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3 women nabbed for human trafficking; 137 rescued

Three women were arrested and at least 137 victims, including 25 minors, were rescued when National Bureau of Investigation agents raided two apartments in Pasay City on Saturday, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 9th, 2018

Human trafficking victims rescued in Zamboanga

At least 48 victims of human trafficking, including two minors and nine women, were rescued from a motorboat at a port in this city on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Police rescue 2 teens from sex trade in Cebu

  CEBU CITY -- A mother's plea for help from authorities in Liloan town, northern Cebu, led to the rescue of her 13-year-old daughter and another 17-year-old girl from two alleged sex traffickers on Monday.   Investigator PO3 Jennifer Lapea, of the Liloan police Women and Children Protection Desk, said they rescued the two girls from a pension house in nearby Compostela town.   She identified those arrested as Warlito Villegas, a 48-year-old businessman from Liloan, and Antonio Bequilla, 54, of Compostela.   Villegas and Bequilla are detained at the Liloan police station pending the filing of human trafficking charges against them, police said...Keep on reading: Police rescue 2 teens from sex trade in Cebu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Sudan police save 85 minors from trafficking network

Police in Sudan have rescued nearly 100 people, 85 of them minors, after breaking up a human trafficking network in the northeast African country last month, Interpol said Monday. Two men and twelve women were arrested and around $20,000 of the suspected ransom money was seized in the operation at several locations in Khartoum as well as at gold mines east of the city, the international policing agency said. The victims, some of whom were as young as 10, were from several African countries including Chad, DR Congo, Eritrea, and Niger. "The diversity of nationalities amongst those rescued shows how human trafficking and people smuggling is a truly transnational problem which requ...Keep on reading: Sudan police save 85 minors from trafficking network.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

5 Filipinas escape alleged human trafficking operation in Sabah

TURTLE ISLANDS, Philippines – Policemen from the Turtle Islands Municipal Police Station in Tawi-Tawi rescued 5 victims of alleged human trafficking who escaped their captors last August 11, 2018. The women – in their 20s and 30s and from Manila and Bulacan – illegally entered Sandakan, Sabah through exits from Southern ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

7 arrested for human trafficking in Quezon City spa

Seven people were arrested and 22 alleged victims of human trafficking were rescued after operatives from the Philippine National Police-Women and Children Protection Center raided a spa in Quezon City on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

3 kids rescued from family-run online sex ring

Three minors were rescued in Taguig City over the weekend from a human trafficking syndicate ran by five women who offer minors to foreigners for sexual acts and lewd online shows......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 17th, 2016

48 human trafficking victims rescued in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY --- Forty-eight persons believed to be victims of human trafficking were rescued Monday night at the sea waters of this city. Rear Admiral Rene Medina, commander of Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NAVFORWEM), said operating units of the Philippine Navy, in coordination with Joint Task Force Zamboanga, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and the Presidential Center on Transnational Crime, intercepted a sea vessel reportedly engaged in human trafficking. "This ML Moneza, an inter-island sea vessel, is carrying 95 passengers and five crew members. Upon thorough inspection of our personnel, it turned out that there are only 20 legitimate passengers, all resi...Keep on reading: 48 human trafficking victims rescued in Zamboanga.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

‘Gently used’ makeup and self-care items can help human trafficking victims

A non-profit organization composed of beauty enthusiasts is asking for beauty, makeup and self-care items to be donated to survivors of the human trafficking industry for their recovery and healing. The Foundation Foundation-Philippines, a Christian volunteer group with the objective to empower women who have been abused and sexually exploited, announced that they are accepting […] The post ‘Gently used’ makeup and self-care items can help human trafficking victims appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

‘Gently-used’ makeup and self-care items can help human trafficking victims

A non-profit organization composed of beauty enthusiasts is asking for beauty, makeup and self-care items to be donated to survivors of the human trafficking industry for their recovery and healing. THe Foundation Foundation-Philippines, a Christian volunteer group with the objective to empower women who have been abused and sexually exploited, announced that they are accepting […] The post ‘Gently-used’ makeup and self-care items can help human trafficking victims appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

9 victims of trafficking rescued at NAIA

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has rescued nine alleged victims of human trafficking at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

