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Groups urge to legalize small-scale mining to stop child labor

child laborers in the philippines can be as young as 5
CHILD LABOR. Child laborers in the Philippines can be as young as 5. File photo from HRW

Out of 350,000 workers in small-scale gold mining, 18,000 are women and children

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 15, 2017) — Archie Rapacon, now 16, started mining at age 11.

Although his parents – miners themselves – did not force him to continue mining work, he said that he preferred this because he is earning P180 to 200 a day. His family needs the income as well since his father has an undiagnosed ailment. Continue reading Groups urge to legalize small-scale mining to stop child labor

Gov’t, ILO vow to free 1 million kids from child labor

the international labor organization, together with several national government agencies
ENDING CHILD LABOR. The International Labor Organization, together with several national government agencies, vows to end child labor by 2025. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Their campaign #1MBatangMalaya aims to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal to eliminate child labor by 2025

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 12, 2017) — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) estimates that there are around 2.1 million Filipino children exposed to hazardous labor, which includes mining.  Continue reading Gov’t, ILO vow to free 1 million kids from child labor

Petition asks Canadian PM Trudeau to take back illegal trash

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CALLING ON CANADA. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a press conference at Rideau Hall after being sworn in as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister in Ottawa, Ontario, November 4, 2015. Rappler file photo
Petitioners also ask for the Canadian government to pay back the Philippines for all costs incurred due to the stranded illegal garbage from Canada

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 2, 2016) — Environmentalists in the Philippines sent a petition to the Office of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, appealing for Canada to take back the illegal garbage that was shipped to Manila.

Continue reading Petition asks Canadian PM Trudeau to take back illegal trash