CITY OF SAN FERNANDO---An alleged "recruiter" and two suspected "victims" were intercepted recently by officers of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) at the Clark International Airport.
The alleged recruiter and the two female victims were about to board a Cebu Pacific Airlines flight bound for Hong Kong on May 22, 2023 when intercepted by personnel of BI’s Travel Control and Enforcement Unit (TCEU).
BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said the three passengers initially claimed to be tourists bound for Hong Kong.
The two alleged "recruits" told authorities that they will be working as nannies for their companion named “Pauline”, 60, who was travelling with two children.
When TCEU officers interviewed the three separately, they found out that they were bound for the United Arab Emirates to work as household service workers, and were offered a salary of 1,600 Dirhams.
The female recruits told authorities that they learned about the employment via Facebook. The two added they were allegedly instructed to travel with “Pauline” and her alleged children and pretend they were her employees.
The alleged recruiter and victims are in the custody of the Clark International Airport Inter Agency Council Against Trafficking for further investigation.
(From: Clark International Airport's Facebook)
May 29, 2023
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