Target: Silvestre Bello III, Secretary of Labor and Employment in the Philippines
Goal: Applaud government agency in the Philippines for enacting stricter regulations on hazardous and deadly child labor.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the Philippines has expanded restrictions on child labor, protecting millions of children in the nation from hazardous, deadly, and exploitative work. Thanks to the new law, children will not be allowed to work in livestock farming or agriculture.
This law was enacted to protect children from exposure to toxic chemicals, including pesticides and fertilizers. Children will also be banned from working in slaughterhouses, and banned from activities such as plowing, cutting, irrigating, land clearing, and other forms of dangerous physical labor.
These measures will protect many children from a harsh and deadly life of toil. Instead, children will be free to be children again. Sign the petition to thank the Secretary of Labor and Employment for acting to protect the children of the Philippines.
Dear Secretary Bello,
I was pleased to hear that the Department of Labor and Employment has recently expanded child labor laws in the Philippines, protecting millions of children from harm and exploitation. Under these new laws, children will be banned from dangerous work in agriculture and livestock farming. They will be safe from heavy lifting, deadly machinery, and toxic chemicals.
Thank you for working hard to protect the children of the Philippines. Because of the effort on the part of DOLE, fewer children will have to face a life of toil. Instead, they can spend time on earning an education and simply being children.
[Your Name Here]
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