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Surigao Norte forms local technical working group on anti-trafficking

by Fryan E. Abkilan

SURIGAO DEL NORTE (January 31) -- The USAID/Solidarity Center/Anti-Trafficking Project2, in coordination with the Philippine Information Agency Surigao del Norte, organized an anti-trafficking local technical working group (TWG) in the province.

The new task force, which brings together an array of law enforcement and non-governmental organizations throughout the province, serves as just the latest example of the government under the Arroyo Administration's strong commitment in rooting out modern-day slavery. The recently launched TWG in the province also coincided with a series of Focused Group Discussions (FGD) on human trafficking attended by nearly 120 law enforcement officials, prosecutors, social service providers, SB members and community leaders throughout Surigao del Norte.

The new Human Trafficking Local Technical Working Group members are composed of the Philippine National Police, Provincial Social Welfare Development Office, City Social Welfare Office, PESO, DepED, DILG, Trade Union leaders, local Media, Rotaract Club of Metro Surigao, People's Organizations and Non-Government Organizations.

The local TWG hoped to broaden the support for the anti-trafficking campaign in the provincial level, improve multi-sectoral coordination and intervention at the local and national levels to prevent trafficking in person (TIP) incidents, protect and assist TIP victims and other vulnerable groups, including in tracking complaints and cases, documentation and case build-up, and in actual filing of cases.

From August to December of last year, the City Social Welfare Office have assisted a total of 16 trafficking victims. Meanwhile, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) here reported a total of 82 rescued victims of Anti-Trafficking from January to December 2006 in close coordination with the Philippine National Police and Department of Labor and Employment. (PIA-Surigao del Norte) [top]

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