4 months DOLE profiles more than 85,500 child laborers all over PH MB
By Leslie Ann Aquino  The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has profiled 85,582 child laborers in 16 regions in the country. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III(ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Of this number, the labor department said 18,651 were already referred to appropriate agencies for the provision of services and assistance needed by the children and their families. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the profiling of child laborers was their strategic way of withdrawing children from the labor sector. “We must first assess their needs and refer these children and their families to appropriate agencies ... more