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Even 2-month-old babies can be cybersex victims – watchdog

Jun 29, 2017 - 5:40 PM

International Justice Mission says abuse comes in many forms with children s parents even sometimes involved in their own exploitation

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Jun 29, 2017 - 10:38 AM

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PH meets U.S. standards vs trafficking for 2nd straight year

Jun 28, 2017 - 12:49 PM

The Philippines remains in Tier 1 of the US State Department s annual Trafficking in Persons TIP report

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hosts the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 27, 2017. State Department photo/ Public Domain

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INSIDE MARAWI. The street named after the late Philippine Senator Domocao Alonto Sr is in ruins after being targeted military airstrikes after terrorists occupied the area. This photo was taken on Sunday, June 25, 2017, when rescuers took advantage of the Eid'l Fitr ceasefire to save trapped civilians. Photo courtesy of the Marawi city government

U.S. lists China among worst human trafficking offenders

Jun 28, 2017 - 8:59 AM

The release of the annual Trafficking in Persons Report appears to signal the Trump administration s closer embrace of human rights issues as an integral part of its foreign policy

2017 REPORT. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hosts the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 27, 2017. State Department photo/ Public Domain

For 1st time, PH meets US standards vs trafficking

Jul 01, 2016 - 10:42 AM

The Philippines becomes the only Southeast Asian country under Tier 1 of the US trafficking report – the parting legacy of former president Benigno Aquino III

SUSPECTED TRAFFICKERS. A Filipino couple, suspected of engaging in trafficking in persons and child pornography, is escorted at the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila, Philippines, on April 26, 2016. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

US human trafficking report notes 'indiscriminate' offloading in PH

Jul 30, 2015 - 8:13 AM

Immigration Chief Siegfred Mison admits the matter of offloading – deferred departure – is really a judgment call but adds that the bureau will do its work without fear or favor

Philippine citizens lining up at immigration counters at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, May 5, 2011. Jay Directo/AFP

US human trafficking report backs Sereno-led court reform

Jul 29, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Some 52 volunteer courts are involved in the judicial experiment of the continuous trial system but the 2015 TIP report recommends the expansion of the system Courts need additional budget for this

'APPRECIATE INSTITUTIONS.' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says Filipinos must appreciate institutions, and plan long-term to build a modern nation.

US to PH: Punish officials linked to human trafficking

Jul 28, 2015 - 10:03 AM

The Philippines remains under the Tier 2 ranking of the US Trafficking in Persons TIP report – it does not fully comply with minimum standards to eliminate trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so

GLOBAL SCOURGE. A Palace official says the Philippines is doing its part to curb human trafficking despite a US report challenging the government to do so. Graphic by Emil Mercado/Generic Image from Shutterstock

US blasts Thailand, rewards Malaysia on trafficking

Jul 28, 2015 - 12:15 AM

According to the International Labour Organization trafficking in persons represents a 150 billion a year industry This includes 99 billion for the sex industry alone

Looking back: First anti-trafficking law in Southeast Asia

May 26, 2015 - 3:52 PM

On May 26 2003 the Philippines enacts the Anti Trafficking in Persons Act the first law of such kind in Southeast Asia What has happened since then?

Palace: PH trying its best to convict human traffickers

Jun 21, 2014 - 4:15 PM

A US trafficking report however says Corruption at all levels of government including Philippine diplomatic missions abroad enabled traffickers and undermined the government’s overall efforts to combat trafficking

GLOBAL SCOURGE. A Palace official says the Philippines is doing its part to curb human trafficking despite a US report challenging the government to do so. Graphic by Emil Mercado/Generic Image from Shutterstock

US to PH: Convict more labor traffickers

Jun 20, 2014 - 11:40 PM

The US State Department says the Philippines has failed to meet minimum standards to end modern day slavery

GLOBAL SCOURGE. The Philippines needs to convict more human traffickers, the US State Department says. Graphic by Emil Mercado/Generic Image from Shutterstock

PH courts weaken anti-trafficking efforts

Jun 20, 2013 - 1:39 PM

For the second straight year the Philippines fails to get a higher anti trafficking rating from the US

Trafficking in Persons report: PH still under Tier 2

Jun 20, 2012 - 11:55 AM

The Philippines is a source country and to a much lesser extent a destination and transit country for men women and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor

Trafficking in Persons report 2012.

Up to 27 million people living in slavery worldwide: US

Jun 20, 2012 - 10:16 AM

As America prepares to mark the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the emancipation of US slaves people must reflect on how much further we have to go to free all these 27 million victims Clinton said at the unveiling of the 2012 Trafficking in Persons report

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking during the release of the 2012 Trafficking in Persons report at the US Department of State in Washington DC, June 19, 2012. Frame grab courtesy of the US Department of State.