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…

IACAT seeks higher conviction rate for sex traffickers

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/27/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that they recorded an increase in convictions related to human trafficking in the country from 2018 to 2019. Lawyer Yvette Coronel, deputy executive director of the…

Anti-trafficking body’s chief appeals to public: Protect women, kids from abuses

Futch Anthony Inso 12/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Respect other people’s rights and protect women and children who are vulnerable to abuses.” This is the appeal of Fernando Gubalane, regional prosecutor and chairperson of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) in…

Police, gov’t lawyers undergo training on prosecuting online sexual exploitation of children

PR 07/08/2019

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — A three-day training course designed to help law enforcers and prosecutors combat online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) in the Philippines ended last June 20, 2019. Held in Davao City, the third iteration…

Belgian charged with child trafficking

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 01/04/2018

  CHARGES were filed before the Cebu Regional Trial Court (RTC) against a Belgian national accused of trafficking four children. Koen Van Den Broek, 60, was charged for violation of Republic Act 7610 or the law that…

Briton nabbed, teen girl rescued in Sta. Fe town

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 08/07/2016

A 43-YEAR-OLD British cook was arrested while a 16-year-old girl was rescued in Barangay Talisay, Sta. Fe last Saturday night. Police said Damian John Selfe, a native of Hampshire, United Kingdom, has been in Sta. Fe since…

Gains, new online threat cited

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/29/2016

As the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) cited in-roads in the fight against human trafficking with the decrease in the availability of children for commercial sex in Metro Cebu, it also acknowledged the emergence of other forms…

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