Children are regarded as tomorrow’s people and the future movers of every nation. Even in our great national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal is pause in the vital role that the Filipino youth play as the “hope of the fatherland.” As members of society, they are meant to be protected, loved and cared for. They were also ought to enjoy their basic rights: to have a loving family, good education, healthy environment. But why there are still children who don’t get the life that they deserve?

One of the most serious problems around the world is child labor. Some are exposing to hazards, like the worst forms of labor, domestic labor and sexual exploitation. Because of these, thousands of children are forced to stop schooling and choose to work hard instead going to school. Because of poverty also, many children do not have a chance to go in school and learn something important that they need in the future.

Every Filipino child has his own rights. We need to respect and let them get it freely. Do not abuse them. Let them go to school and learned something significant that can be used for their bright future and for our country’s progress.

By: Mrs. Estelita M. Laguitan | Teacher III | Limay Elementary School | Limay, Bataan

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