29 women arrested from human traffickers PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 March 2017 11:27

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

At least 29 women were rescued during anti-human trafficking operations conducted by authorities from January to March this year.

The figure includes at least three minors who were rescued after they were attempted to be traded in as payment for debt in Zamboanga del Sur.

Supt Christine S. Tan, Chief of the Women and Children Protection Center Mindanao Field Office Unit, said that most of the victims were rescued while they were on their way to Malaysia.

The potential victims came from provinces and cities in Mindanao such as Davao del Sur, Butuan and Zamboanga city.

Some however come from areas in Luzon and the Visayas such as Nueva Ecija, La Union, Taytay Rizal and Las Piñas.

Tan said that the women were lured by up to P70,000 in salaries per month offered by recruiters.

Some of the minors who were reportedly recruited were working in an entertainment house in the city.

Tan warned the public, particularly women, to be alert and extra careful in discerning the motives of these unscrupulous persons.  (Allen Abastillas)