Of the roughly 5.5 million working children in the Philippines, more than half are in hazardous circumstances, the 2011 Survey on Children of the National Statistics Office says.
The report, launched June 26 by the International Labor Organization (ILO), shows that 3 million of the Filipino children, between the ages 5 and 17, are in hazardous child labor.
"What is crucial now is to tackle and to monitor progress in reducing child labor on a regular basis,” said Director Lawrence Jeff Johnson of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Country Office for the Philippines.
He urged the government, employers, workers' organizations and local communities to look for immediate solutions to reduce child labor in the Philippines.
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