DOLE-6 to hold Walk against Child Labor

THE Department of Labor and Employment Region 6 is set to hold a “Walk for a Cause” activity to kick-start the Labor Day Celebration.

The activity will be held on May 1, 2018 with the Regional Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking in Person, Child Labor and Illegal Recruitment (RIACAT-CLIRT), partner government agencies, NGOs, Private Establishments and other stakeholders leading the “walk against child labor”.

The activity will start 6 a.m. at Jaro Cathedral but those who will join may walk from several points of origin to Mary Mart Mall in downtown Iloilo City.

The event will end with a short program and the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with partner NGAs and NGOs. The MOA is a commitment of all stakeholders to the prevention and elimination of child labor in the region.

According to Atty. Johnson G. Cañete, DOLE-6 regional director, the event will also be held simultaneously in the provinces of Antique, Aklan, Capiz, Guimaras, and Negros Occidental.

The participants of the walk will pay a P100 registration fee while those who will join the event in Negros Occidental will pay P50.

Cañete said that the proceeds will be used to fund the Project Angel Tree, a project which provides school supplies and other social services to children at risk from child labor in identified areas in the Region.

The Project Angel Tree will be conducted on June 12, 2018, during the World Day Against Child Labor.

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