[From the web] Dumaguete hosts MTV Exit concert vs human trafficking -INQUIRER.net

Dumaguete hosts MTV Exit concert vs human trafficking. INQUIRER.net August 14, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) and the Movement of Anti-Trafficking Advocates (MATA) announced the full artist line-up that will be performing at the MTV EXIT’s National Anti-Trafficking Roadshow Concert at Dumaguete’s Freedom Park on August 17. Kyle Patrick, the…

[Press Release] More Vigilance vs. Trafficking by Marriage -CFO

More Vigilance vs. Trafficking by Marriage The clamor for upscaling the fight against Human Trafficking has resultedin tighter monitoring by concerned government agencies in the Inter-Agency Council Against Human Trafficking (IACAT). A statement released by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas clarified its role in the campaign ashead of the SubCommittee on Advocacy & Communication. Despite…

[From the web] Human trafficking simplified: lawyer defines offenses for media practitioners -GMA News

Human trafficking simplified: lawyer defines offenses for media practitioners. R. A. DIOQUINO March 26, 2012 Dubbed as “modern-day slavery,” human trafficking affects millions of individuals and families around the world, most of whom were driven to such situation by a singular desire to rise above poverty. However, this issue — while widespread — is said…

UN: 2.4 million human trafficking victims | Sun.Star

UN: 2.4 million human trafficking victims | Sun.Star. April 4, 2012 UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. crime-fighting office said 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and 80 percent of them are being used as sexual slaves. Yuri Fedotov, the head of the U.N. Office on Drugs…

[In the news] Kababaihan Festival activities bared | Sun.Star

Kababaihan Festival activities bared | Sun.Star. By JM Agreda March 8, 2012 SEVERAL activities are slated this month in celebration of Women’s Month. Jeth Junio of the City Social Welfare and Development Officer III said women’s concerns, issues and achievements will take the center stage this month through different activities that include forums, a trade…

[In the news] 15 human trafficking victims rescued – SunStar.com.ph

15 human trafficking victims rescued By Bong Garcia, SunStar.com.ph January 11, 2012  THE multi-agency Sea-Based Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (SBATTF) has intercepted and rescued 15 victims of human trafficking in Zamboanga City, a top police official announced Wednesday. Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) director Senior Superintendent Edwin de Ocampo said the victims were rescued around…

[In the news] IBP volunteer lawyers to help protect OFWs, prosecute human traffickers – www.mb.com.ph

IBP volunteer lawyers to help protect OFWs, prosecute human traffickers By FRANCIS T. WAKEFIELD MANILA, Philippines — Lawyers are volunteering to help indigent victims to prosecute human traffickers who exploit them. The volunteer lawyers will be part of the Anti-Trafficking in Person Action Teams (ATIPAT) under the Center for Legal Aid of the Integrated Bar…

[In the news] 58 human trafficking victims rescued in Sibugay, Tawi-tawi – InterAksyon.com

58 human trafficking victims rescued in Sibugay, Tawi-tawi Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com MANILA – Fifty-eight potential victims of human trafficking were rescued by elements of the Philippine Center for Transnational Crimes in various operations in Zamboanga Sibugay and Tawi-Tawi last June, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reported Sunday. In a statement, the…

[In the news] IACAT warns airport personnel aiding human trafficking syndicates » Nation » News | Philippine News | philstar.com

IACAT warns airport personnel aiding human trafficking syndicates » Nation » News | Philippine News | philstar.com. MANILA, Philippines – The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking in Persons (IACAT) has vowed to intensify its campaign against airport officials and personnel facilitating or aiding operations of human trafficking syndicates. In a statement, IACAT head and Justice Undersecretary…