Posts Tagged human trafficking

Hontiveros wants Senate probe into alleged trafficking of Filipino women in Syria

Robie de Guzman   •   February 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday called on the Senate to launch an inquiry into the reported human trafficking of Filipino women allegedly recruited to work in the...

DOLE tracks down recruitment agencies that sold Filipinos in Syria

Marje Pelayo   •   January 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government has vowed to bring home a group of Filipino migrant workers who were tricked into working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only to...

Intercepted Filipino victims of illegal recruitment, trafficking down in 2020 – BI

Robie de Guzman   •   January 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday reported that close to 12,000 Filipino travelers were barred from leaving the country last year amid the bureau’s continued drive...

3 suspected trafficking victims rescued at Clark Airport — BI

Robie de Guzman   •   December 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Clark International Airport have rescued three women suspected of being human trafficking victims who attempted to leave the country by...

7 alleged human trafficking victims intercepted at NAIA – BI

Robie de Guzman   •   September 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday said its officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) recently intercepted seven Filipinos who were suspected of being victims...

BI intercepts suspected human trafficking victim at NAIA

Robie de Guzman   •   March 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday said its personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have rescued a suspected human trafficking victim attempting to depart...

Immigration Bureau intercepts 4 human trafficking victims at Mactan Airport

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 12, 2020

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has intercepted four suspected victims of human trafficking at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). According to BI port operations division chief Grifton Medina, the four...

Taiwanese POGO employee seeks help after alleged abuse from Chinese employer

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 12, 2020

A Taiwanese national claims she was a victim of human trafficking after she was forced to work at a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) company. Twenty-three- year-old Taiwanese national Lai Yu...

7 suspected trafficking victims intercepted at NAIA – BI

Robie de Guzman   •   February 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Operatives of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have intercepted seven women who were suspected of being victims of a human...

3 passengers bound for Jeju, South Korea stopped at NAIA

Robie de Guzman   •   January 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have intercepted three male passengers allegedly attempting to leave for Jeju, South Korea in the guise of being...

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