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PIA Press Release
2009/10/03

DOJ Secretary commends Davao prosecutor for anti-trafficking work

By Mai Gevera

Davao City (3 October) -- Acting Secretary of Justice Agnes Devenadera personally awarded a commendation yesterday (October 1) to Assistant Prosecutor Jose Garcia for successfully prosecuting a trafficking case, the first in Region XI and 9th in the country.

Data showed that there are few successful cases on anti-trafficking in persons despite the growing number of cases of child labor and other forms of trafficking.

Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc cited only two trafficking cases prosecuted in 2007 and 2008.

However, the National Prosecution Service of Region XI clarified such statistics claiming that there are actually ten anti-trafficking prosecuted cases in the region since 2007. All of these cases were filed in Davao City ; of these only one led to conviction, two were dismissed and the remaining seven are still pending in court.

NPS attributed such slow-paced prosecution of anti-trafficking cases to the lack of resources to finance the management of these cases like the incidental litigation expenses. The office also believed that witnesses and victims are also vulnerable to economic enticements from traffickers.

However, Devenadera recommended for coordinating agencies like the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Philippine National Police to revisit their case build-up and case management programs to address the logistics constraints identified as an obstacle in the successful prosecution of traffickers. (PIA XI) [top]

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