LATEST PUBLICATIONS
PN 2021-09
Gender Perspectives in E-livelihood and E-entrepreneurship
PN 2021-08
Promoting a More Innovative and Inclusive Society through ICT Development
SEARCA MGB 2021 2
Seed Guidebook: Scaling and Expanding for Effective Development the Experiences and Learning from the SEARCA Project ISARD
SEARCA RPCL 2021 6
Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture: Isolation and Identification of Beneficial Soil- and Plant-Associated Microorganisms

LATEST AV MATERIALS
PIDS WB 2021-0903
Annual Public Policy Conference Webinar 2: Ethical Business
PIDS WB 2021-0902
Opening Program and Annual Public Policy Conference Webinar 1: Resetting Capitalism
PIDS WB 2021-0901
19th Development Policy Research Month Kick-Off Forum
PIDS WB 2021-0702
Local Governments' PDP and SDG Localization Efforts as Contribution to National Development
Publication Detail
CHL 2002-02: A Cursory Assessment Study on the Situation of Child Labour in the Pyrotechnics Industry

The list of pyrotechnics industries in the Philippines does not necessarily indicate the location of child labour practice, but it provides an idea of the potential child labour demand that can be generated. Only Bulacan, Negros Occidental and Cebu, where the existing studies have identified child labour issues, that reflect licensed establishments in the list. These industries have encouraged more community members to engage in the trade, thus no other viable enterprises that serve as community alternative livelihood sources have flourished in these areas. The only motivation for work now, given the economic condition and the government program against the use of firecrackers during holidays, is economic survival. Given the lack of alternative sources of income, pyrotechnics industries thrive in communities because they are easy sources of labour opportunities. The three study sites are suitable for further interventions focused on eliminating child labour in the areas. The Time-Bound Program (TBP) is recommended to consider the following aspects. 1. Need for an area-based approach. It is easier to design a program at the community level as it allows the community to assume the responsibility of what is happening in their community. 2. Need to review the policy instruments regulating the industry. The enforcement of the existing law should not be seen only in terms of conduct of raids. The children and women desks of the PNP (Philippine National Police) should be involved in terms of monitoring activities with the intention of preventive interventions. 3. Need to build capacities of different agencies and groups at the local level. The core group at the local level should involve all concerned government agencies and more civil society groups. 4. Need for alternative educational strategies both for the children and parents. The potential of distance education as well as vocational trainings may be explored particularly for parents to enhance their capabilities for alternative livelihoods within the locality. 5. Need for community organizing/community development. Non-government organizations and civil groups play an important role as intermediaries or facilitators in assisting the communities and families toward improving their living conditions and with the end of eventually eliminating child labour in hazardous work. 6. Need to study the evolution of the industry into serious uses. Technical assistance should be provided to the industry to encourage sophistication in products, improve production efficiency and raise standards of the industry.

Collection of Studies from Other Institutions
Authors Keywords
Año, Daisy Elena F.; child labor;
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 2002 and available for NO PDF AVAILABLE Downloaded 0 times since November 25, 2011
×
Please let us know your reason for downloading this publication. May we also ask you to provide additional information that will help us serve you better? Rest assured that your answers will not be shared with any outside parties. It will take you only two minutes to complete the survey. Thank you.


To use as reference:
If others, (Please specify):
Name: (optional)
Email: (required, but will not display)
Age:
Gender:
If Prefer to self-describe, please specify:
Level of Education:
Occupation:
If employed either part-time or full-time, name of office:
If others, (Please specify):
Would you like to receive the SERP-P UPDATES e-newsletter? Yes No
Use the space below if you have any comment about this publication or SERP-P knowledge resources in general.