Labor department has new system to deal with increase in applications for working child permits

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The Department of Labor and Employment’s (DoLE) Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) has developed a new system to deal with the rising number of applications for working child permits (WCP).

BWSC director Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla said they will be launching the Working Child Permit Issuance System (WCPIS) next year. 

She said the automated monitoring system aims to provide real-time updating of data on WCP issuance and also allow them to profile its holders. 

Last year, BWSC already launched an offline version of the system in preparation for its full operation by 2020. 

WCP is a permit secured by employer, parent or guardian from DOLE for any child below 15 years of age in any work allowed under Republic Act (RA) 9231. It will allow children to work, usually in a family undertaking or for public entertainment or public information. 

Children though cannot work more than 4 hours at any given day

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