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PIA Press Release
2007/01/29

Human traffickers found opening up new route in Calbayog-Masbate

Tacloban City (January 29) -- A new exit or entry point for human traffickers has evolved. This is the Calbayog-Masbate route, which is a new route that was created after the completion of the Calbayog Port.

This turn of event was brought to the attention of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) during the Harampang Ha PIA held at the PIA Regional Office 8 today.

DSWD Director Letecia Corillo promised to look into this information and to see to it that the needed interventions are put in place at the Calbayog Port.

Director Corillo said that there is an inter-agency committee at the ports of entry and exit in Allen and in Liloan. The teams were properly trained to be able to determine whether a child is a victim of trafficking.

Human Trafficking which is now considered a global problem, is a major concern of Region 8 considering that Region 8 is the center of the Philippines. Those who are traveling by land from Luzon to Mindanao and vice versa pass by Eastern Visayas.

In the Region, there are already two cases of human trafficking which were filed and are awaiting resolution, Director Corillo said. There has never been any human trafficking conviction in the Region, Director Corillo said and that DSWD is raring to have the first conviction if only to give a signal to the human traffickers that the government will not tolerate their illegal activities.

There has already been two convictions, however, in Zamboanga, Director Corillo added. Two Cases are now pending in the Courts in Calbayog City which was chosen because of its proximity to the port of Allen in Northern Samar.

In the end, Director Corillo said that there is a need to educate the people especially the young adults so that they will not become victims of human trafficking. More often than not, the victims give consent to the human traffickers because they are in dire need for work. Also, many times, the parents are the ones who push their children by consenting that they go with the perpetrators.

It is the consensus that poverty is the root cause of victims of human trafficking. Aside from going after the human traffickers so that they will not be able to continue their illegal activities, the solution really is helping the families to have sufficient resources. (PIA 8) [top]

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