Violence against women—what you must discuss with daughters and sons

The annual 18-day national campaign for the International Day against Violence Against Women (VAW) started Nov. 25. It peaked Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, and will close today, Dec. 12, which commemorates the signing of the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children. Despite local and global campaigns to eradicate violence against women, the number of such cases has increased, a reminder that solving the problem needs the cooperation of everyone. I have always been concerned about violence against women but ever since I've had a daughter, I have felt my passion for the issue strengthen profoundly. The...Keep on reading: Violence against women—what you must discuss with daughters and sons.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

OFW rescued in Baghdad

Two overseas Filipino workers (OFW) were rescued by Philippine Embassy representatives in Baghdad after being victimized by a human trafficking syndicate operating in Dubai. Following the successful rescue, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued a statement on Thursday warning Filipino job seekers against a Dubai-based human trafficking syndicate tagged as responsible for the illegal […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

BI rescues 6 women from human trafficking to Korea

Six women leaving for South Korea were saved by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) from suspected human trafficking at the Clark International Airport (CIA) in Angeles City, Pampanga, the agency said Thursday.   The BI said the women, who were intercepted on Nov. 8 before they could board a plane, were bound for Incheon, South Korea, to work as nightclub entertainers. They were holders of entertainer's visas issued by the Korean embassy.   However, the women's Overseas Employment Certificates were suspicious and the details in the documents did not match those in the BI database.   The BI said the women claimed that a fixer in Cavite named "Mercy" process...Keep on reading: BI rescues 6 women from human trafficking to Korea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

DFA rescues distressed OFWs working as truck drivers in Germany, Poland

      At least 40 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) working as truck drivers in Germany and Poland were rescued from "poor working and living conditions," the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday. The DFA said in a statement that the rescued OFWs were truck drivers who were recruited in the Philippines. They have already been provided with food and shelter. It is possible that some of the truck drivers were victims of human trafficking, the DFA said. The Philippine embassies in Oslo, Berlin, and Warsaw were reportedly working closely with DFA personnelin extending assistance to the drivers. The Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Genev...Keep on reading: DFA rescues distressed OFWs working as truck drivers in Germany, Poland.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Most victims of human trafficking in ZamPen females

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/ 24 Oct) — Females accounted for nearly 60% of persons rescued from suspected cases of human trafficking in Zamboanga Peninsula during the first six months of 2018, a social welfare official said. Of 260 individuals who were rescued from possible trafficking in the region, 150 or 57.69% were females while the remaining […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

Karapatan: Women nabbed in Nueva Ecija are activists, not NPA

Human rights group Karapatan said Monday that four women detained in Nueva Ecija on Sunday afternoon are peasant advocates, not communist rebels......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

German held before he could exit PH with 4 Pinays

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested a German national who tried to take four Filipino women out of the country with him, allegedly so they could work as caregivers in Germany even without permits.   Herbert Joseph Vogt, 72, was arrested on Monday at Clark International Airport as he and the women were about to board a Qatar Airways flight bound for Doha en route to their final destination.   Vogt was turned over to the National Bureau of Investigation to face charges of illegal recruitment and human trafficking. The women were referred to the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking for assistance and further investigation.   BI Deputy Commissione...Keep on reading: German held before he could exit PH with 4 Pinays.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

German illegal recruiter nabbed at Clark Airport, four Filipinas rescued

  Immigration agents on Monday arrested a German national while allegedly trying to spirit off four Filipinas at the Clark International Airport to illegally work as caregivers in his home country. In a statementon Wednesday, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) identified the foreigner as Herbert Joseph Vogt, 72, who was booked in a Qatar Airways flight for Doha, en route to Germany, together with the four women he allegedly hired without the necessary permits. Citing a report from BI Deputy Commissioner Marc Red Marinas, the statement said it was the women who admitted upon questioning before their flight that they were hired by Vogt to work as caregivers at a nursing home in G...Keep on reading: German illegal recruiter nabbed at Clark Airport, four Filipinas rescued.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

139 ‘workers’ bound for Micronesia held

SOME 139 victims of human trafficking and illegal recruitment were rescued on board a passenger ship reportedly bound for Micronesia at the port in Bataan on Tuesday. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) raiding team said the undocumented travelers were on board Filipino-owned ship Forever Lucky with 41 crew.… link: 139 ‘workers’ bound for Micronesia held.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Five charity workers gang-raped in India

NEW DELHI, India — Five women working for a charity in remote eastern India were abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint, police said Friday, in the latest horrific sex assault in the country. The women said in their complaint they were performing a play to raise awareness about human trafficking in the largely tribal Khunti district […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018