Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::getMamboCore() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/index.php on line 157

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::get() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/sef.php on line 405

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::getMamboCore() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 271

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/traffic/public_html/v5/index.php:157) in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 433

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboDatabase::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/index.php on line 189

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::get() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/index.php on line 207

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::getMamboCore() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 271

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosSession::getCurrent() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/index.php on line 327

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosSession::purge() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 2736

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::get() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 2810

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::getMamboCore() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 271

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboDatabase::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 2812

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::get() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 2737

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::getMamboCore() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 271

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/traffic/public_html/v5/index.php:157) in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 2749

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::set() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/index.php on line 330

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::getMamboCore() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 301

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosMambotHandler::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/index.php on line 350

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosComponentHandler::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/index.php on line 359

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/traffic/public_html/v5/index.php:157) in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 601

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/traffic/public_html/v5/index.php:157) in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 602

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/traffic/public_html/v5/index.php:157) in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 603

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/traffic/public_html/v5/index.php:157) in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 604

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/traffic/public_html/v5/index.php:157) in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 605

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosMainFrame::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/frontend.php on line 51
HK couple made Pinay work for free for 2 years - -- NO to Trafficking --

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosModuleHandler::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/frontend.php on line 44

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosSEF::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/sef.php on line 401

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosSEF::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/sef.php on line 401

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosSEF::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/sef.php on line 401

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosSEF::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/sef.php on line 401
RECOMMEND | ADVANCED SEARCH | STEER PROJECT BROCHURE | LINKS
Anti-Human Traffickinghomeeventspublicationscontact usAnti-Human Trafficking Strengthening the Enabling Environment to Improve Response to TIP and TIP Related Cases (STEER) Project Anti-Trafficking Hotline +63 2 433 9440
Anti-Human Trafficking/Illegal Recruitment
Resourcesinternational documentsphilippine documentsfrom the newsUsapang TIPTIP FAQs
 

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosComponentHandler::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/frontend.php on line 20

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosMenuHandler::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/index.php on line 363

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosSEF::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/sef.php on line 401

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosSEF::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/sef.php on line 401

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosSEF::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/sef.php on line 401

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosCache::getCache() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.php on line 32

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::get() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 2657

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::getMamboCore() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 271

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::get() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 2659

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::getMamboCore() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 271

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::get() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 2660

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::getMamboCore() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 271

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::get() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 2661

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::getMamboCore() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/core.classes.php on line 271

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosPathway::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.php on line 1008

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosSEF::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/sef.php on line 401

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosSEF::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/sef.php on line 401

Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method HTML_content::show() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/Cache/Lite/Function.php on line 97

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosMambotHandler::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/mambots/content/mosemailcloak.php on line 32

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/mambots/content/mosemailcloak.php on line 33

Strict Standards: Non-static method HTML_content::Title() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 459

Strict Standards: Non-static method HTML_content::PdfIcon() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 462

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosMainFrame::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 610

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosHTML::PrintIcon() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 465

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosMainFrame::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/mamboHTML.php on line 286

Strict Standards: Non-static method HTML_content::EmailIcon() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 468

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosMainFrame::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 635
HK couple made Pinay work for free for 2 years
Strict Standards: Non-static method HTML_content::EditIcon() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 565
PDF Print E-mail

Strict Standards: Non-static method HTML_content::Section_Category() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 500

Strict Standards: Non-static method HTML_content::Section() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 662

Strict Standards: Non-static method HTML_content::Category() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 665

Strict Standards: Non-static method HTML_content::Author() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 503

Strict Standards: Non-static method HTML_content::CreateDate() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 506

Strict Standards: Non-static method mamboCore::getMamboCore() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/includes/mambofunc.php on line 284

Strict Standards: Non-static method HTML_content::URL() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 509

Strict Standards: Non-static method HTML_content::ModifiedDate() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 525

Strict Standards: Non-static method HTML_content::ReadMore() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 528
May 02, 2012 at 03:30 PM

Strict Standards: Non-static method HTML_content::TOC() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 515
Justice Undersecretary Jose Vicente Salazar talks to a Filipina domestic helper who was forced to work without pay in Hong Kong upon her arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Monday. Rudy Santos
Zoom

MANILA, Philippines - A Filipina domestic helper was repatriated Monday after a Chinese couple in Hong Kong forced her to work without pay for two years.

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima and Undersecretary Jose Vicente Salazar welcomed the woman when she arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2, accompanied by her mother and sister.

Salazar, who heads the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), said he believes the woman, who is in her early 20s, is a victim of a Philippines-based human trafficking syndicate that lured her into accepting an offer to illegally work in Hong Kong.

All work, no pay

The woman entered Hong Kong as a tourist in 2008 after she was promised work as a caregiver for the aging mother of her recruiter’s sister-in-law.

Upon her arrival in Hong Kong, the woman was made to work for a Chinese couple who served her employer, while her employer kept her passport. Even when she fell ill, she was not allowed to return to the Philippines.

Her family never received the salary her recruiter promised, Salazar said.

The woman’s employer only allowed her to leave when her father died in 2010. She said her employer warned her not to disclose her status as an illegal worker and the treatment she received.

The woman surrendered to Hong Kong immigration officials. She was jailed for two more years while the Sha Tin court tried her for overstaying and working without the necessary permits, the DOJ said.

When news of the woman’s plight reached the DOJ last month, De Lima said she dispatched Salazar and other IACAT officials to assist the woman and facilitate her repatriation.

De Lima, in a press conference Monday, vowed to pursue charges against the woman’s recruiter.

“We are mobilizing the resources of government and our private sector partners to make sure there will be no repeat of cases similar to this,” she said. “The government and our partners are determined to protect the rights and interests of Filipinos even beyond our borders.”

Meanwhile, the IACAT and its non-government partner, the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, lauded a Malaysian court for ending the human trafficking activities of Singaporean man Eugene Lim Beng Huat, also known as “Alfred Lim,” who allegedly victimized more than 100 Filipina workers.

The sessions court of Malaysia sentenced Lim to a total of six years imprisonment after finding him guilty on two counts of human trafficking of two Filipinas four years ago.

Earlier reports linked Lim to a pattern of illegal recruitment and trafficking with some immigration officials at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport, implicating 18 immigration officers stationed there. De Lima dismissed the 18 immigration officials in 2010 and charged them with grave misconduct, conduct prejudicial to the best interest of service, dishonesty, gross neglect of duty.

According to witnesses, the women were physically and sexually abused by employers who paid Lim in advance. Some of them were forced into prostitution at Lim’s three-story townhouse in Kuala Lumpur, they said.

Lim also beat up women who were returned by their dissatisfied employers who seek a refund, officials said. --Rudy Santos The Philippine Star

Strict Standards: Non-static method HTML_content::Navigation() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 536

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosHTML::CloseButton() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 539

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosHTML::BackButton() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/components/com_content/content.html.php on line 542
 
 
 

 

     
  The US Department of State, G/TIP and Solidarity Center STEER Project
 
 
US Department of State, G/TIP
Made possible through funds provided by the US Department of State, G/TIP
to the Solidarity Center Philippine Office
American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center Philippines)
 
Copyright © 2007-2008. The US Department of State, G/TIP and Solidarity Center STEER Project. All Rights Reserved.

Strict Standards: Non-static method mosMambotHandler::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/traffic/public_html/v5/index.php on line 389