Child Labor

U.S. cites ‘significant advancement’ in PH anti-child labor drive

Published by rudy Date posted on October 12, 2017

by Patty Pasion, Rappler, Oct 12, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The United States Department of Labor (DOL) lauded the Philippine government’s efforts to eliminate child labor. In the findings of the DOL’s Worst Forms of Child Labor report for 2016, the US agency said the Philippines has “made a significant advancement” in its drive.

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Illegal fishers back in Quezon, tap kids as workers

Published by rudy Date posted on September 22, 2017

by Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sep 22, 2017 LUCENA CITY — Illegal fishers are back in the bays of Tayabas and Lamon in Quezon province, this time with minors reportedly working on fishing boats, an official of an environmental group said.

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DOLE rescues 4 minors from ‘hazardous’ jobs

Published by rudy Date posted on July 7, 2017

Sunstar, Jul 07, 2017 FOUR minors, aged 16 to 17, were rescued in Mandaue City last month by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) personnel. The operation was done through the Single Entry Approach (SEnA) program and joint assessment (JA) under the Labor Laws Compliance System.

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ILO: Children in war-torn areas recruited as soldiers, spies

Published by rudy Date posted on June 15, 2017

By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), Jun 15, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – About 250 million children worldwide live in areas affected by clashes and a majority of them are recruited to work as soldiers and spies, the International Labor Organization (ILO) reported yesterday.

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Child labor shouldn’t sacrifice education, recreation: UNICEF

Published by rudy Date posted on June 14, 2017

Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News, Jun 14, 2017 MANILA – Children can work as long as this does not interfere with their education or recreation activities, the United Nations Children’s Fund said Wednesday.

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DOLE widens ban on child labor in agriculture

Published by rudy Date posted on January 18, 2017

The agriculture sector, which employs more than 85,000 children, has the highest incidence of child labor in the country Patty Pasion, Jan. 18, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III ordered more prohibitions for minors in the agriculture and livestock farming sectors, as part of the government’s efforts to curb child labor in…

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Dole details banned farming, livestock work for minors

Published by rudy Date posted on January 18, 2017

Sunstar, Jan. 18, 2017 THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) released Wednesday a long list of jobs related to agriculture and livestock farming, where minors are prohibited from getting employed. In a statement, the Dole said employers in the agriculture and livestock farming industry should take note on where they should not employ children…

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DOLE, DSWD team up against child labor

Published by rudy Date posted on January 14, 2017

By: Julie M. Aurelio, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jan. 14, 2017 The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) have teamed up to ensure a Philippines free of child labor by 2025.

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Gov’t steps up drive vs child labor

Published by rudy Date posted on January 14, 2017

By Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star), with Rainier Allan Ronda, Jan. 14, 2017 To boost the fight against child labor, the multi-agency National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) launched yesterday three major initiatives to keep children out of the workplace. File photo MANILA, Philippines – To boost the fight against child labor, the multi-agency National Child…

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DOLE, DSWD, ILO to launch three anti-child labor programs

Published by rudy Date posted on December 21, 2016

QUEZON CITY, Dec 21 — In its aim to strengthen the Philippines’ commitment into eliminating 1 Million Children from Child Labor, the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), chaired by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Education (DepEd), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources…

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DOLE scores major strides vs. child labor

Published by rudy Date posted on December 21, 2016

MANILA, Dec. 21 (PIA)–The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has made major advancements in eliminating child labor including its worst forms in the seven months of the Duterte administration. “We have made significant strides in curbing child labor in poor communities, especially its worst forms,” DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said during a recent…

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Child labor remains alarming – DOLE

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2016

BY WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT, NOVEMBER 7, 2016, Manila Times DESPITE significant progress in eliminating the worse forms of child labor in the country, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has admitted that the problem remains alarming and far from over as there are still more than 2 million child laborers in the Philippine workforce.

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Child labor still persists

Published by rudy Date posted on November 3, 2016

By KARINA V. CANEDO, Sunstar, November 03, 2016 IT IS NOT a secret that every parent wants their children to live a carefree life, a life well provided with necessary things like clothes education and food, but to some, especially in poor areas where the idealist ideas of family are taboo, some parents are not…

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Minor bantayan sa firecracker factory

Published by rudy Date posted on September 24, 2016

By Jun Borlongan, Abante, September 24, 2016 Dapat imbestigahan ng awtoridad ang impormasyong nasa kasagsagan na ngayon ng pagmamanupaktura ng mga paputok at pailaw sa Bulacan, itinutu­ring na Firecrackers capital ng bansa, bunga ng paggamit ng mga batang manggagawa o menor-de-edad sa multi-milyong pisong industriyang ito sa probinsya.

