniform processes for prompt and effective handling of cases which should be followed by concerned parties to avoid confusion.

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International Justice Mission Commends DOLE Central Luzon’s fight against Human-Trafficking

International Justice Mission Commends DOLE Central Luzon’s fight against Human-Trafficking

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO –The International Justice Mission (IJM) on Tuesday commended the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office No. 3’s efforts to fight human trafficking in Central Luzon.

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Wall of Art: Mural painting against child labor

Wall of Art: Mural painting against child labor

Mambajao, Camiguin---In commemoration of Mambajao’s 160th founding anniversary on 6 July 2015, the Department of Labor and Employment-X (DOLE-X), in a joint initiative with the Local Government Unit (LGU) hosted a mural painting competition where hue of colors blended to raise awareness on child labor.

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QPO CELEBRATES WDACL 2015: AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO CHILDREN AT-RISK OF CHILD LABOR

QPO CELEBRATES WDACL 2015: AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO CHILDREN AT-RISK OF CHILD LABOR

The Department of Labor and Employment Quezon Provincial Office celebrated the World Day Against Child Labor 2015 with the theme “NO TO CHILD LABOR – YES TO QUALITY EDUCATION” in simple ceremony held at its Conference Room located at Grand Central Terminal, Bgy. Ilayang Dupay, Lucena City on June 10, 2015. The event was participated by the member agencies of the Provincial Child Labor Committee and the Lucena City Child Labor Committee.

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DOLE-NCR and Pasay City Mayor award P288k to parents of child laborers

DOLE-NCR and Pasay City Mayor award P288k to parents of child laborers

Pasay City – Forty-eight parents of child laborers in the city were the recipients of P288,000.00 under the DOLE-NCR Child Labor-Free Barangay program. In a simple awarding ceremony during the City Hall’s flag ceremony on June 29, 2015, Pasay City Mayor Antonino G. Calixto and DOLE-NCR Regional Director Alex V. Avila handed the check to the beneficiaries.

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DOLE MIMAROPA Celebrates World Day Against Child Labor

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.

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PROJECT ANGEL TREE GIVES SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO 120 CHILD LABORERS

Mountain Province- The Department of Labor and Employment provincial office through its Project Angel Tree provided school supplies for 120 child laborers or children at risk of becoming child laborers in four barangays of the province last week. DOLE Senior Labor Employment Officer Leonardo Doguil said barangays Catengan and Laylaya in Besao ad barangays Mainit and Guinaang in Bontoc benefitted. The four barangays were identified to have the most number of school children engaging in child labor or at risk of becoming child laborers.

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40 ABRA CHILDREN GET EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES FROM DOLE

Forty pupils in this capital town received educational supplies from the HELP ME Project of the Department of Labor and Employment last week. George G. Lubin Jr., DOLE Abra OIC provincial head, Sangguniang Bayan Member Ave Bello representing the Bangued local government unit, Municipal Social Welfare Officer Myrna Ruth Borgonia and Public Employment Service Manager Adelaida Balubar led the distribution of educational supply to the 40 children of barangays Maoay and Angad.

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HIS FUTURE IN A SCHOOLBAG: YOUNG BUKO SALAD VENDOR SAYS YES TO EDUCATION

HIS FUTURE IN A SCHOOLBAG: YOUNG BUKO SALAD VENDOR SAYS YES TO EDUCATION

Jemar was one of selected school kids in Bay, Laguna that were given school bags as part of the celebration of WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR with the theme “ NO TO CHILD LABOR, YES TO QUALITY EDUCATION” on June 12, 2015 .

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