P50,000-reward for tipsters vs illegal recruiters – DOLE
MANILA, Philippines – To crack down on illegal recruitment, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has offered a P50,000-reward for citizens who can give information leading to the arrest of illegal recruiters.
“Illegal recruitment has to stop and its perpetrators jailed. Sinuman na magbibigay ng impormasyon which leads to the arrest of illegal recruiters, bibigyan ng P50,000 na reward (Whoever will give information that will lead to the arrest of illegal recruiters will get P50,000 as reward),” said Bello in a statement on Tuesday, August 23.
Bello hopes that the reward, which will be coming from an association of private recruitment agencies, will encourage citizens to report.
Citizens may start reporting these activities to the new Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) hotline once it is activated.
Bello clarified that the reports will still be validated by the concerned DOLE offices.
"So if ever you find yourself or you know someone that has been a victim, encourage them to report the matter to DOLE," he said. – Rappler.com