DOLE Helps Parents of Child Laborers
Information Officer William Dungog of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here disclosed more than P1.5-million was released by said agency for the parents of child laborers in President Roxas.
Dungog said that the amount was released to help the parents of child laborers in the sugarcane plantation to start their identified livelihood projects.
He said that recently the DOLE released P500,000 for the rice retailers business and P433,500 for the food processing projects of parents of child laborers in barangay Viscaya.
The rice trading business, he said, will benefit the 76 parents while 104 parents will benefit from the food processing project.
Earlier, DOLE also turned over a total of P638,350 for sewing and tailoring project in Badiangon, President Roxas town which will benefit 65 parents, he said.
On the other hand, the checks for the livelihood project of parents of child laborers in Cabungahan and Tapulang in Maayon town are already on the process of release.
Dungog said that they are also waiting for the submission to their office the project proposal of child laborer parents in Tingcopon in Panitan, Balighot in Maayon and Cabugcabug in President Roxas.
“By helping the parents to have their fixed source of income, they will not allow their children to work in the sugarcane field but instead let them go continue their education,” he said.
He stressed that most of the students quit their schooling and just work in the sugarcane plantation to help their parents earn a living.
Dungog said that the DOLE Kabuhayan Programs for the Parents of Child Laborers in the sugar industry aims to provide livelihood for parents so that they will not let their children work in the sugarcane fields. (JBG/PIA6-Capiz)