News That May Have Gone Unnoticed: End the Worst Forms of Child Labour in the Philippines: A Public Forum
|Above copied from Bata Balik-Eskwela|
|Above copied from Rappler|
As seen on the side, 100% of those who registered their mood after reading the article was angry. The other post I have seen is actually an editorial from the Inquirer:
Yes, this is old news. And it is sad that millions of children in the Philippines still work even in hazardous conditions instead of being educated in classrooms. The number of child laborers is huge. In 2012, the Philippines was ranked as among countries with "extreme supply chain risk" of child labor by Maplecroft:
|Copied from Maplecroft|
With 5.5 million child laborers in the Philippines, this number accounts for more than 3 percent of child laborers in the entire globe. Worse, nearly 3 million of these young workers face daily hazardous conditions. Child labor and poverty are among the greatest ills Philippine basic education faces. Do we even notice?