The Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) encourages everyone to promote the social well-being and protect the rights of children from all forms of exploitation and abuse including the use of internet.
Through the Proclamation No. 417, s. 2018, the country will observe the “Safer Internet Day” every second Tuesday of February as a call to action to promote better and safer internet use for everyone.
The Inter-Agency Council Against Child Pornography, of which the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is a member organization, will celebrate all throughout the month of February with different activities anchored on the theme, “Responsableng Paggamit ng Internet, Sana All.”
For this year, the celebration will start on February 11, 2020 with a kick-off ceremony in Quezon City. A national conference as well as a campaign media launch of #ShutDownOSEC will also be conducted during the month.
The DOLE through the BWSC also actively promotes a child labor-free Philippines through its various programs specifically the Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program (CLPEP).
The CLPEP works towards the prevention and progressive elimination of child labor including child pornography, through protection, withdrawal, healing and reintegration of child workers into a caring society.
DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III once remarked, “Holistic approach must be sustained to further reduce the cases of child labor that rooted from complex social factors. Inclusive and necessary assistance must be provided for the children.”