Campaign vs human trafficking continues: 3 teeners rescued PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 11:41

Four female minors were rescued from human trafficking by the Zamboanga City Base Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (ZSBATF) while aboard a commercial vessel at the local wharf that was bound for Bongao, Tawi-Tawi.

The Philippine Center on Transnational Crimes (PCTC) Western Mindanao Field Office categorized the age brackets of  the four minors female as — from 16 to 17 years old. They were brought to the Bahay Silongan of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-9 for temporary shelter and moral advice before they will be sent back to their homes in  Molave, Zamboanga del Sur and Pagadian City.

According to the victims, their were carried away by the “sweet talk” and promises of a recruiter who is still at large as of press time. The recruiter promised them job as helper in Lamion, Bongao,  Tawi-Tawi before they will sent to work in Sabah, Malaysia.

On the other hand,  the Philippine Center on Transnational Crimes Western Mindanao  Field Office with personnel  of the Department of Welfare and Development-9 fetched three women to Zamboanga City from Bongao Tawi-Tawi. They were would-be victims of human trafficking  recruited to work in Sabah, Malaysia. They were rescued by the Bongao Inter-Agency Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces (BIATTF) at the Sanga-Sanga Airport last June 1, 2013. The three women came from Maluso,  Basilan, and Luuk and Talipao in the province of Sulu.

The three women were brought by the PCTCWMFO operatives to the DSWD-9’s Bahay Silongan. — Allen Abastillas