DOLE 2 to profile vulnerable workers in Region

Published Date Written by Reginald B. Estioco
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“The profiling aims to verify and give face to the statistics that was generated from surveys of various agencies.  The data to be gathered will also be our guide in coming up with necessary policies and relevant programs, projects, or services that will benefit the vulnerable workers,” DOLE 2 Regional Director, Atty. Sixto T. Rodriguez, Jr. said.

“We will be hiring enumerators to be deployed in provinces particularly in areas with high concentration of sugar workers, child laborers, and informal sector workers to conduct profiling based on the National Household Targeting System within a period of 3 months,” Atty. Rodriguez added.

To fast track the profiling of the said workers, Atty. Rodriguez instructed the DOLE Field Offices in the region to work closely with the LGUs, sugar mills, sugar planters, sugar planters associations and other stakeholders in order that the targeted workers to be profiled will be present during the scheduled date of interview.

The sugar workers, child laborers, and informal sector workers are said to be vulnerable workers because they don’t have fix income, they are often exposed to hazardous working environment, they are at risk of workplace injuries or illnesses, and they are frequently victims of exploitations because they don’t know their rights as workers.   

This year, the enumerators to be hired will profile or conduct registration of at least 1,760 households with vulnerable workers.  

For a three year-period, DOLE 2 has targeted 37,000 child laborers, 4,686 informal sector workers, and 9,647 sugar workers to be profiled in Region 2.  (End/RBE)