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The Regional Inter-agency Council Against Trafficking (RIACAT) has intensified its campaign through massive information dissemination in Cagayan Valley Region.
RIACAT member Prosecutor Carolyn Deray, said there were already 16 cases filed in court and one was already prosecuted last year.
She said the council has became very active in implementing the trafficking in persons law in the region since its reactivation last year.
Philippine National Police (PNP) Inspector Alpiniano Dorado, said the police and other concerned agencies also integrated in their community immersions and dialogues topics on anti-trafficking law to educate the public especially in the barangay level.
“We received numerous reports on violation of the RA 9208, especially cases of recruiting minor women as guest relation officers in night spots in the different towns here,” Dorado said .
Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Overseas Workers Welfare Agency(OWWA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), departments of social welfare and development(DSWD) and interior and local governments (DILG)
ENSURED INTERVENTIONS TO HELP VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING ESPECIALLY ON LIVELIHOOD OPPORTUNITIES AS WELL AS SKILLS TRAININGS FOR THEIR FAMILY.