DOJ asks SC for aid in resolving 308 human trafficking cases

June 17, 2010 8:30 pm 

MANILA, June 17 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) will coordinate with Supreme Court (SC) in expediting the resolution of 308 cases of human trafficking now pending in various courts in the country.

Assistant Chief State Prosecutor Severino Gana, Jr., DOJ Anti-Trafficking Task Force chairman, on Thursday said that the task force would intensify the monitoring and continuous implementation of the rules and regulations against human trafficking so that the Philippines will not drop to Tier-3 category.

Gana said that if the country remain in the United States' watchlist with several human trafficking cases and drop to Tier-3 category, the Philippines would not anymore receive civil assistance, economic and military aid, as well as the withholding of the trainings for public officials.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier said that the Philippines was one of the countries in the world with a high number of human trafficking cases, particularly on sex trading of women. (PNA)

RMA/PTR

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