Members of the NCLC and other partner agencies and organizations gathered for the Philippine Program Against Child Labor (PPACL) Partners’ Meeting on February 20, 2017 at the Labor Governance Learning Center in Intramuros, Manila. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the revised PPACL Framework for CY 2017-2022 which represents the ideas and goals of the NCLC to the movement against child labor, the child labor input to the Philippine Development Plan, and the reconstitution of the NCLC Sub-Committees.

Partner agencies of the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) gathered for the launch of the convergence programs to combat child labor in the Philippines last January 12, 2017 at the Occupational Safety and Health Center in Quezon City. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), through the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC), spearheaded the event.

Forty-five (45) participants actively took part in the Assessment and Planning Workshop for the Self-Reliant Organization-Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (SRO-CARP) Project held on September 26-27, 2016 at the Apple Tree and Resort, Opol, Misamis Oriental. The participants consisted of concerned DOLE Regional/provincial heads and staff, representatives from DOLE Central Office, Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) Secretariat, Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)–Support Services Office, Bureau of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Development, and DAR Regional/Provincial/Municipal heads and Development Facilitators.

NEDA, Pasig City - On Friday, June 17, 2016, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) thru the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) spearheaded the ceremonial signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10524, an Act expanding the positions reserved for Persons with Disability (PWDs), amending for the purpose R.A. No. 7277, as amended, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Persons with Disability.

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