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Philippine Laws and Issuances Against Child Labor

Republic Act No. 9231: An Act Providing for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor and Affording Stronger Protection for the Working Child

Section 2. Declaration of Policy and Principles. - It is hereby declared to be the policy of the State to provide special protection to children from all forms of abuse, neglect, cruelty, exploitation and discrimination, and other conditions prejudicial to their development including child labor and its worst forms; provide sanctions for their commission and carry out a program for prevention and deterrence of and crisis intervention in situations of child abuse, exploitation and discrimination. The State shall intervene on behalf of the child when the parent, guardian, teacher or person having care or custody of the child fails or is unable to protect the child against abuse, exploitation and discrimination or when such acts against the child are committed by the said parent, guardian, teacher or person having care and custody of the same.

Republic Act 7610: An Act Providing for Stronger Deterrence and Special Protection Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination, and for Other Purposes

Presidential Decree 603, s.1974: The Child and Youth Welfare Code

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Reports

2012 U.S. Department of Labor's List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor

This U.S. Department of Labor report, is produced in accordance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2005. On its fourth edition, it now includes 134 goods from 74 countries, including the Philippines, which the US DOL Bureau of International Labor Affairs believes are produced by child labor or forced labor in violation of international standards. MORE REPORTS >>>

Good Practices

Code of conduct: The contribution of the tourism industry in the fight against the commercial sexual exploitation of children

As a response to the prevalence of child sex tourism in Costa Rica, the tourism industry has committed itself to protect children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism. MORE GOOD PRACTICES >>>