Seminar on human trafficking held in Zambo City PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 12:29


The City Social Welfare and Development Office recently sponsored a seminar and training on Reublic Act 10364 of  2012, otherwise known as the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act.

The training seminar was held by batch at Alavar Seafoods Restaurant from  November 12 to December 21, 2015. The participants were teachers from different schools in the region under the Department of Education and religious groups .

The speakers were Philippine Center on Transnational Crimes Western Mindanao Field Officer Head Chief Inspector Alexander Lorenzo and SPO1 Ryan Temporada.

The participants were lectured on affidavit drafting with practical, helpful attitude and behavior, effective communication, gender sensitivity, human rights approach, establishment of local inter-agency task forces, Help Desk in ports and terminals, sharing of best practices and Task Force actions, protecting women and children from trafficking, spotting red flags in ports and airports, spotting the demand for sex tourism and forced labor, mobilizing youth movements in schools, churches and communities.

Lorenzo said that human traffickers do not choose their victims. Their targets are mostly innocent and poor people.

He said the traffickers strategies include inducing and alluring their victms with big amounts of money.

“They (traffickers)  talk like a lamb and gives the victims sweet talks and promises,” Lorenzo said as he asked local residents if there are suspected human traffickers in their area, they can report it to the Philippine Center on Transnational Crimes Western Mindanao Field Office at Camp Batalla RT Lim Boulevard or the City Social Welfare and Development and DSWD 9. — Allen Abastillas