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Batang Malaya

Child Labor Knowledge Sharing System

Child Labor at a Glance

About Us

#BatangMalaya is the official campaign brand for all the National Council Against Child Labor and its partners’ initiatives and activities toward a child-labor-free Philippines as envisioned by the Philippine Program Against Child Labor.

The National Council Against Child Labor and its partners advocate for the rights of every child to be a Batang Malaya – malayang maglaro, makapag-aral, maging ligtas at malusog, malaya mula sa mapang-abusong trabaho, at malayang maging bata.


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Frequently Asked Questions

“Child Labor” refers to any work or economic activity performed by a child that subjects him/her to any form of exploitation or harmful to his/her health and safety or physical, mental or psychosocial development.

The minimum employable age in the Philippines 15. No child below 15 years of age shall be employed, permitted, or suffered to work, in any public or private undertaking.

In 2002, the International Labour Organization launched June 12 as the World Day Against Child Labor to draw attention to the global extent of child labor and the efforts needed to eliminate it. The World Day Against Child Labor brings together national governments, employers’ organizations, trade unions, civil society and millions of children and adults throughout the world to highlight the plight of child laborers and advocate for its eradication.