Cotabato City, BARMM — The Bangsamoro Government’s  Ministry of Science and Technology, under the leadership of Minister Aida Silongan, joined the worldwide movement to eliminate child labor, specifically in the Bangsamoro region.

On June 8, 2022, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) ministries,  line agencies, and other stakeholders participated in the event at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex Bangsamoro Government Center and expressed their support.

This year’s observance bears the theme “Karapatan at Kalagayan ng Batang Manggagawa: Sagipin, Tugunan at Protektahan ng Bayan”.

Bangsamoro Youth Commission, Ministry of Labor and Employment, and International Labor Organization spearheaded the said activity.

In her privilege speech, Minister Silongan committed and encouraged everyone to work together to support children and eliminate child labor.

“Let us work hand in hand, cooperate, collaborate, and support actions for the welfare of our children and end child labor.  Our ministry fully supports whatever endeavor leads to eliminating the dilemma of child labor.  ” Minister said.

The World Day Against Child Labor is an observance and campaign that aims to end child labor, support, protect, and promote the welfare of children.