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More responsive anti-child labor efforts seen with enhanced profiling


The DOLE-Regional Office I has commenced the profiling of child laborers in its bid to provide more responsive interventions for child laborers and their families in the region.

 Regional Director Nathaniel V. Lacambra bared that the DOLE-RO I has completed the orientation of enumerators to ensure the reliability, accuracy and integrity of the data and information that will be gathered.  

“Consider yourselves as part of the government, and that you are doing public service,” Director Lacambra told the enumerators who are all interns under the Government Internship Program (GIP). 

Essential to their role as enumerators is having a positive mental attitude in any situation, especially that they will be encountering challenges in carrying out their task, he said. 

The Regional Director said the government is poised to remove 630,000 children from child labor from 2017-2022 under the Philippine Development Plan, thus the need for enhanced profiling and monitoring of identified child laborers. 

For Region I, 36 municipalities and cities will be covered. These are: Ilocos Norte - Badoc, Batac, Dingras, Laoag, Pinili, Vintar (6); Ilocos Sur - Alilem, Candon City, San Emilio, San Juan, Sta. Maria, Sugpon (6); La Union – Aringay, Balaoan, Bangar, Luna, San Fernando City (5); Western Pangasinan – Alaminos City, Aguilar, Bolinao, Bugallon, Dasol, Lingayen, Mabini (7); Central Pangasinan – Dagupan City, San Carlos City, San Fabian, Manaoag, Bayambang, Sta. Barbara (6); Eastern Pangasinan – Urdaneta City, Sison, Alcala, Bautista, Villasis, Umingan (6). 

Director Lacambra said that having an enhanced database of child laborers is just the first step in coming up with policies and programs that will appropriately address their needs. 

“Our job does not end with the gathering and analysis of the profiling results. Our ultimate goal is to remove child laborers from their hazardous or abusive conditions and increase the capacity of their families and communities in combating child labor,” he said. END/Arly Sta. Ana-Valdez

RD Nat V. Lacambra
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