NBI-7 readies human trafficking raps against former cop, another man

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 11/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Large-scale human trafficking charges will be filed on Monday against a former policeman and another man, who are owners of separate massage parlors in Mandaue City that were raided by authorities on Friday,…

Central Visayas among regions with high human trafficking cases — IACAT 

Futch Anthony Inso 08/12/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas was among the regions in the country with high number of cases of human trafficking. This was confirmed by Rhodelia Viajedor, Inter-Agency Council Against Human Trafficking (IACAT) focal person of the…

30 C. Visayas LGUs recognized for best practices against human trafficking

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking in Central Visayas (IACAT-7) recognized 30 local government units (LGUs) with best practices in the campaign against human trafficking on Saturday, July 30, 2022, in a mall in Cebu City.…

IACAT-MCIAA urged to conduct anti-human trafficking activities

Futch Anthony Inso 07/21/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Council has urged the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), particularly IACAT-Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIAA), to conduct information, education, and communication activities against trafficking. This is in line with the…

Modeling agency owner, events organizer in Cebu accused of human trafficking

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The owner of a popular modeling agency and an events organizer, both Cebu-based, are now in hot waters. They are currently facing complaints for allegedly violating the Anti-Human Trafficking Law after a teenage…

Spa owner arrested for alleged human trafficking, 11 rescued

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 04/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least four individuals, including the owner and a manager of a massage and spa chain in Metro Cebu, are now facing human trafficking charges. This after the National Bureau of Investigation in…

NBI to intensify operations against sexual exploitation, human trafficking in Cebu

Jewil Anne Tabiolo, Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 03/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Mandaue District is intensifying its efforts in monitoring  sexual exploitation and human trafficking here, especially now that restrictions in major areas in Cebu have eased. Arnel Pura, officer-in-charge…

Foreign national wanted for child prostitution, abuse arrested in Cebu

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 05/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A foreign national long wanted for qualified child prostitution, sexual abuse, and human trafficking was arrested on Wednesday morning, May 19, by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI-7) in Barangay Canamucan…

Rescue operations for homeless in Cebu City non-stop

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered another intensified campaign to rescue and bring to their homes the homeless individuals roaming in the city. Labella’s order came amid the request of the Cebu…

FBI raids Quiboloy’s church in Los Angeles in human trafficking probe

Associated Press 01/30/2020

  LOS ANGELES — Federal agents raided a Philippines-based church in Los Angeles early Wednesday in a human trafficking investigation that led to arrests of two church leaders in what prosecutors said was a decades-long scheme to…

BI on ‘heightened alert’ vs human trafficking during ‘Undas’

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 10/28/2019

MANILA, Philippines — To prevent human trafficking during “Undas,” the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has placed its personnel on heightened alert amid the ongoing influx of passengers at airports nationwide. “Be sure that our immigration officers are…

17 suspected human trafficking victims rescued at Mactan-Cebu airport

Krissy Aguilar 10/21/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Authorities have rescued 17 suspected victims of human trafficking at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the Bureau of Immigrations (BI) said Monday. The BI said the victims were intercepted on October 16 and 17…

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