303 RESCUED BAJAO

232 out of the 303 Indigenous Bajau People (IPs)  who arrived last Friday (June 4) at the Manila North Harbour Seaport are now homebound for Zamboanga. 71 of them remain in Manila and are currently in a temporary shelter in Quezon City. Among those who remain in Manila, four have been identified to have COVID-19, continue reading : 303 RESCUED BAJAO

UNUSUAL INFLUX OF 305 BADJAO PASSENGERS FROM ZAMBOANGA BOUND FOR MANILA; INTERCEPTION OF ALLEGED HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

June 5, 2021 (Saturday) – 305 Indigenous Bajau People from Zamboanga were rescued on Fridaymorning at the Manila North Harbour Seaport. They are victims of alleged violations of the RepublicAct (R.A.) No. 9208 also known as the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003, as amended by R.A.No. 10364, and R.A. No. 7610 or the the continue reading : UNUSUAL INFLUX OF 305 BADJAO PASSENGERS FROM ZAMBOANGA BOUND FOR MANILA; INTERCEPTION OF ALLEGED HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

U.S. and Philippines Conclude Child Protection Compact Partnership

On April 29, senior U.S. and Philippinegovernment officials conducted the final high-level dialogue to markaccomplishments and outline next steps after the conclusion of the four-year U.S.-Philippines Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership.The dialogue centered on recognizing the progress made over the lastfour years towards achieving the CPC Partnership’s objectives ofimproving the government’s capacity to investigate and continue reading : U.S. and Philippines Conclude Child Protection Compact Partnership

Global Resolve Against Online Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Global Virtual Summit

“The Philippine Government refuses to idly stand by while this reprehensible crime threatens our children. We have been tenacious in the pursuit to end it in the country by sustaining and scaling all our efforts to address this issue.” This is the strong message of Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra, Chair of the Inter-Agency Council Against continue reading : Global Resolve Against Online Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Global Virtual Summit

Prosecuting Online Sexual Exploitation (POSE) Training

September 21-24, 2020 – The International Justice Mission (IJM), in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, through the United States Department of Justice – Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance (US-DOJ-OPDAT), and the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), trained sixteen (16) Prosecutors on Prosecuting Online Sexual Exploitation (POSE). This is the fifth in continue reading : Prosecuting Online Sexual Exploitation (POSE) Training