Katie Ford is the CEO of the Katie Ford Foundation. Formerly the Global Ambassador for Free the Slaves and the CEO of Ford Models, Inc., Ford is an influential activist in the anti-slavery movement. Here, she writes about the anti-slavery PSA the Katie Ford Foundation produced for the Philippines. The PSA begins: “So many people dream of working abroad, to secure a better future read more >
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Global Nations Inquirer: Indie film tackles human trafficking to Sabah: “The issue on human trafficking is like a song whose lyrics and melody everyone knows but which still remains unsung. Unknown to most city dwellers, even in the Philippines, human trafficking is very much rampant.” Independent fiction film “Halaw: Ways of the Sea” follows Filipino migrant workers as they illegally cross the border into Malaysia in search of work. The stories are based on real case studies of human read more >
The New York Times recently published a profile on boxing champion and newly-minted Philippine congressman, Manny Pacquiao. Back in August, we wrote about Mr. Pacquiao’s dedication to eradicating modern day slavery. He gave a stirring speech at an anti-trafficking event, where he declared “an all-out war against human trafficking.”
Nowadays, his earnings are in the millions, but Pacquiao comes from one of the poorest slums in one of the poorest areas of the Philippines. And his congressional seat was not read more >
The Philippine government rescued 268 victims of human trafficking Wednesday night. Justice Secretary Leila De Lima made the announcement at a press conference this morning, Philippine news network GMA reported today.
The raids were conducted with the cooperation of the Philippine National Police, the National Bureau of Investigation and the government Inter Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT).
The 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report put out by the U.S. State Department last June put the Philippines on the Tier read more >
As Congressman of the Sarangani province in the Philippines, boxing champion Manny Pacquiao seems to be making the eradication of slavery and human trafficking a high priority. In July, about a month after being sworn into the House of Representatives, Pacquiao spoke at an anti-human trafficking event in Manila, “gamely posing for the media wearing red boxing gloves,” (as one report put it) and declaring “an all-out war against human trafficking.”
The latest news? There is zero budget in the government read more >