Trafficking in Persons

22 Jul 2024 – Court admits digital evidence in abuse case

Published by rudy Date posted on July 23, 2024

Court admits digital evidence in abuse case

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26 Apr 2022 – 16 women rescued from trafficking

Published by rudy Date posted on April 26, 2022

16 women rescued from trafficking Roel Pareño – The Philippine Star  April 26, 2022 | 12:00am ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Sixteen women who were victims of human trafficking were rescued in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on Sunday. The women were on board M/V Kristel Jane 3 that was docked at the port of Bongao and was set to…

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Sex trafficking sans intercourse

Published by rudy Date posted on February 21, 2022

By Persida Acosta, Manila Times February 21, 2022 300 Dear PAO, I have a 19-year-old neighbor who was persuaded by a certain adult to have sexual intercourse with the latter’s “friend” in exchange for money. When my neighbor refused, this adult asked him to have sexual contact instead with his (my neighbor’s) friend who was…

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2 get life terms, P4.6 million fine for online child sex trafficking

Published by rudy Date posted on February 20, 2022

Ranier Allan Ronda – The Philippine Star February 20, 2022 | 12:00am In a decision dated Feb. 15, Pasig Regional Trial Court Branch 262 Judge Joy Casihan-Dumlao found Victor Amarillo and Marjorie Imson guilty of two counts of illegal trafficking in persons and two counts of child pornography for sexually abusing the two girls in…

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25 Jan 2022 – State Department Releases Annual Trafficking in Persons Report

Published by rudy Date posted on January 25, 2022

January 25, 2022 5:46 PM VOA News The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated human trafficking, the U.S. State Department said in its annual Trafficking in Persons Report released Tuesday. “This year’s Trafficking in Persons Report sends a strong message to the world that global crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and enduring discriminatory policies…

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House OKs stronger bill vs trafficking; online offenses now included

Published by rudy Date posted on January 25, 2022

By: Neil Arwin Mercado – Reporter / @NAMercadoINQINQUIRER.net / 11:03 PM January 25, 2022 MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives approved on second reading the bill strengthening policies on anti-trafficking in persons by including online abuses, such as pornography, as offenses.

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How AI can help combat slavery and free 40 million victims

Published by rudy Date posted on November 13, 2020

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Ex-child warrior files trafficking charges vs NPA recruiters

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2020

by RONALD O. REYES, SunStar, 11 Nov 2020 A FORMER child combatant filed a case for human trafficking against two alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who recruited him to join the movement.

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BI warns outbound Filipinos against traffickers amid eased travel restrictions

Published by rudy Date posted on November 9, 2020

by Marje Pelayo, 9 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Sunday (November 8) warned Filipinos departing the country to be vigilant against human traffickers who take advantage of the recent easing of travel restrictions.

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Pinay wins trafficking case vs Malaysian employers

Published by rudy Date posted on October 11, 2020

by Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star), 11 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines — A Malaysian court has convicted the former employers of a Filipino for violation of the country’s anti-trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants law, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday.

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Online child sex exploitation spikes by 264% in lockdown

Published by rudy Date posted on May 26, 2020

by Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star), 26 May 2020 MANILA, Philippines — During this state of public health emergency, the Department of Justice-Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC) reported that there has been a 264.63 percent increase in the number of reported online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) in the country.

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2 nabbed, 22 rescued in Chinese-run sex den

Published by rudy Date posted on January 22, 2020

by Rey Galupo (The Philippine Star) – 22 Jan 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Two Chinese men were arrested and 22 Chinese women rescued during a raid on a prostitution den at a hotel in Makati City last week, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said yesterday.

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Most OFWs from Iraq victims of trafficking

Published by rudy Date posted on January 17, 2020

By Bernadette Tamayo, with WILLIAM B. DEPASUPIL, 17 Jan 2020 MOST of the 13 Filipinos repatriated recently from Iraq were victims of human trafficking, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.

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3 women hired as bar girls in Hong Kong rescued by BI

Published by rudy Date posted on January 12, 2020

By Jun Ramirez, Manila Bulletin, Jan 12, 2020 Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have foiled another human trafficking attempt with the interception of three women illegally recruited to work as bar girls in Hong Kong.

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BI: Human traffickers now using kids as cover

Published by rudy Date posted on January 1, 2020

by JOVIC YEE, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 1 Jan 2020 Human traffickers are now using children as cover in spiriting undocumented workers out of the country, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said on Tuesday.

