(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 03 July 2022) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Northern Luzon. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE OUTSIDE PAR AS OF 3:00 PM TODAY TROPICAL STORM CHABA [FORMERLY "CALOY"] (2203) LOCATION: 1,230 KM WEST NORTHWEST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (24.6°N, 110.6°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 65 KM/H GUSTINESS: UP TO 110 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHWARD AT 20 KM/H Caraga region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from East to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).



Thursday, 23 June 2022

Two resolutions to support Child Labor Elimination passed in Caraga region

BUTUAN CITY -- The Caraga Regional Tripartite Industry Peace Council (CRTIPC) has approved two resolutions strengthening the campaign against child labor, during its 2nd Quarter meeting held recently at Watergate Hotel, this city.

These are CRTIPC Resolution No. 04, series of 2022 or the “Adoption of Child Labor Awareness Campaign in Celebration of World Day Against Child Labor”, which urges private establishments, national government agencies, social partners, civil society organizations, including schools, youth, and women’s groups as well as the media to support the campaign against child labor. 

These organizations are also encouraged to display posters, tarpaulins, and other anti-child labor information materials in the most conspicuous places of their establishments, websites, and social media accounts. They are also invited to join the #RaiseYourHandsForKids challenge. The challenge is done by drawing a big smiley face on one’s palm, raising one’s hand, taking a photo of oneself, and posting the photo on social media with the hashtag #RaiseYourHandForKids. It is a simple way to express one’s support and raise awareness without launching  a speech about child labor.

The other is CRTIPC Resolution No. 05, series of 2022 that seeks to “Intensify and Strengthen Advocacy and Awareness-Raising on Child Rights and Prioritize Provision of Education and Social Services to Child Laborers and their Families in Bayugan, La Paz, and Loreto”. In this resolution, La Paz, Loreto, and Bayugan are given priority in the provision of necessary education and social services due to the high incidence of out-of-school youth and school dropouts in the identified areas. 

With this development, Regional Director Joffrey Suyao of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Caraga, thanked the tripartite partners in their commitment to sustain the department’s fight against child labor. “The approved resolutions are huge contributions to the department’s vision of a child-labor-free Philippines. Thank you for your strong commitment to keep our children in school and away from child labor,” he said.

Also present during the meeting were Regional Vice-Chair for Labor Sector, Mr. Rosauro O. Pepito from the Associated Labor Union-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP), and the Regional Vice-Chair for Employer Sector, Ms. Cristina Hemdy R. Arcillas from the Butuan City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. (BCCCIFI). 

The meeting concluded with the council members taking part in the #RaiseYourHandForKids challenge. (DOLE-Caraga/PIA-Agusan del Sur)