Iligan City — The eighteen enumerators under the Government Internship Program (GIP) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-X) assigned at the Lanao del Norte Provincial Field Office (LDN PFO) were trained on Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program (CLPEP) on 1 June 2022 in Lala Municipality.

 

DOLE-X LDN PFO OIC-Chief lawyer Safrali S. Cabili said the orientation session capacitated the enumerators in looking into the rights of the children including their protection from all forms of abuse, neglect, cruelty, exploitation, discrimination and other conditions prejudicial to their development particularly child labor and its worst forms.

 

Cabili said with the Department’s programs for children fully reinforced, children especially those in the vulnerable and marginalized sectors have a promising future. Further, prior to these enumerators’ deployment to Lala, Tubod, Kapatagan, Salvador, Nunungan municipalities and some barangays in Iligan City, they are bringing with them the necessary skills especially in networking with the respective local chief executives. Highlights included handling profiled children who are into the worst forms of child labor like prostitution and in armed conflict.

 

The enumerators were determined to implement CLPEP in the province by signing the contract of commitment in bolstering its services like profiling, needs assessment, removing them from child labor, and networking with other government and non-government organizations. The duties of the enumerators are crucial in determining the extent of child laborers in a community and the required assistance for the families of each child laborer.

 

CLPEP aims to remove children from child labor, particularly in its worst forms. The program contributes to the Philippine Program Against Child Labor of the national government interventions for eliminating or preventing child labor by promoting child-focused actions; rights-based approach; results-based management; gender-responsiveness; cultural sensitivity; sustainable development; children and youth participation; good governance; decent work for all; community development; inter-agency, tripartite and multi-sectoral collaboration.

 

For CLPEP to be effectively and efficiently implemented, the enumerators, as the frontline workers, are well-equipped with the necessary communications, analytical, and emphatic skills.

 

End/Joseph Nathan Fabrega with additional reports from lawyer Sohayle B. Macauna/ DOLE-X LDN PFO

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Department of Labor and Employment-X Lanao del Norte Provincial Field Office’s Government Internship Program Enumerator Julie Mae Q. Savillano signs the contract as her commitment to deliver the Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program programs and services in the province on 1 June 2022 at Lala, Lanao del Norte. (Photo by: Sittie Jehan Pagadilan/DOLE-X LDN PFO)

 

Department of Labor and Employment-X Lanao del Norte Provincial Field Office’s staff answers the queries from Government Internship Program Enumerators on profiling and needs assessment tools on 1 June 2022 at Lala, Lanao del Norte. (Photo by: Sittie Jehan Pagadilan/DOLE-X LDN PFO)

 

Department of Labor and Employment-X Lanao del Norte Provincial Field Office’s staff distributes profiling kits (profiling and needs assessment tools) on 1 June 2022 at Lala, Lanao del Norte. (Photo by: Sittie Jehan Pagadilan/DOLE-X LDN PFO)

 

Department of Labor and Employment-X Lanao del Norte Provincial Field Office’s staff discusses the goals and mechanism of CLPEP and the importance of properly using the profiling and needs assessment tools on 1 June 2022 at Lala, Lanao del Norte. (Photo by: Sittie Jehan Pagadilan/DOLE-X LDN PFO)