Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Tuesday, 15 October 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << October 2019 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2009/06/19

Devanadera urges speedy resolution of human trafficking cases

Manila (19 June) -- Acting Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary and concurrent Solicitor General Agnes Devanadera urged prosecutors on Thursday to exert utmost efforts to facilitate the speedy resolution of cases involving human trafficking pending in the courts of law.

Devanadera made the move in answer to the 2009 Global Trafficking in Persons (GTIP) report of the United States State Department placing the Philippines on Tier 2 Watch List.

The US State Department report noted that "overall, the government did not show evidence of progress in convicting offenders, particularly those responsible for labor trafficking".

Devanadera also urged DOJ prosecutors to ask judges to expedite decisions on human trafficking cases pending in their salas.

She, however, noted that the DOJ does not exercise supervision and control over the courts where some of the human trafficking cases remained unresolved.

For his part, Assistant Chief State Prosecutor Severino Gana Jr., chairman of the DOJ's Task Force on Trafficking in Persons, took exception to the US State Department report.

Gana reasoned out that the US State Department failed to take note of the recent convictions by the Cebu City Regional Trial Court.

Among such convictions include that of a case of a female accused who was sentenced to suffer life imprisonment and fined P3 million.

The accused was found guilty of harboring a person for the purpose of pornography and/or sexual exploitation.

She was found to have brought five persons of minor age who were brought to her house and were asked to pose naked in front of a web camera. (PIA-MMIO) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»CSC bares results of March 29, 2009 civil service exam
»CSC XI officially launches its Citizens Charter
»JAS, now a 4Ps community
»DOST-PAGASA observes TFAW
»Feature: Race against time on World Population Day
»JICA funds one project per cluster industry
»Davao youth TV reporters tackle bullying in schools
»Region 8 welcomes giant investor in Tacloban
»NSCB announces 1st NSM Media Awards
»656 jobseekers hired on spot during Freedom Day jobs fair
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines