Police official warns job seekers on recruitment for Malayia jobs PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 January 2011 14:52

Supt. Celso L. Bael, Western Mindanao Field Officer of the Philippine Center for Transnational  Crimes Office, has warned job seekers who want to work in Malaysia or Indonesia to be extra careful and vigilant.

Bael advises the workers to check the background of their recruiters especially on whether they are registered with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration so that they will not become victim of illegal recruitment or human trafficking and their life will be ruined.

Bael said that illegal recruitment is rampant in Mindanao and most victims are from the provinces. Most illegal recruiters use the sealanes of Zamboanga City, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi because it is a getway to Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines East Asian Growth- Area.   
Most victims bound for Indonesia or Malaysia end up in prostitution dens and most illegal recruiters are Filipinos with Malaysian or Indonesian handlers.

Bael disclosed that very recently Seabased Anti-Trafficking Task Force with PCTC back-up by Zamboanga City Police Office operatives rescued several victims of human trafficking with suspected works description and some others with fake passports bound for Malaysia at the local wharf.
The victims were very fortunate because they were rescued by the Task Force.

Bael also said that Zamboanga City 9th Judicial Region has convicted a human trafficker several years ago. It was a landmark case in the country decided by Judge Jesus Carbon and prosecuted by Prosecutor Darlyn L. Pajarito. — Allen Abastillas