DOJ Annual Report 2008

Abstract:

INTER-AGENCY COUNCIL AGAINST TRAFFICKING
The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) is a body created by Republic Act No. 9208, otherwise known as the “Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003”. The Council is composed of the Secretary of Justice as the Chairperson, DSWD Secretary as Co-Chair, Heads of six (6) other Departments and Agencies, and three (3) representatives from children, women and overseas Filipino worker sectors. The Secretariat for the Council is also with the DOJ.

The IACAT is mandated to formulate, promulgate, initiate, coordinate and monitor policies, programs, projects, activities and other courses of action that will prevent and suppress the trafficking in persons (TIP), as well as monitor/coordinate the implementation of RA 9208.
By the end of 2008, there have been 13 convictions involving 15 persons for violation of RA 9208, as follows:
• 2 convictions, Batangas City, November 15 and 28, 2005, respectively (2 persons)
• 1 conviction, Zamboanga City, November 29, 2005 (3 persons)
• 4 convictions, Quezon City, December 8, 2005 (2 persons)
• 1 conviction, Zamboanga City, March 27, 2007 (1 person)
• 1 conviction, Cebu City, July 20, 2007 (2 persons)
• 1 conviction, Davao City, July 27, 2007 (1 persons)
• 1 conviction, Batangas City, March 10, 2008 (1 person)
• 1 conviction, Zamboanga City, October 28, 2008 (1 person)
• 1 conviction, Parañaque City, November 27, 2008 (2 persons)

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Source InstitutionDepartment of Justice
Source URLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0CjVCpVXAY&ebc=ANyPxKq21uJ6OU5XEA5DnhiiqvsoxJfG5vMcxfjjPPYxpIog-dbHhCRZuaizy8u0Sp70sNeV--6sBozhIsjlEcdwZwaFLVWisA
Page Count30
Place of PublicationManila
Original Publication DateJanuary 1, 2009
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