anti-trafficking in persons act - updates

Rappler's latest stories on anti-trafficking in persons act


2-year-old boy, 6 others rescued from Bacolod cybersex den

Jul 14, 2017 - 2:38 PM

The victims include the children nieces and neighbors of the alleged operator of the cybersex den

Locator map of Bacolod City

Even 2-month-old babies can be cybersex victims – watchdog

Jun 29, 2017 - 5:40 PM

International Justice Mission says abuse comes in many forms with children s parents even sometimes involved in their own exploitation

Social media used to lure trafficked Filipinas

Jan 21, 2017 - 5:12 PM

One of the victims was befriended by recruiters using social media with false promises of legitimate and better work opportunities overseas

Immigration officers, recruiters nabbed for human trafficking

Jan 20, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Police did not identify the immigration officers pending an investigation into their alleged involvement in human trafficking Police also apprehended 3 illegal recruiters and their alleged cohorts: A tricycle driver and an airport porter

2 women convicted for selling girls' lewd photos to 'predators'

Oct 08, 2016 - 11:30 AM

A local court says Lyan Tandeg and Shellina Nisperos are guilty beyond reasonable doubt for attempted trafficking

24 women rescued from Boracay human trafficking

Mar 11, 2016 - 7:30 AM

The suspects are collared after receiving P4 000 in marked money from a confidential agent who acted as their customer

Looking back: First anti-trafficking law in Southeast Asia

May 26, 2015 - 3:52 PM

On May 26 2003 the Philippines enacts the Anti Trafficking in Persons Act the first law of such kind in Southeast Asia What has happened since then?

Syrian, two others arrested for human trafficking

Apr 12, 2015 - 3:45 PM

The operation was conducted following complaints that the Syrian was recruiting overseas Filipino workers OFWs for non existent jobs in the United Arab Emirates

Teens 'fed once a day,' rescued from recruiters

Jun 18, 2014 - 2:41 PM

Bound for Saudi Arabia a 16 year old girl is rescued along with around 70 women from an alleged trafficking den in Pasay City

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

Aquino signs expanded anti-human trafficking law

Feb 13, 2013 - 5:50 PM

The amended law expands the list of acts promoting human trafficking and which should be subject to punishment

TRAFFICKING ON THE RISE Children are silhouetted in front of posters displayed during a prayer for Justice and Protection against Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People in Quezon City suburban Manila on December 12, 2010, as part of the annual observance of International Day against Human Trafficking. AFP Photo/Jay Directo