By Tina Santos
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.
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.
By Christine O. Avendaño
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.
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.
By Niña P. Calleja
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.
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.
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.
Instead of being penalized, trafficked persons should be regarded as victims.
By Philip C. Tubeza
To help get rid of scalawags in its ranks, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has reshuffled 19 officials assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) and seven other airports.
Airline passengers off-loaded by immigration officers for one reason or another should be able to get a ticket refund.
An Australian resident of Hong Kong has been arrested for sexually abusing children in the Philippines, police said Tuesday.
A Saudi princess has been charged with human trafficking for allegedly holding a domestic worker against her will at a California condominium, prosecutors said.