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44 Belchertown Road, Amherst, MA USA 01002 Tel: +413.253.9227 Fax: +413.256.8960 Email: [email protected] Hidden Costs in the Global Economy: Human Trafficking of Philippine Males in Maritime, Construction and Agriculture Grant # S-­૒GTIP-­૒07-­૒GR-­૒007
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Verité Trafficking in Persons Report on Philippine Men | 2 Table of Contents: Introduction 4 A. Program Goal B. Methodology C. Legal Context Phase I: Identifying the Sectors 11 A. Maritime Profile: Taiwan Fishing Industry Case Study: Toto, recruited for fishing and trafficked for criminal activities B. Construction Case Study: Ahmed, Construction Worker from Sabah, detained and deported C. Agriculture Case Study: Eric, Trafficked Twice to Palm Plantations in Sabah Phase II: Profile of the Trafficked Filipino Man 22 A. Profile Sources B. Process of Selection C. Socio-economic status D. Demographics E. Skill-level F. Brokerage Experience Profile: Focus on interviews with Tausug-Muslim men from Tawi-tawi and Zamboanga G. Origin Profile: Impact of Origin on trafficking route to Sabah, Malaysia Case Study: Danilo, Sabah Fisherman without Papers, Trafficked into Imprisonment H. Education Case Study: The Case of Rico, a well-educated automotive designer Case Study: Erwin, an engineer trafficked to Iraq Phase III: Assessment: Identifying Risks and Protections 33 A. Transnational context B. International context C. Gender bias D. Culture & Demographics Conclusions and Recommendations 35 Appendix 39 A. Case Studies 1-9 B. Government Sources, Definitions & Interpretation
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Verité Trafficking in Persons Report on Philippine Men | 3 i. Key legal concepts and terms related to human trafficking ii. International Conventions as Sources of Local Definitions iii. Key terms and concepts as defined by Philippine laws 1. R.A. 9201 2. R.A. 8042 C. Analysis of Trafficking in Malaysia D. Analysis of Trafficking in Taiwan E. Conference Reporting F. Interview Notes
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Verité Trafficking in Persons Report on Philippine Men | 4 INTRODUCTION One of the greatest “exports” of the Philippines is manpower. The Philippines has been a source of male workers for almost all parts of the world, particularly the Middle East, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, North America, and Europe. However, certain workforce mechanisms and policies in these developed countries exploit the vulnerabilities of male Filipino workers (OFWs) overseas. The working conditions in these developed countries, combined with the Filipino workers’ significant lack of education on relevant topics, results in migrant workers falling prey to unscrupulous employers and human traffickers. Many of these OFWs are promised jobs that often entail exploitation, violence, poor working conditions, and offer little hope for improvement. Little is known about the trafficking of Filipino men. In the Philippines, as in other countries, the focus of anti-trafficking policy, research, and law enforcement has been almost exclusively on women and children victims, and consequently, more information is known on the industries and destinations into which women and children are often trafficked.
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  • Spring '16
  • Filipino people, Filipino men, Filipino psychology, Men in the Philippines

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