A day after the observance of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, a child trafficker who recruited two (2) minor boys in Cebu was convicted for violating Republic Act 9208, as amended by Republic Act 10364 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003.

The Quezon City Regional Trial Court found Ramil Cañete guilty of qualified human trafficking after recruiting the victims and enticing them to become fashion models in Manila with a promise of a P60,000 salary. Sometime in October 2015, Cañete met the victims in a bar together with six (6) other minors. He presented himself as a talent scout and required his victims to undergo an audition. On the same day, he announced that only the two victims passed the said audition.


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tipreport06 2017
Photo source: US Department of State official website

Countries around the world continue to strive in their fight against human trafficking whose efforts are reflected in the yearly Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report of the US Department of State. This year, the Philippines has once again sustained its top ranking due to its relentless efforts in the elimination of human trafficking. The first time the country met the US standards in fighting trafficking was in 2016. Tier 1 is the highest status a country could receive signifying compliance with the minimum standards of the US’ Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA).


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Speech by Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas
Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO)


Good morning, on behalf of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and the Advocacy and Communications Committee of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking  (IACAT-ADVOCOM), I would like to thank the Inter-Agency Council Against Child Pornography (IACACP) for this  opportunity to be  part of another worthy advocacy,   this time against child pornography.


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TFT Team
The Filipino Times


The Filipino Times UAE PHL raise awareness ramp up campaigns vs human trafficking

DUBAI: Today, human trafficking victims no longer have to fear for their lives and for their security as both the governments of the UAE and the Philippines intensify campaigns to combat the crime in all its forms—from illegal recruitment to exploitation. All they have to do is reach out to the authorities and report their case. Help will promptly be on its way.


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DECEMBER 2015         

Responding to Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Times of Crisis
Reducing the Vulnerabilities of Crisis Affected Populations, Including Migrants, in Preparedness, Response and Recovery Efforts
Sarah Craggs, Laura Lungarotti, Michela Macchiavello, Agnés Tillinac,
International Organization for Migration


Trafficking in persons is a complex and serious crime. The short- and long-term physical and emotional implications can be debilitating and life altering for the victims. The MICIC Initiative aims to help save lives and protect the rights and dignity of migrants. While it is well recognized that trafficking in persons takes place in times of peace, it can equally take place in times of crisis.  Migrants are abused, exploited, and lose their lives at the hands of human traffickers in times of armed conflict or natural disaster. This dimension, however, is largely overlooked by governmental and non-governmental actors alike and merits specific attention.

Read full article here.

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Cover of “The Other Migrant Crisis” Research Paper released by IOM

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region especially in the Gulf has continuously attracted migrants from around the world due to the region’s oil boom and dramatic upsurge of all kinds of construction.


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