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Nneze Akubuilo 11-13-15Period 5 Child Labor In The Philippines Child labor in the Philippines has always been an issue. However, in the last 5 years, the issue has worsened. In 2011, the Philippine National Statistics Office revealed that there were 5.5 million child laborers inside the country. The Office also discovered that 2.9 million of those children worked in hazardous areas, such as underground mines. In 2012, the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights released a survey that showed that one-fourth of workers on palm plantations in the Northeast Mindanao region were below the age of 18. In the years after that, the number of child laborers has only continued to grow, and so do the dangers. It’s obvious that child-labor is highly dangerous for the children that partake in it. Specifically in the Philippines, the children endure harsh conditions and abuse from their employers. These children are forced to do hard labor with perilous tools and no protection, so

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