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Thousands of trafficking victims
Feb 24, 2011 at 08:00 AM
3,534 workers (966 women, 165 minors, 89 males and 2,314 not specified) were victims of human trafficking and illegal recruitment in 98 incidents (26 local; 72 overseas) in the Philippines in January-December 2010 -   a TUCP compilation of trafficking newspaper and media reports show.

Out of 72 (overseas) incidents – the final destinations are:
  • 27 to Middle East
  • 11 to Europe
  • 11 to North and Central America
  • 17 to Asia and the Pacific
  •   1 multiple destinations
  •   5 final destination not specified
28 trafficking for prostitution (9 overseas and 19 local including 13 local child trafficking)
70 trafficking for non-prostitution

This number includes “prevented” trafficking/illegal recruitment incidents.
This number does not include incidents involving drug mules.
This number is understated since TUCP does not monitor all newspapers and internet reports.
Last Updated ( Feb 24, 2011 at 04:54 AM )
Why the Philippines is still in US trafficking Tier 2 Watch List (for 2 years in a row)!
Nov 13, 2010 at 11:55 AM
November 4, 2010 - One day anti-trafficking experiences (of two advocates) with authorities -- show where things can be improved.

One advocate, an ordinary housewife in South Manila, who, suspecting a large-scale illegal recruitment in her neighborhood, reported the incident to a Manila-based anti-trafficking organization, only to be scolded later by the local police for not communicating the incident directly to them.

And the other, the focal person of the Manila-based anti-trafficking organization, who, after receiving the report from the housewife, coordinated the matter with the national emergency hotline, and later when she made the customary follow up, got told by the hotline’s operator that no such report has been received and immediately hung up.
Last Updated ( Nov 13, 2010 at 11:58 AM )
ITUC 2010 Best Practices Manual for Trade Unions highlights TUCP anti-human trafficking initiatives
Jun 16, 2010 at 08:00 AM
The new ITUC publication released on June 16, 2010 details the extent of slavery and other forms of forced labour around the world, and sets out practical steps that trade unions can take to boost the global drive to help the more than 12 million people trapped in the different kinds of forced labour.

The publication, “How to Combat Forced Labour and Trafficking”, gives examples of some of the most prevalent and severe forms of forced labor and human trafficking practices and highlights some of the trade union activities already undertaken: on getting the legal framework in place, on ensuring the proper application of laws and regulations, on promoting prevention policies, and on developing national plans against forced labor.
Last Updated ( Jun 28, 2010 at 09:54 AM )
Forced labor no more: A story of Filipina domestic labor in Koror, Palau
Apr 24, 2010 at 11:24 AM
Through sustained collaboration and the combined efforts of TUCP and the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), a Filipina domestic worker in Koror, Palau returned home safely after more than a month of forced labor.
Nimfa (not her real name) was recruited in July 2009 for a promised one year (working visa) domestic worker job in Koror but turned out her visa was valid only for a month. Information sent to TUCP anti-trafficking helplines also reported that Nimfa’s employer maltreated and physically abused her.
Last Updated ( Apr 24, 2010 at 11:25 AM )
Bus firm signs MOA for free fare to trafficked victims
Jun 11, 2008 at 08:00 AM

from PIA Press Release

Image Bacolod City (11 June) -- Vallacar Transit Inc. recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with an Anti Trafficking In Person (ATIP) crusading NGO, Philippine Solidarity Office (PSO), that would, among others, give free bus fares to returning trafficking victims.

ATIP National Project Coordinator Anna Lee Foz of the United States Department of State Solidarity Center said the MOA contains provisions allowing returning trafficking victim and his or her accompanying family members to have a free bus fare.

Last Updated ( Jun 23, 2008 at 08:42 PM )
Anti-Trafficking Issuances
Nov 25, 2007 at 08:52 PM

NAPOLCOM's Anti-Trafficking MC No. 2004-03
The National Police Commission adopted on 18 May 2004 Memorandum Circular 2004-03 "Guidelines for Improving Case Management and Initiating Efforts Towards Addressing the Problem of Trafficking in Persons" which "orders and directs the PNP to: xxx institutionalize the strict observance of the Standard Reporting Format" for Women's and Children's Protection Desks in all police stations and other offices having stake in such cases, including the submission of accomplished forms to the Napolcom; xxx" The Standard Reporting Format developed by the Project's TWG.

At the representation of Anti-Trafficking Project 1, DILG issued DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2005-26 "Strict Implementation of Republic Act No. 9208"

At the representation of Anti-Trafficking Project 2, DILG issued DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2006-172 "Strengthening LGU's efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons" 

Last Updated ( Sep 12, 2009 at 05:51 AM )
Guide in Accessing Services for Victims-Survivors of Trafficking in Persons
Jan 15, 2007 at 03:38 AM

ImageThe Sub-Committee on Reintegration completed the Guide in Accessing Services for Victims-Survivors of Trafficking in Persons, after 14 draft versions in almost two years of multi-agency, multi-sectoral  discussions chaired by the DSWD. The Anti-Trafficking Project2 TWG approved the Guide in its meeting on 12 October 2006. The Community Networks have also developed and posted local versions of the Guide based on the approved National/NCR Guide. Image

Last Updated ( Sep 12, 2009 at 06:14 AM )
Anti-Trafficking Local Ordinances/Resolutions
Jul 18, 2006 at 05:38 PM

Local ordinances are among the Project's advocacy for jump-starting anti-trafficking activities at the local level.

  • City Ordinance No. 360-s2008
    City Government of Talisay, Province of Negros Occidental
  • Resolution No. 151-s2008
    Municipality of Monkayo, Province of Compostela Valley
  • Resolution No. 08-s2008
    Province of Cavite
  • Ordinance No. 77-s2008
    Municipality of Balingoan, Province of Misamis Oriental
  • Resolution No. 224-s2008
    Municipality of Monkayo, Province of Compostela Valley
  • Ordinance No. 22-s2007
    Municipality of E.B. Magalona, Province of Negros Occidental
  • Resolution No. 20-s2007
    City Government of General Santos

Access to Local Ordinances/Resolutions require membership. 

Last Updated ( Sep 12, 2009 at 05:54 AM )
Anti-Trafficking Instruments
May 31, 2006 at 06:50 PM

The TWG of the Anti-Trafficking Project developed the following instruments to help implement the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act:

Last Updated ( Sep 12, 2009 at 05:48 AM )
Human Trafficking Papers
Jan 08, 2007 at 09:40 AM

Some Good Practices in Prosecuting Cases
--under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 (Republic Act 9208)

A Synthesis of Project-Handled Trafficking Cases

Last Updated ( Sep 12, 2009 at 06:17 AM )
Human Trafficking Publications
May 31, 2006 at 06:40 PM
Last Updated ( Sep 11, 2009 at 11:18 AM )
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