QUEZON CITY—The Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region started the year with a tough stance at establishments employing minors. On January 6, 2020, DOLE-NCR closed two entertainment hubs in Quezon City namely Bar Rock Acoustic Bar & Grill and Angie’s KTV Bar.

The action of the Office came after said establishments were found to be employing minors during a rescue operation last year. Three minors were found to be working under circumstances prohibited by the Anti-Child Labor Law.

The closure operation was in coordination with the Philippine National Police – Women and Children Protection Center and barangay officials from San Antonio, Quezon City.

END / Ryan Roberto Delos Reyes