Child Labor

Samsung suspends supplier over child labor claims

Published by rudy Date posted on July 14, 2014

A follow-up investigation after the allegations by CLW found evidence of an illegal hiring process that took place on June 29 MANILA, Philippines – Following claims by a child labor watchdog that one of its suppliers was hiring underaged workers, Samsung said that it has decided to “temporarily suspend business with the company in question”…

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10 child workers rescued from Binondo mall

Published by rudy Date posted on July 11, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Ten underage workers were rescued by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents from their Chinese employers at the 168 mall in Binondo, Manila yesterday.

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Bolivia congress allows child labor as young as 10

Published by rudy Date posted on July 4, 2014

LA PAZ — Bolivian lawmakers have approved child workers as young as 10 years old, under a new law that lays out specific conditions for employing children.

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Parents of child laborers to undergo counseling

Published by rudy Date posted on June 20, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Parents of children found engaged in child labor would be subjected to counseling or possibly enrolled as beneficiaries of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) instead of being criminally prosecuted, according to Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman.

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DSWD surprised by child labor cases

Published by rudy Date posted on June 13, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The head of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Eastern Visayas expressed surprise over the report of the International Labor Organization (ILO) on the alleged proliferation of child labor in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda last November.

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ILO: Rampant child labor in Yolanda-hit areas

Published by rudy Date posted on June 12, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Many young children in areas hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda have failed to go back to school and are now forced to work in harsh conditions, the International Labor Organization (ILO) reported yesterday.

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Child labor up in typhoon-hit areas in Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on June 11, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — More children are doing harsh and dangerous work in Philippine villages hit by Typhoon Haiyan last November, the United Nation’s labor agency said Wednesday.

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10 underage workers rescued from 168 mall

Published by rudy Date posted on June 11, 2014

This case marks a tragic milestone. “On Tuesday, June 10, 10 underage workers were rescued by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents from their Chinese employers at the 168 mall in Binondo, Manila,” reports Aie Balagtas See in The Philippine Star.

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NBI, DSWD officials rescue 6 minors in QC bar raid

Published by rudy Date posted on June 4, 2014

Around six minors were rescued by National Bureau of Investigation agents and Department of Social Welfare and Development officials during a Wednesday morning raid on a bar at the corner Roosevelt Avenue and Quezon Avenue Quezon City.

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Child labor monitoring system up

Published by rudy Date posted on May 29, 2014

While there is no available date specific to child labor in sugarcane for the entire country, ABK3 LEAP’s baseline date in Negros Occidental documented 30,760 households with children working in sugarcane farms in 60 barangays within 15 cities/municipalities, the press release also said.

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Soliman slams NPA’s use of children as shields

Published by rudy Date posted on May 8, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman on Wednesday condemned the use of children as human shields by the communist New People’s Army (NPA) as the latter retreated from an encounter with the military in Compostela Valley late last month.

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Communist rebels use miners, children as shields

Published by rudy Date posted on May 4, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—Communist rebels seized dozens of prospectors in a remote Philippine gold rush site and used them as “human shields” against pursuing troops, a military official said on Sunday.

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Lending a hand to the charcoal children of Tondo

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – It was a full house for this little hole in the wall along Escolta. The room was teeming with artists, vintage collectors, and thrifty shoppers. In the sea of young entrepreneurs was a group of volunteers hoping to sell enough second-hand items to feed children in Tondo.

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Gov’t sets sights on eliminating child labor

Published by rudy Date posted on January 8, 2014

PINILI, Ilocos Norte, Jan. 8 (PIA) – State agencies have started to train their attention on eliminating child labor in the Philippines after a national survey showed rising incidence of child labor since 2011.

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Fireworks factories sternly warned vs hiring children

Published by rudy Date posted on December 19, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – Fireworks factories hiring children “will be dealt with the full force of law” as child labor violates rights and exposes the youth to hazardous chemicals, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Thursday.

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Child laborers in typhoon-affected provinces resume work after Yolanda

Published by rudy Date posted on November 24, 2013

Child laborers have returned to their places of employment weeks after Typhoon Yolanda cut through Central Philippines on November 8, “Balitanghali” reported on Saturday.

