Child labor in PH increased by almost 30% in 10 years, says NSO survey

InterAksyon.com reports that according the 2011 Survey on Children of the National Statistics Office (NSO) "the incidence of child labor in the Philippines increased by almost 30 percent over the past decade." In 2001, there were Filipino child laborers 4.2 million. In 2011, there were already 5.5 million Filipino child laborers.

InterAksyon.com reports that according the 2011 Survey on Children of the National Statistics Office (NSO) "the incidence of child labor in the Philippines increased by almost 30 percent over the past decade." In 2001, there were Filipino child laborers 4.2 million. In 2011, there were already 5.5 million Filipino child laborers.  The report pointed out that the numbers "alarmed both the Federation of Free Workers (FFW) and the International Labor Organization (ILO)."

 

The report further revealed: The NSO, which ran a survey on working children last year, also said the number of children engaged in hazardous work increased by 25 percent from 2.4 million in 2001 to 3 million 2011.

 

According to the report, the NSO presented its findings today during the Philippine Celebration of World Day Against Child Labor in Pasig. The report also highlighted the fact that 29 million Filipino children, aged 5 to 17 years old, were surveyed.

 

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