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Neg. Occ. Marks World Day vs Child Labor

A thousand of children, farm workers and anti child labor advocates gathered at the Capitol Lagoon for the Provincial World Day Against Child Labor 2015 celebration last Friday, July 24. Hosted by ABK 3 Livelihood, Education, Advocacy and Protection (LEAP) to Reduce Child Labor in Sugarcane Areas, and the Sugar Industry Foundation Incorporated (SIFI), with its theme “Not to Child Labor, Yes to quality Education”, the event was highlighted with the display of products at the kiosks installed at the foot of the provincial capitol. The

Agri Sector has Biggest Number of Child Labor

The 2011 data from the Statistics Office showed that 62 percent of the children engaged in child labor are found in the agriculture sector including fishing.

Statistics showed that out of 29.02 million Filipino children aged 5-17 years old, 3.03 million were found to be engaged in child labor and 62 percent are working in sugarcane farms, fishing industries, among others.

Out of 3.03 million child laborers, 2.99 are in hazardous work conditions.

Gov Marañon Admits: Education Key Solution to Poverty

"Education is the best solution to poverty." Thus said Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr, during the launching yesterday of ABK 3 Child Labor Monitoring System at Nature’s Village, Talisay City.

ABK 3 is a project of the Provincial Council for the Rights and Welfare of Children (PCRWC), advocating to eliminate child labor in 15 cities/municipalities of Negros Occidental.

ABK3 LEAP, PCRWC and Microsoft Partner to Create Monitoring System for Children in Negros Occ.

The Provincial Council for the Rights and Welfare of Children (PCRVVC) is set to pilot a functional monitoring system to track child labor situation in Negros Occidental, in collaboration with the ABK3 LEAP project. The Child Labor Monitoring System (CLMS) will be piloted in 15 sugar producing cities/municipalities covered by ABK3 LEAP, with support from software developer Microsoft. The initiative will be launched today, May 29, 2014 at Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City.