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24/01/2011: PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN GUAM AND POLO-SAIPAN JOIN COMMUNITY OUTREACH ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN GUAM AND POLO-SAIPAN JOIN COMMUNITY OUTREACH ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The Philippine Consulate General, led by Consul General Bayani S. Mercado, and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Saipan (POLO-Saipan) thru Labor Representative Carmelina Velasquez, participated in the Anti-Human Trafficking Community Outreach organized by the Office of the US Attorney for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands held at the Guam Premier Outlet last Saturday, 15 January 2010.

The community outreach aimed to disseminate information on and educate people in Guam about the rising global issue of human trafficking.  Government of Guam offices such as the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Education, as well as non-governmental institutions participated in the event.

The Consulate General and POLO-Saipan distributed information materials on Republic Act 9208 otherwise known as the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 and flyers containing tips on how to recognize victims of trafficking.  The materials contained Filipino translations as they are primarily intended to reach the Filipino immigrant and migrant worker communities on the island.END