01 July 2016
Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT)
30 June 2016
01 July 2016
Paterno Esmaquel II
|SUSPECTED TRAFFICKERS. A Filipino couple, suspected of engaging in trafficking in persons and child pornography, is escorted at the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila, Philippines, on April 26, 2016. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA|
MANILA, Philippines – For the first time, the Philippines met the minimum standards of the United States against human trafficking, a $150-billion global industry that includes prostitution, forced labor, and other forms of modern-day slavery.
14 June 2016
Office of the Spokesperson
June 13, 2016
On June 10, 2016, under the leadership of the United States and the Republic of the Philippines, the Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative published the “Global Guidelines to Protect Migrants in Countries Experiencing Conflict or Natural Disaster.” The initiative was co-led by the United States and the Republic of the Philippines and, recognizing that no country is immune to conflict or natural disaster, publication of the guidelines follows two years of consultations with governments in all regions of the world and with a wide range of private sector employers, civil society, diaspora and migrant organizations. Expert input and promising practices were incorporated into this set of Guidelines that promote the principles of saving lives, call for migrants to get assistance in emergencies without discrimination, and foster respect for the human rights of migrants, regardless of immigration status.
17 June 2016
CFO Press Release
No country is immune to conflict or natural disaster. When such crises erupt, migrants that are present in the country experiencing a crisis can fall through the cracks of emergency and post-crisis responses. Recognizing this reality, the United States and the Philippines, after two years of global, broad and inclusive consultation process, launched the “GUIDELINES TO PROTECT MIGRANTS IN COUNTRIES EXPERIENCING CONFLICT OR NATURAL DISASTER” at UN Headquarters, New York on June 15, 2016.
13 June 2016
CFO PRESS RELEASE
As a commitment to building a more inclusive and development-oriented financial system, especially for the poor, President Benigno Aquino III signed on June 2, 2016, Executive Order No. 208, ordering the establishment of Financial Inclusion Steering Committee. Financial inclusion or an inclusive financial system is a state wherein there is effective access to a wide range of financial products and services by all.
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Opening Remarks on the Launch of the Guidelines to Protect Migrants in Countries Experiencing Conflict or Natural Disaster - MIGRANTS IN COUNTRIES CRISIS (MICIC) INITIATIVE
ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York
15 June 2016
The President's Speech
Kagalang-galang Benigno S. Aquino III
Pangulo ng Pilipinas
sa 2016 GOCC Dividends Day
[Inihayag sa Bulwagang Rizal, Palasyo ng Malacañan, noong ika-23 ng Mayo 2016]