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Del Rosario, Rosario and Melinda Bonga. (2000)

Child Labor in the Philippines: A Review of Selected Studies and Policy Papers

Manila, Philippines

Adolescents in the Labor Force

Institute for Labor Studies- Dep of Labor and Employment

Manila, Philippines



A Research Paper

Presented to

The Class of Miss Maria Purificacion R. Razon

Don Alejandro Roces Sr. Science-Technology High School

In Partial Fulfilment

Of the Requirements for the Subject

English IV


Amelia Fermia

Carlos Leniel Origenes

Rolyn Claire Maun

IV-Gold Researchers

Jenella Christine Palomar

Sharmina Monic Allarde

Kevin Baybay

IV-Aluminum Researchers

Emmanuel Caperal

IV-Vanadium Researcher

December 13, 2010


A. Child Laborers

We, the researchers, conducted an interview to 12 child laborers based on

their personal experiences in engaging work activities. The age of the one we

interviewed are ranging to 10-16 years old. Almost half of the interviewee is a vendor,

second is the ending, and last are the junk trader, eye optomatrist and a dubber which

are the least.

As the result of the survey, almost all the child laborers said that they need

to work to help their family’s survival. For the remaining, they work because they need

money for their school allowances.

After the interview, it appears that child laborer had been working from

the past 1-3 years. Almost all of them work when there is a free time or if it is

weekend. According to the said interview they worked for 3-7 hours a day.

It appears that in a 3 out of 12 child laborers, they had experience abused

by their own family members. It clarify that all of them...