Inter Agency Council Against Trafficking - updates

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Legarda calls, quizzes gov't anti-trafficking hotline at DOJ budget hearing

Oct 03, 2018 - 6:12 PM

Because of the good answers of the call center agent, Senator Loren Legarda vows to increase the budget of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking

CALL. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

2-year-old victim of online sex trafficking rescued in Iligan

Jun 03, 2017 - 11:17 AM

Authorities catch the suspects live streaming sexual abuse of Filipino minors

RESCUED. Minors ages 2, 6, 8 and 13 are rescued from this online sex den in Iligan City. Photo courtesy of International Justice Mission (IJM)

U.S. to provide $3.5 million to help PH combat child trafficking

Apr 11, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Under the agreement signed by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and US Chargé d Affaires Michael Klecheski NGOs will have their share of the fund

ANTI-CHILD TRAFFICKING. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and US Chargé d’Affaires Michael Klecheski sign the child protection compact (CPC) at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on April 11, 2017. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

News Briefs: March 8, 2017

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 8

DSWD cited for anti-human trafficking campaign

Sep 02, 2016 - 6:06 PM

From 2011 to June 2016 the agency has served about 9 400 victims

ANTI-HUIMAN TRAFFICKING. DSWD is recognized for its Recovery and Reintegration Program for Trafficked Persons (RRPTP), which provides a comprehensive package of services ranging from reporting to rehabilitation. Photo courtesy of DSWD

US to PH: Punish officials linked to human trafficking

Jul 28, 2015 - 10:03 AM

The Philippines remains under the Tier 2 ranking of the US Trafficking in Persons TIP report – it does not fully comply with minimum standards to eliminate trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so

GLOBAL SCOURGE. A Palace official says the Philippines is doing its part to curb human trafficking despite a US report challenging the government to do so. Graphic by Emil Mercado/Generic Image from Shutterstock

POEA stresses links of illegal recruiters with drug syndicates

Apr 28, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Senators Cynthia Villar and Nancy Binay also urges budget increase for legal assistance to OFWs

DOJ wants action plan vs trafficking to strife-torn Syria

Nov 12, 2014 - 7:10 PM

Reports reach the justice department that underground migration is happening with Filipinos wanting to get househelp work falling prey to the hands of syndicates

Undocumented Filipino teachers in US asked to come forward

Oct 23, 2014 - 4:06 PM

The Philippine embassy in the US vows to pin down an illegal recruiter who had victimized 1 000 Filipino teachers from 2003 to 2007

IOM to launch anti-human trafficking initiative with US State Department

Oct 16, 2014 - 5:53 PM

An initiative against human trafficking will be launched on October 20 in Tacloban City

#Malaya campaign launched to fight human trafficking

Jun 23, 2014 - 3:53 PM

We are counting on you the youth to rise up and define your generation as the one that will finally and definitely put an end to modern day slavery Justice Secretary Leila De Lima says to the youth participants

Palace: PH trying its best to convict human traffickers

Jun 21, 2014 - 4:15 PM

A US trafficking report however says Corruption at all levels of government including Philippine diplomatic missions abroad enabled traffickers and undermined the government’s overall efforts to combat trafficking

GLOBAL SCOURGE. A Palace official says the Philippines is doing its part to curb human trafficking despite a US report challenging the government to do so. Graphic by Emil Mercado/Generic Image from Shutterstock

US to PH: Convict more labor traffickers

Jun 20, 2014 - 11:40 PM

The US State Department says the Philippines has failed to meet minimum standards to end modern day slavery

GLOBAL SCOURGE. The Philippines needs to convict more human traffickers, the US State Department says. Graphic by Emil Mercado/Generic Image from Shutterstock

Police nab 7 in Pangasinan for online prostitution

Mar 18, 2014 - 1:56 PM

Police rounded up 94 women reportedly working as English online tutors for Japanese clients

BI: Financial proof not requisite for travel abroad

Mar 15, 2014 - 3:44 PM

Travelers will only be asked to present additional supporting documents if circumstances appear to be inconsistent with the declared purpose of the trips

RIGHT TO TRAVEL. The Bureau of Immigration clarified guidelines on the need to prove financial capability before being allowed to travel abroad. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Ople: Stiffer penalties for human traffickers in Yolanda areas

Jan 28, 2014 - 6:46 PM

Susan Ople says the current law on human traffickers is too lax

Palace: Cybercrime law will help curb online sex abuse

Jan 18, 2014 - 10:12 PM

The Palace is hopeful that telecommunications companies and officials could agree on how to proceed with the Cybercrime law

NBI hunts down syndicate of Filipina drug mule

Jul 04, 2013 - 4:06 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says if drug couriers turn out to be victims of human trafficking too the anti trafficking council will join the probe too

HUNT DOWN. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima orders the NBI to investigate and hunt down the alleged recruiter of the executed Filipino national in China. FILE/AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO

De Lima: 3 more cases in 'sex-for-flight' scheme

Jul 02, 2013 - 3:18 PM

Justice Secretary De Lima says she met with Rep Walden Bello to discuss the sex for flight scheme

OTHER CASES. Secretary De Lima confirms 3 other cases of sexually abused OFWs being investigated by the National Bureau of Investigation. FILE/AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO

Trafficking in Persons report: PH still under Tier 2

Jun 20, 2012 - 11:55 AM

The Philippines is a source country and to a much lesser extent a destination and transit country for men women and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor

Trafficking in Persons report 2012.