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Child labor remains

Published by rudy Date posted on June 10, 2016

By KARINA V. CANEDO, Sunstar.com, June 10, 2016, http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/local-news/2016/06/10/child-labor-remains-478879 HOW sure are you that the clothes you wear and the food that you buy from grocery stores are not products of child labor? This was the challenge relayed to different members of the academe and companies who attended Friday’s culmination of World Child Day against…

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DOLE identifies only ​398 child laborers in Davao Region

Published by rudy Date posted on June 6, 2016

by MARIA PATRICIA C. BORROMEO, June 6, 2016, http://davaotoday.com/main/human-rights/dole-identifies-only-%E2%80%8B398-child-laborers-in-davao-region/ DAVAO CITY — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has identified only 398 child laborers in Davao Region, a sharp drop from the estimate of 114,000 in 2011.

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Understanding child labour and youth employment outcomes in the Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on February 28, 2016

Download the reports here. Executive summary http://www.ucw-project.org/attachment/child_labour_youth_employment_philippines_summary20160224_131303.pdf Full report http://www.ucw-project.org/attachment/child_labour_youth_employment_philippines20160224_131424.pdf

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Joint memorandum circular addressing child labor signed

Published by rudy Date posted on February 3, 2016

MANILA, Feb. 3 — The government’s fight against child labor, particularly its worst forms, has leveled up with the signing of the Joint Memorandum Circular on the Guidelines in the implementation of the H.E.L.P. M.E. Convergence Program to Address Child Labor.

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Government lauded for efforts against child labor

Published by rudy Date posted on December 29, 2015

MANILA, Dec. 29 — The United States Department of Labor (US-DOL), in its 2014 report on Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor last September, cited the Philippines as having achieved ‘significant advancement’ in its efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor.

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Government commended for efforts against child labor

Published by rudy Date posted on December 28, 2015

On 30 September 2015, the United States Department of Labor, in its 2014 report on Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor cited the Philippines as having achieved ‘significant advancement’ in its efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor, the third year in a row that the said report has cited and…

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Over 2M Pinoy kids have hazardous jobs

Published by rudy Date posted on December 12, 2015

Over 2 million Filipino children are working under hazardous conditions nationwide, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

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21 barangays in 6 NegOcc LGUs now child labor-free

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2015

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Western Visayas has recently declared 21 child labor-free barangays in six local government units (LGUs) in Negros Occidental.

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Child labor: A problem ignored

Published by rudy Date posted on October 3, 2015

A boy carries a bundle of plastic bags at a slum area in payatas, Quezon city.. pHOTO By Miguel De Guzman Jojo is a 14 year-old student from Taguig City in Metro Manila.

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DOLE denies Human Rights Watch report on Philippine child labor

Published by rudy Date posted on October 1, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Reports that the government has failed to implement laws against child labor are baseless, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said yesterday.

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Int’l group slams PH gov’t failure to stop child labor in mines

Published by rudy Date posted on September 30, 2015

(UPDATED) While the Philippine benefits from small-scale mining in the provinces, HRW says the industry must be rid of any and all elements that force children to live adult lives MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) slammed the Philippine government for its alleged failure to “protect children who dig and…

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Teachers told to help identify child laborers among students

Published by rudy Date posted on July 8, 2015

The labor department has a checklist of indicators to determine if a student is at risk or already a victim of child labor MANILA, Philippines – Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz recently urged officials and teachers of public schools to help identify child laborers among students, and inform authorities of confirmed cases.

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3 child laborers rescued from Cebu construction site

Published by rudy Date posted on June 30, 2015

There are around 219,000 identified child laborers in Central Visayas MANILA, Philippines – Three child laborers aged 17 were rescued from a Cebu construction site, the labor department announced Tuesday, June 30.

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Special Report: Beyond the fields (Second of three parts)

Published by rudy Date posted on June 25, 2015

IT IS Saturday. Sienna (not her real name), 14, is chopping sugarcane stalks. She began working with her mother in this sugarcane farm in Barangay Caputatan Norte, Medellin town, Cebu a year ago.

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Special Report: Boss-busting blues (Last of three parts)

Published by rudy Date posted on June 24, 2015

HAS anyone ever been jailed for child labor in Cebu? Sun.Star Cebu archives show that at least six cases have been filed under Republic Act (RA) 9231 since 2006, but it is unclear if anyone has ever been convicted.

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Special Report: Lack of foot soldiers, incentives

Published by rudy Date posted on June 24, 2015

PARENTS are against it. College teachers are losing sleep over it. And now the K to 12 program mandated by the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 is igniting tensions yet again.

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