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We’re going after sex offenders, says Palace

The Interagency Commission Against Trafficking—composed of scores of government and law enforcement agencies—has been tasked to rid the country of a pedophile ring victimizing minors, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said on Thursday.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Indian maid, 11, tortured with chillies—police

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Indian police have arrested a trader for allegedly torturing an 11-year-old maid who was forced to eat chillies which were also rubbed on her body, an official said Monday, in the latest abuse of domestic servants.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Poe seeks probe of unregistered births

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At least 7.5 million Filipinos, including children, are vulnerable to trafficking and may also find it difficult to enrol in schools, find jobs, travel or run for office—all because their births were not registered.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Women, kids in danger in evacuation centers–Gabriela

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In the crowded condition of evacuation centers, women and children become vulnerable to rape, trafficking, prostitution and other forms of exploitation, the party-list group Gabriela warned on Monday. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In the crowded condition of evacuation centers, women and children become vulnerable to rape, trafficking, prostitution and other forms of exploitation, the party-list group Gabriela warned on Monday, as it urged the government to speed up the provision of basic social services to counter these risks, especially in areas battered by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Graft in PH blocking bid vs trafficking, says exec

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Despite significant gains, the country’s fight against human trafficking is being hindered by government corruption, according to an official of an interagency task force against trafficking.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tougher stance against trafficking

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Some Cebu City residents may find it disturbing that their city government allowed two bars which were the venues of two raids by an anti-trafficking task force to continue to operate despite the incident.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Nigeria frees 16 women in latest ‘baby factory’ raid

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Nigerian police have raided a home and freed 16 pregnant young women who were allegedly being forced to have babies to be offered for sale for trafficking or other purposes, police said Thursday.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NBI’s focus: Cybercrime, trafficking, drug cases

Officials of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) yesterday paid a courtesy call on Cebu Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Devastated areas hunting ground for traffickers, warns DSWD head

SURVIVORS of Typhoon “Pablo” in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, reach out for relief goods being handed out from a dump truck. FRINSTON LIM / INQUIRER MINDANAO

An alert has been raised for the possible entry of human trafficking syndicates in areas devastated by Typhoon “Pablo” that the head of the social welfare department said are now hunting grounds for traffickers in search of their most vulnerable preys—women and children.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tanzania seizes million dollar elephant ivory haul

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Tanzanian police have seized over 200 elephant tusk pieces valued at around a million dollars from 91 different animals, officials said on Wednesday.

Posted: October 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ivory probe team blocked from Cebu church

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Philippine authorities looking for religious statues made from “blood” ivory were prevented from entering a church where the banned items were allegedly kept, a government investigator said Saturday.

Posted: September 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Capitol to probe complaint on province jail prostitution

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The Capitol will investigate reports of trafficking of women inside the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) in Barangay Kalunasan, Cebu City.

Posted: August 15th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Cop, wife held after 21 women rescued from trafficking gang

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Police have rescued 21 women from a trafficking syndicate allegedly being run by a policeman and his wife during a series of operations in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi.

Posted: August 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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