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.

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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).


The Commission on Filipinos Overseas is extending the deadline of submission of entries to the biennial Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards until August 1, 2017. This is in consideration of those who will be submitting media works, especially coming from overseas.

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