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PH minors among 82 rescued in int’l trafficking crackdown

International law enforcers taking part in a crackdown on underage human trafficking have rescued 82 minors in South East Asia, including the Philippines, and arrested 239 traffickers and their associates......»»

Category: newsSource: mb.com.ph mb.com.phOct 20th, 2016

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

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

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

7 women, 6 minors rescued from Pasay trafficking ring

7 women, 6 minors rescued from Pasay trafficking ring.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2016

7 women, 6 minors rescued from Pasay trafficking ring - Rappler

7 women, 6 minors rescued from Pasay trafficking ring - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 11th, 2016

2 other kids in Talaingod incident are now with their families – DSWD

    Two minors, who were among 14 children rescued in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, have already been returned to their families, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Tuesday.   In a statement, the DSWD said a "discharge conference" was conducted where the minors' identified family members and representatives of the Philippine National Police-Davao del Norte Women and Children Protection Desk were present.   During the conference, one child was turned over to the mother while the other was entrusted to the grandfather. /kga   RELATED STORIES Satur, over 70 militant leaders, Lumads 'illegally arrested' in Davao del ...Keep on reading: 2 other kids in Talaingod incident are now with their families – DSWD.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Court orders DSWD to release minors ‘rescued’ in Talaingod

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 December) — The Regional Trial Court Branch 8 on Wednesday ordered the regional director of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to release 12 of the 14 minors it supposedly “rescued” from the group of ACT Teachers party-list Rep. France Castro and Bayan Muna President Satur Ocampo in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

13 of 14 minors ‘rescued’ in Talaingod  have yet to be turned over to their parents

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 December) -- Thirteen of 14 minors that the group of Bayan Muna President Satur Ocampo supposedly "rescued" from alleged harassment by the paramilitary group Alamara last Wednesday (Nov. 28) and supposedly "rescued" from them by the military, police and social welfare office that same evening, have yet to be turned over to their parents......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 2nd, 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

Online Exploitation of Minors Tops Trafficking Cases in Region

The online sexual exploitation of minors is the most common trafficking in person case in Davao Region. Alma D. Acera, project development officer of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-XI and a member of the Inter Agency Council Against Trafficking-XI (IACAT-XI) says that IACAT responded to 244 individuals who were victims of online sexual […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 23rd, 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

40 Distressed OFWs in Europe Get Help

Around 40 Filipino truck drivers in Germany and Poland have been rescued from poor living and working conditions by the Philippine government, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday, Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said the DFA is looking into the possibility that some of the drivers were trafficking victims. At present, the Philippine […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Spain police smash ‘black magic’ transsexual prostitution ring

MADRID --- Spanish police said Wednesday they had rescued 15 young Brazilian transsexuals from a sex trafficking ring that forced them into prostitution by beating and threatening them with black magic. The operation led to the arrest of 13 people across the country suspected of running the ring, as well as the seizure from three apartments in the southeastern city of Murcia of objects used "to coerce" victims, police said in a statement. These included items related to black magic and the ritual-filled Santeria religion. "The criminal group was headed by a Brazilian national, who from Spain and with the aid of associates, recruited youths in Brazil who were in a precarious economic c...Keep on reading: Spain police smash ‘black magic’ transsexual prostitution ring.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Spain police smash black magic transsexual prostitution ring

MADRID, Spain – Spanish police said Wednesday, October 31, they had rescued 15 young Brazilian transsexuals from a sex trafficking ring that forced them into prostitution by beating and threatening them with black magic. The operation led to the arrest of 13 people across the country suspected of running the ring, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

2 teens rescued in QC drug buy-bust

Two minors were rescued by operatives of the Cubao Police Station in a buy-bust operation in Quezon City on Thursday night. A report from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Friday said the 16-year-old suspects were rescued after an undercover agent bought from them sachets of "shabu" in Barangay Kaunlaran, Cubao in Quezon City around 10:45 p.m. Thursday. Police said they tapped a barangay official as witness to the bust against the teenagers. Recovered from the suspects were eight sachets of suspected shabu, a cell phone, and the P500-bill used in the drug sting. The suspects will be turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for custody. /kga...Keep on reading: 2 teens rescued in QC drug buy-bust.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 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

Colombia park fights animal trafficking with education

    BOGOTA, Colombia --- On the outskirts of Colombia's capital red macaws share a nature reserve with ocelots and black-headed parrots. A white-crested harpy eagle whistles at schoolchildren who walk on a well-preserved trail.   The animals come from different regions of this ecologically diverse South American country. But most of them share one thing in common: They were rescued from animal traffickers.   As leaders in the fight against wildlife trafficking gather in London this week at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference, conservationists around the world are working to provide shelters to the thousands of animals that have been rescued fro...Keep on reading: Colombia park fights animal trafficking with education.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

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

27 Pinays rescued from Malaysian sex ring

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has repatriated 27 Filipinas rescued from a sex trafficking syndicate in Malaysia last month. Source link link: 27 Pinays rescued from Malaysian sex ring.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

27 Pinays rescued from Malaysian sex ring

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has repatriated 27 Filipinas rescued from a sex trafficking syndicate in Malaysia last month......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018