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Laws and Regulations Related to Child Labor [edit] [23]

Standard Yes/No Age Related Legislation

Labor Code; An Act Instituting Policies for


Minimum Age of Work Yes 15 the Protection and

Welfare of Domestic Workers

Minimum Age for


Yes 18 Labor Code
Hazardous Work
Republic Act No. 679, as further amended
List of Hazardous
by Presidential Decree
Occupations
Yes -
No. 148, Woman and Child Labor Law,
Prohibited for Children
Department Order 4

Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act


Prohibition of Forced of 2012, Republic Act
Yes -
Labor
No. 10364

Act Providing for the Elimination of the


Worst Forms of Child
Labor and Affording Stronger Protection
for the Working Child,
Prohibition of Child Republic Act No. 9231; Expanded Anti-
Yes -
Trafficking Trafficking in Persons
Act of 2012; Special Protection of Children
Against Abuse,
Exploitation and Discrimination Act

Act Providing for the Elimination of the


Worst Forms of Child
Labor and Affording Stronger Protection
for the Working Child;
Prohibition of Commercial
Sexual Special Protection of Children Against
Yes - Abuse, Exploitation
Exploitation of Children
and Discrimination Act; Anti-Child
Pornography Act of 2009,
Republic Act No. 9775; Cybercrime
Prevention Act

Prohibition of Using Yes - Act Providing for the Elimination of the


Children in Illicit Worst Forms of Child
Activities Labor and Affording Stronger Protection
for the Working Child,
Republic Act No. 9231; Special Protection
of Children Against
Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination
Act; Comprehensive
Dangerous Drugs Act

Memorandum Circular No. 13 on Selective


Enlistment/
Reenlistment of the Department of
Minimum Age for
National Defense and the
Compulsory Military
Yes 18
Armed Forces of the Philippines; Special
Recruitment
Protection of Children
Against Abuse, Exploitation and
Discrimination Act

Memorandum Circular No. 13 on Selective


Enlistment/
Combat: Yes
Minimum Age for Reenlistment of the Department of
Voluntary Military National Defense and the
18/17
Service Non- Armed Forces of the Philippines; 2003
Yes Declaration on Ratifying
Combat:
the Optional Protocol

Compulsory Education
Yes 18 Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013
Age
Free Public Education Yes - Philippine Constitution
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