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DoJ chief vows intensified drive vs human trafficking 08/01/2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

DoJ chief vows intensified drive vs human trafficking


08/01/2010
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima yesterday vowed to send people behind bars in her agency’s effort to leave no stone unturned in cracking down white slavery and human trafficking in the country.

According to her, she ordered a no-nonsense campaign against human trafficking by the fledgling Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) which will review pending cases before the council and work for the immediate resolution of those cases. 

De Lima’s order came at the heels of a meeting with President Aquino where the Chief Executive expressed concern over large-scale human trafficking cases in the country.

The President also said the battle against trafficking in persons — child and women trafficking, labor trafficking and organ trafficking — is one of the priority concerns of the administration.

The meeting was also attended by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman, Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, and Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo.... MORE

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