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FILCOM IN BELGIUM BRIEFED ON TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

In cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in Brussels, some pro bono lawyers from the Philippines conducted a lecture on anti-human trafficking laws and regulations of the Philippines before the Filipino community in Belgium on 31 July 2016, a day after the world day against trafficking in persons.  The lawyers also discussed about family and property laws and issues and conducted free legal consultation on the same day after a Sunday mass at the Filipino chaplaincy church.

Atty. Pingki Bernabe of the International Pro Bono Alliance (IPBA) emphasized the need to be vigilant against the means employed by enterprising traffickers in exploiting Filipinos especially women and minors who are eager to work abroad.  She explained the moment a recruit senses exploitation, he or she must immediately inform authorities especially officers of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT).  IBPA, a Bulacan-based organization of pro bono lawyers, has been conducting lectures and free legal aid clinic in other parts of the world including Hongkong, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur and actively networks with foreign pro bono lawyers for the benefit of migrant workers.

Before the lecture and legal aid clinic, Atty. Bernabe and her team met in Brussels Amb. Victoria Bataclan who briefed them on the concerns of Filipinos residing and working in Belgium and Luxembourg. Atty. Bernabe’s team will conduct similar activities in other European cities like Paris, Milan, Vienna, The Hague and Cologne.

 

Philippine Embassy in Brussels

 

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