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LAOAG CITY, Nov 25 (PNA) – A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the provincial government and its local government units (LGUs) for the conduct of advocacy against illegal recruitment and human trafficking.

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In the crowded condition of evacation centers, women and children become vulnerable to rape, trafficking, prostitution and other forms of exploitation, the party-list group Gabriela warned yesterday, as it urged the government to speed up the provision of basic social services to counter these risks, especially in areas battered by Supertyphoon "Yolanda".

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A MANAGER of a high-end strip club in Mandaue City will spend her life in jail after she was found guilty by a court for selling minors as prostitutes.

Convicted on July 3 by Judge Raphael Yrastorza of Mandaue City Regional Trial Court branch 28 was Nicole Cabillan, manager of Club Harem Bar and Restaurant. She was also ordered to pay a fine of P5 million for violating the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003.

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DUMAGUETE CITY, June 28 (PIA) -- The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) warned Filipino women on the dangers posed by intermarriages or marriage to foreigners, as human trafficking has been identified as one of the critical issues resulting from it especially under the mail order bride scheme.

Based on records from CFO, women comprise 49 percent of global immigrants.

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CEBU CITY, June 28 (PIA) -- Immigrants and fiancees or spouses of foreigners are encouraged to avail of the free orientation seminars conducted by the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) prior to their departure.

Aileen Macapili, CFO Extension Office information officer, said Cebuanos who are planning to or about to leave the country either as immigrant or as fiancee or spouse of a foreign national should avail of CFO's free services to help them adjust to their new lives abroad.

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Police raided a house in Bacoor, near Manila, on Wednesday following a tip-off from a government agency that documented complaints by earlier victims, said Chief Superintendent Reginald Villasanta.

"We have rescued 29 (Filipinas) who were duped into promises of an instant wealthy life through marriage with Korean gentlemen," Villasanta, head of a police organised crime task force, said in a statement.

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