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DOLE to expand list of hazardous jobs for children

Published by rudy Date posted on November 3, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will soon come out with a new list of jobs considered hazardous for young workers.

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Working kids

Published by rudy Date posted on November 2, 2013

Some children made a bit of money during this yearly interlude of remembering the dead. According to the Inquirer report by Quezon correspondent Delfin Mallari Jr., the “lettering boys” cleaned and repainted tombs and grave markers for amounts ranging from P100 (for sprucing up just the names and dates on tombstones) to P350 (for “the…

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CCT dole-outs not enough to curb child labor–study

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2013

The Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) dole-outs extended to poor Filipino families nationwide are not enough to reduce child labor in the Philippines, according to a study authored by Senior Research Fellows at the state-owned think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).

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PH gives red card to child labor

Published by rudy Date posted on October 17, 2013

MANILA — The Philippines has joined the “Red Card to Child Labour” global campaign to end child labor. Around 200 former child laborers played in the Batang Malaya football tournament Thursday, in partnership with the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) and the Younghusband Football Academy.

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Progress in fight against child labour

Published by rudy Date posted on October 1, 2013

The US hailed “significant advancement” in 10 countries, mostly in Latin America and Asia, in combating the worst forms of child labour, in a report published Monday.

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US sees progress in global fight against child labor

Published by rudy Date posted on October 1, 2013

Washington — The United States hailed “significant advancement” in 10 countries, mostly in Latin America and Asia, in combating the worst forms of child labor, in a report published Monday.

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SM joins ILO’s campaign against child labor

Published by rudy Date posted on September 29, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – SM Supermalls has recently partnered with the International Labor Organization (ILO) for “Lakas Sipa Para Sa Batang Malaya” – a football clinic for former victims of child labor.

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Smokers hazy on use of child labour

Published by rudy Date posted on September 29, 2013

Australia’s cigarette trade is being propped up by the exploitation of children, with new figures revealing more than $16 million of tobacco grown using cheap child labour is being imported every year.

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Dole Philippines raises the Red Card against child labor

Published by rudy Date posted on September 25, 2013

In line with its dedication to continuously uplift the quality of life, Dole Philippines partnered with International Labor Organization in Lakas Sipa Para Sa Batang Malaya, a football clinic for 250 child laborers under the worldwide campaign Red Card to Child Labor.

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ILO: Child laborers declining worldwide

Published by rudy Date posted on September 24, 2013

An International Labor Organization (ILO) report on Tuesday said the global count on child laborers has decreased from 246 million to 168 million in the last four years, but singled out Asia Pacific as the region which has the biggest number of minors trapped in forced labor and slavery.

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ILO says global number of child labourers down by a third since 2000

Published by rudy Date posted on September 23, 2013

A new ILO report shows that the fight against child labour is on the right track, but the goal of eliminating its worst forms by 2016 will not be met at the current pace. GENEVA (ILO News) – A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Marking progress against child labour, says that the…

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Showing a red card to child labor

Published by rudy Date posted on September 19, 2013

For James and Phil Younghusband, football is more than a sport. The game has been said to stop wars (Christmas Day, 1914 when English and German soldiers called a truce and play a game of football and sang Christmas carols) or even start wars (the football war between El Salvador and Honduras in 1969). Because…

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ILO exec tells Aquino: ‘Walk the talk’ in solving unemployment, child labor

Published by rudy Date posted on September 19, 2013

The country head of the International Labor Organization (ILO) said the Aquino administration needs to “walk the talk” by translating the 7.5-percent economic growth into decent jobs that could improve the situation of millions in vulnerable employment and who are unable to lift themselves from the quagmire of poverty.

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How to end child labor

Published by rudy Date posted on August 3, 2013

By 2016, nations around the world must meet a deadline to end child labor. In the Philippines, much remains to be done. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), there are about 5.5 million children in the country who working, with 2.9 million in hazardous child labor like mining, deep sea fishing and other dangerous…

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