Children making Filipino brooms (walis ting-ting) made out of grass in Catanduanes.

This Independence Day, free children from labor

June 12th marks the day the country declared itself free and independent, able to govern towards a future best fit for its people. But genuine freedom and independence is yet to be felt by millions of families across the country who remain with limited access to decent work that pays enough for a person to lead a life of dignity.

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DOTr on full alert due to ‘Ompong’

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and all its attached agencies and offices are on full alert to ensure the safety of passengers as Typhoon “Ompong” hits the northern part of the country.

BAN Toxics, ILO call for an end to child labor in small-scale mining Formalization of sector eyed as critical solution

BAN Toxics, together with the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Labor (DOLE), today called for an end to child labor in the Philippines. The call came during the event, “Makiisa para sa #1MBatangMalaya” (One with children to end child labor) which featured the launch of three major initiatives to combat child labor in the country.