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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: philstar philstarFeb 12th, 2019

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

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

28 human trafficking victims rescued

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines –Twenty-eight human trafficking victims were rescued while their five recruiters were arrested at a hotel in this city on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 5th, 2016

Human trafficking victims rescued

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Eight human trafficking victims were rescued at a wharf in this city on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2016

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

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

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

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

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:  philstarRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

2 Sorsogon human trafficking victims rescued

2 Sorsogon human trafficking victims rescued.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsSep 7th, 2016

Security forces foil human trafficking off Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Security forces intercepted a boat trying to smuggle out over a dozen people illegally recruited from southern […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated 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

CHR: Recent attacks no cause for declaring nationwide martial law

The Commission on Human Rights on Wednesday condemned the bombings in Jolo, Sulu, which killed at least 21 people; the attack on a mosque in Zamboanga City, which left two dead; and the murder of National Democratic Front consultant Randy Malayao in Nueva Vizcaya, but these incidents would not justify the declaration of martial law nationwide. "We urge the government to make all perpetrators accountable and prevent similar incidents from happening. We extend our sympathies to all families and friends of all the victims in this trying time, as we hope that these waves of violence do not spoil our vision for a just and lasting peace," CHR spokesperson Jacqueline De Guia said in a text m...Keep on reading: CHR: Recent attacks no cause for declaring nationwide martial law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

US ban on temporary work visas for Filipinos: What’s behind the move?

The United States’ ban on temporary work visas to the Philippines due to overstaying of victims of human trafficking brings to light the severity of the crime in the country. The US Department of Homeland Security announced that the country is no longer eligible to visas for temporary non-agricultural jobs (H-2B) and temporary agricultural jobs […] The post US ban on temporary work visas for Filipinos: What’s behind the move? appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

BI intercepts 8 trafficking victims at NAIA Manila Bulletin News

BI intercepts 8 trafficking victims at NAIA Manila Bulletin Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers have intercepted eight suspected human trafficking victims at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (N.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

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

IACAT records 67 cases of human trafficking in Davao

There were 67 cases of human trafficking recorded in Davao region from January to September this year with one-year-old children among the victims of online exploitation, the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT-XI) said......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018