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i.V i*’ ( d i f i r t o f f h < * . > - r r f 'ir . SEVENTEENTH CONGRESS OF THE ] REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES ] First Regular Session ] S.B. No. SENATE 992 *16 AUG-8 P1 37 !?Y: Introduced by SEN. WIN GATCHALIAN AN ACT ESTABLISHING A HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION I EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR THE YOUTH AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS} THEREFOR EXPLANATORY NOTE According to the 201,4 Trafficking in Persons Report released by the U.S. Department of State the Philippines rem ains to be a Tier 2 countiy, meaning that our government has yet to meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. In 2014, the Department of Social Welfare and Development reported assisting 1,824 hum an trafficking victims natiomvide. This official statistic is rhost likely a mere fraction of the actual num ber which includes unreported cases. These crimes often go
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Unformatted text preview: unreported because victims lack information on hum an traificking, and the families of victims accept the situation as normal. Human trafficking in all of its forms, including &lt;orced labor and sexual exploitation, is a crime: fundam entally repugnant to the values of the State and the basic dignity and rights of the Filipino. The lack: of understanding and awareness of hum an trafficking continues to facilitate a culture of im punity for the perpetrators, and a burden of injustice for the victims. The Stat m ust assum e a larger role in stopping trafficking at its source - by educating potential victims about the dangers of trafficking and instructing them on how...
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