BI, CFO set up system vs human trafficking, illegal recruitment

BI, CFO set up system to combat trafficking, illegal recruitment

/ 05:42 PM March 16, 2024

BI, CFO set up system to combat trafficking, illegal recruitment

FILE PHOTO: Passengers troop to the Clark International Airport (CIA) in Pampanga in this photo taken on April 21, 2023. The airport has flights to 20 domestic and overseas destinations. On March 13, 2024, a potential victim of human trafficking was stopped by authorities at the CIA. The Bureau of Immigration said she attempted to board a flight to Busan, South Korea, using a fakeCommission on Filipinos Overseas certificate. (Photo by Tonette T. Orejas)

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) and Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) joined hands to fight illegal recruitment and human trafficking at various ports of the country.

BI said they set up a system with the CFO to collect data for verification at ports of entry and exit nationwide.


“The integration of our systems to share real-time data will provide streamlined and efficient services to the public,” BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said in a statement Saturday.


READ: Human trafficking now a ‘global threat’ – Bureau of Immigration

Meanwhile, the BI revealed also on Saturday that its agents stopped a potential human trafficking victim at Clark International Airport on March 13.

READ: BI intercepts 3 illegally recruited women at Zamboanga port

The Filipina reportedly attempted to board a flight to Busan, South Korea. However, she was intercepted by authorities upon verification that she was carrying a counterfeit CFO certificate.

During questioning, the woman admitted that she bought the fake CFO certificate for P8,500 from a peddler she met via Facebook.

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