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PROTECT FREELANCERS FROM EXPLOITATION – VILLANUEVA

The Senate is rushing legislation that will put a “mantle of protection” on some 1.5 million freelancers and gig economy workers whose numbers ballooned during the pandemic. Senator Joel Villanueva, the labor committee chair who is spearheading the codification of their rights, said freelancers are the most vulnerable from abuse and exploitation. Part of the […]

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STOP CHILD SEX ABUSE WITH EDUCATION – GATCHALIAN

Following the exacerbation of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) cases in the Philippines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing anew for the institutionalization of a comprehensive “Human Trafficking Preventive Education Program” to protect the Filipino children and youth from the different forms of trafficking. Gatchalian earlier sounded the alarm on students […]

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INTENSIFY CRACKDOWN ON CHILD LABOR AMID PANDEMIC – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the National Council Against Child Labor (NCLC) to intensify its crackdown on child labor as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic threatens to send millions of children and their families to poverty. Gatchalian made this call after the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) warned that […]

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PUT AN END TO OJT EXPLOITATION — REP. NOGRALES

A young lawmaker is pushing for the passage of a measure that would put an end to the exploitation of on-the-job trainees (OJTs) or interns who are hired by private companies and by the government. Among the key provisions of House Bill No. 5652 or the Interns’ Rights, Welfare, and Benefits Bill filed by Rizal […]