The National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) conducted a four-day media training on child labor last October 1-4, 2019 at Sequoia Hotel, Quezon City. The training aims to further enhance the knowledge and skills of member-agencies of the NCLC and social partners on the use of different media platforms to intensify the anti-child labor advocacy and the #1MBatang Malaya Campaign.
The NCLC, chaired by the Department of Labor and Employment, is the central policy and coordinating structure for the implementation of the Philippine Program Against Child Labor (PPACL).
One of the intermediate outcomes of the PPACL Strategic Framework for 2017-2022 is the improved generation, dissemination, and use of knowledge on child labor among stakeholders, policymakers and program implementers. ECOP, as an active member of the Knowledge Management and Advocacy sub-committee of the NCLC, was invited to participate together with other government agencies, NGOs, and labor groups.
Experts such as Mr. Ariel Cervantes Sebellino, Executive Director and Trustee of the Philippine Press Institute, Ms. Joyce Panares, News Editor of the Manila Standard, and Mr. Jimmy Domingo, a well-known photojournalist, were present to facilitate the workshops in the said training.
Through a public campaign called “#1MBatangMalaya”, the NCLC together with its stakeholders aim to free one million children from child labor by 2025.