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…

Wisconsin man arrested, accused of enslaving Filipina and her son

09/07/2019

  MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – A high school teacher lured a Filipino woman and her son to the U.S., promising them a better life but instead forced them to work as his servants. He is facing felony charges.…

Sex den ‘for Pogo workers’ busted

Dexter Cabalza - Inquirer.net 09/06/2019

Six Vietnamese women were rescued by the police from an alleged prostitution den in a condominium building in Makati City run by two Chinese women. The women were found by policemen in four rooms of the condominium…

Police solicit Cebuanos support in fight against human trafficking

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The police on its own are incapable of putting an end to the trafficking of women and children. Police Captain Arizien Otida, information officer of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said they…

Pregnant mom nabbed for trafficking six-year-old daughter, sisters online

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police arrested a pregnant woman after she was caught in the act of offering sexual online predators to livestream videos of her minor daughter, and her two sisters.  The 22-year-old mother was arrested…

Pinoys told to be wary of overseas job offerings through social media

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 04/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Filipinos are advised to be cautious about overseas job offerings from recruitment agencies that operate through the social media like Facebook, Viber or WhatsApp. This is the advice of the Department of Foreign…

Mom arrested for sexually exploiting daughters and niece to face cybercrime, human trafficking charges 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/05/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – Charges of cybercrime and human trafficking will be filed against the mother who was arrested in Alcantara town on Monday afternoon, February 4, 2019,  for allegedly exploiting her daughters and niece. Read:…

In Focus: Ending violence against women

11/07/2018

Human trafficking victimizes around 700,000 people worldwide each year. “In the Asia Pacific region, 43 percent are used for forced commercial sexual exploitation of whom 98 percent are women and girls,” revealed Atty. Katrina Legarda, a women’s…

Danish national nabbed for human trafficking

Agnes B. Alpuerto, Marc Eric Cosep 11/02/2017

A Danish national was arrested for allegedly bringing a minor in a resort in Compostela town on Wednesday. The suspect, identified as Josef Bertelsen, was apprehended inside the resort after a resort staff called up Compostela Police…

Hidden crime

Editorial 06/01/2017

The arrest of a mother who wasn’t able to pay her power bills for her shanty yet managed to operate a sari-sari store that served as the venue for her cyberporn trafficking was all the more alarming…

Police arrest US Navy retiree for checking in with minors in Sta. Fe resort

05/18/2017

CEBU CITY–A 40-year-old former American serviceman was was arrested on Wednesday night after checking in with two teenaged sisters at a beach resort in Barangay Talisay, Sta. Fe town on Bantayan Island, northern Cebu. Jason Stone, a…

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