To strengthen the campaign against child labor in the province and to celebrate the World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL), the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office IV-A through its Batangas Provincial Office (DOLE BPO) conducted a gift-giving activity for select parents and child laborers in Brgy. San Pioquinto, Malvar, Batangas, June 29.
During the gift-giving activity, beneficiaries received grocery packs, school supplies, and hygiene kits from different donors.
Child laborers and their parents received food packs and school supplies from different benefactors. (Photo by Leomar De Torres)
Moreover, DOLE BPO Focal Person for Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program (CLPEP), Ms. April Rose Magpantay, facilitated an orientation about the Republic Act No. 9231 which is the “An Act Providing For The Elimination Of The Worst Forms Of Child Labor And Affording Stronger Protection For The Working Child.”
DOLE BPO Focal Person for Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program (CLPEP), Ms. April Rose Magpantay, spearheaded a discussion about the Republic Act No. 9231 and the distinction between child labor and child work. (Photo by Leomar De Torres)
In the orientation session about the mentioned law, Ms. Magpantay emphasized the different tasks considered hazardous for the employment of children.
Based on the profiling last year, the identified children work in waste management, construction, and domestic service industries.
Prior to the gift-giving activity last June 29, DOLE CALABARZON also conducted a Project Angel Tree during the 125th Independence Day Celebration at the Lyceum of the Philippines University - Batangas for 75 children from different local government units in the province of Batangas.
Select child laborers from different areas in the province joined the Project Angel Tree at the Lyceum of the Philippines University - Batangas, June 12. (Photo by DOLE 4A)
Aside from gift packs, the parents of the child laborers received P 3,000 in financial assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
The DOLE also held the ceremonial turnover of livelihood packages for selected parents of child laborers from the first congressional district of Batangas.
CLPEP is a program of the department that aims to remove children from the worst and most hazardous forms of labor.