The Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) together with the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) held a series of roll-out of ILO Recommendation No. 204 (ILO R204) starting with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) National Capital Region (NCR) last November 25 to 26, 2019 at the Orchid Garden Suites Hotel in Manila.
Catcalling, sexual comments and gestures, and sexual jokes in public spaces like streets, schools or buildings may soon be a thing of the past or else anybody doing these acts may be put to jail or pay a fine.
The prevention and elimination of child labor is beneficial in advocating the rights of a child. Since the implementation of Republic Act No. 10661 or the Act Declaring November of Every Year as National Children’s Month, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC), as the chair of the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), has spearheaded different activities to commemorate this occasion.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued around 67,000 working child permit (WCP) as of June 2019. As the number rises, the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) has realized the need for a real-time updating of data on WCP issuance. Thus, the Bureau developed the Working Child Permit Issuance System (WCPIS).
As the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) drive for a more inclusive growth for the next years, the commitment to push for programs and policies in fulfillment of its mandate coincides with relentlessly capacitating its personnel to bring quality service to the nation.