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Name: Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Amendment Act (R.A No. 9231).
Country: Philippines
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2003-10
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 2004-03-01, Vol. 100, No. 9, pp. 1280-1285, ISSN: 0115-0421
ISN: PHL-2003-L-67442
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 2004-03-01, Vol. 100, No. 9, pp. 1280-1285, ISSN: 0115-0421
Act No. 9231 Act No. 9231 Bureau of Women and Young Workers, Department of Labor and Employment, Philippines (consulted on 2004-06-24)
English translation English translation Chan Robles Virtual Law Library, Philippines (consulted on 2008-01-29)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line The House of Representatives, Congress of the Philippines PDF of Act PDF of Act (consulted on 2012-02-07)
Abstract/Citation: Amends sections 2, 12, 13, 14, 16 and 27 of Act No. 7610.

Provides that, except in certain strictly enumerated cases, children below 15 years of age shall not be employed (section 2) and if they are, sets limits to their hours of work (section 3). Sets forth limits to hours of work of children between 15 and 18 and prohibits night work (section 3).

Provides for a definition of the "worst forms of child labour" and prohibits employment of children in these forms of work (section 3).

Also regulates access to education and training for working children (section 4).

Adds a new section providing for jurisdiction, exceptions from filing fees and access to immediate legal, medical and psycho-social services.
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