Munting Bisig

“The Atom Araullo Specials: Munting Bisig” features child labor during the pandemic

July 24, 2021 People's Journal 97 views

THIS Sunday afternoon (July 25), Atom Araullo gets to know the working children of the pandemic on “The Atom Araullo Specials: Munting Bisig.”

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Atom Araullo tries his hand at compressor diving in Paracale, Camarines Norte.

Atom tries his hand at compressor diving in Paracale, Camarines Norte.

Here, Atom meets 15-year-old “Pancho”, the youngest compressor diver in their barangay.

In Cordillera, which reportedly has the lowest cases of child labor in the country, Atom meets Yeseleen, one of only two child labor profilers in the entire province.

In Pasay, Atom meets Joshua—a bread winner of his family at the age of 12. Joshua is part of the “lockdown generation” as he finds himself ‘stranded’ in Metro Manila while his ailing father is left behind in Cavite.

In June 2021, the International Labour Organization released new findings that after a two-decade decline, child labor cases have once again risen all over the world.

Watch “The Atom Araullo Specials: Munting Bisig” this Sunday (July 25), 2 p.m. on GMA Network.

Kapuso abroad can catch it via GMA Pinoy TV. For more updates on GMA Network, visit www.gmanetwork.com.

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