Child Labor

‘Prostitution may be 4th

Published by rudy Date posted on August 24, 2008

“Break the chain of abuse. Pass the Anti-Child Pornography Bill,” urged Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Luz Ilagan after a study conducted by Talikala Foundation, a group helping prostituted women in Davao, revealed that a large number of prostituted women were once victims of child pornography. “The increase in the number of cases of child pornography…

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NBI raises alarm on child-organ trafficking

Published by rudy Date posted on August 24, 2008

The National Bureau of Investigation alerted the public on Sunday over the rampant smuggling of human organs in the Philippines. The NBI said smugglers are now targeting childen who are kidnapped and taken abroad where their organs are sold to foreign nationals.

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Kids as human shields in Gaisano strike?

Published by rudy Date posted on August 8, 2008

GOVERNMENT agencies have been asked to look into reports that workers of Gaisano Capital South in downtown Cebu City were using children as shields during a strike protesting the department store’s allegedly unfair labor practices.

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GRO pala, hindi maid

Published by rudy Date posted on August 4, 2008

Mga menor-de-edad pa lang sina Ma. Jennifer Abalos, 12; Jevelyn Devara, 14; at Gessa Clemente, 13, at halos magkapareho ang kanilang hangarin na makatulong sa kanilang mga magulang at makaahon sa kahirapan.

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Bad marks in child abuse and slavery

Published by rudy Date posted on July 27, 2008

President Gloria Arroyo has the power, strength and ability to address one of the most serious challenges of her presidency—the significant curtailment of human trafficking and sex slavery in the Philippines.

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Child workers

Published by rudy Date posted on July 16, 2008

ALTHOUGH a law prohibits the employment of persons below 15 years old, this poverty stricken nation of more than 90 million people is teeming with child workers.

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4 nabbed for cybersex den operation

Published by rudy Date posted on July 9, 2008

ORANI, Bataan — Four persons, including a minor, were arrested by police authorities for allegedly operating a cybersex den Saturday. Supt. Warren F. de Leon, chief of Bataan CIDG, said members of the Bataan CIDG and the Provincial Police Office, accompanied by DSWD personnel, nabbed Omar John Pinili, 22, Lawrence Aquino, 19, Ian Aquino, 19,…

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Syndicates employ minors in extortion

Published by rudy Date posted on July 6, 2008

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga: The chief of the Pampanga Crime Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) disclosed last week that syndicates proliferating in the city are reportedly using minors to extort money from foreigners.

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DOLE to start school project for child workers

Published by rudy Date posted on June 28, 2008

MANILA, Philippines – A four-year school project for child workers will highlight the Philippines’ observance of this year’s World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL), the Labor Department said Thursday. Labor secretary Marianito Roque said the government will implement the program particularly in areas where there is high incidence of child labor.

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Recruiter, actress’ aide charged in maid maltreatment case

Published by rudy Date posted on June 24, 2008

The recruiter of the 17-year-old housemaid and the girl Friday of former actress Princess Revilla were charged with physical injury, child labor and child abuse yesterday before the Pasig City prosecutor’s office.

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Minors can be employed without govt certificates

Published by rudy Date posted on June 18, 2008

THE Department of Labor and Employment on Tuesday issued an advisory clarifying the issuance of work permits and certificates for minors aged between 15 to 18 years old.

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Child labor seen to rise

Published by rudy Date posted on June 16, 2008

MALOLOS CITY – Incidence of child labor in the country is seen to rise due to rising cost of living and prices of basic commodities, officials said during the annual celebration of World Day Against Child Labor at the Bulacan State University here Friday.

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Child workers

Published by rudy Date posted on June 15, 2008

DESPITE the government’s nationwide campaign against child exploitation, the Philippines is still teeming with child workers, who are forced to drop out of school not only in the countryside but also in Metropolitan Manila and other urban centers across the country.

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9,000 child workers return to school

Published by rudy Date posted on June 13, 2008

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) began yesterday the implementation of a four-year project aimed at providing free education to over 9,000 child workers in the country. This means that child workers nationwide can now look forward to a better future as they abandon their jobs and go back to school, labor officials said.

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Good news for child workers

Published by rudy Date posted on June 13, 2008

THE government will mark this year’s celebration of the World Day Against Child Labor with the implementation of a four-year project aimed at sending child workers to school, particularly in areas with high incidence of child labor.

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NBI agents intercept suspected human trafficker; rescue seven, mostly minors

Published by rudy Date posted on June 10, 2008

AT least seven persons, most of them minors, were rescued by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) from an alleged human-trafficking syndicate in an operation in North Harbor, Manila. Roland Argabioso, chief of the NBI’s Field Operations Division, said two persons were arrested while another is still at large.

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16 GROs rescued from prostitution den

Published by rudy Date posted on May 21, 2008

CAMP MACABULOS, Tarlac — Agents of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Team (CIDT) rescued four minors and rounded-up 12 guest relation officers from a prostitution den in Bgy. San Isidro, Tarlac City yesterday.

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RP urges removal from UN child soldiers list

Published by rudy Date posted on May 15, 2008

MANILA – The Philippines has urged its removal from the UN’s list of countries with child soldiers, stressing that it condemns the practice by various rebel groups, the foreign department said Wednesday.

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Hazardous child labor

Published by rudy Date posted on March 8, 2008

QUERY: Last year, my thirteen-year-old daughter left for the capital-town of our province to look for work in order to pursue her studies. Because she was pretty she was hired as a guest relations officer in a hotel. Her job, however, prevented her from studying as she had to work virtually the whole day. Worse,…

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Manila gang trains children to be thieves

Published by rudy Date posted on March 6, 2008

Children as young as seven years old are being trained and used by a pickpocket gang operating in Divisoria and Quiapo to escape arrest and prosecution, the Manila Police District said yesterday.

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RP weak in enforcing laws against child labor, says US

Published by rudy Date posted on September 26, 2007

The US sees the Philippines as “weak” in enforcing laws against child labor.

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