The Real Target
Child labor is one of
the big problems in Third World countries like the Philippines. While
efforts to eliminate it are laudable, they miss the target if they do not
zero in on its roots: a system that breeds mass poverty and the
concomittant lack of educational opportunities for children. In such a
social fabric, there usually is no path for children except to work before
they could even learn how to play.
Salungguhit literally means to
underline; figuratively, to
underscore or highlight.
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