Today is: Thu, May 23, 2013
US Embassy, Iloilo strengthen drive vs human trafficking
THE United States Embassy in the Philippines and the Iloilo City Government are all-out in the campaign against human trafficking with an Anti-Trafficking-in-Persons (TIP) presentation on March 3, beginning at 3 p.m. at The Atrium, SM City Iloilo.
US Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Leslie Bassett and US Agency for International Development (USAid) Mission Director Gloria D. Steele, along with Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, will lead the call for all Ilonggos to join the campaign.
The event will feature a screening of a TIP documentary, as well as a special appearance by Filipino actor celebrity Jericho Rosales who will share his advocacy on human trafficking.
The Philippines is a signatory to an international pact against human trafficking and laws were drafted to protect the victims, especially unsuspecting women.
The US Government, through the USAid, is supporting a number of activities with the Government of the Philippines and civil society organizations to raise awareness on trafficking, bolster efforts to prosecute traffickers, and protect the victims rescued from modern day slave traders.
The event is being implemented as part of "America in 3D," a celebration of Filipino-American friendship, showcasing American culture, US business and US Embassy services in the Philippines. (LCP)