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The ‘T’ visa: Relief for workers who are victims of human trafficking

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After paying substantial sums of money for the opportunity to work in the United States, hundreds of workers claim to have been victims of human trafficking.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Swede arrested for taking pictures of naked girls in Cebu

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A 60-year-old Swedish tourist was arrested on Sunday after he was caught with two teenaged girls inside his house in Barangay (village) Dumlog here.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Release Japanese nationals nabbed for cybersex den operation – DOJ

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered the release of three Japanese nationals and four Filipinos after the police failed to include in their complaint the evidence that the seven respondents are allegedly engaged in the operation of a cybersex den in Pangasinan.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UNFPA to intensify health services for women in Yolanda-hit areas

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said it would have to spend $16.2 million to address the reproductive health and protection needs of some 3.5 million women and girls of child-bearing age affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the Visayas.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DOJ eyeing more PH embassy execs in Kuwait in human trafficking probe

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A prosecutor of the Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a House of Representatives hearing that a number of high-ranking embassy officials may be allegedly involved in illegal recruitment and human trafficking of Filipinos to Kuwait.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH embassy execs in Kuwait face trafficking raps

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A task force of the Department of Justice has recommended a preliminary investigation and the subsequent filing of charges of human trafficking and illegal recruitment against 12 people, including officials at the Philippine embassy in Kuwait.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Children’s charity to widen drive vs trafficking of ‘Yolanda’ victims

A young boy waits at the side of the road for fresh water surrounded by debris from Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

A UK-based children’s charity said on Friday it will expand an antihuman trafficking project in the Philippines, as fears grow that young survivors of deadly Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”) are becoming easy prey.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

16 bound for overseas work stopped at Naia-2 over questionable documents

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Sixteen overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who were believed to be victims of a human trafficking syndicate were stopped by the immigration authorities from leaving the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) on Tuesday.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Worker abuse by diplomats a problem, advocates say

Members and supporters from a coalition of organizations supporting domestic workers, rally outside the Indian Consulate in New York where Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general was believed to be staying after she was arrested and charged with lying on a visa form. AP

The prosecution of an Indian consular official in New York for allegedly forcing her maid to toil for little pay highlights a problem advocates say is all too common — workers for foreign governments who bring along the baggage of human trafficking to the US.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Traffickers preying on typhoon victims, US solons warn

Typhoon survivors Maria Jane Bacsal and her sister Maria Nina Rose, left, rest inside the Redemptorist church, which is serving as an evacuation center, on Nov. 28, 2013, in Tacloban City.  AP FILE PHOTO

Thousands of women and children in the Philippines risk falling prey to human traffickers in the aftermath of last month’s catastrophic typhoon, lawmakers and the chief United States aid agency warned Tuesday.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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