Filipina minors are getting duped into working abroad illegally

AUTHORITIES in the Philippines are on the alert for an alarming trend of underage Filipinas attempting to leave the country with forged passports and travel documents to work abroad. According to immigration, officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) have caught a total of 114 girls aged below 21 years old since June. Immigration Deputy Commissioner and Port Operations Division chief Marc Red Mariña said in the same month, officials also barred 67 people from leaving the country after they confessed to being minors, The Inquirer reported. SEE ALSO: Duterte brings home over 100 stranded Filipino workers from Saudi Arabia   All the travellers carried passports that showed they were of adult age, the official said. They even possessed valid working visas, employment permits and contracts. “It is evident that these young women were victimised by syndicates that specialise in the procurement of documents to make it appear that they are old enough to work abroad,” he was quoted as saying. Rescue The Bureau of Immigration’s revelation comes after a series of raids that led to the rescue of dozens of women who were illegally recruited from the country’s impoverished southern region. In July, police said some of the 40 women rescued were minors recruited in Mindanao to work as domestic workers in Saudi Arabia. On Aug 2, authorities stopped four girls who were attempting to depart for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to work as household maids in the middle eastern country. The girls were later handed over to the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking. ... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Filipina minors are getting duped into working abroad illegally, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Filipina minors are getting duped into working abroad illegally





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Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Tuesday, 14 August, 2018



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