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Baguio, PH – ILS participated in the Batang Malaya Communication and Campaign Planning Workshop conducted by the DOLE Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) with support from the ILO last May 11-14, 2016 at the Baguio Country Club in Baguio City

The workshop aimed to review and gather additional input to support the initial output from the Child Labor Strategic Planning session that was organized in April.

The workshop was attended by the members of the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), Knowledge Management Sub-Committee (KMSC) and partner non-government organizations advocating the elimination of child labor.

Mr. Julius Cainglet, NCLC-KMSC Chair and Asst. Vice President of the Federation of Free Workers (FFW), facilitated the said workshop. The three-day event focused on the drafting of the communication and campaign plan for the Batang Malaya project with its slogan and target, “1 Milyong Batang Malaya sa 2025”.

In support of the writing workshop is communications practitioner, Prof. Ma. Aurora Lolita “Wowie” L. Lomibao from the University of the Philippines, who provided the technical expertise and guidance to the participants through lectures on communication and media strategies, advocacy and communication channels, and ethics on media and communication concerning children.

The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) expressed its continued commitment to provide researches and technical support to the elimination of child labor and to promote the welfare of children. For this year, the Institute is conducting a research titled, “Gap Analysis of RA 9231 – Anti-Child Labor Law” led by Workers Welfare Research Division Chief, Ms. Brenalyn Peji.

ILS also commits to the development and content contribution of the Child Labor Knowledge Sharing Site (CLKSS:, a knowledge sharing portal hub for child labor advocates and government intervention program implementers.

The knowledge portal is also accessible to the public for information, discussion and for reporting incidents of child labor. ILS likewise pledged to have its knowledge products and technical papers on child labor be available through the CLKSS site by June 2016.

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