DSWD records 642 cases of child labor in Marinduque

BOAC, Marinduque – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) has recorded 9,521 poor working children aged 5-17 years old regionwide according to the 2015 Listahanan household assessment. In Oriental Mindoro, 2,304 working children belong to poor households were identified; 2,393 in Occidental Mindoro; 642 in Marinduque; 747 in Romblon; and 3,435 in Palawan. From the number identified, 15.9 % (1,519) are farmers; 12.5% (1,186) are fisherfolks; and 0.98% (93) are forestry workers. In Mimaropa, the top three municipalities with high cases of working…

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