Duterte orders intensified efforts vs. child labor
September 27, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte has directed government agencies to intensify efforts in eliminating child labor and its worst form.
Duterte signed on September 17 Executive Order 92 which created the National Council Against Child Labor.
The council will be headed by the Labor Secretary with the Social Welfare Secretary as vice chairperson.
Its members include the secretaries of Education, Health, Interior and Local Government, Justice, Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources and National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, as well as the heads of the National Economic and Development Authority, Philippine Information Agency, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Council for the Welfare of Children, National Youth Commission and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples.