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Singaporean, 13 Filipinos arrested for human trafficking; 36 women rescued

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Authorities raided a recruitment agency in Las Piñas City suspected to be a front for human trafficking and rescued 36 women on Friday night.

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

Group slams bail for Italian envoy

AMBASSADOR Daniele Bosio in a photo taken from the official website of the Italian Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. FILE PHOTO

Members of an antihuman trafficking group on Friday stormed the regional trial court in this city to assail the court’s ruling that allowed the temporary release of Italian diplomat Daniele Bosio, who was arrested and detained for the alleged abuse and trafficking of three Filipino children.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Singapore urged: Shut down ‘slave auction’


The Akbayan party-list group has denounced what it called a “modern-day slave auction” in Singapore in which maids, including Filipinos, are displayed and marketed at a shopping mall in the city state.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Tier 2 on human trafficking chart good enough for PH–De Lima


Keeping its Tier 2 ranking in the fight against human trafficking the past four years is still a “feat” for the country that could be attributed to the significant increase in the government’s conviction of traffickers, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Tuesday.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Italian envoy in child abuse case says he’s innocent

Italian diplomat Daniele Bosio, center, whose lawyers said he is suffering from kidney problems, grimaces as he arrives to attend his arraignment at the City Prosecutor's office at Biñan, Laguna province, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The judge has canceled the arraignment after his lawyers requested for a review of their petition submitted at the Department of Justice.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVila

An Italian diplomat detained in the Philippines on child abuse charges insisted he was innocent and applied for bail on Wednesday, as he appeared before a court in deteriorating health.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »