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Senate probe of POEA’s ‘role’ in human trafficking slated 01/30/2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Senate probe of POEA’s ‘role’ in human trafficking slated

01/30/2011
The alleged anomalies and collusion of some officials and employees of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) with syndicates engaged in human trafficking, in the guise of recruitment of migrant Filipino workers, are set to be unveiled in the Senate anytime soon following a move to conduct an investigation by the blue ribbon committee.

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV initiated the filing of Resolution 329 in the light of complaints lodged with the Department of Justice pointing to the alleged connivance between POEA officials and three recruitment agencies that led to the exploitation of around 100 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

It was found out that the licenses of these recruiters had expired and yet were not sanctioned by the POEA, the senator noted.

“Concerns have been raised by various stakeholders regarding allegations that certain officials and employees of the POEA are themselves involved in human trafficking and violations of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act,” Trillanes said..... MORE

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