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Over 400 international criminals nabbed in PH in 2019 – BI

Published by rudy Date posted on December 30, 2019

by Robie de Guzman, 30 Dec 2019 MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday reported its operatives have arrested a total of 423 international criminals in 2019 who hid in the country to evade prosecution for their crimes.

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Saving child sex workers

Published by rudy Date posted on December 29, 2019

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12 suspected human trafficking victims rescued in Zamboanga City

Published by rudy Date posted on December 24, 2019

by Neil Arwin Mercado, 24 Dec 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Twelve suspected human trafficking victims who were about to leave the country were rescued at the Zamboanga International Seaport (ZIS), the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported Tuesday.

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12 suspected human trafficking victims rescued in Zamboanga City

Published by rudy Date posted on December 24, 2019

By: Neil Arwin Mercado, INQINQUIRER.net, 24 Dec 2019 34 ‘trafficking victims’ rescued at NAIA – BI MANILA, Philippines — Twelve suspected human trafficking victims who were about to leave the country were rescued at the Zamboanga International Seaport (ZIS), the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported Tuesday.

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BI bars 12 from leaving PH

Published by rudy Date posted on December 24, 2019

by Vito Barcelo, 24 Dec 2019 Immigration officers at the international seaport in Zamboanga City barred from leaving the country 12 suspected human trafficking victims who attempted to leave the county via the southern backdoor.

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ASEAN’s human trafficking plague

Published by rudy Date posted on December 16, 2019

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Cubao disco club raided; 72 girls rescued

Published by rudy Date posted on December 8, 2019

by Romina Cabrera (The Philippine Star), 8 Dec 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Over 70 women suspected victims of sexual trafficking were rescued in a bar raid in Cubao, Quezon City yesterday before dawn.

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34 ‘trafficking victims’ rescued at NAIA – BI

Published by rudy Date posted on December 5, 2019

By: Neil Arwin Mercado, INQINQUIRER.net, 5 Dec 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Thirty-four women suspected of being illegally recruited as household service workers in Saudi Arabia were rescued at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported Thursday.

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17 suspected human trafficking victims rescued at Cebu airport – BI

Published by rudy Date posted on October 21, 2019

by Robie de Guzman, UNTV News, 21 Oct 2019 MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday reported it rescued 17 individuals who were allegedly recruited illegally as household service workers in the Middle East.

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Bangkok-bound ‘tourists’ held at airport

Published by rudy Date posted on October 18, 2019

By: Tina G. Santos, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 18 Oct 2019 Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente on Thursday warned recruiters and their men that they could face life behind bars if convicted for human trafficking.

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7 ‘trafficking’ victims rescued

Published by rudy Date posted on October 11, 2019

by Vito Barcelo, Manila Standard, 11 Oct 2019 Seven suspected victims of human trafficking were rescued by immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after they were intercepted for possessing spurious travel documents.

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Makati gov’t shuts down hotel for alleged human trafficking

Published by rudy Date posted on October 8, 2019

by Consuelo Marquez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 8 Oct 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The Makati government on Tuesday shut down a local hotel for alleged human trafficking after police found that the establishment was engaged in prostitution.

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NBI bares new sex ring modus

Published by rudy Date posted on October 5, 2019

by Marc Jayson Cayabyab (The Philippine Star), 5 Oct 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has bared a new modus operandi of a prostitution ring following the arrest of an alleged pimp and two minors in Manila last Tuesday.

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Nearly 100 women rescued from app-powered illegal brothel in the Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on October 3, 2019

Most of the women were foreign nationals. By Lia Savillo, 3 Oct 2019 This article originally appeared on VICE ASIA. Close to 100 women were rescued from suspected sex traffickers yesterday after Philippine authorities discovered a brothel that booked clients through an app.

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Bar fronts for Chinese sex ring; 3rd busted in a month

Published by rudy Date posted on October 2, 2019

By: Nikka G. Valenzuela, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 2 Oct 2019 Bar fronts for C MANILA, Philippines — It was the third raid on a prostitution ring in Metro Manila in less than a month, suggesting a thriving business catering to a market made up of mainland Chinese men working in the Philippine offshore gaming operator…

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July 30 – World Day
Against Trafficking in Persons

“One life trafficked, one too many!”

 

Invoke Article 33 of the ILO constitution
against the military junta in Myanmar
to carry out the 2021 ILO Commission of Inquiry recommendations
against serious violations of Forced Labour and Freedom of Association protocols.

 

Accept National Unity Government
(NUG) of Myanmar.
Reject Military!

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