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MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines and Indonesia have agreed to intensify efforts to crack down on human trafficking, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said yesterday.

In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Siegfred Mison said a delegation from Indonesia visited the country last week and met with him.

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QUEZON CITY, Feb 10 (PIA) -- With the successful signing of the peace negotiations with the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), we must now have serious efforts to address the practice of using children as combatants in armed conflict.

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MANILA (UPDATED) -- The death toll in the fighting between government forces and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) has reached 53, with 52 others wounded, the military said on Thursday night.

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By: Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com 
MANILA, Philippines – The needless violence is bad enough; but now, the military claims that ‘child soldiers’ were among the fatalities on the side of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) that engaged government forces in fighting since the weekend’s signing of final annexes to a peace pact with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
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BC man convicted of human trafficking

Friday, 28 June 2013 02:45

A man accused of keeping a Filipino nanny in domestic servitude is the first person to be convicted of human trafficking in B.C.

A jury on Wednesday night found Franco Orr guilty of one count of human trafficking, one count of misrepresenting facts that could induce an error and one count of employing a foreign national illegally.

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MANILA - A man who brought his family's Filipina nanny illegally to Canada and made her work 16 hours a day for about two years was found guilty of human trafficking by a British Columbia Supreme Court jury last week.

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Cook jailed for human trafficking

Friday, 28 June 2013 02:45

The Court of First Instance also found the Filipina defendant, M.R., guilty of facilitating prostitution by two other female compatriots. The two other women, J.S. and J.V., aged 27 and 35, were sentenced to one year in prison each.

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A former New Zealand hockey international has appeared in court accused of sexually abusing four young Filipino boys at a beach resort.

Hilton Reece Munro, 45, was charged with human trafficking and child abuse last week.

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By Cormac O'Keeffe
Irish Examiner Reporter

In its Trafficking in Persons Report 2013, the US department of state said 48 trafficking victims were identified in Ireland in 2012, 23 of them children, including 19 children in the “commercial sex” trade.

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MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The government vowed today to exert more efforts in addressing the problem of human trafficking after the United States has retained the country under Tier 2 status.

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte, in a news briefing, said that while the US State Department kept the Philippines at Tier 2, Washington has acknowledged some of the Aquino administration's actions against human trafficking.

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